Executive Director

at Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU)
Published November 3, 2023
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


The incumbent must be an social justice activist who will head the organisation’s team of 18 full and part time staff.

Key Responsibilities
Strategic leadership - Leading the development and implementation of NU’s strategy in line with NU’s vision and mission, and guiding the development of the organisational culture and ethos of NU to reflect the values of justice and equity for which we advocate;

People - supporting, leading and building a diverse and competent team who demonstrate a commitment to NU’s mission, vision and ethos;

Fundraising and donors - Maintaining the healthy financial management of the organisation, including fundraising, reporting and building strong donor relationships;

Partners - Building and maintain relationships with NU’s strategic partners including community partners, social movements, civil society partners and funders;

Key stakeholders - Maintaining and strengthening NU’s profile and reputation with key stakeholders (media, government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders), and representing NU in various forums;

Degree-level education (with a substantial understanding of the political, economic and socio-legal context of NU’s work);

At least five to seven years’ experience with experience in senior management

A demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice.

A record of leadership abilities, including:

o Experience relating to financial and funder management;

o Experience in managing projects from conceptualisation through to implementation and completion;

o Strong human resource management skills; and

o The ability to build the internal capacity of the team and provide support in a collegial environment.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (fluency in other South African languages will be an advantage).

Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to easily relate to, and work with people across race, class, gender and age

Residing in or willing to relocate to Cape Town.

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