Job Details

  • Reference number: UnitEC000219
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: January 17th
  • Remuneration package: R650 960. 00

Background to Position

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the Fort Hare Foundation fundraising initiatives
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for the Foundation.
  • Contribute to the Foundation’s strategic and annual planning
  • Participate in planning, writing funding proposals to comply with donors/ funders guidelines and standards, paying particular attention to accountability requirements and ensuring that applications meet donor requirements and expectations
  • Liaise with faculties and service departments to get information that will assist in proposal development and accountability
  • Accountability to the funders/ or donors
  • Contribute in improving the effectiveness of the Foundations’ oversight, monitoring and coordination of fundraising and reporting.
  • Coordinate cross-programme funding and reporting arrangements, acting as the lead person setting plans and organizing meetings.
  • Coordination of profitable and sustainable investments on behalf of eth Fort Hare Foundation
  • Keep the organisation up-to-date on changing donor priorities and ensure that new funding opportunities are identified and shared with teams in a timely manner.
  • Event organisation and management
  • Ensure that the events are successful- they make a minimum profit of R500 000

Main Skills:
  • Proposal writing and Presentation
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Relationship Building and maintenance

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:

  • Three (3) Year qualification in Marketing / Communication/ Business / Investment
  • Five (5) years experience, two (2) of which must be at management level.
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Proposal development experience
  • Investment experience will be an added advantage

Application Requirement

To Apply: Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Note: Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.

Queries can be directed to Ms. Fungai Matumba on and 27 (0) 43 704 7190

For more information please contact:   Ms. Fungai Matumba


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About University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite.