Thailand: Fundraising Specialist (Donor Acquisition), NO-C, FT, Thailand CO (For Thai Nationals Only), Bangkok, Thailand

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

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This post is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies which acquire high volumes of new quality donors and deliver net income to the organization. Managing and overseeing different techniques, including new initiatives, the pledge acquisition and face-2-face programme in order to ensure the growth of pledge donor. Ultimately the role is responsible for increasing the number of new people supporting UNICEF and maximizing net income.

Major Responsibilities

1. Strategic Planning:

In consultation with Chief of Fundraising, provides strategic insights into the Fundraising Strategic Plan (FSP). As part of the FSP is responsible for developing the acquisition strategy in line with global guidelines and best practices. Provides ongoing input for new budget and latest estimates and makes recommendations to adjust strategy as needed to ensure income and donor numbers remain on target to achieve goals.

2. Data Driven Strategy:

Performs reporting of income, expenditure and budget utilization relating to the acquisition area. Monitors and evaluates the performance of each fundraising activity and reviewing the overall operation of the unit to ensure the smoothness and identifying the gap to be strengthened; collects data and prepares information, reports and presentation on income, expenditure and budget utilization including progress vis a vis the workplan and targets. Develops investment fund applications, monitors fund utilization and prepares required reporting in a timely and effective manner.

3. Donor Acquisition and Innovation:

Under the guidance of the supervisor, leads the acquisition programme with a focus on pledge donors to grown un-earmarked funds for the country programme and RR. Develops and implements effective acquisition strategies across channels, utilizing and maximizing a variety of fundraising techniques. This includes scoping and testing of new channels and initiatives with the objective of identifying new additional, sustainable high-volume income streams and to diversify acquisition activity. Looks for innovative new ways to reach, engage and acquire donors.

4. Strategic Direction:

Provides an oversight on implementation of various fundraising techniques contributing to donor acquisition purpose which includes but not limited to strategic direction and operational support to agencies, contractors (in-house F2F team) and suppliers engaged to support the donor acquisition program and ensures that they perform at high standards. Evaluates their performance in order to ensure deliverables are met prior to payment.

Designs and optimizes efficient payment processes for acquisition purposes.

Supports the development and nurturing other fundraising work which supporting acquisition activities, including those providing pathways to pledge. Participates in meetings and workshops with various private/public sector organizations and events that facilitate the implementation of strategies and tactics for the private sector fundraising.

Manages acquisition related suppliers and contractors to maximize results. This includes briefing, training and motivation of outsourced staff or others representing UNICEF such as F2F fundraisers and telemarketers.

5. Lead and Manage Acquisition Team / Capacity Building

Effective management and development of staff/consultants under supervision. Provides day-to-day support for the team and individuals. Develops clear performance evaluation plans and monitors performance. Provides coaching and assistance to individual team members as required. Builds a healthy, respectful work environment that is conducive to staff well-being. Ensures that all staff are aware of individual and collective responsibilities in accordance with UNICEF’s Policies.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in related field, i.e. Business Administration, Marketing Communication, preferred.
  • ** A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. **

  • Minimum five years of professional working experience in managing fundraising/resource mobilization, marketing, advertising, sales, public relations, account management, brand management, business development or other related fields.
  • Hands-on experience in database management as well as donor/customers acquisition is a strong asset.
  • Experience in latest developments in supporter engagement and customer relationship management is desired.
  • Thai Nationals only.
  • Proven track record in the successful delivery of fundraising/marking campaign.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, networking, persuading and communication skills.
  • Experience in fundraising, non-profit management an asset.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Goal-oriented, self-starter, tact and discretion.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, analytical, organizational, and reporting skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international multicultural environment.
  • High language proficiency in both Thai and English (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Meet UNICEF Core Value and Competencies: Commitment, Diversity &Inclusion, Integrity, Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • How to apply:

    The Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.

    Please send application no later than31 December 2017.

    All UN including UNICEF candidates need to send an application letter together with Personal History (P-11) and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.

    FORM P11.doc

    Only short listed candidates will be notified.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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    How to apply:

    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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509555

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