Donor Relations Specialist, P3, Fixed Term, Amman , Jordan country Office, #89353 (Non-Jordanian only)

$88,936 - $119,172 / YEAR Expired 1 month ago
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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, a champion

The United Nations Children’s Fund Jordan Country Office in Amman seeks a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and proactive Donor Relations Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Partnerships, the Specialist will support the coordination of various fundraising channels and activities, ensure engaged and long-term partnerships, and drive revenue growth for both the Country Programme needs as well as for UNICEF globally.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Resource Mobilization Strategy Implementation
  2. Donor Analysis and Intelligence
  3. Strategic Donor Engagement
  4. Fundraising and Leveraging Resources
  5. Donor Reporting
  6. Knowledge Management
  7. Others

The staff member will deepen collaboration with key donors and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange and resource mobilization for UNICEF Jordan’s Country Programme through support to various fundraising activities and channels, ensuring strategic engagement and development of long-term partnerships.

Duties include:

  1. Resource Mobilization Strategy Implementation
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Partnerships, operationalise and monitor the implementation of the Jordan Country Office Resource Mobilisation Strategy.
  • Design effective donor engagement plans in line with the Resource Mobilisation Strategy to help mobilize public and private support for the cause of children.
  • Oversee the implementation of these plans, ensuring they are delivering against agreed outcomes.
  1. Donor Analysis and Intelligence
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective donors and partners.
  • Analyze donor assistance frameworks and policies on Jordan.
  • Map potential entry points for UNICEF.
  • Monitor donor funding trends and analyze their potential impact on UNICEF programmes.
  1. Strategic Donor Engagement
  • Ensure Senior Management is kept up to date on the latest donor trends and formulate recommendations for strategic approaches and engagement.
  • Expand UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and donors, partners, international financial institutions and other key interlocutors.
  • Serve as a focal point for donors for UNICEF programmes in general and specific grants, liaising with Senior Management and Section Chiefs as required.
  • Provide substantive strategic and programmatic support to the Representative and Senior Management in their engagement with donors, including preparing talking points, donor briefs, background information and presentations.
  1. Fundraising and Leveraging Resources
  • Provide strategic direction for fundraising through proactive collaboration with internal and external partners enhancing UNICEF’s visibility and influence.
  • Identify and promote new partnerships and resource mobilization opportunities.
  • Develop and quality assure concept notes and proposals aligned with donor interests and UNICEF’s programme priorities under the Country Programme Document.
  • Develop quality assurance mechanisms for concept note and proposal review.
  • Working with UNICEF Headquarter divisions, ensure the review and approval of all agreements.
  1. Donor Reporting
  • Oversee the preparation and on time submission of high-quality, results-based donor reports, working closely with the Deputy Representative, Chiefs of Section and cross cutting sections.
  • Ensure all donor conditionalities have been met and use of funds was in line with donor agreement.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Section, ensure capturing of donor visibility/recognition efforts for donors.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures for donor reporting.
  1. Knowledge Management
  • Ensure knowledge management systems are effectively managed and utilized.
  • This includes the UNICEF Jordan Relationship Management Database (UNISON), ensuring up to date information on all interactions with donors, financial and non-financial opportunities, due diligence clearances, and donor profiles and intelligence are captured.
  • Track and monitor the pipeline of funds.
  • Assist in the monitoring of key partnerships performance indicators.
  1. Others
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the partnerships team.

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

An advanced university degree in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related field.

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English is required with knowledge of Arabic or another UN language considered as 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…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) 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.


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

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will 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.

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.

Amman, Jordan
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