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NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT No. 003 / ACF / 2019
----------------Terms of Reference for the Recruitment of an Executive Director
POSITION BASED IN
Bamako - Mali
04 July 2019
05 August 2019
The African Culture Fund (ACF) is a pan-African organization registered and based in
the Republic of Mali. It aims to support the cultural and creative sector in all African
Funding cultural and creative projects through calls for proposals;
Fundraising for the operation of the Fund from private and public, local and
Helping promote the activities of the Fund and its grantees regionally and
ACF is searching for an Executive Director to lead the execution of the above activities
and implement the strategic action plan defined by the Fund’s Board of Directors.
Under the authority of the Board of Directors and the supervision of the Executive
Committee (Exco), the Executive Director of the Fund is responsible for coordinating
the implementation of the missions and objectives of the Fund and the mobilization of
resources for the benefit of the Fund. In this respect, he / she will perform the following
Research, develop and propose projects to give content and programmatic
coherence to the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the Fund.
Oversee the selection by the jurors of the submitted projects and the grant
management procedures for the selected projects.
Establish and implement fundraising strategies and activities to raise funds
from the private and public sectors and from international funding institutions.
Research, establish and sustain strategic partnerships with local, national and
international service providers, donors, African and international institutions.
Preserve and promote the image of the Fund.
Preserve and promote constructive and mutually beneficial relationships,
particularly with the Fund's donors.
Develop and implement sustainability strategies to ensure the longevity of the
Fund and its organs.
Ensure the establishment and application of financial control and management
systems in a specific manner and in general compliance with the Manual of
Administrative and Financial Procedures.
Oversee all communication operations.
Represent the Fund in the media, at public forums, and at national and
international conferences / forums / seminars / events.
Approve public documents, press releases and any other form of media that
commits the Fund in the public domain.
Ensure good governance and development of the Fund's structure.
Manage the ACF’s staff in terms of defining job descriptions, regular
performance evaluation and standard human resource practices.
The Executive Director is subject to a performance obligation and is subject to a
semi-annual performance evaluation, the evaluation indicators will be defined in
agreement with the successful candidate and recorded in the specifications of
Holds at least a Master 2 in economics, management sciences, public
administration, political science, cultural management, development studies or
a related field. A complementary diploma in the field of arts and culture will be
At least 10 years of relevant experience in a position of responsibility in the
field of management, finance, commerce, development, cultural management,
or similar functions;
Have a good understanding of development issues in Africa, budget
management, and proven experience in resource mobilization and strategic
Ability to apply innovative approaches, manage a team and apply new
methods to solve problems, while remaining effective in a global framework
marked by rapidity, change and challenges;
Fluency (oral and written) in French and English.
Proven experience in preparing narrative and financial reports as well as
Great integrity, passion for excellence and good interpersonal skills of
communication and analysis;
Orientation towards achievement of results and ability to work under pressure
Ability to dialogue and negotiate with donors, regional and international
Relevant experience in the use of IT tools such as word processing,
spreadsheets and multimedia applications.
HOW TO APPLY?
Experience working in and / or with project funding organizations;
Experience managing grants from international funding agencies;
Experience in participation to panels, symposia, and international convenings.
Experience in Business Development and fundraising in the non-profit sector
Interested applicants are requested to submit their application composed of: :
- A cover letter specifying the candidate’s motivation;
- Curriculum Vitae detailing the candidate’s professional experience;
- A copy of the highest degree;
- A criminal record;
- A medical file;
- The contacts of three reachable reference persons.
Applications must be sent to the following address:
email@example.com no later than 05 August 2019 at midnight GMT
with the references of the call ("NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT N ° 003 / ACF / 2019").
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The selected candidate
will take office in September 2019
The Fund will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary with an attractive
The African Culture Fund (ACF) is an organization that guarantees equal
opportunities and women’s applications are strongly encouraged.