Fundraising Specialist


UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Temporary
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Sep 18, 2022

Job Description

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, a hope

How can you make a difference?

Background and Rationale:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. To achieve that mission UNICEF requires resources. With that, UNICEF South Asia has begun investing in Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) for both on-going programmatic activities as well as in response to emergencies and humanitarian crisis.

Consider that South Asia is home to 1.86 billion people. Over one third of them are children. Given the enormous population of South Asia, any investment made to build-back-better after the pandemic will have unparalleled, large-scale returns.

Consider also that South Asia is a region prone to emergencies and humanitarian disasters – events that require rapid and effective National Committee and donor outreach, including quick responses from country offices about immediate needs.

With these two compounding realities, UNICEF South Asia is currently seeking to create and execute timely and effective support for rapid PSFR during unforeseen crisis; the Regional Office and Income Hub are also seeking to tap into new donor markets, such as diaspora communities, that could have great interest and ability to support countries in South Asia.


The purpose of this TOR is to support the Regional Office for South Asia and its South Asia Income Hub with exploring and testing the donor potential of diaspora communities, as well as, with liaising between country offices and fundraisers during time of emergency and humanitarian disasters towards rapid and effective private fundraising.

The staff member will work closely with the Chief of the Income Hub and the Executive Manager for the Regional Director.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support National Committees with the development of a strategy for engaging diaspora communities, high net worth individuals, faith-based and membership-based organizations, and foundations as potential donors
    • Execute research and gather information on potential markets and communities
    • Facilitate connections, prep for meetings, and follow-up with potential donors
    • Design a strategic pilot fundraising effort focused on mass engagement of diaspora communities and/or engaging high-net worth donors individually
  • Execute a pilot effort to raise funds from diaspora communities in support of the current crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
    • Support development of all assets required for mass and/or individual engagement
    • Serve as a liaison between Country Offices and fundraising offices – understanding what fundraisers need, collecting the required data from Country Offices, and creating user-friendly assets that communicate the required information in a way that effectively engages donors
    • Support initial outreach, meeting prep, and follow-up
  • Support the immediate needs for fundraising in the first 72 hours after a sudden onset crisis
    • liaise with fundraisers (e.g., National Committees) to understand what fundraisers need to effectively engage different donor groups
    • collect the required data from Country Offices in a timely manner, and
    • creating user-friendly assets that communicate the required information in a way that effectively engages donors
    • Support direct outreach to donors as requested (e.g., drafting emails, taking calls, preparing personalized proposals)
    • Create a comms, advocacy, fundraising plan to engage potential donors from 72 hours to 6 months after the sudden onset crisis.

Required Qualification & Experience


  • An advanced university degree in the field of development, business, social sciences, communications, marketing or a related field is an asset.
  • A university degree with additional two years of experience many be considered in lieu of a Masters degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience within UNICEF is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of diaspora communities, creating narratives, and/or targeted audience marketing is preferred.
  • The job will require quick action without advanced notice, as well as, planned activities. As such it required candidates willing and available to work flexible hours.


Fluency in English. Excellent writing skills are required.

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.

How to Apply


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidate are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.