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Resource Mobilization Manager, Fixed-Term, P-4, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Not for Bangladeshi)

Job no: 527641

Work type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Bangladesh

Categories: Alliances and Resource Mobilization, P-4

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 better future..

Purpose for the job:

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Resource Mobilization Manager is responsible for overall contribution management and resource mobilization activities of Bangladesh Country Office (BCO), including the development of resource mobilization strategy in close coordination with the Communication & Partnerships, Field Services Sections and Planning & Monitoring & Reporting (PMR) Unit. This includes facilitation of office fundraising efforts, tracking of funding trends and gaps, oversight of fund utilization, liaison with donors, and the consolidation and on time submission of donor reports for the Country Programme. In close coordination with the PMR and Communication and Partnerships Sections, the RMM also ensures the timely preparation and dissemination of other mandatory and special reports, as well as briefing documents and corporate publications relating to programme activities in support of the UNICEF mission in the country.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

  • Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and execute partnership and resource mobilisation engagement with external partners and donors. In close consultation with the Country Management Team, develop a comprehensive resource mobilization strategy with a concrete action plan in support of UNICEF’s humanitarian priorities.
  • Guide and support Country Management Team on opportunities for partnership and resource mobilization, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting (including with public/ bilateral donors, National Committees, and private sector).
  • Develop and enhance relationship with potential and existing donors through regular meetings and communication, donor briefing sessions, and donor visits and provide a systematic follow up of all partnerships opportunities.
  • Monitor and analyze donor trends and new partnership opportunities in support of UNICEF humanitarian and development interventions.
  • Prepare comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other documentation for senior management meetings or trips involving resource mobilization;
  • Facilitate the negotiation, consolidation and quality assurance of donor proposals in compliance with UNICEF standards and donors’ requirements. Work with the Emergency Coordinator, CO management and programme teams to identify and facilitate well considered and coordinated funding requests.
  • Liaise and work closely with Regional Office, PPD and PFP on resource mobilization and partnership issues.
  • As needed, support negotiation with donors, in collaboration with PPD, RO and/or PFP for reprogramming of resources.
  • Advise programme teams about donor conditions and procedures. In close collaboration with budget colleagues facilitate correct and timely utilization and reporting of donor contributions. Support the capacity building of staff on understanding donor requirements and reporting mechanisms.
  • Create, review and edit – in close collaboration with all sectors and Communications and Partnerships Section – a set of high quality resource mobilisation documents for a large range of stakeholders (‘traditional and non- traditional’ donors -public and private sector donors- National Committees); Ensure timely coordination and dissemination.
  • Support the Country Management Team in engagement with other UN, IFI and NGOs partners to ensure common messaging with donors and maintain/develop effective working relationships with these partners.
  • Work closely with communications team and seek synergies between resource mobilization and communications to enhance donor visibility and recognition, as well as advocacy for fundraising purposes through innovative approaches.
  • Regularly liaise with programme sections, as well as participate in strategic meetings, in order to ensure an updated and comprehensive knowledge base on UNICEF programmes to support effective contribution management.
  • Support the Deputy Representative in establishing regular briefings with donors to report on status of children in Bangladesh, BCO implementation, budget status and funding needs. Necessary advocacy material to be prepared in advance of these meetings.

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

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Science, Public Relations, International Affairs or any other related field.
  • Work Experience:
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience with the above field.
  • Experience with partnership management, resource mobilization and donor relations in complex situations.
  • Work experience with fundraising, coordinating multi-sector donor proposals and reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and reporting writing.
  • Proficient in use of MS Word, Publisher, Excel and other related software packages.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

Other requirements:

  • Capacity to work in stressful conditions.
  • High level of Integrity and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
  • Analytical and conceptual ability, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF systems VISION/Insight an asset.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Drive for results (II)
  • Communication (III)
  • Working with people (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and supervising
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and networking
  • Planning and influencing
  • Adapting and responding to change

View our competency framework at

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

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 06 Nov 2019 Bangladesh Standard Time

Applications close: 20 Nov 2019 11:55 PM Bangladesh Standard Time

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