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  • Post-MDG Framework Should Consider Africa’s Goals

    Ibrahim Mayaki, chief executive officer of the New Partnership for Africa's Development’s (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency has urged the United Nations (UN) member states must ensure that the post-2015 development agenda supports the developmental aspirations of the African continent.
     
    Mayaki indicated that NEPAD’s strategic focus on infrastructure and agricultural development remained two key pillars for the continued transformation of Africa.
     
    NEPAD’s main strategists requests that Africa’s goals should be a major consideration when the world body develops its post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework.
     
    To read article titled, “UN must ensure post-2015 agenda supports African development,” click here

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Institute for Security Studies: Group Finance and Administration Manager

    Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

    ISS seeks to appoint a Group Finance and Administration Manager.

    This senior management position forms part of the Institute’s executive management team and will be based in the ISS Pretoria Office. The position requires high levels of technical competence in accounting, financial and administrative management, and senior-level strategic management experience.

    The Finance and Administration Manager is a senior management position that is responsible for the management and strategic development of all finance and administration processes across the group. This includes all business processes, budget preparation (both capital and expenditure), fiscal control and procurement, implementing and overseeing functional administrative structures in all offices and preparation of financial reports (management and donor reports), and management of the annual ISS Group Audit and on-going project/programme audits and external evaluations.

    Requirements:
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in senior financial and administration management, preferably with relevant experience in the NGO sector;
    • A higher degree (preferably a Master’s Degree) in accounting or business administration and/or a recognised professional accounting qualification;
    • Extensive knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal control;
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience with donor reporting and engagement;
    • Ability to manage financial and administration staff in a multi-location and diverse environment;
    • Excellent people management skills;
    • Experience using ACCPAC financial system will be an advantage;
    • Available to travel to the other ISS offices in Africa.
    Salary: Internationally competitive salary offered.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter, detailing how you meet the requirements of the job to Isaac Sihadi at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace.

    For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • NEPAD Business Foundation: Chief Financial Officer

    NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 19, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is a non-profit company promoting sustainable economic development in Africa through the private sector. Through its Project Management Unit, the NBF is implementing the Removing the Barriers in Agriculture (RtB) Programme which is aimed at removing barriers constraining private sector investment in the agricultural sector in order to increase participation of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs’ in agricultural production, agribusiness, and agricultural value chains throughout Southern Africa.

    The NBF seeks to appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), based in Johannesburg, South Africa (only those with South African work permits need apply).

    The CFO is responsible for the administrative, financial, human resources, stakeholder relations: communications, events and marketing, programmes, technology and risk management operations of the organisation, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, the on-going development and monitoring of systems and report accurate financial results.

    S/he will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    This is a one-year, full-time renewable contract position.
     
