SOS Children’s Villages–Nigeria, seek individuals who are committed and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. SOS Children’s Villages-Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law.
Job Title: Head Of Fund Development & Communication, Advisor
Media, Advertising, Branding, Sales, Marketing
A Degree or equivalent qualification: preferably in a relevant subject area, such as, Communication, Business Administration, Marketing, Sales, International Development and Business Development.
10 years' experience in Fundraising/Marketing/Sales, 3-5 years of managerial experience and Master's degree will be an added advantage.
Understanding of NGO's operation, best practices and market trends
Understanding of the Child and Youth Development principles
Good understanding of HR and Development
Strong negotiation, Communication and networking skills
Good knowledge of Children's Rights
Good knowledge of Sales process
Knowledge of business and financial practise
Knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation.
Plan and manage fund-raising campaigns and activities
Identify and cultivate prospective donors/sponsors
Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the country, to the organization's mission and programs, and to the development profession
Defines implements and fulfills the middle-term FDC strategy reflected in the business plans of the Member Association. This includes donations in kind and public funding
Plans, monitors, evaluates and analyses the fundraising activities according to defined planning and reporting procedures and against defined and agreed KPIs
Positions SOS Children’s Villages as a strong and consistent brand among potential and existing supporters based on SOS Children’s Villages roots, vision, mission and values.
Works according to globally valid manuals and guidelines and the Fund Development & Communication Department’s planning and reporting procedure
Collaborates with the Brand and communication Advisor in pursuing opportunities for the country to internally and externally promote the Member Associations’ activities in order to increase the public recognition and foster a positive image with the overall goal to support fundraising activities.,
Drive fundraising innovation in all fields of Fundraising like products, channels, target groups, database solutions etc.
Supports National Sponsorship Coordinator
Supervises and leads the national Fundraising team in the Member Association including all leadership tasks from recruitment decisions to managing the team as well as individual performance and ensuring the development of direct reports
Act as a role model and further develops individuals and team through performance- and talent management
Manage the operation of local systems and database applications in close cooperation with ICT unit and in line with SOS standards for software development ALM
Drive local private partnerships, manage alliances with High Net Worth Individuals, multinational corporates and local foundations
Ensure quality in service and communication, this includes monitoring and capacity building of the fundraising & sponsorship coordinators.
Support effective use of photo/video
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