Fundraising Consultant

  • Job Reference Code: CON-FR-YuWaah
Last date of application
 04-Apr-22 23:59 HR

Fundraising Consultant, (YuWaah), UNICEF, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Fundraising Consultant, (YuWaah), UNICEF, New Delhi


UNICEF is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The organization works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence


In recent years, UNICEF’s work to support the unique needs of young people has gained momentum, as the challenges faced by them have come more sharply into views. UNICEF is committed to deliver for all children and adolescents through its overall impact goal of ‘realizing the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged.

Building on its current work with, and for, adolescents, in line with the United Nations Youth Strategy, UNICEF is developing a new global partnership, Generation Unlimited (GenU), which is dedicated to expanding opportunities for young people from ages 10 to 24 years. Maximizing the potential of the United Nations system, Governments, Civil Society Organizations, and the private sector, and of young people themselves, GenU is focused on finding new ways to ensure that every young person is in school, undergoing formal or informal learning or training, or is employed by 2030.

The focus will be on reaching those in the greatest danger of being left behind including girls, the poor, young people with disabilities or on the move, or affected by conflict and natural disasters.

The India chapter of GenU has been named YuWaah which signifies catalytic partnerships to unleash the potential of adolescents and young people. Since its launch in November 2019, YuWaah has built alliances with a range of stakeholders such as the Government, Civil Society, UN and other international organizations, the corporate sector and, of course, young people themselves. YuWaah has been designed to allow co-creation of solutions that are relevant and scalable for ensuring that young people in India have opportunity and choices for learning and have avenues and spaces for functional and vocational training and can choose between employment and entrepreneurship which are accessible locally.

Through Yuwaah, young people will play a pivotal role in the development and governance of a partnership involving leaders in public, private and civic spheres, informing, advising and helping to implement the change at every step of the way. Specific focus is on adolescents and young people living in remote and poor communities, such as those from scheduled castes and tribes, those living in migrant communities, and those with disability, and girls.

While being incubated by UNICEF, YuWaah will spin off as an independent entity. One of the key factors for it will also be able to be financially sustainable.

YuWaah was launched on 1st November 2019 by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Ms. Smriti Z. Irani; and UNICEF Executive Director, Ms. Henrietta Fore and senior representatives from the Government, private sector, industry associations, civil society organisations, UN agencies and youth.


In the context of the above, UNICEF wishes to urgently engage a well-networked, Fundraising Consultant, with a demonstrated track-record of successful fundraising, who will be tasked with the responsibility of raising US$ 1 Million for YuWaah, through corporates and high net-worth individuals (HNIs).


Under the technical guidance of the Chief Operating Officer, YuWaah and the overall guidance of the Chief of Generation Unlimited, Youth Development and Partnerships, the Fundraising Consultant shall raise funds for YuWaah by engaging partnerships with corporates, philanthropic organizations, foundations and HNIs.

S/he shall systematically target potential partners on an ongoing basis, engage with them and get them to commit funds for YuWaah projects, enabling the organization to accomplish its objectives.

While the key objective is to raise US$ 1 Million or more, the Fundraising Consultant shall also build a steady pipeline of donors and demonstrate her/his progress on a month-on-month basis.

Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Contact/ meet with at least 10 companies or HNIs, each month, initiating discussions on YuWaah funding and developing a progressing pipeline of potential partners including corporates, philanthropic organizations, foundations and HNIs;
(2) Develop two to three proposals on a monthly basis and submit these to funding partners, with support from team members;
(3) Negotiate agreements with donors with the support of the Partnerships Specialist and resource mobilization team.


Qualifications and Experience and Competencies:

(1) Post graduate degree in Information Technology/ Education/ Development Studies/ Social Sciences/ Business Administration, or other relevant discipline;
(2) At least seven years of relevant professional experience in the area of fundraising and partnerships;
(3) Experience of raising more than USD One Million annually, for development programmes, for at least two years. (Complete details to be provided in the cover letter);
(4) A robust understanding of corporates and foundations in India;
(5) Institutional knowledge of the UN/ UNICEF;
(6) Experience of working with industry partners;
(7) Passion for social cause and the YuWaah mission;
(8) Drive for results;
(9) Leading and influencing (especially partner ecosystems);
(10) Effective communication skills;
(11) Inclusive leadership;
(12) Analytical capabilities.

Gross annual compensation budgeted for the position is attractive and compares favourably with that offered by international agencies for similar roles. Compensation offered to the selected candidate shall be based on salary history, qualifications and experience.


(1) Number of Vacancies: One
(2) Duty Station: UNICEF, New Delhi


The Fundraising Consultant will report to the Chief Operating Officer, YuWaah with overall guidance from the Chief of Generation Unlimited, Youth Development and Partnerships.

8. OFFICIAL TRAVEL INVOLVED (Itinerary and Duration):

Travel will predominantly be to Mumbai and Bangalore, comprising locations where potential partners are expected to be based. Travel is likely to be two trips per month (each of two days) for 11 months, depending on progress in scheduling meetings with potential partners.

9. ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT (Full Time): The contract will be issued for 11.5 months from appointment. The contract may be extended, subject to performance and availability of funding.



Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link, by or before April 4, 2022.