Cape Mental Health Job Vacancy – Apply Now! – Job Ref: 57


Cape Mental Health is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-264) and public benefit organisation (PBO Ref. 18/11/13/4456) that provides or facilitates comprehensive, pro-active and enabling mental health services in the Western Cape.

We are committed to challenging socially restrictive and discriminatory practices affecting the mental health of all people. Our work is underpinned by a commitment to quality, excellence and professionalism at all times.

Job Title: Senior Fundraising Practitioner 
Job Location: Cape Town.
Duration: This is a 12 months contract for a full-time 40-hour week


  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of five years’ successful fundraising experience and good references
  • Proven ability to source, nurture and manage fundraising opportunities
  • (examples of prior fundraising proposals/appeals will be requested)
  • Experience as a SETA liaison officer in the submission of Discretionary Grant applications
  • Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work closely with a number of community-based projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in online fundraising
  • In possession of a valid manual driver’s license (own transport a recommendation)
  • Ability to work overtime occasionally in support of fundraising deadlines and special events
  • Respect diversity and understand the challenges facing NGOs
  • Ability to research and identify prospective funders
  • Take full responsibility for donor liaison and contractual requirements
  • Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and compile budgets and financial reports
  • Ability to function as a member of a team, yet operate independently and responsibly
  • Pay attention to detail, are target-driven, and have good time-management skills
  • Display a high level of accountability to all stakeholders
  • Be professional in manner, appearance and work ethic

To apply, submit a letter of motivation and an updated CV with three contactable referees, marked confidential, to The Donor Development Manager, Cape Mental Health, Private Bag X7, Observatory, 7935 or email


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