Head of Global Philanthropy Development Job at Save the Children International – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Overview
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  01 January 2021
Duty Station:  World Wide
Posted: 10-12-2020
Requirements
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Head of Global Philanthropy Development

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

 

Jobs at:

Save the Children International

Deadline of this Job:
01 January 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , World wide , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
The Opportunity
Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent Head of Global Philanthropy Development. Save the Children has launched its ambitious 2019 – 2021 strategic plan with the aim of significantly increasing both unrestricted and smart restricted funds (smart restricted is defined as income from corporate partnerships and major donors that funds the priority programmes for children).
Global Philanthropy is a recent priority area within Save the Children International and increasingly strategic and crucial across the whole organisation.

The Head of Global Philanthropy Development will join the Global Fundraising & Marketing Hub of Save the Children International that provides strategic support and technical guidance to our national Members in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. A number of the team members work remotely and the location of this job is flexible. The role will involve travel to lead on and support philanthropy in new markets as well as more established ones.

This is a very senior role, interacting with senior fundraisers and leaders internationally. We are looking for an experienced and passionate professional to support, join up, and grow the global Save the Children community of philanthropy, and support and drive the global strategy for major gifts.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 1 : A basic criminal record background (DBS) check is required/equivalent police record check.
ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children has launched its ambitious 2019 – 2021 strategic plan with the aim of significantly increasing both unrestricted and smart restricted funds (smart restricted is defined as income from corporate partnerships and major donors that funds the priority programmes for children).
Global Philanthropy is a recent priority area within Save the Children International and increasingly strategic and crucial across the whole organisation.

The Head of Global Philanthropy Development will join the Global Fundraising & Marketing Hub of Save the Children International that provides strategic support and technical guidance to our national Members in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. A number of the team members work remotely and the location of this job is flexible. The role will involve travel to lead on and support philanthropy in new markets as well as more established ones.

This is a very senior role, interacting with senior fundraisers and leaders internationally. We are looking for an experienced and passionate professional to support, join up, and grow the global Save the Children community of philanthropy, and support and drive the global strategy for major gifts.

The Head of Global Philanthropy Development will:
• Lead on identifying, developing and promoting best practice in philanthropy across the Save the Children movement, in order to build internal capacity and increase long-term income.
• Take responsibility to support, strengthen and grow the global community of Major Donors practitioners.
• Lead on building capacity across our global movement, including building expertise and skills in philanthropy prospecting, proposition development, pitching and market analysis for new and growth opportunities with major donors to drive increased value and impact at national and global levels.
• Be responsible for developing and managing a strategy focused on identifying our top future prospects globally, and building a clear approach to enable us to fully leverage these and existing opportunities by working with colleagues around the world.
• Be responsible for supporting the identification, shaping and development of strategic growth opportunities with a wide range of key prospects by working in close collaboration with colleagues globally.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to : Director, Global Fundraising and Marketing Hub
Budget Responsibilities : Yes
Role Dimensions : This role operates in a global matrix, membership based organization

Key Areas of Accountability :
Strategic Leadership
• Working closely with the Fundraising Directors’ Steering Group (FRDSG) and senior colleagues globally as part of the Global Fundraising & Marketing Hub, helping to enable the organisation to deliver against and exceed financial targets and broader philanthropy KPI’s, driving forward sector leading strategic relationships with philanthropists.
• Develop and lead an ambitious global strategy and approach to secure new philanthropy opportunities in line with global organisational priorities, identifying top prospects and working with colleagues and Members.
• Set up and support a Major Donors Leaders Group in order to further develop and promote best practices and to identify, win and maximise global philanthropy opportunities
• Seek, identify and support opportunities to secure long term relationships, to deliver accelerated and ambitious growth for the organisation
• Make key leadership decisions which can significantly affect the results of philanthropy growth and our external positioning as a sector leading organisation
• Lead by example in terms of best practice ways of working, collaboration, empowerment, coaching and mentoring of staff
• Share learnings with and between colleagues globally, using existing networks and building new communications channels
• Establish strong relationships with colleagues across Save the Children globally
• Ensure that legal, due diligence and other guidelines are adhered to when establishing and managing relationships with the different stakeholders and donors
Organisational Capacity Building and Collaboration
• Act as a senior representative for Save the Children globally, and be a leading expert on philanthropy, advising senior management on engagement with philanthropists, and supporting Members to build expertise and capacity to work with these donors
• Support and guide colleagues on complex initiatives
• Work closely with leaders across Members globally to present the most relevant and engaging propositions to external stakeholders
• Work collaboratively with colleagues globally on cross organisational projects and provide strategic insight from a philanthropy perspective
• Create and promote linkages and cross collaboration with other leaders and teams, especially from the corporate partnerships and individual fundraising areas.

