PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS CONSULTANT
Parent Sector : Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Management/Audit/Oversight
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-SEP-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The section for donor outreach and resource mobilization in the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) focuses on outreach to potential public and private partners and diversifying UNESCO donor base including companies, high net worth individuals (HNWI) and foundations.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Partnerships Division/BSP, the consultant will:
Identify, map prospects and propose well-researched ideas to senior managers in order to increase funding from new private sector partners;
Identify and engage with prospective donors including companies, foundations, HNWI, and Major Donors
Provide backstopping to Programme sectors, Institutes and field offices in the negotiation of funding agreements as required, and provide advice on private sector fundraising plans, as well as the initiation and follow up of private sector fundraising initiatives.
Organize briefings, meetings, visits and events with current and prospective donors;
Keep track of donors in the Constituency Relationship Management (CRM) tool,
Support Programme Specialists to ensure compliance on donor and UNESCO requirements, including to ensure quality reporting in a timely manner.
Participate in organizing events to expand networking opportunities with potential private sector donors and to ensure follow-up for fundraising purposes.
Contribute to the design of advocacy, communication tools and materials to support private sector fundraising.
Undertake any other tasks required by the supervisor for the benefit of the Organization.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
University degree (preferably at Masters level) in Marketing or Communications or Business Administration or other relevant field of relevance to private sector fundraising.
Minimum 4 (four) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, of which preferably at least 2 years acquired at international level for a not-for-profit organization in fundraising from the private sector including Companies, high net worth individuals (HNWI) and Foundations.
Experience in the delivery of high-quality written materials (proposals, pitches, reports and such) tailored to specific audiences.
Good knowledge of and practice in the areas of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Excellent interpersonal skills for teamwork and work in a multicultural setting and ability to interact effectively with different stakeholders inside and outside the Organization.
Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing with stakeholders to convey tailored messages and translate and articulate organizational priorities to potential private partners. This includes strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
Excellent analytical and IT skills including the ability to extract and analyse information from IT based knowledge systems to support decision making and planning related to resource mobilization.
Excellent knowledge of English, and a very good knowledge of French.
Experience in the UN system.
Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO –Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish– is an asset.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.