The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice: Operations and Financial Manager

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 21 September, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 

The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) at UCT provides professional and academic training for senior public officials and those engaged in public policy in South Africa and other African countries. The School promotes the development of strategic public leadership, including a strong emphasis on accountability and trust in governance. Go to www.gsdpp.uct.ac.za for more information on the school and its programmes.  The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice is currently seeking to appoint an
 
Operations and Financial Manager
 
to be accountable for ensuring that the GSDPP is equipped with processes and policies that will strengthen the day to day running of the organisation and provide long term strategic capacity for growth. This position requires an experienced strategic thinker who can competently operationalise decisions and ideas; consult with high level donors and stakeholders and lead a small of team of specialists.

Main purpose of this position:

  1. The programmes are delivered according to plan
  2. The finances, operations and logistics are efficiently managed
  3. The Director is given the highest quality support
  4. The GSDPP maximises opportunities for partnership, development, consolidation and expansion, in line with its strategic plan  
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  1. Financial oversight
  2. Management of fundraising
  3. Resource planning
  4. Strategic planning
The Operations and Financial Manager should have the following attributes:
  • Postgraduate degree, preferably at Masters level
  • At least 10 years’ experience of management, at increasing levels of seniority and responsibility, including:
    • Financial management
    • HR management
    • Strategic planning
  • Experience of management in a university setting and/or other large institution would be an advantage
  • Proven experience successfully managing a team of specialists
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with people at all levels
  • Competence in planning and organising events
  • Sufficient knowledge of South African labour law and regulations, including  the BCEA, EEA, and LRA
  • Experience managing budgets in a small/medium sized organisation
  • Technological competence
  • Track record of managing donors/stakeholder relationships
  • Experience developing a fundraising pipeline
The GSDPP is committed to equity in employment practices and intends to make an appointment for this position to meet their equity objectives.  GSDPP reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

Please note that this a two year contract.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Monday 21st September 2015 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za
 

Location: 
Western Cape

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