Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a rapidly growing adolescent health organisation that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilise 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 1 million young people annually.
The Managing Director (MD) of Grassroot Soccer Global Partnerships is responsible for programme delivery, operations, and impact demonstration in her/his business unit (“Impact Team”) and holds a critical position on the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Global Senior Management Team (SMT), which includes Directors of each business unit and the senior global leadership team. The Managing Director works collaboratively with GRS senior leadership in leading and directing her/his Impact Team to contribute to Grassroot Soccer’s global mission and 5 Year Strategic Plan.
The Grassroot Soccer Partnerships (GRSP) Team oversees GRS relationships with a wide a range of implementing partner organisations across over 50 countries, with a focus on Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya, and Mozambique. With GRS support, implementing partners integrate the GRS model into their youth programming. The GRSP team supports these organisations with our Technical Assistance approach 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 and engage the community to build responsive systems to address the needs of adolescents.
The Managing Director (MD) is a seasoned manager with 10+ years’ experience implementing, overseeing, and managing health and/or education programmes in a comparable geographic context. The Managing Director is a skillful people manager with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of project, programme, and partnership management – s/he is a teambuilder and a delegator, and has demonstrated success in developing systems and holding individuals accountable. The successful MD is a resourceful manager with excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, adept problem-solving abilities, a collaborative approach to building partnerships both internally and externally, while ensuring effective implementation of youth-centered programmes that make a real impact.
In addition, s/he thrives within a matrixed organisation, which requires consulting, collaborating, and soliciting input across the global organisation to achieve the GRS mission. This position reports to the Regional Director, Southern Africa.
August 21, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa