IkamvaYouth New Job Vacancy Available – Apply Now!

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23 Oct, 2018

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

IkamvaYouth is a prominent and award winning national youth development and education organisation with a fifteen-year track record of ensuring that township youth pull themselves and each other 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.

Job Title: Chief Operations Officer


  • Cape Town
  • Pretoria
  • Johannesburg

Report to: The Executive Director.

Salary: R 583 733 52 to R 650 000, negotiable based on years of experience

The purpose of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) shall oversee, direct, and organise the work of all organisational operations, ensuring smooth operational coherence and a high standard of functioning within Programme Delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Administration, and day-to-day operations. The COO will support the achievement of IkamvaYouth’s impact targets of learner reach, quality of passes and post school placements, as well as the active living of IkamvaYouth’s values through day to day application.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Programme Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Technology, Infrastructure and Administration
  • Staff Management


  • Relevant degree in Business Management, Development Studies or a related field or proven experience in same
  • Eight or more years of experience in a senior operations leadership position
  • Experience in donor-funded environment is essential
  • Experience in the education field would be advantageous
  • Significant experience in Finance and HR Management is required
  • Commitment to redressing inequality through education, and a deep belief in the vast potential of all young people
  • Interest in and alignment to IY’s vision and values
  • Strategic and analytical thinker
  • Proactive and performance-orientated
  • Leadership and communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Commitment to developing people
  • Organised, self-reliant, good problem-solving, results-oriented, multi-tasker with superior management skills and judgment
  • Written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with all team members and stakeholders
  • Computer literacy skills

To apply, submit your CV and a cover letter via email to [email protected], with the subject heading “Chief Operations Officer”

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.

Application Deadline: 9th November, 2018

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