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Welcome to SHAPE—Africa

SHAPE—Africa Executive Committee             

 

SHAPE—Africa is governed by an Executive Committee. The officers and their responsibilities are listed below.

 

Joanne Osuagwuh

Chairperson

 

Responsibilities:

 

To oversee, manage and promote all aspects of the SHAPE—Africa organization.  In so doing facilitate the objective, vision and mission, as laid out below, for this regional organization and where appropriate other regional groups and The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

 

1. Chairing all committee and annual general meetings or appointing a stand-in when such meeting must be held in the chairpersonÕs absence.

2. Liaise with outside organizations and individuals, where appropriate, in the official capacity as a Shape—Africa representative.

3. Produce management plans and future focus articles for use by the regional and larger organization on a quarterly basis.

4. Facilitate co-operation between all other portfolio office bearers.

5. Edit and approve all articles or other material (e.g. newspaper reports, video releases, photographs etc) produced in the name of SHAPE—Africa before final publication.

6. Act as a liaison officer between SHAPE—Africa and The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. committee.

7. Mediate in any dispute involving SHAPE—Africa office bearers and where necessary seek assistance from head office (The Shape of Enrichment, Inc.).

8. Liaise and refer all disciplinary matters involving Shape—Africa committee members to head office.

9. Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Robynn Ingle-Mšller

Vice-Chairperson

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. Facilitate meetings with relevant people (Skype / email / formal) when the chair person is unavailable.

2. Coordinate workshops / lectures around Africa

3. Assist with the editing of the newsletter.

4. Develop materials for workshops /lectures for SHAPE—Africa activities.

5. Coordinate activities within the country of practice.

6. Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Elsie Pieterse

Secretary

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. Take and/or collect minutes at all meetings (Skype and in person).

2. Distribute minutes to the executive committee.

3. Facilitate communication among executive committee members, under the direction of the chairperson. 

4. Manage and file relevant and important documentation.

5. Coordinate the monthly newsletter by chairing the permanently standing newsletter organisational committee.

6. Assist in the facilitation of workshops / lectures around Africa under the direction of the events co-ordinator.

7. Liaise with and undertake all administrative duties as required by the executive committee.

8. Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Position Available

Treasurer

 

Responsibilities:

 

Manage all financial transactions within SHAPE—Africa organization. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

 

1.   Set-up and manage a bank account in the name of SHAPE—Africa that will have dual signatory with the secretary for depositing all funds received.

2.   Maintain an up to date log of all transactions undertaken by SHAPE—Africa.

3.   Work closely with the membership co-ordinator to ensure all members of Shape—Africa pay their correct subscription and receive a subsequent receipt of payment either for annual membership or individual events.

4.   Assist the fundraising co-ordinator to ensure all sponsorship received is processed correctly.

5.   Create a summary of all transactions at the end of each quarter to be sent to all committee members for perusal.

6.   Perform an internal audit at the end of each financial year.

7.   Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Colette Bodenstaff

Events Co-ordinator

Responsibilities:

 

Co-ordinate, implement and manage SHAPE—Africa workshops and events internationally (on the African continent), nationally (South Africa) and regionally (South African provinces). Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

 

1. Report to and take instruction from the SHAPE—Africa Chairperson.

2. Liaise and co-operate with Shape of Enrichment, Inc. head office.

3. Liaise and co-operate with all other portfolio office bearers.

4. Co-ordinate and manage the annual SHAPE—Africa AGM.

5. Coordinate and manage the annual SHAPE—Africa Conference.

6. Scan the environment for opportunities to host enrichment workshops in and around major cities.

7. Development, management and maintenance of the annual events calendar.

8. Source appropriate venues, caterers, suppliers, sponsors and gifts for events.

9. Negotiate with suppliers for best service delivery within limited budgets.

10. Develop budget plans and get sign off from the treasurer.

11. Manage and coordinate suppliers.

12. Conduct a post-event analysis and present this to the SHAPE—Africa committee.

13. Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Position Available

Membership Co-ordinator

 

Responsibilities:

 

To coordinate, manage and maintain the SHAPE—Africa membership portfolio.
Specific duties would include:

 

1. Maintaining membership lists

2. Ensuring details of members are up to date in collaboration with the treasurer and secretary

3. Send out yearly reminders to members to pay their annual subs

4. Follow up on members that have not paid their annual subs

5. Coordinate various methods of boosting membership

6. Determine a reasonable workable fee structure for members (in collaboration with the rest of the committee).

7. Oversee members defaulting i.e. removal of members from the membership list

8. Set up, monitor, and manage chat site.

9. Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

Nomusa Mhlungu

Fundraising Co-ordinator

Responsibilities:

 

To manage and promote the SHAPE—Africa organization to an external audience. In so doing facilitate awareness of the cause and motivate support of all forms from other organizations and individuals.  Specific tasks include, but are not limited toÉ

 

1. Work with all forms of media and producing supporting materials, to promote, market and advertise forthcoming events.

2. Increasing funds through researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match that of SHAPE—AfricaÕs projects and activities.

3. Planning, building and maintaining profitable, long-term fundraising relationships with donors and potential donors.

4. Co-ordinate all specific fund raising opportunities aimed at sponsorship of individual events, such as:

  • Funding and/or support of materials for enrichment workshops.
  • Prizes for raffles at future SHAPE—Africa meetings and conferences.
  • Financial sponsors for individual projects e.g. transport costs for volunteers to assist in long term enrichment projects.

5.   Co-operate and assist the events co-ordinator to ensure all planned programs have maximal support.

6.   Report all sponsorship successes to the secretary for inclusion in the newsletter in order to advertise and thank all companies and individuals that give their support.

7.   Work closely with the treasurer to ensure all donations are received and recorded correctly.

8.     Personally and professionally promote animal enrichment in a positive light and refrain from any act that may bring you as an individual and subsequently the organization into disrepute. 

 

 

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