The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
Job Number: 501939
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
Purpose for the Job:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Lagos Field Office – Partnerships, this post is responsible to:
- Develop, implement, and evaluate all corporate partnerships and fundraising activities in order to support existing programs and raise funds to support UNICEF Nigeria Country Office.
- Manage and grow corporate fundraising income, working proactively to identify further prospects and develop relationships to secure income and create long term partnerships.
- Update and maintain a proper mapping of partnership prospects in Lagos, both national and foreign entities.
- Provide extensive inputs to the drafting of the private sector engagement strategy of the office
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results
- Under the guidance of the Chief of Lagos Field Office – Partnerships, assess the potential market and identify opportunities for new partnerships, for example through corporate philanthropy, cause-related marketing, customer and employee giving, special events etc. and expand corporate partnerships and fundraising network in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines.
- Ensure successful corporates fundraising partnership results and develop feasible and beneficial partnership proposals
- Coordinate the development of prospective partners through to final approval; manage the implementation of agreed partnerships, in liaison with Communication and relevant Programme section(s); cultivate existing corporate partners; expand these partnerships wherever possible.
- Carry out administrative and operational tasks for fundraising activities, including obtaining clearances and approvals from PFP/HQ, in coordination with the PFP Regional Support Centre. Assist in managing proper control of the allocated budget so that expenditures/income are in line with agreed work-plan and budget. Prepare in a timely manner all required activity reports, investment funding applications and other documents as needed by PFP RSC and PFP HQ.
- In collaboration with other UNICEF staff (Communication and programme staff), develop integrated information materials which support corporate partnerships and raise public awareness of UNICEF’s work in Nigeria.
- Participate in meetings and workshops and other appropriate fora with various private/public sector organisations such as events to facilitate the implementation of strategies and tactics for the private sector fundraising.
- Contributes to the preparation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the PSFR strategy and work plan, by compiling and analyzing relevant data. Makes recommendations to the Chief of Fundraising on Corporate Fundraising.
- Negotiates corporate alliances, coordinates the execution of partnerships; develops and maintains close relations with corporate partners, a, develops a pipeline of potential partners, and wins new partners in order to meet or exceed corporate channel income goals.
- Monitors due compliance of corporate proposals within UNICEF’s frameworks for working with the corporate sector analyzes proposals and made recommendations to the Chief of Fund raising.
- Drafts and edits proposals for key allies in the Corporate Sector. Prepares and Follows up corporate screenings and proposal to be sent to the Chief of Fundraising.
- Identify opportunities to expand existing corporate partnerships as well as develop and maintain new ones. All corporate fundraising must be done in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines.
- Develop corporate fundraising strategies and implementation of various relevant activities, i.e. corporate philanthropy, special events, customer giving, corporate pathways to pledge, etc.
- Manage overall corporate fundraising data and information. Prepare and maintain updated records and reports on a periodic basis and contribute to the preparation of the annual budget and work plan
- Carry out administrative and operational tasks for fundraising activities, including obtaining clearances and approvals from PSD/HQ, in coordination with the Regional Support Centre, PSD.
Bachelor Degree (Advanced university degree highly desirable) and relevant professional qualifications or additional years of equivalent background in Business Administration, Marketing, management or Communications or related subject.
University degree in Marketing, Economics, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration; sound and up-to-date knowledge of corporate partnership management.
Advanced University degree in Public Relations, Marketing, business administration or related fields.
Minimum two years relevant professional work experience in corporate partnership, corporate engagement, corporate fundraising or public relations activities; preferably 5 years of experience or more in the field of work.
Two years of professional experience in the relevant field or five years of progressive responsible work experience in business development and management with particular focus on fundraising/ marketing/ communication activities.
Two years professional experience in the relevant field or in business development and management with particular focus on fundraising/marketing/ communication activities.
