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

PARTNERSHIP 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 Partnership 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, marketing, and communication strategy, looking after the donor care and establish partnerships beneficial to our programmes.

The main role and responsibilities are as follows:

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.

Communication, 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.

Opportunities and Programme Partnership

  • Work with ROAD and STOP teams to identify opportunities and partnership which can bring positive impact to our programmes.

  • Establish partnership with relevant stakeholders, including corporates, NGOs, academia, volunteers and individuals, maintain relationship and cultivate a vibrant community in supportive to our programmes.

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.

  • A fluent bilingual speaker in both Chinese and English.

Successful candidate with lesser experience will be considered for Officer position.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 5pm, 22 July 2019.


STOP. RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

We have currently a full-time Research and Communications Assistant position for our Stop Trafficking of People (STOP) team. This position reports to the Research and Policy Officer.

Job Description

The incumbent will be providing essential support for an upcoming research project and general communications support to the STOP Team. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player with excellent communications and interpersonal skills and a wider interest in human trafficking issues. Working in a small team, this role will be varied and you may be required to assist in other functions as the STOP Team requires.

Responsibilities

Research

  • Liaise with stakeholders to recruit participants for the research project.

  • Assist in the conduct of stakeholder interviews.

  • Draft and disseminate various materials for post-research policy and advocacy activities e.g. letters, articles, etc.

  • Assist in developing and implementing a post-research media and communications strategy for the research project.

  • Contribute to the writing and editing of research publications.

  • Assist in organising launch event and other.

  • Provide research and administrative support to the Research and Policy Officer (e.g. desk research; organising meetings, events and trainings; monitoring and tracking project activities etc).

Social Media and Communications

  • Help to develop and implement STOP’s communications strategy.

  • Create, edit and share content for STOP’s social media.

  • Compile and publish STOP’s monthly eNews.

  • Maintain and update STOP website and 100 Stories website.

Additional tasks may include

  • Providing general support to the STOP team e.g. client support, public education and community outreach.

Job Requirement

  • Degree in social science, communications, human rights or related field; or one-year experience in one of the following: NGO/International organisations, research, communication or relevant work as Research Assistant, Communication Assistant or similar role.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in English and Cantonese (spoken and written) and Mandarin (desirable).

  • Solid research, writing and editing skills.

  • Strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task with good attention to detail.

  • Team player but also able to work on own initiative and follow up tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, social media and web manager services. Familiarity with design or graphics software is a plus.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 5pm, 22 July 2019.


ROAD Education Officer

Branches of Hope is the social justice arm of The Vine church. As a Christian organisation we uphold the biblical values of serving the marginalised with love, dignity and respect, no matter their religion, ethnicity or social background. Our work is to equip, educate, and empower refugees and asylum with skills that will benefit them for their futures. We have currently an opening for a full-time position which reports directly to the Head of ROAD.

The main role and responsibilities are as follows:

Leadership

  • Lead the development and implementation of ROAD Education strategy.

  • Ensure this strategy is in line with the work of ROAD.

  • Work together with and enhance the ROAD team.

Programme Implementation

  • Coordinate and monitor curriculum development and strategy implementation for in-house courses and external vocational training.

  • Develop guidelines, policies, and procedures for existing and new programmes.

  • Oversee the Education Administrator in the delivery of in-house educational and vocational courses.

  • Conduct educational casework to develop and track educational access plans for beneficiaries, from kindergarten through university level, and include adult education.

  • Plan and oversee major annual projects and events such as ROAD Summer School.

  • Manage Keeping Kids in Kindergarten programme, including financial disbursement and relationship management with EDB, ISS, and schools.

  • Aware of psycho-social status of the clients and refer clients with emotional stress to specialist.

Management

  • Identify, engage, utilise and manage volunteers in the delivery and development of classes, courses, programmes and projects.

  • Manage the accountability process to both beneficiaries and donors.

  • Manage education programme budget and ensure programme implementation are in alignment with approved budget.

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with ROAD team to ensure that events and other activities are manage well.

  • Provide necessary information for marketing ROAD educational programmes.

  • Collaborate with the team and other staff on certain projects or activities that require cross initiative working relationship.

  • Collaborate with The Vine staff to work on certain projects that require cross-team work.

Outreach and External Relationship

  • Coordinate outreach activities to schools and other organisations.

  • Promote ROAD program as an initiative of Branches of Hope with stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain external relationships with donors, search for scholarships opportunities for refugees.

  • Maintain good relationship with peer organisations in HK, look for collaborative opportunities and take the lead/coordination role within the network if needed.

Institutional Compliance

  • Compliance with and adherence to mission and vision, policies, guidance and procedures of The Vine Church and Branches of Hope.

  • Compliance with and adherence to ROAD vision to equip, educate, and empower refugees.

Job Requirement

  • Degree in Education, International Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, or similar.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in the fields of Education, Forced Migration, or International Development.

  • English fluency (speaking, reading, writing) required, one refugee community language (French, Arabic, Urdu, Nepali) or Cantonese a plus.

  • Solid experience of managing and implementing Education related responses in both emergency and recovery contexts.

  • Strong organisational and team work abilities.

  • Well established emotional maturity and resilience to emotional stress.

Applicants who have prior experience in the following areas will have advantage:

  • Understanding of local and global refugee issues.

  • Demonstrate intrinsic motivation and commitment to service.

  • Experience in social case work for children a strong plus.

For applicant with higher qualification and experience, a more senior position maybe considered.

How to Apply

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