BASA Vacancy – Head Programmes and Development


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BASA Business and Arts South AfricaJob offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA):
Head Programmes and Development

Purpose: to successfully manage the South African Growth and Skills Development programmesInitiate, develop and be accountable for and innovate with cultural partners and stakeholders in South Africa

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Increase the profile and impact of the programme(s) across the country through effective delivery, team management and innovative ways to grow.

Key Elements for this role:

  • Prepare and implement medium and short-term business plans for the programme functions that support the strategic plan of the organisation,
  • Manage budgets, delivery and M & E
  • Support overall fundraising and business development initiatives and drive new ones within the framework of the Growth Programmes
  • Management of all Programmes
  • Liaise with Head: Marketing and Operations to ensure effective communication of programmes both nationally and to spread the footprint on the African continent.
  • Liaise with Head: Research and Development to ensure that Research and Evaluation is at the core of all Programme matrixes
  • Compile articles for publishing

Do you fit the profile?

Education & Professional Development

  • Masters in Humanities or social science
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in the arts sector

Skill & Experience

  • Strong knowledge of arts sector
  • Excellent analytical, creative, and organizational skills to develop new initiatives
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills; strong command of grammar, spelling and style.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
  • Project management skills including reporting, budget management and analytical review.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and shift priorities frequently, with little notice, and as necessary
  • Ability to think strategically and act quickly on new opportunities
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines to produce quick turnarounds
  • Ability to engage in advocacy
  • Must be able to attend arts sector events in the evenings
  • Own transport

Salary on offer: Market-related
Closing Date: 24 April 2018
To Apply contact: Nenette van der Linde-Barker, HR Partner at BASA,

If you have not had a response to your application within 14 days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. To help us respond faster, please can you make sure you read the requirements carefully & ensure your application includes all of the details we need.

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