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Senior Fundraising Officer


Parent Sector : Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP)

Duty Station: Montevideo

Job Family: Programme Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 09-MAY-2021 (EXTENDED)


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism




Under the authority and the direct supervision of Director of the UNESCO Montevideo Office, the incumbent will assist the UNESCO Montevideo Office Director and the Office team in the development and implementation of a fundraising and communication strategies. Within this context, the incumbent of the post in particular will:


  • Analyze and revise the draft fundraising strategy for 2019-2024 in order to adapt and align it to the new regional and global context and to the new UNESCO vision and programme (41 C/4 and C/5)
  • Upgrade the donors/partners mapping done by the Office in 2019 and propose communication products targeting those donors
  • Lead project design in the office and identify potential donors  by working closely with the specialists on the proposals both at regional and national levels (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay)
  • Co-coordinate, with other relevant colleagues, the office´s visibility, capacity building and relationship with multi-donor strategy.

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  • In liaison with the Communication coordinator and the communication team, supports the development of the office´s multimedia strategy, with focus on new ways of fostering the office´s communication as a tool for fundraising.
  • Assist the office Director and UNCT focal points with liaising with other important bodies, such as UN Resident Coordinators, UNDG LAC, MERCOSUR Secretariat, ALADI Secretariat, CELAC Secretariat, among others.
  • Support the Director and UNCT focal points with the collection of data, information and reports related to UNCT work in the 3 countries under the Office representation (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay)
  • Organize and deliver fund-raising capacity building workshops for the staff
  • Assist the office with regional programmes and networks, like the liaising with Category II Centres, UNESCO Chairs, among others.
  • Participate in the coordination and senior management meetings

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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Teamwork (C)
Building partnerships (M)
Accountability (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • University degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in the field of, communication, social and human sciences, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of fundraising, communications, international relations of which at least 3 years acquired at the international level. Work experience in the in the Latin America and Caribbean region;
  • Experience in coordinating projects with multimedia components;
  • Experience in developing and implementing programmes/projects with multi-donors.
  • Good analytical, organizational and project management skills;
  • Proven fundraising and resource mobilization skills;
  • Ability to engage effectively in negotiations with internal and external partners;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and negotiation skills, with ability to produce clear and concise reports and to make effective presentations to external audiences;
  • Good IT skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Spanish, including drafting skills.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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