AREA: GAUTENG SOUTH
POSITION: REGIONAL MANAGER -GAUTENG SOUTH
REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Purpose of Position
CHOC is looking for a Regional Manager (RM) for Gauteng South region, who will lead and manage the region, raise funds, raise awareness of childhood cancer, and promote CHOC and its programmes.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
1. Strategic leadership and management
- Develop the region by identifying new opportunities, identifying gaps, and leading initiatives to improve the quality and impact of our work.
- Build strong relationships with all CHOC stakeholders (such as the doctors, beneficiaries and volunteers and donors), and partners, and to be seen as a leader in the childhood cancer field.
- Maintain and improve existing donor, key and other strategic relationships; and find, develop and keep new strategic and key partnerships and relationships.
- Work with the Regional Committee Chair to develop the Regional Committee.
- Report the needs, challenges, and strategic regional matters to the CEO and provide feedback and solutions.
2. Fundraising, campaigns, and donor management
- Maintain and improve existing donor relationships – with corporates, individuals, or others.
- Use networks, platforms, and various forums to build the CHOC brand, network and relationships.
- Meet and exceed the fundraising targets set for the region.
- Deepen relationships and partnerships with donors/supporters. •
- Identify regional fundraising opportunities, events and campaigns and ensure they are implemented successfully.
- Promote and market CHOC through various platforms and activities (including the media, social media, communication channels and material, and promotional events).
- Manage all fundraising initiatives and campaigns.
- Manage other systems, including Salesforce (donor and data management system).
- Increase funding by creating and implementing a fundraising plan that shows how the region solicits donors and finds funding sources such as corporates, grants, foundations, schools, community organisations, in-kind donations, charitable events, and marketing opportunities.
- Share the fundraising plans with the CEO for oversight and leadership.
3. Networking and volunteer mobilisation
- Manage and develop strategic relationships, including the Department of Health, hospital management, hospital staff and organisations working in the field of childhood cancer.
- Facilitate the development of committees, such as the regional committee, parental support groups, survivor groups, etc. •
- Oversee the volunteer programme, including recruitment, training and maintenance of the volunteer programme.
4. Staff management
- Manage staff well and guide them on their respective roles.
- Address and manage staff performance issues and disciplinary matters appropriately.
- Guide staff on all relevant CHOC policies.
- Identify training and development opportunities for the team.
- Create and promote a positive employee experience.
- Create a good working environment.
- Communicate all staff needs for the region with the HR Manager.
5. Programme Management
- 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.
- Manage and oversee other programmes as determined by CHOC’s strategic plan and Executive.
6. 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 recognised bachelor’s degree or National Diploma in any related field
Experience and skills:
- A minimum of 5-8 years of general management experience, preferably in the NGO sector.
- Proven ability and experience in fundraising, staff management, and operations.
- High computer skills, especially in MS Office; and ideally in database systems (CRM), donor portals and social media platforms.
- Excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written.
- Strong management and organisational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Good analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and devise action plans
- Good with numbers and a basic 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. Private and Confidential
Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence is essential.
An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is preferred.
Well networked and the ability to network.