SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 135 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. To support us with this important responsibility we are now looking for a committed Regional Fund Development and Communications Director.
Regional Fund Development and Communications Director
International Office Region West, Central and North Africa (IOR WCNA)
Location: Dakar – Senegal
Under the leadership of the International Director Region IOR WCNA, the Fund Development and Communications Director is responsible to build regional and national fundraising (private and institutional funding) and communications capacity across the region by providing strategic drive and guidance, targeted technical support and clear operating frameworks. In particular, drive net income growth development and increase in number of committed givers in the Region.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Ensure implementation of global and Regional policies, standards and guidelines and monitor their correct application across the region (e.g. doing FR-Audits)
- Drive implementation in the region of Fund Development and Communications globally agreed objectives and actions
- Coordinate the development of regional fund development support plans and reports ensuring alignment with the organization’s global strategic plan and regional priorities.
- Monitor fundraising (private and institutional) and communications activities based on agreed international Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- In collaboration with International Office Communications, through supervision of Regional Communications Advisor and Regional Editors, ensure support to PSAs in the development and execution of external communication programmes by providing timed and good quality information from the field
- Provide direct technical support and monitoring to facilitate accomplishment of agreed fundraising (private and institutional) plans, including conducting support visits to regions/countries as necessary
- Manage regional fundraising (private and institutional funding) and communications team
- Lead the team of co-workers in the function in the region (Dakar and branch offices), managing the performance and ensuring development of direct reports.
- Minimum 12 years of INGO experience (particularly in West, Central and North Africa)
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising in the non-profit sector at a leadership level
- A degree or diploma in business, marketing, public relations, communications or business related subject
- Willingness and ability to do International travels and within the region at short notice
- Certified training in Leadership, Child Protection and Project Management
- Understanding of technical aspects of Program Management activities
- Good knowledge on Microsoft Office with high level in the use of Power Point and Excel.
- Good communication and diplomacy skills with a strong ability to persuade and influence client and stakeholder
- Bilingual in French and English
- Demonstrated experience and capability to manage projects autonomously
- Ability to establish strong working relationships with local and international stakeholders
- Ability to virtually work in a multicultural environment and to handle change
- Diverse, creative and challenging opportunities in an international working environment
- Possibility to make significant contribution towards the development of Member Associations in the Region
- Competitive compensation package and excellent development opportunities
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks
What We Stand For:
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organization, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.
If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application: CV including 3 references and cover letter in English by 26th January 2020 at the latest to firstname.lastname@example.org
The position title must be mentioned in the subject line.
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged