Iranti was founded in 2012 with the greatest visionary intention to create authentic stories on the lived experiences of Lesbian, Trans, and Intersex persons in Africa. Iranti is a Yoruba word, which means memory. Iranti was formed to imagine a world free of homophobia, transphobia, and intersex-phobia. Iranti is managed and led by persons who live and identify as Lesbian, Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex. We also hire allies who strongly align with Iranti’s Vision and Mission.

Iranti is a non-profit advocacy organization that defends the rights of Lesbians, Transgender, and Intersex persons in Africa. We work collaboratively with LGBTIQ and mainstream organisations in the region and collectively advocate for equality and justice


Iranti is an African regional partnership-oriented, rights-based, media, advocacy, and movement strengthening civil society organization. We use media, narratives, and evidence to advocate for LBQTI people’s rights, transfer knowledge and skills, and contribute to building a strong and effective LBQTI movement in Africa, in order to strengthen the advancement of (all) human rights in Africa – enabling us all to strive for a just world where everyone lives with dignity, respect and equality; and where sexual, gender and bodily diversity are not only accepted, but celebrated.

What you’ll bring

Iranti is searching for an experienced Financial and Operations Manager to join its leadership team.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for supporting the Co-Executive Director/s n terms of organisational and financial sustainability and strategy strategy development including; financial management, financial good governance and best practices, fundraising and the day to day implementation of Iranti’s financial affairs.  

Our Finance and Operations Manager needs to have:

  • People management experience
  • Day-to-day Bookkeeping skills
  • Financial reporting skills
  • Financial proposal and report writing skills to international funders, involving foreign currency
  • The ability to plan, organise and manage organisational resources including procurement.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Analytical and numerical capabilities
  • Logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Role Responsibilities

Finance Responsibilities

To manage Iranti’s financial affairs including the following:

  • Day-to-day bookkeeping of all income and expenditure using Pastel accounting software.
  • Assist and guide Iranti’s board and management by providing relevant financial information and reports timeously.
  • Managing Iranti’s bank accounts, petty cash, budgeting, cash flow and reporting to strengthen organisational governance and sustainability.
  • Tracking and managing expenses and spending to strengthen sustainability.
  • Preparing monthly financial activity reports, analyses and cash flow forecasts.
  • Preparing programme budgets in consultation with Programme Manager and with partners on joint proposals as necessary.
  • Managing programme budgets, in consultation with Programme Mananger, and ensuring project activities are carried out within budget and in line with donor requirements.
  • Financial risk management.
  • Audit preparation and oversight.
  • Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Creation, implementation and reviewing of  internal controls, financial policies and administrative systems.
  • Managing organisational and programme financial and administrative policies, systems and controls to ensure maintenance, protection and effective use of resources.
  • Financial reporting to funders, stakeholders, Iranti Executive and Programme Managers, and the Iranti Board on a monthly and quarterly basis, or as and when required;ensure all costs are accounted for with supporting documents for the reported cost, available on the request
  • Payroll management.
  • Fixed assets Accounting and Management.

Fundraising and Development Responsibilities

To manage Iranti’s financial sustainability, and support the Co-Executive Director/s on the practicalities of resource mobilisation and donor engagement including:

  • Financial and sustainability strategy development, review and planning.
  • Stakeholder mapping, networking and relationship building.
  • Donor prospecting, identification, and engagement.
  • Strengthening the organisation’s fundraising systems including the maintenance and updating of a donor database and record keeping systems.
  • Timeous preparation of proposals and budgets with relevant team members.
  • Effective liaison and reporting to current funders.


  • Manage the office on a day to day basis.
  • Supporting the team with administrative and logistical operations throughout programme activities.
  • Ensuring programme wide compliance with donor terms and partners terms and conditions.
  • Ensure all staff time is reported and accounted for.
  • Manage administrative staff.
  • Oversee office management.
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks or duties as may become necessary.


  • B Com Accounting degree or equivalent qualification
  • 5 years relevant financial management experience, which includes: Internal and external financial reporting through monthly management accounts and regular partners and donors’ reports
  • Experience in preparing and managing organisational and fundraising proposal budgets
  • Experience in an NPO or similar working environment, at reporting level
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook; and excellent understanding and hands on experience with Pastel Partner Accounting Software)

As the Financial and Operations Manager we expect you to demonstrate a genuine alignment with the priorities and values of Iranti, especially within the financial environment and good governance. You’ll also be inspired to apply your skills towards achieving our mission and increasing our impact in the region.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is highly conscientious,accurate and pays attention to detail
  • is innovative and creative to improve ways of working
  • has strong problem solving skills
  • is committed to the organisation, human rights and social justice
  • demonstrates flexibility and openness to change
  • is a strong team player who embraces diversity

The remuneration package is commensurate with the experience required for persons in the NGO sector and is inclusive of the medical-aid, provident fund, cellular allowance and annual leave.

Lesbian and bisexual women; intersex persons; trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary persons; and persons from the Southern African region are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 31 July 2022 or until the position has been filled.

Submit a comprehensive CV of not more than 5 pages, and a covering letter detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to recruitment@iranti.org.za  This advertisement will remain active until the recruitment committee has nominated a candidate

We reserve the right not to make an appointment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not be contacted within 2 months of the closing date please do consider your application unsuccessful.

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