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Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Grants Officer Internships 2022

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Grants Officer Internships 2022

Closing Date: 30 November 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Description

An opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the philanthropic landscape and develop key grant-making skills in a professional team within a growing Grant-making Centre of Excellence. The inspiring and flexible working environment in Cape Town.

A 12-month internship opportunity from 01 January 2022 – 31 December 2022.


  • Support the effective management of the entire grant life cycle, from request for proposal to grant closure, including developing and/or analysing opportunities, conducting thorough due diligence, maintaining, and updating the grant management system, drafting grant agreements, preparing payments, tracking milestones, reviewing, and monitoring grantee reporting.
  • Provide input into grantee capacity building interventions and workshop coordination.
  • Assist with grant communications during Philanthropy Initiative campaigns and support the development of newsletters for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively develop strong, professional relationships and partnerships with Philanthropy Initiative partners, including grantees and Ambassadors.
  • Increase technical knowledge in core focus areas and share insights and observations with the grant-making team and other stakeholders as relevant.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in:
    • Development,
    • Business,
    • Economics, or similar.
  • Preference will be given to EE candidates.


  • You are someone who is passionate about development and want to grow in this space.
  • You have a positive demeanour with strong inter-personal skills and will contribute to developing and learning from a dynamic, diverse team.
  • You are able to source, synthesize, and effectively present information, and enjoy writing for different audiences.
  • You are a quick learner and self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work in a fast-moving, team orientated environment.
  • You are a great communicator with excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Your attention to detail is excellent and you want to develop strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • You are good at building relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • You are adaptable and are willing to identify and try new ways of doing things.
  • Technology is a good friend.

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