Our client is a Danish corporate foundation headquartered in Denmark and working globally. Through innovative partnerships, we work to create systemic change, ensuring that Learning through Play empowers children to become creative, engaged, life-long learners. South Africa is one of our priority countries, and we are currently increasing our investments here to reach more children with Learning through Play in schools and communities.
Initiatives Lead/Director, South Africa
The Initiatives Lead is our most senior role in South Africa, responsible for developing, coordinating and driving a growing portfolio that reflects the mission and strategic ambitions of the Organisation. Our aim is to be a Learning through Play thought leader, and the preferred capacity development and advocacy partner, strengthening the Foundation’s abilities to realise our mission.
The Initiative Lead South Africa will be responsible for building dialogue, collaboration and impactful partnerships to elevate the Learning through Play agenda in South Africa, and ensuring that the daily operations of the organisations office is highly efficient and aligned to our global culture and policies.
To be considered for this position, you need to evidence significant professional experience in a directly relevant field, such as education, early childhood development and philanthropy. You will be familiar with programme design, development and management, including the management of people and organisational resources, and have outstanding stakeholder engagement and communication skills. Previous experience of managing grants would be an advantage. You need to have direct experience of working in South Africa and engaging successfully at the most senior levels nationally. You share our values and passion for Learning through Play, and have the personal energy and drive to make a real difference in the delivery of our agenda.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our advisors at Prospectus, Borge Andreassen, Fiona Wansborough or Eva Farina on firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find details about the Foundation, the opportunity and how to apply in the appointment brief, which you can access by following the link below.
Closing date: 30.10.18
Prospectus interviews: 8-15.11.18
First interviews (Skype): 28, 29.11.18
Final interviews (Pretoria, South Africa): 4, 5.12.18