INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. 39/2020
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: Private Partnerships and Philanthropy
Nature of the Position
The Private Sector Partnerships Associate will play a key role in the further increase of income from private sector in Thailand and is supporting the implementation of the Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) programme in Thailand based on the PSP Country Strategy.
Under the functional supervision and in conjunction with UNHCR Thailand, the Private Sector Partnerships Associate will be responsible for Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH) section in Thailand, particularly generating income to support refugees from three main pillars; Corporate, Foundation and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs).
• Ensure that PPH income targets are achieved in a cost effective manner
• Conduct research and identify PPH prospects based on the shared values/goals to ensure sustainable partnerships
• Build relationships with new business and account management for PPH donors
• Implement world class stewardship programme for PPH donors to ensure strong and unwavering support for refugees
• Monitor and analyse performance of PPH programme and propose recommendations for further improvement
The Private Sector Partnerships Associate (PPH) will be part of the PSP Thailand team and is expected to work closely with country operation, the PSP colleagues in Bangkok and the rest of the PSP network.
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) sits within UNHCR's Division of External Relations (DER) and is responsible for mobilizing resources for refugees from the private sector. UNHCR has developed a Private Sector Fundraising Strategy 2018-2025 which has the ambition of growing PSP into a service capable of generating $1 Billion annually and identifies priority fundraising markets and regions.
As part of this strategy, and in order to achieve the ambitious objectives of mobilizing necessary resources for UNHCR, colleagues working in the sphere of Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH) mainly focus on developing and strengthening long-term partnerships with companies, foundations and private philanthropists (“PPH donors”). As part of a wider fundraising team, the primary role of PPH colleagues is to seek various forms of support from PPH donors: securing funding for UNHCR programmes and projects will be considered priority, but the work also includes leveraging the capacities of these partnerships beyond funding, in order to build long-lasting holistic partnerships bringing various forms of support to UNHCR and to persons of concern (POC), such as advocacy, visibility, expertise, innovation and public engagement.
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.
If applicable, support on the development of marketing programmes to receive Gifts in Wills targeting major donors and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) audiences; and support plans to nurture such audiences into including UNHCR in their will
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Certificates and/or Licenses
Marketing, Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration,
Management, Social Sciences, Fundraising, or other relevant field
Relevant Job Experience
Relevant experience with exposure to an international environment and/or with humanitarian or development organizations. Ability to produce high-quality written materials tailored to specific audiences. Ability to balance different and sometimes competing needs and deadlines. Experience in coordinating multiple stakeholders, with an ability to multi-task, manage time, and thrive in a high-pressure environment. Ability to function well in a multi-cultural environment. Knowledge of partnerships, fundraising, and/or relationships with donors and/or external partners, and/or sales, and/or marketing and communications.
Knowledge of humanitarian programming and/or UNHCR programmes and operational arrangements. Knowledge of SharePoint 365 platform. Knowledge of CRM tools, ideally Salesforce. Knowledge of specific fundraising techniques targeting PPH donors. Experience in a UN field location and/or working in a developing country
PS-Fundraising materials production and management
PS-Partnerships / Individual Giving Programmes
FR-Middle and/or Major Donor Fundraising
PS-Fundraising - High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI)
CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community
Fluency in English and Thai
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Empowering and Building Trust
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
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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