IkamvaYouth is looking for a budding social entrepreneur to be our National Coordinator, who will coordinate programme delivery and organisational management.

The National Coordinator will report to the national committee (natcom) and the board of trustees.

The National Coordinator concentrates on communications within the organisation and participates in all areas in order to compile and promote a shared understanding of the objectives, detailed plans, desired outcomes, tasks, roles & responsibilities, tasks & measurements of the day to day activities and monitors progress by assisting, guiding, coaching and taking remedial action in consultation with Natcom.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

Financial management and due diligence 

Facilitate budget development process ? Monitor budgets vs actual expenditure ? Cash flow projections ? Consolidating branch cashbooks to inform the national cashbook ? Provide training and support to branch coordinators re: budgeting, cash books and cash projections ? Provide oversight re: bookkeeper’s preparation of trial balances and liase with auditor for annual audit ? Oversee payments, salaries etc. ? Ensure legal requirements for PBO and NPO status are met

National Programme Coordination

Coordinate natcom online meetings ? Provide oversight, monitoring and reporting on programme delivery ? Consolidate monthly branch reports

Human Resources

? Coordinate natcom (team of five branch coordinators plus 2 natcom staff) ? Contracting ? Performance reviews

Shared responsibility for Fundraising

Consolidate financial details and budgets for fundraising proposals ? Assist in donor/funder relationship management ? Report to donors

The IkamvaYouth core operational expenses budget for 2011 is approximately R2,320,000 with additional discretionary programmes planned depending on levels of funding secured. The majority of the required funding has been secured for our short-term plans but we are currently trying to transition our relationships with funders to a multi-year funding model to enable the implementation of our scaling strategy. The National Coordinator will focus on maintaining and developing relationships with current and new donors for existing branches, enabling the Executive Director to secure funding and partners for establishing new branches.

IkamvaYouth needs someone who:
Has a relevant tertiary education qualification (preferably finance-related) or has significant financial management experience ? Has fundraising experience
? Is organised and efficient ? Enjoys working with and developing young people ? Is able to work alone and take initiative ? Is adept at using computers and able to work virtually ? Has a “Can do” attitude and belief (IkamvaYouth achieves great results despite challenging environments and minimal resources) ? Has a good track record of volunteering

R240 000 Salary  p/a + 13th cheque for full time position with flexibility, working from home or at our township-based centres. Based in either Cape Town or Johannesburg. Please submit your CV and a cover letter/email to zoe@ikamvayouth.org.

This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in a by-youth for-youth educational movement that enables disadvantaged youth to access higher education and job-based training. IkamvaYouth works with learners in the last 2-5 years of high school and provides supplementary tutoring, career guidance mentoring and computer literacy training. IkamvaYouth’s Media, Image and Expression programme provides an opportunity for learners to express themselves through art, performance, media and writing, while the HIV programme enables access to voluntary counselling and testing. The organisation has branches in the Western Cape (Khayelitsha, Nyanga and Masiphumelele), KZN (Chesterville) and Gauteng (Ivory Park).