Associate PSP Officer (DACH), LICA-9 (UNOPS)

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Associate PSP Officer (DACH), LICA-9 (UNOPS)

Private Partnerships and Philanthropy, PSP Europe, UNHCR Vienna, Austria

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a contract within the Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Europe in our Office in Vienna, Austria.

The Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) sits within UNHCR's Division of External Relations (DER) and is responsible for mobilizing resources from the private sector for refugees. UNHCR have developed a US$1 Billion Private Sector Fundraising Strategy 2018-2025. This strategy focuses on both Individual Giving (IG) and Private Partnerships & Philanthropy (PPH) and identifies priority fundraising markets and regions. Private Partnership & Philanthropy (PPH) have been identified as key areas of growth as part of this strategy. This role will be key in operationalizing these components.

As a part of the Strategy, Private Partnership & Philanthropy (PPH) raises funds from corporates, foundations and HNWIs against an ambitious target through its established network of fundraisers located in markets across 5 regions (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, MENA and Africa).

PSP, in support of its growth plans has identified the need to further expand relations with corporates, foundations and major donors in the German speaking markets (D-A-CH), has decided to create this function that will report into PSP Europe's management. The creation of the position comes at a time where we record an increased level of interest for wider collaboration also at operational level with corporates and other private sector actors.

The Associate PSP Officer position, based in Vienna, offers a unique opportunity to work within the PSP Europe team dedicated to raise funds and establish partnerships for UNHCR with the private sector in Europe.

Title: Assoc. PSP Officer (DACH)
Duty Station: Vienna, Austria
Contract Type: Local Specialist, LICA-9 (equivalent to NOB)
Duration: until 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension)
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Organizational context

The Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Services works in different regions: Europe, MENA, Americas, Africa, and Asia, and further decentralizes at local levels. The Associate PSP Officer position is part of PSP Europe team and is based in the UNHCR Office located in Vienna.

The position

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in fundraising, to become a steady and reliable asset to the UNHCR Austria operation within PSP Europe.

In close collaboration with UNHCR PPH network in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, this role will work with the Europe PSP team and under the direct supervision of the Fund Raising Officer (Europe). The Associate PSP Officer (DACH) will map, facilitate and grow relations with corporates, foundations and major donors in DACH markets.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the delegation of the Regional Manager PSP and under the direct supervision of the Fund Raising Officer (Europe), the Associate PSP Officer (DACH) will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and support initiatives with private sector partners and donors (corporates, foundations and HNWIs), to obtain high value financial support for selected projects and programs, advocate and raise awareness for UNHCR and develop other engagements as appropriate;
  • Identify, support and develop national/regional opportunities in line with organizational priorities incl. on operational partnerships;
  • Focus on the development of key multi-year relationships with corporates and foundations in the German speaking markets, in close collaboration with and/or support of UNHCR Offices, PSP teams and national partners, in Austria, Germany and Switzerland;
  • Work closely with PPH D-A-CH network and key/senior UNHCR staff and PSP regional management to develop and lead engagement plans to build relationships with senior foundation leaders and philanthropy networks;
  • Liaise with PPH D-A-CH network on additional partnership opportunities that could be undertaken by PSP;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a PPH fundraising strategy for D-A-CH and build a pipeline;
  • Develop compelling proposals and presentations for prospective new partners;
  • Maintain detailed records of engagement and plans, using relevant systems to monitor progress in the development of partnerships;
  • Ensure the compliance with the relevant domestic law related to fundraising practice, fundraising licensing and data protection;
  • Perform any other related duties that may be required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

The ideal candidate will be required to have:

  • University degree in Business Management, Economics, Law, Development, International Relations, Communication or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in fundraising from private donors/foundations with a Bachelor's degree or minimum 2 years of relevant working experience with a Master's degree;
  • Proven experience of successful prospecting and dealmaking resulting in a philanthropic income of > 500K euro per year;
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written);
  • Knowledge in the field of corporate social responsibility, marketing, philantrophy and philantropic trends in the German speaking markets;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with prospective foundation donors, and UNHCR technical teams and fundraising staff remotely;
  • Access to an active and vibrant network of business contacts at senior management level and an established network in the private sector fundraising in German speaking markets including Austria, Southern Germany and Switzerland ;
  • Experience in working with a humanitarian reponse or international development organisation.
  • Proven experience of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, with private sector donors;
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for projects and to complete them in a timely manner;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and German (written/oral/comprehension).

Desirable qualifications and professional experience

The following qualifications and competencies will be an asset for this position:

  • Experience in working with major donors and high net-worth individuals (HNWI);
  • Broader experience in fundraising operations including Individual Giving;
  • Knowledge of second UN language.


The successful candidate will be based with the team in UNHCR's office in Vienna, Austria.


The position is associated with a yearly contract, with possibility of renewal. It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).

The salary is in line with the local UN NO Salary scale.

To apply

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, a dully completed (including all working experience) and signed new Personal History Form (P11) and supplementary pages, and CV to 'Associate PSP Officer (DACH)' in the subject of the email.

New/accepted Personal History Forms are available at PHF Form / Supplementary Sheet.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.


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