National Fundraiser

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
POSITION: NATIONAL FUNDRAISER
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT
PROBATION: 3 MONTHS
AREA: RIVONIA, JOHANNESBURG
REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
START DATE: JUNE 2021

Purpose of Position:

To provide assistance and support to the CHOC regions by raising funds through corporates, trusts, foundations and international organisations.

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  1. Research
  • Research and identify potential donors from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and community organisations both in nationally and internationally.
  • Make contact with potential donors to discuss funding opportunities and liaise with Regional Managers regarding these potential opportunities.
  1. Proposal Development
  • In consultation with the Finance & Administration Manager and Business Development Unit Manager, work with the Regional Managers to identify key priority areas for funding.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, i.e. management team, programme staff, existing materials/resources.
  • Work with the Finance and Administration Manager and Regional Managers to put together proposal budgets.
  • Write high-quality regional specific grant proposals, concepts and applications focusing on CHOC core programmes.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval and submission.
  • Write email appeals for regions that focus on end of tax year giving, securing funds from SMMEs, including appeal for corporate debit orders.
  1. Relationship Building
  • Manage the process of handing over donor relationships to the respective regional manager, on approval of funding and/or receipt of funds.
  1. Donor reporting
  • Keep a schedule of donor reports in terms of narrative and financial requirements and deadlines for submission of reports.
  • Ensure that these are communicated with the Finance & Administration Manager and the relevant Regional Manager.
  • Provide support in terms of editing regional reports to ensure they are in-line with contractual agreements.
  • Ensure that regions submit timeously reports directly to the respective donor.
  1. Administration and Reporting
  • Ensure that a donor pipeline is recorded on Salesforce, including but not limited to, leads resulting from research, communications with prospective/new donors, proposal submitted and the status of these proposals.
  • Keep record of all proposals written and submitted.
  • Provide monthly pipeline report to Business Development Manager and Regional Manager

Experience & Knowledge

  • At least 5 years proven success in corporate fundraising in a non-profit environment.
  • Experience in writing fundraising proposals aimed at corporates, trusts, foundations and international grant agencies.
  • Experience in working with organisational budgets and consolidating these into programme specific budgets for funding proposals/applications.
  • Experience in drafting reports for donors in line with contractual agreements.
  • Experience in working with a multidisciplinary team to source information for funding proposals.
  • Experience in working with donor databases. Experience in using Salesforce will be advantageous.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Professional skills and Personal attributes

  • Proven ability in building rapport quickly with a diverse range of
  • Creativity and the ability to develop new ways to inspire people about an organisation’s
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to handle
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ambitious, results orientated and able to work in a target driven environment
  • Reliable and mature.

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in proposal writing in a non-profit organisation.

    Please send your CV to vacancies@choc.org.za

Free State Regional Manager

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
AREA: THE FREE STATE & KALAHARI REGION
POSITION: REGIONAL MANAGER (THE FREE STATE & KALAHARI)
REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
START DATE:  JUNE 2021

Purpose of Position

CHOC is seeking to appoint a person to fulfil the role of the CHOC FREE STATE & KALAHARI Regional Manager (RM), based in Bloemfontein. The overall purpose of the post is to lead and manage the region, including to raise funds, raise awareness of childhood cancer, and promote CHOC and its programmes. The region serves the Universitas Academic Hospital, Netcare Universitas and offer services at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley. The region covers the Free State area as well as parts of the Northern Cape Province.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

1.Strategic leadership and management

  • Develop the region by identifying growth opportunities, gaps, and lead initiatives to address inadequacies or develop improvements.
  • To lead relationships with clients (such as the doctors, beneficiaries and volunteers), and partners, and to generally be seen as a leader in the childhood cancer field.
  • Look after and develop existing donor, key and other strategic relationships; as well as identify, maintain and develop new strategic and key partnerships and relationships.
  • Together with the Regional Committee Chair develop the Regional Committee.
  • Bring needs, challenges, and strategic regional matters to the CEO and also provide him with necessary and relevant feedback and solutions

2. Fundraising, campaigns and donor relationships

  • Maintaining and improving existing business development relationships – be they corporate, individuals, or other.
  • Using networks, platforms, forums and so on, to build the CHOC brand, and our network and relationships.
  • To cultivate and deepen relationships and partnerships with donors/supporters.
  • To identify regional fundraising opportunities, events and campaigns and ensure the successful implementation thereof.
  • To promote and market CHOC through various platforms and activities (including the media, social media, communication channels and material, and promotional events).
  • To oversee the management of fundraising and other systems, including the CRM (donor and data management).

