Job Title: NASCEE Programme Manager
Reports to: Chairperson of NASCEE Board

Position in the Company

The NASCEE Programme Manager will be based at Seriti Head Office, in Woodmead, Sandton, and will report to the Chairperson of the NASCEE board supported by the Seriti Partner Programme Manager. Seriti Institute acts as an independently contracted managing agent for NASCEE.

Scope of the Job

Strategic Management and Leadership

  • Provide inputs into key strategic opportunities and implement NASCEE’s strategic plan
  • Participate in NASCEE management and Board subcommittee meetings
  • Provide input in the development of NASCEE Policies, Procedures, and Systems
  • Ensure compliance with the code of corporate governance

Income Generation and Business Development

  • Together with the NASCEE Board and sub-committees:
    • Develop and implement strategies to diversify NASCEE’s revenue base and scale up membership
    • Drive a strong marketing campaign to ensure the continued growth of NASCEE
  • Prepare funding proposals, costing models, and budgets, as required

Project Management

  • Project manage the implementation of the various membership offerings and training programs
  • Evaluate member's training needs on an ongoing basis and implement interventions to address gaps
  • Formulating activities and manage the implementation of the activities within clear time frames
  • Provide coordination and project management support to the boards subcommittees
  • Manage and coordinate all monitoring and evaluation requirements for the association
  • Manage and coordinate all funder, partner and member reporting
  • Manage and maintain the NASCEE membership database
  • Project manage the NASCEE annual conference

Knowledge Management

  • Develop mechanisms and practices to ensure the ongoing flow and development of appropriate knowledge
  • Ensure that knowledge developed, and the programme initiatives are documented for purposes of communication and learning
  • Raise NASCEE’s profile including through the dissemination of information about NASCEE offerings and programmes
  • Supporting and promoting the NASCEE brand, activities and programme opportunities/outcomes on social media; coordinating and facilitating the social events and maintaining the social media and website profiles
  • Represent NASCEE at the appropriate level as and when required


  • Project management skills and experience
  • Strategic and analytical skills
  • Strong organisational and people management skills
  • Fundraising, proposal writing, and donor liaison abilities
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to make strategic decisions timeously and effectively
  • Able to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good time management; multi-tasking abilities; good team-player
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheets


  • A qualification in project management or business administration
  • Three - five years of experience in project management role
  • Three to five-year experience in programme administration and management
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and verbal

Please note that the content of this job description sets out to define the major areas of responsibility present in the job at the time that the document was drawn up. The content of the actual job could include ad hoc tasks not present in this document and the job description will grow and change according to Seriti/NASCEE needs. You will be required to undertake other tasks, duties, or projects which may arise from time to time which is commensurate with the general level of this position and as directed by the NASCEE Board. This document will be reviewed regularly and particularly during each performance appraisal process with the job holder.

This will be a fixed term position for 12 months, starting from 1 February 2023. Subject to renewal based on funding and performance. The package is between R500 000 - R600 000 (TCTC).

This is a middle management role.

Must have a South African ID or a valid work permit.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to independent relevant reference checks before a contract is finalised.

Applications must be submitted online using this form: no later than 19th December 2022, 23h00. Late applications will not be considered.

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