Funda Wande: Chief Operations Officer

Funda Wande
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 28 February, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Overview

Funda Wande is a dynamic not for profit program founded by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment  and  donor partners. We are part of an influential stakeholder network in South Africa and abroad. Working closely with government it aims to ensure that all children in South Africa can read for meaning (Literacy) and calculate with confidence (Maths) in their home-language by the age of 10. We develop video and print materials  in all official South African languages to train teachers how to teach reading for meaning in Grades R-3 in those languages.

The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director this exciting new role will manage the day-to-day operations and the scale up of the program’s reach and impact. This includes oversight of Media Production, Learning and Teaching Materials Development, Finance, HR, and IT.
 
The successful candidate is a high-capacity generalist who works well under pressure, plans and executes systematically and has strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are confident, proactive, self-reliant and focused on performance. They enjoy developing processes and ideally have experience working in start-ups or fast-growing organizations.

Requirements:

  • African home language (non-negotiable)
  • Relevant degree
  • At least five years’ experience in operations or general management

Salary: R650 000 – R950 000 depending on experience

Contract: Two Years with the possibility of renewal

Location: Cape Town

Applications:

To apply for this position please submit the following to recruitment@fundawande.org

  • A 1-page motivation letter
  • A 3-page (maximum) CV

If you have not heard back from us by the 13th of March, please consider your application unsuccessful.

For an initial conversation about the role please call Este Buchholz on 021 180 4646.

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