Fund Raising Manager, P-4, Dubai, U.A.E, #87706

Mumbai

Under the guidance of, and working closely with, the Gulf Area Representative, and as part of an integrated (public and private sector)approach to resource mobilization in the region, develops and manages strategic partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations in the Gulf Area (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain), in order to maximize resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance of, and working closely with, the Gulf Area Representative, and as part of an integrated (public and private sector)approach to resource mobilization in the region, develops and manages strategic partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations in the Gulf Area (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain), in order to maximize resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. Identify potential new strategic partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations, and pursue the establishment of such new partnerships.
    • Key end result: The potential of such new partnerships is maximized in terms of resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children.
  2. Manage existing partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations, ensuring optimal stewardship of the relationship and overseeing the management of contributions.
    • Key end result: The potential of such existing strategic partnerships is maximized in terms of resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children.
  3. Keep up to date with latest political, economic, social and technological developments in the Gulf Area, and develop / adjust strategies and action plans accordingly.
    • key end result: Plans remain up-to-date and relevant, enabling the achievement of UNICEF's goals for resource mobilization in the Gulf Area.
  4. Oversee a communication and marketing strategy and its implementation, to support all fundraising efforts and partnerships.
    • key end result: A robust communication and marketing strategy is implemented, enhancing fundraising efforts and partnerships.
  5. Manages supervised staff for maximum results; ensures work plans are developed, monitored and evaluated, and ensures objectives and targets are achieved; identifies problems or alternative courses of action to improve delivery of results; leads staff to assure optimal performance.
    • key end result: The supervised staff perform effectively and efficiently.
  6. Manage the Dubai Office, and provide support as required to the Gulf Area Representative, including representing UNICEF as required in Dubai.
    • key end result: The Gulf Area Representative has on-the–ground support in Dubai to ensure the office operates efficiently and effectively. 
  7. Perform other duties as required to contribute to the achievement of UNICEF's goals for resource mobilization in the Gulf Area, as part of an integrated approach to resource mobilization.
    • key end result: The achievement of UNICEF's goals for resource mobilization in the Gulf Area.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in international development, social sciences, business administration, management, marketing, communication or fundraising.  A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience, at least three of which should be in fundraising through relationships with foundations and/or high net worth philanthropists.
  • Direct experience of managing high-level (multi-million dollar) partnerships, with exceptional skills in this area.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of fundraising and philanthropy is required, as is an understanding of international development.
  • At least three years experience of people management is required. 
  • Knowledge and experience of the Gulf Area context – and/or the Arab world - is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility theory and practice, and experience of working in international organizations, are additional assets.
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Drive for Results (Level III)
  • Communication (Level III)
  • Working with People (Level III)

Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level II)
  • Analysing (Level II)
  • Relating and Networking (Level II)
  • Planning and Organising (Level II)
  • Persuading and influencing (Level III)
  • Creating and Innovating (Level II)

To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-27

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