Skill Sharing: create effective links and greater dialogue within the major donors community and other relevant stakeholders around philanthropic themes and opportunities.
• Lead and facilitate philanthropy skill-sharing initiatives across major donors practitioners, across the Fundraising Directors group and Member Growth
• Responsible for identifying successful initiatives or innovations that have the potential to be successfully scaled in other markets, and share them with these markets
• In order to build and retain the best talent across the international organisation, promote talent management opportunities across the movement where possible to allow staff opportunities to share their knowledge with other markets for the benefit of the movement
• Lead on the co-ordination of peer-to-peer exchange of expertise.
External focus: ensure that Save the Children is staying abreast of philanthropic initiatives.
• Be responsible for staying abreast of the sector developments and innovations from other not for profits
• Responsible also for keeping up to date with relevant trends in the commercial and non-for-profit sector and harness this to inspire Save the Children’s philanthropy programmes.

• Enhancing Save the Children’s external profile
• Acting as a senior representative for the organisation, including attending meetings, events and leading strategic opportunities as needed
• Represent Save the Children externally at a senior level, positioning us as organisation of choice
• Represent and position Save the Children as a leader for children’s, women’s and youth programmes during relevant events, either in person or ensuring local representation
• Identify and share knowledge on key global trends in philanthropy, ensuring that Save the Children’s approach and strategy is reflective of the opportunities and external environment
• Oversight & Management
• Oversee delivery of a range of globally shared services to enhance our consistency and best practice approaches to philanthropy
• Track and monitor progress against global targets and KPIs, identifying solutions and course correcting where needed
• Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding, in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
• holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS
• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
• MBA or Business-related masters ideally

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• A deep understanding of the breadth of NGO models that exist across the sector globally and a clear vision for how Save the Children can differentiate itself among its peers to be the organisation of choice
• A proven track record in leading and delivering within a large, complex organization with multiple stakeholders, preferably in an international development charity or similar
• A demonstrable and sophisticated understanding of the complexities of international philanthropy and associated challenges and solutions
• Proven experience of leading a new initiative or strategy to achieve desired growth outcomes
• Proven track record of developing and managing a major gifts portfolio and a proven track record for prospecting, cultivating, and closing gifts in a large charity or international organization
• Experience with wealth advisory work, venture capital, or private equity is preferred, as many individual contributions stem from Save the Children’s work with corporations
• Excellent written and presentation skills and confident ability to deliver verbal and written proposals up to CEO level
• Experienced in managing an opportunity/sales pipeline delivering successful outcomes
• Experience of negotiating, influencing and delivering results internally and externally
• Proven experience of providing creative and innovative approaches in developing new initiatives that contribute towards departmental targets
• Experience in budget management
• Experience with fundraising database systems, wealth screenings, and prospect tracking management and reporting.
• An established leader with personal gravitas and ability to work with senior executives
• Acts without guidance on a frequent basis, limited oversight required
• A proven team player. Someone who is open and who is able and willing to deliver beyond his or her personal brief
• Ability to network with, and influence, senior people both internally and externally in order to achieve a pre-defined outcome
• External orientation, someone who is focused on our supporters
• Proven ability to work collaboratively across departmental boundaries internally and externally to achieve shared organisational goals
• A strategic thinker who is able prioritise and balance a busy work load • Someone with the skill to drive new initiatives in a large organisation
• Resilient during set-backs and able to lead others onto the next success
• High fluency in written and spoken English essential and second language of Member country ideally.
Additional job responsibilities
• The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
• The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
• We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
• The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
• The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Job Education Requirements : Masters


Job Experience Requirements : Not Specified

 

Job application procedure
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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