wpid-Job-Seekers.jpgApplication deadline: 31 March 2014
Start date: 20 APRIL 2014
FAIR?seeks to appoint an?Executive?Director?who will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The?position?is for a 12 month period, renewable annually after performance reviews and Board approval.
General duties will include:
? Focus on strategic organisational leadership;
? Manage project and operational budgets;
? Implement policy of the Board, AGM and donors;
? Build relations with stakeholders and media partners;
? Represent?FAIR?in public forums, events, conferences;
? Raise funds together with Board members;
? Oversee staff and operational issues.
Specific tasks:
Governance and oversight
? Develop and implement a business plan with operational budget for two years;
? Manage staff effectively and monitor staff performance as per Board instruction;
? Ensure quality and timely submission of accounting reports for annual audit;
? Compile reports from Projects, and present for quarterly Board –
meetings and the yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM);
? Supervise assets and other resources owned by the organization;
Fundraising
? Develop strategies, policies and protocols
? Raise funds strictly on the basis of?FAIR?s mission, objectives and annual reports;
? Engage with a wide range of funding agencies to find and implement new partnerships;
? Decrease dependency on two existing donors, develop two other
partnerships into full funding relationships and find an additional donor.
Sustainability
? Marketing of journalists? and?FAIR?work to generate income for both;
? Membership drive to raise awareness amongst African journalists;
? Increase paid subscribers to 15 new members per quarter.
Board Reporting and AGM
? Submit budgets, cash flow statements, annual audits, statements and other reports;
? Ensure at least 4 Board meetings and one AGM are held annually, in
compliance with the ??FAIR?Constitution;
? Oversee and ensure legality of the yearly election, at the AGM, of a new?FAIR?Board.
Conferences
? Efficient organization of a yearly pan-African IJ conference in accordance with?FAIR?objectives, mission and Board and AGM directives;
? Manage annual regional conferences and prepare delegations for Global IJ Conference.
The successful candidate will:
? Hold a University Degree in Journalism or related field;
? Have 6-8 years work experience on investigative journalism and/or project management;
? Show proficiency in using Skype, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power-point;
? Demonstrate advanced knowledge of social media, email and Internet applications;
? Be able to work during?9am to 5pm?on weekdays and after hours where necessary;
? Be self driven and work with little supervision from the Board;
? Have an established network of media contacts in Africa;
? Show proven financial literacy.
To apply, send a cover letter with CV attached, by email to the Secretary General:?[email protected]
CC TO:?[email protected]?AND?[email protected]

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