Monday, January 2, 2017

Fundraising Manager (P4) – Gulf Area, Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reporting to: Gulf Area Representative, P-5, Riyadh
Annual salary:   This is a P4 post on the UN Salary scales (see below for more details)
Reference number: 87706
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. It has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organisation – over 90 million since 1990 – and is the world’s largest provider of ready-to-use therapeutic food, a high-protein paste that can bring a malnourished child back to health within weeks. UNICEF also immunizes nearly 40% of the world’s children and when a natural disaster strikes, is already on the ground and ready to act.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of Role:
This strategic position - based in Dubai is critical to UNICEF’s global fundraising ambitions. The successful candidate will be responsible for maximising UNICEF funding from the private sector (all non-governmental actors) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. Under the guidance of the Gulf Area Representative as part of the Gulf Area Office, and working closely with headquarters divisions and UNICEF country offices worldwide, the incumbent and her/his team will develop and manage strategic partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations in the Gulf Area in order to maximise resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:  
  • Manage UNICEF’s partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations, ensuring best-in-class stewardship of relationships with partners, and of their contributions.
  • Identify potential new strategic partnerships with foundations, philanthropists and corporations, and pursue the establishment of such new partnerships.
  • Oversee a communication and marketing strategy and its implementation, to support all fundraising efforts and partnerships.
  • Keep up to date with latest political, economic, social and technological developments in the Gulf Area, and develop / adjust strategies and action plans accordingly.
  • Manage supervised staff for maximum results; ensure work plans are developed, monitored and evaluated, and ensure objectives and targets are achieved; lead staff to assure optimal performance.
  • Manage the Dubai Office, and provide support as required to the Gulf Area Representative, including representing UNICEF as required in Dubai. 
  • Minimum eight years of relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience, at least three of which should be in fundraising through relationships with foundations and / or high net worth philanthropists.
  • Direct experience of managing high-level (multi-million dollar) partnerships, with exceptional skills in this area.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of fundraising and philanthropy is required, as is an understanding of international development.
  • At least three years’ experience of people management is required.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Gulf Area context – and / or the Arab world - is an advantage. Knowledge of corporate social responsibility theory and practice, and experience of working in international organizations, are additional assets.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage. 
  • High level relationship management and communication skills.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network.
  • Well-developed leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Highly developed risk management skills.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Seeks and proposes opportunities for advancing UNICEF's mission. 
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Administration or related field.
  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic an asset. 
Additional Comments:
This is a P4 post on the UN Salary scales.   To find out more about what this means, please visit the UN site on Salaries and Post Adjustment:
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.
To apply for the post:
Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham at
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UNICEF Fundraising Manager Dubai (P4)” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 22nd January, 2017 18.00 GMT.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a two stage application process which means that candidates that fully meet the criteria above will be subsequently asked to complete a further online process within the UNICEF recruitment system    

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