Operations & Development Manager (South Africa & Rwanda)

Based: Johannesburg

Reports to: Operations & Development Director

Direct Report: Regional Operations Manager & Community Liaison & Facilitator (Free State), Regional Project Manager (Graaff-Reinet) & Volunteers

Salary: R380,000 – R440,000 (Dependent on Experience)

Dramatic Need is looking for a dynamic Operations and Development Manager to support the senior management team and co-ordinate the in-field teams in implementing the core charity programmes in South Africa and Rwanda.

The Operations and Development Manager will manage the development of Dramatic Need’s networks and fundraising models within South Africa and the Continent. They will be responsible for overseeing the programmes and staff across our existing art centres and the roll-out of our planned expansion model. 

Excellent communications skills and an ability to build strong relationships with individuals, donors and organisations is essential for this role, as well as enthusiasm and commitment to Dramatic Need's mission.

How to Apply

Download the Job Description

Please send the following to jobs@dramaticneed.org

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4)

Deadline: Sunday 15th April at 10pm (SAST)

If you have any queries please email info@dramaticneed.org

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England and Wales Charity Number: 1119443

England and Wales Company Number: 06051122


South Africa Non-Profit Company Number: 2017/212994/08

USA 501(c)(3) Foundation Number: 82-1037862


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Dramatic Need is a registered charity and company in England and Wales, numbers 1119443 and 06051122 respectively; a registered non-profit company in South Africa, number 2017/212994/08; and a registered 501(c)(3) foundation in the USA, number 82-1037862 


Official Patron: Her Excellency, Dr. Lindiwe Mabuza, former South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.


Board of Trustees UK and South Africa: Ms. Vanessa Garwood, Mr. Phil Drew, Mr. Simon Oakes, Ms. Amanda Lambert, 

Mr Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mr James Mullighan and Ms Helia Ebrahimi. 

Board of Trustees USA: Ms. Aubrey Henderson Siegel, Ms. Amanda Lambert, Ms Holly Noland Dunlap.