GBVF Response Fund1 NPC: Chief Executive Officer

GBVF RESPONSE FUND1 NPC
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Economic and social cost of gender-based violence is not only catastrophic to social progress but has inhibiting effects to women leading productive lives in society. South Africa is facing a humanitarian crisis of women and children who live in fear.On the 4th February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the multi-sectoral, private sector-led Gender Based Violence and Femicide (“GBVF”) Response Fund1 (“the Fund”) aligned to the National Strategic Plan, in order to strengthen the coordinated national response to the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide in the country. The Fund believes that working with social partners in the private sector, civil society and with philanthropic organisations, can eradicate this social menace and make our communities safe places to live, work, build better human relations and raise healthy families.

The Fund seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to be based in South Africa.

Report to: The Gender Based Violence and Femicide (“GBVF”) Response Fund1 (“the Fund”) Board of directors.

The CEO will be appointed for a period of 2 years unless stated otherwise.
 
Purpose
The CEO is expected to provide leadership on the Fund’s strategic imperatives, working with the Board of Directors to:

  • provide strategic direction for the articulation of the Fund’s strategic imperatives
  • To strengthen effective implementation of the strategy
  • To strengthen alignment of key stakeholders, donors and  civil society across the public and private sector institutions
  • The CEO will maintain stakeholder relations with key partners and donors across the public sector, civil society organisations, trade union and private sector.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Mission stewardship: Communicate the Fund’s mission, vision and strategic objectives within and outside the organisation
  • Governance: Work with the Board and Board Sub Committees to ensure that effective governance process are adhered to, risks are assessed and continuously managed within the organisation
  • Values and Ethics: Uphold and demonstrate ethical leadership, commitment to integrity and transparency according to the Fund’s guiding principles and ensure organisational adoption of and adherence to the Fund’s values and ethical standards
  • Financial Management: Work with the Fundraising Board Sub Committee and CFO to ensure that asset investment management and financial administration strategies and systems are effective and aligned to the Fund’s mission and ensure that such strategies are well implemented
  • Programme Management: Work with the Board Sub Committees and staff to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the programming, grant making and grant management objectives of the Fund
  • Accountability and Evaluation: Work with the Board and Board Disbursement Sub Committee to establish accountability standards, demonstrating the effective use of funds in a transparent manner, and systems that track the Fund’s effectiveness and impact
  • Partnership: Working collaboratively with partners, donors and grantees across the public sector, civil society organisations, trade union and private sector for greater impact
  • Public Engagement: Contribute to communication of the Fund’s vision and key messages through thought leadership and acting as an external advocate for the Fund
  • Leadership and People Management: Build and lead a competent team for the Fund

Education and Professional experience:

  • A post graduate qualification in development, social sciences or business management; a Master’s degree is advantageous
  • Deepened understanding of GBVF and its social impact
  • Social activism or understanding of social challenges in South Africa                   
  • Strong  strategic capability
  • Demonstrable leadership skills

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 10 years proven management experience at Senior or Executive level in a complex environment
  • Experience in running an organisation end to end at an Executive level
  • Experience in civil society organisations and government relationships
  • Extensive corporate governance knowledge and experience in public and private sector
  • Significant experience in successful stakeholder engagement and negotiation across a wide and complex stakeholder base

Key Competencies:

  • Self-starter and results oriented
  • Team player and strong communicator
  • High energy levels and hard worker
  • Ability to successfully manage complexity
  • Passion to make a difference in society
  • Care for people, environment, and community
  • Accountability to deliver with excellence
  • Value and develop team members
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

 Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to new challenges
  • Very good organisational skills
  • A creative thinker who can justify change

Please submit your Cover note and CV to:
Email: [email protected]
 
Enquiries/Applications:
Please submit to: [email protected]

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about GBVF RESPONSE FUND1 NPC, refer to https://www.gbvfresponsefund1.org/
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies
 
 

Location: 
South Africa

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