Project Development and Funding at Working on Fire

Project Development and Funding at Working on Fire, South Africa

Working on Fire is looking for a dynamic and self-motivated person with experience in administration for the position as:

Project Develoment and Funding

Working on Fire is a vibrant partnership programme between the private and public sectors, aiming to reduce the occurrence of damaging wildfires by facilitating, co-ordinating and implementing integrated fire management across the fire-prone regions of South and southern Africa. Increasingly, Working on Fire and FireWise Africa [Section 21 PBO] are being called upon by partners, stakeholders and donors to design, fund and implement projects that fall within the wide scope of IFM, including disaster risk reduction, community – based fire management and capacity building. 

Working on Fire would like to employ an individual, who, working under the direction of the management team and in collaboration with partners, will be responsible for the scoping, writing and development of project proposals and plans, including fundraising, to a point where they can be handed over to project teams for implementation. 

Key Competencies would include the following:
•    Excellent organisational skills
•    Excellent writing skills
•    Self -confident, with demonstrated public speaking skills
•    An ability to think creatively, listen, facilitate and lead processes amongst diverse stakeholder groups.
•    Demonstrated leadership and management skill
•    An understanding of Integrated Fire Management and the implementing challenges associated with this in the South African context
•    An understanding of the CSI environment
•    An understanding of the International donor environment
•    Project management experience. 
•    Computer literacy [ Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills, Email]
•    A valid driver’s licence and own transport
Ideally, the candidate will be interested in developmental work that will benefit and improve the lives of previously disadvantaged people, coupled with an interest in the natural environment.
 Working experience in the fields of Climate Change, the Natural Sciences, Disaster Management, Social Sciences or CSI would be advantageous. 

The position will be based at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town, however the candidate should expect to travel frequently within South Africa. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

Please send letter of application and CV for attention:
Val Charlton, Working on Fire, Winter House, Kirstenbosch, Newlands, 7700 
Or :   Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735,
Or Fax to 0865141486
Or email

Applications close on 25th August 2008. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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