JOB ALERT: Vacancies Open for NWC2023

by | Sep 10, 2021

The Netball World Cup 2023 board has announced two vacancies for a Tournament Director and Head of Finance to add to the team ahead of the event which is set to take place in Cape Town.

Tournament Director

Job Title: Tournament Director – Netball World Cup 2023

Reporting to: NWC2023 Board Primary

Location: Cape Town

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract from 01 October 2021 to 31 October 2023

Start Date: 01 October 2021

Gross Package: Market related


Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced and effective Tournament Director with major Events Management skills to lead and direct all strategic and business aspects of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2023 NWC for a duration of 2 years, reporting to the 2023 NWC board. The successful candidate will be an experienced executive and leader with an ability to identify, action and achieve the desired outcome of the Netball World Cup. The goal is to drive the company’s development and guide it towards the long-term success in respect of the Netball World Cup 2023. The Tournament Director will have the responsibility to create and implement a vision and mission for hosting the international event. The primary duties of the Tournament Director are to develop and lead the implementation of all strategic planning as well as the necessary oversight to ensure the desired outcome of hosting a uniquely African Netball World Cup successfully.



  • The Tournament Director will work closely with the World Netball Technical Delegate as well as the 2023 Netball World Cup Board;
  • Ensuring compliance with all governing laws, policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with all World Netball regulations and requirements;
  • Responsible for drafting and overseeing the implementation of the overall events plan which will include operational, marketing, communications, technical and any other plans required.
  • Strategic planning and organization;
  • Ensuring the achievement of established strategies with all Workforce Heads; • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and the ability to build trust and confidence with stakeholders;
  • Developing and achieving high quality strategies that align with the objectives of the NWC2023;
  • Leading and motivating all employees, ensuring a high performing managerial team;
  • Consistent, continuous, careful and prudent supervision of all operations to guarantee the success of the international event;
  • Initiating and confirming high-quality investment decisions in order to ensure maximise overall profits;
  • Providing leadership and tactical support to all our functional teams ensuring that all organizational systems, policies and practices reflect our core values;
  • Coordinating and ensuring strong execution across the Leadership Team in accordance with the strategic events plan and drive strong cross-team collaboration;
  • Overseeing financial strategy, supporting the Finance and Legal team in the development of financial models, budgets, and analyses; leverage data to drive key operational decisions;
  • Working with the Head of Finance to implement a long-term strategy that is operationally and financially sound;
  • Responsible and accounting for the control of income, cash flow and expenditure;
  • Engaging directly with the Board to ensure financial transparency and to communicate key financial and operational goals and priorities;
  • Working with the Head of Finance and other team leaders to implement a defined performance measurement system with underlying metrics (KPA’s);
  • Establishing operational benchmarks and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively driving improvements as necessary; work in concert with the Leadership Team to set standards of accountability and clearly defined measurements of success.


Skills, Qualifications and General Requirements:

  • Demonstrable effective experience as a Tournament Director in major sporting events;
  • Extensive experience in leading major events projects;
  • Experience in developing profitable strategies and the implementation of a vision;
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles;
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, public relations, finance;
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices;
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational and leadership skills;
  • Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills; • Excellent communication and public speaking skills;
  • Relevant Bachelors, BCom or Equivalent degree;
  • Minimum of 5 or more years’ relevant experience.

Application Procedure: All applications to be sent to: [email protected] / [email protected]

Closing date: 17 September 2021


Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance – Netball World Cup 2023

Reporting to: Tournament Director Primary

Location: Cape Town

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract from 1 November 2021 (or earlier) to 31 October 2023

Gross Package: Market related


Job Description

The Head of Finance will be responsible for leading and managing all financial aspects of the company, including managing strategic financial planning, financial statements and cash flow. The Head of Finance will support the Tournament Director in setting and tracking financial goals, objectives and budgets, providing management reports and overall financial team management. An experienced individual with relevant proven skills. Preferential consideration will be given to qualified chartered accountant.



  • Collecting, interpreting, reviewing, and presenting financial data;
  • Anticipating and planning of the business’ income streams;
  • Reporting to management and stakeholders;
  • Excellent management and leadership of the Accounting and Human Resources departments;
  • Developing project business plans based on the Company’s finances and financial predictions;
  • Developing and implementing strategies to minimise financial risk;
  • Analysing market trends;
  • Drive the Company’s financial strategy & planning;
  • Proper and prudent management of the Company’s liabilities and investments;
  • Productively supervising all finance personnel;
  • Managing vendor/supplier relationships;
  • Properly preparing, reviewing, monitoring and managing reliable and probable monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting/ budgeting reports;
  • Timeously compiling details and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports;
  • Compiling and assisting with annual audited financials and reports to same;
  • Set and ensure achievement of desirable performance goals;
  • Establish policies that promote the Company’s culture and vision;
  • Knows and adheres toa all South African generally accepted accounting principles, practices and securities and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs);
  • Oversees and reviews accounting tasks, including payroll, taxes, and compliance. • Presents financial reports to executives, board members, investors, and other stakeholders;
  • Collaborates with the executives and directors to create budgets and track key performance indicators;
  • Meets deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Maintain continued development or professional accounting and tax competence requirements;
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant technical, professional and business developments;
  • Financial statement preparation;
  • Reconciling account balances and bank statements;
  • Maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures;
  • Cost accounting, Credit, Risk management;
  • Understands, implements and adheres to the applicable provisions of the corporate good governance principles as published in King IV report.



  • Proven experience as Senior Financial Officer/ Manager / Director;
  • Knows how to use accounting software and has advanced spreadsheet skills;
  • Understands financial reporting and has strong analytical skills;
  • Communicates effectively and has exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Develops strong working relationships with colleagues across departments and seniority levels;
  • Manages direct reports and leads a growing team;
  • Excels at multi-tasking, organisation, and time management;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practice financial policies and risk management practices;
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development;
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities;
  • Aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving;
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting added advantage CA(SA), MBA;
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in financial management;
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting software, word processing, and spreadsheets.

Application Procedure – All applications to be sent to:

[email protected] / [email protected]

Closing date: 17 September 2021


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