Grassroot Soccer: Project Manager - Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Grassroot Soccer
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 13 July, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The opportunity now exists for an exceptional person to join the team at Grassroot Soccer in Cape Town, South Africa. A truly innovative non-profit organisation, the people of GRS have the singular vision of a world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS free generation.

An Opportunity to Join Our Team

Who: Project Manager (Champions League)
Where: Cape Town, South Africa
 
About us

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has a decade of proven experience leveraging the global power of soccer to prevent HIV and AIDS. To date, over 600,000 young people have graduated from GRS programs in 22 countries around the world. GRS was founded in 2002 by a close group of friends who witnessed the devastation of HIV among their professional soccer teammates in Zimbabwe. Since that time, GRS has evolved into one of the leading sport for development public health NGOs. The organization’s global headquarters are in Norwich, VT with African headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa and additional offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and London. The GRS team currently encompasses over 170 full time team members in 5 countries on 3 continents, as well as over 500 coaches in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About the role

The Project Manager for Champions League is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an all-male intervention that uses soccer, life skills training, and conditional reward transfers to provide unemployed young men in Khayelitsha with opportunities to develop behaviours fundamental to employment, health, and healthy relationships. The person will be the key liaison between research institutes, local staff, and GRS HQ. The person will manage a team of staff and volunteers on day-to-day operations, manage the implementation budget, and responsible for all reporting on the project. The role will work closely with and directly manage a local site level coordinator.

About you

GRS is where it is today through what we believe is a pretty rare mix of very clear mission, passion, humility, and a singular focus on quantifiable outcomes. As such, we’ve built a hard-earned and proud reputation among the global funding community as one of the few NGOs for whom “return on investment” is a given, and we don’t take that reputation lightly. Continual innovation is at the core of who we are and we’re not afraid to lead from the front. GRS isn’t for everyone, and a ‘fit’ with our culture is a must. You must have contagious positive energy, a passion for our mission, be self-motivated and demonstrate incredible teamwork. The Project Manager (Champions League) will both thrive in, and make an enormous contribution to our unique and very special organisation.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years international development work experience
  • University degree in international development, Masters degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English, verbal communication in Xhosa preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities
  • Patience in understanding and explaining issues with field staff and partner organizations
  • Desire to expand skills and innovate to help build the capacity of others
  • Valid drivers license 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

Please submit a CV and cover letter labelled “Project Manager: Champions League, South Africa” to andrewd@grassrootsoccer.org.

Applications close: July 13th, 2015.

Location: 
Cape Town

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