    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    General management
    • Management and administration: coordinating the day-to-day operation and management functions of the organisation;
    • Assist in formulating the organisation’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives;
    • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans;
    • Develop financial strategies;
    • Designing, improving and implementing the systems the company uses to deliver its services;
    • Develop and administering operational administrative policies, processes and procedures;
    • Managing the risks of the NBF as set out in the risk management strategy, including the risk management framework and fraud prevention plan;
    • Develop performance measures that support the organisation’s strategic direction;
    • Provide information for evaluation of the organisation's activities;
    • Management of the risks of the NBF as set out in the risk management strategy, including the risk management framework and fraud prevention plan.
    Operations
    • Manage and monitor  the finance and administration team, human resources, stakeholder relations:  communications, events and marketing of the organisation, programmes, technology and risk management operations of the organisation;
    • Implement operational best practices;
    • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team;
    • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team;
    • Ensuring operational diligence;
    • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions;
    • Maintaining and administering the Board-approved personnel policies;
    • Providing adequate supervision and evaluation of all staff Overseeing the recruitment, management and disciplinary procedures of personnel, including legal and labour-related matters;
    • Developing, monitoring and evaluating Key Performance Indicators and management of the Performance Appraisal system for staff and devising incentives/rewards appropriately;
    • Managing staff employment contracts and renewals and/or non-renewals
    • Ensuring operational diligence;
    • Managing the different business units and programs and ensuring effective delivery of services and streamlining of efforts and communication. 
    Financial management 
    • Oversee the issuance of financial information;
    • Managing external accountants;
    • Collating and reporting monthly management accounts for presentation to Operations Committee;
    • Submitting and reporting quarterly financial statements to Board meetings;
    • Preparing the annual financial statements and integrated annual report;
    • Overseeing and managing annual internal and external audit procedures with the auditors;
    • Ensuring effective audit trails;
    • Implementing recommendations from internal and external audit reports;
    • Tracking and complying with grant fund reporting requirements for funds received by NBF;
    • Oversee and provide guidance to business units in the development and management of programme budgets and expenditure;
    • Compiling grant funding reports on financial expenditure;
    • Approving and overseeing organisation expenditure;
    • Preparing, collating and tracking annual budgets for the organisation and business units and related programmes;
    • Provide proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting;
    • Maintain banking relationships;
    • Invest funds.
    Company secretarial
    • Ensure the organisation’s compliance with good corporate governance;
    • Ensure the organisation’s compliance to CIPC, SARS and other legal requirements;
    • Maintain and implement the organisation’s policies and procedures manual;
    • Liaise with appointed legal firm on legal issues such as MOI, trademarks etc;
    • Develop and implement a detailed risk assessment and management tool for the organisation;
    • Preparation of notices and legal requirements for the organisation’s Annual General Meeting and compliance to the MOI and other statutory requirements.
    Board and director relation liaison
    • Assist the Chairs in planning the agenda and materials for the Annual General Meeting, Board, Operations Committee and Audit & Risk Committee meetings;
    • Initiate and assist in developing policy recommendations and in setting priorities for the organisation;
    • Provide input regarding the organisation strategy and operational implementation implications.
     Public relations
    • Ensure appropriate representation of company/organisation by all employees;
    • Deliver presentations on behalf of the organisation and standing in for the CEO as and when required;
    • Understand the broader vision and objectives of the organisation and bring in relevant partners / organisations that may assist or partner with the organisation in achieving its goals.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, backed by a B Com, CIMA, CTA or CA (SA) and minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience within an organisation of at least 30 staff;
    • Knowledge of nonprofit company’s accounting in accordance with IFRS accounting principles, management accounting, financial reporting, auditing, risk management, SARS tax legislation, King 3 Corporate Governance and the Company Act;
    • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents;
    • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all stakeholders of the organisation, including donor organisations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, and employees;
    • Organisational development, human resources, and program operations;
    • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships;
    • Supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement;
    • Understanding of NEPAD, the African Union and current initiatives/developments NBF’s five focus areas, namely:
      • Agriculture and food security
      • Climate change and natural resource management
      • Economic and corporate governance
      • Human development and capacity building
      • Regional integration and infrastructure
     Behavioural qualities
    • Consultative capabilities – ability to work with all levels of people;
    • Resilience – maintaining composure and dealing effectively with pressure;
    • Methodical and systematic, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Action-oriented, confident and show initiative;
    • Operate with integrity and ethics;
    • Delivery and deadline orientated.
    To apply, submit a CV, a one-page motivation letter to support your application along with salary requirements to sandra.pires@thenbf.co.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  No telephone phone will be accepted.

    For more about the NEPAD Business Foundation, refer to www.nepadbusinessfoundation.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Institute for Security Studies: Senior Researcher

    Institute for Security Studies
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

    ISS seeks to appoint a highly motivated Senior Researcher - Crime, Justice and Governance, based in Pretoria.

