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Chief Private Sector Fundraising (P5) China
  • Salary This is a P5 post on the UN Salary scale
  • Location China, Asia and Middle East
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Category Fundraising
  • Sectors Youth/Children
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Job Description

Location: Beijing, China

Reporting to: Country Representative

Annual salary: P5 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

Under the general guidance and leadership of the Country Representative, the Chief of Private Sector Fundraising is responsible for the coordination, planning, development and realization of a private sector fundraising strategy and plan for growth for the China CO and UNICEF globally. He/she will be responsible for the analysis and management of the relationship with local and global partners and of all private sector fundraising channels and activities, ensuring engaged and long-term partnerships, as well as flexible and unrestricted resources for the China office and UNICEF globally. She/he will:

  • Provide leadership and direction in developing UNICEF China’s overall Private Sector Fundraising strategy and implementation frameworks focused on global and local private sector partners including private individuals, philanthropic donors, corporations and foundations in China
  • Provide guidance and direction for planning, implementation, research and analysis of all fundraising channels with emphasis on achieving flexible and unrestricted resources
  • Manage, lead and grow the Individuals Fundraising Programme. Ensure alignment with regional and global level and the delivery of investment commitments
  • Actively seek and develop new fundraising products that are appropriate in the China context and in alignment with global goals
  • Take an active role in identifying, approaching and negotiating partner relationships with corporations, foundations and wealthy individuals who may potentially become major donors to UNICEF in China
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the team for all fundraising activities. Establish work plans and budgets, and identify training requirements to meet staff development needs
  • Represent the team and serve as a local focal point for sections to develop funding proposals and partnerships, coordinate corporate and foundation engagement activities, plan and carry out partner visits when necessary, promote dialogue and information exchanges at a local and global level
  • Work across sections to unify projection of UNICEF’s image and positioning to UNICEF’s supporters and potential supporters, promoting collaboration and ensuring that synergies are created between the different teams, strategies and activities.
  • Supervise the development of fundraising tools such as Resource Mobilization kits, communication tools to Chinese private individual donors, program funding requirement documents, partner updates, annual report for donors, and articles

To qualify, you will have…


  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in fundraising or business development for an international organization, non-profits or companies, coupled with significant managerial and leadership experience
  • Experience at strategic management level and of team leadership
  • Experience in sales and of developing partnerships with the corporate sector
  • Strong management and coordination skills in a complex multi-organizational setting


  • Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Communications, Economics or equivalent, with specialization in Fundraising Studies or Marketing. NB: [A first level university degree in combination with additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu or the advanced university 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.

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.