POWA: Executive Director

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 24 February, 2019
Opportunity type: 

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) is a nonprofit making women’s rights organisation aimed at ensuring that the rights of women and girls are protected and promoted. The organisation offers services ranging from counselling, legal advice, training, advocacy and shelters to survivors of violence against women and their children.
POWA seeks to appoint an Executive Directive, to be based in Johannesburg.
Salary: Negotiable based on experience

  • Develop internal policies, strategies and programmes and ensure that they are implemented
  • Develop an organisational structure appropriate changing requirements of the organisation and communities it serves
  • Develop and maintain positive communication channels with national and international NGO’s, CBO’s, local and regional NPO’s, Victim Empowerment Forums, Shelter Movements and Forums, donor organisations, government departments and related agencies, relevant to women and girls development
  • Promote positive image of POWA and women and girls issues in the media through the use of various mediums
  • Manage activities undertaken by POWA including the development and maintenance of financial and administration system the development of employee and volunteer through training, case consultation and clinical supervision by internal and or external professionals
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of a Performance Management System (PMS)
  • Develop team spirit and passionate commitment to a common vision and individual objectives amongst management / specialist staff and ensure that all POWA policies and adhered to


  • A University degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences and other relevant degrees
  • General management / law or business qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of ten or more years’ experience at senior management level within the social services environment and nonprofitable organisation
  • Experience in human resource management, managing volunteers, culturally diverse groups and case work
  • Have knowledge of violence against women and girls, and POWA programmes, donor and government funding priorities and mechanisms, interest (passionate about) in gender issues and knowledge of relevant resources, referrals and similar and complimentary organisations
  • The candidate should have the following essential skills: fundraising, strategic planning and development, budgeting, change management process within NPO’s,
  • Ability to monitor financial aspects of the organisation
  • Liaise with media visual, electronic and print, facilitation, presentation, public speaking, networking, numeracy, report writing and proposal writing
  • A drivers’ license is essential

To apply, submit a one page cover letter and detailed CV to vacancy@powa.co.za with the relevant position as subject.

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

For more about People Opposing Women Abuse, refer to www.powa.co.za

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