HEAD OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS, Grow Great campaign

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Based in Midrand, Grow Great, a campaign aimed at galvanizing South Africa towards a national commitment to zero stunting by 2030, is recruiting for an experienced professional to head finance & operations for the campaign. The Head of Finance & Operations will report to the Executive Director of the campaign and will be responsible for:

Efficient management of Grow Great operations, including but not limited to:

  • Programme operations & logistics
    • Ensure there is a strong operational & logistics strategy to sustain high quality program delivery at scale
    • Ensure that appropriate systems and controls are in place to efficiently manage organisational & program resources
    • Audit and ensure continuous improvement of current systems for effectiveness & efficiency
    • Identify opportunities for implementation of new technology that promotes efficiency
    • Ensure that systems and procedures used are understood by program staff and relevant program beneficiaries
    • Identify risks and threats in collaboration with wider organisational team proactively
    • Lead annual operations planning
  • Board process management
    • Meeting preparation, reporting and accountabilities in terms of legal compliance
  • Funder relationships and agreements
  • Financial management  
    • Oversight of financial management, budgeting, expenditure tracking and external/internal audits
    • Ensure effective and efficient financial administration and compliance with the law,
    • Ensure effective financial reporting to all donors
  • Human resource management
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and internal policies
    • Manage HR matters
  • Formal stakeholder agreements & contracts
    • Negotiation and management of contracts needed to support the organisation
    • Critically review all legal agreements before signature by the Executive Director
    • Assist in the drafting of legal agreements
    • Maintain template agreements (such as grant and consulting agreements)
  • Compliance
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, including taxation
    • Keep abreast of developments on applicable/relevant legislation

The ability to be an active and collegial team player and demonstrate flexibility to provide support across the campaign’s strategies is essential to success in this role. In addition, the successful applicant will have the following skillsets & characteristics:

  • Minimum qualification is a BCom with Accounts
  • Postgraduate degree is preferable, ideally a CA or MBA
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Financial Management, HR and operations
  • Demonstrated experience linking the operations of an organisation to support the delivery of the strategy
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours
  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Experience working in a team context
  • High performance mindset
  • Ability to self-direct
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Commitment to the values & mission of Grow Great
  • Staunch commitment to social justice

If you meet the above requirements and feel equipped for this challenging position, please submit a 1-page cover letter, your current remuneration level & CV (with the title of the role in the subject line and expected remuneration) to [email protected] by Friday 5 February 2021. For more information on Grow Great, visit www.growgreat.co.za


Please note that an application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements will be automatically disqualified from consideration. We reserve the right not to fill the position.

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