"SOS Children's Villages - Azerbaijan" Association was founded in 1999 according to agreement signed between "SOS Children’s Village International” and Azerbaijan government. The main purpose of the organization is providing family based care to the children deprived from parental care as well as implementation of different activities aimed to provide children social welfare. Currently a number of social and educational projects successfully have being implemented within Baku and Ganja SOS Children's Villages and Family Support Program. 
 “SOS Children’s Villages – Azerbaijan” has been implementing Child Protection Policy based on  UN Convention on Child Rights.

We are now searching for a committed and strong sales personality eager to make a change for children by supporting our work in the position of a


Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

Strategic planning: facilitates the strategic planning process under the direction of the board (or guided by the board), involving the national management team and other key staff in identifying priority areas and setting plans and objectives. Communicates and monitors plans to ensure their efficient implementation.
Supports National Association governance structures: presents plans, reports and proposals at board meetings. Ensures in joint cooperation with the chairperson legality of the national organization, complying with relevant national legislation. Ensures that board decisions are translated into clear actions.
Brand development: applies the internationally agreed brand development concept in national strategy, planning and implementation. 
Builds a solid human foundation: implements an efficient performance management and human resource development system that guarantees the development of all co-workers and the identification of talents. Promotes accountability at all levels of the national organisation.
Develops the programmes: ensures that resources are focused on building strong facilities and programmes. Ensures review and evaluation of programmes and facilities to ascertain that agreed plans and policies are implemented and provides capacity building and technical support as needed. Facilitates and promotes interaction and exchange of relevant experiences between programmes and facilities.
Develops, leads & manages senior co-workers: leads and manages the association's national management team and builds an effective national office team, providing guidance and support as necessary. Manages the performance of the key staff, providing and ensuring coaching, training and skills development opportunities for senior co-workers, thereby instilling a performance culture within the association.
Finance and Funds management: Ensures planning and budgeting; implements and monitors the internal control system; reviews key figures and financial reports; ensures realisation of annual financial statement and external audit report.
Supervises administrative functions: supervises and supports the international sponsorship program, HR and general administrative activities across the association to ensure that high standards of accountability and efficiency are maintained.
Develops fundraising and public relations programmes: promotes long-term-stability and financial self-sufficiency by pursuing support from government and private sources with the aim of maximising the fundraising potential in the country. Supports the development and implementation of well structured and sustainable fundraising plans and strategies, and grant applications.  Supports public relations/ marketing activities as necessary and ensures that an appropriate image of the organisation is portrayed.
Builds effective links with the government: establishes sound relationships with relevant government authorities, ensures appropriate representation of the organisation’s views and seeks government recognition and support for SOS Children’s Villages work. Ensures a clear understanding of the association's role regarding children, families and community.
Child rights & advocacy: builds partnerships with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work for the rights of children without parental care or at risk of losing their parental care. Pursues advocacy objectives within NGO child rights forums and in partnership within other NGOs, joining together to bring our mission for children to life. Establishes and maintains contacts with the media to promote the organisation’s positions on various children's topics.


Your Profile:

Degree in business administration, high education, a relevant social science discipline or similar
Minimum 3 years (preferably 5 years) leadership experience at a senior management/ executive level in a larger or complex organisation
Working experience in the international corporation (or similar type of international organisation)
Ability to execute any project within time/quality/budget assigned standards.
Strategic orientation and entrepreneurial attitude: able to think globally, shows high-level strategic, analytical & conceptual abilities, able to identify opportunities for growth and develop organisational strategies.
Prior experience in one or more of the following functional areas: human resource management, finance, marketing, social services provision, education management, community development.
Leadership: able to build effective teams, motivate high performance, and generate commitment to organisational goals.
Functional skills: financial management (overview); HR management (working knowledge); project cycle management - planning, implementing, monitoring & evaluating (high level); change management (high level).
Experience/knowledge in Fundraising and marketing and in applying for public funds (grants & governmental subsidies)
Communication: high-level written and verbal communication/ presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with partners, donors and sponsors, and staff at all levels; ability to represent the organisation externally.
Excellent knowledge of English, Azeri and Russian(verbal and written)
Readiness to travel nationally and internationally as required


Our Offer:

Challenging assignment in an international NGO working environment where professional and human competence is in the foreground.

Interested? To apply please send your application (letter of motivation and CV) by November 10, 2013at the latest to cv@sosushaqkendleri.az with the subject line “National Director”.

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