UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. 36/2020
Title of Post
Type of contract
Fixed-Term Appointment (FTA)
Date of Issue
4 December 2020
Effective date of assignment
As soon as possible
20 December 2020
Area of expertise: Head of Country Operation
Nature of the Position
The Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) sits within UNHCR's Division of External Relations (DER) and is responsible for mobilizing resources from the private sector. UNHCR has developed a US$1 Billion Private Sector Fundraising Strategy 2018-2025.
In this strategy, Thailand is considered as a market with long growth potential, able to raise around $ 10 million in the years to come. Thailand is an increasingly developed and competitive private sector fundraising market that requires an experienced private sector fundraising professional to maximise this potential. This position has a key role to play not only in day-to-day supervision of a growing team (around 10 people + a Face to Face in house team) covering an increasingly complex programme but also through strategic leadership, motivation and staff development. The incumbent will also need to demonstrate an innovative mindset and an ability to be agile and flexible to seize and create opportunities.
Reporting directly to the Regional Senior PSP Officer, he/she will lead the Thailand PSP team covering all PSP related tasks. The position aims to maximize the donor base from the private sector for the Agency, and is responsible for managing the individual giving, leadership giving (corporate/foundation/ major donors), and to strengthen donor retention and donor development.
In Thailand, where the giving culture is well established, where refugee issues are sensitive and of a relatively low public priority, the external focus of the position is vital to increasing awareness of refugee issues. This requires a mature, seasoned and analytical approach. Communication with various partners such as the media, celebrities and social influencers is a key component of the post, particularly in a country where international staff cannot communicate in the language of the majority of these donors and partners (Thai). In this area, the incumbent of the post will have to work closely with the Representative (and other UNHCR units), as well as keeping them well informed and engaged in our fundraising operations
Additional Relevant Skills:
FR-Experience in fundraising organizations
FR-Experience in Private Sector Fundraising
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Private Sector Partnerships Officer (PSP Officer) is a managerial position within a given PSP country or multi-country operation and is part of a larger Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) team expected to manage, advise and support PSP markets in their respective area of responsibility (AOR). The PSP Officer will be supervised by the senior PSP staff in the country, multi-country office or HQ. The PSP Officer is responsible for meeting the income targets within the given budget set by the senior PSP staff at HQ, MCO levels.
The incumbent will prepare budget estimates for new markets in development, as well as for existing markets in the AOR under the supervision and agreement of the supervisor. On this level, the responsibilities correspond to a medium to large size AOR, with steady markets and corresponding stable growth in income. The incumbent has staffing and fundraising activities under the supervision.
The PSP Officer is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of the fundraising programs related to both Individual Giving (IG) and Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH). The incumbent oversees the PSP fundraising communications functions, as applicable.
Following guidance from the supervisor, the incumbent will encourage and facilitate the engagement of senior UNHCR staff members in the AOR, Bureau and in relevant Divisions and Entities in HQs to support PSP activities and donors. In addition, the incumbent ensures that the PSP fundraising and related activities are well-integrated in the local context and fosters a solid working relationship with the country Representative and the Operation. The PSP Officer will develop and support actions aimed at strengthening the relationships and keeping UNHCR stakeholders aware of PSP activities.
The PSP Officer will contribute to the overall management of PSP activities in the respective location by managing PSP staff under supervision and administering the PSP office efficiently.
The position provides regular and timely information on developments in relation to administrative matters within the domain of its geographical area of responsibility to the supervisor. Subject to specific operational, socio-economic or security developments in the AOR, and in close alignment with the country Representative, the incumbent will direct and guide the PSP team in taking appropriate course of action.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
business/marketing; social sciences; or other relevant field.
Relevant Job Experience
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
FR-Fundraising - High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI);
FR-Fundraising Mechanism of Donor Governments;
FR-Fundraising-face to face, mass appeal, digital, emergency, DRTV, etc.;
FR-Revenue Growth and Strategy Setting experience in Corporate Fundraising;
FR-PSFR Management of Private Sector Fundraising Investments in new markets;
FR-PSFR Management/Support of Private Sector Fundraising Investment processes/procedures
FR-Middle and/or Major Donor Fundraising;
Fluency in English and Thai
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision Making
Strategic Planning and Vision
Innovation and Creativity
Candidates must be Thai nationals.
Internal staff members should consult the Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS), UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1. If you have any question regarding the eligibility, you may also contact the HR unit.
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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