Managing Director

at James House
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Street Address Cape Town


James House was established in 1986 in Hout Bay, Cape Town and today operates as an organisation focused on the well- being of vulnerable children. The organisation has developed capacities and responses in keeping with the transformation of the child and youth care sector. The main thrust is two programs encompassing a broad range of services at the early intervention, prevention and statutory levels.

James House seeks to appoint a Managing Director, based in Cape Town.

If you meet the above requirements and have the passion and dedication to continue the James House legacy please forward a comprehensive CV together with a cover letter that outlines how you fit the job requirements as well as the names and contact details of at least 3 recent referees

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Further correspondence will only be entered into with those under consideration for the role. Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application.


Ability to carry high workload and work under pressure
Excellent written and spoken English. (Fluency in Afrikaans and /or isiXhosa an advantage though not essential)
High level of computer literacy
Experience and skills in fundraising and building and maintaining donor / stakeholder relationships
Strong strategic management and analytical skills.
A consultative management approach and a willingness to engage with and learn from the experience of others.
Experience and skills in human resource management, budgeting and financial management
Demonstrated communication and networking capabilities, including building partnerships with community and civil society organisations, corporate and government organisations.


Drivers licence and own transport
Tertiary qualification

Educational Requirements

An appropriate tertiary qualification.


Ensure proper governance oversight and compliance with all applicable legislation.
Maintain donor / stakeholder relationships and source new funding opportunities.
Devise financial strategy for long-term sustainability and ensure implementation and maintenance of financial management systems and donor reporting.
Human resource management and staff development.
Management of the implementation of monitoring and evaluation database / systems.
Provide overall strategic leadership and implementation oversight of all James House programmes.
Advocate for and represent James House to external stakeholders.

Experience Requirements

Previous experience in evaluating impact assessment of monitoring and evaluation systems an added advantage.
5 to 8 years senior management experience preferably gained in the Non-Profit child and youth care sector.

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