Fund Raising Specialist (Individual Giving)- (P-3), FT, PFP/PSFP/Individual Giving - Geneva, Switzerland

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 123,544 USD and 161,771 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 65.5% at this the location, applies.

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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.

And we never give up.

The Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships (PSFP) Section within the Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) works with National Committees and UNICEF Country Offices to maximize income and drive income growth.

The PFP Individual Giving team provides global support to fundraising activities across National Committees (NC) and Country Offices (COs). The team supports the development and implementation of the IG strategy and plan. The team supports markets to deliver a digital-first audience-centered Individual Giving strategy.

In addition, the staff member will coordinate with other relevant stakeholders including the Supporter Engagement Strategy, and guide teams to optimize efforts to enable the growth in individual giving income.

For every child, a Champion.

The fundraising specialist will play a key role within the Individual Giving Team by acting as one of the global focal points on fundraising support for markets. This specific role will focus on the identified fundraising markets and offer support to these markets in line with the Individual Giving strategy and coordination with Individual Giving specialists and consultants around the world.

The role will be required to provide support to markets around these key areas:

  • Provide Strategic support to fundraising offices on alignment with overall Global Individual Giving Strategies and adapted to local markets conditions and context
  • Provide direct fundraising support on prioritized fundraising areas that are relevant to the markets
  • Identify and coordinate the development of joined-up support plans for markets to tap into substantial opportunities and/or mitigate against substantial risks for the business
  • Gather, disseminate and share best practices across all relevant areas with markets and colleagues in HQ and RSC

How can you make a difference?

  • Work directly with National Committee and country offices to develop and optimize individual giving fundraising strategies and performance in alignment with the Global IG strategy and with a focus on accelerating Digital First, Audience Centricity, Quality, and long-term value generation.
  • Deliver and coordinate agreed-on support to fundraising teams in markets in close collaboration with other market-facing roles in Digital Engagement and the Legacy Team.
  • Work with Regional Support teams and other relevant HQ teams in the development of appropriate global supporter and fundraising strategies as well as in the coordination of market support.
  • Advise on global investment allocation and support the development of World Bank Funding, Investment, and Innovation Fund applications, as well as the subsequent implementation and monitoring of these programs.
  • Ensure continuous local testing, collate learnings and apply to our programs to maximize results.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices between individual giving practitioners in UNICEF via workshops, social media, and fundraising intranet and on an ad-hoc basis. Create & share global resources – e.g. scripts, best practice manuals, and e-learning tools.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external experts and engage as relevant if market-specific strategic opportunities arise.
  • Provide advice and expertise on post-acquisition payment processing and donor communications.
  • Work alongside other individual giving specialists to achieve efficient strategic and tactical intervention in markets, supporting them in their IG income growth.
  • In addition to these duties, the incumbent will also provide support to markets in the event of a significant media-driven event or emergency, maximizing the short and long-term fundraising opportunities.
  • Keep in touch with industry experts and keep track of competitor activities.
  • Track the global developments in individual giving across the NGO sector, both inside and outside UNICEF, especially maintaining relationships with key influencers.
  • Furthermore, the incumbent will remain sensitive to risk in the programs that he/she is supporting and escalate as necessary.

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


  • Advanced university degree in Marketing, Communications, Humanities, Fundraising, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations or their equivalent.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two years additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.


  • Minimum of five years of professional work experience in direct marketing, Individual Giving, leading both acquisition and retention activity, with an extensive focus on monthly [pledge] giving.
  • Strong experience of working in a complex multi-channel campaign environment that includes direct dialogue (F2F, D2D, and TM) digital marketing, direct mail, and DRTV., within a structured FR programme, in a results-driven organization.
  • It would be an advantage if the person has gained experience working in both a front-line fundraising environment and in an advertising or marketing agency.
  • It will be an advantage if the person has gained experience in working internationally.
  • UNICEF/UN experience is considered an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF PFP-Geneva is currently reviewing organizational changes; therefore, the exact future location of the post is still under consideration/to be determined. Candidates may be asked to commence duties remotely. Should the selected candidate be assigned and relocate to Geneva, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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