SGF : Chief Executive Officer

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation - South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 12 May, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Opportunity type: Permanent Employment

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation strengthens the capacities of community-based organisations to deliver sustainable, best-practice services that measurably improve the outcomes of at-risk children and adolescents in South Africa.
Starfish seeks to appoint a CEO to be based in Johannesburg.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Start date: 1 July 2019


  • 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 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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