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General Manager

at The Conversation Africa
Published November 16, 2023
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


The General Manager will be responsible for the overall business management of The Conversation Africa (TC Africa), managing and maintaining strategic partnerships, developing new partnerships and securing and maintaining new and existing donor funding.

Key Responsibilities
Work with the Editor, leadership team and TC Africa directors to agree short- and medium-term planning and objective setting.

Protect and grow the reputation of TC Africa brand.

Ensure revenue streams from existing sources and establish new sources of revenue flow to broaden income base for TC Africa, including, but not limited to crowdfunding, partnership value propositions and potential commercial activities.

Expand and diversify TC Africa partners, donors and universities. Manage arrangements for targeting and attracting new partners, donors and universities and all aspects of recruitment and retention, and recommend and implement appropriate action.

Develop annual operating and expense budgets.

Manage efficient spending against agreed budget targets.

Set clear operational direction and align resources; orchestrate and manage The Conversation’s planning, and execution.

Provide company secretarial services to the Governing Board of The Conversation Africa.

Prepare and manage all board reporting requirements.

Assures the establishment of systems and processes necessary to safeguard the financial and human resources of the organization.

Relevant undergraduate degree.

A Masters degree in Business Administration or similar would be advantageous.

At least 15 years operations and managerial experience, of which 5 years must have been in a leadership position or at senior management level.

Experience in working across the African continent and attuned to cross border operational and cultural issues.

Experience in engaging and working with philanthropic donor organisations.

Experience in non-profit organisation management.

Excellent knowledge of the statutory and legislative context of TC Africa activities.

Strong knowledge of TC Africa’s policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the African NGO environment.