Director of Global Fundraising Hub Job in Kenya

Director of Global Fundraising Hub

Role Purpose:

Save the Children has developed an ambitious Global Funding Framework (GFF) to inform and shift how the movement works together to drive greater funding impact for children. The Global Fundraising Hub Director provides the strategic leadership and direction to a core, globally disbursed team at Save the Children International (SCI), which works across the Save the Children Association (SCA) to grow the movement’s private sector funding through the promotion of best practice, collective action, collaboration, and mutual accountability.

As one of the top priorities of the organization, growing a diversified, sustainable private sector income portfolio is critical to achieving our strategic ambition for children, and success in this area will be dependent on delivering brilliant basics throughout our fundraising portfolio, supporting marketing integration efforts while also promoting innovation in our fundraising programs.

The Communications Director, Engagement Director, and Fundraising Hub Director will work closely together to ensure alignment on priorities, promote integrated workplan, and foster collaboration across their teams with a particular focus on how we continue to strengthen ways of working with members and country offices.

The post holder is an active member of the Senior Management Teams of the Resource Mobilisation, Communication & Engagement (RMCE), a part of the broader SCI/SCA Extended Senior Leadership Team, and an active participant representing global private sector funding interests in multiple Governance Groups such as the Global Funding Task Force, while also providing specific updates to the SCI/SCA CEO and the global board(s) as needed.

The Director provides global leadership and works with Save the Children Member Fundraising and Marketing Directors to deliver the Global Funding Framework, with a particular focus on driving our individual giving portfolio. Using market intelligence, qualitative and quantitative research, trend analysis, and benchmarking they will develop strategies for sharing best practices and organizational learning to deliver our financial targets and to increase our global supporter base.

The Global Fundraising Hub Director will oversee the Global Fundraising Hub including the strategy and planning function, the market development and individual giving teams (acquisition and donor development programs), and lead critical global projects as required. 

This role will also be responsible for helping ensure strong collaboration with both the corporate partnership and philanthropy team to ensure that we are developing a strong, aligned approach to stewarding our donors and with the Programme Funding and Institutional Partnership Director on the development of the Global Funding Framework to ensure a holistic view of our funding portfolio.

This role will require leadership and change management skills and strong cross-collaboration throughout our global federated organization to bring greater alignment around our global funding, communications, and engagement work. This will involve working closely with peers in the extended leadership team including the Brand, Marketing, and Digital Director, and Communications Director to help drive our integrated marketing work.

The Global Fundraising Hub Director will act as co-chair of the Fundraising and Marketing Steering Group, which oversees and drives our global private sector work across the membership.

Experience And Skills

Proven leadership at a senior international level, in a multi-cultural context, and ability to work in a networked organization, influencing others through ‘soft power’. Possess a track record of developing and implementing a global fundraising strategy and a demonstrated ability to identify the necessary steps to deliver ambitious goals and significantly increase growth in income for global organizations.

Must have experience working in more than one market, including participating as a Fundraising Leader, ideally as a Fundraising Director, in a networked international global organization.

Deep understanding of, and capability in, all areas of fundraising from the private sector with a strong background in developing and building mass market (high volume donor acquisition and development and legacies). Demonstrated ability to engage with senior fundraisers at a national level providing strategic inputs to help them drive growth in all areas of income.

Experience at a leadership level in creating large-scale and impactful fundraising appeals to deliver exceptional income at times of humanitarian crisis.

Demonstrable experience in the areas of strategy development and implementation, budgeting and investment as well as market research and business intelligence.

Highly developed data analysis and budgeting skills, with the ability to interrogate data to make strategic decisions and develop long-term business plans.

External orientation and business understanding: being able to advise senior leaders on the impact of decisions made bringing to bear the context of the global private sector funding environment.

Experience in leading a high-performing team to deliver ambitious targets whilst also maintaining high levels of staff well-being.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with the gravitas to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience and capability of leading, facilitating, and influencing change and the delivery of major projects.

Able to think creatively and strategically, and overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress.

Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, defining a clear way forward, and ensuring buy-in.

Ability to work in a culturally diverse setting.

Commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working.

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