Resources Mobilization Specialist

UN Children's Fund, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd November, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

For every child, a future

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative and specific guidance and supervision of the Programme and Planning Manager, responsible for the contribution management unit within the office, including donor liaison, donor proposals, partnerships management, reporting, and compliance with global and CO directives on budgets and grants management.

How can you make a difference?


  • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for programmes and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on children issues are available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts for setting priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
  • Monitor and analyze humanitarian trends and new partnership opportunities in support of UNICEF humanitarian interventions. Together with the CO management, develop a fundraising & partnership strategy to inform potential funding opportunities, in close collaboration with the programme sections implement and manage fundraising activities.
  • Enhance relationship with donors through setting up regular meetings between UNICEF management, the technical sections and existing/potential donors, phone calls, updates, briefing sessions, briefing notes and donor visits.
  • Write up briefing notes, reports and information as needed by HQ/RO/CO; Coordinate donors proposal, follow-up, facilitate meetings with donors, keep record, track progress and update the tracking matrix
  • Liaise between technical sections, potential donors and inform of potential funding opportunities; Review, edit and finalize donor reports compilation, ensure quality and submission by the programme sections, quality and timeliness, in line with the standards and requirements of each and every specific donor
  • Conceptualize and consolidate and monitor all aspects of resource mobilization with programme sections and field offices.
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking funds for internal and external reporting on funding status and pipeline.
  • Follow the developments globally in the field of fundraising securing access to cutting edge expertise within the area. Keep track of competitor performance in new media fundraising and analyze trends. Maintain a network of leading donors in the area.
  • Facilitate the negotiation, consolidation and review of donor proposals in compliance with UNICEF standards and donors 'requirements. Work with the Emergency Coordinator, CO management and programme teams to identify and facilitate well considered and coordinated funding requests for emergency response.
  • Prepare comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other documentation for senior management meetings or trips involving humanitarian and development resource mobilization; and maintain a regular up-to-date resources mobilization related communication material for sharing with donors and other partners at short notice.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in Marketing, Economics, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration. Up to date knowledge of new media and fundraising. Other social science field is required.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, reporting, programme monitoring and evaluation. International level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station an asset


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