Country Manager

Job
from Islamic Help
Closing date: 27 Nov 2019

Job Title: Country Manager

Reports to: UK Headquarters

Location: Anqara, Turkey

Duration: Full-time Position, 12-month Contract

Remuneration: £20,000-£24000, as per experience

Number of roles available: 1

Islamic Help is a non-profit organization working across the globe to strengthen humanity’s struggle against poverty, social injustice and natural disaster. Through the provision of immediate relief and establishment of sustainable development programmes, we aim to invest in real effective solutions.

Role summary

This position requires an individual with strong leadership abilities; representational, communication, and risk management skills; and a facility for developing networks to build partnerships and diversify resources. Seeking to both grow and diversify Islamic Help’s income, you will focus much of your efforts surrounding growth from trusts and foundations, institutional and statutory partnerships, as well as major donors.

Key responsibilities

Responsible for registering and setting up a base office in Turkey, setting its structure and processes, and defining future workforce requirements and developing staff towards country strategic plan.

Responsible to lead the development of the organisational strategy, clear and agreed strategic objectives and plans of Islamic Help in Turkey.

Responsible for the management, coordination and development of Institutional Fundraising activities of Islamic Help Turkey. In particular, you will:

a) Deliver an agreed financial target in support of Islamic Help’s aims by securing new partnerships and maintaining existing contracts

b) Create and deliver pitches and presentations of the highest quality to prospective donors

c) Manage corporate relationships to the highest standard, ensuring that the terms of all partnership agreements are met in a timely fashion

d) Maintain accurate prospect, donor and donation records and manage efficient systems for sharing information.

e) Motivate and develop a suitable and safe working environment is provided for the staff.

Responsible to influence and manage relationships at the highest levels to build mutual understanding, shape perceptions of Islamic Help and create positive image over the medium term.

This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to future changes/developments in the service. All job descriptions are non-contractual and give a sense of the broad scope of the role and so include a level of flexibility. Whilst they list some key tasks there will also always be tasks that arise and which can be reasonably expected of the role.

Person specification

You might be an experienced fundraiser within the Turkish NGO sector or worked in community development for several years with strong skills in developing partnerships. Equally, you may be an experienced sales or business development professional looking to use your talent to make an impact for disadvantaged people across the world. Wherever your experience is from - charity or private sector – we are looking for the right person. experience and skills are important to us, but mostly we want someone who is motivated by their passion to help change the lives of young people.

Required skills/qualifications:

  1. Significant experience of creating and developing effective relationships with senior external stakeholders, including at least one of trusts and foundations, institutional donors and philanthropists

  2. In-depth understanding of Turkish-type Development Assistance Model, funding streams, priority areas, and requirements of TIKA, AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent and various nongovernmental organizations

  3. Evidence of securing meetings and winning partners at a high level

  4. A holistic approach to developing partnerships, utilising skills from across the organisation and building proposals that meet the partner’s requirements

  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations and compiling partnership agreements

  6. Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  7. High degree of computer literacy, including systems management and research skills (to identify/profile prospective donors)

  8. Confidence to meet with senior corporate figures and speak to them about our work • Current driving licence and willingness to travel across England for meetings and events.

How to apply:

It would be great if you have a qualification in a relevant discipline, but we're more interested in your experience, your values and your attitude than we are your qualifications.

It's a really exciting time to join Islamic Help, if you're successful in joining our team you'll not only have the opportunity to further your career, you'll be improving the lives of people through the work that you do.

Are you already imagining yourself as part of our team? What are you waiting for, submit a cover letter and CV to https://islamichelp.breathehr.com/v/business-development-manager-5979 by Friday 27 November 18:00 GMT; Interviews to be held in the first week of December; and job offer to be made by mid of December 2019.