Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The incumbent will contribute to the strategic goals of PSP through the planning, development, and delivery of (multi-country) fundraising and engagement campaigns, appeals, assets, tools, resources, best practice communication and guidance that will increase income for UNHCR.

This support will enable PSP markets to run effective ready-made or adapted fundraising campaigns and appeals and deliver increased resources to UNHCR¿s budget. The incumbent will establish strong working relationships with the PSP network and National Associations and help build their capacity in fundraising campaigns and appeals, but also work towards the wider organisational goal of UNHCR to increase its supporter base and expand its brand. The incumbent will work in very close collaboration with UNHCR¿s global communication, global advocacy, and digital teams to optimize coordination and leverage opportunities for UNHCR in a coordinated and strategic manner. The Incumbent normally reports to a senior staff responsible for campaigns.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


– Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative and creative (multi-country) or other campaigns/appeals to accelerate income from individual, corporate and foundation donors and increase trust, engagement, and brand awareness. – Engage the PSP network in campaigns, respond their needs and support them in the execution of campaigns at the national level, this includes facilitating shared learning and ideas. – Ensure high quality donor reporting is delivered regularly for each campaign, this involves income tracking, working with colleagues in the Program Support Unit and the content team for impact case studies. – Be responsible for the team¿s workplan including leading on specific campaigns or income streams within larger campaigns. – Build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. – Support campaign design, development, planning, budgeting, resourcing and management of campaigns, appeals and other strategic approaches. – Design and drive feasibility studies to assess viability of any potential fundraise campaign/appeal. – Ensure audience research is done and campaigns/appeals are strategically targeted. – Manage campaign budgets and ensure clear timelines, ROIs and KPIs for each campaign. – Manage external vendors/creative agency engagement, build effective and efficient relationships and manage project budgets and deliverables. – Contribute to the development of creative fundraising products as part of the campaign¿s portfolio. – Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree Field(s) of Education Fundraising; Marketing; Communication or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Not specified. (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential A minimum of 6 years¿ experience working in fundraising including experience in the not-for-profit sector. Proven experience creating campaigns, leading advocacy, communications and marketing initiatives. Experience of managing external agencies. Proven experience in Individual Giving fundraising. Strong project management skills including planning and schedule creation. Knowledge of marketing techniques including audience research methods. Experience of working with multiple stakeholders across functional and national boundaries. Experience of creating communities of practice to increase horizontal collaboration. Experience of leading multi-disciplinary project teams. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Organisational awareness. Desirable Proficiency in another relevant UN language.

Functional Skills

PS-Coordination of fundraising campaigns *PS-Multi-channel fundraising campaigns *PS-Private sector partnerships and fundraising techniques ER-Thematic Fundraising PS-Fundraising-face to face, mass appeal, digital, emergency, DRTV, etc PS-Fundraising materials production and management PS-Unique value proposition development for fundraising PS-Private sector donor conversion marketing BU-Project and Budget Coordination (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

The candidate has substantive experience in effective project management of campaigns or fundraising appeals including effective multi-stakeholder management. The candidate has experience of individual giving (IG) fundraising and a sound understanding of content and asset creation for fundraising purposes. The candidate is a strong team player but also able to work independently. The candidate demonstrates vision, drive and is solution focused.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):


Desired languages


Operational context

Nature of Position:

This position sits within the Campaigns Unit which is part of the newly established Supporter Engagement section in the Private Sector Partnerships service (PSP) in HQ. The function of PSP HQ, among others, is to support 34 plus fundraising offices around the world with their national fundraising, and service different sections within PSP and UNHCR globally.

The incumbent will be based in Copenhagen and will contribute to the strategic goals of PSP through strategic planning, development and delivery of multi-country fundraising and engagement campaigns and appeals. The incumbent is responsible for campaign strategy, campaign management and the development of fundraising assets, tools, resources, best practice communication and guidance. A key function of this global role is the ability to engage and work effectively with regional and national teams within the PSP network and National Partners. Outputs are measured by income raised an market engagement. The Campaigns Officer contributes to the section goal of accelerating income for UNHCR and increasing the global supporter base.

Living and Working Conditions:

Copenhagen is classified as a Category H duty station with all amenities and excellent infrastructure.

Because of Denmark’s northern location in Europe, the number of daylight hours varies significantly. During winter, the sun rises at about 08:00 and sets at about 15:30, whereas in summer the sun rises at about 03:30 and sets as late as 23:00.

Denmark is located in a temperate climate zone. Average daytime temperatures range from 2 °C (35.6 °F) in January to 20 °C (68 °F) in August. The average wind speed is 7.6 m/s, which explains why Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines. Rainy days are likely all year round, while snowfall happens occasionally during winter.

The UN City is located at one of Copenhagen’s newest harbor side developments and is just a 30-minute walk from the city Centre. We are also close to Copenhagen’s ferry terminal and only minutes away from the Copenhagen’s main public transport system; with bus 26 located approximately 10 minutes away from the office and Nordhavn train station located approximately 800m from the office. Our address is, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen˜.

Security Conditions

No specific security conditions pertain to this post. Copenhagen is generally a safe environment.
Copenhagen is relatively safe, however, as in any other big city you should watch out for pickpockets when using public transport, and pay attention to wallets, jewelry and purses when walking alone. Also be aware that some areas are not as safe as others.

Additional Qualifications



BA: Commerce (Required), BA: Fundraising (Required), BA: Marketing (Required)


Work Experience


Accountability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Innovation & creativity, Judgement & decision making, Managing performance, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness

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Functional clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

How to apply

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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.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing date of receipt of application: 15 December 2022 (midnight Geneva time)

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