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Executive Director

Employer: Section27
Location: Gauteng
Date posted: 21 Aug 2017

Job Description:

SECTION27 is looking for a visionary, analytical, politically astute and dedicated leader. This person will represent the organisation with among others government, donors, partner organisations, other stakeholders and society at large and will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

The candidate should be capable of leading a strong and successful organisation and driving the organisation’s fundraising efforts.

Job Specification • Overall leadership and management of all aspects of the organisation’s programmes and operations, working closely with the Board and other members of the Management Team. • Planning, oversight, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the organisation's programmes. • Building partnerships with relevant stakeholders (including communities, other organisations, media, corporates, government and donors) that enhance the organisation's profile and ensure its effectiveness and sustainability. • Expansion of local and international funding to support existing operations and ensure sustainability. • Oversight and monitoring of staff performance. Qualifications Candidates should be suitably qualified for the position, with a university degree or equivalent previous experience in a related field. Candidates should preferably have at least 10 years senior management experience, experience working with a Board of Directors, and a proven record of effective leadership and performance in a similar role. Knowledge and Skills • A track record demonstrating knowledge and experience of legal and constitutional advocacy, law and social justice. • An ability to inspire and lead management and staff to meet the high performance levels required to achieve the objectives and overall operational and strategic plans of the organisation. • Proven skills in public relations, communication, networking and fundraising. • Proactive, energetic, and innovative working style, with the ability to be flexible. • Demonstrable integrity, idealism and passion, with a self-motivated and positive attitude. Languages • Excellent written and spoken English. • Proficiency in (or working towards learning) one or more indigenous South African languages is highly recommended.

Contact Details

Contact Person: Thembi Mahlathi
Contact Number: 0113564100
Contact Email: