PROJECT DIRECTOR: YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI)

PROJECT DIRECTOR: YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI)

22 Nov
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University of South Africa (UNISA)
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Pretoria

22 Nov

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Pretoria

PROJECT DIRECTOR: YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI)

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTRE: SOUTHERN AFRICA (P4)



MIDRAND CAMPUS





(Ref: YALI/DIR/10/2020)





FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT



2 MONTHS FIXED- TERM CONTRACT



The SBL seeks t appint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate as the PROJECT



DIRECTOR: YALI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER SOUTHERN AFRICA (P4).



Summary:



The Yung African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a United States Gvernment effrt t invest in



the next generatin f African leaders. The establishment f fur YALI Reginal Leadership



Centers (RLCs) acrss Africa is a critical cmpnent f the initiative. There are fur Reginal



Leadership Centres (Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Suthern Africa).





These Centers serve as



reginal hubs acrss the cntinent t encurage transfrmatinal learning and enhance



leadership skills with an emphasis n three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship



Develpment; Civic Leadership; and Public Management and Gvernance.



Implemented in clse cllabratin with the MasterCard Fundatin, the YALI Reginal



Leadership Centers are a prject f the United States Agency fr Internatinal Develpment



(USAID). Each Reginal Leadership Center is managed under a public/private partnership



between USAID, lcal and internatinal private sectr partners.



Based at the University f Suth Africa (UNISA) Graduate Schl f Business Leadership



(SBL) in Midrand, the incumbent will prvide strategic leadership and versight fr



management f the YALI RLC SA, and related peratins acrss the 14 cuntry SADC



regin. S/he will prvide technical and managerial leadership t ensure that prject



implementatin cmplies with USAID and UNISA plicy and regulatins, and successfully



advances YALI gals.



The incumbent further manages the daily peratins and reprts n prject implementatin.



The RLC SA Prject Directr represents the YALI RLC SA at technical and netwrking



frums with dnrs, the private sectr and ther natinal, reginal and cmmunity-level



stakehlders. S/he is in charge f engaging resurce partners t sustain the Centre and its



activities.



The psitin reprts t the Executive Dean & CEO f the UNISA Graduate Schl f



Business Leadership (SBL), and with versight by the RLC SA Management Cmmittee.



Even thugh the Cvid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed hw we wrk, and hw we



supprt ur students and cmmunities, the SBL is reinventing itself t be at the frefrnt f



shaping new business agendas by seeking value-adding ways in fur research fcus areas:



(1) Respnsible Leadership in Practice; (2) Sustainable Livelihds; (3) Intra-Africa Trade



and Investment; and (4) Digital Transfrmatin and Investment.



Requirements



- A Master`s Degree preferably in Prject Management/ Administratin/ Yuth



Develpment;

- Ten (10) years’ experience in managerial capacity f which five (5) years must



have been in prject management;

- Significant experience managing practical, experiential training prgrams;



- Demnstrated experience managing mid-t lng term dnr funded prjects;



- Actin and results riented, flexibility t balance pririties and meet tight



deadlines and ability t wrk under pressure;

- Demnstrated experience engaging with senir representatives frm public,



private and nn-prfit sectrs;

- Strng rganisatinal skills with a particular fcus n managing details;



- Excellent prblem slving, interpersnal, teamwrk and leadership skills;



- Ability t manage multiple pririties simultaneusly and effectively;



- Outstanding listening and cmmunicatin skills (bth written and ral);



- Demnstrated ability t establish and maintain effective relatinships and



partnerships with key stakehlders;

- Ability t explain visin, values and standards f a leadership rganisatin and



set the apprpriate examples;

- Knwledge f leadership develpment



- Demnstrated ability t wrk in a small r large team setting



- Excellent cmputer skills (Must be prficient in MS Office applicatins)



