IkamvaYouth: Executive Director

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 

IkamvaYouth is a prominent and award winning national youth development and education organisation with a fifteen-year track record of ensuring that township youth pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible. IkamvaYouth has been operating since 2003, and has 17 branches across five provinces, and works with implementing partners delivering programmes in an additional 12 communities.

 IkamvaYouth seeks to fill the position of: 


To drive further organisational growth and impact, towards realising their Vision 2030; whereby all learners in South African township schools within 35 km of a tertiary institution are able to access the information and support they need to reach and pass matric, and go on to access post-school opportunities that set them on the path to earning a dignified living.

Key responsibilities for this exciting position include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic Vision & Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Strengthening Capacity, Infrastructure & Operations
  • Programme Development, Delivery & Training
  • Staff Management

Key requirements of this challenging post include;

  • Relevant Postgraduate degree
  • 10 or more years of experience in a senior leadership position
  • Minimum of 10 to 20 years of overall professional experience
  • Prior non-profit experience ideal
  • Management of a global or multi-branch organisation preferred
  • Significant fundraising, marketing/branding and financial management experience - not negotiable

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 16th March 2017 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za   

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