3. Networking and volunteer mobilisation

  • To manage and develop strategic relationships, including the Department of Health, hospital management, hospital staff and organisations working in the field of childhood cancer.
  • To facilitate the development of committees, such as the regional committee, parental support groups, c, survivor groups, etc.
  • To oversee the volunteer programme, including recruitment, training and maintenance of the volunteer programme.

4. Staff management and programme management

  • Ensure that staff is managed well and guided on their respective roles.
  • Manage CHOC’s Core programmes to the required standards. These are the accommodation facility, the transport fund, the volunteer management programme and practical support.
  • To assist the national leaders with the regional implementation of national programmes, such as the Awareness training programme and psychosocial support.
  • To manage and oversee other programmes as determined by CHOC’s strategic plan and Executive.

5. Financial, office and general management

  • To develop a realistic and achievable annual regional budget and to manage the budget according to CHOC’s Financial policies.
  • To oversee the administration of the region.
  • To ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
  • To ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, program and operational.
  • To undertake other post related duties as requested by the CEO.
  • To undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos and behaviours.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST

Qualification: Any related tertiary qualification

Experience and skills:

At least 5 years’ experience in general management, preferably in the NGO or health sector.
Experience and proven ability to fundraise, and/or experience in marketing.
High computer literacy, particularly in MS Office; and preferably in database systems (CRM), donor portals and social media platforms.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential, as well as fluency in iAfrikaans or Sotho).
Strong management and organisational skills.
Good with figures and a basic understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.

Attributes:

A natural leader
A team player who also works well independently
Clear and strong alignment with CHOC’s mission and values
A highly motivated individual with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility
Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence is essential.

PREFERENCE

An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is an advantage.
Well networked and the ability to network.

Please send your CV to vacancies@choc.org.za

CHOC Regional Coordinator

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
AREA: EASTERN CAPE (CHOC EAST LONDON OFFICE)
POSITION: REGIONAL COORDINATOR EL
TYPE OF CONTRACT: FULL TIME (PERMANENT)
REPORTING TO:  EASTERN CAPE REGIONAL MANAGER 

MAIN PURPOSE: To provide administrative, financial and donor related functions; through assisting the Regional Manager to raise funds and maintain donor awareness in the region.
The incumbent’s job description is not limited to the following.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE: 

 Administrative Duties:

  • Provide office administrative assistance
  • Keep the database and coordination of documentation up to date.
  • Check daily all incoming e-mails, to distribute as necessary and take action on those responsible for.
  • Take minutes of staff meetings, and send draft for RM’s approval and distribute when approved
  • Maintain a staff register
  • Ensure that all papers are filed appropriately and to maintain staff files
  • Collate and update Salesforce data
  • Calculate monthly savings on donations received and submit to head office
  • To carry out stock control once a month and inventory preparation for RM once a year
  • Ensure electronic equipment are in working order. This includes the fax; telephone; printer
  • Accurate stock control is done once a month and inventory preparation for RM once a year. Clean audit at all times.
  • CRM data were accurately collated on Salesforce.

 Financial Duties:

  • Undertake the day-to-day financial work and loading on Fraxion.
  • Receive all cash donations, issue receipts, and prepare thank you letters
  • Receive and record sales revenue, issues receipts and secure safety of revenue
  • Maintain the petty cash books and arrange for monies to be banked as necessary.
  • To distribute and record the Transport and Bereavement Funds to parent/care-givers
  • To prepare cashbook and cash flow report monthly for the RM to be checked and then submitted to Head Office
  • Manage the counting of tin monies
  • Manage the jumble sale
  • The cashbook and PC is collated monthly for EL
  • Manage office supplies and equipment and undertake stock control and co-ordinate inventories

 Support Programs, Marketing and Awareness Events: 

