Level: Senior level position

Position: This is a fixed term contract position within the Finance and Fundraising Department,  reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Location: Khayelitsha, Western Cape

The Fundraiser plays an important role in supporting Equal Education’s institutional fundraising. The role requires identifying opportunities, building relationships, writing proposals and reports, participating in planning and continuous engagements with EE’s strategic direction.

Key responsibilities: Identifying potential donors and funders, and ensure that EE is well marketed, preparing and submitting concept notes to selected funders, research and costing for project budgets, ensure existing funder agreements are efficiently managed and administered according to funder/donor requirements and organisational policy and procedure, stakeholders receive regular and relevant information pertaining to Equal Education’s profile, portfolio and strategy, submitting narrative reports to donors in accordance with reporting deadlines, project management particularly monitoring of activities in line with project budgets, international and local donor databases are developed and accurately maintained, and existing relationships are grown and nurtured, identify relevant trends in the funding sector that may impact on the organisation’s overall mission and strategies.

The successful candidate may be required to participate in and/or lead strategic planning processes within the organisation in order to make sure funding can be acquired for movement plans

Qualifications, skills and competencies: Degree – preferably in Humanities/Social Sciences related field, two years work experience in same or a similar role, project management and marketing skills advantageous, excellent written and communication skills, organised, self-motivated, and disciplined, skilled in excel to create and understand budgets, and financial reports, ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to democracy, equality, social justice and human rights, commitment to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to address the inequality that affects so many of our youth, willingness to work and learn from colleagues. Knowledge of the South African education system will be advantageous.

Application process:

Each application should include a CV and a letter of motivation. You should motivate specifically for the position you are applying for and also detailing your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Your application should be sent in PDF format indicating your name and surname. The email subject line must clearly state the position you are applying for.

Applications must be sent to

Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2019 at midnight.

Carla GoldsteinFinance