Fundraising Specialist (Business and High Value), Bangkok, Thailand At Unicef

Closing date: Sunday, 4 June 2023

(Re-advertisement) Fundraising Specialist (Business and High Value), NO-3, Fixed-Term, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand, Job No #557630 (Thai Nationals Only)

Job no: 557630

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Thailand Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Thailand

Department/Office: Bangkok, Thailand

Categories: Fund Raising

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, better future.

Learn about what we do to create a fair chance for every child in Thailand, click here.

How can you make a difference?

The Fundraising Specialist (Business and High Value) is the head of the private sector fundraising – Partnerships team (Business and High Value Donors) in the country office and is responsible for leading UNICEF fundraising and supporting broader engagement with business and key influencers in the private sector.

Under the general guidance of the Chief PSFR, the position will be responsible for the overall coordination, planning, development and realization of the country office’s private sector fundraising strategy focusing on the Business and High Value sector, in line with UNICEF’s global private sector strategy. The incumbent will oversee and coordinate various fundraising channels and activities, ensure engaged and long-term partnerships, and drive revenue growth for both the Country Programme needs as well as for UNICEF globally.

Major Responsibilities

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Leading and managing the Private Sector Fundraising – Partnerships Team:

  •  Provides leadership and supervision to the private sector fundraising (PSFR) Partnerships team for all fundraising activities.
  •  Builds a PSFR staffing structure to enable the office to maximise revenue growth from Private Partnerships.
  •  Establishes clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provides timely guidance to enable the team to achieve their goals.
  •  Identifies training opportunities to meet staff development needs aligning with the PSFR goals.

2. Developing the Private Sector Plan with a focus on the Business and High Value sector for the country office and ensuring achievement of goals:

  •  In close consultation with the Country Management Team and PFP Regional Support Centre, and informed by clear analysis of the external environment, develops a comprehensive private sector strategy (‘Private Sector Plan’) targeting the audiences with strongest potential, including key influencers (major donors and foundations) and/or businesses. Ensures effective alignment with national, regional and global plans and priorities.
  •  Provides guidance and direction for analysis, planning, implementation and management on all fundraising channels as well as partnerships, with emphasis on achieving flexible and unrestricted resources.
  •  Stays abreast of key developments in the external environment as they affect fundraising, and continuously seeks new growth opportunities, and interprets and acts upon these with the team. Likewise remains up to date with cutting edge developments globally in fundraising practice within UNICEF and across the sector, and ensures these are applied as relevant.
  •  Builds and supports a culture of innovation to drive fundraising growth.
  •  Engages with PFP colleagues in Geneva and RSC to coordinate access to appropriate investment funds and accurate and timely reporting on subsequent results.
  •  Develops with the team a coherent annual workplan and budget covering each component of the strategy, including an optimized partnership prospect pipeline, investment cases, cultivation and solicitation, and partnership and key influencer management; monitors work progress and ensures results are achieved on time and to required performance standards; ensures effective management of financial and human resources, in compliance within UNICEF financial rules and regulations.
  •  Builds support for PSFR goals from other teams within the country office through building effective collaborative relationships accordingly – notably with Communications (to drive a strong brand and assure powerful content for fundraising), HR (to optimize fundraising talent in the office), Operations (operational support for fundraising) and Programmes (strong articulation of programmes for donors and partners, and compelling reporting). Advocates for adequate staffing in these teams to support PSFR growth.
  •  Assesses and mitigates risk related to the private sector work, making informed decisions on fundraising operations and the overall engagement with the private sector.
  •  Ensures effective sharing of fundraising learning and materials internationally, through conferences, workshops and online channels.

3. Establishing and managing meaningful partnerships:

  •  Takes an active role in identifying, approaching and negotiating relationships with key influencers and business. Assures effective concepts for engagement with partners are developed with programme and communications teams.
  •  Represents UNICEF in meetings with key partners to advocate and promote UNICEF programme goals and objectives; portrays a strong UNICEF brand through effectively communicating the UNICEF stories and messages.
  •  Facilitates the office in leveraging the non-financial aspects of key influencers and business.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


  •  An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following fields is required: Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Management or another relevant technical field.
  •  Alternatively, a first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  •  A minimum of five years of professional experience in private sector fundraising is required, with progressively increasing responsibilities, including direct responsibility for setting and meeting income targets.
  •  Experience in, and knowledge of, the country context is an asset.
  •  Relevant marketing experience will be considered as contributing to this work experience.
  •  Familiarity with the private sector.
  •  International fundraising experience is an asset.
  •  Previous managerial experience is essential.

Language requirements:

  •  Fluency in Thai and English (valid TOEIC score of at least 855: Listening and Reading section) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in 1) Builds and maintains partnerships, 2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, 3) Drive to achieve results for impact, 4) Innovates and embraces change, 5) Manages ambiguity and complexity, 6) Thinks and acts strategically, 7) Works collaboratively with others, and 8) Nurtures, leads and manages people (applicable for supervisor and manager’s role).

The core competencies required for this post are…

▪ Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

▪ Works Collaboratively with others (2)

▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.

Only shortlisted candidates with pre-screening according to child safeguarding will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Please send application and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years no later than 5 June 2023.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Advertised: May 30 2023 SE Asia Standard Time Application close: Jun 05 2023 SE Asia Standard Time

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    The Fundraising Specialist (Business and High Value) is the head of the private sector fundraising – Partnerships team (Business and High Value Donors) in the country office and is responsible for leading UNICEF fundraising and supporting broader engagement with business and key influencers in the private sector.


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