The Nal’ibali Trust Director Vacancy In South Africa


The Nal’ibali Trust Director Vacancy In South Africa

The Nal’ibali Trust Director Vacancy In South Africa | Opportunity closing date:

Friday, 12 November, 2021
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Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading campaign, founded in 2012. It believes that kids who read can go anywhere. To unlock a child’s potential, the campaign is working to create a South Africa where every child, every day, enjoys a story – whether they are reading, being read to or hearing a story told aloud. When children have regular, positive experiences with reading and stories, it lays the foundations both for academic success and socio-emotional well-being.


Nal’ibali Trust seeks to appoint a Director to be based in Cape Town.

Nal’ibali works towards this goal by equipping reading role models, increasing access to high-quality reading materials in African languages, and creating opportunities for children to engage with reading and stories – in homes, preschools, schools and communities.

If you tick ALL of the boxes below, we would love to hear from you:

  • You are an advocate for children’s rights and their well-being.
  • You have a successful track record of a minimum of 5 years leading others.
  • You have a successful track record of fundraising in the NGO sector.
  • You are knowledgeable about and have proven experience in children’s literacy development, and are keen to learn more.

Other important requirements you need to satisfy:

  • Full understanding of the literacy environment in South Africa.
  • Strong knowledge of community development dynamics and nuances, and how to design impactful campaigns and programmes that take these into account.
  • Proven experience in designing or implementing behaviour change campaigns is advantageous.
  • Experience working with and reporting to a board of trustees and donors.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing strategy.
  • Experience in leading teams in diverse geographical locations.
  • Able to communicate succinctly, clearly and compellingly (verbal and written) in English and at least one additional African language.
  • Comfortable and confident with public speaking to the media (radio and television and seminars and workshops), around advocating for children’s literacy rights.
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Additional factors to consider:

  • The position will be based at our office on Dingle Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town.
  • In line with our Transformation Policy preference will be given to Black South African candidates.
  • The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain existing and generate new strategic partnerships within the political, educational, business and civil sectors.
  • Raise funds and build partnerships that ensure the organisation’s financial sustainability.
  • Maintain solid relationships with funders.
  • Collaboratively set and drive organisational strategy, budget and culture.
  • Directly manage members of the Leadership Team.
  • Comply with all requirements bestowed upon the Director in terms of the Kings Report on Corporate Governance.
  • Further Nal’ibali’s agenda via thought leadership in various fora, such as radio and television interviews, conferences, editorial contributions and CSI platforms.
  • Participate in recruitment for key and senior roles.
  • Regularly visit stakeholders and project teams located across the country.

What it means to be a Nal’ibalian:

  • You are a team player who is not afraid to roll up your sleeves and dig in.
  • You will be treated with respect and will be expected to treat others likewise.
  • You model accountability and will be held accountable for your actions and behaviours.
  • You value transparency, inclusivity and diversity, and this is reflected in your leadership style.
  • You are committed to ensuring Nal’ibali is a safe and fun space.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of South African children.
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Should you meet the above requirements, and you are up for a new challenge, please email your one-page motivational letter along with a condensed CV (no longer than 4 pages) to with your name and surname after “Director Application” in the subject line, (e.g. Director Application: Mr. Sipho Dlamini).

For further information please have a look at our website

If you do not hear from us by 30 November 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Please note: By applying for this role and supplying the necessary details, you hereby grant us permission to apply for the necessary background and criminal checks. This will be done in a confidential manner, and solely for the purposes of verification. 
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