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SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care with a caring family and secure home.
Besides children in our direct care, SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has established family strengthening programs in Chitungwiza, Bulawayo and Shamva. The Programme supports children in difficult circumstances. The Organisation works as a development partner with communities and the local authorities. SOS Children’s Villages also runs schools, kindergartens and a farm.
The Association is looking for an energetic and results orientated individual to take up this position. The Corporate Fundraiser will be responsible for all fundraising of the Association and pursue funding opportunities with corporate entities in Zimbabwe to ensure availability of funding for all the programs in the Member Association (MA). He/she will report directly to the National Director.
Responsibilities will include:
Develop and implement the SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe Fund Raising Policy and Strategies; Research, identify and grow income streams, in particular unrestricted income and this includes ensuring that locations utilise existing asset bases for income generation; Compile all reports for Local Fundraising; Manage local donor relations including donor relationship management system; Establish and maintain information about the organisation’s current and future income requirements; Put in place resource mobilization forecasts in line with expenditure and annual income; Mainstream Child Protection policies in all fundraising actions and decisions; Research and analyse trends in the corporate world to conceptualise and formulate innovative ideas and identify new opportunities; Plan, monitor, evaluate and analyse all corporate fundraising activities according to defined fundraising strategies, reporting procedures and agreed key performance indicators; Develop annual tools for (product portfolio and packages, presentations, proposals, partners’ categorisation, loyalty services); Position the MA as a strong and consistent brand among potential and existing supporters based on the SOS Children Villages model, vision, mission and values; Support programs so that there is adherence to globally valid manuals and guidelines and the FDC’s planning and reporting procedure; Strengthen brand awareness, credibility and acceptance with the overall goal to support fundraising activities; Establish and manage a network of corporate partnerships; Co-ordinate Social Events for fundraising and solicit for advertisers and sponsors for corporate events; Update the communications policy for the MA and cascade it to all programs; Produce Quarterly Newsletters and co-ordinate the publishing of Stories of change and newspaper supplements for purposes of organisational profiling and visibility.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Degree in Marketing /Business Management, Development Studies; Masters in Marketing /Business Studies/Development Studies; At least 5 years’ experience in fund raising, and marketing experience; Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; Proposal and report-writing; Good at relationship-building with different levels and stakeholders of various organisations, companies, business partners; Positive working attitude and ability to work under pressure; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team; Commitment to address the situation of the children in our target group and their families.