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Head of Strategic Planning & Communications

Hashoo Foundation Verified

Islamabad, Pakistan

Posted Sep 12, 2013 3 views    Report Job

PKR. 250,000 - 300,000/Month

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Job Description

Purpose: The Head of Strategic Planning, Communications and Donor relations is a key member of the Senior Management Team. H/She will provide a strategic, technical and management leadership for the strategic planning, communications and donor relations for Hashoo Foundation in Pakistan. The Head of strategic planning, communications and donor relations will be responsible to ensure effective country level strategic and annual planning in accordance with Hashoo Foundation’s vision, mission and values. S/he will be responsible to help develop and nurture effective collaboration and partnerships with donors and to contribute to strengthening of resource mobilization capacity of the organization. S/he will also spearhead the planning and management of HF’s visibility and strategic communications, ensuring access to information within organization, across donors and other stakeholders.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:

Strategic Planning

  • Supporting the Country Leadership in development of strategic vision for the Country Programme in line with the Hashoo Foundation’s Strategy
  • Take lead in development of Strategic and Annual Plans and their dissemination among internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively seek out and support new business activity where required
  • Actively grow the abilities and skill of the other staff in effective planning and successfully translating strategic plans into operational plans
  • Guide and oversee the development of concept notes and proposal development
Donor Relations
  • Develop/promote and implement Hashoo Foundation’s policies and procedures in terms of engagement, management and costing of partnership with donors
  • Advocate for, promote greater understanding, provide technical assistance where necessary for the development of partnerships and identify tools related to the role of Hashoo Foundation in Pakistan
  • Set up mechanisms for facilitating the bridge between the country program, donor agencies and (Implementing) partners regarding partnership (if any)
  • Provide donor history and records to development, executive staff and Board as requested
  • Support Program and Proposal Development team to carry out regular donors’ mapping exercises and develop and update funding opportunity tracking matrix
  • Work closely with program teams and create, manage and maintain documentation related to donor meetings and requests
  • Plan and organize donors’ recognition events as appropriate
  • Develop and Implement HF’s communication strategy in line with specific needs of the country program and its international chapters
  • Implement a proactive communication program to enhance HF’s reputation and visibility of its work in the field
  • Develop and implement annual strategic communication plans that include but not limited to goals, activities, materials, performance indicators and budget
  • Oversee internal and external communications and presentations
  • Oversee the organization's digital communication, including the content for the Website, social media, and newsletters
  • Oversee maintenance of positive relationships with national and international media and represent organization in relevant occasions as per need
  • Develop and implement a master "branding" plan for Hashoo Foundation with input from key expert members
  • Oversee development of contents for distribution through several information channels and platforms
Proposal Development
  • Together with Program and Proposal Development team support the process of development and presentation of concept papers and project proposals to partners and donors
  • Ensure that proposals developed are consistent with the expectations of Hashoo Foundation’s strategic intent, country development approach and funding partners, as well as HF’s policies, rules and procedures
  • Carry out need based capacity building initiatives for the proposal development team
Reporting and Documentation
  • Provide support to thematic sections in timely development and delivery of quality donor reports as per donor formats
  • Overall establishment, management and updating of Resource Centre, including management of archives of programme reports, researches etc
  • Participate/ collaborate with QA/MEAL in the research activities to be carried out by the organization
  • Carry out need based capacity building initiatives for the field teams for better reporting and documentation
  • Postgraduate Master degree in sustainable development or related field, preferably a foreign degree
  • Over 10 years’ experience of working in social sector, preferably INGOs/donor agencies/UN
  • Demonstrated ability of designing and developing international, regional and national-level strategic plans
  • Knowledge/experience of implementing project development tools and frameworks
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to meet targets within tight deadlines
  • Result-oriented team player and leader
  • Sound judgment, flexibility, adaptability and cultural sensitivity.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite is essential
  • Commitment to Hashoo Foundation’s vision, mission and values
  • Must show a progressive career growth
  • Web management and experience of social media management will be desirable

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
No Preference
Degree Title:
Postgraduate Master degree in sustainable development or related field, preferably a foreign degree
Career Level:
Department Head
Minimum Experience:
10 Years (Over 10 years’ experience of working in social sector, preferably INGOs/donor agencies/ UN)
Work Permit:
Apply Before:
Sep 21, 2013
Posting Date:
Sep 12, 2013
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N.G.O./Social Services · 101-300 employees - Islamabad

Hashoo Foundation (HF) is a progressive and dynamic nonprofit organization, leading the way in human development and poverty alleviation by implementing viable economic development, educational and capacity building programs. Vision We envisage an ethical, equitable, inclusive and progressive soci ...Read More

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