CAMEROUN – Resource Mobilization Specialist, P-3, Yaounde (UNICEF)


Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Representative, you will develop and implement private fundraising and partnership strategies to raise funds internationally and leverage resources locally in order to support implementation of the country programme.


Key Expected Results

1. You will be responsible for overall implementation of private sector fundraising and partnership plans and achieving set financial targets through strategic communication and resource mobilization such as corporate cash and in-kind donations, individual fundraising and resource leveraging.

2. You will supervise the Communication team in assessing the individual and corporate fundraising plans according to the work plan and in putting the plans into action in a timely and effective manner. This includes but is not limited to campaigns for donor acquisition, cultivation, retention and corporate fundraising. Oversee and monitor the work performed by the team.

3. You will be responsible for local Donor Care Programme-retention of existing private sector partners working closely with the programme section.  Write proposals, send reports and organize field trips for potential and current donors and partners.

4. You will keep track of private fundraising and partnership activities and prepare reports as needed by the supervisor, Deputy Representative and Representative as well as Private Fund Raising and Partnerships Division.


Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field.

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at international levels in corporate social responsibility, in fund raising and partnership, or related experience. Proven experience in marketing, advertising and/or sales.

Proven skills in developing and managing relationships with large number of partners.

Proven skills in strategic communications, networking, advocacy and ability to relate to mass media and community.

Proven conceptual, analytical and negotiation skills.

Ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with private sector, government officials and other UNICEF partners.

Managerial and supervisory skills and ability for team work.

Advanced knowledge of computer systems and applications.

Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Proven experience in proposal writing.

Fluency in English and French


Competencies of Successful Candidate

Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

Seeks and proposes opportunities for advancing UNICEF’s mission.



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 organisation.


If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.


Visit us at to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2011-000174. Applications must be received by 04 March 2011.


Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.


In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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