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.
Grassroot Soccer South Africa (GRS SA) was founded as a local affiliate of GRS Inc. in 2006. It is registered as an NPO with a local Board of Directors. GRS SA has an annual budget of R30 million and operates in 6 provinces in South Africa, directly implementing programmes in 3 provinces (Gauteng, Western Cape, Mpumulanga) and working in partnership with other implementing organisations in 3 other provinces (Kwazulu Natal, Northwest, Free State).
The Managing Director (MD) Grassroot Soccer (GRS) South Africa is responsible for programme delivery, operations, and impact demonstration in South Africa and holds a critical position on the Grassroot Soccer Global Senior Management Team (SMT). The Managing Director works collaboratively with GRS senior leadership in building, leading, and directing her/his impact team to contribute to Grassroot Soccer’s global mission and 5 Year Strategic Plan.
The Managing Director is a seasoned manager with 7+ years’ experience implementing, overseeing, and managing health and/or education programmes and teams in a comparable geographic context. The Managing Director is a skillful people manager with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of project and programme management – s/he is a teambuilder and a delegator, and has demonstrated success in developing systems, mentoring staff, and holding individuals accountable. The successful MD is a resourceful manager with good interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, outstanding problem-solving abilities, and a collaborative approach to building partnerships and relationships internally and externally. 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.
Please submit a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Title the email “Managing Director SA”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline: 31 August, 2019
August 1, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa