Partnerships Manager (Fundraising)

Partnerships Manager (Fundraising)

(P4) China


Location:                            Beijing, China

Reporting to:                     Chief Private Sector Fundraising (P5)

Annual salary:       P4 post on the UN Salary scales (see below for more details)


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.

For every child, an advocate


UNICEF and China have a long history of collaboration. In 1947, China became the first country in Asia to welcome a partnership with UNICEF, and our first programme provided emergency relief services to children. China has the second-largest child population: 14% of the world’s children. It’s had progress recently, advancing education and health rights, promoting gender equality and reducing poverty. China has reduced its under-five mortality rate by 80% since 1990. For more information, please visit our webpage:


How you can make a difference


We are now looking for seasoned expertise to be responsible for leading and retaining existing partnerships and proactively establishing new high-impact partnerships with the corporate sector and high net-worth individuals in China, to mobilize resources to realize UNICEF’s strategic goals. In particular:


·Provide strategic leadership to obtaining resources for UNICEF China. Propose frameworks of engagement with the private sector in line with Global Best Practices

·Ensure annual private sector fundraising targets are reached

·Proactively lead the development of new partnerships in line with UNICEF’s objectives

·Lead the team to identify, assess and negotiate with companies and high net worth individuals based on quality research

·Provide high quality account management to existing corporate partners

·Provide coaching and management to team members. Develop work plans and ensure objectives and targets are achieved

·Ensure that new partnerships are aligned with UNICEF’s due diligence standards, and adequately manage risk


To qualify, you will have…



·Minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience particularly in a business-to-business role in a global organization and/or an international partnerships role in a charity, NGO or INGO

·Experience at strategic management level and of team leadership

·Experience in sales and of developing partnerships with the corporate sector

·Experience of working with high net-worth individuals is desirable

·Strong management and coordination skills in a complex multi-organizational setting



·Master’s level university degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or related field. [NB: A first level university degree in combination with additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree]


Language Requirements:

·Fluency in English. Knowledge of Mandarin would be valuable but is not essential.


For every child, you demonstrate…

·Respect for and adherence to UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and proven understanding and sensitivity to cultural nuances

·Interpersonal and motivational skills; capacity to build team spirit and bring diverse teams to deliver on shared results

·Drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work

·Capacity to think outside of the box and drive innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

·Compelling communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information

To apply for the post

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to: Please let us know where you saw the post advertised.


Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UNICEF –Partnerships Manager China” in the email subject line.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


The deadline for applications is Sunday February 25th, 2018, 18.00 GMT.



Additional Comments

This is a P5 post on the UN Salary scales. To find out more about what this means, please visit the UN site on Salaries and Post Adjustment:


PLEASE NOTE: There will be a two-stage application process which means that candidates that fully meet the criteria above will be subsequently asked to complete a further online process within the UNICEF recruitment system