GRSP Programme Coordinator

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a rapidly growing adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Since 2002, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in 50 countries with life-saving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services. Grassroot Soccer is looking to significantly scale its impact via partnerships over the next five years, and reach over 1M kids annually.

Position Summary
The Grassroot Soccer Partnerships (GRSP) Team oversees GRS relationships with a wide a range of implementing partner organisations across over 50 countries. The team supports these organisations to replicate the GRS model and provides remote and in-person technical support to these organisations to increase their capacity to deliver GRS interventions in their communities.

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for supporting implementing partners to execute on grant awards, reach deliverables, and ensure the Partnerships team executes the mission of GRS effectively.

To Apply
Please submit a CV and cover letter to Title the email “Partnerships Programme Coordinator”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline: 31 January 2019


  • Program Support and Coordination – 40%: Work with the GRSP team and local partners to support the development, planning, execution, reporting, and evaluation of partnership programs. In conjunction with GRSP Senior Management Team (SMT), create and oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans that ensure project goals are being met in a timely fashion. Manage day-to-day operations for the Peace Corps partnership, including trainings, technical support, and program design and development as needed. Manage and cultivate strong relationships relationships with partners across multiple levels of management. Assist in program execution, coordinating logistics, travel, and plans for all technical assistance visits and support trips to partners. Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in relevant countries, including but not limited to workshops, trainings and support visits.
  • Grant & Account Tracking and Reporting – 10%: Track all grant deliverables, travel, deadlines, and other key timelines in the appropriate platforms. Ensure all grant communication is documented and timely and includes all necessary stakeholders throughout grant cycle. Monitor and manage project expenditures to ensure spending is in line with budgetary limits and approved by program manager. Develop draft quarterly, mid-year and annual reports for grants, funders, and GRSP.
  • Business Development and Partner Mapping – 20%: Prepare monthly communications and updates for SMT for each partner. Update country and partner overviews, partner mapping, cape statements, and GRS history documents regularly. Manage GRS global map and partner statistics and track opportunities and progress. Take notes on BD calls, tracking new opportunities, pipeline, timelines, and processes. Support with desk research and statistics, the development and writing of scopes of work, concept notes, proposals, and reports.
  • Training and Technical Assistance Support – 20%: Liaise with Program Managers and Operations Coordinator to ensure travel is coordinated, booked, and logged in compliance with internal and external policies and grant procedures. Liaise with the Program Manager and Training Coordinator to ensure training logistics are supported, tracked, finalized and shared with partner. Support team members with background briefs, presentations, and documentation to assist in technical assistance visits and final reporting of trip. Track and document learnings, successes, challenges, and best practices from TA visits and trainings to share out with broader organization. Plan, execute, and report on Training of Coaches workshops, Training of Master Coach workshops, Curriculum and Program design workshops, and other technical assistance trips or workshops as needed.
  • Research and Special Projects – 10%: Coordinate logistics for Learning Exchange workshops, Partner Forums, stakeholder visits, and showcasing opportunities including travel coordination, agenda planning, and developing and facilitating sessions. Support assessments for program improvement and innovation. Support research and evaluation as needed. Contribute to posters, presentations and abstracts for conferences and or special events. Contribute to communications and marketing documents including newsletters, social media, and other platforms.
  • Please see full job description for additional responsibilities.

Specifications & Competencies

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of education, health, or social sciences, or similar field.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience developing, managing, implementing and/or monitoring international development projects in low-resource settings. Facilitation experience in multicultural contexts. Facilitation experience in multicultural contexts. Passion for and commitment to Grassroot Soccer’s mission and vision. Experience with adolescent health or education.
  • Communication Style: Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills for managing programs across various countries and staff / volunteers / partners from various cultures. Excellent written and verbal communication and relationship building skills. Must be fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills. Portuguese or Spanish speaker strongly preferred.
  • Work Style: Ability to to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and high programme targets. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively in cross-cultural team. Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision. Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups especially in a cross-cultural and remote environment.
  • Please see full job description for additional information and how to apply.

Job Overview

Date Posted

January 11, 2019


Cape Town, South Africa

Job Type

Full Time