Chief Fund Raising

UN Children's Fund, Mexico

Skill Required:, FundraisingMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd October, 2017

Job Description

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

  • Provides leadership and direction in developing UNICEF Mexico’s overall Resource Mobilization and Partnerships strategy and implementation frameworks focused on global and private sector partners (including private individuals, philanthropic donors, and corporations in Mexico). Provide guidance and direction for planning, implementation, research and analysis of fundraising and building partnerships with global and local private partners.
  • Defines objectives and priorities related to target audience, fundraising and mobilization techniques/channels, needs for investment and resources, etc., and coordinates its implementation.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships team for all fundraising activities. Establishes work plans and budgets and monitors them within the UNICEF financial rules and policies.
  • Manages, leads and grows the Individuals Fundraising Programme together with the Individuals Fundraising Officer. Ensures alignment with the PFP at a regional and global level and the delivery of investment commitments. Highlights barriers to achievement of goals and seeks to overcome these barriers.
  • Takes an active role in identifying, approaching and negotiating partner relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals who may potentially become major donors to UNICEF in Mexico. Designs and develops concepts for partners’ engagement activities in coordination with programme and communications officers.
  • Works in close coordination with Communications, Programme and Operations to unify projection of UNICEF’s image and positioning to UNICEF’s supporters and potential supporters, and ensure that synergies are created between the different strategies and activities.
  • Supports the development of a culture of social responsibility and upgrading of social investments by clients and partners in order to ensure coherence and sustainability of their relationship with UNICEF.

Impact of Results

This post will contribute with the organization’s goals as the incumbent will:

  • Make decisions on partnerships and fundraising strategies, planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as use of funds: fund generation impacts the achievement of the country office goals and objectives;
  • Make recommendations on partnerships and fundraising strategies and management issues to achieve stated objectives;
  • Make recommendations on the introduction of new initiatives in the country;
  • Motivate fundraising agents and teams.

Competencies and level of proficiency required

Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Teambuilding

Core competencies

  • Communication (level 3)
  • Working with people (level 3)
  • Drive for results (level 3)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and supervising (level 2)
  • Relating and networking (level 2)
  • Persuading and influencing (level 3)
  • Creating and innovating (level 2)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking (level 2)

Recruitment Qualifications

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


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