  • Provide assistance with CHOC’s support programs
  • To manage volunteers related to CHOC programmes.
  • To assist SW and RM to ensure greater parental involvement in CHOC activities.
  • Assist the RM with the conceptualization, the planning, the implementation and the execution of regional events and campaigns. Event planning includes the search of financial donors, product sponsors, logistic sponsors and / or media partners and the allocation of tasks to relevant staff members and volunteers to assist in the delivery of a successful event or campaign.
  • Assist with the participation of national campaign at regional level by ensuring the campaign plan (that was drawn up with RM input) is implemented. Assist with any enquiries surrounding the event/campaign.
  • Assist with the public relations tasks to promote the event or campaign as per PR plan drawn up with RM input;
  • Assist with fundraising and awareness events
  • Assist with identifying potential donors and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with the development of proposals for submission to donors
  • To develop and implement childhood cancer awareness campaigns through different marketing methods which includes but is not limited to newsletters, networking opportunities, media engagement and mall drives as part of the promotion and marketing of CHOC and the services it provides.
  • Provide Social media support re. content development
  • Undertake Salesforce input
  • Order and distribute branding material.

 Awareness, Advocacy and Volunteers 

  • Ensure recruitment, training and capturing of volunteers.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 

Qualification: Grade 12 with an administration, finance and office management related qualification.

Experience and skills:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in general administration and book keeping preferably in the NGO
  • High computer literacy, particularly in MS Office; and preferably in database systems (CRM), social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential, as well as fluency in English and Afrikaans (Xhosa will be an added advantage)
  • Strong administration, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Good with figures and a basic understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • A valid unendorsed South African driver’s license is essential.

Attributes:

  • A team player who also works well independently
  • Clear and strong alignment with CHOC’s mission and values
  • Radiate professionalism
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • A master at time management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A highly motivated individual with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility.

Salary in the range of R168 000 – R198 000 per annum, CHOC makes a contribution towards a pension fund and medical aid after a successful probationary period.

To apply submit your application together with supporting documents with the names and contact details of at least three recent referees to reach vacancies@choc.org.za (subject line state: EL REGIONAL COORDINATOR) no later than 26th February 2021:

CHOC Business Development Manager – Sandton

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA

AREA: CHOC NATIONAL OFFICE – SANDTON – RIVONIA

POSITION: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

REPORTS TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHOC is seeking an individual with high energy, a collaborative approach and who is able to inspire and motivate their team. They must have demonstratable experience of operating at a senior level in a non-profit organisation with direct management of all income generating functions, alongside a proven track record of delivering on income targets. 

MAIN PURPOSE:

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a diverse fundraising and communications strategy and securing new income opportunities. They will manage a small team to carry out various activities and will be solely responsible for fundraising from Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and High-net worth individuals.

The incumbent’s job description entails but is not limited to the following. 

Fundraising:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of an organisational fundraising strategy that includes a diverse range of income streams, including but not limited to corporates, trusts, foundations, high-net worth individuals, bequests, individuals, internal and external events, cause related marketing, digital fundraising, community fundraising and international fundraising.
  • Seek new income opportunities through networking with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Research funding opportunities that are aligned to the CHOC vision, mission and objectives.
  • Work with relevant CHOC staff to develop and submit high quality funding applications and proposals and coordinate donor reports in accordance with contracts and agreements.
  • Cultivate and deepen relationships with lapsed, existing, and potential donors/supporters/partners.
  • Work with the CEO to guide, support and build the capacity of Regional Managers and CHOC fundraisers to increase their fundraising knowledge and income targets.
  • Oversee the Fundraising plans and reporting process, nationally, and to provide regular feedback and guidance on these.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of effective donor retention strategies.
  • Create and oversee national campaigns and events but not limited to, Flip Flop Day and Be Bold Go Gold
  • Work collaboratively with The CHOC Cows on fundraising initiatives.
  • Oversee the on-line CHOC Shop, sourcing of CHOC merchandise and distribution to regions.

Marketing, Communications and Branding:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the CHOC Communications strategy.
  • Continually assess communications techniques, and their efficacy.
  • Incorporate digital media strategies to generate income through individual giving, including but not limited to the CHOC website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Oversee the development of all marketing materials, including but not limited to, brochures and annual reviews.
  • Monitor all internal and external communications to ensure the integrity of the CHOC brand is in line with the organisation’s corporate identity.
  • Responsible for effectively implementing CHOCs communications strategy using Salesforce and Pardot.

