Children of the Dawn: National Programme Manager

Children of the Dawn is a Non-Profit Organisation that provides care and support for orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.Children of the Dawn seeks to appoint a NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER, based in Edenvale (Johannesburg), starting with immediate effect.


  • Programme Design & Implementation for our 5 Pillars including Minichess
  • Supervision of budget and the organisation’s finances
  • Fundraising from individual donors, companies and institutions
  • Represent Children of the Dawn at events
  • Timeous reports to funders as per deadlines
  • Site visits:
    • Control visits –  16 a year  (control visits) to be shared with other staff members
    • Visits to projects with funders
    • Ad-hoc participation in community events
  • Writing of annual report
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met
  • Maintaining communications with Director, Council and ground teams
  • Maintain and expand social media presence:
    • Management of Facebook and Twitter page
    • Maintenance of website
  • Human resources management with support from dedicated Council Member
    • Managing staff at head office
    • Managing Minichess supervisor
    • Managing caregivers/coordinators
    • Managing policies and regulations

Qualifications, experience and key competencies required:

  • Honours or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or related fields
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in a similar position
  • Motivation to change the life trajectory of the most vulnerable children in South Africa
  • Love for rural areas and innovative spirit
  • Must be willing to travel within South Africa
  • Excellent communication, organisational and reporting skills, team player, trustworthy and responsible
  • Self-motivated and capable of taking responsibility and initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work under strict deadlines
  • Proficiency in Sepedi, Sesotho, Isizulu, IsiSwati, or IsiXhosa is a plus
  • Proficiency in French is a plus
  • Valid driving licence

Salary band:  Market-related

To apply, submit a CV and a word document of no more than 400 words highlighting your experience of (poor) rural South Africa / orphaned and vulnerable children to [email protected]