GRS is an international adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize at-risk youth to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.
GRS is currently looking to appoint a
Research, Monitoring & Evaluation and Innovation Manager
Based in Johannesburg, the RME&I Manager will be an experienced public health professional, responsible for:
- Ensuring that Grassroot Soccer (GRS) “Flagship” programs in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia receive the technical support needed to implement high-quality interventions in line with their strategic plans and grant agreements;
- Ensuring that GRS, including Flagships, Partnerships and partners are using evidence-based curricula, have access to high-quality training and program support, and can track progress through standardized M&E tools and systems;
- Seeking out opportunities for innovative programming, partnerships and research that will advance the GRS mission, scale its impact, and build its reputation as a leading adolescent health organisation; and
- Supporting Flagships and Global teams in guiding the organization to achieve its goal of improving adolescent health by providing data-driven support and recommendations.
Primary Responsibilities will include:
- Managing Technical Support for GRS Flagships and Implementing Partners
- Identification and Management of Innovative Partnerships
- Program Support
- Thought Leadership
- Business Development
Job Specifications and Competencies:
- Passion for and commitment to Grassroot Soccer’s mission.
- A Master’s Degree or higher in public health, business, social science, or a related field.
- At least 5 years of field experience working in health, education or research, preferably in Africa.
- Interest and expertise in HIV prevention, adolescent health and/or youth development.
- Action-oriented, critical thinker who challenges the status quo and insists on results.
- Excellent writing skills, including grant writing and academic manuscript composition.
- Excellent communicator who can support translation of research into action across the organization.
- Track record of launching and implementing innovative ideas and programs.
- Expertise and experience with qualitative and quantitative program evaluation methods.
- High emotional and cultural intelligence and ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
- Computer literacy, including excellent Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint).
- Applicant must be a team player capable of working independently in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.