Private Sector Fundraising Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment (TA – 364 Days), #128492, Dhaka, Bangladesh #571937

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, an advocate 

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Unit (RMPU) of UNICEF Bangladesh is strategically positioned within the Office of the Deputy Representative – Programme. Reporting under the Programme Efficiency Outcome at the country office level, the RMPU plays a pivotal role in advancing the objectives outlined in the UNICEF Bangladesh Country Programme Document. The main aim of the RMPU is to effectively mobilize resources that are essential for achieving targeted programme outcomes which directly impact child rights protection in Bangladesh.

The RMPU operates based on a comprehensive Strategy and Donor Action Plan, which are formulated through an inclusive consultative process. This strategic framework guides the unit in its dual mission: fundraising and the development of partnerships with both the public and private sectors. The goal is not only to secure but also to enhance financial resources necessary for the support and expansion of UNICEF-backed initiatives.

Through sustained and increased public and private sector income, the RMPU aims to significantly bolster UNICEF’s efforts in advocating and safeguarding child rights across Bangladesh. This approach ensures a robust support system for children, enabling impactful and sustainable interventions aligned with global and regional priorities of UNICEF.

How can you make a difference? 

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships and direct supervision of the Private Sector Fundraising lead in Bangladesh, the position will support the overall coordination, planning, development, and realization of the country office’s Resource Mobilization strategy, in line with UNICEF’s regional and global priorities and strategies in this regard. The Private Sector Fundraising Officer will play a crucial role in developing and executing innovative high-value partnerships and fundraising campaigns, both digital and offline. This position is pivotal for ensuring smooth collaboration with the South Asia Private Sector Cluster in Kathmandu, Nepal and enhancing the fundraising capabilities of the UNICEF Bangladesh country office. The officer will contribute significantly to the mobilization of resources aimed at supporting programmes that enhance the lives of children in Bangladesh.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Strategic Fundraising Initiatives and High-value Partnerships:

2. Campaign Management and Coordination:

3. Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management

4. Research and Market Analysis

5. General Coordination and Support

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File TOR- Private Sector Fundraising Officer (NOB-TA)_May 07 2024.pdf

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

The following minimum requirements:

  • Education: University degree in Marketing, Business Administration, International Relations, or a related field.
  • Work Experience: At least two years of professional experience in fundraising, partnership management, or a related field.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in Bangla and English (speaking, reading and writing) are required.

The following desirables:

  • Experience in digital fundraising campaigns and working with high-value donors is highly desirable.
  • Experience on analytics, database use and due diligence will be an added advantage.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The 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 

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, time off for breastfeeding purposes[KR5] , and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information. The genuine and complete vacancy announcements are published on UNICEF Careers website at 

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments. Internal candidates who are legally permitted to work for UNICEF in Bangladesh, independently of UNICEF appointment, will also be considered.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their candidate profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in the Applicant system in order to be considered.  The information submitted will be used for administrative purposes, salary/step determination and conditions of employment. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be accepted for applications that have already been submitted for this position.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 12 May 2024 Bangladesh Standard Time
Deadline: 26 May 2024 Bangladesh Standard Time

Apply now
To help us track our recruitment effort, please specify on the application form/indicate in your cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location