Market Development Officer, Panama City

Organization: Unicef

Country: Panama

City: Panama City

Office: UNICEF Panama

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Market Development Officer, P-2, LACRO, Panama City, Panama, #123177

Job no: 559423

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Panama Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Regional Services Div (LACR), Panama

Department/Office: Reg Support Center - Latin America

Categories: Fund Raising

For every child, a champion.

Eight Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) Country Offices (COs) in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have an established Private Sector Fundraising strategy (PSP) raising $100 million yearly - contributing to fund LAC CO programmes (CPDs) across the region as well as contributing Core Resources (RR) to UNICEF globally. Six emerging COs in the region have engaged to various degrees with the private sector, with individual giving strategies and in some cases, engagement with the business sector for income and influence.

The formalized development of a regional Cluster for LAC is a Global strategic focus for, aligning with the global Resource Mobilization strategy to support the financial sustainability of these COs as they reach High Income Country (HIC) status.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this position, based in the UNICEF LAC Regional Office, is to support the COs to leverage the fundraising opportunities in the market, with strategic and technical fundraising support. The post holder will serve as an Advisor and all the main duties will be implemented in agreement with COs and according to UNICEF policies.

The position is accountable for supporting the COs to develop and deliver their annual PSPs, including securing fundraising investment, as well as develop and deliver a Cluster PSP. Continual strategic and technical fundraising support is required to support these deliverables.

The complete job description is available for consultation at the following link: Classified Job Description, Market Development Officer, P-2, LACRO, #123177.pdf

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have...

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: marketing, business management, or another relevant technical field.

Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in fundraising or marketing, with a focus on individual giving/mass marketing.

Experience setting up a fundraising operation, ideally within a Country Office/Programme Country, is considered an 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.

Language requirements: Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) or Portuguese is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are (1) Builds and maintains partnerships; (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; (3) Drive to achieve results for impact; (4) Innovates and embraces change; (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity; (6) Thinks and acts strategically; (7) Works collaboratively with others; (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.

UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

Nationals of Panama are not eligible for this position.

Advertised: Feb 14 2023 Eastern Standard Time Application close: Feb 28 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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Closes Feb 28 2023

Market Development Officer, P-2, LACRO, Panama City, Panama, #123177 in Panama

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