Managing Director/Servant Leader

at MAMAS Alliance
Published May 26, 2022
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  




About the Organisation

MAMAS Alliance is a unique network of 36 independent leading grassroots NGOs all across South Africa whose core business is the care of the most vulnerable and least fortunate children and youth (and their families), guiding and assisting them to reach their full potential. The candidate therefore should really care and have a strong role in facilitating, supporting and guiding this network and movement of hope through: professionally linking South African business to its NGOs through Corporate Social Investment (CSI); coordinating information, sharing skills and knowledge between the NGOs through various programs; and the enhancement of the empowerment of vulnerable children through specific programs such as PowerGirls (PG).


About the Job

The successful candidate will be employed by KFM and will report to the director of Kinderfonds MAMAS in The Netherlands. The MD will be managing a dedicated team of six professionals performing functions in this regard. Applicants must have a social and community development background as well as a serious understanding of, and track record in, CSI / fundraising. A strong networking capability is essential as the MD will be in constant liaison with the staff, NGOs, corporates and KFM.


Key Responsibilities

Coordinating sharing of information, knowledge and skills in the MAMAS Alliance network


Organisation and/or delivery of training sessions, based on needs and requests from the 36 partners


Reporting to the Director of KFM, the MD will manage the MAMAS Alliance team (3 CSI Mangers, 1 Program manager, 2 support staff)


Liaising with Country Representation on strategic and operational activities


Administration and handling of MA budget and HR aspects


Report writing


Participating in management meetings and strategic planning



Social work/community development/social science or other relevant degree or master


At least 8 years’ experience in a community development or the NGO sector


At least 5 years of experience in a senior management/leadership position


Strong Program Management skills


Demonstrable affinity with community development or the NGO sector


Experience and real understanding of fundraising / CSI as well as a track record of success


A team player who has experienced and believes in the value of working in a highly diverse team


Experience in training is a definite advantage


Innovative thinker and problem solver


Good coaching and communication skills, specifically strong listening skills


Strong analytical skills with the ability to integrate and align programs to the overall vision of the organisation


Must possess underlying guiding values such as non-judgemental, non-discriminatory, respect for all, non-self imposing to guide their work


The ability to communicate professionally, creatively, flexibly and respectfully with clients and partners: both in the corporate sector (on all levels), as well as in the NGO sector


Proficient in working with MS Office and Excel, as well as online communication tools


Willingness to travel within South Africa to communities for site visits, COVID-19 regulations permitting


Driving licence and own car required


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