UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF Kuala Lumpur

Partnerships Officer, NOB, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia #98945

Job no: 555098

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Malaysia Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Malaysia

Department/Office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Categories: Fund Raising

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, Hope

The incumbent is responsible to develop new income opportunities, focusing primarily on companies and corporate foundations by implementing effective corporate partnership models and deploying innovative resource mobilization strategy, involving but not limited to, access to corporate partners’ customers/employees base and direct philanthropic donation requests. The role requires the incumbent to provide effective account management of existing and new partnerships.

How can you make a difference?

Identify, research, meet and develop funding proposals for potential corporate partners and secure funds from companies, their customers/employees and their foundations that will maximise long-term income in support of UNICEF’s programmatic objectives. After which, provide effective account management, partnership recognition and ensure efficient reporting on the outcomes of all partnerships.

Build and foster strong relationships with new corporate prospects and ensure existing corporate donors are stewarded appropriately, resulting in profitable long-term partnerships.

Working cross-functionally with the programmatic team in especially Corporate Alliance Officer to identify funding opportunities and secure strategic partnerships that contributes income and support programmatic outcomes. Engage with relevant teams to contribute technical inputs to develop and present funding proposals, reporting or other necessary information for the corporate partners.

Develop funding/partnership proposals and other relevant materials for potential partners by working across UNICEF globally to identify relevant funding needs and preparing presentations for each.

Plan, organize and execute corporate fundraising events/campaigns/activities that will generate income and encourage corporate engagement in support of UNICEF’s programmatic objectives.

Mapping and manage screenings of companies and their foundations to build a prospective list of corporate partners in accordance with UNICEF’s processes and criterias. Maintain and continuously update the corporate database for targeted, current and prospective corporate partners.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Marketing, Business, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Communications *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 2 of relevant professional experience in sales and marketing, account management, business management, event management or fundraising.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiating and account management skills are essential.
  • Experience of corporate partnerships and/or cause related marketing is a strong advantage
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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.

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

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.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


For salary scale of the UN positions, please refer to; UN Salaries-Malaysia

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

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 are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). 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.

Advertised: Sep 12 2022 Singapore Standard Time Application close: Oct 12 2022 Singapore Standard Time