enke: Head of Programmes

enke: Make Your Mark
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 27 May, 2018
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enke: Make Your Mark (enke) is a leadership development organisation that generates and incubates youth-led social impact projects. enke focus on developing the skills of youth to increase their effectiveness as leaders and their ability to contribute to a positive future.

Enke Make Your Mark seeks to appoint a Head of Programmes, to be based in Johannesburg.

Start date: July 2018

Remuneration: R25 000 to R28 000 gross monthly salary (commensurate to experience)

Report to: The CEO and the Board of Director

The purpose of the Head of Programmes will lead the strategy and execution of all enke: Make Your Mark programmes, overseeing programme development, high-quality implementation, evaluation and research, and continuous improvement of the programme models. The Head of Programmes will also oversee expansion of enke to new cities and/or countries, ensuring fidelity and guiding enke’s growth as a leader in the youth development sector both nationally and regionally.


Program Development and Management

  • Provide inspiring leadership and management to ensure the effective, quality and timely delivery of all of enke’s Programmes
  • Oversee development and implementation of all programme related strategies
  • Ultimate responsibility for design, execution, assessment, and continuous improvement across all enke programmes
  • Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the programmes area focusing on systems/process improvement
  • Set programme priorities and provide day to day guidance within the overall vision, mission and goals of enke
  • Support, enable and hold accountable programme staff within this framework
  • Develop and implement long term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programmes
  • Lead the development of a programme evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programme and to identify areas for improvement
  • Ensure that all programmes activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of enke, as well as in accordance with relevant donor rules and regulations
  • Oversee curriculum design and strategy
  • Ensure that curriculum development meets programme and organisational goals
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve the efficiency of programme operations across the organisation
  • Develop robust management systems and tools to enhance efficiencies and accountability throughout the programme structure

 Leadership and Management

  • Directly supervise all programmes staff
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve the efficiency of programmes operations across the organisation
  • Lead and manage the programmatic operation of the organisation and ensure that the expectations of funders, partners, participants, and community stakeholders are met
  • Lead a high performing programmes team at all levels by developing and mentoring them
  • In partnership with the Head of Operations implement recruitment, training and retention strategies
  • Develop a team-based environment for staff, providing for development, collaboration and well informed decision-making
  • Ensure that staff have a secure environment in which to thrive
  • Strengthen and maintain the management and governance culture and practices of the organisation

 Financial Management

  • Work closely with the Head of Operations to ensure the financial viability and sustainability of the organisation
  • Prepare and submit an annual operational budget for programmes to the CEO and Head of Operations for review and approval, manage effectively within the budget and report accurately on the progress made and challenges encountered

 Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Assist with the development of fundraising and other revenue generation plans to ensure funding for existing programmes
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners
  • Oversee the fulfillment of contract requirements and contract reporting for all Programmes
  • Provide expertise and advice to staff in order to facilitate collaboration and partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Ensure consistent representation of the organisation and its mission and programmes

 Strategic Planning

  • Participate as a thought partner to Chief Executive Officer, Head of Operations and the Board of Directors in setting organisational goals and strategy and developing plans for execution and implementation
  • Work with staff to develop annual programme goals
  • Oversee goal-setting for all programmes and responsible for monitoring attainment of short and long-term goals
  • Lead and assess potential new projects for expansion and/or partnerships
  • Collaborate with all senior management on ensuring the sustainability of programmes
  • Actively contribute to the content and development of concept notes and proposals for additional program funding


  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Lead piloting and testing of new and enhanced strategies in preparation for building a robust, replication model
  • Oversee scale-up of programmes to new cities and/or countries
  • Develop, standardise and codify expectations and procedures for expansion programme model
  • Partner with senior team to design frameworks, tools, and resources to ensure programmes are implemented with fidelity
  • Ensure best practices are in place for knowledge management across locations and that information is standardised and utilised
  • Engage in partnership building in new cities with schools, civil society organisation and companies


  • Minimum of five years of work experience in a nonprofit experience, at least two of which are in leadership/management positions
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Programme development experience, familiarity with programme evaluation, a record of achievement as an innovator, hands on programme experience, ideally in youth leadership, facilitation and community development
  • The life experience and personality that will generate credibility with clients, staff and funders and ability to engage positively with participants
  • Strong leadership, management and problem solving skills
  • Assertive decision maker Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation
  • Problem solver, assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Communicator, a good listener, actively seeks opinions of others in decision making and consultative
  • Ability to inspire confidence and trust
  • Possess the charisma and personality that motivates and inspires others
  • Working knowledge of, and the ability to oversee, financial systems and budget development and management
  • Someone who can balance a creative approach with the need to develop and follow a plan
  • Relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing organisation wide strategies for programme excellence, engaging community partners and working closely within the senior leadership team
  • Ability to travel extensively and work on weekends and evenings to provide on-site leadership to programmes

Complete the online application form here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018enkeJobApp 

To apply, submit CV (maximum two pages) and motivational letter (maximum one page) in PDF format to jobs@enke.co.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Please note, online applications without an emailed CV and motivation letter may not be considered.

Please note that we will not be responding to enquiries before the application deadline of 27 May 2018.

We will be contacting successful applicants from June 2018.

For more about enke: Make Your Mark, refer to www.enke.co.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies 


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