Senior Donor Relations Officer (Germany)

UNRWA - UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

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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.


The salary for this job should be between 150,010 USD and 193,406 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you. The Senior Donor Relations Officer reports to the Team Leader/ Senior External Relations and Projects Officer (EU).


Contributes to the development and implementation of the region's strategy on external relations and fundraising; manages relationships with key interlocutors within the scope of influence; provides a consistently high level of responsiveness and service to key interlocutors; actively pursues innovative avenues of cooperation for funding opportunities by public and private donors in Germany and related files, including supporting the management of an UNRWA association in Germany in coordination with UNRWA Representation Office for the EU in Brussels and the Private Partnerships division at ERCD; provides counsel to the Director of Partnerships, Director of External Relations and senior management; Negotiates bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with donors on behalf of the Agency; negotiates and drafts project proposals in coordination with field offices and programme departments; analyzes, reviews and edits project proposals and progress reports; drafts correspondence for the purpose of fund-raising and advocacy; produces briefing materials and talking points for senior management including the Commissioner-General, Deputy Commissioner-General, Directors, and the Representative Offices in New York, EU, Washington, and Geneva and other Senior Officials; Promotes and implements the Agency's Resource Mobilization and Outreach Strategy with results-oriented concrete actions; organizes and participates in senior level missions to Germany and related files; participates in major meetings and conferences including the hosts and donors meeting and policy-level bilateral discussions with senior government civil servants or at the political level; organizes and participates in donor field trips in the five fields of operations including high level delegations from capitals as well as technical level visits such as appraisal missions; Contributes to the development and strategic use of outreach materials and media for the purpose of increased public awareness and fund-raising; drafts donor brochures in conjunction with official visits to capitals; oversees the preparation of visibility plans; Makes significant contributions to various fund-raising documents including appeals and Department's reports and policy documents; Ensures proactive coordination with concerned Departments, Field Offices and Representative Offices on contributions, donor-funded projects and external relations activities and ensures timely follow-up.


UN Core Values of lntegrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply. Creating and Innovating Creating and Maintaining Impact and Partnership Planning and Organizing Managing Complexity and Change Analyzing For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un. org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI


Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in political science, international relations, public administration, law, economics, or a related discipline.

Job - Specific Qualification

Not available.

Work Experience

At least seven years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in donor relations and fundraising working for a national/international organization or development agency as well as a proven track record in fund-raising is required. Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, a candidate for an international post must have a minimum of two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number is required. Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in political science, international relations, public administration, law, economics, or a related discipline is required. Experience working with the German MFA and/or BMZ (KFW, GIZ) is desirable. Knowledge of UNRWA and the wider UN system is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Fluency in German is desirable.


Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Fluency in German is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension. Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in Inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post. Join our eco-friendly organization dedicated to environment sustainability and targeting to be plastic free by 2025. Equivalency: A first level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. NB: work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit:

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups. At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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