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Chief of Staff

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Chief of Staff, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), provides leadership across the Africa Digital Media Group and ensures that all activities align to enhance organizational capability, capacity and performance. On behalf of the CEO, you will work closely with other members of the Senior Management Committee (SMC) and Board of Directors, driving key elements in our operational performance to ensure relevant and timely progress is achieved.

As the Executive Lead for the delivery of our operational and strategic objectives, you will work closely with staff and senior leaders to motivate, support and offer challenge on performance. You will also deputize the CEO across the board. You will be a full member of the SMC and sit as a member on the Board of Directors, with a vote when acting as the CEO’s proxy.


  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans and decisions by the Board of Directors and SMC, and participate as a member, to accomplish the Group’s strategic objectives and day-to-day outcome.
  • Lead and provide senior direction to a substantial portfolio of programs and functions across the Group, setting performance expectations, and monitoring and evaluating performance outcomes towards achievement of Group objectives and outcomes
  • Deputize the Chief Executive during periods of absence, and in relation to specific matters, issues or elements of Group operation as delegated from time to time by the Chief Executive, ensuring a consistency of approach and decisions which align with the Group's objectives.
  • Offer substantive analysis and guidance on specific projects, provide expert advice and recommendations to the Chief Executive and the Board on strategic and day-to-day operational imperatives including the implications of major policy decisions, Group resourcing and performance, and strategies for managing critical considerations and incidents
  • Lead implementation of critical and imperative change and strategic initiatives, across the organization to achieve high levels of ownership and compliance
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and nurture effective strategic partnerships to strategically position the Group and achieve both short and long-term goals.
  • Serve as a key ambassador and role model for a progressive, nurturing and high-performance organizational culture.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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