Our partner organisation - The African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) - is seeking a dynamic individual to join our passionate team in the role of Development Manager, based in our Cape Town office. ALERT is focussed on the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion by means of a responsible development approach. The successful candidate will support those efforts by developing and implementing fundraising and marketing strategies to build awareness of our programs and maximize support for them. The role requires the confidence and experience to network with external organisations and individuals as well as project teams on the ground. Strong communication, proposal writing and networking are key to broadening the awareness of the charity. A good understanding and passion around conservation, especially predator conservation, is also important. The successful candidate will also have previous fundraising experience, preferably in a conservation field, knowledge of grant proposal writing and corporate fundraising. Experience of marketing through web content and social media management is also preferred. Please send your CV with a covering letter by email to David Youldon on address firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is 15th January 2012.