ALPS Resilience Employment Opportunity – Job Ref: 74

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ALPS Resilience is a rapidly growing nonprofit organisation, working in the violence prevention, community resilience field. ALPS currently has projects in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, and a presence in Somalia.  ALPS Resilience seeks to appoint a Bid Writer / Development Officer to be based in Cape Town.

Job Title: Bid Writer / Development Officer

Location: Cape Town

Remuneration: will be commensurate with experience

Start date: March or As soon as possible

Contract dates: March to December 2019 (with the option to extend)


  • Locate at least two appropriate funding opportunities for ALPS Resilience each month. from international cooperation agencies, national government, or private foundations
  • Write at least two high quality proposals to submit on behalf of ALPS each month
  • Maintain existing and initiate new relationships with various stakeholders and donors
  • Develop and implement creative fundraising activities and sustainability solutions
  • Contribute to ALPS’s communications, including writing policy briefs, project reports or related communications outputs


  • Must have previous grant / bid writing experience for international donors such as the UN, US State Department, EU, DFID, USAID etc
  • Must be a strong research and writer
  • A Master’s degree in International Relations, Security / Conflict Studies and/or related
  • A strong candidate with a mix of relevant experience and qualifications would also be considered
  • An interest in one or more of the following would be advantageous: xenophobia, refugee and migrant rights, human trafficking, post-conflict stabilisation, violent extremism and community resilience
  • Preferred: experience in the nonprofit or development sector
  • Willingness to travel and take on tasks in our growing organisation as required

To apply: Submit your CV and a brief motivation outlining your background, why you are interested in the role, and what experience you have in similar work

Application Deadline: Monday, 11 March, 2019

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