Associate PPH Officer

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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type


Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

May 28, 2024

Terms of Reference

General Background:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a contract within the Private Sector Partnerships Services in our Office in Paris, France.

Established in December 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. For more than seven decades, UNHCR’s work in over 130 countries has helped over 84 million of people restart their lives.

Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) sits within UNHCR’s Division of External Relations (DER) and is responsible for mobilizing resources from the private sector for refugees. UNHCR has developed a Private Sector Fundraising Strategy focusing on both Individual Giving and Private Sector Partnerships, identifying priority fundraising markets and regions.

UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships department (PSP) plays a crucial role in helping expand the organization’s funding base, while ensuring a sustainable and predictable stream of income. Although currently representing a small portion of UNHCR’s overall revenues, the contribution from the private sector is nonetheless significant and rapidly increasing.

As part of its corporate/corporate foundation and family/private foundation fundraising activities, the PSP department is seeking a capable PPH Lead as maternity replacement to support PSP France Operation during the maternity leave of the designated colleague.

The position, based in Paris, offers a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic team dedicated to fundraising and the development of private partnerships in France and Monaco.

Organizational background:

The Associate PPH Officer’s main objectives will be to lead on the engagement with a portfolio of private sector donors in France and set strategic directions for all activities relevant for the acquisition and strengthening of partnerships and relationships.

The incumbent will work as part of PSP France team, in close collaboration with other UNHCR France departments, including External relations and protection, as well as with HQ and other PSP markets.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated and results driven team player, who is able to work independently as well, with a strong interest in fundraising and private sector engagement.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

Under the supervision of the PSP Officer in France, the Assoc. PPH Officer will perform the following responsibilities:

• Lead on the engagement with a portfolio of private sector donors in France and set strategic directions for all activities relevant for the acquisition and strengthening of partnerships and relationships, ensuring that a dynamic pipeline is in place and regularly assessed and updated.
• Nurture, develop and oversee existing relationships which are part of the incumbent’s portfolio, with a focus on private philanthropists, major donors, legacy gifts, foundations, and companies in the French context. Ensure that these relationships are leveraged to their full potential, and donor requirements are fulfilled, while assessing the continued benefit of the partnership(s) to UNHCR.
• Define income targets, projections and KPIs for relationships and partnerships with private sector donors in France, in line with the Global PPH Strategic Framework, and perform strategic analyses and provide an insight onto delivery and management of partnerships.
• Develop programs to receive Gifts in Wills targeting major donors and HNWI audiences; and support plans to nurture such audiences into including UNHCR in their will. This might include keeping updated on local law affecting wills and legacies.
• Be responsible and accountable for the performance of donor-specific activities, to check that income is on track as per the targets established, to guarantee donor satisfaction and to report back on the successful implementation of activities against plans and priorities.
• Ensure that records on relationships are accurate and up-to-date on Salesforce, and capture all relevant information and communications with donors.
• Communicate accurate and timely information on UNHCR’s programs and activities, in conformity with the Organization’s financial needs and priorities, to prospective and current donors.
• Lead the implementation of the Private Sector Partnerships Global Strategy and the national fundraising strategy in aspects related to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), foundations and corporations.
• Keep informed about the local fundraising and business environment, fundraising best practices and about issues related to humanitarian and development work which might have an impact on PPH activities.
• Carry out on-going market research to identify new prospects, develop a prioritized list and inform engagement/cultivation plans as needed.
• Provide comprehensive internal reports and updates on pipeline/cultivation progress including recommendations and alerts to senior management as appropriate.
• Support the appropriate strategic and tactical engagement with and approach to PPH prospects in the event of emergencies.
• Lead the preparation of internal and external workshops, meetings and networking events which help the cultivation and stewardship of donors, including overseeing logistical aspects; and liaise with HQ to support the engagement of the market’s partners and prospects at high-level events coordinated by HQ.
• Strengthen UNHCR visibility towards PPH audiences and to position UNHCR as the ‘go to’ brand and Organization for private sector actors interesting in forced displacement.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required:

a. Education

• Mandatory university degree: Undergraduate or higher degree in International Relations, Economics, Social Sciences, or related field.

b. Work Experience

• 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree
• Working experience in establishing and cultivating solidarity partnerships;
• Previous experiences in international solidarity organizations with corporates & corporates foundations and/or major and middle donors would be an asset.
• Donor relations experience preferably with private sector with strong client orientation and understanding of private sector donor requirements.
• Partnerships/program experience in a not-for-profit organization or an international organization with particular focus on fundraising activities for humanitarian causes.
• Good understanding of UNHCR, its mandate, priorities and field operations. UNHCR programming and program management experience or certification

c. Key Competencies

• Very strong interest in fundraising activities with the private sector (corporate and philanthropy);
• Good knowledge of the French private sector CSR context;
• Good knowledge of the French generosity context;
• Great ability to work on communication & marketing materials (print and digital);
• Excellent analytical and conceptual skills;
• strong communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written).
• Excellent writing skills and very good oral fluency in French and English (essential);
• Capability of initiatives and autonomy, showing rigor and organization;
• A team player to effectively coordinate with multiple stakeholders;
• Knowledge on how to work in an emergency and sense of priorities;
• Demonstrated understanding of UNHCR budget structure and results framework;
• Excellent computer skills with Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


The successful candidate will be based with the team in UNHCR/PSP’s office in Paris, France.


The position is associated with a temporary contract (as maternity replacement capacity), valid until end of the year, with further extension until end of April 2025.

It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).

The salary is in line with the UN Salary scale for the indicated level (P2/NOB).

Application process:

Interested candidates are advised to consult the UNHCR website “How to apply | UNHCR” for guidance and details on the application process.

In case of unexpected technical problems during the application process, candidates should direct their questions to the Global Service Desk (, which can provide further technical support.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS)


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Paris, France
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