Habitat For Humanity SA New Ongoing Recruitment

Posted on :

14 Nov, 2018

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NGO Jobs in South Africa

Habitat for Humanity South Africa is a nonprofit organisation breaking the cycle of poverty through participatory development, advocacy and awareness.

Job Title: Resource Development Specialist
Job Location: Pinelands, Western Cape
Basic Salary: R360.000 per annum

The purpose of the Resource Development Specialist is to undertake fundraising activities within the corporate, trusts and foundations income groups, together with growing individuals as a viable income stream. The ability to undertake grant management, business plan development and applications will also be required.


Personal leadership

  • Contribute to HFH South Africa’s Resource Development team in implementing fundraising and partnership resource development activities
  • Monitor, analyse and document progress toward targets
  • Implement individual giving, corporates, trusts and foundations work plans
  • Monitor donor policies, in alignment with the International Development Collaboration Handbook
  • Undertake the implementation of fundraising tools, programme funding requirement documents, partner updates, donor reports for HFHSA donors
  • Undertake monthly donor research and mapping of funding opportunities, together with the registration for funding calls with various donors
  • Re-engage existing donors and recruit new donors in the individual, corporate and trusts space

Stakeholder relations management

  • Develop and maintain relations with local donors; foster a comprehensive, consistent
  • Keep abreast with interests of individual, corporate, trusts, and foundation donors,
  • Initiate contacts and develop concepts that would interest donors in supporting HFH South Africa’s work.
  • Provide communications with ongoing feedback and points and stories of interest for public release
  • Provide weekly donor engagement reports to the Resource Development and Communications Manager

Grant Writing and Grant Management

  • Identify and respond to grant and funding opportunities
  • Maintain a grant and funding tracking matrix as well as a grants database
  • Identify, pursue and obtain ongoing and new sources of community support from corporates, trusts and foundations, and individuals
  • Undertake 90-day follow up calendar for submitted proposals
  • Undertake grant writing research, activities and solicitation of grants and ensure timely and complete submissions
  • Coordinate with finance and programme staff to assess donor needs for grant requests and develop grant and funding budgets
  • Adhere to the grant calendar, reporting and deliverables
  • Monitor and follow up on the status of approaches to donors and pledges, to improve donor servicing and prepare forecasts of contributions, analyses and trends

Build Events Marketing

  • Participate in the selling of all Build Events
  • Follow up after the build events ensure that the donors have received their thank you letters and Section 18 A certificates
  • Participate in ceremonies for handover of houses and continued links between donors and homeowners with the RDC team


  • University degree in public relations, communications, business administration, international development, marketing or related domain
  • A Master’s degree is an advantage
  • Professional certification or other specific training in resource mobilization
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in fundraising in the income streams of individual giving, corporates, trusts and foundations in a NGO or Not-For-Profit, INGO or development agency
  • Experience of working with the donor industry and corporate sector
  • Experience preparing and writing grant proposals and reporting on same
  • Creativity and success in resource mobilization
  • Strategic acumen, with a good understanding of the broader developmental context to ensure the development of appropriate fundraising interventions
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage multiple projects (large and small) combined with time management skills
  • Ability to analyse situations with problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Communication skills in English – written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate effectively across diverse groups, at different levels, and in different cultural settings.
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to work well under pressure
  • Research, information management and networking skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising approaches
  • Database usage and management
  • Understanding of social media and digital methods of reaching varied stakeholder groups and the general public
  • Understanding of donor requirements for relationship building and grant reporting
  • Alignment with and a commitment to model and articulate Habitat’s Core Values
  • Willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH South Africa
  • Commitment to Habitat International vision, mission, purposes, goals, and mission focus, including leading Habitat’s ‘God at the Centre’ process

To apply, submit CV with contactable references as a PDF and covering letter describing why you are the best candidate for the position and why you want this opportunity to [email protected]

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us within a month after the closing date.

Application Deadline: 23rd November, 2018

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