Starfish Greathearts Foundation: Programme Manager

Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 22 June, 2018
Opportunity type: 

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation (SGF(SA)) supports girls and boys, especially those orphaned or vulnerable, by working in partnership with community based organisations (CBOs) – strengthening them, funding them and working towards their increased ability to deliver research-informed, evidence-based OVC&A interventions.
Our Nurturing Care Programme focuses on assisting CBOs to deliver effective and sustainable Health & Nutrition-; Responsive Caregiving-; Safety and Security-; and Stimulation and Learning programmes – working at the CBO, in the community, in the life-space of the child, and with families directly.
We are therefore looking for a uniquely skilled individual who is passionate about making a measurable difference in lives of girls and boys in South Africa – an influencer, a team-builder and a team-player.

  • Facilitate friendly, yet robust, organisational and programmatic capacity assessments with potential SGF(SA) partner community-based organisation (CBOs)
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and support for Community-based Organisations (CBOs) at varying stages of development, strengthening their governance, management, programmatic and M&E capacities.
  • Link CBOs to potential service-delivery partners, including other NGOs, Government Departments, and development agencies.
  • Assist CBOs in becoming more sustainable.
  • Represent Starfish Greathearts at stakeholder-meetings at National, Provincial and District levels.
  • Monitor and report on the activities, governance, management and accountability of SGF(SA)’s partner-CBOs
  • Manage SGF(SA)’s grant allocations to partner CBOs


  • Degree or demonstrated experience in health, management, community development, education, social work, early childhood development, psychology or related field
  • Skills and knowledge in the following: primary health care; organisational development monitoring & evaluation, program implementation, HIV/ AIDS, TB
  • Experience with mobile health clinics, ECD, YDP and Child Safeguarding
  • At least five years’ experience in the management, implementation and reporting of donor grants
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Financial literacy and management- budgeting and reporting
  • High level of computer literacy and tech competencies
  • Good facilitation skill – Accredited Facilitator preferable
  • Drivers licence and own car
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Fluent in English and isiZulu/Tsonga/isiXhosa

Fixed Term Contract
Salary – R240 000 – R300 000 CTC per annum
Position available from 1 July 2018
Based in JHB - Sandton
To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to by 22 June 2018
Only application from South African citizens will be considered.
Only successful candidates will be notified.         


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