Mar 22, 2019

Chief Executive Officer

  • Centre for Communications Impact
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Executive Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (DLTLF) harnesses, consolidates, preserves and propagates the values, principles and mission of its founders. Housed in the Old Granary in Cape Town, the Foundation exists to continue to celebrate Desmond and Leah Tutu’s life-long sacrifice for peace and justice by:

Protecting, preserving and promoting this extraordinary and inspiring legacy;
Sharing their courageous witness to honouring the sacredness of all human beings;
Restoring human dignity; and
Helping people to reconnect to each other and to their own integrity.
The DLTLF is currently seeking an extraordinary leader who is well aligned to the ideals and values of the Founders and is driven and committed to fulfil their mission.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, key responsibilities of this exciting and challenging role include:

The implementation of the Foundation strategy
Overall management of the Foundation and the staff
Overseeing the financial management
Fundraising on an ongoing basis
Preserving and building on the legacy of the Founders
Ensuring that the museum and archives are available as a community resource
Building the name of the Foundation and positioning it as a leader in the peace building
Other key responsibilities include:

Develop and execute the Foundations strategies in order to attain the goals and objectives determined with the full agreement of the Board
Provide strategic leadership to the Board and Executive Chairperson so that they will have accurate view of the landscape and the future work of the Foundation
Prepare and implement comprehensive operational plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
Develop and implement an active fundraising strategy to ensure that the Foundation can fulfil its mission and objectives
Ensure the Foundations policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down and are followed at all times
Communicate and maintain trust relationships with all relevant stakeholders and partners and develop relationships/partnerships with other NGOs
Overall responsibility for financial management and operating systems
Supervise the work of managers, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance
Represent the organisation as a public speaker and public relations representative in ways that strengthen its profile
Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure the Foundations survival and growth
Create and monitor quality assurance frameworks, tools and processes
Coach, develop and train emerging leaders and junior staff members

Proven experience as a senior executive manager and leader reporting to a board
Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans
A proven track record in successful fundraising
Thorough knowledge of the peace building and conflict resolution landscape
Strong programme management experience
Strong understanding of financial management and measures of performance
Excellent organisational and leadership skills
Strong skills and experience in communications and brand building
Qualifications in a relevant field

Essential Qualities
Ability to motivate, lead and inspire staff
High integrity and commitment to the ideals and values of the Founders
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Emotionally intelligent with the ability to empathise and also hold staff accountable
Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

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