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: vacancies@choc.org.za

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