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Finance and Administrative Officer (The Gambia)

International IDEA
Banjul, The Gambia
Closing Date:
Monday, 11 December 2023

The Finance and Administrative Officer will provide high-level financial and administrative support in accordance with project needs and requirements for the Banjul Office, and will be responsible for accounting, payments, bank account management and providing support to the office on financial and procurement aspects.

Key Responsibilities:

Processes invoices, advance requests, project expenditure reports, prepares and process payment requests accordingly.
Performs bank reconciliations and handles the petty cash fund, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and facilitates monthly financial closures in accordance with office and institutional requirements
Assists with expenditure control, advising team members on possible cost-saving measures.
Coordinates and monitors the usage and maintenance of project equipment and vehicles

Key Requirements:

University degree in business, financial management or other relevant discipline.
Minimum three (3) years of progressive responsibility in supporting Accounting, Finance, Administration and Grant Management functions.
Full or part professional qualifications in finance and accounting, for example, ACCA are considered advantageous.

Associate Communications Manager

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

The Associate Communications Manager’s role is to deliver on the Foundation’s communications objectives. This role reports to the External Relations Director who is accountable for developing and implementing the communications strategy and adjusting it each year.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the External Relations Director with the Pan-African Outreach strategy by managing the implementation of the communications and marketing aspects of the plan.
Produce an integrated report on the PAO, combining data from social media, the website and embark.
Seek advantageous relationships that can advance the PAO and work with the ER director in establishing and maintaining these relationships.

Key Requirements:

Undergraduate degree required (the fields of journalism, marketing and communications, and design are preferable, but other disciplinary backgrounds will be considered), Honours degree an advantage but not a requirement.
Experience: 2-4 years of experience in social media management / digital marketing / content creation (photography, videography, and writing).
The candidate will need to be willing to relocate to Cape Town, and travel periodically for work.

Communications Manager

The Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP)
Cape Town (hybrid working model)
Closing Date:
Friday, 1 December 2023

The Communications Manager reports to the Operations Executive and works closely with the entire EDP team. The starting date for this position is January 2024. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all marketing and communications for the EDP; developing and managing PR materials and publications, developing EDP branding, knowledge products and strategic marketing campaigns; leading effective external communications whilst promoting the services of our organisation; advising Programme Leads with project communication strategies and providing editorial services when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy aligned with the EDP’s mission and goals.
Oversee the EDP’s branding and strategic positioning activities, developing clear messaging and a range of products to shape and manage the EDP’s reputation and perception among key audiences.
Provide communications support to the EDP’s projects, from designing communications strategies to delivering communications products and services.
Plan and deliver a steady pipeline of content for various platforms that demonstrates the EDP’s impact and service offering.

Key Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field.
Proven experience in developing and implementing successful branding and communications strategies.
Proven experience of providing operational communications support to development-focused projects, with a strong understanding of project cycles and reporting mechanisms.
The ability to package complex projects into relatable stories, reports and other knowledge products.
Experience in media relations, using traditional and social media, multi-media and other online platforms.


Nal'ibali Trust
Cape Town
Closing Date:
Friday, 24 November 2023

Reporting to the executive board of Nal’ibali Trust, the organization is seeking a Director with proven experience in fundraising and organizational management in the South African NGO sector.

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain existing and generate new strategic partnerships within the political, educational, business and civil sectors.
Raise funds and build partnerships that ensure the organisation’s financial sustainability via government and private funding.
Build and maintain solid relationships with funders and social investment specialists.
Lead the organisation by being visible and responsive to the needs of the organisation and its donors.

Key Requirements:

You are an advocate for children’s rights and their well-being.
You have a successful track record of a minimum of 5 years leading others.
You have a successful track record of fundraising in the NGO sector.
You have some knowledge of the children's literacy sector in South Africa

General Manager

The Conversation Africa
Wits University in Johannesburg
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 29 November 2023

The General Manager will be responsible for the overall business management of The Conversation Africa (TC Africa), managing and maintaining strategic partnerships, developing new partnerships and securing and maintaining new and existing donor funding.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with the Editor, leadership team and TC Africa directors to agree short- and medium-term planning and objective setting.
Protect and grow the reputation of TC Africa brand.
Ensure revenue streams from existing sources and establish new sources of revenue flow to broaden income base for TC Africa, including, but not limited to crowdfunding, partnership value propositions and potential commercial activities.

Key Requirements:

Relevant undergraduate degree.
A Masters degree in Business Administration or similar would be advantageous.
At least 15 years operations and managerial experience, of which 5 years must have been in a leadership position or at senior management level.

