National Fundraiser Rivonia


Purpose of Position:

To provide assistance and support to the CHOC regions by raising funds through corporates, trusts, foundations and international organisations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1. Research
  • Research and identify potential donors from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and community organisations both in nationally and internationally.
  • Make contact with potential donors to discuss funding opportunities and liaise with Regional Managers regarding these potential opportunities.
2. Proposal Development
  • In consultation with the Finance & Administration Manager and Business Development Unit Manager, work with the Regional Managers to identify key priority areas for funding.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, i.e. management team, programme staff, existing materials/resources.
  • Work with the Finance and Administration Manager and Regional Managers to put together proposal budgets.
  • Write high-quality regional specific grant proposals, concepts and applications focusing on CHOC core programmes.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval and submission.
  • Write email appeals for regions that focus on end of tax year giving, securing funds from SMMEs, including appeal for corporate debit orders.
3. Relationship Building
  • Manage the process of handing over donor relationships to the respective regional manager, on approval of funding and/or receipt of funds.
4. Donor reporting
  • Keep a schedule of donor reports in terms of narrative and financial requirements and deadlines for submission of reports.
  • Ensure that these are communicated with the Finance & Administration Manager and the relevant Regional Manager.
  • Provide support in terms of editing regional reports to ensure they are in-line with contractual agreements.
  • Ensure that regions submit timeously reports directly to the respective donor.
5. Administration and Reporting
  • Ensure that a donor pipeline is recorded on Salesforce, including but not limited to, leads resulting from research, communications with prospective/new donors, proposal submitted and the status of these proposals.
  • Keep record of all proposals written and submitted.
  • Provide monthly pipeline report to Business Development Manager and Regional Manager
Experience & Knowledge
  • At least 5 years proven success in corporate fundraising in a non-profit environment.
  • Experience in writing fundraising proposals aimed at corporates, trusts, foundations and international grant agencies.
  • Experience in working with organisational budgets and consolidating these into programme specific budgets for funding proposals/applications.
  • Experience in drafting reports for donors in line with contractual agreements.
  • Experience in working with a multidisciplinary team to source information for funding proposals.
  • Experience in working with donor databases. Experience in using Salesforce will be advantageous.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Professional skills and Personal attributes
  • Proven ability in building rapport quickly with a diverse range of people.
  • Creativity and the ability to develop new ways to inspire people about an organisation’s work.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to handle rejection.
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ambitious, results orientated and able to work in a target driven environment
  • Reliable and mature.


  • Tertiary qualification plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in proposal writing in a non-profit organisation.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary in the range of R360 000 – R480 000 per annum, as well as pension fund and medical aid benefits after a successful probationary period

Closing date for applications is the 11th of September 2020

Please send applications to: [email protected]

Celebrating Women’s Month at CHOC

Celebrating Women’s Month at CHOC

August is Women’s Month in South Africa, and we want to celebrate the wonderful women at CHOC. We are grateful to work with so many caring and dedicated women who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders, and their families.

Sadie Cutland – Co-founder of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa

How appropriate that, in the month dedicated to celebrating women, we get to celebrate the birthday of CHOC’s co-founder, Sadie Cutland, on 12 August.

Sadie’s dedication to bringing hope to children, parents, families and communities through their cancer journey is truly inspirational.

CHOC Sadie Cutland

Kerrin Bain – The CHOC Cows

For Kerrin and Grant Bain, losing Jessica (their 20-month-old daughter) to cancer was gut-wrenching. Almost a decade later they heard that their daughter Georgia, had brain cancer. After her brave battle with cancer, Georgia passed away in December 2019.

CHOC has played a significant role in the Bain family’s life, and this journey led them to start The CHOC Cows, fundraising for CHOC.

The CHOC Cows

Read more about Kerrin’s story:

If you would like to be part of The CHOC Cows, please email Daisy on [email protected] and let her know that you’d like to join the herd.

