Job Title
Director - NGO
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 10 years
Job Published
13 October 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description

The ideal candidate is a leader who has full understanding of literacy and a strong background within management and fund raising.


  • Post Grad Diploma or higher either in Education, Business or Economics
  • Must have 5 - 10 years Management experience
  • Successful track record of fundraising in the NGO sector
  • Strong proven experience in literacy development

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain existing and generate new strategic partnerships within the political, educational, business and civil sectors.
  • Raise funds and build partnerships that ensure the organisation’s financial sustainability.
  • Maintain solid relationships with funders.
  • Collaboratively set and drive organisational strategy, budget and culture.
  • Directly manage members of the Leadership Team.
  • Comply with all requirements bestowed upon the Director in terms of the Kings Report on Corporate Governance.
  • Further our agenda via thought leadership in various fora, such as radio and television interviews, conferences, editorial contributions and CSI platforms.
  • Participate in recruitment for key and senior roles.
  • Regularly visit stakeholders and project teams located across the country.

Other important requirements you need to satisfy:

  • Full understanding of the literacy environment in South Africa.
  • Strong knowledge of community development dynamics and nuances, and how to design impactful campaigns and programmes that take these into account.
  • Proven experience in designing or implementing behaviour change campaigns is advantageous.
  • Experience working with and reporting to a board of trustees and donors.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing strategy.
  • Experience in leading teams in diverse geographical locations.
  • Able to communicate succinctly, clearly and compellingly (verbal and written) in English and at least one additional African language.
  • Comfortable and confident with public speaking to the media (radio and television and seminars and workshops), around advocating for children’s literacy rights.