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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Switzerland: Consultant: Individual Giving Specialist (364 days, 20% time)

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.


In close collaboration with several UNICEF teams including, Market Development, Country Office Development and Support team (CODAS) Regional Support Centres, ICT and Division of Communication provide strategic guidance and technical support to UNICEF on issues linked to Individual Giving fundraising. This includes:

  • Power of Nutrition direct marketing test in the UK – lead on PFP planning and project management, subsequent evaluation of the test and prepare plan for further roll out in UK and other markets.
  • Individual Audience Strategy – identify and provide guidance and support on defining areas of the IA strategy that needs further development to support fundraising
  • Individual Giving Strategy - provide guidance and support on rolling out the IG strategy in priority markets
  • Provide strategic, technical and marketing support for fundraising and engagement in National Committees and Country Offices
  • Advice on global investment allocation and support the development of investment applications, as well as the subsequent implementation and monitoring of these programs;
  • Other ad hoc opportunities as they arise, but not to the detriment of core deliverables.
  • Risk management - The incumbent will remain sensitive to risk in the programs that he/she is supporting, and escalate as necessary.

Expected results (measurable results)

The incumbent will have a significant impact on UNICEF private sector income from high priority markets. The overall success of private sector income generation is built upon the success of fundraising in individual markets, therefore this role directly contributes to the achievement of the overall private sector income goals for UNICEF.

The specific, measurable results for this consultancy will be:

  • Effective project management of power of Nutrition test from the PFP Perspective.
  • Development of a roll out plan for new tests.
  • Identify and describe areas in the IA strategy that has significant impact on the IG Strategy
  • Ad hoc workshops with FRS and markets on rolling out the IG strategy
  • Production of final draft of new IG strategy
  • Implementation plans for rolling out the IG Strategy
  • High quality support on ad hoc initiatives

Working relationships

Supervisor – Head of Individual Giving, Fundraising Services.

Peer group – Individual Giving team, Fundraising specialists, Fundraising Services unit,

Key contacts – Chief Fundraising Services, Market Development Unit, CODAS, Digital Section, DOC, Regional Support Centres, National Committees, country offices, corporate unit.

Skills, technical background and experience required

Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum 8 years marketing and fundraising experience.

Fluency in English is required, and with additional language competency considered an asset.

Location and expected travel

Location flexible. Some travel to PFP Geneva and markets will be expected.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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.

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