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Thank you for considering employment with Branches of Hope! We are currently looking for:

 

Head of STOP.

STOP. (Stop Trafficking Of People) is a programme initiative, part of the social justice expression of The Vine Church operating under its NGO Branches of Hope. It specialises in ant-trafficking operations within Hong Kong and plays a significant role in providing care and case management for victims who are awaiting legal redress, rehabilitation or repatriation. It has achieved considerable success in raising awareness of trafficking in the local context and providing understanding of the nature of trafficking in relation to the sex trade. Its advocacy work has contributed momentum for a review of the anti-trafficking legal framework in Hong Kong resulting in a campaign for the introduction of a Modern Slavery Bill.

We are now recruiting a staff as Head of STOP. who can take the operation to its next level of development and bring strategic direction and momentum to an expanded field of operations in Asia. This is a full time position that reports to the Executive Director and works alongside the Management Team of ROAD Programme Manager and Fundraising Manager.

 
 

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Development

  • Develop an understanding of trafficking patterns in Hong Kong particularly related to the sex trade

  • Conduct analysis of trafficking activities in Hong Kong in relationship to sources and activities in Asian countries.

  • Assess anti-trafficking resources in the region and propose an expanded scope of operations to leverage compatible partners and resources

  • Plan strategic development programme to engage and mobilise resources in an expanded operation

  • Develop capacity for collaborative engagement to provide enhanced services for trafficked victims and intelligence for anti-trafficking operations in Hong Kong

Programme Management

  • Manages grants from various parties including responsibility for all grant reporting

  • Manages resources effectively

  • Negotiates programming and contractual services with outside agencies and private providers

  • Provides consultation to staff on crisis intervention and ongoing case management decisions

Programme Development

  • Develop and maintain efficient relationship with external work partners

  • Researches, develops and submits grant proposals for programmes to address the needs of the programme and the survivors of trafficking

  • Works with staff and stakeholders to develop agency and interagency policies and protocols for multi-disciplinary response to issues

  • Works to expand collaborative practices

  • Develops strategic plan including the setting of priorities, goals, targets and evaluation plan

External Communications

  • Participates in community engagement and organising including planning and delivering community wide events and public speaking engagements

  • Maintains positive media relations serving as a spokesperson for the organisation on issues related to policy and victimisation

  • Represents STOP within Hong Kong and international-wide initiatives

Others

  • Conduct bi-weekly outreach to marginalised at-risk groups

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work / public policy / international relations / non-profit management is required

  • At least three (3) years of case management / policy advocacy / provision of direct social services is required

  • At least three (3) years of project / programme management experiences, especially in the field of human trafficking or forced migration

  • Six (6) years of professional experience is required

  • In-depth knowledge of human trafficking and migration, especially in the areas of refugees/asylum seekers, migrant domestic workers and migrant sex workers

  • Familiarity with the key relevant offices and work partners in Hong Kong and Asia

  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively across cultures and national boundaries

  • Strong organisation and interpersonal skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Fluent both spoken and written Cantonese and English; Mandarin is a plus

  • Social work licensure is preferred but not required

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 29 April 2019, 5pm. Applicant with less experience may be considered for Programme Manager position.

 

Fundraising Team Manager

Branches of Hope is a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation established to serve as a beacon of hope to the most overlooked, ignored and vulnerable in our society, and constitutes the social justice expression of The Vine Church. We have currently a vacancy for Fundraising Team Manager. This is a full time position that reports to the Executive Director and works alongside the Management Team of STOP. and ROAD. The incumbent is to spearhead and execute the fundraising strategy, as well as looking after the donor care.

Roles and Responsibilities

Fundraising 

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies and plans 

  • Lead fundraising efforts and manage fundraising team, meet annual fundraising goals, develop and manage relationships with individuals and organisations for the purpose of fundraising. 

  • Work with ROAD and STOP. teams to position Branches of Hope’s work as projects and programmes that are attractive to potential partners and present supporters. 

  • Identify and build relationships with organisations and individuals who will likely become partners and supporters. Maintain and work to deepen current relationships. Lead and manage team to be relationship-focused. 

  • Plan and oversee fundraising events. 

  • Work with ROAD and STOP. teams in order to run campaigns that raise monthly sponsorship support. 

  • Work with Advisory Committee to develop fundraising and raise awareness initiatives of Branches of Hope. 

Communications, marketing and Branding 

  • Work with Marketing & Communications Officer to develop and implement communications strategies that will increase Branches of Hope’s visibility within Hong Kong and maintain partners and supporters. 

  • Oversee use of website, print materials, media campaigns, events, and social media to communicate the messages of Branches of Hope. 

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies. Manage internal communications, marketing campaigns, and brand strengthening. Use all available tools to raise public awareness of Branches of Hope.

Job Requirement

  • Degree holder or equivalent with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience.

  • An accomplished networker with strong connection in the targeted geographic market.

  • Great client /customer service skills and a passionate desire on social justice.

  • Team player mentality with strong organisational skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage time effectively.

  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail.

  • Must be a fluent bilingual speaker in both Chinese and English.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 14 May 2019, 5pm.