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.

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