For more information on The CHOC Cows, visit

Find out More about Supporting CHOC

Contact us to find out more about getting involved with CHOC, or to request more information.

To find out more about how CHOC supports children and teens with cancer, and their families, visit

To get involved with CHOC, visit

Regional Manager (Free State & Kalahari)


START DATE: 1 October 2020

CHOC is seeking to appoint a person to fulfil the role of the CHOC FREE STATE & KALAHARI Regional Manager (RM), based in Bloemfontein. The overall purpose of the post is to lead and manage the region, including to raise funds, raise awareness of childhood cancer, and promote CHOC and its programmes. The region serves the Universitas Academic Hospital, Netcare Universitas and offer services at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley. The region covers the Free State area as well as parts of the Northern Cape Province.
The responsibilities include but are but not limited to:

Strategic leadership and management
  • Develop the region by identifying growth opportunities, gaps, and lead initiatives to address inadequacies or develop improvements.
  • To lead relationships with clients (such as the doctors, beneficiaries and volunteers), and partners, and to generally be seen as a leader in the childhood cancer field.
  • Look after and develop existing donor, key and other strategic relationships; as well as identify, maintain and develop new strategic and key partnerships and relationships.
  • Together with the Regional Committee Chair develop the Regional Committee.
  • Bring needs, challenges, and strategic regional matters to the CEO and also provide him with necessary and relevant feedback and solutions
Fundraising, campaigns and donor relationships
  • Maintaining and improving existing business development relationships – be they corporate, individuals, or other.
  • Using networks, platforms, forums and so on, to build the CHOC brand, and our network and relationships.
  • To cultivate and deepen relationships and partnerships with donors/supporters.
  • To identify regional fundraising opportunities, events and campaigns and ensure the successful implementation thereof.
  • To promote and market CHOC through various platforms and activities (including the media, social media, communication channels and material, and promotional events).
  • To oversee the management of fundraising and other systems, including the CRM (donor and data management).
Networking and volunteer mobilisation
  • To manage and develop strategic relationships, including the Department of Health, hospital management, hospital staff and organisations working in the field of childhood cancer.
  • To facilitate the development of committees, such as the regional committee, parental support groups, c, survivor groups, etc.
  • To oversee the volunteer programme, including recruitment, training and maintenance of the volunteer programme.
Staff management and programme management
  • Ensure that staff is managed well and guided on their respective roles.
  • Manage CHOC’s Core programmes to the required standards. These are the accommodation facility, the transport fund, the volunteer management programme and practical support.
  • To assist the national leaders with the regional implementation of national programmes, such as the Awareness training programme and psychosocial support.
  • To manage and oversee other programmes as determined by CHOC’s strategic plan and Executive.
Financial, office and general management
  • To develop a realistic and achievable annual regional budget and to manage the budget according to CHOC’s Financial policies.
  • To oversee the administration of the region.
  • To ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
  • To ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, program and operational.
  • To undertake other post related duties as requested by the CEO.
  • To undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos and behaviours.


Qualification: A related degree or tertiary qualification

Experience and skills:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in general management, preferably in the NGO or health sector.
  • Experience and proven ability to fundraise, and/or experience in marketing.
  • High computer literacy, particularly in MS Office; and preferably in database systems (CRM), donor portals and social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential, as well as fluency in in Afrikaans or Sotho.
  • Strong management and organisational skills.
  • Good with figures and a basic understanding of accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • A natural leader
  • A team player who also works well independently
  • Clear and strong alignment with CHOC’s mission and values
  • A highly motivated individual with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility
  • Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s licence is essential.


An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is an advantage.
Well networked and the ability to network.

Salary in the range of R336 000 – R360 000 per annum, pension fund and medical aid benefits.

To apply submit your CV with the names and contact details of at least two recent referees to reach [email protected] no later than 21 August 2020:
If you have not received a response by close of business 31st August 2020 consider your application unsuccessful.