VACANCY: South African Cities Network is seeking to employ and Executive Manager: Programmes, whose role would include:

  • Lead, manage, empower the Programmes Team (which is the knowledge generation and application section, comprising up to 10 professionals) in liason with the CEO so  that he/she meets the performance objectives in line with broader objectives and requirements of the SACN and within the resource constraints.
  • Assume overall accountability and responsibility for programme management and coordination in the SACN so that the mandate and business plan of the SACN is met.
  • Identify, generate, disseminate and store knowledge products by ensuring that all programmes and projects result/culminate in a knowlegde product that assists Cities and various stakeholders. Also includes the facilitation of dissemination and sharing of knowldge products with various stakeholders to facilitate shared learning.
  • Manage and report on all activities of the programmes to the Management Committee and to the SACN Council to ensure that they are kept abreast of the running and progress made on programmes and projects as per Business Plan and Annual Performance Plan.
  • Interface with key stakeholders at various levels, i.e. strategic or project level to build and maintain effective relations to realise the objectives and goals of the SACN.
  • Support the CEO in the fundraising role by making inputs to the funding proposals to secure funding for programmes and projects.
  • Represent the CEO and SACN in several forums and structures where he/she or the organisation has been requested to attend.

Potential candiates meeting the post criteria are invited to provide SACN with the following:

  • A covering letter indicating understanding of the post requirements, and any qualities or suitability; and
  • A current Curriculum Vitae that includes relevant contact details and current reference.

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Vacancy: Executive Manager: Programmes