Regional Marketing Manager

South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind
Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 24 November 2023

The Regional Marketing Manager will deliver on the Region’s marketing and fundraising strategy, plans and income growth, and raise the profile of SA Guide-Dogs Association amongst key external audiences. The incumbent must be comfortable with day-to-day marketing activities, as well as thriving with tight deadlines and delivering challenging fundraising goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Research market trends and competitors in the NPO category to contribute towards national marketing strategy
Planning and execution of assigned National Campaigns in partnership with Head of Marketing
Produce valuable, engaging content for PR, website and social media platforms that attracts and converts our target groups
Maintain and grow a network of media contacts to leverage all marketing PR opportunities across all media channels
Track marketing activity and provide regular updates to management

Key Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or a related field; or equivalent work experience
Demonstrable experience in marketing, promotions and event management, together with potential and attitudes required to learn
Proven experience in identifying target audiences and creatively devising and leading multi-channels marketing campaigns that engage, educate and motivate financial contributions

CSI Partnerships Manager

MAMAS Alliance
Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 24 November 2023

The successful candidate will be employed by the Dutch NGO Kinderfonds MAMAS and will report directly to the Managing Director at MAMAS Alliance in Johannesburg. The CSI Partnerships Manager will be part of a small, dedicated team of professionals that performs this function on a daily full-time basis from MAMSA Alliance’s office in Rivonia. He/she will be involved in identifying new businesses, building relationships, developing CSI-packages, fostering and maintaining the created and existing partnerships with business.

Key Responsibilities:

To manage partnerships between clients and NPOs
Research and identify corporates, foundations and trusts that can be targeted as part of the fundraising strategy
Organise and attend meetings with potential donors
Proactively build new corporate relationships and maintaining and upgrading existing clients
Develop new marketing and sales ideas (together with the team)

Key Requirements:

Bachelors degree, post-graduate qualification required
At least 5 years’ experience in sales or fundraising with a proven track record
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
Good organisational and administrative skills
The ability to communicate professionally, creatively, flexibly and respectfully with clients: both in the corporate sector (on all levels), and in the NGO sector

Climate and Energy Justice (CEJ) Campaigner

Durban or Johannesburg
Closing Date:
Friday, 24 November 2023

The ideal candidate should be well-organised, experienced, motivated and have a balanced understanding of current debates, theories and development trends and a sound knowledge of the political influences in the environmental sector at a community, local, regional, national, and global level. Experience in, and a good understanding of working with financial and administrative functions, including policies and procedures of a campaign will be required.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Senior Climate and Energy Campaign manager, implement work plans aligned to groundWork’s programme and campaign indicators.
Working to collectively, and efficiently, respond to environmental justice needs from society and support movement building on the ground.
Supporting Campaign staff to effectively deliver the objectives of the Campaign and groundWork’s vision.

Key Requirements:

A relevant tertiary education with a focus on social and environmental justice, and the sciences.
Ideally, an education or history in the energy justice sector.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the social and/or environmental justice sector.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as fluency in another South African language, particularly isiZulu will be an advantage.

Call Centre Supervisor

SA Guide Dogs Association For the Blind
Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Monday, 20 November 2023

We are looking for a competent Call Centre Supervisor to organize and direct the staff of our call centre, and ensure that staff are well-organized and productive. You will be responsible for assessing their work and give them feedback to maximize performance.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist in the formulation of targets for individuals and teams
Hire, coach and provide training to personnel to maintain high customer service standards
Manage project allocations across call centre agents to maximise productivity and effectiveness
Partner with marketing to support campaigns as required
Manage call contact lists as per the hot, warm and cold list protocols

Key Requirements:

Proven experience as call centre supervisor or similar supervisory position
Experience in customer service is essential
Proficient in English; Good knowledge of additional languages will be a definite plus
Working knowledge of MS Office and call centre equipment/ software programs

Executive Assistant

Closing Date:
Monday, 13 November 2023

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing comprehensive professional support to the CEO and Executive Management in service of and support for executives’ stakeholder relationships and productivity. The executive will manage the CEO’s office, including involvement in strategic decision-making processes.

Key Responsibilities:

Build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acting as a trustworthy point of contact for all issues pertaining to the CEO and Senior Executives
Communicate, liaise, and coordinate with Hub departments & teams as well as external partners for effective collaboration

Key Requirements:

Proven success as an Executive Assistant or as Chief of Staff in smaller organisations or else relevant professional experience serving senior executive(s)
Bachelor’s degree: Postgraduate (advantageous)
Trustworthiness and professionalism, including demonstrated ability to build trust, exercise discretion, and handle confidential information.

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