Chief Executive Officer urgently wanted: APPLY HERE


Chief Executive Officer urgently wanted: APPLY HERE

The position is based in Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present themselves for a face to face interview at the REPSSI Head Office.

REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative) is the leading African psychosocial support organisation. REPSSI’s vision is that all girls, boys and youth enjoy psychosocial and mental wellbeing. REPSSI has strong partnerships with governments (particularly the ministries responsible for social services, education and health), development partners, international organisations and NGOs in thirteen countries of East and Southern Africa.

REPSSI seeks to appoint an experienced and vibrant Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will provide over-arching inspirational leadership to a dynamic organization operating in a fast paced, highly competitive environment with a national, regional and international footprint.

Together with the Board, the CEO assures REPSSI’s relevance to the community, the accomplishment of REPSSI’s mission and vision, and the accountability of REPSSI to its diverse constituents.

To thrive as a CEO, you must be a prudent manager and inspiring leader with business acumen who will take bold actions to enhance REPSSI’s global standing as the leading African psychosocial support advocate and provider of technical expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic and Executive Leadership

Provide visionary strategic leadership, develop, review and ensure effective implementation of the strategic plan for REPSSI to maintain its cutting edge in a competitive market; guide business plans for the REPSSI programmes; ensure effective management of REPSSI’s executive team and day-to-day operations.

Strategic stakeholder management

Maintain good relations with current development partners at national, regional and international levels; identify potential / new strategic partners and opportunities; and ensure active and meaningful contribution to strategic partnerships. Lead in ensuring expansion of REPSSI’s reputation and brand through innovative communication mechanisms.

Resource mobilization

Engage in aggressive resource mobilization with traditional and non-traditional partners, securing new and additional resources and maximising existing resources.

Financial sustainability

Oversee the development and effective management of annual budgets; ensure proper control over expenditure and report accordingly; complete risk analysis on potential investments and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk and return; ensure compliance with all audit requirements; sustain an unqualified audit opinion.

Research and innovation

Provide strategic and thought leadership on REPSSI’s key competencies and its role appropriately internally and externally.

Programme development, delivery and training

Lead and assure programme quality through development of bold programme elements to respond to new research and opportunities; and organizational stability through implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, with regular evaluation.

Human resources and transformation

Motivates and leads a high performance management team dispersed in thirteen African countries, and provides mentoring as a cornerstone to career development for the team.

Essential Skills and Personality Traits:

Strategic leadership and financial management experience
In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management practice
An entrepreneurial mindset with excellent organizational and leadership skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong negotiation and marketing skills
Must thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging programme environment
Ability to set ambitious targets and drive to exceed them
Ability to work outside of conventional office hours, and across time zones
Knowledge of Psychosocial Support and Mental Health in Africa

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Masters degree in Social Sciences or Management or relevant field
8 years of experience in a senior leadership position
10 years overall relevant professional experience
Management of a global or multi branch organization preferred
Significant fundraising and marketing/branding experience (not negotiable)
Willingness to travel – the position requires up to 50% travel outside the local area and overnight
Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. REPSSI is committed to the principles of employment equity.

To apply, submit a one-page written motivation, CV and three work related referees with contact details, certified copies of identity document and qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time


Senior Leadership: 8 years (Required)


Masters (Preferred)


Randburg, Gauteng (Required)

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Source: Indeed

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