Assistant PSFR Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - UN

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNOPS Vacancy Announcement
Vacancy Notice No.: LICA/RSH/16/005
Title of Post: Assistant PSFR Officer

Level: LICA-8
Contract Type: Local ICA

Date of Issue: 21/04/2016

Location: Regional Service Centre, Nairobi

Closing Date: 05/05/2016

Organizational Context (role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external / internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

Under the supervision of the PSFR Senior Manager.  

The incumbent will be part of the Public Sector Fundraising (PSFR) team in Nairobi, working closely with the PSFR Senior Manager, leading PSFR in Africa.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment 
(Concise and detailed tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken) 
The main duties and responsibilities of this position are to:
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the private sector fundraising strategy for UNHCR in Kenya.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of a communication and branding strategy to engage donors, increase awareness and promote a better understanding of UNHCR and refugee issues.
  • Ensure that the PSFR programme in Kenya adheres to PSFR reporting requirements with regard to the annual plan and Income Growth Fund.
  • Undertake high quality research to identify prospects from corporate, foundations and major donors'
  • Maintain close dialogue with and provide information to relevant donors on UNHCR operations and financial requirements including responding to donors' requests for information on ad hoc basis.
  • Keep management informed about relevant local developments .
  • In collaboration with the National PI Officer, Keep abreast of developments on UNHCR’s work both in the country and worldwide and support as requested with response to  queries for information on all aspects of the organisation’s work.
  • Oversee the PSFR supplier arrangements and contracts in the Office.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Private Sector Fundraising Assistants.
  • Any other tasks as requested
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience
(List of education, work experience, expertise and competencies of the individual contractor)
  • University degree (BA) in communication, marketing, social sciences and or other related discipline;
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant job experience with private sector fundraising and communication at a managerial level.
  • Proven ability to meet fundraising targets.
  • Proven expertise and up-to-date knowledge in existing and new PSFR techniques including direct marketing and direct response fundraising, telemarketing, monthly donor programmes such as face-to-face, mass appeals, major donor fundraising, e-fundraising and emergency fundraising.
  • Current market knowledge of PSFR in Kenya essential.
  • Experience with Major Donor Fundraising and corporate fundraising is preferable.
  • Experience in the media sector with Public Relations or as a journalist is an asset.
  • Experience as a copywriter for magazines, and or websites is an asset.
  • Experience working for an INGO in the humanitarian field is preferable.
  • Excellent presentation skills in English, experience with press conferences preferable.
  • Affinity with new media and excellent computer skills with specific focus on preparation of website/pages.
  • Well-articulated, good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Knowledge of other UN languages desirable.
Key Competencies:

(Technical knowledge, skills, managerial competencies or other personal competencies relevant to perform the assignment) 
Candidates may also be tested on relevant managerial and cross function competencies.  Examples are listed below:-

Managerial Competencies
  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning & Vision
  • Managing Resources
Cross – Functional Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Change Capability and Adaptability
Submission of Applications
This vacancy is open for qualified Kenyans ONLY.  

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Important: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link - and attach it to their application for the position. 

Applications should be send to:

Or hand delivered to UNHCR Regional Service Centre, 1st Floor, APHRC Campus, Manga Close, Off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru.

Or posted to 

The Senior Admin/Finance Officer,
UNHCR Regional Service Centre,
APHRC Campus – Manga Close,  
Off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru,
P.O. Box 43801 - 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

Please quote Reference: LICA/RSH/16/005.

Candidates should also submit copies of academic Certificates from the relevant institutions.

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