1 July, 2015 1 July, 2015

Job Opening: Operations Manager at Waves for Change

Are you an independent problem solver who is well organized and committed to your local community? Join a rapidly growing NGO providing support to youth from Khayelitsha, Lavender Hill and Masiphumelele. We seek to fill a key role in the organization with opportunity to grow and gain a higher salary.


This position will help lead day to day operations of Waves for Change. An ideal candidate would be familiar with the local community and keen to get your hands dirty and fix problems as they arise. While keeping the organization smoothly running, our Operations Manager would also work with the leadership to put in processes to streamline logistics. Everything from transportation plans, getting food to participants everyday, to working with our partner schools should be managed by our Operations Manager.

Roll up your sleeves and apply today. Salary commensurate with experience and performance. Please explain why you are the best candidate and attach a CV to info@isiqalo.org

Requirements and details for Operations Manager position:

• Afrikaans / Xhosa first language or fluent
• English

Education and skill sets:
• Matric
• Diploma preferable
• Driving License + no accidents.
• Excel and Word proficient
• Strong working knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
• Previous experience as volunteer in the NGO sector

• Reliable & perceptive individual
• Team orientated
• Enjoy outdoor sports (Surfing not essential)
• Police clearance certificate / evidence of application for.
• Two strong references

Day to day tasks could include:
• Logistics- picking up and delivering surf equipment
• Transportation scheduling and trouble-shooting- fixing problem solving with combi driver schedule for child pick up
• Nutrition support- ensuring budget is available for weekly food purchase and food is fairly allocated
• Finance Logging
• Communications – building mailing lists and databases
• Events and Marketing – assist with W4C events and product launches
• Programme support – assisting with programme delivery when necessary
• Monitoring and Evaluation – assist with data collection and data entry

Potential perks include:
• Opportunity to have a positive impact on the local community
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience
• Potential for promotion, salary raises, and holiday bonus
• Mentoring, review, and development plan from senior staff
• Access to W4C vehicle or fuel stipend for official business
• Surf lessons and gear
• Company cell phone or data stipend

About W4C…
Waves for Change delivers award winning surf therapy programmes to children and adolescents effected by emotional trauma in some of Cape Town’s most volatile communities. Now entering its third year since launch, the programme is delivered by a growing network of trained community members under direction of a professional develop team. With head offices in Muizenberg, and programme HQ’s at Khayelitsha and Muizenberg beach fronts, Waves for Change is an organisation with established roots in Cape Town and ambition to stretch beyond the borders of the Western Cape. With new partnerships in place with leading aid agencies, and progressive CSI partnerships established with global leaders in the travel and social media sectors, Waves for Change is entering a period of exciting growth and seeks an ambitious, strong willed and reliable individual looking to walk the path with us.

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