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For every child, An Advocate…
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, 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. 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 a nation.
The Resource Mobilization and partnerships section at India Country Office works to maximize income and drive income growth. There are 3 units within the RMP section. Within the Partnerships unit, the purpose of the National Committee Partnerships team is to drive impact through partnerships with the private sector, defined as financial resources in addition to other valuable assets and opportunities, through UNICEF’s internal network of offices, to optimize the value of the partnership to achieve UNICEF’s strategic goals.
How can you make a difference?
The team supports India Country Office with partnership strategies and in securing partnership that bring quality income to deliver programmes for children in India.
In addition to the Corporate sector, the Partnerships team also drives best in class alliances with High Net Worth Individuals, Foundations and from UNICEF internal network. It also develops the partnerships strategy and internal processes to ensure efficient and effective coordination across all UNICEF actors.
The National Committees are an integral part of UNICEF’s global organization and a unique feature of UNICEF. Currently there are 33 National Committees in the world, each established as an independent local non-governmental organization. Under the general supervision of the Partnerships Manager, Partnerships, the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategy, implementation and technical oversight, recommendations, planning and evaluation of fundraising strategies with the objective of acquiring and growing partnerships lead by UNICEF National Committees funding India Country Office programmes. This includes building relationships and strategies with National Committees as well as creating new opportunities for funding of India Country Office programmes and managing and overseeing existing grants.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
- Working closely with National Committees, develop strategies that match their fundraising objectives while also aligning with India Country Office funding needs. This proactive approach of working with National Committees will require identifying and build relationships with key stakeholders in key National Committees.
- Respond and ensure quality and prompt response to inquiries from National Committees regarding opportunities for funding programmes or profiling India programmes abroad.
- Collaborate with relevant internal partners, especially with Programme and Field Office teams to ensure appropriate management of National Committees grants. This will include both the creation of concept notes/proposals as well as reports and other stewardship activities.
- Enhance RMP efficiency and effectiveness through monitoring of income projections, income reporting, grant and reports monitoring and all other business intelligence tools to ensure India Country Offices has a sustainable source of income through National Committees.
- Manage Field visits and other stewardships activities related directly to National Committees or their partners.
- Ensure quality and timely donor reports as a key stewardship material towards both National Committees and their partners.
- Oversee other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, especially in agreed strategic plan which ensures maximum effectiveness of fund availability from new donors as well as maximum diversification of risks.
- Supervise, oversee and monitor Officer(s), Assistant(s) and/or consultants(s).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Marketing, Business Administration or closely related fields is required.
- A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- Five years of relevant professional work experience in acquiring new high value partners like Business, Foundations and Major Donors. Experience in working or managing National Committees preferred. Fundraising experience will be a preference.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- 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)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
- Nurtures, leads and manages people (1)
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
- This position is based in New Delhi (India). The vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As per the UNICEF Staff Selection Policy, the definition of “internal” is only applicable to UNICEF staff members holding a permanent, continuing or FT appointment.
- Selected applicants will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
- 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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Advertised: 09 Feb 2023 India Standard Time
Deadline: 22 Feb 2023 India Standard Time
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