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PSP Officer (Islamic Philanthropy) (VA.NO. PSP002/2020)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 01 มีนาคม 2020

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Regional Bureau Office for Asia & the Pacific


Vacancy Announcement No. PSP002/2020
Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

PSP Officer (Islamic Philanthropy)

Post Level:

Equivalent to IICA2 (P3)

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

31 January 2020

Post No.:


Report To:

PSP Officer (Asia & Pacific)

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

 1 March 2020



Private Sector Partnerships Service.

Duty Station:

Bangkok, Thailand or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contractual Status: International/National Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)


Availability of the Position as soon as possible


Under the supervision of PSP Officer (Asia & Pacific), the incumbent is expected to:


  • Pursue new relationships for UNHCR in the field of Islamic Social Finance in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and give support to colleagues in Singapore, mobilizing significant levels of financial support for UNHCR’s work towards the forcibly displaced worldwide.

  • Identify key stakeholders/ parties that UNHCR needs to engage with on a sustainable basis to advance the distribution of individual/ corporate Zakat, Sadaqah, among other funds by individuals and institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia and in the wider SEA region towards support to refugees and IDPs.

  • Establish contact with those stakeholders as well as leading Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia and the wider SEA region, with the aim to collaborate for the promotion and receipt of multi-year institutional and individual funds, towards UNHCR's programmes for refugees and IDPs.

  • Work in consultation with relevant colleagues/ internal stakeholders including

in particular the UNHCR Representation in Malaysia and other concerned countries, when identifying the market research/ stakeholder mapping terms of reference, expected results/ recommendations and deadlines.

  • Conduct on behalf of UNHCR with the aid of external stakeholders if needed, the necessary research leading to solid recommendations for the organization on how to best approach Islamic Philanthropy initiatives in the country. This should include financial and operational analysis (leveraging various existing reports, systems, internet, etc.) as needed for the expansion of UNHCR’s Islamic Philanthropy initiatives in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and the wider SEA region.

  • Support and promote the credibility of UNHCR and UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund among Islamic Philanthropy actors in the region, including donors, partners, HNWIs, investors, financial institutions, and Islamic Institutions such as Zakat and Waqf houses.

  • Communicate updated Zakat reports on existing campaigns and prospective new projects to internal and external stakeholders, as deemed necessary.


  • Perform other related duties and travel as required.

  • Deliver and execute a clear plan of action leading to substantial additional mobilization of resources in Malaysia starting in 2020.

  • Submit recommendations and guide colleagues in the SEA region on the development and or expansion of UNHCR’s to Indonesia, Singapore and the wider SEA region.

  • Provide support in signing cooperation agreements with at least two relevant stakeholders in Indonesia and Malaysia, and secure at least one sizable contribution during the first year.


Qualifications and Required Competencies


  • Completion of University degree in Research, Financial Analysis, Islamic Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or other related field

  • At least 6 years of work experience spanning three or more of the following fields: Research, Finance, Economics, Islamic finance, philanthropy, non-profit monitoring and evaluation, and program management.

  • Proven expertise in Islamic philanthropy and/ or Islamic finance in SEA.

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian assistance and UN environment.

  • Experience of Sales Force CRM system preferred.

  • Strong research and project management skills.

  • Knowledge and aptitude working with CRMs, database technologies, project trackers, and other related systems.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a well-informed approach to problem- solving and decision-making.

  • Ability to quickly trouble-shoot any issues that arise.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior staff, as well as external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and results-oriented with a strong sense of accountability

  • Ability to focus and thrive in a highly dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

  • Client orientation, networking and relationship-building skills.

  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Required: Fluency in English


Please submit your Motivation Letter, Personal History Form (PHF), Curriculum Vitae and a copy of official ID card/national passport indicating the vacancy announcement number and position title to:


Only candidates under positive consideration will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.


UNHCR Personal History Form (PHF) and supplementary forms can be downloaded from: and