Managing Director


MAMAS Alliance is a unique network of 33 independent leading grassroots NGOs all across South Africa whose core business is the care of the most vulnerable and least fortunate children and youth (and their families), guiding and assisting them to reach their full potential. The candidate therefore should really care and have a strong role in facilitating, supporting and guiding this network and movement of hope through: professionally linking South African business to its NGOs through Corporate Social Investment (CSI); coordinating information, sharing skills and knowledge between the NGOs through various programs; and the enhancement of the empowerment of vulnerable children through specific programs such as PowerGirls (PG).
Based in Johannesburg, MAMAS Alliance seeks to appoint an


The MD will be managing a dedicated team of five professionals that perform functions in this regard and will be expected to have a social and community development background as well as some experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial world. He/she will be expected to have a strong networking capability as will be in constant liaison with the staff, NGOs, corporates and KFM. The candidate will be employed by KFM and he/she will report to the director of Kinderfonds MAMAS in The Netherlands.

Key responsibilities include:
Coordinating sharing of information, knowledge and skills in the MAMAS Alliance network
Organisation and/or delivery of training sessions
Managing the MAMAS Alliance team
Liaising with Country Representation on strategic and operational activities
Reporting to the KFM Director in The Netherlands
Administration and handling of MA budget and HR aspects
Report writing
Participating in management meetings and strategic planning
Social work/community development/social science or other relevant degree or master
At least 8 years’ experience in a community development or the NGO sector
At least 5 years of experience in a senior management/leadership position
Demonstrable affinity with community development or the NGO sector
Some experience in the entrepreneurial, business or corporate world will be an added advantage
A team player and a proponent of diversity
Familiarisation in training is an added advantage
Good communication skills, specifically strong listening skills
Strong analytical skills and being able to integrate and align programs to the overall vision of the organisation
Must possess underlying guiding values such as non-judgemental, non-discriminatory, respect for all, non-self imposing to guide their work
The ability to communicate professionally, creatively, flexibly and respectfully with clients and partners: both in the corporate sector (on all levels), as well as in the NGO sector
Proficient in working with MS Office and Excel, as well as online communication tools
Willingness to travel within South Africa to communities for site visits, COVID-19 regulations permitting.
Driving licence and own car required
Note: This is a one year contract which the possibility of a permanent contract after one year

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Tuesday 30th March 2021 to [email protected]