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  • Capacity and Development Services: Mid-level Professional Expert in Training

    Capacity and Development Services (CAPDEV)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Capacity and Development Services (CAPDEV) is an organisational entity committed to contributing to Africa’s development by providing support through capacity strengthening, capacity building, development strategic planning, development management and coordination to institutions working on development issues in Africa. The organisation based in South Africa is engaged on continent-wide development issues in Africa; collaborating and supporting the lead work of Africa’s key continental organisations as well as international / United Nations system, partner organisations, and civil society / non-governmental organisations.

    CAPDEV seeks to appoint a full-time Mid-level Professional Expert in Training, based in Fourways, Johannesburg.
     
    This opportunity will provide interesting, hands-on training, and learning in the African and international development environment.

    The individual that will be selected for this internship position will be associated with the work of Capacity and Development Services, and other partner organisations. The work of the selected individual will be under the guidance, training and support, of highly experienced international professional officials who have led and managed various development activities and held influential positions both internationally and in the African region. The positions will entail working closely and interfacing with international organisations, regional and sub-regional organisations, civil society and private sector organisations. The Mid-level Professional Expert in Training will also have an opportunity to develop his/her skills and gain experience in capacity development initiatives, the strategic planning processes of development organisations, and the provision of development services.

    Requirements:
    • PhD or Master’s level of education in social sciences; plus several years of work experience in organisational settings;
    • Presently unemployed persons are encouraged to apply.
    The duration of this Mid-level Professional Expert in Training opportunity will be discussed with those expressing their interest. While no remuneration as such is foreseen, the selected individuals will however receive a small monthly allowance to cover transport costs.
     
    To apply, submit a CV to development@capdevs.org or capdev.services@gmail.com.  

    Enquiries: Henry, Tel: 011 513 3129.

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

    For more about Capacity and Development Services, refer to www.capdevs.org.

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

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  • Zim Govt Urged to Tolerate NGOs

    Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) says that Zimbabwe should ‘improve’ on creating a favourable environment for independent institutions like Think Tanks for it to realise the ‘great’ development potential it has.

    The organisation argues that Think Tanks are critical for national development and in progressive nations they advise governments on policy formulation and implementation.

    It says Think Tanks provide possible alternatives in cases of policy failure.

    To read the article titled, “Zimbabwe advised to tolerate NGOs,” click here.

    Source: 
    New Zimbabwe
  • SAAYC: National Programmes Manager

    Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, December 12, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC) is a nonprofit, membership organisation that works in youth development.

    SAAYC seeks to appoint a National Programmes Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will report to the Executive Director and will give suppor to the SAAYC Provincial Coordination and National Activities.

    Salary: Negotiable
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Planning and overseeing the overall Programmes Unit annual planning, implementation of its business plan and ensure alignment, integration and information flow among the 3 units – Skills Development and Provincial Coordinators and Centre Managers;
    • Supervising and coaching staff and Managers reporting into this role - providing strategic guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance;
    • Overall accountability for the Centres and Strategic Alliances (NGOs) in the provinces;
    • Developing a strategy around Membership Development and Support including recruitment and retention strategies, member’s club-stages (start-up, intermediary, established), representation targets, and entry and exit models;
    • Facilitating the development of SAAYC Provincial Strategies;
    • Facilitating the development of the Research,Knowledge and Information Management Framework for SAAYC;
    • Facilitating the development of SAAYC’ Training and Skills Development Framework targeting members and young people;
    • Developing and manage an interactive SAAYC “MembershipDatabase” and provide relevant membership reports as required;
    • Conceptualising, develop and managing cutting-edge National Programmes, including. Member AGM, Youth Summit with supporting policies, frameworks, guidelines etc;
    • Developing and monitoring an annual National Programmes Calendar incorporating national events that will be implemented across the 9 provinces;
    • Developing and managing the consolidated budget for the Programme Directorate incl. Programmes budget, Provincial/Centres budgets, Research and Skills Development budgets;
    • Initiating and managing strategic partnerships and maintain effective working relationships that will benefit Member Development and Support across the 9 provinces;
    • Assisting with advocacy, networking and stakeholder management responsibilities across the 9 provinces in supporting the work of the 3 units reporting in this role;
    • Driving strategies to grow SAAYC presence in the SADC region (manage agreements and monitor member activities in the various SADC countries);
    • On-going engagement with the Executive Director around Member Development and Support and prepare relevant reports for the Board and make representation to the Board as required;
    • Being on the look-out for best-practice and innovative interventions, systems and solutions that will enhance SAAYC core business of Member Development and Support;
    • Undertaking annual Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) on relevance/impact of the various programmes and review/adjust programmes accordingly.
    Requirements:
    • Matric Certificate (Gr.12);
    • Diploma/ B Degree – preferable Project Management/Research/Youth Development;
    • Min 5 years managerial experience in skills development / learning and development/training field;
    • Strong background, work experience and in-depth understanding of youth development, skills development, and project management;
    • Sound understanding of learning material design/development;
    • Knowledge of SETA Compliance requirements;
    • Registered Assessor/Moderator would be an advantage;
    • Knowledge of the NGO sector.
    To apply, submit a detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications, and three traceable references to Ms.Claudia Matshepo Sibiya, E-mail hr@saayc.co.za, fax 011 674 5405/6;

