The difference between 'the haves' and 'the have-nots' is extreme in South Africa. Despite our wealth of natural resources, over 60% of all South Africans have to survive on as little as R671 (R22,37 a day or less). A further 40% suffers from extreme poverty and cannot afford to pay for the most basic needs. They actually have nothing. their children suffer the consequences. It is for that reason that MAMAS Alliance exists. To overcome this poverty and give South Africa's children and youth a fighting chance.
Currently, MAMAS Alliance is a network of 33 independent autonomous grassroots organisations, operating from 75 sites across South Africa. We work in predominantly remote, rural, semi-urban and urban areas in South Africa. We provide structural and practical daily care to the most vulnerable and needy children. This grassroots level network of MAMA POWER has been created among organisations receiving support from Kinderfonds MAMAS, an NPO based in the Netherlands which raises funds for childcare organisations in South Africa.
The CSI Agency aims to simplify CSI by facilitating and supporting the partnership between the funder and the NGO. The Agency works at no cost. All funds flow directly from the CSI-funder to the benefitting NGO.
We identify effective, reputable, well-run NGOs within our network to fulfil corporate CSI strategies. By monitoring investments, providing regular reporting and facilitating site visits where desired we make CSI easier for both companies and NGOs.
Our guarantee to every company is this: 100% of the funds invested in a CSI project go directly to the intended NGO, and thus the intended beneficiary. We take no fees and no commissions.
The end result: a well-run programme, creating real sustainable change for both the NGO and
MUSINA MAMAS INITIATIVE is looking for:
PROGRAM MANAGER/CENTRAL MAMA
If you have a social work or any related qualification and aspire to be in the leadership and management position of a 5-partner initiative that has been creating opportunities for the most vulnerable children, youth (and their families) in Musina and surrounding areas, this is an opportunity for you!
MAMAS Alliance is a unique network of 33 independent 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 about the less privileged and have a strong belief in fair and equal chances for all, as his/her guiding value and principle.
The Musina MAMAS initiative is a unique partnership model of care in three areas of Musina: Harper, Nancefield and Tshikudini. The 5-member partnership work closely together to implement their various programs to provide a comprehensive and holistic service to these communities
The desired candidate is an experienced and seasoned social worker with a strong background in both (a) practical interventions in the lives of the most vulnerable children, youth (and their families) and (b) managing broader development programs, including overseeing the work of staff, progress made, activities, reporting to donors, writing funding applications, seeking additional funding etc. She/he will be expected to relocate to Musina if not already living there and will be expected to build working relationships with local stakeholders.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A MOTIVATIONAL LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
To apply, please send your personal motivational letter plus CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 8th May 2019
Job interviews: 20th May 2019
Follow up interviews: 21st May 2019
Should you not receive feedback before 21st May, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Children's Fund MAMAS is a Dutch organisation that supports the MAMAS of South Africa. It was named after remarkable women in South Africa who take a stand and accept the responsibility of giving love, care and future of South Africa’s vulnerable children.