DGMT: Innovation Manager AYP

DG Murray Trust (DGMT)
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 4 March, 2022
Opportunity type: 
Employment

DGMT is a node of public innovation for South Africa driving towards a flourishing South African people, economy and society. Our approach focuses on identifying key opportunities to shift the trajectory of human development; and tackling the underlying social and structural dynamics that shape the outcomes of our programmes.
 
We operate by supporting and drawing on the grounded innovations of civil society; identifying and incubating breakthrough strategies; engaging in policy processes, and developing strategic coalitions and public advocacy.
 
We are recruiting for an Innovation Manager to work in our team, leading grant-making towards the achievement of our goals in the Enable All Young People to Get Their First Decent Job portfolio.
 
The Innovation Manager will work within a team and take responsibility for:

  • Reviewing and processing applications for funding;
  • Working with grantees to understand, refine, and motivate for grant allocations in line with our strategy;
  • Supporting grantees to maximise their effectiveness; and
  • Draw on the learning emerging from grantee experience and innovations to feed into and further the overall work towards our goals.

To be a good fit for this role you must possess:

  • A minimum undergraduate degree;
  • At least 3 – 5 years of full-time work experience in civil society sector, development, public administration or equivalent;
  • Self-motivated, and work independently;
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as a team player; and
  • A sense of innate curiosity, empathy, the ability to connect the dots, and enjoyment in engaging in a wide range of work.

If you are interested, please apply by submitting a 1-page cover letter, and a maximum 2 page CV with 3 contactable references, to [email protected] by 04 March 2022 – 16h00.
 
Please use the subject line “Innovation Manager AYP”. Incomplete applications, i.e. that does not include a CV or cover letter, will not be considered.
 
Please do not submit any other documentation.

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