Corporate Alliance Specialist (Accounts), P-3, Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose of the Position
The Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) section within PFP works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize income and drive income growth. There are five units within the PSFR section. The purpose of the Corporate Fundraising team is to drive income growth from the corporate sector, as part of an integrated corporate engagement strategy. Income growth will come from two sources: supporting countries to develop and strengthen their corporate fundraising capacity and skills and through the proactive development of new partnerships by the PFP Corporate Fundraising unit.
Under the general guidance of the Senior Manager (Strategic Partnership Management), responsible for negotiating, developing, coordinating, and monitoring key Global Alliances with the corporate sector. S/M is also responsible for guiding field Offices, National Committees and Regional Support Centres in the development of strategies for mobilizing resources from the corporate sector and building successful alliances.
Key Expected Results
  1. Proactively develop, maximize and monitor existing and multi million $ Global Alliances with the Corporate Sector and signature UNICEF programmers with RSCs, FOs and Natcom's.
  2. Guide RSCs, Field office and National Committees in developing, negotiating and implementing alliances with the corporate sector in line with UNICEF policy and guidelines in the area.
  3. Conduct training sessions and deliver presentations for HQ divisions, National Committee, Regional & field office staff in the development of alliances with the corporate sector.
  4. Contribute to and Coordinate elements necessary for the development and implementation of UNICEF strategy, policy & guidelines for working with the business community.
  5. Implement the due diligence process and ensure that submissions of alliance proposals to the Coordination Committee comprised of senior UNICEF staff is in-line with policy and procedures.
  6. Contribute towards the implementation of the section's communication plan.
  7. Identify, recruit and supervise technical resources and consultants as necessary for the above activities.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced university degree in Business Management, Communication, Public Relations or Marketing: or equivalent professional work experience in Fundraising and sponsorships, combined with a university degree in a related field.*
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in Fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, communications and/or project management.
  • Experience of managing sports partnerships, driving high financial outputs, is considered an asset.
  • Experience in a corporate fundraising role in a UNICEF or other INGO field office would be desirable.
  • Key account management experience in a private sector environment, especially if combined with NGO experience, would be desirable.
  • Proven experience in negotiating, structuring and managing highly complex business partnerships a strong asset.
  • Experience in project management of project with multiple stakeholders an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
    *A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies.
  • Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
This is an extension of the application deadline due to an amendment in the Vacancy Announcement. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.

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