Open Society Foundation SA Recruitment January 2019


Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is a part of the worldwide network of the Open Society Foundations. OSF-SA celebrated 25 years of grant-making in 2018 and since the foundation’s inception has been committed to promoting the values, institutions, and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society in South Africa.

Job Title: Executive Director
Ref: JR-0001216

Providing overall strategic direction, you will develop and recommend appropriate strategies and policies to OSF-SA’s Board for approval, ensuring their successful implementation in line with the mandate and vision of the foundation.

We will look to you to demonstrate significant personal and professional commitment to the advancement of open society values across South Africa and have a detailed understanding of the country’s geo-political landscape and historical context. You will bring substantive analytical skills to bear in designing strategy that meaningfully promotes human rights and constitutionalism in South Africa.

You will need to be experienced in, and enjoy, navigating a complex stakeholder terrain, and have an instinctive understanding of how to build and leverage relationships in support of OSF-SA’s mission. Operating on the highest ethical and fiduciary standards will be fundamental to success in this role and the Executive Director is expected to embody the values that OSF-SA seeks to promote.

To apply, please visit OSF’s global careers page:–The-Open-Society-Foundation-for-South-Africa_JR-0001216

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Application Deadline: 11th Feb, 2019