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Consultancy: Partnerships Prospect Researcher

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote
  • 2024-10-18

Hemsida UNICEF

Job no: 572998
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Stockholm
Level: Consultancy
Location: Sweden
Categories: Innovation

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, innovate

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives

The Office of Innovation is a creative, interactive, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the start-up thinking, the technology, and the partners that turn this energy into scalable solutions.

UNICEF’s Office of Innovation creates opportunities for the world’s children by focusing on where new markets can meet their vital needs. We do this by:

Connecting youth communities (or more broadly – anyone disconnected or under-served) to decision-makers, and to each other, to deliver informed, relevant and sustained programmes that build better, stronger futures for children.

Provoking change for children through an entrepreneurial approach – in a traditionally risk averse field – to harness rapidly moving innovations and apply them to serve the needs of all children.

Creating new models of partnership that leverage core business values across the public, private and academic sectors in order to deliver fast, and lasting results for children.

Our team

We’re an interdisciplinary team around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling new technologies and practices. With our partners, we focus on convening and collaborating on new and different solutions, low- and high-tech, by:

  • Looking at the 2–5-year horizon to evaluate emerging and trending technologies and to see how UNICEF can work with the private sector on doing better business while improving essential services for children.

  • Investing in early-stage solutions that show great potential to positively impact children in the 02-year future including the Venture Fund that invests in open-source technology solutions from start-ups based in UNICEF’s programme countries.

  • Identifying proven solutions that can be implemented at national scale in multiple countries – taking the ideas that help thousands in one country, bringing them to dozens of countries across multiple sectors, and impacting the lives of millions of children

How can you make a difference?

We are seeking an experienced consultant to support with landscape mapping, developing a prospect partner pipeline and engagement strategy for UPSHIFT, one of OOI’s 2024 priority initiatives. The successful candidate will be part of the OOI Partnerships & Communications Team. They will work remotely but hours are required to be complementary to the CET time zone.

Your main responsibilities will be:

As UPSHIFT aligns with the priorities of a broad spectrum of donors, OOI would like to focus its fundraising efforts towards donors who are most aligned with the diverse nature of the UPSHIFT programme. UPSHIFT has a footprint in 48 countries. Over 4.1million young people have already completed a 25+ hour UPSHIFT learning journey and the goal is to increase it to 20 million by 2030.

Therefore, UNICEF is seeking a consultant to conduct a comprehensive mapping of all key sectors – public, private and foundations – to create a refined, targeted and prioritised pipeline of viable prospects and develop an engagement strategy for pursuing prospects. Prospects will be ranked according to appropriate mission alignment and their capacity to financially and strategically champion UPSHIFT. Their willingness to convene relevant actors and ecosystems to support OOI in sustaining and scaling UPSHIFT will also be measured but as a secondary consideration.

The consultant will be responsible for developing:

  • A stakeholder matrix and heat map of foundations, public and private sector partnership prospects for UPSHIFT

  • An analysis of the landscape mapping

  • A priority pipeline (long-list and short-list) of the most viable prospects across foundations, public and private sector for initial UPSHIFT outreach

  • A high-level engagement strategy

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

  • An advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: public and/or private sector partnerships, communications, social sciences communication, public relations, business administration and management.
    • 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 eight years of relevant professional experience in researching and qualifying potential donors and of supporting fundraisers in creating prospect pipelines and cultivation strategies.
  • Proven experience and expertise in identifying strategic partners that have led to fundraising success.
  • Experience supporting partnership prospecting between the technology sector and development/non-profit organizations would be beneficial.
  • Experience of partnership prospecting for the UN is a bonus
  • An in-depth knowledge of the foundations, philanthropy, private and public sector fundraising landscapes and an understanding of the differences between them
  • Substantial knowledge of prospect research methods and data sources as well as donors’ needs and motivations
  • Extensive investigative, research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong personal management skills – ability to work independently, autonomously, take initiative, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


  • No travel is expected for this assignment

Payment details and further considerations

  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

How to apply:

  • Interested applicants are required to submit examples of previous prospect research they’ve undertaken and/or an outline of how they’d approach this project

  • Interested applicants are required to submit a financial proposal with an all-inclusive fee. Please see the financial proposal template.

  • Applications without a financial proposal will not be considered. Consultancy Financial Offer template.docx

To review the full Terms of Reference, please download Partnerships Prospect Researcher.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

For further questions, please contact: [email protected]

Advertised: 19 Jun 2024 W. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 02 Jul 2024 W. Europe Daylight Time

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote
  • 2024-10-18

Hemsida UNICEF

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