Cape Town Refugee Centre: Programme Director / Coordinator

Cape Town Refugee Centre (CTRC)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 10 December, 2014
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The Cape Town Refugee Centre (CTRC) is a South African nonprofit, non-government organisation that works with vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers.  We strive to improve the quality of life of refugees and asylum seekers by meeting their basic needs on a short-term basis, and enabling them to become self-reliant and self-sufficient through various empowerment opportunities. 

Cape Town Refugee Centre seeks to appoint a Programme Director/Coordinator. This is a renewable one-year contract based in the CTRC Wynberg office in Cape Town.

Reporting to the Board, the Programme Director/Coordinator will be responsible for leading the internal operations of the organisation. Other key areas of responsibility include: strategic and operational planning; ensuring overall operational coherence; evaluation; resource mobilisation and capacity building.


  • Ability to lead and supervise staff;
  • Develop programme strategies, lobbying and advocacy pertaining refugee issues;
  • Develop and write funding proposals, including reports to donors;
  • Ensure qualitative service delivery;
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders;
  • Accountable to the Board on the management and co-ordination of the organisation.


  • Postgraduate in Social Science, preferably in Social Work will be an advantage;
  • Minimum of ten years management experience, of which five years should be in an NPO setting;
  • Valid driver’s licence;
  • Good project management and organizations skills;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, networking and advocacy skills;
  • Experience in fundraising and ability to work with budgets;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good report and proposal writing skills;
  • South African indigenous language as a Second Language;
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities;
  • Knowledge of Children’s Act and Statutory services, preferably knowledge of the Refugee Act;
  • Passion to work with refugees, in a multicultural and multidisciplinary approach.

To apply, submit a CV with three contactable references to

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