FUNDING CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR

SECTION27 is seeking to enhance and expand its Friends campaign and to enter into a second phase of a Corporate Challenge campaign to recruit new corporate donors. It is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to increase the number of Friends and corporate donors, to increase knowledge of the two campaigns and to mobilise and inform interested persons and corporates on the work of SECTION27.

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

 

POSITION: Funding Campaigns Coordinator.

Qualification

  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­No strict requirements for qualifications and relevant training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage the SECTION27 Friends campaign, including actively enlisting more individual donors, maintaining a database of Friends and keeping Friends engaged
  • Manage the Corporate Challenge campaign, recruit new corporate donors and prepare proposals and reports for donors
  • Ensure that the donation page of the website is kept updated and is fit for purpose
  • Monitor financial giving and report monthly
  • Prepare a monthly newsletter for the Friends and Corporates
  • Prepare campaigns to target specific sectors of the community for individual giving
  • Coordinate fundraising activities for the Friends and corporates
  • Prepare appropriate messaging for social media to grow the numbers of Friends and Corporates (in conjunction with the Communications unit)
  • Prepare marketing materials to drive the two campaigns, examples include podcasts, video messages, and pamphlets

General

  • Attending and participating in Unit, monthly staff meetings, organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SECTION27.

Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with influence
  • Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing including social media, website content, market research, product packaging, Microsoft software suite of products, visual communication software products and written communication
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic advice around marketing campaigns and the analysis of past campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience at holding conversations and advocating for an organisation with a range of stakeholders including corporate and individual donors.

Languages

  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.

Personal attributes

  • Commitment to social justice in South Africa
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to interact with private, public and NGO leaders
  • Excellent ability to organise, manage multiple tasks and prioritise
  • Good judgement and ability to trouble-shoot problems
  • The ability to take the initiative and be able to work on own
  • Detail and strategically oriented

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation as to why you are interested in and suitable for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 31 October 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT SECTION27

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to lead a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right to access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 is looking for a visionary, analytical, politically astute and dedicated leader. This person will represent the organisation with, amongst others, government, donors, partner organisations, other stakeholders and society at large. In addition, the Executive Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The candidate should be capable of leading a strong and successful organisation and driving the fundraising efforts of SECTION27.

Job Specification

  • Overall leadership and management of all aspects of the organisation’s programmes and operations, working closely with the Board and other members of the Executive Committee.
  • Planning, oversight, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the organisation’s programmes.
  • Building partnerships with relevant stakeholders (including communities, other organisations, media, corporates, government and donors) to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Expansion of local and international funding to support existing operations and ensure sustainability.
  • Oversight and monitoring of staff performance.

Qualifications

Candidates should be suitably qualified for the position, with a university degree or equivalent previous experience in a related field. Candidates should preferably have at least 10 years senior management experience, experience working with a Board of Directors, and a proven record of effective leadership and performance in a similar role.

Note: There is a strong internal candidate under consideration for this position.

Knowledge and Skills

  • A track record demonstrating knowledge and experience of legal and constitutional advocacy, law and social justice.
  • An ability to inspire and lead management and staff to meet the high performance levels required to achieve the objectives and overall operational and strategic plans of the organisation.
  • Proven skills in public relations, communication, networking and fundraising.
  • Proactive, energetic, and innovative working style, with the ability to be flexible.
  • Demonstrable integrity, idealism and passion, self-motivation and with a positive attitude.

Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in (or working towards learning) one or more indigenous South African languages is highly recommended.

The position is based at our offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation as to why you are interested in and suitable for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 16 October 2018.

OPPORTUNITY AT SECTION27

GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR – FINANCE

SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity you have been looking for.
Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks a dynamic and driven candidate to join the finance team and assume responsibility for administration of grants and ensure compliance to funder agreements. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in career development in the public interest space.

Job Specification
 Management of donor budget and work plan ensuring adherence to donor contract
 Donor financial reporting and process management, from invoice processing, payments processing and bank reconciliation.
 Prepare donor reports and analyse variances and communicate same to budget holders so that corrective measures are taken.
 Preparation of Funder reallocation journals as required
 Adhoc requests for costing of donor activities
 Liaise with budget holders and assist with departmental budgets preparations to ensure alignment with donor budget
 Provides information analysing actuals vs. budgets on specific adhoc requests for budget holders (once we start with departmental budgets)
 Allocate cost codes to project

Education and Experience
 At least 2-3 years financial administration experience and management accounting
 B Com degree with accounting as a major, CTA or CIMA part qualified
 Project accounting knowledge
 Experience and knowledge of working with donor funds will be an advantage

Knowledge and Skills
 Knowledge of financial software packages i.e. pastel accounting and payroll
 Good time management and analytical skills
 Knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern non-profit organisations
 Good communication and interpersonal skills
 Drivers’ license essential

Personal attributes
 Ability to work under extreme pressure
 Attention to detail
 Flair for figures
 Deadline driven
 Ability to work in a team
 Self-motivated, uses initiative and able to work without supervision
 Organised and accurate

Languages

 Fluency in English, spoken and written.

This is a full-time position, which requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines. The position is based at our offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation setting out your interest and suitability for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 31 October 2018.