Amandla Current Employment Opportunity – Apply Now!

Posted on :

21 May, 2020

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Finance Jobs in South Africa, Management Jobs in South Africa

Amandla Development is a nonprofit organisation that works to empower South African youth with equal access to quality education opportunities. Amandla facilitates the Philippi Collective Network, a cross-sector group that fosters a community-driven approach to improving learner wellbeing and education outcomes.


Job Title: Finance and Operations Manager 
Location: Cape Town
Start date: 1 July 2020

The purpose of this position is to find a top-performing, highly motivated manager to implement effective financial management systems and procedures and who has experience managing an organisation through a similar stage of growth. The background and experience to meet easily the financial management requirements of major international donors is a must, along with significant background in operational and logistical management. The role will be about 50% financial management, 25% operations, and 25% HR administration. A person with experience managing large grants for major international donors such as Global Fund and PEPFAR and experience developing operational systems for a growing NPO.


  • Financial Management
    • Refine and implement financial systems
    • Communicate new processes to Amandla employees
  • Monitor internal controls and compliance to procedures
    • Develop annual operational budget in collaboration with all team members inclusive of notes and assumptions for board approval
    • Monitor income and expenditure against approved budgets
  • Produce and distribute monthly management reports to agreed time scales
  • Produce detailed quarterly cash flow forecasts
  • Produce financial reports detailing actual expenditure against forecast to agreed timescales
  • Ensure that donor financial reporting takes account of the provisions of all relevant funding contracts, including timeframes.
  • Strategic Financial Planning :
    • Revise budgets and forecasts as required if changes to circumstances
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, set and monitor the implementation of the strategic financial objectives of Amandla inclusive of appropriate investment structures to ensure financial sustainability
  • Operations and HR:
    • Ensure that the organisation is compliant, on an ongoing basis with all statutory requirements and payments as they relate to matters such as VAT, UIF, PAYE, COIDA etc.
    • Manage the organisation’s property, vehicles and equipment, including maintaining an up to date fixed asset register
    • Developing and maintaining operational and HR systems
    • Suggest and implement productivity and efficiency improvements, including IT
    • Screening and selection of employees in conjunction with Executive Director, Programme Manager and Project Manager where relevant


  • Minimum three to five years in a similar role
  • Demonstrated, high-level proficiency with bookkeeping and financial management, budget development
  • Strong knowledge of rules and regulations for donors such as Global Fund
  • Demonstrated strategic management skills
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Organisational management with the ability to coach staff and manage a budget
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage shifting deadlines
  • Availability to work with Board Treasurer on quarterly financial updates and reallocations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in community development
  • Strong, demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills

To apply

Submit 1) a CV, (2 pages maximum), and 2) a one-page motivational letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the role to Please also include 3) your most recent salary and 4) salary expectations. NB: Any applications not including ALL of this information will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Friday, 29 May, 2020

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