Finance and Operations Director

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (DLTLF) is seeking to appoint a Finance and Operations Director to join its team in Cape Town. Founded in 2011, the DLTLF strives to preserve the legacy of the Tutus, while taking their example into the future, by growing and facilitating powerful and courageous voices of uncompromised bravery in the world. At the heart of our work is a mission to deepen societal healing from the wounds of injustice, inequality, discrimination, and oppression.

The Finance and Operations Director will play a crucial role in the organisation’s leadership. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Financial management of the Tutu Legacy Foundation
  • Planning, budgeting and reporting (including financial reporting to the Board of the DLTLF)
  • Fundraising support
  • Management of internal controls
  • Management of key risks
  • Management of all operational systems (IT, HR etc)
  • Management of the Old Granary Building
  • Leading income generation initiatives such as merchandising and venue hire

The Director will be a strong and entrepreneurial leader, who is able to identify and seize opportunities, build team buy-in for financial processes, and manage the key risks of the organization proactively. The Director will also play the role of Company Secretary.

The organization is in the process of entering a growth phase, and will need someone who can lead the operational growth of the organization alongside its programmatic scaling. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or a similar field. A postgraduate or CA qualification would be advantageous;
  • At least 5-years experience in financial management;
  • Strong operational management and leadership skills;
  • An ability to work well with a diverse team;
  • A commitment to the values of Archbishop Desmond, and Mrs Leah, Tutu.

To apply for the position, please submit a Cover Letter (no longer than 1 page) and a CV to by Friday 9 February at 5pm (NB: deadline has been extended). Please do not attach any other documents.