SOS Children’s Villages; is an international nongovernmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children’s rights and committed to children’s needs and concerns since 1949. In 133 countries and territories our activities focus on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances. In Botswana SOS Children’s Villages operate on three (3) locations, Tlokweng, Francistown and Serowe.

We work on family based, long term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. We also support disadvantaged families to prevent crisis that can in the worst case scenario lead to children being placed in out of home care. Our family strengthening programmes build families’ and communities’ resources, on their ability to organise themselves and on their responsibility for the well-being of the children.


1. Head of Fund Development and Communications

Reporting to the National Director the candidate’s primary role is to promote, and position, the image and brand of SOS Children’s Villages Botswana locally, and internationally, as a leading provider of childcare through proactive communication, branding, fund development and marketing initiatives. This includes effective stakeholder relationship management initiatives and the responsibility for driving local funding streams according to donor demands and priority programmes.

Job Summary

  Participates in the development of corporate strategies and Collaborative partnerships in fulfilment of the of SOS Children’s Villages mandate;
  Develops and implements communications, fund development and marketing, and public relations strategies that promote the reputation and corporate image of the organisation as a leading provider of childcare; SOS Children’s Villages in Botswana
  Develops and manages the internal and external communication channels to ensure an effective and efficient information flow to staff and key stakeholders;
  Develops an advertising and media campaign to increase public awareness of the activities of SOS Children’s Villages;
  Responsible for the development and delivery of a direct communications strategy which achieves successful partner acquisition and retention;
  Ensure strong relationships are developed and maintained between SOS Children’s Villages Botswana and key stakeholders;
  Build and maintain relationships with major donors of all types, corporates, and coordinate the solicitation by other affiliated staff, board or volunteers, as appropriate.
  Ensures development and implementation of a Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) programme, which engages the corporate community and builds collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and supporters.
  Develops and implements sponsorship programmes and events that are aligned with the mandate of the SOS Children’s Villages;

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Required Qualification and Experience
  BA Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field post graduate qualification and/or membership of professional Communications/Marketing /PR/Advertising bodies would be an added advantage.
  Minimum 5-7 years working experience in Fund Development and/or NGO sector
  A valid class B Driver’s License
  At least a background in Sales and Marketing
  Experienced in engaging with a range of partners/donors
  An understanding of digital marketing and e-communications
  Proposal writing skills and knowledge of how to ‘package’ funding needs to donor
  Experience in managing and leading a small team

  Ability to work in a busy and dynamic environment
 Communication Skills
  Negotiation and Advocacy
  Results oriented
  Customer Focus
  Planning and Organizing
  Managing Information
  Strategic orientation

2. Sponsorship Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Head of Fund, the Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for handling sponsorship activities for SOS CV Botswana. S/he is the link between SOS CV Botswana, Individual giving, PSAs and Sponsors. The incumbent is responsible to administer, coordinator and supervise the Sponsorship programs in line with policies and procedures, SOS International Sponsorship Policy support documents and SOS CVI international Guidelines. She/ he ensures that all Sponsorship co-workers are properly trained to carry out their duties and

Job Summary

Local and International Sponsorship

  • Provide high service level to sponsors in order to build their loyalty and support
  • Produces digital content for sponsors
  • Provide ready-made child profiles with accurate information to the Sponsors and thePSAs.
  • Protects the best interest of the child by ensuring respect to the privacy of dataPlanning & Organizing
  • Plan the annual sponsorship work in line with Sponsorship guidelines, policies and strategic objectives of the organisation in liaison with the National Programs Director and Location Programs Managers.
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Operational Support

  • Ensure that all physical and digital activities and SPO services that maintain the link between Sponsors and Sponsored children are handled.
  • Handle enquiries of the IG and Sponsors on time and maintain the appropriate working relationships.
  • Coordinates the signing of consents by children and young people or their guardians sign off consent forms and grant of usage rights for participation in the Sponsorship Programs before participating the SPO programs
  • Ensure that the central database of all SOS Children in the DSapp is up to date by conducting periodic data monitoring exercise with programs to validate integrity of data.

Relevant Qualification
 BA Degree in English Language and Literature, Journalism and Communication, or any other related field.

Relevant Experience:

 Minimum of 5 years relevant experience out of which 3 years in coordination/supervision

 Clean Driver’s License (Manual) with over 5 years driving experience Competencies

 Communication Skills
 Research and Innovation
 Negotiation and Advocacy
 Quality Results oriented
 Customer Focus
 Planning and Organizing
 Managing Information

We offer a competitive NGO salary with medical aid and pension fund.
In accordance with the organization’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record check.
In addition to a meaningful, challenging sphere of work, the chance to develop you both personally and professionally.

Applicants who meet the requirements should strictly forward their application to:

Head of Human Resources SOS Children’s Villages


Closing Date: 27th March 2024