Partnerships Program Manager – Mozambique

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a rapidly growing adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Since 2002, GRS programs have reached 18 million young people in over 60 countries with life-saving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services. GRS is looking to continue scaling its impact via partnerships over the next five years.

Role Overview

The Partnerships Program Manager position will be responsible for coordinating technical assistance and supporting and capacitating partners to deliver on programs which are utilizing Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ methodology. As the primary representative for Grassroot Soccer’s Mozambique portfolio, this position will also face externally and will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening Grassroot Soccer’s network of partners and programs and ensuring continual progress towards strategic goals and objectives in Mozambique.

The Partnerships Program Manager should be a strategic thinker and proactive problem-solver with demonstrated ability to manage tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables with no in-person supervision. The Partnerships Program Manager should be able to communicate empathetically, persuasively, and efficiently, and with exceptional attention to detail as the position will be responsible for actioning a diverse set of tasks – from deliverable and/or target-based technical assistance to strategic partnership development. Since primary operations and thus, team members, are located in South Africa and the US, this person should thrive in a remote and cross-cultural environment and be able to articulate and share compelling examples of good practices across the organization. This position will join the GP team and will work closely with the Director of Programs, who leads on strategy and program oversight.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Partnerships Program Manager” on the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: December 1, 2022


  • Manage day-to-day operations for GP workstreams for in-country partners, including program design and development, training and other technical support as needed
  • In conjunction with Director of Programs, create and oversee monthly and annual work plans that ensure project goals are being met in a timely fashion
  • Provide technical assistance to implementing partners, including but not limited to workshops, trainings, and support visits
  • Please see full job description for additional responsibilities.

Specifications & Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience managing, implementing, and monitoring concurrent, large scale international development projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Legally authorized to work in Mozambique
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply.

Job Overview

Date Posted

November 10, 2022


Maputo, Mozambique with up to 30% domestic travel

Job Type

Full Time