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Executive Director

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Foundation Operating in Southern Africa
Flexible within South Africa
Closing Date:
Thursday, 3 March 2022
Interviewing

About the Organisation

Our client, a grant-making foundation registered in Switzerland and operating in Southern Africa, is focusing on the achievement of two goals: improving access to education; and improving the quality of education in rural areas of Lesotho, South Africa and Eswatini (Swaziland).

About the Job

The Executive Director will take on the implementation and development of all grant making activities in Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responding to and evaluating all requests for funding which relate to the preferred focus areas, priorities and approach of the foundation, and visiting all prospective applicants before making recommendations to Trustees

  • Implementing grant making decisions in collaboration with Trustees

  • Monitoring individual grantee activities based on grant purpose as agreed in each case (scrutinising reports, visiting and working closely with grantees during the grant period to evaluate the success of each grant)

  • Reporting regularly to Trustees in a variety of ways and ensuring that reports and the Annual Financial Statements are submitted to Switzerland

  • Undertaking regular support, monitoring and evaluation visits to all active and potential grantees in the region to ensure that grant funds are used as agreed

  • Overseeing administrative costs and supervising the finance manager

  • Maintaining database of all grants

Requirements

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications and extensive working experience within the development sector at a senior management level

  • An interest in and an understanding of the challenges facing the education sector in Southern Africa and the support needed to improve and enhance what is currently offered

  • Grant making experience will be a major advantage

  • Highly articulate and able to communicate with stakeholders across the board

  • Excellent writing skills

  • An ability to develop strong relationships and build trust with grantees

  • Experience working in a rural area

  • High levels of self-motivation – ability to work alone and communicate the situation on the ground clearly to the trustees (Be able to paint an accurate picture)

  • An experienced driver with the ability and confidence to travel extensively in deep rural areas

  • Flexible and able to deal with shifting priorities

To apply

In order to apply, view the full job description and application instructions on the  vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 4th March 2022 to callum@actionappointments.co.za.

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About the Organisation

Our client, a grant-making foundation registered in Switzerland and operating in Southern Africa, is focusing on the achievement of two goals: improving access to education; and improving the quality of education in rural areas of Lesotho, South Africa and Eswatini (Swaziland).

About the Job

The Executive Director will take on the implementation and development of all grant making activities in Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responding to and evaluating all requests for funding which relate to the preferred focus areas, priorities and approach of the foundation, and visiting all prospective applicants before making recommendations to Trustees

  • Implementing grant making decisions in collaboration with Trustees

  • Monitoring individual grantee activities based on grant purpose as agreed in each case (scrutinising reports, visiting and working closely with grantees during the grant period to evaluate the success of each grant)

  • Reporting regularly to Trustees in a variety of ways and ensuring that reports and the Annual Financial Statements are submitted to Switzerland

  • Undertaking regular support, monitoring and evaluation visits to all active and potential grantees in the region to ensure that grant funds are used as agreed

  • Overseeing administrative costs and supervising the finance manager

  • Maintaining database of all grants

Requirements

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications and extensive working experience within the development sector at a senior management level

  • An interest in and an understanding of the challenges facing the education sector in Southern Africa and the support needed to improve and enhance what is currently offered

  • Grant making experience will be a major advantage

  • Highly articulate and able to communicate with stakeholders across the board

  • Excellent writing skills

  • An ability to develop strong relationships and build trust with grantees

  • Experience working in a rural area

  • High levels of self-motivation – ability to work alone and communicate the situation on the ground clearly to the trustees (Be able to paint an accurate picture)

  • An experienced driver with the ability and confidence to travel extensively in deep rural areas

  • Flexible and able to deal with shifting priorities

To apply

In order to apply, view the full job description and application instructions on the  vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 4th March 2022 to callum@actionappointments.co.za.