International Foundations and High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) consultant (fundraising)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline :10-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :July to December 2018
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security. UN Women believes that partnerships and collaborative relationships are critical to deliver results for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.  We work with a broad range of partners, including the private sector, all over the world in order to achieve such outcomes.


Recognizing the important contribution that the private sector brings to advancing women’s rights and well-being, UN Women is looking to enhance its engagement with the private sector in Asia Pacific to support the accelerated achievements of gender equality.  Such partnerships would enhance the reach of UN Women’s messaging and advocacy and create opportunities for philanthropy.


UN Women wishes to strengthen its capacity for more systematic engagement with the private sector and non-traditional partners in support of innovations for the most disadvantaged women and girls. We are now looking for seasoned expertise to proactively establish new high-impact partnerships with foundations and high net-worth individuals in Asia Pacific, to mobilize resources to realize UN Women’s strategic goals

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop an overall strategy and direct the achievement of ambitious revenue results from the private sector

  • Conduct an in-depth mapping of the private sector in Asia Pacific with focus on major donors (HNWIs) and foundations, including the development of a prospect pipeline (based on giving motivations and connections) and customized fundraising strategies for each prospect.
  • Based on the mapping, develop a comprehensive private sector strategy, including target setting, and the development of a prospect pipeline and investment cases.
  • Design a coherent action plan to targeted to each prospect ensuring effective alignment with UN Women’s priorities.


Establish and manage meaningful partnerships

  • Identify, cultivate and steward relationships with high-value partners, particularly HNWIs and Foundations  
  • Explore and pursue new and innovative fundraising approaches
  • Manage engagement with key partners to mobilize and leverage their influence to accelerate the achievement of results for children.
  • In close consultation with programme teams, draft project proposals for foundations and high net worth individuals in line with UN Women’s objectives

Establish and manage meaningful partnerships

  • Provide coaching to team members in country offices on how to engage foundations and HNWIs. Develop work plans and ensure objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Ensure that new partnerships are aligned with UN Women’s due diligence standards, and adequately manage risk



Deliverables/ Outputs


Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required

  • Prospecting list of foundations and HNWIs to engage (including entry points/opportunities, contact info, programme alignment etc)

30 Jul 2017





Strategic Partnerships Specialist

  • Business development / outreach products including: Two pager overview of UN Women in the region / leaflet that speaks to the private sector; power point presentation etc.

25 Aug 2018

  • 5 ‘Ready to go’ proposals that are easily tailored to potential donors (by thematic area).

30 Sep2018

  • Country Specific workplans for key markets in the region (China, Thailand etc)

28 Oct 2018

  • Report on identification of new alliances

30 Nov 2018

  • Tools to create and sustain partnerships developed

21 Dec 2018



  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a demanding working condition that often has short deadlines;
  • Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s);
  • Articulate, good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational background;
  • Has high ethical and professional standards;  Is an outgoing personality and a team player.

Required Skills and Experience



  • Master degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration, Economics.



  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant job experience at professional level, either in a similar position (multilateral development organisations) or in the non profit sector;
  • Of which, at least 3 years of professional work experience in fundraising development and management with a particular focus on foundations and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI);
  • Proven experience in creating and sustaining private sector partnerships with foundations and HNWIs.
  • Media interaction experience is a plus;
  • Affinity with new media and excellent computer skills with specific focus on preparation of website/pages.


Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English;
  • Proven ability to write communication materials in English;



Application will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [80%]
  • Financial/Price Proposal (100 points) weight; [20%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with technical evaluation through the interview being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.


Submission of package

  1. Application letter explaining why the candidate the most suitable for the work ;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Personal History Form (P11).  The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website:
  4. Brief Technical proposal
  5. Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify fixed lumpsum amount of; he financial proposal shall specify;

A) a total lump sum amount breaking down into each deliverable plus details of professional fee x no. of working days;

B) a total lump sum of travel costs to and from Bangkok; and

C) others, if any.


All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, P11 and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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