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Head Of Advocacy & Government Relations

Location:
KZN, South Africa
Posted:
October 25, 2016

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Honours,

Medals,

Awards

*. Received

*

community

awards

****- ****

2. Woman

of

the

year,

Standard

Bank

- 2008 3. Top

10

United

Nations

Finalists

**** *. ***

Hero

Nominee

-

2012

5. Leading

Women

in

Africa

(Wisdom

Exchange

TV-

50th

interviewee)

2012 6. Lead

SA

Hero

- 2014

7. Nominated

–Member

of

Parliament

-

National

- 2014 8. South

African

Businesswomen

in

the

SMME

sector

NEASA

2015 9. Nominated

Social

Entrepreneur-

LA

Business

Journal

USA

- 2016 Highest

Education:

1. Masters

in

Business

Administration

-

MBA OVERVIE

MARSHA

GABRIEL

ADDRESS:

PO

BOX

25566,

GATEWAY

4321 KZN,

SOUTH

AFRICA

TELEPHONE

WORK:

+27

5662450

FAX:

086

512

5289

MOBILE:

+27

83

777

9056

EMAIL:

acw7f3@r.postjobfree.com

WEBSITE:

www.csicongress.com

1

Overview

Accomplished Senior Director of Marketing and Advocacy and Business Development professional, encompassing 15 years of experience and offering proven track record in developing and executing marketing

programs.

• Excels

in

dynamic,

high- growth

entrepreneurial

environment.

• Recognized as speaker and author globally and is the Founder of several income generating marketing

programs

i.e.:

Facilitating

Development

Forward

Mainstreaming

Gender

into

Trade

and

Development

Business Action

Against

Aids

Formalizing

Informal

Trade Areas

of

impact

include,

Strategic

Planning

and

Leadership

Brand- Building

Marketing

&

Business

Development

Project Management

Product

Development

Fundraising,

Sponsorships

&

Grants

Stakeholder

Engagement Facilitator

of

Training

Programs

Small

Business

Development

Health

and

Wellness

programs

Cause

Related

Marketing

Transformational

Leadership

Hospitality

management

Hospitality

Management

Professional

experience

2002

2016

THE

CSI

Business

Congress Company: The CSI Congress - leaders in research, advocacy and capacity building on sustainability matters,

community

development,

business

development

and

people

development

contributing

to

the social reformation of SA. The CSI Congress provides a

moral order and confronts specifics that could destroy the integrity of social projects and eradicate systems in which the exploitation of resources leads

to

the

poverty

of

the

country.

The

overall

goal

of

the

CSI

business

congress

is

to

identify

both

the theoretical

and

practical

strengths

and

weaknesses

of

alternative

approaches

to

measuring

freedom,

to clarify and expand on which techniques are most suited for building sustainable systems towards excellence and to chart concrete directions for future research that

will add value to the sustainable corporate

social

development.

www.csicongress.com

(detailed

job

function

–Page

3) Post:

Marketing

Director

• Designed,

implemented

and

directed

annual

marketing

programs

that

resulted

in

the

establishment and

growth

of

the

organisation

hence,

The

CSI

Business

Congress

secured

4

development

awards.

• Drove

the

development

and

implementation

of

media

strategies

that

resulted

in

improved

efficiency and

accelerated

sales

growth

and

profitability.

• Directed

development

of

interactive,

direct

marketing,

media,

creative,

sales

promotion

and

PR strategies.

• Developed

and

implemented

promotional,

sponsorships

and

stakeholder

engagements

and community

relations’

events.

• Implemented

training

to

senior

and

middle

managers.

(Cause

Related

marketing)

• Brought

to

market

a

revolutionary

private

sector

and

government

partnership

projects

that

led

to growth

and

sustainability

2

Partnership

1:

BUSINESS

ACTION

AGAINST

AIDS Showcasing

Business

response

to

HIV/AIDS Business

action

against

Aids

is

a

national

exhibition

in

collaboration

with

regional

and

national

partners and

stakeholders.

This

initiative

asks

corporate

from

all

over

SA

to

pledge

their

leadership

and

resources to

help stop

AIDS.

Leading scientists,

doctors, researchers,

health

care

providers,

political leaders,

and government

and

corporate

comes together

with the latest

anti- HIV technology,

products

and

services. The nationwide exhibition intensifies the partnership for a stronger response to AIDS and showcase business

response

to

the

pandemic.

www.csicongress.com Main

responsibilities:

Stakeholder

analysis,

management

and

plan

Monitor,

manage

and

closing

Donor proposals

Building

Trade

relations

and

capacity

with

media

Control

Budgets Partnership

2:

Formalising

Informal

Trade Formalizing

Informal

Trade

is

a

program

that

affords

traders

and

crafters

the

opportunity

to

access markets,

increase

their

sales

and

profitability

and

be

innovative

and

competitive

by

showcasing

their products

and

services

to

various

markets. Main

Responsibilities:

