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NGO Operations

Summary 
NGO operations employees take on various roles concerning the overall day to day and long term operations of the organisation, and they include monitoring the finances of the operations, general administration tasks and performing human resources roles. They will work with a large team in order to help the organisation to grow.

Typical activities

  • Perform various administrative and financial monitoring tasks.
  • Work with computer software to log information about the organisation.
  • Report back to other members of the team to ensure a strong line of communication.
  • Allocate resources to other teams within the organisation.

Synonyms or related job titles

Non-Governmental Organisation

Summary

NGO disaster management jobs require the employee to establish new and improve upon old approaches to the planning and preparation of disaster procedures. They will work as part of a large team in order to prepare sound plans for many types of disasters, including natural and consequential disasters.

Typical activities

  • Respond to incidents and ensure they are handled safely.
  • Communicate with emergency services when necessary.
  • Prepare and carry out safety drills and exercises.
  • Ensure the organisation has adequate safety equipment on site.

Summary 
NGO information management staff are responsible for overseeing the secure and effective operation of all of the information services operations of the NGO. They will remain familiar with various computer software and programs and allocate resources within the IT department to ensure the NGO can grow.

Typical activities

  • Manage all general day to day informational operations of the NGO.
  • Coordinate smaller teams of staff within the IT department.
  • Research new techniques and methods to make the IT operations more secure.
  • Consult with other management staff within the NGO on a regular basis.

Summary 
NGO education training employees work to ensure that all members of the NGO are up to date with the relevant skills and knowledge required for the NGO to operate and function as it should on a daily basis. Training methods will vary, and they will be used to taint members of varying experience levels.

Typical activities

  • Train new staff in order to improve the overall abilities of the team.
  • Remain up to date on the NGO’s working standards.
  • Use a variety of training methods and with a variety of experience levels.
  • Monitor the progress of members of the team.

Summary 
NGO external relations staff are responsible for ensuring the public image of the organisation is in line with the organisation’s goals and visions. They may undertake various marketing roles to help promote the commitment of the NGO to the growth of the community and local area and may talk with the public about its endeavours.

Typical activities

  • Communicate with the public to find pain points relevant to the organisation.
  • Relay findings back to management to establish new strategies to ease these pain points.
  • Coordinate teams and resources to better the public image of the NGO.
  • Remain up to date with local events and regulations.

Summary 
NGO fundraising workers are in charge of the operational side of the fundraising department of the NGO. They must find suitable ways for the NGO to raise money, using current and future trends as indicators of where best to put time and resources. They must maintain strong relationships with local groups.

Typical activities

  • Work with others in the team to establish viable fundraising approaches.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of local fundraising regulations.
  • Encourage group working on large scale fundraising projects.
  • May coordinate smaller teams in the preparation of fundraising events.

Synonyms or related job titles

Fund Raiser, Donor Relations, Fundraiser, Grant Writer, Grant Researcher

Summary 
NGO humanitarian aid operations encompass the response to emergency situations that require civilians to be evacuated or saved from disasters both natural and manmade. The work of a humanitarian aid worker involves coming up with and implementing long term, sustainable solutions to local or global problems.

Typical activities

  • Solve both local and global problems of crisis.
  • Work with other organisations to set up humanitarian aid funds.
  • Research natural and man-made disasters to find solutions to problems.
  • Submit reports and conduct meetings on improvements to safety and response systems.

Summary 
NGO international relations workers are responsible for ensuring that workers within the organisation and out with the organisation across the world have a simple line of communication at all times. Relationships with countries and businesses across the world is essential, and workers in this department work to make sure that there are strong interpersonal and commercial links in place.

Typical activities

  • • Regularly meet with international people of interest.
  • Communicate with operatives around the world on a regular basis.
  • Research new ideas and proposals to drive the growth of the organisation.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of global current affairs.

Summary 
NGO member relations staff are responsible for maintaining and updating various member databases to keep track of records for individual members. They may carry out regular reports and submit these to the relevant bodies in order to monitor the progress of the organisation. They are also responsible for marketing the organisation to potential members.

Typical activities

  • Speak with current and potential members about the organisation and its commitments.
  • Ensure member databases are always kept up to date.
  • Carry out reporting and evaluation of annual membership numbers.
  • Be proactive in finding new ways to improve the relationships with the organisation and its members.

Summary 
NGO monitoring and evaluation staff are responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the organisation and ensuring that all necessary steps are being taken in order for the NGO to operate effectively and legally. Monitoring and evaluation of team members on a regular basis is require ensuing everyone is performing as they should be.

Typical activities

  • Monitor members of the team and report back to higher management.
  • Use various evaluation methods to keep track of progress.
  • Undergo regular training as rules and regulations are updated.
  • Use computer databases to keep track of members’ progress.

Please match in this collective family all specialized NGO Operations jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the above-mentioned families. Competencies from the parent family will be shown. A selection of parent family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

Summary 
NGO policy and advocacy workers are responsible for ensuring that the organisation responds quickly to emerging policy trends and can react to changes effectively. They are responsible for maximising the opportunities of the organisation by constantly being aware of chances to extend the organisation’s reach and impact within the community.

Typical activities

  • Research emerging policy trends.
  • Report these trends to management and devise strategies to maximise the organisation’s opportunities.
  • Conduct regular meetings in order to best shape the organisation’s approach to policy changes.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the organisation’s current policies.

Summary 
NGO political affairs staff are responsible for remaining up to date with current affairs in the region and reporting any notable events or affairs within the political space to senior staff in order to develop the appropriate responses when necessary. They will work with a variety of sources to find the relevant information and ensure it is reliable before any action is taken.

Typical activities

  • Work with various sources to collate political information.
  • Prepare reports of political affairs that are relevant to the organisation.
  • Analyse collated information and aid in discussions in how best to proceed.

Synonyms or related job titles

Foreign Affairs

Summary 
NGO project management employees will undertake various responsibilities under the broader framework of project management, leading smaller teams towards a mutual goal for the organisation. They will continuously search for new ideas and methods of accomplishing these goals and monitor the progress of the project.

Typical activities

  • Monitor project progress and report back to the relevant bodies.
  • Research new ideas for future projects.
  • Log project progress in various computer software databases.
  • May coordinate teams in the pursuit of the organisation’s goals.

Summary 
NGO partnerships employees are in charge of making sure that all of the organisation’s relationships with people and businesses of interest are maintained and strengthened over time. They are responsible for marketing the organisation to the right people and groups that have goals and missions aligned with those of the organisation.

Typical activities

  • Develop commercial relationships with other businesses.
  • Maintain good knowledge of the organisation’s overall goals and values.
  • Ensure existing partnerships are strong.
  • Locate new potential partnerships that align with the goals of the organisation.

Synonyms or related job titles

Infrastructure Partnership

Summary 
NGO community outreach employees play an active role within the wider community surrounding the organisation. They will talk directly with the public and other businesses to find ways to strengthen the relationship between the public and the organisation, and to monitor the impact the organisation is having on the local area.

Typical activities

  • Locate candidates and aid in recruitment of new members.
  • Encourage the local community to engage with various volunteering roles within the organisation.
  • Educate the community about the goals and values of the organisation.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the public and volunteers.