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 Senior Manager (SM) is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) strategy and systems for GRS’s adolescent health programmes. The SM sets the strategic direction for GRS’s approach to MEL, and oversees the entire MEL unit. The SM ensures information management systems, data collection processes reporting, analysis, and interpretation are of the highest quality across all business units in the organisation. The SM promotes data-driven decision-making at GRS by ensuring data are usable, practical, and available to inform organisational strategy, decision-making, and programmatic design. The SM is accountable for managing systems to report on GRS’s key performance indicators, ensuring compliance with donors’ grant management requirements, and supporting four GRS Impact Teams (GRS Zimbabwe, GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, Global Partnerships). Impact Teams deliver impact through programmes and partnerships currently across 10 countries. The SM supervises the Global MEL Team personnel, supports the Impact Teams, and reports to and is accountable to the Director of Research, Curriculum and Innovation.
The SM should be an experienced, team-oriented senior manager, proactive problem-solver, and quantitative thinker, who sees stories through numbers and can communicate confidently internally and externally. The SM should have an ability to identify where systems are not working, implement solutions, and can act as an advocate for data quality and utilisation across the organisation to cultivate a culture of learning and innovation.
The SM should be comfortable working within a matrixed organisation and can coordinate well with Impact Teams and all Global functions: Business Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Partnering Strategy, and Finance and Operations.
Please submit a CV, cover letter, and proof of work authorisation in SA to email@example.com. Title the email “Senior Manager MEL”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
November 2, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa