Corruption Watch: Executive Director

Action Appointments
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 6 May, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation launched in January 2012. We rely on the public to report corruption to us. We use the reports as an important source of information to fight corruption and hold leaders accountable for their actions. We investigate selected reports of alleged acts of corruption, in particular those cases that have the most serious impact on our society.
 
For instance, these may be cases involving basic health or education services which affect the most disadvantaged South Africans. We hand our findings over to the relevant authorities to take further action, and we monitor the progress of each case. We work with mainstream and community media to make sure that corruption is fully exposed through our investigative work.
 
Based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, Corruption Watch seeks to appoint an:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Corruption Watch Executive Director reports to the Corruption Watch Board of Directors, and is responsible for managing staff and providing overall leadership of the organisation and its core functions in a manner that is commensurate with the authority conferred by the same Board of Directors. The Executive Director participates (in collaboration with the Board) in the “visioning” and formulation of the organisation’s strategy.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicates and leads the implementation of the organisation’s strategy.
  • Fundraising
  • Overseeing and safeguarding the financial and human resources of the organisation.
  • Assures the establishment and implementation of communication systems between and among organisational “departments”.
  • Assures maintenance of active communications with internal and external stakeholders. The latter includes but is not limited to anti-corruption government agencies, national departments, provinces, municipalities, the South African Police, organised labour, NGOs, business, media and the public.
  • Provides strategic guidance in the development of advocacy campaigns and training programmes.
  • Participates in advocacy campaigns that are designed to increase awareness of corruption and to promote good governance practices.
  • Assures that employees act with integrity, maintain impartiality, act without fear, favour or prejudice and not for personal or third party gain
  • Encourages a work culture that delivers results efficiently and effectively, where staff is recognised for their efforts and contribution in the fight against corruption.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Law and/or Business Administration
  • 10 – 12 years’ experience in legal practice or adjudication field, of which 5 years must have been in a leadership position or at senior management level
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative environment within which CW operates
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders at a senior level e.g., Ministers and Director-Generals in the public sector and Chief Executive Officers in the private and non-governmental sectors.
  • Public relations, media liaison and advocacy skills. The CEO represents Corruption Watch in the public, business and political arena
  • Irreprehensible corporate governance image and track-record
  • Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Patience, and a propensity for Accuracy and Teamwork

Any note about applications?
 
View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by 23rd April 2021 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za

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