Starfish Greathearts Foundation: Chief Executive Officer

Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
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The Starfish Greathearts Foundation supports children orphaned or vulnerable in South Africa by working in partnership with community based organisations (CBOs), key programmes include the Wellness Programme which focuses on the health and wellbeing of children and the Capacity Development Programme that aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of CBOs.

Starfish seeks to appoint a CEO to be based in Johannesburg.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Start date: 1 January 2018


  • Provide strategic direction- business development, planning and management of the organisation
  • Generate revenue for sustainability- based on diverse sources of income (R15- 20 million turnover)
  • Financial oversight- annual budgets, audit and reports
  • Operations management- logistic and administrative, includes programme planning and implementation in line with donor deliverables
  • Build strategic partnerships- include South African Government, international aid agencies, corporate, individual and civil service organisations
  • Stakeholder management
  • Human resources management- team comprising programme, fundraising and finance departments- x15 people, Employment Equity and Skills Development requirements
  • Governance and regulatory compliance
  • Strategic communication- marketing and public relations


  • Degree or demonstrated experience in a relevant discipline- community development, health, education, social work, early childhood development, psychology, business development
  • At least five years’ senior management experience
  • Financial literacy
  • Skills and knowledge in the following an advantage: health, education, child protection; organisational development; monitoring & evaluation, HIV/ AIDS, TB
  • Experience in fundraising and the ability to demonstrate previous fundraising success
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Suite)
  • Fluent in English

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and current remuneration package to 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Only successful candidates will be notified. 

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