Senior Fundraising Associate

  • Full Time
  • Panama



Job no: 560465
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Panama City
Level: G-7
Location: Panama
Categories: Partnerships

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,

Panama Country Office (CO) is in the process of developing a PFP strategy that will contribute to the Regular Resources (RR) required to implement the Panama Country Programme.

Due to the possibility of the country being catalogued again as a HIC in the near future the CO must develop the funding and positioning required to cover the needed resources. Most of the income growth will come from the successful implementation of a pledge campaign and the development of a base of regular pledge donors to UNICEF. In addition, the engagement with the private sector (B4R) and the role of special events, content and digital are also vital to reach income targets, include the PS as a key stakeholder of UNICEF, position the brand and be more efficient.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision and leadership of the Partnership Specialist, the Senior Fundraising Associate (Individual & Private Sector), supports the individuals fundraising area by providing assistance on quality planning, monitoring and evaluation to improve performance management of the campaigns and will be ready to support in the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy, in addition, the engagement with the private sector emphasizing on support for the whole FR operation to fully seize opportunities that will contribute with the advancement of the local and the global priorities.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Provide technical support to the preparation of the Individual Fundraising plan and campaigns calendar, objectives, metrics and KPIs.
• Prepare and analyze the campaigns KPIs and the investment requirements.
• Provide technical support in the establishment of campaign KPIs and criteria (reporting, systems, performance evaluation, goals)
• Prepare preliminary documentation of the project, work plans, budgets and proposals for implementation agreements.
• Perform research & analysis. Manage spreadsheets. Prepare presentations. Proofread and revise documents and reports.
• Assist the supervisor in the follow up of the PFP workplan implementation, and collects fundraising, marketing and financial information.

2. Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of individual fundraising efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
• Monitor and prepare reports for the supervisor of the agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
• Research, synthesize and compile qualitative and quantitative data and information to facilitate preparation of reports, objectives, activities, etc.

3. Administrative tasks and responsibilities are effectively carried out and delivered.
• Provide technical support to search and evaluate potential suppliers, prepare terms of reference for quotations. Follow up quotation process.
• Participate in CRC and other administrative mechanisms in those cases related to administrative issues.
• Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.

4. Support the development and monitoring of financial and non-financial agreements with the private sector in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives:
• Monitor and analysis of market trends, identify opportunities and potential corporate partners and updates databases.
• Research and prepare key information as input for the development of financial and non-financial proposals.
• Develop draft proposals for presentations to potential corporate partners.
• Monitor and follow-up of existing agreements and action plans with corporate partners on a regular basis to ensure compliance with targets.
• In coordination with the Partnerships Specialist, support ongoing private sector partnerships and identify new potential partnerships with companies or industry platforms to support programme priorities.
• Develop due diligence processes for the evaluation of potential new private sector partners.
• Coordinate the development of workshops, events and publications for the private sector to
raise awareness of private sector best practices and ways to support advocacy for children’s rights.
• Provide input to meetings, proposals, reports and consultations as needed.

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

Completion of Secondary School. Technical and/or University level courses in marketing, publicity, communication, business administration, or any other related field of discipline relevant to the job are an asset.
A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in administration, communication or direct marketing agencies and fundraising areas.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in Spanish and English, written and spoken under a professional environment. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships
Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
Drive to achieve results for impact
Innovates and embraces change
Manages ambiguity and complexity
Thinks and acts strategically
Works collaboratively with others.
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 here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


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

Non National participants must have their legal affairs (visa and work permit) in order to be considered for this position.

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 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.

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

Advertised: 22 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 06 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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