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Partnerships Manager (Private Sector Fundraising), P-4, Thailand Country Office, Bangkok.

Apply now Job no: 528301
Work type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Thailand
Categories: Private Fundraising and Partnerships, 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, Partnerships

These days we advocate for laws and policies that better deliver on children’s rights while making sure that the human and financial resources needed to carry them out are available. We have around 50 staff members working with our partners to find new and innovative ways to protect the rights of all children in the country and to ensure that the benefits of Thailand’s rapid and impressive development reach the most disadvantaged children.

By bringing together all types of individuals concerned with child rights, we move closer to the day when every child in Thailand, regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or legal status, has a fair chance to grow up in a safe, healthy and protective environment and reach their full potential.

How can you make a difference?

Private Sector Fundraising section is looking for a talent to fill this newly established role under Partnerships Management pillar who will be accountable for providing strategic leadership on the whole of office holistic engagement with business and key influencers to maximize results for children and UNICEF’s ability to effectively deliver on the country programme, entailing: 

  • Developing a cross cutting vision and strategy for partnerships in Thailand
  • Achieving the current ambitious financial targets in the PSP (business / philanthropy / CP2P)
  • Lead strategic engagement with business as a duty bearer for children’s right (CRBP) on behalf of the office
  • Leading the development of the whole UNICEF approach to shared valued partnerships

The incumbent will work under supervision of Chief PSFR, with dotted line on technical guidance from Deputy Representative. Responsibilities of the post pertain to strategy and management of the full spectrum of Partnerships Management pillar; e.g. the development and strategic management of high-level foundation partnerships, UHNWI donors/supporters, corporate partners and industry platforms. The incumbent will have the overall accountability in developing fundraising strategies for these stakeholders in order to support the implementation of Thailand Country Programe and potential regional or global programmes, i.e. humanitarian causes. S/he will need to work closely with Programmes, Advocacy and Communications to ensure alignment. In addition, s/he will need to indentify synergies with the other two pillars (Acquisition and Retention) to develop priority integrated partnerships with linkages to pathway to pledge. The incumbent will also have overall responsibility to ensure support for other parts of the office in engaging business as partners in programme delivery and advocacy, as well as to lead the office’s strategies around engaging business as a duty bearer for children’s rights and leading key initiatives with key business stakeholders and government in the child rights and business space.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Chief of PSFR, Programme Officers and Deputy Representation to develop and implement a business for results strategy, that will leverage income, influence and impact for children.
  2. Develop a robust and attractive leadership giving programme to maximize income and influence to advance UNICEF’s mission.
  3. Lead an integrated approach to high value individual, corporate and foundation partnership while working closely with Programmes, Advocacy and Communications sections, to achieve long term sustainable change/improvement for children.
  4. Support programme sections to identify and develop partnerships with business for programme delivery and advocacy towards delivering on UNICEF’s programme outcomes.
  5. Lead the office’s child rights and business work, including strategy development, partnerships management, engagement with key business stakeholders, capacity building and the roll out of CRBP related projects.
  6. Prioritize and lead on new business pipeline and priority shared value partnerships in view of securing new multi-million, high impact partnerships.
  7. Coordinate with the team to expand, maximize and renew existing national partnerships in terms of income, voice and influence, including leveraging pathways to pledge.
  8. Contribute to team on other activities / priorities

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

  • Advanced university degree or higher degree in Marketing, international development, CSR/sustainable business, business administration or closely related fields required. University degree and number of direct professionals working experience in the field of work could be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Eight years of relevant professional work experience in relationship or programme management in a leading international non-profit organization.
  • Experience in line management, monitoring and evaluation, preferred
  • Solid experience in income generation from partnerships, secured / retention of multi-million-dollar partnerships and leading high-profile partnership engagements
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing partnerships and/or security major gifts with a value in excess of $5million
  • Understanding of development programming for children, Children Rights Business Principle or related field- considered a strong asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Excellent communication skill in English (Written and verbal) is required.  Working knowledge of another UN language is preferred.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

Formulating Strategies and Concepts (III), Persuading and influencing (III), Applying Technical Expertise (II), Leading and Supervising (II), Entrepreneurial Thinking (II), Analyzing (II), Relating and Networking (II)


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.

All UN including UNICEF candidates need to send an application letter together with Personal History (P-11) and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.


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.

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Applications close: SE Asia Standard Time

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