    The person will have solid experience in conceptualising and managing research projects, so as to drive new, innovative research and advocacy projects in the field of criminal justice policy and practice, tackling corruption and good governance.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work as part of a team to identify critical areas for new research and advocacy to support good governance and improve policy and practice in the broad area of criminal justice;
    • Conceptualise and develop research proposals and manage research projects.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
    • Minimum of seven years experience in a research or policy environment;
    • Minimum of five years experience in managing projects
    • Excellent presentation and writing skills;
    • Relevant publications record;
    • Understanding of the South African governments policy making environment;
    • Existing network of contacts and established relationships with relevant stakeholders in government and civil society in South and southern Africa;
    • Have published journal and media writing articles and have experience in editing;
    • Ability to deliver presentations to different stakeholder groups;
    • Experience in working with the media;
    • Experience and a track record of fund raising.
    This position includes local and regional travel. The length of the contract will be for two years and will be renewable subject to future funding.

    Salary: A competitive salary will be offered.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees, three single authored publications and motivation letter to Isaac Sihadi at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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    SANGONeT invites NGOs and other civil society groups in Gauteng to a briefing session with Eskom on 26 November 2012 in Johannesburg to discuss Eskom's next Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 3). The current three-year MYPD 2 comes to an end in March 2013. Eskom is proposing a five-year determination for MYPD 3, running from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018, with electricity tariffs to increase by 16% per annum during this period. Attend the event to learn more about this issue and have your say. Click here for more information about the event.
  • ACCORD: Programme Officer – Peacekeeping Unit

    The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society institution working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

    The strategic goal of the Peacekeeping Unit is to contribute towards ensuring a multi-dimensional and integrated approach to peace operations in Africa.

    ACCORD seeks to appoint a Programme Officer – Peacekeeping Unit, based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Ref: PKU-PO-ACCORD

    The person will support the planning and implementation of all initiatives in the Unit.

    Responsibilities:
    • Liaison with participants and resource persons through multiple communication channels;
    • Organise logistics with regard to flights, accommodation, banqueting arrangements, road transport, photographers and other logistics with internal departments at ACCORD;
    • Preparation of budgets and memos for each activity;
    • Preparation of seminar/workshop documentation before and after an event;
    • Writing activity reports and drafting news items following seminars and workshops;
    • Undertake to follow developments in the field and academic debates linked to core activities of the Unit, thereby supplementing the information/learning chain of the Unit;
    • Represent the Institution through the Unit as a resource person at national and international meetings and conferences, as approved by the Coordinator of the Unit and in relation to key priority areas;
    • Assist with research outputs, writing and co-authoring articles relevant to the key objectives of the Unit;
    • Support the administrative coordination of the work of the Unit on a day-to-day basis.

    Requirements:

    • Postgraduate degree (honours or equivalent) in the field of political science/international relations; Minimum of two years operational and programme experience in the NGO environment (field experience an added advantage);
    • Substantive knowledge in the field of Peacekeeping in Africa;
    • Fluency in English is essential and knowledge in French will be an added advantage;
    • Ability to conceptualise and analyse complex information;
    • Attention to detail, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines to successfully deliver a diversity of objectives and demands; and
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with contact details of referees, quoting 'PKU-PO-ACCORD' in the subject line to recruitment@accord.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    The closing date is Friday, 16 November 2012 at 17h00 (South African time).

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about ACCORD, refer to www.accord.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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    SANGONeT invites NGOs and other civil society groups in Gauteng to a briefing session with Eskom on 26 November 2012 in Johannesburg to discuss Eskom's next Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 3). The current three-year MYPD 2 comes to an end in March 2013. Eskom is proposing a five-year determination for MYPD 3, running from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018, with electricity tariffs to increase by 16% per annum during this period. Attend the event to learn more about this issue and have your say. Click here for more information about the event.
  • Institute for Security Studies: Programme Manager - Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division

    Institute for Security Studies
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 18, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

    ISS seeks to appoint a Programme Manager for the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis (CPRA) Division, based in Pretoria.

