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Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer

UNHCR

Rome, Italy

Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications
Senior PSP Officer (Italy)

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Italy has reached size and complexity that increases demands on senior management. Also, the strategy developed for Italy keeps a well calculated ambition for growth towards a +40M organisation. In addition, the recent refugee situation in Europe, including Greece, offered an unexpected opportunity of expansion. At the same time the improved economic scenario presents increased opportunity in the Portuguese market as well. Following these events and changes PSP Italy is extending its activities to a more regional level with Italy as core market, with an increase need for senior management and supervision.

The Senior PSP Officer (Italy) will be part of an international team of Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) experts and will play a key role in increasing private sector income in Italy and above mentioned countries.

The incumbent will be responsible for strategy setting and growth implementation of the PSP budget for Italy, based on the planned and approved programs, following PSP's Global Strategy.
The incumbent represents PSP Italy and serves also as liaison person between PSP Italy and RRSE, PSP Europe and Global.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT
Accountability
- PSP activities in Italy, Greece and Portugal are well coordinated with UNHCR offices.
- UNHCR's PSP investments in the above countries bring maximum return to the organization.
- New PSP opportunities are identified.
- Growth of income as per the strategy and annual plan submitted for PSP Italy is ensured.

Responsibility
- Develop a PSP strategy with the relevant UNHCR offices.
- Develop a fundraising communication, media and marketing strategy with the relevant UNHCR offices.
- Support the development of the Annual Plans and Budgets for Italy.
- Manage relations with key private sector donors/supporters, including corporate partners, high net worth individuals, foundations and trusts, in assigned countries.
- Manage and ensure timely reporting on UNHCR¿s PSP investments in Italy (including through the NGF).
- Recommend and oversee new market opportunities in the region
- Compile PSP forecasts and monitor reporting for Italy; evaluate the fundraising effectiveness and making timely recommendations to achieve and surpass targets.
- Provide support, advice and training including skill-shares, to PSP colleagues in Italy, Greece and Portugal on testing and implementing PSFR techniques and tools where necessary.
- Any other related tasks as required.

Authority
- Enforce the organization¿s global private sector fundraising strategy in Italy and region.
- Give approval on the implementation of PSP activities within the approved annual budget for Italy.
- Approve fundraising messages and campaigns to engage UNHCR with private sector in the region.
- Align UNHCR's corporate brand and its delivery for public engagement within Italy and following PSP regional and global guidelines.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in business/marketing, social sciences or a related discipline plus 9 years (8 years with Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s)) previous relevant work experience with 5 - 8 years senior private sector fundraising experience.
- Significant managerial experience in major national/regional not-for-profit organisation or international organisation, preferable in the function of Fundraising Director.
- Proven experience in developing fundraising strategies, plans and budgets.
- Proven ability to meet fundraising targets.
- Proven experience and expertise in existing and new PSP techniques including direct marketing and direct response fundraising, telemarketing, monthly donor programs such as face-to-face, mass appeals, major donor fundraising, fundraising from high net worth individual, Corporate fundraising, digital fundraising and emergency fundraising.
- Current market knowledge of PSP in Italy and other neighbouring countries.
- Excellent knowledge of English and Italian.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
- Experience in starting up PSPFR programmes in new markets.
- PSFR experience in international humanitarian organizations.
- Training ability and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of the UN system.
- Computer skills with particular reference to analysis of fundraising results, database management, data mining and internet e-commerce as well as proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Additional language is an asset (either UN official languages or a language of PSP's key fundraising partners in the region).

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