Partnerships (Philanthropy) Officer, NOA, Temporary Appointment, São Paulo, Brazil #129054

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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, make a difference

Since 1950, UNICEF has supported the most important transformation for children and adolescents in Brazil. UNICEF Brazil with its main office in Brasília and nine field offices. UNICEF works in close partnership with national and sub-national government, corporate partners, youth, and civil society organizations. For information of the work of our organization in Brazil, please visit our website: UNICEF Brazil.

The country offices of target markets will work with LACRO and global teams to grow these income streams and develop local relationships with high value individual supporters, family and private foundations.

How can you make a difference?

You will work under the leadership of the Corporate Alliances Officer in Brazil Country Office, and in coordination with the LACRO Philanthropy Team and the wider Global Philanthropy team to create UNICEF’s High Value pipeline in Brazil and maximize resources and support for UNICEF programmes to achieve results for children. The main functions/accountabilities are:

Strategy, planning, and reporting:

-Support the development of the partnership strategy for Ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWI), Faith membership organizations (FBO) and Membership Based Organizations MBO), and private sector.

-Be supportive to the team during the budgeting and planning process; as well as assist in regularly monitoring the established targets.

Prospect Identification and Cultivation:

-Develop a high value prospect list of UHNWI potential donors and foundations, conduct research on the prospects to identify potential opportunities, including due diligence;

-Contribute with direct supervisor on the preparation and implementation of Resource and Mobilization Philanthropy Partnership Strategy, including on building an integrated and coordinated workflow between donors and the fundraising team to implement engagement plans of prospects identified.

-Identify, solicit and secure income at the major gift level including multi-year gifts, focusing on gifts of a minimum value of US$100k and upwards.

Engagement with prospects and partners:

-Conduct meetings and develop proposals and other relevant materials for potential partners preparing presentations for each prospection including development of high quality reports.

-Ensure effective communication with partners by writing compelling cases to support donor communications and the materials needed for prospects’ engagement including briefing materials, slide decks and elevator speeches.

-Identify opportunities and support the team to organize roundtables and thought partnership events with senior leadership and key prospective partners.

-Identify, develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of external audiences, including at networking events. Plan and participate in field trips with prospective and current partners.

-Create and maintain an event calendar of relevant philanthropy sector events and external engagement opportunities and ensure participation of colleagues in the most relevant ones.

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Communication, Marketing, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field is required.


  • Minimum of one year working experience in fundraising, social projects, partnerships, marketing or sales;
  • Demonstrated successful track record in negotiating partnership agreements, grants or sales deals is required;
  • Strong networking skills with a track record of building mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders is needed;
  • Familiarity with Philanthropy (UHNWI and/or foundations) in Brazil is required.
  • Practiced communicator with demonstrated ability to condense information and communicate it in a well-structured and compelling way;
  • Knowledge of the UN system or international development issues, and familiarity with UNICEF programme activities are desirable.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Portuguese required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1); Works Collaboratively with others (1); Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1); Innovates and Embraces Change (1); Thinks and Acts Strategically (1); Drive to achieve impactful results (1) and Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).


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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, 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. . 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.


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. For this position, eligible and suitable [Insert candidates from targeted underrepresented groups] are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are 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. 

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.

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.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 21 Jun 2024 E. South America Standard Time
Deadline: 07 Jul 2024 E. South America Standard Time

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