Business Development Manager

at CAF Southern Africa
Published January 24, 2024
Expires February 28, 2024
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


The successful applicant will be located in the Business Development Department of the organisation, and report to the CEO. This position will be an opportunity for the successful applicant to gain experience in both sectors and have the chance to contribute to the important work of promoting philanthropy and effective social investment, the main focus of the role, will be to present sell new CAFSA products and services, to the corporate sector, in support of the non-profit arm, of the organisation. Both the NPO and SEO will co-exist, under the CAFSA umbrella. CAF Southern Africa is a member of a global alliance of CAF offices and therefore the successful applicant would be exposed to a vast body of international knowledge.

Key Responsibilities
Advising companies on CSI programmes that integrate with core business objectives

Establishing Employee Community Involvement (ECI) programmes that create real benefit for communities, companies and employees

Facilitating payroll giving programmes

Establishing and managing social investment funds on behalf of corporate clients

Managing B-BBEE and tax compliance requirements

Connecting donors and volunteers with validated NGOs organisations on our database

Advocating for an enabling environment for giving and civil society action.

Enabling all of the above through targeted research, information & communication services.

Undertaking research on philanthropy nationally and internationally (either commissioned or independent).

Business Development Strategy

The BDM will be required to review, input and consolidate CAFSA’s current business development strategy, with a view to client retention, acquisition and growing the current client pipeline, in line with the SEO, business and sales imperatives, aligned to the Growth Strategy. This is essentially, a sales role.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Social Science is the minimum requirement. An Honours Degree, is preferable.

Senior level leadership, marketing and management experience.

High-level strategic thinking and planning skills with a focus on integrating CAF Southern Africa’s fiscal and development goals;

Excellent marketing, sales, communication, external relations, advocacy, motivational, co-ordination and leadership skills necessary to ensure the success of a results-orientated Social Investment Programme;

A high level of personal motivation, initiative, energy, and creativity;

Excellent writing and reporting skills;

The ability to motivate, mentor, inspire and lead dedicated staff;

Networks in the business, government and non-profit sectors, and the ability to work effectively with corporate and donor representatives at senior levels;

An understanding of social investment and donor dynamics, the funding and development environment, and the capacity to strategically position CAF Southern Africa within the national and international donor-investor context;

Skills to encourage and build collaborative relationships within the CAF Southern Africa client base, the NGO sector, the public, external stakeholders, and internal stakeholders;

The ability to conceptualise and oversee budgets, and to provide oversight of donor funding; and

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