Contract Senior Fundraiser

General Details
, StellenboschCape Winelands
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Contract
My client, a well established concern based in Techno Park is seeking to employ a Senior Fundraiser on a three year fixed term contract with a minimum of five yearsâ?? experience in fundraising The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences / Communications or similar.

The purpose of a Senior Fundraiser is to mobilise resources (both financial and in kind) to enable sustainable impact. This is done through developing networks of donors and partners and providing technical expertise. The service offering includes identifying opportunities aligned to priority needs, raising awareness, crafting proposals / applications, writing concise and informative reports and acting as donor liaison / relationship manager


Give strategic input into the specific Fund Development Programme

Identify and cultivate prospective new supporters

Draft funding proposal to secure undedicated and dedicated funding

Manage the donor relationship, including deliver of timely and impactful reports; and be prepared and willing to perform tasks outside the given job description when asked from time to time


A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences / Communications or similar

A specific qualification in fundraising (certificate/diploma) would be an advantage

A minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising

Full understanding of fundraising best practices and a track record in successful fundraising

Knowledge of and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, including developing Theories of Change and logical frameworks

The ability to write clear, compelling, concept notes and proposals

The ability to collate information from disparate sources to provide timely and impactful donor reports, which requires an ability to build relationships with staff in remote areas

A firm grasp of research and analysis

An understanding of the potential of the various communication channels/platforms and the necessity to engage closely with the Communications team

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English); and an ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines

An ability to travel as required; and possession of a valid driver’s license

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