Profiling

Traders

Monetizing

Business

Ideas

Creating

New

Markets

Creating

Conducive

environments

Market

Access

Enterprise

Development

Control

budgets Training

and

development

South

African

Post

Office:

1991

2001 Post:

Branch

Manager

• Managed

and

control

the

full

operations

of

the

branch

office

• Staff

performance

evaluation

+

Staff

training

• Daily

banking

and

budgets

of

+

R1000

000

• Authorise

grant/pension

and

Post

bank

payments

• Carried

out

Full

Commissioner

of

Oath

duties Served

on

Boards:

2003–

2005

-

Company:

Partner

with

Department

of

Social

Development

and

Tiger

Brands Post:

Head

of

Projects

–KZN

and

Board

Member

Project:

Unite

against

Hunger Brand

Ambassadors

Ainsley

Harriot,

2003

Pop

Idols,

2004

Pop

Idols 2006

- 2007

Company:

BEESA

Black

Economic

Empowerment

of

South

Africa Post:

Board

Member

Personal

Business:

2009- 2016

De

`Ma

Restaurant

www.dema.co.za

Owner Publications

• Market

place

transformation

Publisher:

Destiny

Image

USA

• Living

at

a

Champion

Level

The

Student`s

Journal

(Currently

in

print) 3

COMPREHENSIVE

JOB

DESCRIPTION

OF

MARSHA

GABRIEL Position

Title:

Head

of

Marketing

and

Advocacy

Senior

Business

development

Manager Reports

to:

Board

of

Directors

Reporting

to

this

position:

Program

Directors

and

Business

Manager Job

Summary

Marsha serves as of the Marketing and Advocacy Director and in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the success, relevance to the community, the accomplishment of the organization’s mission

and

vision,

and the

accountability

of the

CSI

Business

Congress to its

diverse

constituents

and partners.

She

also

provides

direction,

setting

strategy,

creating

culture

and

vision,

enabling

the

Board

to carry

out

its

governance

and

steer

the

Congress

accordingly. Accountabilities:

Mission,

policy

and

planning a) Helps the Board determine the CSI Business Congress values,

mission, vision, and short- and long- term

goals.

b) Helps the Board monitor and evaluate the CSI Business Congress relevancy to the community, its effectiveness,

and

its

results.

c) Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate

policy- making.

Recommends

policy

positions. d) Keeps informed of developments in human services, not- for- profit management and Governance, philanthropy

and

fund

development.

Governance

a)

Helps

the

Board

articulate

its

own

role

and

accountabilities

and

that

of

its

committees

and

individual members

and

help

evaluate

performance

regularly. b)

Works

with

the

Board

to

enable

the

Board

to

fulfill

its

governance

functions

and

facilitates

the optimum

performance

by

the

Board,

its

committees

and

individual

Board

members

enabling

long- range strategic

issues.

c)

Manages

the

Board’s

due

diligence

process

to

assure

timely

attention

to

core

issues. d)

Works

with

the

Board

officers

and

committee

chairs

to

get

the

best

thinking

and

involvement

of

each Board

member

and

to

stimulate

each

Board

member

to

give

his

or

her

best. 5.

Financing

Chief

Fundraiser

a)

Designs,

promotes

and

implement

programs

that

are

transformational

income

generating. b)

Oversees

the

fiscal

activities

of

the

organization

including

budgeting,

reporting

and

audit. c) Helps the Board and its development committee to design, implement and monitor bulletproof fundraising

plan,

policies

and

procedures. d)

Participates

actively

in

identifying,

cultivating

and

soliciting

donor

prospects. 6.

Community

relations

a)

Facilitates

the

integration

of

the

CSI

Business

Congress

into

the

fabric

of

the

community

by

using 4

effective

marketing

and

communications

activities. b) Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to the CSI Business Congress,

its

services

and

constituencies. c)

Serves

as

chief

spokesperson

for

the

CSI

Business

Congress,

assuring

proper

representation

of

the

CSI Business

Congress

to

the

community. d)

Initiates,

develops

and

maintains

cooperative

relationships

with

key

constituencies. e) Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and representatives of the not for- profit sector

to

promote

legislative

and

regulatory

policies

that

encourage

a

healthy

community. Physical

Demands/Working

Conditions:

This is

a

high- demanding

position

based

on

full

responsibility

for

the

CSI

Business

Congress

operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances

multiple tasks simultaneously and

makes rapid

decisions

regarding

administrative

issues. Plans

and

implements

programs.

Maintains

a

flexible

work

schedule

to

meet

the

demands

of

executive management.

Hours

may

be

long

and

irregular. Conveys

a

professional

and

positive

image

and

attitude

regarding

the

CSI

Business

Congress

and

the

not- for- profit and for- profit sectors. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

Strengths:

Marsha

demonstrates

critical

competencies

in

four

broad

categories: Commitment

to

results,

Business

savvy,

Leading

change,

and

Motivating. Commitment to results- A systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. She identifies relevant

information

and

helps

transform

this

information

into

individual

and

organizational

knowledge and

learning.

She

is

action

oriented

and

innovative

and

translates

broad

goals

into

achievable

steps.

