Programme Manager, P4, Geneva, Switzerland

Job Number: 496332 | Vacancy Link
Location: Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The post is responsible for management oversight of the strategic advice provided by the Programme Services team to private sector fundraisers on how to effectively mobilize high quality income and strategically allocate contributions to UNICEF's priority programme areas. The post is focused on supporting negotiations for financial and non-financial private sector partnerships, including corporates, foundations and major donors. The programmatic advice that is provided seeks to maximize the social and economic impact of private sector investments. Specific tasks include being involved in early-stage negotiations to ensure that donors provide the highest quality income and that UNICEF offers its donors the right types of programmes; liaising with HQ and field offices on the selection of programmes; drafting and/or providing input to proposals and reports; and reviewing such donor materials as part of the quality assurance role of the Programme Services team.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  1. Oversees the Programme Services team's portfolios of strategic engagement with high-value partners in the private sector, including top 10 National Committees and Natcom- and PFP-managed corporate, foundation and major donors, in order to maximize high quality, flexible income and long-term benefit to UNICEF to deliver results for children. This function includes the operationalization of 3Q principles, i.e. raising quality/flexible income, delivering quality programme results and providing quality donor reports [35%]
  2. Manages team's programmatic advice and negotiations for financial and non-financial private sector partnerships (including corporates, foundations and major donors), collaborating with National Committees, country/regional offices, HQ Divisions and PFP sections on a range of tasks, including early-stage negotiations to maximize quality income and ensure suitable programme identification. These functions include providing advisory services to National Committees and PFP colleagues regarding priority programmes and funding options. They also include relationship management with regional and country offices to ensure the effective flow of high quality and timely information on programmes and funding needs. [35%]
  3. Oversees team's work in preparation of customized programme proposals and other pitch materials, monitors progress in programme implementation and expenditure of grants, and ensures appropriate and timely high-quality donor reporting for designated high-value corporate, foundation and major donor partnerships. [20%]
  4. Supports knowledge management functions by ensuring that internal and external stakeholders have access to the latest information around UNICEF's programmes and priorities, and by sharing best practice experiences on how to mobilize high quality, flexible income for the organization. This includes proactive engagement with HQ programme and policy colleagues; supporting webinars for PFP and Natcom colleagues; and contributing to the further development and utilization of The Funding Marketplace online platform, through which country offices update their Natcom Donor Toolkits and where these and other donor materials are uploaded. [5%]
  5. Manages a Programme Specialist responsible for portfolio of engagement and negotiations with high-value donors. [5%]
Impact of Results
  1. Strategic relationship with designated key supporters is maintained and benefits to UNICEF are maximized.
  2. Negotiations successfully completed, leading to high quality funding partnerships.
  3. Programme proposals and reports produced to the highest standard and partners satisfied with materials.
  4. Knowledge is created, shared and applied to maximize results for children and build high-level global partnerships.
  5. High quality donor partnerships established.
Recruitment Qualifications
Advanced university degree in marketing, economics, social sciences, fundraising, international relations, law, communication, business administration or equivalent. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in communications, fundraising, programme management, or similar. Experience of developing written and presentational materials for donors. Experience from UNICEF or other development agencies of work in the field, as well as good understanding of communication in fundraising or marketing, an asset.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of one other UN language (preferably French or Spanish) would be desirable.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Drive for Results - Level III
  • Communication - Level III
  • Working with People - Level III
Functional Competencies
  • Analyzing -Level II
  • Relating and Networking -Level II
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept - Level II
  • Persuading and Influencing - Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise - Level II
To view our competency framework, please click here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date 9 Jun 2016 W. Europe Standard Time
Closing Date 24 Jun 2016 W. Europe Standard Time