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the Southern African Association of Youth Clubs, refer to www.saayc.co.za.

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

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  • Vision AfriKa: Foundation Phase Teacher

    Vision AfriKa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Vision AfriKa (established in 2003) is an organisation that supports youth (aged 2-22) in their process of personal growth and development. As part of its expansion plans the organisation will be establishing an independent Primary School in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch.

    Vision AfriKa seek to appoint a full-time Foundation Phase Teacher, based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

    Working hours: Monday to Thursday - 8h00 to 17h00; Friday from 8h00 to 16h00.
     
    Starting date: 12 January 2015.
     
    Requirements:  
    • Relevant degree/diploma in education and at least five years’ experience in preferably Foundation Phase education;
    • Have well-developed communication and written skills in English (isiXhosa and/or Afrikaans would be beneficial);
    • Well-developed understanding of and experience in intercultural communication;
    • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
    • Proven conflict management and resolution skills;
    • Sound understanding of CAPS and NELDS curriculums;
    • Planning, organisational and decision making ability;
    • Experience in office administration;
    • Confidence, confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with all people;
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, positive, self-disciplined and a pro-active approach in day-to-day work;
    • Advanced Computer literacy in particular Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet;
    • Be a team player;
    • Ability to multi-task effectively;
    • Passion for community development;
    • Can perform mundane to high level tasks;
    • Perceptive, creative and ability to make things happen (self-motivated);
    • Detail oriented, networking skills, well-organised and structured
    • Calm under pressure;
    • Committed and loyal.
    Responsibilities:
    • Report directly to the Operations Manager;
    • Liaise with the staff of the Crèche and Primary School Aftercare programme to ensure integration of programme approaches;
    • Enable disadvantaged children to acquire skills which they were previously deprived of;
    • Develop and nurture the academic skills of learners with special emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
    • Develop/source new teaching material and practices for the Primary School.
    • Develop and implement monitoring and report on progress of programmes and individual learners on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure compliance with all Department of Education reporting and other requirements
    • Network with similar projects to ensure best practices.
    • Have functional and effective lines of communication between other schools, parents and sponsors where necessary.
    • Attend weekly staff meetings where a report has to be submitted;
    • Attend goal-setting and review meetings at the end of every term where a written report has to be submitted;
    • Attend year-end review meetings where a written report has to be submitted;
    • Attend courses arranged by Vision AfriKa to improve job skills. 
    Salary: Commensurate with experience.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to info@visionafrika.com by 12h00.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
     
    For more about Vision AfriKa, refer to www.visionafrika.com.

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  • South Africa Ranks 4th in Index of African Governance

    According to the annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance, South Africa's overall level of governance has improved.

    The country ranked fourth out of 52 African nations, seeing a rise in human development and economic opportunities, but a drop in standards of safety and rule of law.