- Plitical and cultural sensitivity



- Sund judgement and ability t maintain cnfidentiality



KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS





Strategic Leadership



- Prvide strategic visin and directin fr the YALI RLC SA grwth and



sustainability;

- Develp and implement lng term gals and bjectives t achieve the successful



utcme f the YALI RLC SA prgram;

- Lead and direct the develpment and implementatin f RLC SA gvernance



structures;

- Engage partners and stakehlders as apprpriate in setting the visin fr the



RLC SA, including the curriculum, the in-persn training experience, the nline

training experience, supplementary activities, and alumni engagement;



- Ensure RLC SA staff develpment fr a team and high-perfrmance delivery;



- Develp a strng team arund YALI RLC SA; and



- Cnsult with experts and prfessinal netwrks wrking t keep abreast f



current leadership develpment strategies and successful innvatins in yuth

leadership develpment;





Operatins and reprting



- Guide and versee the implementatin f bjectives f the Centre by adhering t



the plicies and prcedures defined by the UNISA, USAID and RLC SA

Management Cmmittee;



- Oversee RLC SA training prgrams, prject mnitring, learning and evaluatin,



including fr sub-award partners;

- Manage the preparatin, implementatin and mnitring f prject annual



budget;

- Prvide all required infrmatin t the RLC SA Gverning Structures;



- Manage the preparatin f quarterly and annual reprts t USAID and ther



funding partners as required;

- Develp prject prcurement plans;



- Manage and crdinate all RLC SA internal and external cmmunicatins;



- Manage prject schedules and resurces ensuring the quality, timeliness and



accuracy f deliverables;

- Oversee RLC SA relatinships with partner institutins, including sub-award



partners and private sectr partners.





Partnerships and Stakehlder Relatinships





- Develp and implement fundraising strategies and prmte RLC SA partnership



engagement;

- Identify, develp and maintain relatinships with resurce partners;



- Maintain clse wrking relatinship with USAID and ther key stakehlders;



- Develp strategic partnerships (lcally, reginally, and internatinally) that



supprt the RLC SA’s grwth and sustainability.

- Liaise with facilitatin and supprt staff n the implementatin f YALI’s strategic



and peratinal plans;

- Build relatinships with wrld-class learning institutins, universities, and external



thught leaders and vendrs t prvide unique, custmised blended learning

slutins;



- Cnsult stakehlders, businesses and gegraphical areas t identify, create, and



implement blended executive develpment slutins;

- Prvide feedback t the relevant rle players as required.





Manage YALI Resurces





- Manage Staff



- Manage Centre Budget



A wrk-related assessment r psychmetric assessment may be cnducted



Clsing Date : 04 December 2020

Assumptin f Duty : As sn as pssible

Enquiries : [email protected]



HOW TO APPLY:



The cmpleted prescribed applicatin frm must be accmpanied by cmprehensive



curriculum vitae and certified cpies (within the previus three mnths) f:



- all educatinal qualificatins;

- identity dcument; and

- prf f Suth African Qualificatins Authrity (SAQA) verificatin f freign



qualificatins.



- The detailed advertisement tgether with the prescribed applicatin frm can be



fund n the Unisa website (www.unisa.ac.za).



Applicatins must be submitted via an email which clearly indicates the Reference



number f the Prject Directr psitin in the Subject as fllws:



- Ref: YALI/DIR/10/2020





- Applicatins shuld be emailed t [email protected]



- UNISA reserves the right t authenticate all qualificatins withut any further cnsent



frm the applicant.

- The cntact details f three cntactable references must be prvided, ne f which



must be frm yur present emplyer.

- UNISA is nt bliged t fill an advertised psitin.

- Late, incmplete and incrrect applicatins will nt be cnsidered.

- Appintments will be made in accrdance with SBL’s Emplyment Equity Plan and



ther applicable legislatin.



Crrespndence will be limited t shrt-listed candidates nly. If yu have nt

been cntacted within tw mnths f the clsing date f this advertisement,

please accept that yur applicatin was nt successful.

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