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Individual Contractor (11.5 months, full-time): Planning Coordinator, Deputy Director’s Office, Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Individual Contractor Director and Top Executive Consultancy
Job Expired 1 Jun 2022
Posted 1 month ago
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, hope

The Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships (PSFP) section within the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division works with National Committees and UNICEF country offices to maximize financial and non-financial support for children. PSFP plays a leadership role in the organization creating vision, setting goals, and working across the UNICEF family of fundraisers and partnerships specialists to achieve them.  

Over the past two years, the amount of workload associated with the Deputy Director (PSFP)’s office has increased greatly.  Several projects and activities require planning support, coordination and follow-up with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including, among others, in relation to the new UNICEF Global Private Sector Resource Mobilization Strategy 2022-2025, the yearly Fundraising Leadership Programme, and overall PSFP capacity building plan, knowledge management and monthly meetings with Fundraising Directors and with the Private Sector Fundraising Strategy Group.  The huge impact of the Ukraine crisis on the section’s resources has further exacerbated this issue and is likely to for many months to come.  

Appropriate backfill and better directed resource is needed to ensure that the Deputy Director’s office operates effectively to both lead and proactively support the full section in delivering results for children. We are seeking for an individual contractor temporarily to provide planning surge support for a period.   


How can you make a difference?

The Planning Coordinator is expected to provide planning surge support to Head of Fundraising Operations and Strategy in the Deputy Director (PSFP)’s office.   


  • Support in coordinating PSFP elements of the 2022-25 strategic plan, provide planning and coordination support in several UNICEF internal processes including involvement in PFP focal points meetings such as for Planning, Capacity Building, Risk Register, etc. 

  • Support the monitoring of the PSFP Section expenditure budget. 

  • Support the planning and content coordination for priority monthly or annual meetings including with Fundraising Directors and the Private Sector Fundraising Strategy Group.   

  • Plan and manage the in-person event for the annual meeting of the Fundraising Directors in Europe in September.  

  • Support knowledge management including the operationalization of the Knowledge Exchange Platform and the overall systems-integration for the better capturing and dissemination of fundraising and partnerships knowledge and best practices. 

  • Support the development of frontier market plans, start-up PSFR prioritizing process and coordination on presentations to GMT / EB. 

  • Support to the work on coordinating strategy and ways of working with the Office of Innovation. 

  • Support to the work on Islamic giving products. 

  • Support to the work on public private partnerships.  

  • Additional planning and coordination support to the DD (PSFP)’s office as needed.  


  • Ensure the in-person event for the annual meeting of the Fundraising Directors in Europe on 14-16 September is planned and delivered effectively.  

  • Ensure monthly virtual meetings of Fundraising Directors are delivered on time with effective liaison with all stakeholders to ensure content is delivered on time and on brief 

  • Ensure a debrief of the recent Islamic Giving pilot is delivered by end of September 2022 

  • Proactive ongoing engagement and contribution of the PSFP section in strategic planning, knowledge management and organisational change management processes. 

  • Full visibility on the state of play vis-a-vis section budget with tracking completed on a monthly basis and shared with the team.  

  • Ensure Q3 budget redeployment completed by end of September 2022. 

  • Monthly calls with the Fundraising Strategy Group have an agreed agenda with all preparatory documents circulated in advance. Notes post-meeting circulated within one week of each meeting 

  • Effective preparation for and follow up from key meetings e.g. presentation decks prepared, proactive follow up to ensure the effective and coordinated running of the office. 

  • Ongoing support to the KM and public private partnerships communities of practice, ensuring effective follow-up on actions agreed.  


11.5 months, full-time, tentatively starting in July 2022. 


Head of Fundraising Operations and Strategy within the Deputy Director (Private Sector Fundraising & Partnerships) office.  


Office-based in Geneva, Switzerland.  

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) in management, development studies, humanities or other related area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree), in combination with qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. 


  • Minimum of four years progressive experience in the following fields: project/event management and delivery experience, including budget management or other relevant areas is required 

  • Some knowledge of private sector fundraising and partnerships is highly desirable. 

  • Familiarity with UNICEF, particularly the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division, would an asset. 


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset. 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Remarks: Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein. Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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.

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