The initiative “NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction“ (“NGO empowerment”) Program is grounded in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, UNDP Digital Strategy, UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018–2021, and UNDP’s ongoing work to address the challenges in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and in other regions as well, based on the work of UNDP Alternative Finance Lab which is a part of UNDP Innovation Team. This initiative builds on the successes of and lessons learned from two phases of the Transformative Governance and Finance Facility projects and seeks to support mapping and categorizing NGOs, platform-based approach and alternative finance mechanisms in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A key part of the project is the design, development and implementation of the Tadamon platform – an aggregating platform for crowdfunding campaigns for CSOs, and creation of Tadamon Digital Crowdfunding Academy, online training for NGOs/CSOs and UNDP Country Offices. Tadamon Accelerator is the new activity within the project that will be focusing on 50 innovative CSOs to go through the acceleration program.

The key part of these projects is the design, development, and implementation of the digital crowdfunding training program and campaigns to support UNDP Country Offices. In this context, we are looking for Digital Fundraising Analyst who will, under the guidance of the Project Coordinator support the “NGO Empowerment ” project through communication and close cooperation with an Analyst on Crowdfunding for Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Provide support for the implementation of crowdfunding training programs in Yemen, Sudan, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Provide mentorship to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) during preparing and implementing crowdfunding campaigns from Yemen, Sudan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Support in tracking data and results from crowdfunding campaigns from Yemen, Sudan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Provide support for the Tadamon Platform development into innovative finance knowledge hub.

1. Support in implementing a capacity building program on crowdfunding - Crowdfunding Academy in Yemen, Sudan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Support in screening and evaluation of applications - resulting in up to 25 CSOs per country chosen to participate in the Crowdfunding Academy.
  • Support in identifying stakeholders in the crowdfunding ecosystem in each country.
  • Support in creating the program curriculum (webinars, meetings, mentors’ sessions). 
  • Set up the webinars and weekly meetings with CSOs to prepare their own content for crowdfunding activities.

2. Mentorship and development of crowdfunding and digital fundraising campaigns in Yemen, Sudan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Guide and support CSOs in navigating the online lectures and assignments part of the Crowdfunding Academy.
  • Mentor CSOs in Yemen, Sudan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia countries and support the launch of crowdfunding campaigns from Crowdfunding Academies.
  • Support crowdfunding campaigns with outreach and promotion by reaching out to partners, potential donors, local media.
  • Support in creating compelling stories/content including blogs, social media posts, web stories, and videos to boost the visibility of crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Support CSOs in refining, designing, or building their engagement strategies, resilience mechanisms, and service offers.

3.Support in tracking the success of crowdfunding campaigns

  • Work on updating the country and campaigns data tracker on a regular basis.
  • Compilation, analysis, and synthesis of CSO’s information for project activities.
  • Support in market analysis and signals detection for CSOs fund

5. Provide support for the Tadamon Platform development into innovative finance knowledge hub:

  • Support in building Tadamon CSO’s network and lower engagement barriers by designing innovative knowledge products for CSO’s such as self-paced courses and office-hours consultations.
  • Document experience and best practices on innovative finance by producing and disseminating knowledge on innovative CSO’s work in Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Sudan.
  • Provide intelligence for innovative program design for the UNDP network.


Core Competencies

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area




Online fundraising and appeals

Ability to plan and use online and mobile technology and software to engage audiences and raise funds

Business Management


Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels



Digital strategy


Ability to plan the use of resources through digital channels to reach and engage target audiences effectively and to achieve particular objectives

Digital & Innovation

Social Media

Knowledge of social media and ability to advise the use of social media for development outcomes


Writing and editing

Ability to create and/or edit written content in different UN languages

Partnership management

CSO engagement

Knowledge and understanding of CSOs and the ability to engage with CSOs

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

  • Master’s degree in the field of Communications, International Relations, International Development, or any related field;
  • Bachelor’s Degree with additional two years of experience in the field of Communications, International Relations, and Social Science.

Min. years of relevant work experience

  • In lieu of Master’s at least two years of experience in community engagement, communication strategies, or media outreach.

Required  skills


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in working with CSOs/NGOs in OIC member countries is required with a Bachelor’s Degree; 


Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience in fund mobilization for CSOs is an asset.
  • Experience in innovation and exploration in digital way of working is an asset.
  • Competency in creating digital content is an asset.
  • Previous work experience in UNDP is an advantage.
  • Experience on partnership management is an asset
  • Experience of working in the area of development at international level in the MENA Region is an asset;
  • Experience in planning and organizing and conducting workshops on fundraising and/or financial sustainability with different stakeholders is an asset
  • Experience in developing and implementing communication strategies is an asset 


Required Language(s)

  • Excellent English and Arabic language skill both written and verbal is a requirement.

Professional Certificates



7.       The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  3. Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.