    The Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis (CPRA) division of the ISS is offering an opportunity for a Programme Manager with experience in African conflict analysis, a sound understanding of African economic, security and governance challenges, including risk analysis experience; an effective network in Africa; and a strong record of publications, policy work, research, management and fund-raising. The CPRA division provides continental conflict analysis and early warning to complement the state-based mechanisms of the African Union and other regional economic communities (RECs). This division is currently run from the ISS offices in Pretoria, Nairobi, Dakar and Addis Ababa.

    The Programme Manager will report to the Head of the CPRA division.

    Responsibilities:

    • Fund-raise and donor liaison;
    • Financial management and donor reporting;
    • Deliver project outputs in line with the strategic visions of the ISS;
    • Oversee the production of a monthly AU Peace and Security Council Report (for the Addis Ababa office);
    • Manage a team of researchers and support staff;
    • Quality control over the research and policy products of the programme;
    • Plan, monitor, evaluate and report programme activities, outputs and impact;
    • Operate as a member of the senior management team of the ISS, and contributing towards the strategic development of the ISS;
    • The ISS Offices in Addis Ababa and Pretoria regularly interact with governments and intergovernmental organisations like the AU and RECs. The successful candidate will therefore have extensive knowledge of the African Peace and Security Architecture.

    Requirements:

    • Highly motivated, with proven professional and academic competence, preferably a PhD, in international relations, African politics, or another relevant field;
    • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience within a policy, politics, research or professional environment;
    • Solid employee management experience and engagement with senior management on a strategic level;
    • Excellent financial project management skills;
    • Excellent research and writing skills, with a record of relevant single-authored publications;
    • Strong track record in fund-raising and donor liaison;
    • A strong team leader with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in cooperation with governments and civil society;
    • Experience in providing direct policy support to governments;
    • Excellent English-language skills, both written and verbal;
    • Fluency in Portuguese will be an advantage;
    • Regional expertise in Lusophone Africa will be an advantage;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
    • Willingness to travel extensively both regionally and internationally.

    Salary: A competitive salary is offered. The initial length of the contract will be for two years, renewable subject to future funding.

    To apply, submit a CV, including the names and contact details of three referees and a motivational letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the position to Isaac Sihadi at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

    For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Institute for Security Studies: Researcher - TTIC Division

    Institute for Security Studies
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, March 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

    The Transnational Threats and International Crime (TTIC) Division of the ISS works to strengthen knowledge, policy and criminal justice responses to transnational crime in Africa. TTIC undertakes research, provides technical assistance and facilitates capacity building with criminal justice officials to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate transnational and international crimes. These include terrorism, organised crime, and international crime such as including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

    The ISS seeks to appoint a Researcher for the Transnational Threats and International Crime Division, based in Pretoria.

    The successful candidate will conduct projects with other TTIC staff, including delivering high-level training and specialised technical assistance to a wide range of law enforcement and criminal justice officials, as well as civil society actors working in the fields of international criminal justice, counter-terrorism and transnational crime in Africa. S/he will also be required to co-ordinate projects, initiate and maintain regular communication with key partners and represent TTIC at regional and international meetings.

    The contract is for a period of two years, and may be renewed subject to funding and satisfactory performance.

    Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in international law, international relations, criminology or a related field;
    • Minimum of four years of relevant experience working in one or more of the following areas: terrorism, transnational organised crime, international crime (war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide);
    • An understanding of criminal justice systems, with some experience of how these operate in Africa;
    • Experience in delivering training and/or technical assistance in the areas described above;
    • Research and writing skills;
    • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure, work independently, and take initiative;
    • Networking abilities;
    • Competency in French will be an advantage;
    • This position involves extensive travel.

    Salary: A competitive salary is offered based on experience. The ISS covers relocation costs.

    How to apply, submit the below to Isaac Sihadi at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org:

    • A cover letter, detailing how you meet the requirements of the position.
    • A detailed CV, including the names and contact details of three referees.
    • Three examples of self-authored written products, including research or policy publications.
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

    For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mandela Institute for Development Studies: Programme Manager

    Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is a continental institute that seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges in Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

    The mission for MINDS is to provide a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on different elements of “Africaness” in order to inform and influence policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.

    MINDS seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will Conceptualise, design and implement projects and activities under the Elections and Governance programme.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Conceptualisation and development of the broader performance framework for the Elections and Governance programme;
    • Development and implementation of action plans to guide MINDS portfolio of projects under the Elections and Governance programme;
    • Oversight and coordination of all commissioned research under the Elections and Governance programme;
    • Analysis of research findings and development of advocacy strategies;
    • Organisation of dialogues and workshops with relevant stakeholders under the Elections and Governance programme;
    • Establish synergies with relevant national, regional and international civic society organisations, governments, academics and multi-lateral bodies as necessary and relevant to MINDS work on issues pertaining to elections and governance;
    • Create, manage and regularly report on activities and budgets for different aspects of the Elections and Governance programme;
    • Provide written and oral briefings, speeches, op-eds and other materials as required.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree qualification in any of the following disciplines: politics, law, development studies, pre-post-colonial African history, anthropology, sociology and related studies;
    • Published authorship of academic articles in areas pertaining to governance, elections, socio-economic development;
    • Minimum of five years’ experience working in advocacy related positions;
    • Fundraising experience;
    • High proficiency in written and oral English; Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese an added advantage;
    • Proven track record in management positions;
    • Familiarity with civic society organisations and/or government processes;
    • Substantial project management experience.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with salary expectation to recruitment@minds-africa.org stating ‘MINDS PM-EG’ in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    MINDS reserves the right not to appoint anyone for this position.

    For more about the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, refer to www.minds-africa.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mandela Institute for Development Studies: Finance and Administration Manager

    Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is a continental institute that seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges in Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

    The mission for MINDS is to provide a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on different elements of “Africaness” in order to inform and influence policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.

    MINDS seeks to appoint a Finance and Administration Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person manage and optimise finance, administrative and human resources systems and processes within MINDS, in line with its policies, procedures and guidelines, the moral and ethical organisational principles, and legal requirements.

    Responsibilities:
    • Annually review Policies and Procedures Manual, provide training to staff each time the Policies and Procedures are reviewed/amended and support the Executive Chairman to enforce them;
    • Monitor and report on the financial activity of MINDS and produce all financial reports (internal and external) and all financial information required by management and donors monthly and quarterly;
    • Produce and analyze year-end financial reports and financial statements, in order to meet external auditors’ requirements. Liaise with external auditors as required;
    • Oversee and co-ordinate the annual budgeting process;
    • Periodically review, coordinate and monitor budgets;
    • Support programme staff with budgets for fundraising proposals;
    • Scrutinize all expenses to ensure they are properly authorized and budgeted and comply with organisational policies prior to final processing in order to ensure that expenditure is properly authorized and complies with MINDS policies;
    • Ensure that deadlines are met, payments processed on time and the balance sheet (including bank accounts) well managed, and that financial (including VAT) and payroll reporting to government departments are prepared accurately and processed on time;
    • Supervise management of petty cash;
    • Minimise the possibility of fraud by means of internal checks, in compliance with laws and regulations, in order to ensure the security of MINDS assets;
    • Tightly control the flow of funds out of MINDS’ bank accounts in accordance with MINDS’ procedures, adhering to internal and external deadlines, in order to help ensure cost control and efficient operations;
    • Manage the full administrative function of the organisation;
    • Overseeing recruitment in collaboration with each department to select quality people, ensure that they are properly oriented on the vision and mission of MINDS, and by implementing training, development and appraisal programs that enhance their talents and skills;
    • Maintain effective personnel administration through implementing MINDS’ processes and policies, identify issues and problems of employees and communicate with them to formulate possible solutions and resolutions in coordination with the MD;
    • Manage and process employee compensation and manage and maintain employee records;
    • Monitor and keep up to date on employment legislation and regulations; and advise senior management on pay and conditions, retention rates and policies affecting employee relations, and advice line managers on performance and disciplinary issues.
    Requirements:
    • Qualifications in accounting and management and at least seven years experience in financial management.
    • Experience in strategic financial and human resources planning;
    • Strong knowledge of Statutory Rules, laws and requirements related to both financial reporting and human resources/labour issues;
    • Strong knowledge of Pastel, Microsoft Office packages;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English;
    • Committed to furthering MINDS’ goals as well as the organizational development of MINDS;
    • Ability to inspire team spirit and resolve conflicts, able to work in a multicultural environmental through negotiation skills;
    • Capacity to prepare and present detailed and realistic financial and organisational development plans;
    • Ability to support and guide staff, work with sensitive information, work with minimal supervision, deal with stressful situations and meet deadlines;
    • Proactive and results orientation.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with salary expectation to recruitment@minds-africa.org stating ‘MINDS PM-EG’ in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    MINDS reserves the right not to appoint anyone for this position.

