Fund Developer

Reference: 9355 AV
Consultant: Anneke Viviers 

Job Description: 

  • To expand and diversify donor base and mobilise funding for people and nature.
  • Develop new and creative partnership opportunities, lasting partnerships, and communicating  messages in an engaging way.
  • Identify funding opportunities aligned to priority funding needs, raising awareness among donor audiences, crafting proposals/applications, writing and/or contributing to informative reports, contributing to communication products and acting as donor liaison/relationship manager.


  • A degree or equivalent qualification in communications, social sciences, natural sciences or similar
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising
  • Experience in managing a portfolio of partnerships including evidence of achieving significant new business targets
  • Experience of managing a project proposal pipeline and experience of developing targeted applications and proposals with a proven ability to present work in a compelling way that articulates the mutual benefits of prospective partnerships
  • Experience of developing good working relationships with donors, including negotiating with and influencing decision makers at all levels
  • Capable in cultivating strong relationships with existing and prospective partners; in a way which communicates values and builds potential for long term support
  • Full understanding of fundraising best practices and a track record in successful fundraising
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills (English)
  • The ability to collate information from disparate sources to provide timely and impactful donor reports, which requires an ability to build relationships with staff in remote areas
  • An ability to act as an Account Manager, responsible for the coordination of a donor portfolio to ensure the grant lifecycle develops and is implemented smoothly from inception to close out
  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • An understanding of the potential of the various communication channels/platforms and the necessity to engage closely with the team
  • An ability to use online customer relationship management system to record and process opportunities, agreements, reports, thank you letters, campaigns etc.
  • An ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines
  • An ability to travel as required

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.