Board Secretary (Five Year Fixed Term Performance-Based Contract)
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation.SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.sansa.org.zaSANSA is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are passionate about the success of the national space industry. Personal growth, which is one of our values, encourages employees to invest time in education and training through bursaries and training courses offered to them. SANSA thrives on our employees creativity, competencies and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth and Excellence, and living these in a fast paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you. The following opportunity exists in the Head Office situated in Pretoria, Gautengto be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, qualifications. Reporting to the Board Chairperson, the Board Secretary will be responsible for advising the Board, CEO and Senior Management on compliance and governance related matters and for ensuring the Board is aware of any law(s) relevant to or affecting the Board and SANSA. The Board Secretary is responsible for managing compliance with any law(s) and corporate governance related matters relevant to or affecting the Board. The Board Secretary is furthermore responsible for the planning, administration and coordination of all Board and Executive Committee activities and functions in the governance of SANSA. The role reports to and works closely with the Chairperson of the Board, and reports to the Chief Executive Officer on day-to-day administrative issues. The role also works with the CEO and Executives to carry out the decisions taken by the Board.Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to: Assisting the Board in carrying out its governance and compliance functions Managing and coordinating the Board administrative and logistical requirements Managing of the overall company secretarial and administrative functions Ensuring effective communication and engagement between the Board and its stakeholders In partnership with the chairperson and individual members, ensure that the Board is properly capacitated and effective.
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