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Lawyers against Abuse is hiring

- Lee-Anne Bruce

Closing date: Friday, 22 April, 2016
Location: Johannesburg
Start Date: May 2016
Salary: based on experience and qualifications and is negotiable

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a non-governmental organisation based in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in the northern part of Johannesburg. The organisation provides direct legal and psycho-social services to victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. LvA works closely with other community-based organisations in Diepsloot as well as state actors, like police officers and court officials. It is also involved in empowerment-based community engagement through school workshops and community workshops. 

LvA seeks to appoint a Fundraising and Grants Manager on a part-time basis, based in Johannesburg. The role of the Fundraising and Grants Manager is to work collaboratively to conceptualise and write proposals, donor reports. 


  • Develop competitive funding proposals and/or grant applications, including narrative, log frame, budget and supporting documentation;
  • Work closely with the executive director;
  • Identify and develop institutional, government, corporate, community and individual funding opportunities;
  • Nurture relationships with donors, identify and prioritise most viable potential funders;
  • Manage donor database, and monitor trends in the sector or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary;
  • Manage holistic grant cycle for major donors, civil society organisations, and corporate partners; including proposal development, tracking progress and donor reporting;
  • Support other writing tasks, including letters of intent, donor reports, and other communications for submission to donors and other potential funding sources, as required;
  • Develop and implement institutional fundraising strategy; and
  • Assist with the planning and execution of annual fundraising event to generate unrestricted funds for the organisation.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar role, with private and institutional donor cultivation and solicitation;
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in international development field;
  • Knowledge of international development issues and donor landscape both within South Africa and internationally;
  • Knowledge and experience in gender-based violence field;
  • Prior success managing and writing proposals, securing funding from private donors, institutional donors, government agencies, corporations, and/or other sources;
  • Writing skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently, both individually and in teams, under tight deadlines;
  • Organisation, analytical, and research skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with independence;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite) and
  • Ability to write in and speak English.

To apply, submit a CV, a one page motivation letter, and a writing sample to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. There are possible opportunities for this to expand to a full-time position. To learn more about Lawyers against Abuse, refer to