Jun 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Fund Raising Specialist, P-3, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, #92863

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Saudi Arabia
Closing date: 29 Jun 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.**For every child, Hope**

In order to respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged children, UNICEFworksactively with its private sector partners to mobilize resources for the implementation of our country programmes.

How can you make a difference?

In the role ofFundraising Specialist, as part of an integrated (public and private sector) approach to resource mobilization in the region, you will develop and drive the establishment and growth of strategic partnerships with a focus on foundations, funds, trusts and major donors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in order to maximize resources and support for UNICEF programs to achieve results for children.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Identify potential new strategic partnerships with foundations, funds, trusts and major donors in KSA, and pursues the establishment of such new partnerships.
  2. Manage existing partnerships with foundations, funds, trusts and major donors in KSA, ensuring optimal stewardship of the relationship with such donors.
  3. Keep up to date with latest developments in the Gulf Area’s resource mobilization environment, and contribute to the development of UNICEF’s integrated (public and private sector) resource mobilization strategy for the region with a focus on foundations, funds, trusts and major donors in KSA.
  4. Develop an annual work plan after implementing the appropriate market research for the introduction and implementation of a methodological and profitable fundraising program with a focus on foundations, funds, trusts and major donors in KSA, including a budget for expenses and projected revenues.
  5. Adequately and effectively supervise the work of the NOB Fundraising Officer based in Riyadh. Provides guidance in terms of an appropriate corporate sector engagement in the KSA.
  6. Maintain up to date donor data and track effectively and systematically the donor management cycle (moves management system)
  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.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  1. Advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in international development, social sciences, business administration, management, marketing, fundraising or a related field. A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in combination with two addition years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu or the advanced university degree.
  2. Minimum five years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience, at least three of which should be in fundraising and/or philanthropy with a focus on foundations, funds, trusts and major donors fundraising at a global level and preferably in KSA.
  3. At least two years of previous experience in managing people with a focus on results.
  4. Knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy is required, as is an understanding of international development and UNICEF’s programmatic work.
  5. Knowledge of the resource mobilization landscape in the Gulf and the wider MENA region would be an asset.
  6. Excellent command of English is required. Good working knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


How to apply:

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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2rJc7bq