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Chief Private Sect Partners Of

Geneva (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Geneva (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-11

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Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Chief Private Sector Partnership Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Chief Private Sector Partnership Officer is a senior managerial position within the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) country or multi-country operation and is part of a larger PSP team expected to manage, co-ordinate, advise and support PSP markets in their respective area of responsibility (AOR). The Chief Private Sector Fundraising Officer is playing an integral part in the global PSP goal and strategy to raise 1 Billion USD annually.
The incumbent serves as advisor and liaison person within the AOR, between the assigned Country Offices/National Associations, HQs, and the respective Bureau.
The incumbent will set strategy, implement the PSP budget and could also be called on to develop new and/or support existing markets/programmes within the AOR.
The Chief Private Sector Partnership Officer will be coordinating closely with regional, multi-country and country offices and functions and represent the PSP management in the pursuit of delivering PSP plans and strategy. In addition, the incumbent will lead and be responsible for the performance and development of all investments and staff under the AOR.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

- Implement the PSP strategy and align it to the AOR as appropriate in line with and supporting the global vision.
- Oversee the development and endorsement of the PSP Annual Communication and Fundraising Plans, Budgets and Reports, in agreement with the respective Bureau Director and Representative(s) in order to ensure PSP¿s alignment with country approach.
- Provide advice and guidance to the Regional Bureau and Country Operations, listen to their concerns and take into considerations their perspective on matters pertaining to private sector fundraising and engagement, including shared value engagement and issues in support of the Global Compact on Refugees.
- Stay abreast of geopolitical events with potential impact on the performance and results of the PSP operation within the AOR.
- Ensure plans are prepared to cope with unforeseen events, impacting optimal performance of the concerned PSP AOR in its pursuit of global goals.
- Develop and foster relations with key corporate partners, foundations, trusts and high net worth individuals that require stewardship within the AOR.
- Channel as appropriate any application to the National Growth Fund (NGF) in line with Annual Plans and opportunities arising in each market.
- Manage and ensure timely reporting on UNHCR¿s PSP investments within the AOR (including through the NGF).
- Serve as advisor to the Head of PSP Service and respective Bureau Director and Representative(s) on matters pertaining to private sector engagement, partnerships and fundraising within the AOR.
- Recommend and oversee any new market entry in the AOR and analyse the competitive environment (key performance indicators) to monitor private sector fundraising performance and make recommendations to the supervisor.
- Approve forecasts and reporting on PSP activities and performance within the AOR; evaluate the fundraising effectiveness and make timely recommendations to achieve or surpass targets.
- In coordination with the Country Representative(s), elevate the standing of UNHCR among the private sector and the public at large through strategic engagement with corporations, business leaders and opinion influencers.
- Act as focal point for PSP international working groups, task forces, special projects and other strategic and management tasks as and when required.
- Ensure that private sector engagement across the AOR, including shared value engagement, is systematically mapped and streamlined, and that applicable policies and guidelines are complied with, particularly with regard to due diligence and in-kind donations.
- Manage PSP country level supporter engagement, communications, advocacy initiatives and campaigns and make sure these, are developed in an integrated manner with key Country Office counterparts with clear KPIs and accountabilities.
- Aligned with PSP global emergency team ensure maximum leverage of emergency fundraising opportunities across the AOR.
- Act as focal point for non-PSP markets local fundraising efforts with a developed action planning process and resources that support professional and productive activities for offices that are not PSP.
- Advise the respective Regional Bureau Director and Country Representative(s) and key counterparts of the opportunities and challenges of operational partnerships and link PSP¿s Operational Partnership team into relevant and strategic initiatives.
- In close cooperation with HQs remain on top of issues of organisation-wide reputational risk and ensure transparency vis-a-vis donors within the AOR.
- Serve and support the Country Office(s) within the AOR in matters that may arise and require senior leadership.
- Ensure that staff and financial resources are managed efficiently and are matching with operational requirements.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 - 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Business Administration;         Social sciences;         International relations;
Public administration; Business marketing; Political science;
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Not specified

Relevant Job Experience
- Minimum 10 years of senior management experience and responsibility overseeing multi-country or multi-disciplinary teams, of which at least 7 years of private sector fundraising experience in a not-for-profit organisation or in an international organisation.
- Proven expertise and up-to-date knowledge of PSP management of Private Sector Fundraising Investment portfolio, processes and procedures in existing and new private sector fundraising techniques including direct marketing and direct response fundraising, telemarketing, monthly donor programmes such as face-to-face, mass appeals, major donor fundraising, e-fundraising and emergency fundraising.
- Proven ability to work in a competitive, diverse and multicultural work environment.
- Ability to successfully manage private sector fundraising staff and meet market-competitive fundraising targets in PPH and IG.
- Proven experience in the full PPH fundraising cycle across multiple income streams like corporates, foundations, major donors and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI).
- Proven experience to manage accounts with (major) private donors, third parties and/or vendors.
- Current market knowledge of private sector fundraising in relevant core markets.
- Experience in starting up private sector fundraising market and programmes in new countries.

- Knowledge of humanitarian assistance and UN environment preferred.
- Understanding of the complexities of working with an international organization.
- Capacity to manage and engage multiple types of stakeholders.
- Aptitude for formal and informal networking.
- Represent UNHCR in assigned for a.
- Building trust with internal and external partners.

Functional Skills
CO-Strategic Communication
CO-Drafting and Documentation
PS-Fundraising - High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI)
PS-Private sector fundraising and partnerships
PS-Navigating the regional/local fundraising landscape
PS-Management of Private Sector Fundraising Investments in new markets
PS-Private sector partnerships and fundraising techniques
MG-Client Relationship Management
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. C001L4 - Accountability Level 4
C002L4 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 4
C003L4 - Communication Level 4
C004L4 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 4
C005L4 - Client & Result Orientation Level 4
C006L4 - Organizational Awareness Level 4
M001L4 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 4
M002L4 - Managing Performance Level 4
M006L4 - Managing Resources Level 4
M005L4 - Leadership Level 4
M003L4 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 4
M004L4 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 4
X005L4 - Planning and Organizing Level 4
X001L4 - Analytical Thinking Level 4
X008L4 - Stakeholder Management Level 4

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Please note that the closing date for vacancies advertised in this addendum is Tuesday 11 May 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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