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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

Igniting the church to transform Africa's entrepreneurial poor.

Professional

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa

Posted:
22 Nov 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

This role is located in Cape Town, South Africa and initial contract will be for no less than two years.

Compensation is half provided by Paradigm Shift, half fundraised through candidate's own personal networks. We are all supported this way––even the founders––this keeps our overhead low so we can serve our partners and the poor.

Employer tags:
Industry:
NGO
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
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Director of International Expansion

Looking for a seasoned, global professional who enjoys travel, strategy, management and executing on a big vision!

Cape Town, South Africa

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

This role is located in Cape Town, South Africa and initial contract will be for no less than two years.

Compensation is half provided by Paradigm Shift, half fundraised through candidate's own personal networks. We are all supported this way––even the founders––this keeps our overhead low so we can serve our partners and the poor.

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
Function:
Management
Partnerships
Writing/Editing
Fieldwork
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At Paradigm Shift, we see volunteers from churches, business forums and other groups of business-minded believers as a key answer to helping solve spiritual and economic poverty in our world. Our full-time Paradigm Shift staff equips these volunteers to stop giving handouts, and start providing business training, biblical discipleship, microcredit and mentoring. This is called the Paradigm Shift Program.

Our current Paradigm Shift Programs are located across South Africa's major urban areas (34 locations in 2014). We are also piloting programs in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Magascar, Kenya and Northern India. We will be doubling our locations in 2014, so it's an exciting time of growth at Paradigm Shift!

As Paradigm Shift staff, we work together to launch new program locations, train and oversee our regional Master Trainers who in turn train the volunteer teams, provide program support and oversight for our partners, and do monitoring, evaluation and reporting for all the programs. Best of all, we get to see the lives of the poor changed with our own eyes.

We work partially in impoverished communities and partially in the office. We are a young (under 40), educated team, all highly passionate about what we do.

See www.shiftingparadigms.org for more details.


About The Job

The Director of International Expansion role is an opportunity that the right person will not want to miss! As their primary responsibility (and joy!), this person will have an opportunity to assess, strategize and plan the international expansion projects for Paradigm Shift throughout Africa as well as a few other key countries in the world. The role will also entail the management of our language translation projects to take the Paradigm Shift program materials from English into other key languages starting with Swahili, French and Nepali (in 2014).

Our partners are mostly churches who are offended by the poverty around them and refuse to let it continue on their watch. They want to be conduits of change, but lack the tools to effect change in meaningful ways. Paradigm Shift is the opportunity many are looking for and the candidate gets to introduce them to that exciting opportunity, igniting hope and change while motivating successful business professionals to use their skill-sets to transform Africa's entrepreneurial poor.

The position also offers a chance to travel internationally while working with our partners in various urban centers, meeting key volunteers, and witnessing history in the making as entrepreneurs build their businesses and grow in their faith journeys.

The Director of International Expansion will have much to build on in Paradigm Shift's sixth year. Paradigm Shift is known in much of South Africa and word is getting around throughout the wider continent as well. This position invites a highly personable professional to create vision, strategy, goals and metrics to assess all the opportunities before us and vet the ones that are not a good fit, and pursue those that are.

The perfect candidate will hunger for and be excited by growth–both personally and for the ministry at large. This will require a great deal of wisdom and input from the person in this position.

This role is designed for a seasoned, global professional who enjoys travel, strategy, management and executing on a big vision.

If this gets you excited, keep reading! You're going to love this job.


Is this you?

The ideal candidate will:

✓ A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ / A growing daily walk with Him

✓ A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, ideally a Master's Degree

✓ Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

✓ Experience in roles requiring strategy and management

✓ Desire for travel and adventure and comfortably doing it alone

✓ Experience with––and love for––the developing world

✓ An enjoyment of making new friends, networking extensively and nurturing relationships over the long-term

✓ Ability to joyfully and diplomatically work with high-capacity, busy people

✓ An outrageous commitment to excellence, details, and timeliness

✓ A delight in working with a variety of personality types

✓ Passion for working in a fast-paced environment with a small team

✓ A relational approach that exudes the right mix of professionalism and fun

✓ A posture of service toward our partners, volunteers and entrepreneurs


This role is located in Cape Town, South Africa and initial contract will be for no less than two years.

Compensation is half provided by Paradigm Shift, half fundraised through candidate's own personal networks. We are all supported this way––even the founders––this keeps our overhead low so we can serve our partners and the poor.

Position needs to be filled immediately. Job to begin in early 2014.

IF INTERESTED, APPLY IMMEDIATELY!

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