Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 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 nations.
The Chief Fundraising is responsible for and leads all fundraising activities in Mexico. This post will develop and realize individuals, corporate and philanthropy fundraising strategy that maximizes the CO potential and is in line with the global PFP plan. The Chief Fundraising will work under the general guidance of the Country Representative and is directly responsible for all Private Sector Fundraising results.
Purpose of the job
Under the general guidance of the Representative, responsible for overall coordination, planning, development and management of a resource mobilization and partnership strategy to engage relevant partners, raise the necessary funds and support accountability of transparent contribution management. The Chief Fundraising will be responsible for the analysis and management of the relationship with private and global partners and of all fundraising channels and activities, ensuring engaged and long-term partnerships, as well as flexible and unrestricted resources for the Mexico Country Office and, where possible, for UNICEF globally.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Impact of Results
This post will contribute with the organization’s goals as the incumbent will:
Competencies and level of proficiency required
Education: Advanced university degree or first bachelor degree and relevant equivalent background in Business Administration, Marketing, management, Communications, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Public Health, Education, or other related fields.
Experience:Eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels with progressively increasing responsibilities in Fundraising. Fundraising experience is essential. Extent experience in fundraising with individual donors and understanding of corporate social responsibility is an asset.
Language Requirements:Fluency in English and Spanish required