Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fundraising Assistant (Donor Acquisition) - UNICEF (Apply by: 03 Sept'14)

Location: New Delhi

Level: GS-5

Temporary Appointment – 364 Days

Closing date: 3 September 2014

Purpose of the Post

Under direct supervision of the Fundraising Officer, Donor Acquisition, the incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of the India Country Office individual fundraising strategic plan and will be responsible for supporting activities undertaken to acquire new pledge donors.
The role involves actively contributing to and co-ordinating the implementation of these plans and budgets with suppliers, agencies and donors with the purpose of ensuring the Indian Country office reaches its full potential in pledge donor acquisition. The role will also be responsible for analysing and preparing reports on the performance of each activity. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Assist in day to day management, optimisation and coordination of acquisition and related agencies and suppliers, supporting and coordinating their acquisition activities including the monitoring of their performance through regular interactions and reports in alignment to the acquisition plan.

To coordinate with different stakeholders within the organisation, such as Finance, S&P as required. Also support internal processes of tracking contracts and payments to keep suppliers informed.
2. Using Private Sector Fund Raising team resources, evaluate the performance of each fundraising activity, brief and scrutinize reports and presentations on income and expenditure and budget utilization including progress vis-à-vis the work plan and target
3.         Assist in identifying new fundraising opportunities and approaches for donor acquisition and create plans to implement them. Once approved put the plan into action in a timely and effective manner.
4.         Provide administrative and secretarial support, such as screening income correspondence, arranging meetings and drafting related minutes, maintaining filing systems, etc.
5.         Perform other duties, as required.

Qualification and Competencies required to perform the duties of the post:

a)         Education

Completion of secondary education.  Proficiency in computer applications, including MS Office. Vocational education with additional training in a relevant field an asset. University degree in a related field, such as in Marketing or Communications, preferred.

b)         Work Experience

Five years general clerical work, which should have provided a good knowledge of clerical practices and procedures. Relevant field experience in supporting sales / marketing and / or fundraising combined with some administrative work experience preferred.

c)         Languages

Fluency in English and Hindi required.

d)         Other Skills and Attributes

Good organizational and communication (oral and written) skills
•           Service-minded with good interpersonal skills 
•           Tact, discretion, self-starter and good judgment
•           Ability to work under minimum supervision
•           Ability to handle and complete multiple tasks within deadlines
•           Good knowledge of computer applications, specifically interactive digital media

e)         Competencies

i)  Core Values (Required)
•           Commitment
•           Diversity and Inclusion    
•           Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
•           Communication  [I]
•           Working with People  [II]
•           Drive for Results  [I] 

Functional Competencies (Required)

•           Analyzing [I]
•           Learning and Researching [I]
•           Planning and Organizing [I]
•           Following instructions and Procedures [I]

Applications consisting of a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, and P11 Personal History form should be sent to by close of business 3 September 2014. 

To download the P11 – PersonalHistory form, visit the UNICEF India website at and click on “Careers at UNICEF” at the bottom of the page. 
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organizations.

 UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. 

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