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CEO - Executive Management (Voluntary)

Gomo Foundation

About Gomo Foundation and Our Vision

At the Gomo Foundation we are dedicated to building exceptional communities in Africa by empowering young women with the resources to change their future. To do this, we are creating opportunities for young women to build their skills and transform their lives and the communities they live in. We are kicking off this mission in Zimbabwe, with an aim to place 50 young, exceptional women into education by 2021, and we need some help! Over time, we will expand our reach into other parts of Africa and extend beyond education to tell the stories and form the key partnerships that will enable our young women to continue to grow and thrive throughout their lives.

The Gomo Foundation has been growing steadily for the last few years, and we are now looking for a new and passionate CEO to take us into the future.

About the Role

Our next CEO will be committed to the education of young women, a natural leader who feels confident in guiding, directing and connecting a team of about 20 volunteers and someone with a business-mindset who can apply their industry and previous volunteering experiences to continue to grow the revenue and reputation of the Gomo Foundation.

The CEO is responsible for carrying out the strategic plans and policies, as established by the Board of Directors.

The Chief Executive Officer role is the most critical position in the Gomo Foundation, as this pivotal role is expected to provide strategic thought leadership to the commercial decisions of our public ancillary fund, whilst also managing the day-to-day operational decisions that make our volunteers feel empowered to deliver outcomes that change the lives of young girls in rural areas of Africa.

Currently, the CEO leads more than 20 volunteers with some management support in the areas of marketing, technology and operations that makes work assignment simpler. However, given the size of our Foundation, this individual will still need to inspire progress by staying closely connected to the tactical work of the team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide an inspiring view of our mission to volunteers to encourage engagement and work delivery
  • Create the right culture to drive the Foundation’s success
  • Provide informal mentoring and support for Gomo volunteers
  • Develop the strategic delivery plans and programs aligned to the Board direction and priorities
  • Set objectives, KPIs and a scorecard for the organisation
  • Oversee all strategic program delivery, including partaking in the highest priority Board sub-committees
  • In partnership, compile budgets and forecasts and conduct financial reporting
  • Oversee the establishment of all commercial partnerships
  • Undertake risk management analyses and implement strategies to mitigate risks
  • Oversee fundraising and marketing strategic plans and activities
  • Establish strategies to approach funders and submit proposals
  • Actively seek new sources of income utilising personal networks and contacts
  • Maintain strong relationships with Gomo fundraising and commercial partners
  • Actively manage international partners from our beneficiaries in Africa
  • Pursue opportunities to speak to the Gomo Foundation’s mission, vision and successes
  • Coordinate a monthly CEO report for the Board and provide updates on progress and successes
  • Present Board with clear and logical recommendations and options for action.

The Successful Applicant

Attributes that we will be looking for are:

  • Leadership strength and experience
  • Charisma and an ability to influence and motivate
  • Mission obsessed with a relentless passion for our vision
  • Integrity and commitment aligned to the culture and values of Gomo
  • Results-driven with an ability to lead others towards common outcomes
  • Articulate and confident communicator
  • Critical and innovative thinking
  • Team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Capacity and interest to commit

A full Position Description is attached below.

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