Umthathi Training Project: Director

Umthathi Training Project Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 5 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Umthathi Training Project is a nonprofit organisation that promotes a better quality of life and sustainable healthy living through an integrated capacity-building programme in organic food production, nutrition and health, income generation, cultivation and conservation of useful indigenous plants.

Umthathi conducts a “Healthy Living” developmental education and training programme that aims to improve the quality of life and enable sustainable health for poor and vulnerable community members and school learners within a 200km radius of Grahamstown

Umthathi seeks to appoint a Director to be based in Grahamstown.

The salary is in the range R18,000 to R24,000 per month, commensurate with qualification and experience.

This is a full time, 12months position renewable at the Board’s discretion.

The purpose of this position is to effectively plan, coordinate, oversee and manage the staff, activities and reporting of the organisation in order to implement Umthathi’s vision and mission. A further core function is fundraising; including maintaining existing funding streams and developing new streams.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a first Degree or equivalent in the fields of community development, economics, organisational or project management is required
  • A minimum of five years relevant operational management experience is required, at least three of which should have been in a management position at a community development project.
  • Skills in NGO management, with proven ability to manage an organisation’s operations (including programme coordination and implementation, operational quality management, human resources, fundraising, finances, monitoring, evaluation and reporting)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and isiXhosa is essential
  • Proficiency in mathematics, financial and accounting skills are required
  • Strong computer literacy skills are required with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet related software 
  • Proven experience and skills in addressing local community members and meetings, and ability to interact respectfully and appropriately with the broad range of stakeholders Umthathi engages with
  • Ability to work with Umthathi’s staff and Board of Trustees to plan the activities of the organisation
  • Ability to work independently but with accountability and transparency
  • Plan own and other personnel’s work
  • Meet deadlines
  • Plan, organise and conduct meetings
  • Liaise with external organisations in planning partnered work
  • Implement policies
  • Willingness to travel and work in poorly resourced areas of the Eastern Cape is essential
  • Code EB drivers licence is a requirement of this position

To apply, submit your application to Lawrence Sisitka heilaw@imaginet.co.za, including:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a detailed description of past work experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • Names and contact details of two referees from your most recent employment

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

A detailed job description is available on request Tel: 046 637 0012

Interviews will be held between 22nd and 24h July 2019 at Umthathi House, 4122 Xhora Street, Ext. 7, Grahamstown Tel: 046 637 0012.

Umthathi reserves the right not to make any appointments.

If you do not hear from Umthathi within a week from the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about Umthathi Training Project, refer to www.umthathi.co.za

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

Location: 
Grahamstown

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