Resource Developer / Fundraiser (Stellenbosch/Remotely)



Merand Corbett & Associates

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Date posted:

Friday, May 20, 2022


Stellenbosch, South Africa

The purpose of a Resource Developer is to mobilise resources (both financial and in-kind) to enable sustainable impact. This is done through developing networks of donors and partners and providing technical expertise.
The service offering includes identifying opportunities aligned to priority needs, raising awareness, crafting proposals/applications, writing concise and informative reports and acting as Donor Liaison/Relationship Manager.



  • A degree or equivalent qualification in natural sciences, social sciences, communications or similar
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising, Natural Resource Management, or community project implementation
  • Full understanding of fundraising best practices and a track record in successful fundraising
  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, including developing Theories of Change and logical frameworks
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills (English)
  • The ability to write clear, compelling, concept notes and proposals
  • 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
  • A firm grasp of research and analysis
  • An understanding of the potential of the various communication channels/platforms and the necessity to engage closely with the Communications team
  • An ability to use the organization''s online customer relationship management system to record and process opportunities, agreements, reports, thank you letters, campaigns and so forth
  • An ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines
  • An ability to travel as required


  • A deep understanding of, and network among donor organizations
  • A deep understanding of biodiversity, climate change and/or sustainable development issues
  • Experience in project management
  • Advanced computer skills, including Excel
  • Ability to create infographics/dashboards using tools such as Power BI


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