IkamvaYouth: Business Development Coordinator


IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organization exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a Business Development Coordinator to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of the Position is to be responsible for ensuring that IkamvaYouth diversifies its income sources with a particular focus on the B-BBEEE codes and non-donor income.

Reports to: Business Development Manager.

Remuneration: R 252 674.76 per annum


    • KPA1: Business Development
      • Develop and implement a business development strategy with support from the Business Development Manager with detailed execution plans to achieve greater financial sustainability
      • Design a framework in which business development objectives/targets can be achieved
      • Work together with the Business Development Manager and the Executive Director to develop new service offerings based on IY’s core competencies
      • Ensure that Ikamva House is effectively marketed and the building is fully occupied by tenants generating the targets set
    • KPA2: Corporate Social Responsibility and B-BBEE
        • Identify potential SA corporate businesses who can be approached for funding with a focus on accessing B-BBEE funds
        • Prepare and submit proposals for funding to SA corporate businesses

    • Prepare proposals to funders about IY’s skills development matric bursary
    • Present IkamvaYouth at donor meetings
    • Cultivate relationships with potential new donors
    • Provide potential corporate business partners with information on B-BBEE scoring

  • KPA3: Donor Liaison and Grant Management
    • Develop and manage positive relationships with all relevant stakeholders
    • Develop and maintain relationships with corporate businesses
    • Review all grant agreements
    • Where necessary, negotiate changes to grant agreements
  • KPA4: Reporting to Donors
    • Review branch data for reports to donors
    • Ensure all South African corporate business donors reporting requirements are met
    • Ensure high-quality reports are submitted to donors
  • KPA5: Finance
    • Support the finance team in relation to reports to be submitted pertaining to business development
    • Review management accounts monthly for the department
    • If using the IY card, ensure receipts are submitted timeously to the finance department
  • KPA6: Administration and Ad-hoc Support
    • Provide ad hoc support to the Business Development Manager
    • Attend and participate in IkamvaYouth’s internal meetings as required and provide information and input to be incorporated into the meeting packs (as required)


  • Degree (undergraduate) in Business or Development Studies is a non-negotiable pre-requisite
  • Minimum of 2 years Fundraising experience is a non-negotiable pre-requisite
  • Knowledge of the NPO sector and B-BBEE codes
  • Experience with working on Google Drive
  • Experience with working on Salesforce
  • Strong networking capacity
  • Excellent command of English to be able to produce top-quality proposals
  • Creative and able to build innovative sources and mechanisms to diversify income sources
  • Organizing and Planning Skill
  • Strategic Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter via email to [email protected] with the subject heading “Business Development Coordinator” .

For more about Tshikululu Social Investments, refer to http://tshikululu.org.za/

All applicants must include a Motivational Letter setting out why they are the most suitable candidate for this role.