VACANCY: Programmes and Fundraising Coordinator

Post available immediately until November 2020

Candidate must be available to work for at least 3.5 days per week from the office in Johannesburg

Deadline for application 15 May 2020

Location – Johannesburg.

Please submit

  • A brief summary of experience; a motivation letter; note about availability (2 pages max)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) – 3 to 4 pages max.
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Certified copy/proof of ID residency/work permit

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Purpose of Role:

  • Coordinate the programmes of the IANRA
  • Fundraise for future activities and manage funds received
  • Compile high quality reporting to donors, and must be able to meet deadlines
  • Ensure that the Secretariat of IANRA, based in Johannesburg, South Africa has the systems and infrastructure in place to function efficiently in the current socio-political and economic circumstances
  • From an office based environment support and work with a dedicated staff (including planning, coordinating and/or organising) capacity development and other initiatives of the Alliance in Africa
  • Participating in relevant networks in Africa and internationally as requested by the Executive Committee of the Steering Committee, with the objective of building partnerships that promote IANRA advocacy objectives;
  • Leading and supporting the design of IANRA advocacy and campaign plans, integrating the operational plans of members, and developing a continental action plan for the Alliance;
  • Ensuring communication and reporting between IANRA members and the Secretariat;
  • Preparing and delivering pre-inception phase orientation for members of the Alliance, and orientation for any new Alliance member going forward;
  • Building relationships and partnerships with local communities, research institutions, social movements, civil society organisations, media, experts, and with regional, continental and international bodies/alliances


  • A post graduate degree in a relevant field, including formal training in the social sciences and experience in participatory methodologies and processes.
  • Excellent finance management skills and proven fundraising and donor reporting skills, as well as an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • At least three years senior level experience in coordinating and managing multi- country advocacy (especially in Africa), as well as a good understanding of natural resource issues and their contribution to community and national development.
  • Proven record of success in managing and coordinating networks, especially those focusing on natural resources or extractives industries.
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and communications skills and a strong commitment to human rights and women’s rights specifically.
  • Good command of English - Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese will be an added advantage
  • Gender awareness, sensitivity, capacity and commitment to develop awareness


  • Must be a South African citizen or have permanent residence and valid work permit for South Africa.


The International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa is a continental network of 51 non-governmental and community-based organisations, as well as national networks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the Netherlands. IANRA combines community organising, research, and evidence-based advocacy to collectively strive for more just and sustainable use of natural resources that can lead to more inclusive development in Africa.