 Managing the Business Development Unit:

  • Build the team through initiating creative ideas, imparting knowledge and experience, as well as providing motivation and inspiration.
  • Set the precedent for excellence through leading by example.
  • Manage the BDU Staff in all aspects (including setting their goals with them, performance appraisals and staff development).
  • General management and oversight of the department such as preparing regular reports and developing and managing budget.

Data Management:

  • Lead and overseeing the maintenance and full utilisation of the customer relationship management (CRM) system (Salesforce).
  • Oversee the development of training programmes to build the capacity of CHOC staff to be able to effectively utilise the CRM and to ensure it is up-to-date and relevant.

General:

  • Be an active and contributing member of the Senior Management Team.
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of the organisations five-year strategy.

THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST ARE:  

Experience: A minimum 5 years’ experience in implementing marketing, communications and fundraising for a non-profit organisation and a minimum of two years in managing a team to reach income targets and goals. 

Additional Training: Computer literacy (MS Office), good administrative skills and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software (preferably Salesforce and Pardot 

Skills and Attributes:

  • An understanding of local and international donors, the NGO sector and fundraising trends (including digital fundraising)
  • A proven track record in securing funds from a diverse range of income sources.
  • Self-motivating, proactive and a drive for success
  • Good analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good general organising skills

Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence.

Interested candidates must please send a motivation letter highlighting your suitability to the post and your fundraising achievements. Also attach your CV and contact details of three work related referees to annelie@maraisbutton.co.za

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.

CHOC Free State Vacancy – Regional Assistant

AREA:  FREE STATE & KALAHARI REGION
POSITION:  REGIONAL ASSISTANT FS
TYPE OF CONTRACT: FULL TIME (PERMANENT)
REPORTING TO:   REGIONAL MANAGER

MAIN PURPOSE: To provide administrative assistance related to the daily running of the office, financial work and record keeping of the office and to support the Regional Manager (RM) in taking CHOC’s work forward in the Free State and Kalahari Region by maintaining an effective and well-organised regional office.

The incumbent’s job description is not limited to the following.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE: 

  Administrative Duties:

  • Provide office administrative assistance.
  • Keep the database and coordination of documentation up to date.
  • Check daily all incoming e-mails, to distribute as necessary and take action on those responsible for.
  • Take minutes of staff meetings, and send draft for RM’s approval and distribute when approved.
  • Maintain a staff register; staff leave schedule; as well complete leave forms and overtime forms on behalf of staff for the approval of the RM.
  • Ensure that all papers are filed appropriately
  • Collate and update Salesforce data
  • Calculate monthly savings on donations received and submit to National Office To carry out stock and merchandise control once a month and inventory preparation for RM once a year.
  • Ensure electronic equipment are in working order. This includes the fax; telephone; printer. Monitor the printer usage.

 Office Management Duties

  • Manage office supplies and all equipment and ensure that the equipment is well-maintained and in a working order.
  • Provide immediate attention when maintenance or repair is needed and obtain necessary quotes according to procurement policy for RM’s approval.
  • Update the asset register when equipment either leave or arrive in the region and keep record including the necessary documentation. Ensure a clean audit.
  • Keep the procurement folder updated with quotes and services offered as per the procurement policy and ensure that the suppliers contact list is constantly updated.

 Financial Duties:

  • Undertake the day-to-day financial work and loading on Fraxion (in-house procurement system).
  • Receive all cash donations, issue receipts, and prepare thank you letters.
  • Receive and record sales revenue, issues receipts and secure safety of revenue.
  • Maintain the petty cash books and arrange for monies to be banked as necessary.
  • To distribute and record the Transport and Bereavement Funds to parent/caregivers.
  • To prepare cashbook and cash flow report monthly for the RM to be checked and then submitted to National Office.
  • Manage the counting of tin monies according to CHOC’s financial policy.
  • Run the CHOC shop.
  • Collate the cashbook and Petty Cash monthly for the region.
  • Manage office supplies and equipment and undertake stock and merchandise control and co-ordinate inventories.

