Partnerships Manager (Campaigns), P-4, TA (364 days), Global Philanthropy, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

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This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.


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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.

For every child, a Champion

The Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships (PSFP) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize financial and non-financial support for children. Within this section, the purpose of the Capital Campaign team is to drive impact, defined as financial resources in addition to other valuable assets and opportunities, in order to optimize the value of multi-dimensional partnerships toward achieving UNICEF’s strategic goals. The team works in partnership with key UNICEF teams across the high-value space as well as with National Committees and Country Offices to drive forward approaches to new potential partners to advance UNICEF’s work.

In partnership with the Head of Campaign, the Partnership Manager, Philanthropy and Foundations (Campaigns) will lead approaches and support markets to accelerate the growth of income from high-value revenue streams toward UNICEF’s first global capital campaign in order to maximize resources and achieve results for children.

How can you make a difference?

1. Lead and coordinate engagement with UNICEF relationship managers for UNICEF’s first capital campaign from a philanthropy and foundation audience.

  • Work with the Campaign Coordinator to manage the coordination and engagement with UNICEF relationship managers in the philanthropy and foundations space on the capital campaign, ensuring that they are engaged, updated, and motivated against a clear campaign goal and timeline to drive success.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with global fundraising colleagues and collaborate with them on pitches to and stewardship of campaign prospects and participants, including developing proposals, reports, and other materials.
  • Forge consensus among research and fundraising colleagues globally to identify, originate and frame a full range of funding and recognition opportunities, from $500k to $20m.
  • Work in partnership with global fundraising colleagues to create joint prospecting lists, working through existing in-country networks to encourage and support on $1M+ approaches for the campaign.

2. Lead on the tailoring of communications strategy and content for a philanthropic and foundations audience-

  • Ensure all creative campaign material is compelling and motivating for a philanthropic and foundations audience including campaign narrative look & feel, taking into account various geographical/cultural considerations.
  • Monitor global and regional trends in philanthropy and capital campaigns to ensure that UNICEF creates a robust and competitive offer, in line with benchmark organizations in key markets.
  • In partnership with the Head of Campaign and the Campaign Coordination, work closely with colleagues across UNICEF’s research, data and programme teams to ensure the timely flow of information and funding concepts for discussion with philanthropy and foundations prospects is available.
  • Facilitate and lead (where appropriate) on prospective partnership workshops, bringing in relevant colleagues from across the organization.

3. Directly lead on Fundraising approaches-

  • In order to secure new leads to support the capital campaign, lead on:
    • Prospecting: Identifying and directly cultivating UHNWI individuals, families, and foundations with the capacity and an expected inclination to support at the $1million+ level.
    • Engagement: Engaging prospective UHNWI and foundation partners able to give ($1million+) gifts with appropriate and relevant approaches and offers, leveraging senior leadership and board member networks were helpful.
    • Board creation: work closely with the Head of the Campaign to identify, approach, and recruit prospective campaign board members either in partnership with UNICEF relationship managers in markets or via direct approaches.

4. Contribute to the Capital Campaign team’s market knowledge and influence initiatives

  • Identify trends in the philanthropic sector and recommend opportunities based on market knowledge and feedback from UHNWI/HNWI and foundations to help build and sustain short and long-term fundraising strategies and growth.
  • Help drive brand awareness and stakeholder understanding of the opportunities for philanthropists to partner with the organization, including by helping to secure partnerships and speaking opportunities for UNICEF leaders, both internal and external, with cultural, academic, and other influential organizations in key donor markets.
  • Support the wider high-value marketing strategy to cement UNICEF’s capital campaign the chosen project for philanthropists and foundations.

5. Deputize the Head of the Campaign and assume the lead for the overall campaign delivery in their absence.


The Partnerships Manager, (Campaigns) will provide dedicated support to all high-value income teams focused on initiatives and markets (as needed) to attract new $1m+ donors globally.

  • Contribute significantly to fundraising toward the $100M Campaign target through $1million+ relationships supported through the initial stages and towards the income delivery phase for the Capital Campaign.
  • Ensure successful buy-in for the campaign across the UNICEF global fundraising community with a focus on philanthropic and foundation audiences
  • Take on the leadership and overall delivery of the campaign in the absence of the Head of the Campaign

Estimated Duration of the contract

  • 364 Days

Reporting To:

  • Partnerships Manager (Head of the Campaign)

Working Place:

  • Geneva, Switzerland

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


  • An advanced university degree in International Development, International Relations, Business Management, Communication, or Public Relations; Marketing: or equivalent professional work experience in Fundraising and sponsorships, combined with a university degree in a related field.
  • Alternatively, a first-level University Degree in a relevant field combined with (2) additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree


  • Minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Experience in major gift fundraising, including experience personally soliciting six-figure gifts from UHNWIs and Foundations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of fundraising and philanthropy, as well as an understanding of international development.
  • Experience in leading the creation of communication products for a high-value audience is required.
  • Direct experience in fundraising for data and research work from a high-value audience is required.
  • Experience working in international organizations and on cross-divisional or cross-functional teams are additional assets.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.
  • Prior experience in fundraising for a Campaign Appeal is an advantage.

Language requirements:

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


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.

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.

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

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