SOUTH AFRICA | Pro Bono Finance Manager @ Social Enterprise Supporting Youth | 2-3 Months

South Africa
Flights and Accommodation
01 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Full Time

Our partner is a social enterprise, designed as a business-led initiative that aims to empower one million unemployed youth by offering them a first chance at quality work experience and skills development. They are urgently in need of a Pro Bono Financial Manager to support them for 2 - 3 months in South Africa.


Youth unemployment is one of the biggest existential threats to South Africa’s future. Latest figures suggest that 58% of unemployed people are between 18 and 34. There is no easy solution to tackling this but a positive step forward is the strong collaboration between government, the private sector and wider civil society. 

The organisation is designed as a business-led initiative supported by Government that aims to empower one million unemployed youth by offering them a first chance at quality work experience and skills development and in doing so giving them the dignity and confidence many youth so badly need. The programme is focused on black South Africans between the ages of 18-35. The platform is a truly unique collaboration.  Our partner aims to support South African youth to achieve their first step up into work. From job readiness training to ongoing monitoring and evaluation, they are fully committed to creating the opportunity for work, and with it longer term skills development and security.

Your role:

You will be a second volunteer supporting this partner, covering the role of a Finance Manager and will build on the work the first AfID volunteer had commenced in relation to the development of:

  • Finance systems
  • Finance polices & procedures
  • Governance guidelines
  • Funding models
  • Funding proposals
  • Budgets
  • Risk register
  • Project work as required
  • Audit preparation
  • Financial software implementation


Feeling inspired?
Need a fresh challenge.. to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?

If that's a YES (x3), please click here and find out how we can individually tailor a volunteer placement that's right for you. Click the 'apply now' button if you would like to find out more about volunteering overseas.

We are confident you’ll encounter a variety of new and exciting challenges, share new experiences with inspiring people and learn skills that will give you confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life. You’ll be inspired and get back so much more than you give!

AfID Workshop: A practical insight for accountants looking to work in the sector either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. Next date – Friday 18th May. For more information click here or to book a place call +44(0)208 7417000 or email