Employment/Franchising Opportunities April-May 2018


We have three opportunities that we would like to share with you: two adverts are related to mother and child health and nutrition during the First 1000 Days, and the third focusses on our work around issues impacting youth employment.  Please could you share these adverts with others whom you think might be interested:


Working to improve mother and child health and nutrition during the First 1000 Days: 


Zero-Stunting Campaign Coaches

The Zero-Stunting Campaign aims to halve the national prevalence of stunting of children under the age of two by 2030. Towards this end, the campaign seeks to provide universal access to aspirational antenatal and postnatal classes through a social franchise that supports and empowers pregnant mothers and their babies through the critical first 1000 days of life (from conception to a child’s second birthday). We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and highly motivated Coaches to manage, monitor and quality assure our franchisee network. Coaches will travel across the country and will, therefore, require a driver’s licence.

Key responsibilities 

  • Recruit and train franchisees and provide opportunities for ongoing development through coaching and quality assurance processes.
  • Initiate and maintain the effective use of resources by franchisees.
  • Support franchisees and inspire a wider sense of belonging and loyalty to the franchisee network.
  • Drive and monitor quality improvement among franchisees and franchisee clubs.


  • Excellent administrative management skills, including the ability to fulfil reporting, budgeting and other requirements.
  • Ability to maintain effective quality assurance systems, and to collect and manage qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and facilitate personal and professional development in a supportive way.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, be flexible and take initiative.
  • Fluency in English and one additional South African language.
  • Driver’s licence is essential.
  • Knowledge or experience working in township areas across Gauteng.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV including the names and contact details of three referees, by email to work@dgmt.co.za with Zero-Stunting Coach in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: 7 May 2018.

The Zero-Stunting Campaign was initiated by a group of funders in 2017 with the aim to halve the national prevalence of stunting of children under the age of two by 2030. It is currently incubated by the DG Murray Trust (DGMT).

Franchising Opportunities: Antenatal and baby classes

A national franchise is about to be launched, supported by a group of funders committed to helping babies and young children grow to their full potential. The first 1000 days of life (from conception to a child’s second birthday) play a vital role in shaping a child’s future. Children who receive enough love, food and stimulation during this period of life tend to thrive, do better at school and get better jobs as a result. But often parents don’t get enough support and information when they’re pregnant or when the baby is very young. We hope to fill this gap through an exciting new social franchise of antenatal and baby classes.

A franchise is an opportunity that allows the franchisee (possibly you) to start your own branch of an initiative by using someone else’s (the franchisor’s) expertise, ideas, systems, information, processes, training and support.

This franchise has not officially launched – and its name is still under wraps, but we’d like to test it with some sparky people who want to be in on the action right from the beginning. This is not a job that will pay a salary, but an entrepreneurial opportunity that will enable you to supplement your current income through the franchise’s low-fee structure.

In 2018, we aim to pilot the antenatal component of the classes in 18 communities: Mamelodi, Laudium, Kwa-Thema, Tsakane, Vosloorus, Katlehong, Alexandra, Yeoville, Clayville, Atteridgeville, Worcester, Nkomazi, Mdantsane, Mqanduli, Soweto, Thembisa, Diepsloot & Mopane.

What it will entail:

As a franchisee you will have to host a minimum of 2 classes per week with 2 groups of 10 moms.

What skills and qualities you will need:

  • Being a social & community activist with a passion for women & children.
  • Having strong interpersonal skills, and being non-judgmental and relatable.
  • Being innovative & entrepreneurial.
  • Ideally living & working in 1 of the 18 communities.
  • Being able to speak at least 1 local language.
  • Being able to read & write English.
  • Having computer skills (Word, Excel, internet browsing, email, social media).
  • Having basic administrative skills (filing, photocopying/printing, administering forms).

If you are interested in this opportunity, send us an email and tell us more about yourself, your qualifications & experience, and why you would make a great franchisee.
Email zscommunication@dgmt.co.za with ZS Franchisee in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: 7 May 2018.


Focussed on our youth employment:


Project Leader for Youth Capital

Incubated by the DG Murray Trust (DGMT), Youth Capital is a campaign and design hub focused on ensuring all young people get their first decent job. Youth Capital seeks to drive an innovative agenda for youth employment that is rooted in distilled data, but also in young people’s voices and insights.

We’re looking to hire a dynamic Project Leader to work with a small team and drive the work of this start-up initiative.

Our ideal project leader:

You are willing to be based in Cape Town, are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, able to take risks and operate in an environment of uncertainty to quickly turn ideas into reality. You are able to connect data, ideas and people; you are curious and look beyond the status quo. You’re both able to lead from the front by inspiring your team with a clear vision, but are also able to roll-up your sleeves and do work in the trenches.

You intuitively know how to synthesise and frame ideas, and enjoy the process of making meaning in ways that shape and spark breakthroughs. You communicate persuasively, and can present your ideas in multiple formats (written and spoken), as well as across various platforms. You connect well with people and know how to build relationships with diverse groups and organisations. You are committed to amplifying and supporting young people’s voices to build and influence their generation’s outcomes.

Core skills and background:

  • We are looking for a university graduate (preferably with a Master’s degree), who is comfortable with quantitative and qualitative data.
  • You preferably have relevant experience in civil society or policy environment.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV (including the details of 3 referees) to work@dgmt.co.za with ‘Project Leader – Youth Capital’ in the subject line by Friday 4 May 2018.