The management of fund raising activities among private sector organizations/ companies/individuals, through social marketing and advocacy/information/communication techniques and current knowledge of market research methods is an asset.
Local knowledge of the Lagos based private sector environment.
Experience in budgeting and financial skills are desirable.
Experience in working within business and the private sector, and/or with NGOs is an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
Impact of Results
While major decisions are made by the supervisor, the staff member will work under minimum supervision and be given flexibility in seizing opportunities for developing effective fund raising and other resource mobilization. The incumbent is to take initiatives and exercise judgment in carrying out the responsibilities and refer to the supervisor on any action that may set a precedent or deviate from the regular work processes.
The incumbent will work closely with business associations (advocacy, information sharing, partnership building); with Professional organizations (advocacy, research, support for fundraising activities). Media organizations (advocacy, networking, information sharing) and Private Sector individual NGOs (advocacy, partnership building, strategy and activity development).
The incumbent takes decisions on the validity, accuracy and usefulness of data, work plan implementation and day to day activities and interactions with high level corporate partners, in relation to corporate fundraising. Such decisions affect the whole country strategies, effectiveness of office results in terms of time and financial resources generated and brand image.
In consultation with the Supervisor, decide on corporate partnerships and relevant fundraising activities. Recommend to Fundraising Specialist and PFP team corporate fundraising activities as well as initiate action on these activities. These recommendations are important in expanding corporate partnerships as well as in increasing the funds raised from the private business sector.
JOB GRADE FACTORS
- Report to Chief of Lagos Field Office – Partnerships
- Accountable for communication programme implementation. The work is task- and results- oriented.
- Responsible for research, analysis and evaluation of data/information to produce situation analysis, reports, and Information/communication materials. Assist in drafting, analyzing, and editing articles and human interest stories and other advocacy materials.
- Assist in organizing special events in consultations with government counterparts, community and partners to support programme delivery.
- The supervisor defines the parameters of assignments and outlines approaches to problem areas. Research is carried out independently. Work may be reviewed while in progress, and upon completion.
- Incumbent operates within rules and regulations, and makes recommendations to supervisor when a deviation from guidelines or changes in procedures is required.
- Supervise and follow-up on production and qualitative monitoring of information and communication materials.
Competencies and level of Proficiency required
I) Core Values (Required)
Diversity and Inclusion
Core Competencies (Required)
Communication [ II ]
Working with People [ II ]
Drive for Results [ II ]
Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
Persuading and Influencing [ I ]
Learning and Researching [ II ]
Entrepreneurial Thinking [ I ]
Relating and Networking [ II ]
Leading and Supervising [ II ]
Planning and Organizing [ II ]
Analysing [ I ]
iii) Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
Specific and up-to-date working knowledge of:
- Executive Board and other policy documents.
- Executive Directives,
- Thorough knowledge of Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
- UN/UNICEF Policy Papers
- UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.
- Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF
- General administrative and financial guidelines.
- Human resources manual
- UNICEF PFP guidelines
- Communication toolkit
- Brand Toolkit and Brand Book
- UNICEF Stylebook
- Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
General knowledge of:
- Communication practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
- Fundamentals of working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
- Computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
- United Nations or other international organizations; good understanding of world affairs, current events and international development issues
- Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and current UNCEF position and approaches.
- UNICEF communication goals, visions, positions, policies, guidelines and strategies.
- UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues, including emergencies.
- UNICEF emergency communication policies, goals, strategies and approaches, including emergency preparedness.
- Strong team player with excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills.
- A service minded, pleasant personality and good interpersonal skills.
- Tact, discrete, initiative and good judgment
- Ability to work under minimum supervision
- Ability to handle multiple projects within deadlines
- Sound knowledge of computer applications is essential.
- Gender equality and diversity awareness c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
- Knowledge and expertise in management, communication strategy and networking.
- Technical competence in producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
- UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
- UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
- UN security operations and guidelines.
Opening Date 14 Dec 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 29 Dec 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time