Posted on :
19 Apr, 2020
amandla.mobi is an independent, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more just and people powered Mzansi. We do this through our work, which aims to turn every cell phone into a democracy building tool, so that those most affected by poverty, violence and corruption – Black women from low-income backgrounds – can organise in numbers that hold power to account. amandla.mobi supports a movement of over 300,000 members across South Africa.
amandla.mobi is currently a team of 8 people who, on a daily basis, work with our members to set up campaigns on different social justice issues by using different tactics such as petitions, public submissions, meetings with decision makers, crowdfunding for campaign tactics, events, mobilising communities etc. We work with over 40 different values-aligned partner organisations who, together with our members, set up and run campaigns on www.awethu.mobi.
amandla.mobi communicates with its members through SMS, USSD, Whatsapp, email, our mobi site and social media, and we work hard to ensure as many of our campaigns as possible are translated into isiZulu, isiXhosa and Setswana. amandla.mobi is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. amandla.mobi is inviting applicants to join our small, but highly skilled team, based in Johannesburg, to serve our members across South Africa. The organisation launched in 2014 and has grown rapidly from a startup.
The ideal candidate must be excited about working in a small team that campaigns for social justice, using technology, communications and tools that enable our members to build people-power and hold decision makers to account. Our workplace is fast paced and ever changing, and we’re looking for a skilled individual with enormous initiative who thrives in a shifting environment and is task oriented. If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to receive your application!
Job Title: Operations and Finance Manager
Location: Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
Employment type: This is a full time, permanent contract subject to funding availability
Start date: Monday 1 June 2020 (negotiable)
About the role
We are looking for someone who can thrive under pressure. Someone who isn’t overwhelmed by multiple workflows and who, when facing deadlines for a financial report, onboarding staff and the need to set up systems and processes from scratch, enjoys the challenge of making things happen.
Our ideal Operations and Finance Manager is someone who enjoys the challenge of maintaining, developing and improving existing finance and HR systems and processes. The role is for a detail-oriented person who is also very flexible and understands that we are an evolving organisation that cannot operate with unnecessary red tape.
amandla.mobi is very different from other organisations. In particular, we very rarely roll out specific projects or programmes. Instead, all our work is focused on campaigns, most of which are rapid response. We are looking for an Operations and Finance Manager who likes structure but isn’t rigid. To be happy in this role, you need to be flexible and not get frustrated when plans change. We’re looking for someone who can also manage up and sideways to ensure all staff deliver on the organisation’s Key Performance Outputs and complete financial reports and other requirements on time.
The Operations and Finance Manager will be part of the organisation’s management team, and will report to the Executive Director.
The Operations and Finance Manager will have the following responsibilities:
Write fundraising proposals and grant applications in collaboration with other senior managers. This may involve managing relationships with existing funders, and ensure compliance and reporting with existing grant agreements.
The Operations and Finance Manager may also work alongside the rest of the senior managers in developing and managing new funding streams to ensure the organisation’s long term financial sustainability.
Skills and experience required:
Big pluses include:
Salary will be determined based on your experience. All employees are subject to a three month probation period.
amandla.mobi does not provide medical aid, pension, life assurance or any other benefits, to any of its staff.
Click https://www.amandla.mobi/operations_finance_manager to complete the online application and upload a comprehensive CV (8 pages maximum).
If you have any queries, please email [email protected].
Applications Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Late applications will only be accepted at the discretion of the organisation.
Black women, members of the LGBTQI community and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.