    The results compiled in an annual index by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation - which also hands out a prize for achievement in African Leadership, ranked Somalia lowest, coming last in safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

    To read the article titled, “SA ranks 4th in Index of African Governance,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • WB to Invest in Electricity Production

    This summer, the World Bank announced that it will allocate US$5 billion in aid to Africa to help the continent optimise its potential for electricity production. The initiative focuses on hydroelectric power, among other sources.

    Although its regional economies are expanding rapidly, Africa still suffers from significant deficiencies in electrification, a factor which hinders development.

    There is a plethora of initiatives both private and public aiming to increase access to electricity, but the scale of the task at hands is daunting.

    To read the article titled, “Less than 10 percent of rural sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. what's being done to change that?,” click here.

    Source: 
    Global Voices Online
  • Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa: Researcher

    Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa (CEGAA)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 12, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa (CEGAA) was founded in 2006 as a regional civil society organisation focused on attaining effective, rights-based and developmental health financing in Africa to enable a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS.

    CEGAA seeks to appoint a Researcher, based in KwaZulu-Natal or Johannesburg.

    The Researcher will join CEGAA's team of health economic and public finance researchers to pursue its goal of improving economic governance systems and processes in the health sector in South Africa and elsewhere. The Researcher’s duties and responsibilities will be mainly the coordination and management of all CEGAA’s research activities, budget monitoring and expenditure tracking (BMET) for health, HIV/AIDS and TB, and provision of capacity building and technical support to clients and partners on BMET. In the event that the successful applicant does not reside in this area, he/she should cover his/her own relocation costs.
     
    This is a one year job offer, renewable on availability of funding.

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordination
      • Coordination of provincial and national budget research activities;
      • Support the Director in overseeing completion of the programmatic research projects to an excellent standard and according to the agreed upon timeframes;
      • Shared planning, coordination and facilitation of project research, workshops and training;
    • Research and Analysis
    • Research and analysis activities of CEGAA, which will involve the following responsibilities:
    • Technical Support, Content Quality Control and Research
      • Providing training, technical support and guidance to the CEGAA clients and other partners, as required;
      • Undertaking quality control of all CEGAA programmes and projects, and to ensure quality and conformity with specific project Terms of Reference;
      • Undertaking primary research, data collection, capturing and analysis, with preparation of research reports in different formats;
      • Reviewing and editing of CEGAA products to ensure quality and accuracy;
      • Preparation of programme and project progress reports.
    • Dissemination of findings
      • Planning, implementation and oversight of project output dissemination and advocacy strategies;
      • Assistance to countries and CEGAA Partners in developing their advocacy and dissemination plans;
      • Production of relevant peer-reviewed journal articles, popular reports, media briefing, and other relevant outputs.

    Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Health Economics/Economics, Public Health, Public Finance, Humanities, Development or any related field;
    • Minimum of three year experience of working in the health sector in health financing research, capacity building and technical support provision;
    • Experience of working with government departments especially the Department of Health, NGOs and donors;
    • Good interpersonal relations;
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
    • Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to learn;
    • Driver’s licence and own transport.

    Salary range: Negotiable

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Clinton Langenhoven, clinton@cegaa.org.

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

    For more about the Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa, refer to www.cegaa.org.

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

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  • Everything Wrong With e-Tolls - COSATU

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has warned that the controversial Gauteng e-tolling system will perpetuate exclusion in society.
     
    Speaking to the advisory panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls, COSATU’s Dumisani Dakile described e-tolling as one of the most immoral projects undertaken since the arms deal.
     
    “This matter touches on the core of governance. This matter touches on the core of leadership,” explained to the advisory panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls in Johannesburg.
     
    To read the article titled, “Absolutely everything is wrong with e-tolls, says COSATU,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • SOS Children’s Villages: Child & Youth Development Coordinator

    SOS Children`s Villages
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focussing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
     
    SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Child & Youth Development Coordinator (CYDC), based at its Pietermaritzburg Village, KwaZulu-Natal.

