Fundraising Assistant

UN Children's Fund, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Fundraising
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th November, 2017

Job Description

UNICEF works in 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!

For Every Child, 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 of the Fundraising Manager and the direct supervision of Fundraising Officer, Acquisition, the incumbent will assist in developing fundraising strategic plans, implementation and monitoring of one time and pledge donor acquisition activities. This includes using channels such as Face to Face, Telemarketing, and other offline advertising techniques to acquire quality individual donors to ensure the growth of pledge donors to achieve an ultimate goal of maximizing the number of new donors acquired and the related net income.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Assist in developing donor acquisition strategies/tests, and implementation using direct marketing, Face to Face, Telemarketing and any other applicable platforms to acquire quality individual donors.
  • Assist in drafting of project documents, agency work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
  • Assist in carrying out related operational tasks for achieving campaign results, activities and campaign coding are as per agreed plan, and make amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Provide support in organizing a day to day briefing and dealing with contractors, suppliers, outsourced staff and relevant personnel within and/or outside the office to further assist in developing well-planed donor-centric communication materials and implement donor acquisition campaigns through F2F, TM and other applicable channels to persuade individuals to become a regular monthly pledge donor.
  • Use Individual Fundraising (IFR) team resources to provide support on evaluation of the performance of each activity and support presentation of expenditure and budget and progress against plans.
  • Assist in identifying new fundraising opportunities and create plans to implement them.
  • Provide support in research, analyze, verify, and synthesize data and information to assist in the preparation of fundraising performance reports and to support the office in optimizing existing and new channels. Also, assist in identifying best practices and lesson learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building in the area of work.
  • Support capacity development activities related to performance monitoring for contractors, suppliers and outsources. This also include knowledge related to internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures.
  • Provide overall administrative support to the team such as screening incoming correspondence/telephone calls, arranging meetings and drafting related minutes, maintaining the filing system, etc.
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Impact of Results:

  • The type of decisions regularly made and the impact of those decisions.
  • Decides on day to day operational issues that have been already broadly approved by the supervisor. Briefing of and coordination with contractors and suppliers shall be based on the agreed upon direction, conditions and objectives. Any error in decision-making may result in short-term impact on the goodwill generated.
  • 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.
  • 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 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):-

Education: Completion of secondary education. Technical or university courses related to the field of work and job description is an asset.

Experience: Minimum Six years of relevant experience in the field of sales/marketing and/or fundraising combined with administrative work experience.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious, gender and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


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