Arterial Network requires a suitably skilled and experienced person for the strategic position of Secretary General due to the incumbent’s five-year term ending on 30 April 2012. The Secretary General is responsible for driving the strategic vision of the Network, implementing the decisions of the Steering Committee and managing the Network on a day-to-day basis. (For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Secretariat, see www.arterialnetwork.org, About, Constitution, clause 11).
The successful applicant will have excellent organisational expertise, outstanding leadership qualities, above average knowledge of international cultural policies, good international networks, sound knowledge of Arterial Network and the ability to speak and write in both English and French as well as the freedom to travel extensively on the African continent, would be advantages. S/he will be based at the Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa under the mentorship of the current Secretary General who will remain involved in developing the organisational, leadership and financial sustainability of the Network.
Interested applicants – limited to Africans living on the continent or in the diaspora – should submit a letter of application motivating her/his suitability for the position, a Curriculum Vitae detailing experience and skills and three contactable referees, of which at least one should be a member of Arterial Network. These should be sent to Belisa Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 24 February for interviews and the successful applicant will be expected to start on 1 April 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
2- Manager: Sustainability
The rapid growth of Arterial Network necessitates the appointment of a full-time person to co-ordinate and implement traditional and new, innovative fundraising strategies to ensure the financial sustainability of the Network including its continental and regional secretariats, national chapters and their programme of activities. The successful applicant would be part of a team based at the Secretariat in Cape Town, and will be accountable to the Secretary General and General Manager.
The successful applicant will have a passion for the African creative sector, excellent fundraising experience and technical skills, the aptitude to train and mentor others, the ability to think out the box, the capacity to work long hours and to travel extensively, confidence as well as excellent writing and communication skills.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application motivating her/his suitability for the position, a Curriculum Vitae detailing experience and skills and two contactable referees. These should be sent to Belisa Rodrigues at email@example.com by 10 February 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 24 February for interviews, and the successful applicant will be expected to start on 1 March 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.