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Assistant PPH Officer (Corporate Partnerships)



Sales & Business Development
The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


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Job Posting End Date

June 23, 2024

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General Background:

UNHCR Netherlands is looking for an experienced and result-oriented colleague who will support the development of partnerships with companies within the Private Partnerships & Philanthropy team (Private Sector Partnerships Department UNHCR Netherlands).

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) is the refugee organization of the United Nations. Founded in 1950 and working in over 135 countries to help and protect people who are forced to flee. Currently, a record number of over 114 million people are forced to flee conflict and persecution. Therefore, our work is more important than ever.

UNHCR has traditionally been funded by voluntary contributions from member states. In addition, due to the enormous growth in the number of people fleeing, fundraising in the private sector has become increasingly important. We offer you an opportunity to contribute to this growth in a driven, professional, and dynamic team.

In the current global context, new support for and deeper engagement in the refugee cause is essential. Particularly, expanding private sector fundraising to broaden the donor base is imperative in times of ever-growing humanitarian needs and increased competition over scarce governmental resources.

UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) plays a crucial role in helping expand the organization’s funding base, by raising funds from both individual giving and private sector sources, ensuring a sustainable and predictable stream of income.

Because of the opportunities we see in corporate partnerships, UNHCR Netherlands is looking for an experienced and driven colleague who can further develop and implement our strategy and activities in this area.

This position gives an excellent opportunity to establish, cultivate and manage relationships with corporations, thus helping to secure revenues for UNHCR programs worldwide.

The position:

This position will sit within UNHCR’s Private Partnerships & Philanthropy team (PPH) in the Netherlands, which aims to raise funds from Foundations, Major donors and Corporations in the Netherlands to support UNHCR’s work. Within the team of seven, two colleagues focus on corporate partnerships, including the new candidate.

The purpose of the position is to grow the Private Partnerships & Philanthropy (PPH) income in the Netherlands through corporate partnerships, both existing and new business development. PSP NL has a growing portfolio of corporate partners and a relatively large pool of prospects. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to maximize support from the corporate sector in the Netherlands, by growing existing partnerships and cultivating existing and new prospects into corporate partners.

Under the overall supervision of the Associate PPH Officer, the Assistant PPH Officer will steward and grow the relationships with existing corporate partners and identify and connect with prospective companies and corporate foundations in the Netherlands, help secure income for UNHCR programmes. The Assistant PPH Officer is expected to work closely with the Netherlands PSP team, Branch Office NL and the rest of the PSP network as required.

The assignment:

The candidate will have the following responsibilities:
• Liaise with existing corporate relationships to further build and cultivate them;
• Initiate and lead on building new partnership opportunities with companies in the Netherlands, in line with the fundraising strategy;
• Develop strong presentations, proposals, pitches and reports to maximize potential for new and existing corporate relationships;
• Contribute to the implementation of the strategic plan for Private Partnerships & Philanthropy in the Netherlands in line with global and regional PSP strategies;
• Support the PSP NL team’s efforts to position UNHCR as the ‘go to’ charity brand for the private sector community in the NL;
• Further raise awareness of UNHCR in the corporate sector, including communication opportunities;
• Deliver best-in-class stewardship to partners and prospects to ensure we are achieving joint objectives and that expectations are regularly reviewed and evaluated;
• Ensure an appropriate strategic and tactical response to corporate prospects in the event of humanitarian emergencies;
• Keep aware of the fundraising and business environment and proactively develop new opportunities for UNHCR in the NL, appropriately influencing the organization to explore new models of partnership;
• Work within UNHCR’s due diligence screening policy and processes for PPH partnerships;
• In addition, the Assistant PPH Officer will provide ad hoc support upon request as relevant.


• Minimum Bachelor's degree (HBO+/University degree) in Marketing, International Relations, Business Administration, Communications, or related field is mandatory for this position;
• Relevant work experience of minimum 1 year with Bachelor’s degree, with a focus on corporate partnerships and business development in the Netherlands, in private sector fundraising;
• Proven experience in preparing and implementing fundraising strategies for private sector fundraising in the NL;
• A proven track record of negotiating six figure cash donations from companies in the Netherlands market;
• Proven track record of securing new corporate/NGO partnerships that he/she was personally responsible for identifying and soliciting;
• Experience with an international (humanitarian) NGO or UN organization would be an asset;
• You have affinity with UNHCR's work and want to work towards a better world for refugees;
• Good knowledge of the NL's fundraising environment, regulatory framework and market trends;
• Demonstrated ability to work in a structured manner and an eye for detail;
• Ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in a demanding working condition that often functions on short-term deadlines;
• You can work independently, have high degree of flexibility and pick things up quickly;
• Ability to explain complex issues to external donors and present the organization and diverse operations in an appealing and concise manner;
• A flexible and outgoing team player with service oriented attitudes;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Strong writing skills;
• Experience with Salesforce;
• Fluency in English and Dutch is essential (oral, written, comprehension).


The successful candidate will work with the team at UNHCR's office in The Hague, the Netherlands.


The position is associated with a yearly contract, valid until end of the year, with possibility of renewal. It is in principle a full-time position of 40 hours per week. Part-time working arrangement (minimum 80%, 32 hours per week) is possible, upon further agreement with the selected candidate. The salary is between € 5,422 and € 6,284 gross and is in line with the local National Officer salary scale of the United Nations.

Application process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stages of the recruitment process. A written test may be part of the application process.

Interested candidates are advised to consult the UNHCR website "How to apply | UNHCR" for guidance and details on the application process.

In case of unexpected technical problems during the application process, candidates should direct their questions to the Global Service Desk (, which can provide further technical support.

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