Cricket South Africa wishes to appoint a Director of Cricket
CSA (Cricket South Africa) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa. CSA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote and broaden the diversity of our workforce ensuring South Africans of all races, gender and disability can be involved in the administration of cricket. The appointments are made in line with CSA’s employment equity commitments.
A fixed term position for a Director of Cricket (DOC) has become available. The successful candidate will be a key member of the C-suite and will assume a strategic role in the overall management of CSA. The DOC will be accountable for the development and implementation of the Cricket Performance Strategy of Elite Players in all South African National Teams and the effective development of Player Pathways. The role will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Refer to page 7 of CSA’s 2018/19 Annual Integrated Report for the full structure of the Business Unit to be managed by the Director of Cricket. https://cricket.co.za/resources/2018-2019_CSA_Annual_Integrated_Report.pdf
Being in the sport of cricket, the role requires the ability and willingness to travel, work long hours, over
weekends and public holidays where necessary. The more important criteria for the appointment is set out below and although not exhaustive, would serve as a guideline in assessing prospective candidates:
Key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:
1. Manage Business Unit Strategy
a) Analyse the CSA Strategy to determine the future trends, strategic direction and legal implications;
b) Interpret the CSA Strategy and relate to the Business Unit roadmap to determine the direction of the
departments within the business unit;
c) Conduct research to determine:
i) Proposed legislation/regulations;
ii) Amendments to current legislation/regulations;
iii) Trends in the Cricket and Sport Industry;
iv) Trends in international legislation/regulations pertaining to the Cricket and Sport Industry;
v) Trends related to the Regulatory area; and
vi) The impact on other areas.
d) Develop and implement the Business Unit Strategy and Roadmap in accordance with the CSA
requirements and Policies.
2. Manage Business Unit
a) Consult the Business Unit Strategy to determine the deliverables required;
b) Identify and secure the appropriate resources for the management of the Business Unit;
c) Analyse benchmarks for similar Business Units, nationally and internationally, to determine performance
d) Create and maintain a climate conducive to performance to ensure that the Business Unit delivers against
e) Develop and implement performance indicators for each department in the Business Unit.
3. Manage Human Resources
a) Determine the human resource requirements, permanent and contractors, in accordance with the expected
b) Secure the human resource requirements to ensure that deliverables will be met in accordance with the
c) Manage Human Resource Performance of staff within your Business Unit;
d) Conduct Performance Planning Sessions;
e) Compile Performance Management documentation in collaboration with staff members in terms of:
i) Performance Output Profile requirements
ii) Key Performance Areas
iii) Personal Development Plan
f) Track and monitor performance in accordance with policies and procedures and performance planning
4. Conduct Research
a) Initiate or commission research into cricket performance trends locally and internationally;
b) Determine the objectives and outcomes of the research; and
c) Implement recommendations arising from the research.
5. Manage Strategic Relationships
a) Identify the relevant role players in accordance with CSA requirements and dependencies;
b) Set-up meetings with the role players to discuss the roles and responsibilities and possible areas of
cooperation, improvement and conflict;
c) Obtain mutual agreement on the resolution of issues, meetings required and the delivery of inter-dependent
outputs and results;
d) Agree to the expected outcomes from each party and set-up SLA’s where required; and
e) Monitor the performance of all relevant role players continuously to ensure that the agreements are met.
6. Manage Finances
a) Analyse the business plan for the Business Unit to determine the financial requirements of each
department within the Business Unit;
b) Compile a comprehensive budget indicating the financial requirements of each department in accordance
with CSA’s budgeting guidelines and policies; and
c) Monitor the expenditure against the budget by each department and ensure that spending occurs within the
7. Manage Transformation
a) Analyse the Cricket SA Transformation Strategy to determine applicability and targets to be achieved;
b) Analyse the National Transformation Priorities to determine applicability and targets to be achieved;
c) Compile and implement a Transformation Strategy indicating Transformation Plans on a short, medium and
long term basis;
d) Monitor progress and performance against the Transformation Strategy to ensure that targets are
e) Implement corrective actions where required to ensure that the Strategy is effectively executed.
The following job qualifications, experience and knowledge are essential requirements:
a) At least a qualification in Sport Management/Science or an equivalent qualification or recognition for prior
years of Executive Management experience;
b) Level 2 CSA Coaching Accreditation or equivalent qualification;
c) At least 10 years working experience in:
i) Management of a High-Performance Organisation;
ii) Media Management;
iii) International Sport Management;
iv) Coaching and Coach Development; and
v) List A/First Class Cricket Playing.
d) Computer literate and competent in Microsoft Office applications.
In addition, the following job competencies and attributes would be important:
a) Sound knowledge of the business environment, the relevant role players within the business and their key
responsibilities and outcomes;
b) Knowledge and understanding of a high-performance environment, the requirements thereof and the
implementation of a high-performance culture;
c) The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels in the organization;
d) The ability to manage resources in accordance with the terms and conditions of a contract to ensure on
time delivery of outputs;
e) The capacity to be a compelling force on or produces effects on the actions, behaviour, opinions, etc., of
f) The ability to guide, direct and influence people in such a way that outputs are performed at an excellent
g) The ability to attract, develop, measure and retain competent and committed people to enable
achievement of business targets and objectives;
h) The ability to identify and manage the political relationships affecting the operations of the division;
i) The ability to apply the principles of problem-solving techniques to identify and resolve a problem in the
best interest of all stakeholders;
j) The ability to identify strategic priorities and apply the necessary judgement to make decisions of strategic
k) The ability to identify stressors and implement actions to overcome the stressors; and
l) The ability to manage a team of people by creating a cohesive unit of high performers.
Successful candidate would be based at the CSA Head Office, 86 5th Street, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg and the Powerade Center of Excellence, LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, HPC, Burnett Street, Hatfield.
Qualifying candidates can apply to email@example.com with a cover letter, comprehensive CV, copies of
SA ID and qualifications and at least two contactable references.
All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Short listed candidates will undergo interviews and
possible additional assessments.
In making the final selection, consideration will be given to the employment equity objectives of CSA. A
performance agreement shall be entered with the successful applicant. CSA reserves the right not to make
The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Should you not receive a response to your application within 14 days after the closing date, please
consider it as being unsuccessful.
VACANCY: South Africa “A” Team Head Coach
CSA (Cricket South Africa) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa.
CSA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote and broaden the diversity of our workforce ensuring South Africans of all races, gender and disability can be involved in the administration of cricket. The appointments are made in line with CSA’s employment equity commitments.
A fixed term position for a South Africa “A” Head Coach has become available. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Head Coach of the South African “A” team and to manage (in consultation with their Franchise coaches) the development of those players identified by the National Selection Panel for possible future Proteas selection. The South Africa “A” Head Coach will work closely with the Proteas Team Director in preparing selected Proteas players, joining various series and or tours.
The role will report to the CSA High Performance Manager and is integral to the effective and efficient functioning of the Cricket Services Department in developing world class players. Being in the sport of cricket, the role requires the ability and willingness to travel, work long hours, over weekends and public holidays where necessary.
The more important criteria for the appointment are set out below and although not exhaustive, would serve as a guideline in assessing a prospective candidate.
Main job duties/responsibilities:
Key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:
a) Serves as the Head Coach of the SA “A” team and prepares the players for international competitions ensuring the production of players that will sustain the Proteas’ position as one of the Top 3 nations in the world;
b) Leads the ongoing development of identified cricketers as identified by the National Selection Panel (NSP);
c) Prepares all players for international competition by ensuring the holistic development of players will deliver the vision of CSA to make cricket a truly national sport of winners;
d) Assists in developing “out of form” and injured national (Protea) players;
e) Assists the Proteas Team Director in the preparation of Proteas players selected for a series or tour and joining the tour at a later stage;
f) Be a part of and contributes to the continued enhancement of the CSA High Performance programme; and
g) Performs other reasonable duties as required by CSA, including ad hoc projects.
The following are essential requirements pertaining to the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience:
a) A level 4 Cricket Coaching Certificate or equivalent international accredited qualification would be advantageous;
b) At least 10 years’ cricket coaching experience with 5 years of those being coaching at the highest domestic level in an ICC Full Member country;
c) Intimate knowledge of international cricket;
d) Experience in coaching at international level will be an advantage;
e) Experience in having played first class cricket will be an advantage; and
f) Good mentoring and motivational skills.
In addition, the following would be important:
a) Understand the transformation objectives of CSA;
b) Command the respect of the players;
c) Strong leadership, people and diversity management skills;
d) Conflict management and resolution skills,
e) Excellent strategic planning skills;
f) Strong decision-making ability;
g) Good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills;
h) Self-motivated with a high work ethic and ability to solve problems;
i) Reliable, high level of integrity and respects confidentiality,
j) Results focused;
k) Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to communicate with people at all levels;
l) Ability to work under pressure and handling of stress; and
m) Passionate about the game of cricket.
Successful candidate would be expected to spend the time required by the HP Programme, at the CSA Powerade Center of Excellence, LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, HPC, Burnett Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, in the execution of his duties, although he/she will not be obliged to move to Pretoria.
Qualifying candidates can apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a comprehensive CV, copy of SA ID, copies of qualifications and at least two contactable references. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.
Short listed candidates will undergo interviews and possible additional assessments. In making the final selection, consideration will be given to the Employment Equity objectives of Cricket South Africa (NPC). A performance agreement shall be entered into with the successful applicant. CSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.
The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response to your application within 14 days after the closing date, please consider it as being unsuccessful.