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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

  • 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

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