Managing Director/Servant Leader

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

Description

 

 

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

 

Requirements

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

 

Interested candidates can send their CV

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