 Support Programmes, Marketing and Awareness Events: 

  • Provide assistance with CHOC’s support programmes – ensuring that all monthly reports are correct and reach the RM in time for approval and to submit to the National Office.
  • To manage volunteers related to CHOC Volunteer Management Programme
  • To assist Social Worker (SW) and RM to ensure greater parental involvement in CHOC activities.
  • Assist the RM with the conceptualization, the planning, the implementation and the execution of regional events and campaigns. Event planning includes the search of financial donors, product sponsors, logistic sponsors and / or media partners and the allocation of tasks to relevant staff members and volunteers to assist in the delivery of a successful event or campaign.
  • Assist with the participation of national campaigns at regional level by ensuring the campaign plan is implemented. Assist with any enquiries surrounding the event/campaign.
  • Assist with the public relations tasks to promote the event or campaign as per PR plan drawn up with RM input.
  • Assist with fundraising and awareness
  • Assist with identifying potential donors and other stakeholders.
  • To develop and implement childhood cancer awareness campaigns through different marketing methods which includes but is not limited to newsletters, networking opportunities, media engagement and mall drives as part of the promotion and marketing of CHOC and the services it provides.
  • Provide Social media support.
  • Undertake Salesforce input.
  • Order and distribute branding material and merchandise.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 

Qualification: Grade 12 with a Finance and Administration qualification

Experience and skills:  

  • At least 5 years’ experience in general administration, preferably in the NGO
  • High computer literacy, particularly in MS Office; and preferably in database systems (Salesforce), social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential, as well as fluency in in Afrikaans & Sotho.
  • Strong administration, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Good with figures and a basic understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • A valid endorsed South African driver’s license is essential.

Attributes:

  • A team player who also works well and independently
  • Clear and strong alignment with CHOC’s mission and values
  • Radiate professionalism
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • A master at time management
  • A highly motivated individual with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility.

Salary in the range of R132 000 – R156 000 per annum, CHOC makes a contribution towards a pension fund and medical aid after a successful probationary period.

To apply submit your application together with supporting documents with the names and contact details of at least three recent referees to reach vacancies@choc.org.za (subject line state: FS REGIONAL ASSISTANT) no later than 16th February 2021:

National Fundraiser Rivonia

POSITION: NATIONAL FUNDRAISER
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT
PROBATION: 3 MONTHS
AREA: RIVONIA, JOHANNESBURG
REPORT TO: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
START DATE: OCTOBER 2020

Purpose of Position:

To provide assistance and support to the CHOC regions by raising funds through corporates, trusts, foundations and international organisations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1. Research
  • Research and identify potential donors from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and community organisations both in nationally and internationally.
  • Make contact with potential donors to discuss funding opportunities and liaise with Regional Managers regarding these potential opportunities.
2. Proposal Development
  • In consultation with the Finance & Administration Manager and Business Development Unit Manager, work with the Regional Managers to identify key priority areas for funding.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, i.e. management team, programme staff, existing materials/resources.
  • Work with the Finance and Administration Manager and Regional Managers to put together proposal budgets.
  • Write high-quality regional specific grant proposals, concepts and applications focusing on CHOC core programmes.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval and submission.
  • Write email appeals for regions that focus on end of tax year giving, securing funds from SMMEs, including appeal for corporate debit orders.
3. Relationship Building
  • Manage the process of handing over donor relationships to the respective regional manager, on approval of funding and/or receipt of funds.
4. Donor reporting
  • Keep a schedule of donor reports in terms of narrative and financial requirements and deadlines for submission of reports.
  • Ensure that these are communicated with the Finance & Administration Manager and the relevant Regional Manager.
  • Provide support in terms of editing regional reports to ensure they are in-line with contractual agreements.
  • Ensure that regions submit timeously reports directly to the respective donor.
5. Administration and Reporting
  • Ensure that a donor pipeline is recorded on Salesforce, including but not limited to, leads resulting from research, communications with prospective/new donors, proposal submitted and the status of these proposals.
  • Keep record of all proposals written and submitted.
  • Provide monthly pipeline report to Business Development Manager and Regional Manager
Experience & Knowledge
  • At least 5 years proven success in corporate fundraising in a non-profit environment.
  • Experience in writing fundraising proposals aimed at corporates, trusts, foundations and international grant agencies.
  • Experience in working with organisational budgets and consolidating these into programme specific budgets for funding proposals/applications.
  • Experience in drafting reports for donors in line with contractual agreements.
  • Experience in working with a multidisciplinary team to source information for funding proposals.
  • Experience in working with donor databases. Experience in using Salesforce will be advantageous.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Professional skills and Personal attributes
  • Proven ability in building rapport quickly with a diverse range of people.
  • Creativity and the ability to develop new ways to inspire people about an organisation’s work.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to handle rejection.
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ambitious, results orientated and able to work in a target driven environment
  • Reliable and mature.

