Rocha South Africa (ARZA)
Applications Requested for A Rocha’s National
A Rocha South Africa (ARZA)
was established in 2005 with a river care project and primary school
- ARZA is one of 20 national A Rocha organizations on five continents. The A
Rocha South Africa Board of Trustees recognizes the need for an appropriately
qualified National Director (ND) to lead its strategic and organisational
development, to raise A Rocha South Africa's profile in South Africa's
conservation community, and to ensure the theological and operational integrity
of the organisation. Current financial constraints in the NPO sector require A
Rocha to find a ND with considerable experience and skill in the area of fund
development and business management.
Title: National Director
Status: Part Time – 3 days per week to start
Two year contract, renewable.
to: Chairperson and Trustees of A Rocha South Africa
Relates closely to:
A Rocha South Africa’s regional chairpersons
A Rocha International Executive Director
Remuneration: *R125 000 p.a. inclusive of all benefits,
see note below.
August 2011 (Negotiable)
direction in developing A Rocha South Africa's annual work programme, with the
support of the trustees.
adequate resources and management of the organization to implement the strategy.
the financial well being of the organisation through effective fund raising,
sound financial planning and reporting.
that the beliefs, ethos and core values of A Rocha are practiced at all levels
and in all activities.
and develop A Rocha South Africa's strategic plan with the support of the
trustees and in consultation with the staff.
A Rocha South Africa's annual work programmes in accordance with the
organisation's strategic goals and objectives, and monitor their
Promoting A Rocha
Rocha South Africa locally, nationally and internationally in both the
conservation and Christian communities.
and develop links with A Rocha International and other National A Rocha
Organisations, visiting them as opportunities allow.
Rocha South Africa's public relations through delegated staff.
A Rocha's programmes and activities are consistently presented with a strong,
positive image to relevant stakeholders and potential funders.
growth of A Rocha community conservation projects in all parts of South Africa.
responsible for the employment of all staff and volunteers, in accordance with
South Africa's employment and safety regulations, and taking legal advice where
necessary after consultation with the Board of Trustees.
Management Team and oversee the writing, implementation, review, and appraisal
of schedules of work by all A Rocha South Africa members of staff.
professional development opportunities take place for all A Rocha South Africa
staff, and that information regarding best practice in all fields of A Rocha's
work is disseminated.
effective financial management of ARZA in consultation with the National
Treasurer on the Board of Trustees, including budgets and financial control.
financial sustainability of A Rocha South Africa through grant applications to a
range of donor sources, e.g. statutory, corporate, foundations and individuals.
times a year to the Board of Trustees on progress in all aspects of the work of
A Rocha South Africa.
A Rocha South Africa is on a sound legal footing for risk management and
insurance, and that all legal obligations of the organization are met.
Key Personal Qualities,
Qualifications and Experience:
leadership supportive of A Rocha's Biblical values and vision - refer to
ability to relate the Bible's teaching to biodiversity conservation and
environmental issues within South Africa's complex social context.
degrees: A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a relevant branch of conservation
science, business administration or managerial science. In addition a
post-graduate degree in business administration or managerial science or a
demonstrated competency in business management.
experience, including building relationships with a range of donors is an
essential qualification for this position.
Developmental skills - ability to plan strategically and manage change.
skills - ability to empower staff and delegate work.
Interpersonal and cross-cultural experience and sensitivity.
Track-record of high level of performance - innovative with evidence of good
Location is to be
determined by the location of the selected candidate and will also determine the
location of the National Office, but must be in one of the following three
Greater Cape Town area
(Somerset West/ Stellenbosch)
Willingness to self
relocate to one of the above areas will be a consideration.
The selected candidate
must be a South African Citizen or be in possession of a valid Permanent
Residence Permit at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must be
in possession of a valid South African or international drivers licence, and
must be willing to use their own motor vehicle for the standard rate of A Rocha
Closing Date for
30 June 2011.
All applicants are
requested to complete an application form which is available from Allen Goddard
email@example.com. The form can also be downloaded from our website
the application form together with a C.V., the names and contact details of
three referees, and a cover letter of motivation, should be returned
electronically to the chairperson of the selection panel, Mandisa Sixabayi at
firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date for applications.
If applicants have had no response from ARZA by 01 August
2011, it can be assumed that the application was not successful.
*This part time post is
funded from a grant denominated in GB Pounds which is for a maximum duration of
two years. The incumbent will be required to raise funds to increase this post
to a full time appointment with a maximum salary of R 380,000 per annum. After
the second year the incumbent will be required to have raised his/her full
annual salary for the third year on.
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