Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Specialist

Project Description

Wordworks (WW) in South Africa has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Specialist. Wordworks is an organisation that has dedicated all its efforts to improving access and the quality of early language and literacy development in the first eight years of children’s lives in South Africa. For operational sustainability and continued growth in achieving a national footprint of quality programmes and materials, WW necessarily needs to undertake significant resource mobilization; however, WW has identified capacity constraints and would appreciate expert resource mobilization assistance that can support the senior management and director and transfer necessary skills to the organisation.

The PCRV will be a critical resource who will support the Director and senior management team of Wordworks in the area of resource mobilization by researching and identifying potential grant opportunities (local and international) that align with Wordworks’ mission and objectives. The PCRV will also support the development and submission of high-quality grant applications, including contributing to the writing of persuasive proposals and compiling the necessary documents.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Wordworks (WW)

Required Skills

● Bachelor's degree in Public Affairs, English, Communications, Development Economics or Education
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to write compelling grant proposals
● Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to identify suitable funding opportunities
● Good organizational skills, with the ability to manage deadlines and priorities
● Interest in early language and literacy development, or development in general.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in South Africa

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Medical Considerations

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