Position Title: Community Fundraiser
Organisation: Islamic Relief South Africa
Location: KZN and Johannesburg, South Africa
Reports to: Regional Fundraising Manager
Line Management Responsibilities: None
Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is an independently registered NGO affiliated to Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the world’s largest, independent Muslim humanitarian organisation. Islamic Relief’s mission is to help the poor and those in need regardless of race, colour, political affiliation, gender or belief to live sustainable, self-reliant lives within safe and caring communities.
To develop and implement strategies to increase the funding income of Islamic Relief through a range of fundraising initiatives and through acquisition and retention of donors,volunteers and supporters.
This role is to ensure that Islamic Relief’s message is disseminated broadly amongst our targeted donor communities in the region, to create awareness of IRSA fundraising campaigns and support community activities to raise donations for specified causes.
The job holder is accountable for fulfilling his or her roles and responsibilities in line with Islamic values and principles of fairness, humanity, honesty, respect and fair treatment of his/her colleagues and staff. The following are the main responsibilities that the role holder will be accountable for:
Plan and deliver fundraising initiatives at the local level
Organise and coordinate fundraising and promotional events in the region.
General Duties of Islamic Relief Staff Member
It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and empathy with the Islamic Values and principles as well as commitment to IRSA’s vision and mission.
Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.
In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity
Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.
We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.