The Message Trust Ongoing Recruitment

Posted on :

10 Jul, 2018

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NGO Jobs in South Africa

The Message Trust is passionate about reaching young people, seeking to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment, gangsterism and crime that negatively impacts young people in communities across Cape Town. The Trust has faith in young people and seek to raise up urban heroes who will become godly leaders in their families and communities for generations to come.

Job Title: Mission Director
Job Location: Cape Town

The Missions Director will oversee the Creative Mission department, one of our three key strategic areas in The Message Trust.


Leadership and Management

  • Work with the Executive Team in strategic planning for the mission
  • To line manage our team leaders and project managers within the Missions department, ensuring that they operate efficiently and flexibly, and are focused upon meeting their goals
  • Develop and utilise relevant reporting systems, and use these to ensure ongoing high-quality performance in all areas
  • Work with Message Media to commission relevant marketing and communications, including websites, print work, press articles, and related tasks
  • Utilise HR systems of goal-setting, one-to-one supervisions and staff appraisals, and encouraging team leaders to gain relevant new skills and experience
  • Contribute to the general development of a healthy organisational culture within the Message Trust

New Project Development

Financial responsibility

  •  In consultation with the finance department, establish and maintain effective and efficient systems of accounting, financial and other management controls within the areas of the post-holder’s own remit, and to contribute to a team-based approach on other aspects of The Message Trust’s overall activity
  • Seek out and secure funding opportunities consistent with the goals of the Missions department

Performance Management

  • Oversee the performance of the Missions team, ensuring systems are in place for monitoring performance and taking timely corrective action whenever necessary
  • Oversee training initiatives for the development of staff and volunteers within the Missions team with a view to long-term retention of existing staff and attracting new team members
  • Actively engage in own personal development

Other Expectations

  • Submit monthly written report to Message SA Exec
  • Attend Executive team meetings
  • Attend prayer days in Message HQ on a monthly basis
  • Regular line management meetings with the Chief Executive Officer
  • Increase the support base of Message across Cape Town, both in prayer supporters and financial supporters
  • Participate in Message Sunday’s – sharing stories of gospel transformation
  • Network with other mission ministries in the Cape Town


  • Clear strategic vision
  • Energy and business acumen, innovation and entrepreneurial skills
  • Open and sharing approach to collaborating with the Executive Team
  • Leadership, team-building, motivational and staff management skills
  • Ability to balance financial and non-financial objectives, analyse information, make sound judgements, appraise performance and manage risk
  • Networking, influencing/promotional and negotiating skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain public and voluntary sector partnerships
  • Strong self-motivation
  • A “hands-on” attitude, able to roll-up sleeves and pitch-in with practical task delivery
  • Successful management track record including change and innovation
  • Personal commitment
  • Identification with the Trust’s Statement of Values and Ethos.
  • Commitment to Child Protection, Equality and Diversity, and Health and Safety
  • Personal integrity and commitment to working as part of a team
  • The post-holder will be expected to enter fully into The Message Trust team life, including morning prayers, monthly prayer days and evening prayer meetings
  • Be experienced in the creative arts and working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Passionate about sharing the Christian faith with youth at risk across Cape Town in schools, prisons and communities

To apply, submit your CV and a one page motivational letter to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 20th July, 2018

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