    The persons will provide guidance and leadership to a team of care givers, Social worker (s), Youth Leader (s) etc.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Work in co-operation with the Child and Youth Development (CYD) Team -  (SOS Caregivers, Youth Leader, Social Workers, Educator etc.) to plan and support each individual child and youth’s development programme (CDP & YDP) which should be reviewed continuously;
    • Champion and lead the way in terms of ensuring the rights of the children and ensure that child protection policies are always implemented;
    • Promote and support family relationships by conducting regular family house visits, providing advice, guidance and support to both the children and the SOS caregivers;
    • Ensure that relationships with the Social Welfare Department are excellent and that all submissions requirements to the department are complied with at all times, and that subsidies are correctly received and reconciled;
    • Lead the CYD department planning and budgeting process;
    • A strong leader of Family Based Care on the facility management team
    • Co-ordinate the compilation of progress reports on the children and youth for submission to the IS department;
    • Ensure timeous submission of child registration and departure notices to the IS department;
    • Participate in the recruitment of and oversee performance management of the CYD Team;
    • Participate in SOS Brand development activities to motivate community support of the organisation.
    Requirements: 
    •  Humanities degree  or similar qualification with at least three years hands on supervisory experience;
    • Social work background;
    • Excellent Communicator, with strong conflict management, counselling and report writing skills;
    • Sound knowledge of Child Protection laws and policies. Familiar with UNCRC and child care acts and other relevant national child care legislation and application of child rights-based approach;
    • Highly motivated and organised individual, able to work independently, use initiative and keep commitments;
    • Willingness to travel frequently and a valid driver’s licence is a must.
    • Must be prepared to reside in the village. 
    A detailed job description is available on request.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to the Village Director: Michelle.King@sos.org.za or fax to: +27 (0)33 386 9603.

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

    Only successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted

    For more about SOS Children’s Villages, refer to www.sos.org.za.

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

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  • Ndlovu Care Group: Audiologist / Speech Therapist

    Ndlovu Care Group
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 22, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ndlovu Care Group is a South African non-governmental organisation based in a rural environment, Elandsdoorn, Limpopo Province which provides comprehensive integrated health / community development services.

    Ndlovu Care Group seeks to appoint a Audiologist / Speech Therapist, based in Elandsdoorn, Limpopo.

    The successful candidate will provide and coordinate comprehensive audiology and aural rehabilitation services within a community-based setting.

    Responsibilities:
    • Establish and maintain comprehensive screening and diagnostic audiological services including:
      • Promotion of healthy lifestyle practices that may help prevent hearing and communication problems;
      • Prevention activities related to hearing, auditory function and communication disorders by designing, implementing and coordinating clinic, school and community hearing conservation and identification programmes;
      • Provide diagnostic audiology services (including teleaudiology);
      • Habitation /rehabilitation (e.g. hearing aids, aural rehabilitation) in individual and group settings;
    • Establish and maintain basic speech, language therapy services (promotion, prevention, identification, aural rehabilitation). Maintain accurate patient records;
    • Supervision and management of support personnel;
    • Student supervision;
    • Research: Design and conduct basic and applied audiological research to increase the knowledge base.
    Requirements
    • Qualification as Audiologist and Speech-Language Therapist from a recognised tertiary institution;
    • Dual registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as Audiologist and Speech-Language Therapist;
    • Minimum of 5-years’ relevant experience as Audiologist/Speech-Language Therapist;
    • Valid Code B driver’s licence;
    • Knowledge of and experience in community-based audiology/speech-language will be an advantage;
    • Interest in research and community development;
    • Dynamic, dedicated, self-driven and able to take initiative;
    • Ability to work well in a team;
    • Results orientated and flexible;
    • Good administrative skills;
    • Good verbal and written communication skills;
    • Facilitation and training skills;
    • Computer literate.
    To apply, submit a CV, copies of ID document, qualifications and proof of HPCSA registration to Maxine Luck, HR Manager, fax 086 601 4426 or email, maxine@ndlovu.com.

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

    Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview and if you have not had a response from us within seven days of the closing date, then you can deem your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about Ndlovu Care Group, refer to www.ndlovucaregroup.co.za.

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

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