Ndifuna Ukwazi: Assistant to Co-Directors

Ndifuna Ukwazi
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 9 February, 2018
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Ndifuna Ukwazi is a nonprofit activist organisation and law centre that combines research, political organising and litigation in campaigns to advance urban land justice in Cape Town with a primary mission is to expand and protect access to affordable housing & build an inclusive city. 

Ndifuna Ukwazi seeks to appoint an Assistant to Co-Directors. to be based in Cape Town.

Duration: Fixed Term, 1 Year

Salary: To be confirmed

The role primarily involves ensuring that the organisation operates in an effective and efficient manner, that all staff are well taken care of and are able to work effectively and develop professionally.


Strategic planning and work planning

  • Assist the co-directors and team leaders to plan, implement and track an effective organisational strategy
  • Write compelling fundraising proposals and reports, build relationships with funders and help to ensure grants are monitored
  • Set up monitoring and evaluation systems where necessary and ensure that results improve the organisations effectiveness
  • Help to recruit and retain staff and manage aspects of human resources to ensure that staff are cared for and are able to develop professionally
  • Manage all aspects of operations to ensure the organisation functions efficiently, including archiving and filing, databases, safety and security
  • Assist the co-directors with administrative tasks as they arise, including relationships with trustees
  • Implement office policies and develop new relevant policies as required


  • Politically rooted in advancing social justice and equality
  • Confident and engaging personality and you relate easily to people across race and class.
  • Switch effortlessly between immediate priorities, medium-term and long term strategic thinking
  • Plan work, and monitor implementation
  • Manage complex and competing tasks and priorities
  • Organised, accountable, have an eye for detail and can work systematically
  • Accessible person who encourages dialogue
  • Dynamic, creative strategic thinker, who can think outside of the box
  • Productive and energetic, a hard worker
  • Learn fast and are able to take and give instructions and feedback
  • Budget and manage expenditure within a budget in a prudent and accountable manner
  • Plan and manage events including transport, catering, communications, etc
  • Writing skills (in a variety of styles) are required
  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in either Afrikaans or isiXhosa is desirable
  • Undergraduate university degree is required. A post-graduate degree is desirable

To apply, submit your CV (including details of two contactable referees), two samples of your writing, and a cover letter telling us about yourself to employment@nu.org.za with the subject Assistant to Co-Directors."

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

We welcome all applications, in particular from candidates who identify as a Black, Indian, or Coloured.

For more about Ndifuna Ukwazi, refer to http://nu.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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