View Our Website View All Jobs

Development Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Position Overview

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership which exists to help countries and the international community usher in an era of positive adoption of data and technology.  We bring together over 280 different organizations drawn from all sectors, to identify the challenges that block progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, and to establish the partnerships that can overcome these barriers and unlock long-term change. We believe that better information contributes to better policy and better outcomes, and we fuel progress towards the world of data we want and need, on the basis of freedom and rights, equality and collaboration.

We are looking for a dynamic new Development Manager to ensure we are developing the organization’s relationships with institutional donors and growing funding partnerships strategically. The Development Manager will support the GPSDD’s efforts to raise money from a variety of major donors, including Trusts and Foundations, Corporations and governmental funds by building an effective and innovative pipeline of concepts and proposals for funding. The Development Manager will bring strong fundraising expertise to GPSDD at this pivotal point as it prepares to scale up after five successful years.

The Development Manager, working closely with the secretariat team, will be responsible for managing relationships, writing grant proposals, creating fundraising plans, tracking relationships and developing effective and efficient KPI reports. The post-holder will also work closely with the team to help build new relationships with donors and maintain existing ones by attending meetings and creating bespoke impact reports to provide high-level, tailored stewardship in order to inspire supporters to donate financial resources to GPSDD.

This role is US or UK based with preference for New York, Washington, D.C. and London.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the implementation of GPSDD’s fundraising strategy to accelerate flexible income growth across a diverse range of income streams (primarily major gifts from Trusts and Foundations and Individuals across the UK and US), and manage major donor relationships
  • Support the development of complex and strategic data focused programs for funding, and draft and edit funding proposals using the existing prospect pipeline and building out as necessary
  • Collate case studies and impact evidence to support proposal writing and stewardship reports
  • Invigorate GPSDD’s donor journey – inspiring efficient, mission-aligned practices
  • Act as an ambassador for GPSDD’s mission and strategic priorities at events and conferences such as UN General Assembly, World Economic Forum and COP26, working closely with United Nations and UN Foundation counterparts
  • Energize members of GPSDD’s leadership and governance to leverage their experience and connections to support GPSDD’s fundraising ambitions
  • Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly (As applicable to the role)
  • Draft and review agreements and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)
  • Attend training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF’s current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)
  • Other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant qualification in fundraising or social impact
  • Solid understanding of institutional and foundation donor funding trends and priorities
  • Experience of cultivating and securing at least five figure gifts from donors
  • Understanding of the latest thinking in data equity for development programming
  • Demonstrable experience of developing complex proposals and programs, including multi-country and/or consortium proposals/tenders
  • Strong relationship manager and developer who can connect with people from diverse backgrounds and at varying levels of seniority
  • Ability to work across distributed teams internally, forging links and extracting opportunities
  • Experience of fundraising for networks and/or data focused programs desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, able to communicate complex issues clearly and adapt communication styles to address different audiences
  • Confident in operating in a strategic role and to represent and engage with senior level staff
  • Proven analytical and project management skills, including the ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion with adherence to deadlines
  • Sense of humor; highly organized; ability to stay calm under pressure and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • This role is US and UK based with preference provided for candidates in Washington, DC, New York, and London
  • A willingness to travel, domestically and internationally as COVID-19 pandemic conditions allow
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds
  • This position will require a presentation as part of the interview process
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Read More

Apply for this position

Required*
Apply with Indeed
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.
Gender
Race/Ethnicity

Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
  • A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
    • a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
  • A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
  • An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
  • An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Veteran status
I IDENTIFY AS ONE OR MORE OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS OF PROTECTED VETERAN LISTED ABOVE
I AM NOT A PROTECTED VETERAN
I DON’T WISH TO ANSWER

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 5/31/2023
Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
Please check one of the boxes below:

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

You must enter your name and date
Your Name Today's Date