The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust, found in the heart of Nyanga, a poverty node 30 minutes outside Cape Town, is a Community Based Organisation providing health, education, pathways-to-employment support and skills servicesto vulnerable benefi ciaries in Nyanga. Etafeni seek to employ the following full-time position:


To assist the Business Development Manager raising funds for the organisation, thought developing relationships with corporations who can offer income and other support through sales, donations (in-kind and cash), work placement opportunities and corporate volunteer opportunities.


  • Research of new local and international corporate funding and partnership opportunities for all Etafeni projects/programmes
  • Liaise with Programme Managers and collate all relevant information, especially Income Generation (sales and marketing) and Fit for Life/work (work placements)
  • Regularly attend meetings with businesses to promote Etafeni
  • Complete application forms with relevant supporting documents
  • Identify needs of programmes and gaps / opportunities in organisational budgets and work plans
  • Keep record of all research, contact person and copies of submission
  • Network with potential partners and develop portfolio of products / opportunities / wishlist for support
  • Keep a funder report schedule and submit reports as per funder criteria
  • Regularly update donor / partner database and supply reports to manager
  • Attend relevant workshops in line with fundraising needs of Etafeni
  • Represent Etafeni on relevant forums when needed
  • Assist in social media and events when and where required


  • The right attitude (willingness and comradeship) in regard to being part of a large organisation.
  • Supportive in achieving the organisation’s strategic plan.
  • Work with all staff and identify opportunities for development at Etafeni
  • Well written and timeous reports
  • Excellent communication skills to build and maintain relationships with businesses
  • Good research skills to identify new prospective funders
  • Success in acquiring funds / sales / support for programmes.
  • Can manage interpersonal relationships effectively


  • Minimum three years fundraising / sales / marketing experience, ideally in the NGO sector
  • Proven experience in developing fundraising strategies and bids
  • Proven skills in meeting annual sales or fundraising targets
  • Firm grasp of SA development sector issues
  • Ability to work independently, often remotely and in a diverse group and changing environment
  • Financial skills
  • Relevant degree is advantageous
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of international development/global health issues
  • Must have a valid SA driver’s license
  • Communications skills in at least 2 SA languages i.e isiXhosa and English


1st September 2017

  • We offer a market related salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Starting Date : Preferable – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017.

Only experienced people with the appropriate skills level should apply.

Send your CV and at least 3 contactable references to:

The Director:

or  or

By no later than 31 July 2017


Only successful candidates will be contacted.