IkamvaYouth: Chief Executive Officer

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 28 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners 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 seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to be based in South Africa

  • Cape Town 
  • Johannesburg 
  • Pretoria

Report to: IkamvaYouth Board

Salary: R 724,453.20 per annum

The purpose of the position is 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.


  • Strategic vision and leadership
  • Stakeholder management
  • Financial sustainability
  • Strengthening capacity, infrastructure and operations
  • Programme development, delivery and training
  • Staff management


  • Relevant Postgraduate degree
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in a senior leadership position
  • A minimum of 10 years of overall professional experience
  • Prior nonprofit experience ideal - Management of a global or multi-branch organisation preferred
  • Significant fundraising, marketing/branding and financial management experience - not negotiable
  • Strong managerial skills are required
  • Commitment to redressing inequality through education, and a deep belief in the vast potential of all young people
  • Strategic and analytical thinker
  • Proactive and performance-orientated, taking ownership or and foster accountability for delivering results - Unwavering commitment to impactful programmes and data-driven programme evaluation
  • Resource mobilisation, unlocking opportunities and building collaborative networks
  • Leadership: building, leading and participating in effective teams, including competence to coach and mentor
  • Communicates in open, compelling, honest, articulate, respectful, clear and persuasive manner; both verbal and written
  • Resilient
  • Change agility, embracing and leading change and improvement
  • Managerial courage, making and standing behind tough decisions
  • Understanding of organisational dynamics and relationships – both internal and external
  • Advanced computer literacy skills
  • Flexibility and willingness for extensive travel

To apply, submit their CV and a cover letter via email to careers@ikamvayouth.org, with the subject heading “Chief Executive Officer” 

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

IkamvaYouth upholds the objectives of the Employment Equity Act and subscribes to a policy of Employment Equity, which takes cognisance of the diversity which exists in the broader South African society.

For more about Ikamva Youth, refer to www.ikamvayouth.org

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

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