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Individual Giving and Communications Officer
Individual Giving and Communications Officer

Job Vacancy

Individual Giving and Communications Officer

SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization.We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.

SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is seeking to recruit an Individual Giving and Communications Officer for its National Office team in Palestine.

Location: Bethlehem

Position: Individual Giving and Communications Officer

Reports to: Head of Fund Development and Communications

Contract: Full Time/ Unlimited Contract

Position summary :

Individual Giving and Communications Officer will pursue opportunities with & fundraise from current and potential individuals of Palestine to fund the relevant programmes, investments and costs of the Member Association. He/she must position SOS Children’s Villages as a strong partner among potential and existing supporters based on SOS Children’s Villages roots, vision, mission and values.

Tasks and Responsibilities :

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Develop and plan outreach activities & uses all available media platforms, social media channels, and media relations to promote the work and impact of SOS Children’s Villages Palestine.
  2. Define, implement and fulfil the individual fundraising and communications strategies in collaboration with the Director of FDC as reflected in the National Strategic Plan
  3. Identify, build and maintain networking relations and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, e.g. community leaders; social networks; celebrities, journalists, media to pursue public engagement and advocacy opportunities to promote SOS Children villages – Palestine.
  4. Produce and write compelling and engaging content across several media outlets including social media, website, and newsletter that increase engagement and drive fundraising leads. (Excellent writing and editing skills in Arabic and English.
  5. Plan, execute, monitor, analyse and evaluate and improve fundraising campaigns and activities against defined and agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  6. Plan, execute, monitor, evaluate and analyse all individual fundraising activities according to defined planning and reporting procedures and against defined and agreed key performance indicators.
  7. Strengthen brand awareness, credibility and acceptance with the overall goal to support fundraising activities.
  8. Manage individual targets and activities monthly.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, journalist or related field
  • Minimum 2 years verified experience in the field of project management/coordination and/or marketing

Knowledge specific to the position:

  • Experience in planning, executing and analysing marketing acquisition campaigns
  • Knowledge and experience in customer relationship management
  • Know-how of various media – traditional (print, TV, radio, outdoors) and new (digital, mobile)
  • Agency / corporate communications experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills, experience in negotiations and management of business partners
  • Self-motivated, determined, innovative, pro-active and with a “can do” mentality, i.e. ability to identify and take advantage of fundraising opportunities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and social competence
  • A strong result-orientation combined with a proven competence in strategic planning, budgeting, analysis and evaluation
  • Able to manage own time and to work under high pressure
  • To know and identify with the vision, mission and values of SOS Children’s Villages

Skills (Key technical skills required):

  • Fluent Arabic spoken and written. Excellent English writing skills an advantage.
  • Good MS Office commands (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
  • Feeling for design and layout
  • Conveys written information in a well organised, accurate and concise manner that can be easily understood by others (e.g. target group)
  • Experience with negotiations and management of partners and service providers like agencies, list brokers, printers, etc.
  • Good relations with media agencies (advertising, communication, telemarketing, direct marketing)
  • Event planning experience

Personal attributes:

  • Positive working attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Highly organised, result-oriented, proactive, reliable and sensitive to deadlines
  • Innovative and creative, proposing new ideas and insights which lead to business improvements, and claiming and demonstrating high professional standards
  • Engaged, determined, persistent, “can do” and solution-oriented mentality
  • Regularly monitors performance against milestones and standards and takes swift action to deal with variances.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking abilities
  • Good at relationship-building with different layers of the organisation and stakeholders of various companies and business partners
  • Good team player

Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: jobs@sos-palestine.org Maximum by the 11th of May 2018

Indicating in the subject line: IGCO

Only short listed candidates will be contacted