Mar 19, 2021

National Project Manager

  • Children of the Dawn
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

Children of the Dawn is a Non-Profit Organisation that provides care and support for orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.

Based in Johannesburg, Children of the Dawn seeks to appoint an


The following KPI’s will be in place for the first twelve (12) months of employment after which they will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the HR Committee. * Planning: Shared integrated plan that is costed, resourced, mitigates risk and is aligned to Children of the Dawn’s strategy and supported by suitable planning systems/tools. * Strong use of data and results based management to strengthen the programme: Regular data driven team meetings to track progress and identify actions and improvements required.

Key responsibilities include:

Monthly data driven management report and review against plans with agreed improvement plans and sharing of success
Support organisational integration and growth: participating in various teams to ensure alignment with strategy with a focus on improvement, growth and sustainability
Develop team: Staff development and management
Strengthen 5 Pillar programme alignment and engagement through development and implementation of plan across provinces at various stakeholder levels
Financial management, including activity-based budgeting and monthly review and management of variances at provincial level
Operational management: Related to programme operations and efficient costing and use of resources
Reporting and communications: Reflect purpose and values and support donor and other stakeholder engagement and development according to agreed targets.


Honours or Masters in Business Administration, Development Studies or related /relevant field
Mentoring and/or Coaching Qualification advantageous
Project Management Qualification advantageous
3 to 5 years working experience in a similar position
Motivation to change the life trajectory of the most vulnerable children in South Africa
Passion for the development of human potential and belief in social justice
Evidence of good staff development and management experience
Good understanding of, and evidence of financial management experience
Education sector experience preferable
Demonstrated writing and reporting skills
Demonstrates values-based leadership
Demonstrated operational experience in a development sector environment and with a track record of increasing programme efficiency and impact
Strong communication and people management skills
Good understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and experience in using data to drive programme improvement and quality
Collaborative approach and ability to build and support strong teams
Excellent attention to detail
Able to work under strict deadlines
Successful candidates will be required to travel regularly to the areas where the organisation operates, which include Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Candidates must be in possession of a valid Driver’s License
Proficiency in Sepedi, Sesotho, Isizulu, IsiSwati, siXhosa, or French is a plus

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