OSCT is a non-profit organisation working to change how streets are used, perceived and experienced. We create shared spaces that bring people together, for a more equitable, integrated, vibrant and safer city; believing that streets should be places of connection and belonging, and platforms for sustainable mobility, creative expression, local cultures and values, activism, economic opportunities and healthy recreation. In addition to our flagship Open Streets Days (inspired by Bogotá’s ‘Ciclovía’), we run events, campaigns, dialogues and encourage communities of people taking action to transform Cape Town’s streets and public spaces.
These short films/posts give you a sense of what we do and what is important to us:
We are a small and committed team of three that believes in bringing people and communities together to create social cohesion and streets that embody respect for all.
A person who tackles problems with creative solutions, who appreciates leadership, events and community engagement will thrive here. We are looking for an ambitious, curious, talented, down-to-earth and kind person to join our team.
We’re in need of an operations manager who can vision and implement programmes, provide leadership and direction to a small team, and is dynamic and proficient at communications. This person must be comfortable with interacting with the public, funders, sector partners and managing relationships with media outlets and advocacy organizations.
You will manage a small team, motivating and supporting staff to deliver high quality work, and will play a primary role in coordinating events, and running the day to day functions of a small office. You will work closely with the director, supporting her in executive functions, programme development and engaging with partners. A strong interest in urban issues, partnering and collaboration, human rights and social justice is a must, along with excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills.
Activities include team oversight, daily administration (including financial and compliance), programme development and strategy work, communications management (public relations, traditional and social media), fundraising support and partnering development.
What you have
- A proven track record of success (3 -5 years) in the NGO or social enterprise sector, community development, the communications sector, advocacy, or related fields
- Brilliant writing, with a strong sense of detail
- Solid strategic thinking, planning and implementing skills
- Highly-motivated, confident communicator with the ability to engage with people
- Digital literacy, high-level computer skills, and familiarity with all social media platforms
- Fluency in English (additional African languages are advantageous)
- Recognized tertiary degree or postgraduate qualification is an advantage
This position is based in Cape Town and we are looking for the Operations Manager to start in January 2020.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample/portfolio to:
Closing date: 15 November 2019