Join the Muslim Hands team


Vacancy Reference
Position Title
Permanent with 6-month probationary period
35 hours p/w, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Based at
Cape Town, South Africa
Negotiable, commensurate with experience

At Muslim Hands we believe that everyone has the right to an education; access to food and clean water; and the means to support themselves, their family, and their community. Our dedication to fighting the root causes of poverty and creating a fairer world for all are inspired by the values of our faith.

The Copywriter plays an integral role in creating engaging content across a range of platforms including our website, blog, print publications and press releases. The postholder will be working closely with other members of the fundraising department to deliver compelling content for fundraising campaigns and donor feedback throughout the year.

Digital and web are critical to the growth of Muslim Hands both in raising awareness of our work and generating online donations. The postholder will be central in expanding this area and helping further the reach of Muslim Hands.


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Position Summary

Job Specifics:

  • Ensure a consistent brand and tone of voice across our written content.
  • Work alongside others in the digital team, including graphic designers and video production specialists to produce engaging content for our network of websites and social media platforms.
  • Plan the structure of online content to reflect our fundraising activities and the breadth / depth of our work.
  • Create copy to maximize conversion rate, search engine optimization, social media engagement and website content.
  • Regularly produce new high-quality content by writing suitable copy, proofing, editing, and uploading onto a CMS.
  • Continually monitor website content to ensure it remains accurate, updated, and interesting.
  • Research, collate and prepare project feedback for dissemination to donors, partner organisations and other channels.
  • Interpret creative direction and produce creative concepts for campaigns.

General Responsibilities:

  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach, and conduct.
  • To support with Fundraising activities from time-to-time, committing to partake in events during our peak periods.
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by Line Manager
  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands Policies, Procedures and Professional Practices
  • NB: This Job Description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the Organisation

Essential Requirements:

  • Have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field.
  • Creativity, and adaptability to collaborate with teams on campaigns.
  • Experience with SEO and Social Media marketing.
  • Proven success with marketing and advertising campaigns.

Must be able to:

  • Travel to International field offices occasionally to collect material for content.
  • Please submit a CV, cover letter and 2 pieces of writing.

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands South Africa (MHSA) is a Cape Town-based international NGO that works in the areas of disaster relief and sustainable development. Muslim Hands operates in over 40 countries worldwide, distributing life-saving humanitarian aid and relief to millions of people, who are directly affected by natural disasters, war, poverty, famine, and drought. 

How To Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter by email to [email protected] or by hard copy to our address.

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.