Oxfam South Africa Recent Ongoing Recruitment

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18 Dec, 2020

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

Oxfam South Africa’s purpose is to work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam SA is an Affiliate of Oxfam International, a global confederation of 20 Affiliates working together in more than 90 countries across all regions of the world for a just world without poverty.



Job Title: Interim Executive Director
Location: Johannesburg

The IED will work with the Board and OZA staff team as the main executive responsible of the organization. He/she will provide leadership along with the members of the Board of Directors, and Senior Leadership team made up of the Managers of the organisation’s various departments. He/she will also contribute to the leadership of the Oxfam Confederation, together with the Executive Directors of the other affiliates and the Executive Director of Oxfam International.

The IED will be appointed for a one-year contract and it is expected that this position will be in place by the 1st March 2021.

Key responsibilities for this exciting senior position include:

  • Driving the strategy implementation including organisational reform processes emanating from the Strategic Framework:
  • Providing leadership, strategic visioning and guidance with regard to organizational positioning internationally in line with OZA mission and values
  • Ensuring consistent standards of excellence and innovation within the organization
  • Acting as ex-officio board member, keeping the OZA Board of Directors appraised and engaged with strategic and organizational issues
  • Providing Financial Oversight including ensuring the development and maintenance of sound financial practices and the efficient and effective management of all financial functions of the organization
  • Ensuring adequate Organizational policies, systems and procedures are in place to guarantee compliance to contracts, registration requirements, and donors
  • Being an active member of committees and working groups within Oxfam International so as to define common strategies, plans and operational models for all the affiliates
  • Building new and strategic alliances to ensure effective development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives that will fortify the ability of the organization to fulfil upon its mission
  • Playing a lead role in mobilizing resources (from institutional and individual donors), strategic alliances, external relations and advocacy, anticipating and engaging with new opportunities for resources, strategic partnerships and broader influence
  • Representing the organization at key events, including speaking engagements, advocacy for rights-based policies and programs, authoring articles and op editorials and other highly visible roles that share OZA’s political experience and perspective to shape civil society discussion
  • Building political and social networks with other institutions and NGOs, both at national and international levels, in order to contribute to the mission of the organization
  • Ensuring the proper management of the organization’s resources to achieve institutional goals by maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and adequate use of those resources
  • Ensuring compliance with the Code of Conduct throughout the organization and commit to be an example of this in your practices and behaviors

The Interim Executive Director must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • A Master’s Degree in social science, development or related discipline.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and in one of the local languages
  • 10 or more years of progressive management experience in a development or voluntary sector organisation
  • Five or more years working at senior level for non-profit management experience
  • Proven track record of successful leadership and management of complex, change orientated and ground-breaking organisations
  • Experience in building healthy teams and a collaborative organizational culture
  • Agile Leadership and change management capacity
  • Experience in international organistions will be an asset
  • Capacity in supervising budgetary and financial management in an organization
  • Transformational leadership and multidisciplinary teams, with strong skills in developing people and supporting them to reach their maximum potential
  • Experience in leading advocacy, policy and influencing work at various levels
  • Ability to achieve results through a team with high level of responsibility, involvement, autonomy and competence
  • Experience in fundraising and donor management
  • Ability to make quick and strategy-focused decisions
  • Knowledge of South Africa and the Southern Africa region’s social, political and economic context
  • Proven experience in navigating regional and global dynamics
  • Experience in public engagement and digital transformation will be an asset
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally up to 5 weeks per year and other 5 weeks in short trips

To apply 

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application to  [email protected]

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 13th January 2021

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