Mexico: Fundraising Officer (Prospection), NO-A, Mexico City, Mexico

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Mexico
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position Under the direct supervision of the Fundraising Officer (NO-B) and in close collaboration with the different functional areas of de private sector fundraising (PSFR) team, this post is responsible for the optimum implementation of the individual donors’ acquisition plan, framed in the Annual Fundraising Work plan.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual Individuals Fundraising Plan in regards to donors’ acquisition that is part of the Fundraising Annual Work-plan by gathering forecasts of income and expenses from each acquisition channel, ensuring the quality and relevance of the key performance indicators proposed by each acquisition channel and providing relevant information on opportunities and trends in the market.
  • Responsible for ensuring the right and timely implementation of the different channels that are part of the individual donors’ acquisition activity plan aimed to acquire new pledge and one-off donors as well as leads to be later converted into donors.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance of the different fundraising materials developed or updated such as pitch cards, flyers, info-graphs and presentations.
  • Monitors the performance of the different channels implemented as part of the individual donors’ acquisition plan. Alerts on underperforming and over performing channels for an optimized implementation of the investment and resources allocated to that end.
  • Gathers information from different donors’ acquisition channels implemented along the year to prepare reports and dashboards required by the Fundraising Specialist.
  • Advices on different tools and requirements for an optimum implementation of individual donors’ acquisition work plan. Sustain with quality information and analysis the requests for incorporating new tools and resources as part of the donors’ acquisition infrastructure and network of suppliers.
  • Liaises with the different donors’ acquisition specialists based in Geneva HQs (Telemarketing, Face to Face, DRTV, Digital and Mobile among others).
  • Coordinates the rapid and efficient activation of emergency fundraising plans within the team driving each acquisition channel.
  • Key end results

  • Donors’ acquisition annual work-plan clearly stated in terms of priorities, objectives and key performance indicators.
  • Different acquisition channels timely and efficiently implemented along the year with balanced resources according to the size and weight of each channel.
  • Fundraising materials to support the implementation of the different donors’ acquisition channels are developed with high standards of quality in terms of content, design and finishing.
  • Key performance indicators timely monitored and analyzed. Deviations against the plan early alerted with proposals for overcoming challenges and limitations.
  • Reports and dashboards related to the different donors’ acquisition channels are timely prepared and submitted with a quality assurance process involved.
  • Relationships with internal and external counterparts are fluidly maintained and nurtured for an optimum implementation of the donors’ acquisition work plan.
  • Emergency fundraising plans for the different channels involved in donors’ acquisition are rapidly and efficiently coordinated.
  • Impact of Results

    The work performed by the Fundraising Officer (Prospection) will positively impact in terms of the expansion and diversification of fundraising channels directly related to the acquisition of new individual donors with a focus on pledge giving. This results in a strengthened fundraising income mix mainly characterized by its sustainability, predictability and non-conditionality.

    Competencies and level of proficiency required

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication [II]
  • Working with People [II]
  • Drive for Results [II]
  • Functional Competencies

  • Relating and Networking [I]
  • Persuading and Influencing [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [I]
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking [I]
  • Recruitment Qualifications

    Education:University degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communication Sciences, Business Administration or other related humanistic field.

    Experience:One year of relevant professional work experience in marketing, promotions, commercial or fundraising areas. Experience in working for international organizations doing fundraising would be an asset.

    Language Requirements:Fluency in Spanish and English is required

    Candidates must be of Mexican Nationality

    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

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