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Fund Raising Associate, (GS-6), TA, #116335, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-16

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Under the supervision of the Partnerships Specialist (P-3), the Fundraising Associate (GS6) provides support for the implementation and execution of activities of the corporate alliances area and the individuals giving ensuring timely results and in accordance with UNICEF standards and regulations.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

Recently, strategic alliances with the private sector have made it possible for companies to participate in UNICEF Dominican Republic’s programmes and communication campaigns. With the support of UNICEF's Business Advisory Council, we are positioning Children's Rights and Business Principles in the social responsibility agenda. The impact of the tourism sector's work on the protection and eradication of commercial sexual exploitation, funds donations from private entities to finance programs, as well as the contribution of companies to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), puts the private sector as a key player in achieving results. Besides the individual giving is part of the sustainability of the fundraising strategy and the CO has begun to acquire individual donations through different channels. To contribute with the Business for Results and the individual fundraising objectives proposed in the new Cooperation Programme 2018-2022, UNICEF Dominican Republic requires contracting additional support to continue working with the private sector and individuals pledge donors. A stronger Section will allow the Lead to focus on technical and strategic support for the implementation of Business for Results and Individual fundraising strategy within the Country Programme.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

a) With guidance of the supervisor, support the monitoring of financial and non-financial agreements with the private sector, including individuals giving in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives and in the implementation of the strategy of fundraising with partners

  • Analyse market trends, identify opportunities and potential corporate partners to establish contact databases.
  • Draft UNICEF proposals through targeted presentations for potential corporate partners for the supervisors’ approval.
  • Monitor and follow up on existing agreements and action plans with corporate partners on a regular basis to ensure targets are met.
  • Support in the design of marketing and communication materials for business. 

 

b) Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, support the individuals fundraising area by providing assistance on quality planning, monitoring and evaluation to improve performance management of the F2F campaigns. The incumbent will perform a closer supervision and monitoring to the F2F agencies and fundraisers to ensure timely decision making to assure good quality and quantity results in the donors’ acquisition process.

  • Support the individuals fundraising area by providing assistance on quality planning, monitoring and evaluation to improve performance management of the F2F campaigns.
  • The incumbent will perform a closer supervision and monitoring to the F2F agencies and fundraisers to ensure timely decision making to assure good quality and quantity results in the donors’ acquisition process.
  • Support in the effective implementation of face to face campaigns, focusing on human resources aspects (such as recruitment, training, motivation) and quality of work. Most of these activities must be performed closer to the fundraisers and the provider (in field).
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of face to face fundraising efforts.

 

c) Support with the logistics of the UNICEF Business Advisory Council Meetings

  • Support capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with council members, caterers and hosts.
  • Arrange times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaise with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepare background materials for participants
  • Prepare and maintain agendas on meetings and events and minutes related to the work group commitments and recommendations.

 

d) Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of communication and media strategies for corporate partnerships section and individuals giving.

  • With the supervisor’s guidance liaise with corporate partner’s communication department to effectible implement strategies.
  • Support and coordinate with the UNICEF’s communication section to formulate and design communication materials such as: audiovisual materials, scripts, layout and publishing, materials for business events print, media and press.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls.
  • Communicates routine and some non-routine information pertaining to the work of the team.
  • Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital; and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.
  • Provide technical support to the preparation of the face to face fundraising plan and campaigns calendar, objectives, metrics and KPIs.
  • Prepare and analyze the campaigns KPIs and the investment requirements.
  • Provide technical support in the establishment of campaign KPIs and criteria (reporting, systems, performance evaluation, goals).
  • Prepare preliminary documentation of the project, work plans, budgets and proposals for implementation agreements.

 

e) Administrative Support for the Corporate Alliances Section

  • Monitor budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
  • Provide follow up on donation justifications, invoices and check/transfer receipt with the Operations section.
  • Carry out transactions in VISION pertaining funds management of his/her section such as registering grant allotment, creating funds commitments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Facilitate the solicitation of vendors, service providers and suppliers that provide a service to the section. This includes making necessary logistical arrangements for obtaining quotations, preparing terms of reference and liaising with the operations section for contracting of consultants, vendors and suppliers.
  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in his/her section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings.
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to social responsibility, fundraising, communications, media, social media, journalism, marketing and/or public relations. 
  • University degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in social responsibility and social communication will be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in social responsibility, social communication, communication, media, fundraising and/or marketing.  Experience working for communication related work units or cross-functional teams is an asset. Experience working with Child Rights Organizations is desirable.  Experience working for international organizations, government organizations or UN Agencies is an asset.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (2)

View our competency framework at: Download File CF_Short_Brochure_Jan2020_FIN3.pdf

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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