AREA: EASTERN CAPE (EAST LONDON & PORT ELIZABETH) POSITION: REGIONAL MANAGER – EASTERN CAPE
BASED: EAST LONDON OR PORT ELIZABETH REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Purpose of Position
CHOC is seeking to appoint a person to fulfil the role of Regional Manager (RM) for Eastern Cape region, The overall purpose of the post is to lead and manage the region, which include to raise funds, raise awareness of childhood cancer, and promote CHOC and its programmes.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
- 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 all CHOC stakeholders (such as the doctors, beneficiaries and volunteers), and partners, and to generally be seen as a leader in the childhood cancer
- 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
- Bring needs, challenges, and strategic regional matters to the CEO and provide him with necessary and relevant feedback and solutions.
- Fundraising, campaigns, and donor management
- Maintaining and improving existing donor relationships – be corporate, individuals, or
- Using networks, platforms, forums and so on, to build the CHOC brand, and our network and
- The regions set fundraising targets are met and
- 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 manage all fundraising initiatives and campaigns and other systems, including the CRM (donor and data management).
- To increase funding by creating and implementing a fundraising plan that details how the region solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as corporates, grants, foundations, schools, community organisations, in-kind donations, charitable events, and marketing
- To share the fundraising plans with the CEO for oversight and leadership.
- 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
- To facilitate the development of committees, such as the regional committee, parental support groups, volunteer & survivor groups, etc.
- To oversee the volunteer programme, including recruitment, training, and maintenance of the volunteer programme.
- Staff management
- Ensure that staff is managed well and guided on their respective
- Staff performance issues and disciplinary matters are appropriately addressed and
- Staff is guided on all relevant CHOC
- Identify training and development opportunities for the
- Create and promote a positive employee
- Create a conducive working
- Ensure that all staff needs for the region is communicated with the HR
- Programme Management
- Manage CHOC’s Core programmes to the required 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
- Enhance programme in line with new developments from National or Local
- To manage and oversee other programmes as determined by CHOC’s strategic plan and
- Financial, office and general management
- To develop a realistic and achievable annual regional budget and to manage the budget according to CHOC’s Financial
- To oversee the administration of the
- To ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered
- To ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, program and
- To undertake other post related duties as requested by the
- To undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos, and
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST
Qualification: Any related tertiary qualification Experience and skills:
At least 5-8 years’ experience in general management, preferably in the NGO sector. Experience and proven ability to fundraise, staff management, and operations experience.
High computer literacy skills, 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. Strong management and organisational skills.
People management skills
Good with figures and an intermediate understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.
- 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.
- Must have a high level of administrative maturity, tact, and diplomacy. Excellent analytical skills, ability to interpret data and devise action plans. Perform well under pressure.
- A high level of accuracy and detail oriented
- Ability to work independently, manage own time and prioritise work. Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to challenge and influence at all levels. Willingness to travel as and when required. Critical thinking skills
- Excellent reporting writing skills
- Ability to influence and negotiate with a range of stakeholders. Good organisational skills
- Ability to use discretion and be proactive.
- Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence is essential. PREFERENCE
- An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector will be an advantage. Well networked and the ability to network.