Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Senior Manager

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 19 October, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business. We work to uncover, connect, pioneer and advance social innovators and entrepreneurs who share our passion for generating inclusive opportunities and achieving social justice in Africa. Established in partnership with the Bertha Foundation in 2011, it has quickly become the leading academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. Since then we have integrated social innovation into the GSB’s curriculum, established a wide community of practitioners and awarded over R3 million in scholarships to African students. For more information, please visit our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages or go to http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

POSITION

The Senior Manager will have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from strategic management (implementing strategy and reviewing objectives) to overseeing operations (budgeting, planning, reporting) and to fostering key stakeholder relationships (local and global). In this newly established role, the candidate will partner closely with the Director to manage a rapidly growing team delivering on pioneering projects and research in South Africa and on the African continent. Importantly, the successful candidate will have the personal skills, sensitivity, and confidence to tap into the talent each member brings to the Bertha Centre.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Strategic and Operational Management and Planning
Work in partnership with the Director and the initiative leads, contribute to the development and implementation of the Bertha Centre’s strategic goals and objectives and establish new processes and approaches to achieve them. Identify opportunities for the Bertha Centre to maximise synergies across the Centre’s key initiatives.

2. Systems and Reporting
Develop and review the Bertha Centre’s internal systems and procedures. Compile and submit reports for the Bertha Centre’s Steering Committee (and other stakeholders), showing progress against annual objectives. Develop monitoring and evaluation metrics for the Bertha Centre to track key impact measurements. Oversight of Bertha Centre’s key initiatives, ensuring their sustainability and ensuring each meets required objectives.

3. Annual Budgets / Financial Management / Personnel Management
Coordinate annual operational plan and budget in line with each initiative’s objectives. Oversee and manage costs against approved budget. Assist in coordinating grant proposals from the initiatives. Oversee Human Resources processes and liaise with director and initiative leads regarding individual personnel HR needs.

4. Stakeholder Relationship Management
Coordinate relationships at centre from a CRM perspective. Assist in maintaining and building the centre’s database of important stakeholders – including industry, university leadership, government and civil society.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent)
  • 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years in a leadership role managing a large and diverse team
  • At least 5 years experience in a mission-focused organisation or area of activity
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Stakeholder relationship management

PERSONAL STYLE AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude
  • Hardworking (goes the extra mile)
  • Effective communicator
  • Self-starter, results driven
  • Flexible team member
  • Thrives in changing and fast paced environment
  • Professional, values driven and ethical
  • Capacity to deliver on target

The annual cost of employment for 2015, including benefits, is negotiable between R618 301 and R727 431.

To apply, please visit http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/workforus and submit the following documents:

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be expected to undergo a competency assessment.

Telephone: +27 21 406 1508

Reference number: E15175

Closing date: 19 October 2015, 16:30pm

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://hr.uct.ac.za/policies/ee.php. For this post we seek particularly to attract African, Indian and Coloured South African candidates.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

Location: 
South Africa

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