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in proposal writing in a non-profit organisation.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary in the range of R360 000 – R480 000 per annum, as well as pension fund and medical aid benefits after a successful probationary period

Closing date for applications is the 11th of September 2020

Please send applications to: vacancies@choc.org.za

Regional Manager (Free State & Kalahari)

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA

AREA: THE FREE STATE & KALAHARI REGION
POSITION: REGIONAL MANAGER (THE FREE STATE & KALAHARI)
REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
START DATE: 1 October 2020

CHOC is seeking to appoint a person to fulfil the role of the CHOC FREE STATE & KALAHARI Regional Manager (RM), based in Bloemfontein. The overall purpose of the post is to lead and manage the region, including to raise funds, raise awareness of childhood cancer, and promote CHOC and its programmes. The region serves the Universitas Academic Hospital, Netcare Universitas and offer services at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley. The region covers the Free State area as well as parts of the Northern Cape Province.
The responsibilities include but are but not limited to:

Strategic leadership and management
  • Develop the region by identifying growth opportunities, gaps, and lead initiatives to address inadequacies or develop improvements.
  • To lead relationships with clients (such as the doctors, beneficiaries and volunteers), and partners, and to generally be seen as a leader in the childhood cancer field.
  • Look after and develop existing donor, key and other strategic relationships; as well as identify, maintain and develop new strategic and key partnerships and relationships.
  • Together with the Regional Committee Chair develop the Regional Committee.
  • Bring needs, challenges, and strategic regional matters to the CEO and also provide him with necessary and relevant feedback and solutions
Fundraising, campaigns and donor relationships
  • Maintaining and improving existing business development relationships – be they corporate, individuals, or other.
  • Using networks, platforms, forums and so on, to build the CHOC brand, and our network and relationships.
  • To cultivate and deepen relationships and partnerships with donors/supporters.
  • To identify regional fundraising opportunities, events and campaigns and ensure the successful implementation thereof.
  • To promote and market CHOC through various platforms and activities (including the media, social media, communication channels and material, and promotional events).
  • To oversee the management of fundraising and other systems, including the CRM (donor and data management).
Networking and volunteer mobilisation
  • To manage and develop strategic relationships, including the Department of Health, hospital management, hospital staff and organisations working in the field of childhood cancer.
  • To facilitate the development of committees, such as the regional committee, parental support groups, c, survivor groups, etc.
  • To oversee the volunteer programme, including recruitment, training and maintenance of the volunteer programme.
Staff management and programme management
  • Ensure that staff is managed well and guided on their respective roles.
  • Manage CHOC’s Core programmes to the required standards. These are the accommodation facility, the transport fund, the volunteer management programme and practical support.
  • To assist the national leaders with the regional implementation of national programmes, such as the Awareness training programme and psychosocial support.
  • To manage and oversee other programmes as determined by CHOC’s strategic plan and Executive.
Financial, office and general management
  • To develop a realistic and achievable annual regional budget and to manage the budget according to CHOC’s Financial policies.
  • To oversee the administration of the region.
  • To ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
  • To ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, program and operational.
  • To undertake other post related duties as requested by the CEO.
  • To undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos and behaviours.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST

Qualification: A related degree or tertiary qualification

Experience and skills:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in general management, preferably in the NGO or health sector.
  • Experience and proven ability to fundraise, and/or experience in marketing.
  • High computer literacy, particularly in MS Office; and preferably in database systems (CRM), donor portals and social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential, as well as fluency in in Afrikaans or Sotho.
  • Strong management and organisational skills.
  • Good with figures and a basic understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.
Attributes:
  • A natural leader
  • A team player who also works well independently
  • Clear and strong alignment with CHOC’s mission and values
  • A highly motivated individual with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility
  • Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence is essential.

PREFERENCE

An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is an advantage.
Well networked and the ability to network.

Salary in the range of R336 000 – R360 000 per annum, pension fund and medical aid benefits.

To apply submit your CV with the names and contact details of at least two recent referees to reach vacancies@choc.org.za no later than 21 August 2020:
If you have not received a response by close of business 31st August 2020 consider your application unsuccessful.