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Chief Private Sector Partnerships


  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Senior level - P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Org. Setting and Reporting
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for an outstanding Chief of Private Sector Partnerships, to take on one of the most incredible fundraising roles in the world. This is a rare opportunity for a brilliant fundraiser to lead a small and highly capable team to deliver results in an organization that wants you to succeed, in order to meet the massively growing needs of Palestine refugees. If you are a dynamic, visionary and values-based fundraising leader and are looking for an opportunity to make a simply extraordinary difference, this role might be perfect for you. This might be the job of a lifetime. The Chief Private Sector Partnerships reports to the Director of Partnerships.
Leads the global business development of private partnerships as per the Private Sector Partnerships strategy, including planning, budgeting and the implementation of activities related to private sector engagements/fundraising with a focus on digital giving, high value donors and Islamic Philanthropy; seeking and strengthening partnership opportunities and analyzing potential for cooperation; follows up closely on the development of relationships with the identified partners. Is responsible for the results-based management of the Private Sector Partnerships Division continual development, primarily based on outreach and fundraising strategies targeting private sector partners, including high net worth individuals/high value donors, private foundations, and corporations to attract wider support (financial and non-financial) for the work of UNRWA. Provides expert advice for the development of Private Sector Partnerships within a specific region, in close cooperation with relevant colleagues in the Public Partnerships division, and co-leads on. Manages and liaises with private sector partners, new and old, including corporate partners, foundations and high net worth individuals, to foster their support and grow these income streams; liaises with internal interlocutors including field offices, HQ departments and representative offices as necessary. Works with UNRWA’s existing National Committees and other partners on the development of strategies and projects to raise private sector funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations for activities within UNRWA's budget; oversees the development of sustainable income from other private partnerships funding streams, focusing, especially, on attracting Islamic Giving and digital fundraising; evaluates opportunities to set up new committees. Leads efforts to establish new UNRWA national associations, including through analysis of local contexts and markets, elaboration of investment models, advising the management of the department and the leadership of the Agency in a data-driven approach. Under the guidance of ERCD management, represents the Agency in relevant high-level inter-agency groups working on private partnerships. Develops monitoring systems to measure private sector success; ensures work plans, technical guidelines, methodologies and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are developed, established and implemented as part of the broader fundraising/resource mobilization plans. Oversees the development of proposals and reports with concerned parties. Ensures that the digital fundraising team’s work coheres with that of the broader ERCD; liaises with the Communications division for coherence of messaging, style and branding. Ensures that due diligence on human, financial and operational resources related to private partners is conducted in line with UNRWA’s regulatory framework.
UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Planning and Organizing Leading and Supervising Relating and Networking Formulating Strategies and Concepts Deciding and Initiating Action For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in the field of international/public relations, marketing, advertising or business administration and/or management or another related discipline,
Job - Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
At least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in private sector fundraising, including extensive and proven experience working in an international context and delivering fundraising programmes across multiple countries with demonstrable insights into regional and market opportunities and challenges is required. Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, at least two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of citizenship is required Extensive, recent, and direct experience, within the last five years, and proven track record in private sector fundraising with a comprehensive understanding of all main private sector fundraising techniques (digital, legacies, monthly giving, major donors, corporate and foundations fundraising, events) is required. At least five years of proven managerial experience in leading private sector fundraising teams is required. Experience in giving presentations to high level audiences is required. Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in the field of international/public relations, marketing, advertising or business administration and/or management or another related discipline is required Knowledge of UNRWA’s activities, operations, and services is desirable. Knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-political realities, refugee and displacement issues and their socio-cultural implications is desirable. Familiarity with United Nations administration/financial policies and human resources practices is desirable.
Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension. The incumbent may be required to travel whenever requested to meet partners globally and to support the establishment of partnership offices in emerging partnership countries. Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in Inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post. Join our eco-friendly organization dedicated to environment sustainability and targeting to be plastic free by 2025. Equivalency: A first level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. NB: work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit:
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups. At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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