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Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Fundraising)

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Fundraising)

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 07 February 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The Private Sector Partnerships Unit (PSP) sits within the Donor Relations Division under the Department of External Relations. The objective of the Private Sector Partnerships Unit is to provide the Headquarters, Regional, and Country Offices with assistance and expertise relating to initiating, establishing, and maintaining partnerships with the private sector. The Private Sector Partnerships Unit is responsible for the development and implementation of IOM’s Private Sector Strategy which seeks to enhance how IOM works with the private sector to support safe, orderly, and regular migration. The Private Sector Partnerships Unit establishes and coordinates IOM’s due diligence process, builds staff capacity in private sector partnership-building, and oversees the Goodwill Ambassador programme.

The private sector engagement strategy 2023 – 2027 is an ambitious five-year plan that sets forth a proven approach based on three main pillars – impact, income, and innovation. The strategy will assist IOM to enhance partnerships with the private sector to foster change in corporate values and practices; enhance protection of migrants’ rights; generate innovative technical partnerships that capitalize upon business expertise and capabilities and grow flexible funding that can support programme implementation and impact globally and advance implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Donor Relations Division, and direct supervision of the Head of Private Sector Partnerships Unit, the Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Fundraising) will be responsible for private sector engagement across the Income pillar in accordance with the Private Sector Strategy.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Private Sector Partnerships:

  1. Contribute to the development of individual giving – digital fundraising programmes at IOM for flexible funding aimed to expand sustainable and flexible income generation for IOM.
  2. Lead the launch and implementation of individual giving digital fundraising campaign (Pilot), and propose the development of individual giving campaigns.
  3. Transfer technical skills from Pilot experience to establish individual giving capacity in-house.
  4. Email Marketing: Create and update email marketing journey flows that engage supporters and donors effectively.
  5. Provide advice and inputs for the development of consistent and high-quality personalized communication and donor recognition programmes.
  6. Coordinate online and offline fundraising efforts, including email campaigns, direct mail, socialmedia, and events.
  7. Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilize donor management software to track donor information and giving history. Analyze fundraising performance and prepare regular reports. Use data insights to make informed decisions for program improvement.
  8. Lead the development of individual fundraising strategies and products through diverse fundraising activities that serve to recruit, retain, and secure repeat individual donors.
  9. Fundraising Events: In consultation with the Head of Private Sector Partnerships Unit, participate in the planning and implementation of fundraising events tailored for individual donors. Collaborate with event organizers and coordinate logistics.
  10. In coordination with the Department of Financial Management and PSP team, ensure internal financial and legal frameworks at IOM are conducive and responsive to private sector income collection and allocation of flexible funding.
  11. Leverage fundraising opportunities through national committee(s) to support IOM and support exploration of additional national committees in new markets.
  12. Support the establishment of a governance mechanism that clearly defines the allocation process, use, monitoring, and reporting scheme for individual giving.
  13. Maintain the individual donor database producing ongoing analysis and monitoringcampaign results.
  14. Ensure the compliance with the relevant national/international laws and recommendations related to fundraising trends, licensing, data protection, and privacy.

Capacity Building:

  1. Build internal capacity and expertise to engage with individual supporters.
  2. Coach and build the capacities of IOM staff and PSP Peer Support Group by providing advice, guidance, and training to ensure consistent, outreach activities that deliver the desired impact.
  3. In coordination with the PSP team, plan and support global capacity-building initiatives through online and in-person trainings and workshops.
  4. Contribute to the setup of communities of practice and tools for collaboration and knowledge management for private sector partnerships across IOM.
  5. Identify and propose opportunities for knowledge exchanges in the areas and geographies assigned – for IOM Staff to learn about best practices and success stories on private sector engagement from IOM staff in other regions.

Coordination and Monitoring and Evaluation:

  1. Support in the mainstreaming of fundraising initiatives into IOM communications campaigns.
  2. Support the tracking of PSP expenditure/budget and income recording and reporting for individual giving and digital fundraisers.
  3. Monitor and report upon progress against Private sector strategy KPIs under direct responsibility.
  4. Work with PSP Team as appropriate, to compile and draft narrative and financial reports to private sector donors as it relates to activities led by the Unit.
  5. Contribute to the development of reporting mechanisms to enable timely impact reporting to Member States, private sector partners, and the public to enhance accountability.
  6. Perform other duties as required for the successful implementation of the Private Sector Strategy.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations, Management, Development Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or, • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Excellent understanding and experience with fundraising and individual giving;
  • Experience in handling individual giving and digital fundraising and individual giving programmes;
  • Experience in working cross-functionally and obtaining relevant content and information from different units to build innovative partnerships with private sector; and,
  • At least five years (seven years for bachelor’s degree holders) of experience in private sector partnership building with proven success in mobilizing financial resources from private sector.


  • Proven and successful multi-year track record in private sector partnerships and fundraising with a strong ability to meet fundraising targets;
  • Demonstrated ability to reconcile the needs of the Organization with those of the donor;
  • Demonstrated ability to write, draft, and edit, reports, acknowledgements, briefings, and donor correspondence letters, proposals, grants, and appeals;
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex issues to external donors and present the Organization and diverse operations in an appealing and concise manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop Unique Value Proposition for private sector partners;
  • In-depth understanding of private sector partnerships, fundraising, philanthropy, and UNagencies; and,
  • In-depth understanding of migration and business and human rights.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 02 July 2024.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 25.01.2024 to 07.02.2024

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2024 60 Private Sector Partnerships Officer (Individual Fundraising) (P3) Geneva,

Switzerland (58617376) Released

Posting: Posting NC58617377 (58617377) Released

Deadline: 7 Feb 2024

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