Deputy Executive Director

at Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Published July 8, 2024
Expires July 22, 2024
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


The Deputy Executive Director will serve as the second-in-command to the Executive Director, providing leadership and strategic direction for IJR’s operations. This role involves overseeing all aspects of the organizations operations, including finance, human resources, office management, business development, funding and grants management, and monitoring and evaluation. The Deputy Executive Director will ensure that IJR's mission and goals are effectively implemented and maintained, supporting the long-term survival and reputation of the Institute.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Strategy:

Assist the Executive Director in setting and achieving strategic goals and objectives for the organization.

Develop and implement operational plans that align with the strategic vision and 5-year plan.

Act as a representative of the Executive Director in their absence.

Operational Management:

Oversee daily operations of IJR, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in all departments.

Oversee the management of the finance department, including budgeting, financial reporting, and audits.

Oversee the management of the fundraising and business development staff

Oversee the management of communications department

Business Development and Funding:

Contribute to sourcing business development initiatives to secure new funding opportunities.

Maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, and stakeholders.

Oversee the drafting of grant proposals and effective grants management.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess program effectiveness.

Ensure that all projects and programs meet their objectives and deliver desired outcomes.

Report regularly to the Executive Director and Board on the performance and impact of programs.

Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, or a related discipline.

Minimum of 10 years in a senior management role within an NGO or related sector, with at least 5 years in a leadership position overseeing multiple departments.

Proven track record in strategic planning, operational management, and fundraising.

Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.

Excellent financial acumen and experience in managing large budgets.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

High level of integrity and commitment to IJR’s mission and values.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Experience in business development and securing funding.

Ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and other stakeholders.

Excellent strategic planning ability and experience handling a heavy workload under pressure.

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