To assume responsibility for the design and implementation of all BASA Programmes and projects and the management of their inter-dependencies including stakeholder management, fundraising and risk mitigation

Position: Programmes Manager
Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Johannesburg
Contract Type: Full time permanent contract
Hours: 40 hours per week
Notice period: Two months

Role Summary
● To assume responsibility for the design and implementation of all BASA Programmes and projects and the management of their inter-dependencies including stakeholder management, fundraising and risk mitigation.
● To initiate, develop, be accountable for and innovate with cultural partners and stakeholders in South Africa.
● To increase the profile and impact of BASA Programmes and projects across the country through effective delivery, team management and innovation.

Operational Management & Development Activities
● Planning and designing of the BASA Programmes portfolio and proactively monitoring and reporting on progress.
● Hands-on project management including coordination and logistics as well as the sourcing of facilitators and programme/project contributors.
● Effective budget management by monitoring all Programmes expenditure and costs.
● Develop and maintain the Programmes environment to support and ensure successful delivery of each individual project.
● Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the BASA Programmes portfolio

Stakeholders Management
● Ensure that stakeholder perceptions of the BASA remain positive and the organisation enjoys a high level of visibility within the ambit of Programme activities (i.e. Programmes staff represent the BASA through participation in workshops, meetings, contact sessions, forum meetings and other industry meetings).
● Liaise with BASA Marketing team and suppliers to ensure effective communication of Programmes.
● Liaise with BASA Research team to ensure that M&E is at the core of all Programme matrices.
● Line manage BASA’s Programmes Officer and facilitators with regards to delivery.
● Managing internal and external stakeholder expectations and ensuring a clear vision is set out.

People Management
● Lead the Programmes team on delivering high quality, high profile programmes and projects which reach a wide audience.
● Conduct formal ongoing structured performance feedback.

● Provides regular updates and communication on the progress of the research; incorporating feedback and edits from the team.
● Manages the reporting and daily running of the Programme.
● Provides regular updates and communication on progress; incorporating feedback and edits from the team.
● Compile monthly update and status reports for submission to CEO and quarterly to the Board.
● Write and compile articles for publication.

● Postgraduate Degree (or equivalent qualification) in a Humanities/Social science or other relevant subject.
● Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
● Experience drafting reports and recommendations that have led to tangible results (e.g. Programme and/or policy development).
● Experience developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation systems.

● Strong knowledge of the arts sector.
● Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills; strong command of grammar, spelling and style.
● Excellent attention to detail, particularly when undertaking administrative research tasks (e.g. data entry, emailing surveys).
● Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
● Strong understanding of research ethics ensuring participant data and sensitive information is kept confidential.
● Ability to prioritise, multi-task and shift priorities frequently, with little notice, and as necessary.
● Ability to work within tight deadlines to produce quick turnarounds.
● Ability to engage in advocacy.
● Must be able to attend arts sector events in the evenings.
● Own transport preferable.
● Ability to work independently and to work under pressure.
● Ability to establish and maintain contractual relationships.
● Ability to monitor and report on compliance.
● Strong attention to detail.
● Must be able to work well in a team environment.

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications: including a letter of motivation, an updated CV and contactable references to on or by 31 October 2022 12h00. Quote Reference: BRHR 336 in the subject line.

Enquiries may be directed via email to Virginia Nkobi (BASA HR) at

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