Partnerships Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For every child, Hope

  • The incumbent is responsible to develop new income opportunities, focusing primarily on companies and corporate foundations by implementing effective corporate partnership models and deploying innovative resource mobilization strategy, involving but not limited to, access to corporate partners’ customers/employees base and direct philanthropic donation requests. The role requires the incumbent to provide effective account management of existing and new partnerships.

How can you make a difference?

  • Identify, research, meet and develop funding proposals for potential corporate partners and secure funds from companies, their customers/employees and their foundations that will maximise long-term income in support of UNICEF’s programmatic objectives. After which, provide effective account management, partnership recognition and ensure efficient reporting on the outcomes of all partnerships.
  • Build and foster strong relationships with new corporate prospects and ensure existing corporate donors are stewarded appropriately, resulting in profitable long-term partnerships.
  • Working cross-functionally with the programmatic team in especially Corporate Alliance Officer to identify funding opportunities and secure strategic partnerships that contributes income and support programmatic outcomes. Engage with relevant teams to contribute technical inputs to develop and present funding proposals, reporting or other necessary information for the corporate partners.
  • Develop funding/partnership proposals and other relevant materials for potential partners by working across UNICEF globally to identify relevant funding needs and preparing presentations for each.
  • Plan, organize and execute corporate fundraising events/campaigns/activities that will generate income and encourage corporate engagement in support of UNICEF’s programmatic objectives.
  • Mapping and manage screenings of companies and their foundations to build a prospective list of corporate partners in accordance with UNICEF’s processes and criterias. Maintain and continuously update the corporate database for targeted, current and prospective corporate partners.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in  Marketing, Business, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Communications
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 2 of relevant professional experience in  sales and marketing, account management, business management, event management or fundraising.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiating and account management skills are essential.
  • Experience of corporate partnerships and/or cause related marketing is a strong advantage
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.