She anticipates

and

solves

problems

and

takes

advantage

of

opportunities,

definitely

a

self- starter

and

team player.

Business savvy: As CSI Business Congress leader, she has the knowledge of and experience in management and administration, human services, finance and personnel; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance.

Marsha is a strong philanthropist, paving the

way

in

management

and

governance. Leading

change:

Indeed

a

high

level

of

personal

skills

and

extremely

persuasive,

leading

change,

a

great leader, driving the CSI Business Congress values, mission and vision while consistently displaying integrity,

models

behavior,

develops

people,

and

builds

teams. Motivating:

Marsha

manages

continuity,

change

and

transition

and

knows

how

to

influence

and

enable others.

She

addresses

the impact

of

attitude

and

action

on

the

CSI

Business

Congress

and

has

attained success

that

is

unmatched.

Prepared

by:

Mr

S.

Naidoo-

Director-

CSI

Business

Congress 5

REFERENCE

AND

WRITE

UPS

Source:

The

SA

Heroines

Website

http://www.southafrica.info/women/yourheroes.htm

- 2008 The influence of

Marsha Gabriel undoubtedly is a timely

masterpiece that has become a benchmark classic in

community

upliftment.

A leader

with the

spirit

of

a forerunner,

A

nation

builder,

A

risk taker like

no

other

I

know,

she

definitely

• Break

the

mould

of

poverty.

• Bring

groundbreaking

insight

to

the

role

and

function

of

women

in

community

and

business.

• Open

up

unlimited

possibilities

that

spring

from

a

commitment

to

serve

the

dis- advantage. A first

rate

communicator

that

restores

countless

numbers

of

dis- advantages in

waiting

to

a

champion level

and

ushers

victims

of

brokenness

into

divine

destiny. She epitomizes female entrepreneurship – This woman is progressive and resourceful – filled with sacrificial

activity

escalating

women

to

the

pinnacles

of

business

success.

SHE

IS

A

DISTINCTION. Behind

the

scene,

the

dynamics

of

a

genuine,

rare

treasure

of

sincerity,

humility

and

passion

ANSWERS the

conflict

and

the

battle

that

is

waged

silently

by

millions

of

people

that

cry

out

for

freedom

from

the shackles

of

economic

hardship-

our

very

own

South

African

woman,

Marsha

Gabriel. She trained and created more than a hundred posts for the unemployed. Schools receive a limited subsidy

from

government

per

year

and

are

therefore

dependent

on

its

own

fundraising

iniatives.

Marsha assists about 56 schools in terms of food hampers and fundraising. Her outstanding fundraising and business principles helps schools become self- supportive and at the same time impact disadvantage lives.

She is undoubtedly a Social Entrepreneur that has brainstormed that way forward in favor of transformation. Teachers, Heads of Departments and Spiritual Leaders, Housewives, Children, Youths and

Businessmen/women

are

all inspired

to

be leading

entrepreneurs in

the

market

place.

Her

manual for

financial

freedom

is

a

winner.

She

has

been

mandated

for

such

a

time

as

this,

to

seemingly

go

over the

edge

in

fearless

exploits

thus,

removing

every

limitation. Her

diligent

contribution

and

stats:

KZN 2008- 2010

• 18

000

Orphans,

Aids

victims

and

homeless

children

received

food

hampers.

• 2

100

Children

were

recipients

from

the

toys

distribution.

• 8000

families

were

recipients

of

the

clothing

distribution

• 3100

students

received

career

guidance.

• 1980

children

were

treated

to

Christmas

parties. 6

2005- 2007

• 196

000

families

were

recipients

of

the

Ace- maize

meal.

• 2

800

Children

benefit

from

toys

distribution.

• 7

000

water

buckets

distributed

to

rural

areas. 2002- 2004

§ 38 000 orphans, Aids victims and Homeless children were recipients of food hampers and clothing

monthly.

• 75

000

families

were

recipients

of

Ace- maize

meal.

• 68

posts

of

job

opportunities

created

for

the

unemployed.

• 123

women,

men

and

school

leavers

trained

as

waiters

and

promoters.

• 1201

orphans

and

disable

children

treated

to

picnics

and

parties

with

various

celebrities.

• 3800

scholars

attended

motivational

talks

&

career

seminars.

• Donated

a

bedroom

suite

and

television

set

to

Ekusizaneni

Children’s

Home

in

Kwa

Mashu. GOALS

My future goals are building trade relations globally in favor of transformation. At the forefront of a changing

society

I

will

definitely

contribute,

add

value

and

bring

new

ideas

to

both

the

transformational and

economic

success

of

Special

Olympics. REFERENCES

1. Dr

WF

Abrahams

President

-

Dr

Rita

Johnson

School

Namibia 00264

814954586

2. Thandiwe

January

Mclean

Ambassador

&

CEO

of

Tourism

South

Africa 27

(0)

71

879

9982

3. Pearl

Kupe

President

of

Chamber

of

Commerce

Africa 27

(0)

83

305

9622



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