Taroudant

MAD 6000/month

Voluntary

About the organisation

Moroccan Children's Trust is a small British charity that works to uphold and to protect the rights of all Moroccan children.
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Job Description

The Moroccan Children’s Trust (MCT) is a small UK-registered charity, with a board of directors drawn from the UK and Morocco. Our vision is to create a safe and fulfilling environment in which vulnerable children are able to thrive and grow; a Morocco in which children and families living in poverty or disadvantage can count on effective and appropriate support to help them realise their potential.

To achieve this we will continue work in four key areas at the local level: social work with vulnerable children and their families; development of child protection systems throughout the region, supporting the improvement of the national birth registration system.and developing and advocating a pilot foster care system in Morocco

Alongside our direct work with disadvantaged children and their families in Taroudannt, we are working to improve conditions for children in the wider community and across Morocco – drawing on both Moroccan and international expertise in social work, paediatrics, education, safeguarding and children’s rights, our work continues to play an important role in shaping Morocco’s newly established child protection system.

The Role:

1. Reasearch and Grants

  • Research possibilities for new grants for MCT and FAPE and update the grants database
  • Coordinate the writing, editing and submitting of grants for MCT/FAPE
  • Develop and support in-country fundraising, working closely with the FAPE team, including:
    • Organise local events
    • Contact local donors
  • Support reporting with the advocacy officer; work with the advocacy officer to prepare proposals / projects
  • Collaborate with Project Supervisor and Centre Director on research and strategy development for the benefit of children, foster families and families of origins
  • Support the Foster Care supervisor with the implementation of the foster care project, coordinate the research elements where possible
  • Support the development and evaluation of policies and procedures, making use of research into best practice
  • Support the evaluation of the foster care pilot project year 1
  • Supervise new program implementation

2. Donor relations

  • Responsible for creating itineraries and providing logistical support for MCT trustees and donors
  • Build relationships with Moroccan, UK and international donors
  • Provide regular follow up to donors

3. Volunteers

  • Follow the MCT international volunteer recruitment process including interviewing and collecting references
  • Support volunteers to raise the required funds
  • Prepare international volunteers in lead up to placement
  • Plan for international volunteer placements with FAPE Trustee and support in-country induction
  • Assist FAPE Trustee with supporting international volunteers during their placement

4. Administration

  • Regularly check and respond to messages coming into the MCT email account
  • Coordinate and attend the MCT development group meeting
  • Support annual / periodic evaluations of Centre Amane
  • Provide quarterly updates to the MCT board

Who we are looking for:

Essential

  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to use initiative and take on responsibility
  • Team player
  • Strong interest in social justice
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Drive, commitment and a positive attitude
  • Bachelors degree or diploma in a related field

Desirable

  • Arabic speaker (any dialect)
  • Experience/knowledge of North African, Arab, and/or Islamic culture
  • Administrative and reporting skills
  • Grant writing experience
  • NGO or volunteering experience

To apply, please send your CV and letter of Motivation via CharityJobs.