Opportunity: Executive Director

FXI (2)The Johannesburg based Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) was formed in 1994 to defend freedom of expression, to oppose censorship and to promote media diversity. The Institute seeks to appoint an Executive Director in an exciting and challenging environment.

This is a high profile position that requires overall strategic leadership and effective management of the organisation.

Requirements: a track record of managing programmes, people and finances, preferably in an NGO environment; strong organisational skills, a track-record in fundraising; excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; financial management skills; a commitment to the vision, mission and objectives of the FXI; and a comprehensive understanding of the freedom of expression environment in South Africa and the rest of the continent; experience in handling the media; good people skills and networking abilities, and the ability to multitask and work under pressure. A relevant postgraduate qualification is desirable.

Application Procedure: Email applications to the FXI at fxi@fxi.org.za by Monday, 29 February 2016. Applications should include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three work related referees. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. A competitive, negotiable package will be offered for the position. Starting date: 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note that verification, credit and criminal checks will be carried out prior to signing a contract of employment.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed applicants only. Should you not receive a response from us within two weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful