Fundraising Specialist (Ultra High Net Wealth Individuals - UHNWI), P-3, FT, Global Philanthropy/PSFP/PFP, 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 130,785 USD and 171,253 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 75.2% 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 UNICEF Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize income and drive income growth. The purpose of the Global Philanthropy team is to grow income from major donors, faith, and membership-based organizations.

The Major Donor section of the Global Philanthropy team provides strategy development and capacity-building support for National Committees and Country Offices, including working with them to conduct prospect research, provide engagement and cultivation opportunities for global partners, and share best practices, provide training, and support on prospect cultivation and management.

For every child, a champion

In order to develop new income opportunities and the capability to achieve defined growth targets, the Global Philanthropy team is expanding its focus on major gift fundraising skills training and professional development for major gift officers in markets. The incumbent will be responsible for leading capacity-building and training opportunities for philanthropy staff globally and developing new offerings.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions and accountabilities:

The post holder will work with key stakeholders within the Global Philanthropy team and Regional Support Centers to provide a high-quality Major Gift Leadership Academy and Mentorship Programme experience for participating philanthropy staff and increase participation in these offering. The post holder will also support the Global Philanthropy team with designing trainings and professional development opportunities throughout the year for philanthropy staff and analyze the quarterly and annual financial performance.

Major Gift Leadership Academy

  • Manage the recruitment, curriculum development, and logistics of the Major Gift Leadership Academy to ensure a best-in-class professional development offer for UNICEF philanthropy staff.
  • Monitor trends in philanthropy to maintain a relevant and effective offering.

Mentorship Programme

  • Organize and grow the Major Gift Mentorship Programme to support new philanthropy staff in National Committees and Country Offices.
  • Monitor trends in mentorship and major gift fundraising to maintain best-in-class offering.

Financial Analysis for Global Philanthropy

  • Analyze quarterly and annual financial results for the major, mid-level donor income channel.
  • Prepare PowerPoint decks about the financial results for the team’s use for presentations, etc.

Professional development webinars and trainings

  • Planning and managing the annual Skill Share Series for Global Philanthropy.
  • Co-ordinate regular calls with philanthropy staff around the world to foster community, share information and best practices.
  • Organize webinars or in-person trainings on timely and relevant topics to support professional development and skill building amongst major gift officers.
  • Curate and write the monthly Global Philanthropy newsletter.

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


  • An advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas is required: Marketing, Communication for Development, Journalism, Fundraising/Philanthropy, International Development, or a related area.
  • Alternatively, a first-level university degree in a relevant field combined with two additional years of qualifying working experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in philanthropy and major donor fundraising is required.
  • Experience developing fundraising strategies and securing high-value gifts is highly desirable.
  • Track record of working independently and meeting tight deadlines is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and familiarity with UNICEF programme activities are desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Excellent writing and editing skills in English are required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

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) are required.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


Kindly note that priority will be given to all the eligible candidates participating in the 2022 Mobility Exercise and Staff on Abolished post.

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period.

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

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