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An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.

Plasket AJ
Victoria Park Ratepayers' Association v Greyvenouw CC and others (511/03) [2003] ZAECHC 19 (11 April 2003)
20 October 2014

Triangle Project seeking a Director

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR

Triangle Project is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town which focuses on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The organisation’s main areas of operation are the provision of health services, community development, public education and advocacy. We are seeking a dynamic person to lead the organisation.

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organisation’s mission, strategic objectives and financial sustainability.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Initiate and facilitate overall strategic and operational planning, design and delivery of programmes, as well as the assessment of programme effectiveness;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of organisational performance;
  • Ensure financial sustainability of the organisation (fundraising; donor liaison);
  • Manage and control expenditure within agreed budgets;
  • Ensure the smooth day to day management of the organisation’s work flow processes by maintaining effective systems and planning tools;
  • Integrate and build synergies into the work of finance, admin, and programmes areas;
  • Monitor, measure and report on organisational development plans and achievements;
  • Manage and develop direct reporting staff;
  • Implement staff development and performance management programmes;
  • Generate reports in line with governing body and donor needs; and
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of issues that impact on the work of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 5 years’ experience at director level or, at a minimum, 5 years’ experience at a senior management level;
  • Have a proven track record in the LGBTI and Human Rights sectors;
  • Be a politically astute ambassador for the LGBTI cause and the organisation;
  • Have strong fundraising abilities;
  • Have a sound understanding of LGBTI issues;
  • Have strategic leadership ability and a systems thinking approach to organisation development;
  • Have financial and project management skills;
  • Be well organised and accomplish work under tight deadlines
  • Have excellent communication skills and command of MS Office programmes;

Triangle Project practices affirmative action for LGBTI people.

Applications must accompany a motivation letter, updated CV, names of three work related referees and be e-mailed to: triangle2014recruitment@gmail.com by Monday 17 November 2014.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection process will include the appropriate competency tests related to the key performance areas highlighted above. In instances where additional reference requirements arise, candidates will be required to provide such additional information.

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