Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.
Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 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. And we never give up!
UNICEF has recently become the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. UNICEF’s commitment to EDGE reaffirms our pledge to gender equality and inclusion all UNICEF staff worldwide.
This certification recognizes UNICEF’s commitment to achieving significant milestones in gender equality for all its staff, including strong gender balance at all levels of the organization, pay equity, a solid framework of policies and practices, and an inclusive workplace culture.
“UNICEF’s most important asset is our staff — all of our staff. Gender diversity and equal opportunities for men and women is not only a matter of rights. It makes us more effective as an organization.” Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.
For every child, a Champion and an Advocate!
In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, 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 fulfill 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 nations.
How can you make a difference?
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world's thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the general supervision and guidance of the Fundraising Manager, the incumbent on the post will contribute to the development and implementation of India Country Office (ICO) individual fundraising strategic plan and will be responsible for analyzing the business results and make recommendations for optimizing the performance of the activities done to acquire and retain individual donors. This includes managing and overseeing donor management systems and processes to ensure optimal efficiencies to achieve an ultimate goal of maximizing the number of new donors acquired and retained and the related net income.
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
Impact of Results
Describe the type of decisions regularly made and the impact of those decisions
The incumbent shall function within the rules and regulations. Decisions involving deviation from them requires consultation with and guidance from the supervisor. Briefing of and coordination with contractors and suppliers shall be based on the agreed upon direction, conditions and objectives.
Describe the type of recommendations regularly made and why these are important
The incumbent is expected to provide to the supervisor recommendations on alternatives and ways within the framework of the organization’s established rules and regulations to improve the function under his/her responsibility for better effectiveness and efficiency of the unit and the office.
Describe the most damaging error(s) that could be made in the work and the consequences they would have
Lack of understanding of UNICEF’s needs and fundraising guidelines and an incorrect approach would lead to ineffectiveness of fundraising delivery and misuse of financial resources. Ineffective coordination and management of data management, analysis and suppliers can result in delays and impact IFR fundraising revenue. It may also impact relationships with suppliers, and subsequently UNICEF’s reputation.
To qualify as a championfor every child you will have…
Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-
For every Child, you demonstrate