Heifer South Africa: Grants Specialist

Heifer South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace through using appropriate enhanced systems. This position will work with other members of the Resource Development Team, in particular the Resource Development Coordinator, to develop and maintain relationships with institutional donors and to assist in the management of grant funding.

Heifer South Africa seeks to appoint a Grant Specialist for the Resource Development Department, based in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal.

Under the supervision of the Resource Development / Resource Development Coordinator, the Grants Specialist will prepare reports and information for funders and other external stakeholders, liaise with funders and external stakeholders on behalf of the organisation, assist with other fundraising activities and perform administrative and other duties to support grant and other fundraising activities.

This is a full-time, contract position.
 
Responsibilities

  • Prepare reports and information for funders and other external stakeholders;
    • Work with the programmes team and monitoring and evaluation specialist to prepare reports according to donor requirements, including writing narrative reports;
    • Work with the finance team to ensure that financial reports are prepared according to donor requirements;
    • Develop and maintain a calendar of reporting deadlines and ensure that this is shared with all relevant teams, including programmes and finance;
    • Ensure that all reports and documents are submitted on time as per donor requirements;
  • Liaise with grant funders and other external stakeholders;
    • Act as liaison between the organisation and funders, including responding quickly and efficiently to queries and following up on all requests for information;
    • Set-up, prepare for and host meetings and field visits for donors and other external stakeholders;
    • Assist Resource Development Coordinator in liaising with external stakeholders, including preparing documents, presentations and materials for meetings and events;
    • When necessary, attend events and forums organised by grant funders;
  • Prepare and submit grant funding proposals;
    • Participate in programme design processes;
    • Research and track possible grant funding opportunities;
    • Ensure Heifer International South Africa information is up to date in all online donor systems;
    • Work with programmes and finance teams and monitoring and evaluation specialist to write and prepare proposals according to donor requirements;
    • Ensure that proposals are submitted on time;
    • Follow up on proposals that have been submitted;
  • Assist with other fundraising activities;
    • Manage external email address (heifersa@heifer.org.za);
    • Write stories and prepare social media updates and appeals with other fundraising team members;
    • Assist in coordinating interaction of other staff members with media;
    • Assist in preparing and implementing plans for Heifer events;
    • Assist in developing and implementing cause-related marketing campaigns;
  • Administrative and Other Duties;
    • Maintain donor information and track contacts using the organisation’s CRM system;
    • Assist with logistical arrangements and financial administration for the resource development team;
    • Report regularly on all activities;
    • Work with other Heifer staff to ensure adherence to Heifer principles and promote Heifer’s visibility;
    • Undertake any other duties assigned by the CEO and Resource Development / Resource Development Coordinator.

Requirements: 

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Management or related field;
  • Two to five years’ experience in an NGO or grant-making environment;
  • Experience working with database systems and financial administration preferred;
  • Written and spoken English;
  • Communicator via telephone, email and in person;
  • Team player;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Enjoys working to deadline and ensuring accuracy and efficiency;
  • High level of computer literacy, including MS Office programmes and database systems;
  • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organisations and other project stakeholders.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at hr@heifer.org.za.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
 
Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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