    For more about the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, refer to www.minds-africa.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • AMANDLA EduFootball: Research / M&E Manager

    AMANDLA EduFootball
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    AMANDLA EduFootball is a sport for development organisation that tackles social inequality through providing thousands of South African youth with access to safe spaces, innovative ‘Fair Play Football’, and holistic education programmes.

    AMANDLA EduFootball seeks to appoint a Research / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, based in Cape Town.

    The person will manage the planning and implementation of AMANDLA’s Research and Monitoring and Evaluation activities.

    Responsibilities:
    • Review and refine AMANDLA’s results-based M&E strategy, including:
    1. Theory of Change
    2. Logical frameworks
    3. Output and outcome indicators
    4. Data collection methods and instruments 
    • Manage  ex-ante and ex-post qualitative and quantitative data capture;
    • Provide regular feedback through progress reports to the programme team and other stakeholders;
    • Oversee and support programme managers and coordinators in the collection of data;
    • Produce monitoring and evaluation reports, and present them internally and externally;
    • Align programme development strategy with monitoring and evaluation findings;
    • Develop and/or implement AMANDLA’s research agenda;
    • Develop research proposals, budgets and work plans;
    • Manage research fieldwork, data collection and data analyses;
    • Manage the provision of AMANDLA’s impact assessment services, including developing Terms of Reference, partnership management and project quality control;
    • Produce research reports and present them internally and externally;
    • Establish and manage relationships with relevant stakeholders and strategic partners.
    Requirements:

    Technical
    • Recognised bachelor's degree in humanities, economics, public policy or any other appropriate field;
    • Postgraduate degree in any of the above;
    • Minimum of two years practical experience in the application of monitoring and evaluation systems for development programmes and projects;
    • Working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics;
    • Understanding of the sector-related policies, legislations and guidelines;
    • Experience in working with young people;
    • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks;
    • Strong report writing skills;
    • Strong facilitation skills;
    • Ability to interact at all levels and across sectors;
    • Strong organisational skills;
    • Sound knowledge and understanding of the ‘youth development’ sector;
    • Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written;
    • Fluency in Xhosa and Afrikaans;
    • Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office, including excel layout and graph design;
    • Knowledge of statistics packages, i.e. SPSS;
    • Full and valid code 8 driver’s licence;
    • Own vehicle (will be preferred).
    Personal
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Keen interest in sport and physical activity;
    • Strong commitment to making a difference in young people’s lives
    • Strong planning, organisational and administrative skills;
    • Analytical skills, attention to detail and deadline-driven;
    • High integrity, honesty & trustworthiness;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and professional ethics;
    • Ability to work independently and without close supervision. 
    To apply, submit CV (maximum 4 pages) including contact details of three relevant referees and motivation letter to voysey@edufootball.org. Or post to Annika Beste, AMANDLA EduFootball, 302 Salt Circle, 19 Kent Street, Salt River 7925, Cape Town.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Tel/Fax: 021 447 8261

    Candidates who have received no response within three week of the closing date should kindly assume that their application has not been successful.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for follow-up interviews.

    For more about AMANDLA EduFootball, refer to www.edufootball.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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