Job Opening: Chief Operations Officer

Applications due Friday, 8 September 2023

Housing finance is an important and growing sector in Africa, with unexplored opportunities, ripe for attention. CAHF has been working in this field for the past nine years, providing high quality, well-respected market analytics to stimulate investment in affordable housing. We are looking for Chief Operations Officer to join our team, and grow our organisation so that it can continue to deliver on its mission across the continent.

Are we looking for you? You need to be a good operations and management professional with strong people and leadership skills and a commitment to excellence.  You’ll be a self-starter, independent, but able to work as part of a close-knit team working on a daily basis with our Executive Director, our Finance Team and about ten staff members located primarily in Johannesburg, as well as in Kenya and Senegal. 

You’ll have a minimum of 15 years working experience, of which 5 years have been in executive management, and at least 10 years of experience in working with multi-donor funds and grants. You will have worked at board level, engaging with board members and providing support.  Your core skills and experience will be in operational strategy, designing and driving operational systems, realising operational efficiencies while supporting the team in meeting their full potential within the framework of the organisations mission and objectives.

You’ll have a qualification in business management, operations management or another relevant discipline (NQF 8).  Experience in the housing sector is not necessary, but could be an advantage.

You’ll need to be flexible, but firm, with a generosity of spirit that works well in shifting, sometimes uncertain environments.  Your commitment to purpose will be evident in your work and you will join us in valuing excellence, innovation, and accountability.

If you are looking for something more, where your job gives you the opportunity to deepen your skills, while making a real difference in the largely unchartered field of affordable housing finance in Africa, then this may be your chance to join an energetic team with an interesting portfolio of projects.

Interested applicants should please submit a motivational letter, their CV, and three references, via this form.

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