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Director

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Uviwe Child and Youth Services
Gqeberha, South Africa
Closing Date:
Monday, 28 June 2021
Open

About the Organisation

Uviwe Child & Youth Services () is a registered child protection and youth development organisation in the vibrant city of Port Elizabeth.

Over the past 100 years, what began as a specialist organisation to protect the rights of abused children has grown into a sustainable social agency in our city. UVIWE is committed to create education and development pathways for vulnerable children and at risk to Thrive. Our social impact is driven by 3 pillars, i.e. to (1) provide safe spaces for children to grow; (2) ensure children & youth regularly participate in life changing programmes and (3) to facilitate long term change through mentorship relationships. The organisation’s footprint is restricted to the Northern Areas of Gqberha, i.e. Schauderville and Gelvandale and surrounding areas. Our development model is holistic and stretch, from first steps to first job, including programmes for ECD, TEENS and YOUTH.

We support and implement programmes to ensure all children can be safe, educated, healthy and youth experience financial freedom.

About the Job

The Director of Uviwe Child & Youth Services will report directly to the Board and will provide overall strategic direction and management to the organisation. The incumbent must have a strong business acumen to coordinate/integrate the different parts of the organisation, with excellent networking and fundraising capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership, aligned with the organisation’s vision and mission

  • Develop, implement and continuously adapt sustainability strategies for the organisation

  • Lead transformation initiatives to ensure the organisation stays connected to children, youth, the community and demonstrate social impact.

  • Ensure effective management of an annual organisational budget of minimum R4mil

  • Ensure good governance and NGO compliance, i.e., inclusive of acting as power of attorney, signatory and managing the board/governance structure at Uviwe

  • Marketing & Fundraising – coordinate the organisation’s fundraising strategy and steering committee to achieve annual fundraising target.

  • Brand management - ensure strategic networking and establish partnerships to position UVIWE as a trustworthy partner in the NGO sector, and child protection & youth development space.

  • Demonstrate the organisation’s social impact discernibly, through integrated programmes that supports a holistic development model, meeting best practice for ECD/Teens and Youth.

  • HR management - provide strategic organisational development and risk management guidance in relation to talent management, staffing & succession planning.

  • Ensure effective management and coordination of the organisation’s management & support functions, such as HR, Finance, Assets, IT, Document Control and Infrastructure (buildings & transport).

Requirements

  • Preferably a tertiary qualification in social science, business management, and/or community development

  • Must have prior experience in the NGO sector or Community Development space

  • Strategic, logic and analytical competencies

  • Business acumen

  • Ability to effectively manage relationships (internal and external) – on all levels

  • Exceptional writing & communication skills for internal & external reporting and communication plans

  • Grant writing and prior fundraising experience (ability to diversify income streams)

  • Ability to apply wider lenses, i.e., integration, coordination and systems theory application

  • Effective management of business administration processes

  • Financial management skills

  • Computer literacy – intermediary to advance skills level.

Personal traits required for the Director:

  • Must have a passion for children/youth and community development (heart commitment)

  • Embrace ABCD principles as a way of “doing” – Asset Based Community Led development practices

  • Flexible work hours are critical to meet operational requirements

  • Experience in networking with community-based stakeholders, with relevance to the Northern Areas

  • Have an appropriate “balance” between a “hunter’s personality – to attract resources/ do fundraising” and a personal commitment (love) to facilitate change for children/youth/community.

  • Vigour, constant energy (output) and personal resilience

  • No criminal record, good financial standing.

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Monday 28th June 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za

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About the Organisation

Uviwe Child & Youth Services () is a registered child protection and youth development organisation in the vibrant city of Port Elizabeth.

Over the past 100 years, what began as a specialist organisation to protect the rights of abused children has grown into a sustainable social agency in our city. UVIWE is committed to create education and development pathways for vulnerable children and at risk to Thrive. Our social impact is driven by 3 pillars, i.e. to (1) provide safe spaces for children to grow; (2) ensure children & youth regularly participate in life changing programmes and (3) to facilitate long term change through mentorship relationships. The organisation’s footprint is restricted to the Northern Areas of Gqberha, i.e. Schauderville and Gelvandale and surrounding areas. Our development model is holistic and stretch, from first steps to first job, including programmes for ECD, TEENS and YOUTH.

We support and implement programmes to ensure all children can be safe, educated, healthy and youth experience financial freedom.

About the Job

The Director of Uviwe Child & Youth Services will report directly to the Board and will provide overall strategic direction and management to the organisation. The incumbent must have a strong business acumen to coordinate/integrate the different parts of the organisation, with excellent networking and fundraising capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership, aligned with the organisation’s vision and mission

  • Develop, implement and continuously adapt sustainability strategies for the organisation

  • Lead transformation initiatives to ensure the organisation stays connected to children, youth, the community and demonstrate social impact.

  • Ensure effective management of an annual organisational budget of minimum R4mil

  • Ensure good governance and NGO compliance, i.e., inclusive of acting as power of attorney, signatory and managing the board/governance structure at Uviwe

  • Marketing & Fundraising – coordinate the organisation’s fundraising strategy and steering committee to achieve annual fundraising target.

  • Brand management - ensure strategic networking and establish partnerships to position UVIWE as a trustworthy partner in the NGO sector, and child protection & youth development space.

  • Demonstrate the organisation’s social impact discernibly, through integrated programmes that supports a holistic development model, meeting best practice for ECD/Teens and Youth.

  • HR management - provide strategic organisational development and risk management guidance in relation to talent management, staffing & succession planning.

  • Ensure effective management and coordination of the organisation’s management & support functions, such as HR, Finance, Assets, IT, Document Control and Infrastructure (buildings & transport).

Requirements

  • Preferably a tertiary qualification in social science, business management, and/or community development

  • Must have prior experience in the NGO sector or Community Development space

  • Strategic, logic and analytical competencies

  • Business acumen

  • Ability to effectively manage relationships (internal and external) – on all levels

  • Exceptional writing & communication skills for internal & external reporting and communication plans

  • Grant writing and prior fundraising experience (ability to diversify income streams)

  • Ability to apply wider lenses, i.e., integration, coordination and systems theory application

  • Effective management of business administration processes

  • Financial management skills

  • Computer literacy – intermediary to advance skills level.

Personal traits required for the Director:

  • Must have a passion for children/youth and community development (heart commitment)

  • Embrace ABCD principles as a way of “doing” – Asset Based Community Led development practices

  • Flexible work hours are critical to meet operational requirements

  • Experience in networking with community-based stakeholders, with relevance to the Northern Areas

  • Have an appropriate “balance” between a “hunter’s personality – to attract resources/ do fundraising” and a personal commitment (love) to facilitate change for children/youth/community.

  • Vigour, constant energy (output) and personal resilience

  • No criminal record, good financial standing.

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Monday 28th June 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za