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NGO Jobs South Africa 2012: Regional Director, Cape Town

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19 Feb, 2012

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Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Contract Duration: 4 years

Contract Start: As soon as possible

Objective: The job holder represents CBM in the region, develops and implements CBM’s Regional Disability and Development Strategy, establishes, maintains and runs the Regional Office.

Reporting to the Vice President Programme Development, the Regional Director needs to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Programme Development
  • Collect and analyse regional information relevant for CBM work
  • Elaborate the Regional Strategy including country and CBM mandate concepts
  • Develop concepts for partner development (regional, country and partner based)
  • Nominate and coordinate regional Teams of Competence (ToC) according to the needs and requirements of the Regional Strategy, specified through Terms of Reference (ToR)
  • Elaborate three to five-year regional budgets with partners, through ToCs
  • Monitor the implementation of partners activities
  • Evaluate performance of partners’ activities
  • Develop strategies to support national stakeholders in advocacy of disability issues that further the aims of the Regional Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Develop a regional human resource inventory
  • Implement agreed strategies to develop human resources for CBM’s work in the region
  • Assess and appraise co-workers assigned to the region
  • Alliance Building
  • Liaise with government and supranational bodies in the region
  • Liaise with international and local NGOs
  • Promote networking and alliance building with stakeholders in the region
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in the identification of international/global alliances
  • Public Relations and Fundraising
  • Support CBM Member Associations (MAs) with appropriate proposals
  • Support CBM MAs with appropriate reporting
  • Develop strategies and concepts promoting visibility of CBM in the region
  • Support CBM MAs with large donor care

Personality Profile


  • Good leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Good manager of people and team builder
  • Good financial management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to talk with decision makers and be diplomatic
  • Able to chair and lead meetings
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluency in either German or Portuguese are an advantage

    Personal Attributes

  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Team player
  • Able to work with a range of individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds
  • Able to lead in modelling and promoting CBM’s ethos and core values
  • Recognises own limitations
  • Able to motivate people
  • Open to new ideas
  • Determination to deliver results in a definite time scale
  • Able and willing to travel about 30% of working days Professional Experience
  • Three years experience in senior management – corporate and/or NGO
  • Three years experience of living and working in the developing world
  • Experience in international programme development and implementation
  • Knowledge of medical and/ or rehabilitation/education fields as to CBM mandate
  • First degree in relevant subject

    CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

    For more information about CBM, please visit

How to apply:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences are invited to submit, via e-mail and in English, (max 2MB), a cover letter, CV (max 4 pages), three professional references and availability to [email protected]

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