|Position title:||Development Director||Unit:||Fundraising/Marketing|
|Directly reports to:||Director General||Location:||Dubai/Abu Dhabi|
|Direct reports:||TBC||Type of contract:||Fulltime|
|Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) is a UAE environmental non-governmental organisation, established under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir’s representative in the Western Region and Chairman of Environmental Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).
EWS works in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation. EWS-WWF has been active in the UAE since 2001, has successfully initiated, and implemented several conservation and education projects and initiatives in the region.
EWS-WWF works federally and in the region with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Fujairah and is governed by a local board of directors.
|The Development Director (DD) is solely accountable for driving the financial growth of EWS-WWF as per the requirements of the Strategic plan and the achievement of targeted income/fund raising. Essentially, the role holder interprets and converts organisational strategies into fundable proposals and implements fundraising programme plans in line with organisational financial requirements.
The DD motivates, develops, and empowers a team of dynamic professionals to help implement the fundraising strategy and achieve results.
Effective collaboration with unit directors, programme leaders, and project managers will be critical to the role as well as successful interface with sponsors, external service providers and other stakeholders. The role has significant management content in terms of approving/recommending organisation decisions and people management.
The role holder is a member of the EWS-WWF Management Team (MT) and as such responsible for the overall direction of EWS-WWF. Members perform their responsibilities through regular meetings and related tasks.
|Key Responsibilities||Key performance Indicators|
|Organisation Strategy Input
|Organisation Development / Marketing Plan
|Supporter Relationships / Service
|Compliance and Control
flop sustainable fundraising channels to put in place stable financing mechanisms for the organization
To perform the job duties of Development Director the ideal candidate must possess the following:
|Qualifications||Criteria||Method of Assessment|
|Post graduate degree in marketing, business administration, and/or corporate relations management.||Essential||Application form and certificate check|
|10 plus years of stretching experience in fundraising, sales and marketing, of which a least 5 years of leadership experience in bringing in funds and in people management.||Essential||Application form, interview and references|
|Experience in setting-up an effective CRM system||Essential||Application form, interview and references|
|Experience and a good understanding of operating in different cultural environment
||Essential||Interview and references|
|Knowledge and Skills|
|Proven track record of successful implementation of fundraising initiative||Essential||Application form, interview and reference|
|Extensive knowledge of corporate in the UAE, working in the UAE||Essential||Application form, interview and references|
|Arabic language skills a plus||Desirable||Application form and interview|
|Knowledge of legal framework of UAE and fluent in English||Essential||Application form and interview|
|Ideal candidate would have an established network of contacts in the UAE||Desirable||Application form and interview|
|Specialist and technical expertise||Essential||Interview and references|
|Achievement Orientation and Organisational policies||Essential||Interview and references|
|Ability to test and monitor new ideas and fundraising initiatives||Essential||Interview and references|
|Multi-tasking ability and ability to prioritise||Essential||Interview and references|
|Confident and versatility||Desirable||Interview and references|
|Capable to work and stay calm under pressure||Essential||Application form, interview and references|
|Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact with and influence senior team and relevant team in different functional areas in a positive and impactful manner||Essential||Interview and references|
|Strong communication and facilitation skills||Desirable||Interview and references|
|Passion and Commitment for Conservation and Sustainable Development||Essential||Interview and references|
|EWS-WWF Focus: Acts as a member of EWS-WWF, placing higher priority on EWS-WWF goals than own goals and anticipating the effects of own area’s actions on others to ensure holistic EWS-WWF outcomes.
External Orientation: Looks outwards ensuring WWF stays relevant, continues to anticipate and adapt to external environmental and global trends.
Delivering Quality Outcomes: Establishes stretch goals, plans, using best judgment and takes responsibility for planning to and delivering on outcomes.
Building Working Relationships: Builds collaborative relationships through the understanding and development of other’s and own ideas.
Communicating Effectively: Uses appropriate means of communication to convey messages seeks input from others and ensures understanding.
Leading Teams: Develops direction and shared purpose, builds a team through coaching to ensure the accomplishment of goals and high-level team performance.
Leading Change: Encourages and seeks out innovative solutions and brings people on a journey constructively and empathetically.
Managing Resources: Makes the right judgments based on financial and resource availability.
Establishing Strategic Direction: Generates options to achieve long-range goals, selects the best strategies for success and delivers on strategic goals.
Building Organizational Capability: Diagnoses individual and team capability and development needs and champions talent management.
|Together We’re Stronger||
|Internal - Works with all EWS-WWF Team Members and other WWF offices
External - Stakeholders, Sponsor and Service Providers
|EWS-WWF is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and offer a flexible and diverse place of employment.
EWS-WWF staff participate wholeheartedly in general activities and events, which promotes the overall mission of EWS-WWF, whether the particular event or activity has any bearing on the job description and assigned project objectives and activities.
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