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Fund Development and Communications Director- Latin America and Caribbean
SOS Children's Villages
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Last Date: September 6, 2010
Email: email@example.com (Reference:
Fund Development and Communications Director
- Latin America and Caribbean
Role title: Fund Development and Communications Director - Latin
America and Caribbean
Continent: Latin America and Caribbean (LAAM)
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Job title direct superior: Continental Director Latin America and Caribbean
Functional Supervision: International Director Fund Development and
Salary: Competitive salary
Staff reports: Support Team, Continental Communications Advisor, Fund
SOS Children's Villages www.sos-childrensvillages.org is an international non-governmental
social development organisation that has been active in the field of children's rights and
committed to children's needs and concerns since 1949. In 132 countries our activities focus
on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances.
We work on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their
biological families. At our SOS Children's Villages children experience reliable relationships
and love once again. They grow up in a stable family environment and are supported
individually until they become independent young adults.
We also work on family strengthening programmes by supporting disadvantaged families to
prevent crisis that can in the worst case scenario lead to place children in out-of-home care.
Our family strengthening programmes build on families' and communities' resources, on their
ability to organise themselves and on their responsibility for the well-being of the children.
The Continental Office Latin America and Caribbean (LAAM) supports capacity building and
development in national associations and in different areas of work. It leads and guides the
development of programmes, strategies and policies in LAAM.
Aim of the position/description of the duties
Build regional and national fundraising and communications capacity across the continent by
providing guidance, targeted technical support and clear operating frameworks; facilitate the
steady growth of local fundraising revenues in targeted National Associations.
Description of tasks and responsibilities:
Lead and coordinate the development of continental fund development support plans
and reports ensuring alignment with the organization's global strategic plan and
Represent LAAM in international projects and contribute to international processes
(e.g. development of toolkits, events, etc)
Lead on development and implementation of Fund Development and
Communications strategies in Latin America.
Support key countries in developing and evaluating fundraising and communications
plans and budgets.
Provide direct technical support and supervision to facilitate accomplishment of
agreed fundraising plans, including conducting support visits to regions/countries as
Monitor fundraising activities based on agreed international Key Performance
Guide and support the continental fundraising and communications network, e.g.
regional and/or continental workshops and meetings as required
Support with recruitment and orientation of senior fundraising and communications
staff in national fundraising offices
Monitor correct application of fundraising and communications policies and standards
across the continent
Steer on knowledge sharing activities across the continent including collection and
dissemination of good practices in fundraising and communications
Support designing of fundraising campaigns for the recruitment of committed givers
Issue quarterly and annual reports to National Directors and Boards on the progress
of fundraising in targeted countries
Lead continental fundraising and communications team
Ensure necessary linkages with other functions within Continental Office and support
strengthening of fundraising knowledge at regional and national level
Keep abreast of current fundraising trends, especially in the region.
Technical skills in the complete fundraising cycle: e.g. Market research, strategy
development; budgeting; donor relationship management and monitoring
Track record of building effective relationships at senior level with a wide range of
individuals from politics, media and business community, both face to face and
Senior leadership skills, ability to work in network ; able to lead strategy processes
effectively; able to represent LAAM at international level; able to lead fundraising staff
in the continent through matrix structure
Capacity to build and maintain excellent relations and to work effectively in a
multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity
Strategic thinker and planner, able to lead and engage in planning processes and set
Expertise in developing strategic plans and understanding the practical issues of their
Proven project management skills with a strong knowledge of budgeting;
Able to think critically, objectively, analytically, and strategically;
Able to work under pressure and keep a good sense of humour
A lively intellect-robust, vigorous, astute and able to provide clear direction.
Intellectually as well as practically driven
Developing with colleagues, vision and purpose, and translating that vision into
practical work plans
Strong personal organisational and self management skills. Ability to lead and work in
Willingness and ability to travel internationally
Able to articulate the work of SOS
Children's Villages with passion
Skills and Experience
Minimum 5-7 years experience and proven results in fundraising with experience in
emerging markets an advantage
Experience in coaching , training and supporting fundraisers and communications
Proven successful experience in managing teams including ideally experience of
managing staff at a distance and the ability to integrate distant working staff into the
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook preferred;
Fluent in Spanish and English with excellent writing and speaking skills in both
To apply for the post, please send an English letter of application stating the skills and
approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict
confidence by email only to: Diana Ruano
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles "your name cover
letter"¨ and "your name cv". Please put "Fund Dev and Comms SOS LAAM" in the email
subject line. NO PHOTOS
Please mention that you saw the post advertised on DevNetJobs.org
Deadline for application:
Monday 6 September, 6pm Central European Time
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