Friday, January 29, 2010

Jobs at UNICEF Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Private Sector Fundraising & Partnerships (PSFR) Specialist who will develop and implement private fundraising and partnership strategies to raise funds and leverage resources locally in order to support implementation of the country programme.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:
1. Responsible for overall implementation of local private sector fundraising and partnership plans and achieving set targets through various fundraising and partnership building tools, for example corporate cash and in-kind donations, individual fundraising and resource leveraging.
2. Supervise the PSFR team in scrutinizing the individual and corporate fundraising plans according to the work plan and in putting the plans into action in a timely and effective manner. This includes campaigns for donor acquisition, cultivation, retention and corporate fundraising. Oversee and monitor the work performed by the team.
3. Responsible for local Donor Care Programme-retention of existing private sector partners working closely with the programme section.  Write proposals, send reports and organize field trips for potential and current donors and partners.
4. Keep track of private fundraising and partnership activities and prepare reports as needed by the supervisor, Deputy Representative and Representative as well as Private Fund Raising and Partnerships Division, Geneva Headquarters.
5. Responsible for formulation of local Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships strategy and overall strategy and plans vis-a-vis identified funding requirements for the country programme.
6. Ensure documentation of good practices and support, in any way required, the Country Office for all activities related to private sector engagement.

Minimum qualifications and competencies:
* Advanced university degree in social sciences or a related technical field.
* At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national levels in corporate social responsibility in fund raising and partnership, or acceptable related experience. Proven experience in marketing, advertising and/or sales.
* Fluency in written and spoken English.
* Proven skills in managing relationships with large number of partners involving proposals and field visits.
* Proven skills in communications, networking, advocacy and ability to relate to mass media and community.
* Proven conceptual, analytical and negotiation skills.
* Ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
* Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with private sector, government officials and other UNICEF partners.
* Managerial and supervisory skills and ability for team work.
* Good knowledge of computer systems and applications.
* Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

UNICEF, which has a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women, are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Prepare the following documents
* A completed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from
* Your curriculum vitae with your current, detailed contact information (including telephone number and email address)
* A one-page summary statement that shows how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements above.

Only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications and competencies (above) will be considered.
Send your documents in a sealed envelope marked ‘confidential’ and with the vacancy number to:
The Human Resources Manager
UN House
Plot 617/618, Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District
PMB 2851, Garki, Abuja

Meet the deadline
Applications must be received by UNICEF by midnight (Abuja time) on Tuesday, 2 February 2010. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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