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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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  • Paradigm Shift: Master Trainer Consultant - Cape Town

    Paradigm Shift
    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
    Paradigm Shift is a nonprofit organisation that trains volunteer teams to provide a holistic economic development outreach for microentrepreneurs. Paradigm Shift Master Trainers support and train churches and their volunteers to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Paradigm Shift ignites the church to transform South Africa's entrepreneurial poor. Paradigm Shift works alongside churches to develop a more effective, sustainable way to reach the poor in their communities. We believe that a more sustainable approach to poverty alleviation creates empowerment rather than dependency. And so we help community and faith-based organisations move beyond giving handouts to creating lasting change in the lives of the poor.

    How? By helping churches to focus on the entrepreneurial poor (those already doing something proactive to get out of poverty), rather than the 'poorest of the poor' (those who are in hunger and abject poverty). In other words, they focus efforts on those already helping themselves. That happens through furthering entrepreneurship.

    Paradigm Shift provides its partner churches with training, coaching, resources and materials to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme in their communities. The programme specifically targets individuals who turn to entrepreneurship as a way out of poverty (microentrepreneurs). It aims to help these microentrepreneurs grow their personal faith in Christ and their businesses by providing them with Business Training, Discipleship, Mentoring and Microcredit. When combined, these four components provide a unique approach that tackles both physical and spiritual poverty at the root and has the power to eliminate it for good.

    Paradigm Shift seeks to recruit a Master Trainer Consultant to serve its partner churches, based in Cape Town.

    Paradigm Shift's Master Trainers train South African churches and their volunteer teams to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Master Trainers live and work in their respective cities around South Africa and provide in-person training / coaching to each of Paradigm Shift's partner church volunteer teams as they launch their local Paradigm Shift programmes.

    This is not a full-time position.

    Rather, consultancies are offered on an 'as needed' basis. Our other thirteen Master Trainers have their own full-time jobs or work from home. (All consultancy work is in the evenings and weekends).

    With 37 Paradigm Shift programmes running around South Africa already and more starting each month.

    Responsibilities:
    • Train and coach lead volunteers (Point Persons);
    • Manage communication with Point Persons through personal emails, phone calls and in-person meetings;
    • Train the Core Volunteer Team (six people) to execute the training, discipleship and microcredit programme;
    • Train the Mentors (10 - 30 at a time);
    • Train Microcredit Coordinators and attend the Business Assessment / Loan Decision Meeting (two hours);
    • Provide real-time coaching and support to the volunteers during the programme cycle (happens during four meetings spread out over nine weeks);
    • Attend entrepreneur Graduation and lead Mentors in debriefing their experience;
    • Manage and collect deliverables (reports, photos, surveys, loan ledgers and more) to give to Paradigm Shift;
    • Manage communication between the Point Person, Volunteer Team and Paradigm Shift.
    Requirements:
    • Personal faith in Jesus Christ/A growing daily walk with Him;
    • Minimum of a three year university degree;
    • Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills (this is first measured in your application/interview process - so we want to see well-written, well-edited cover letters and CVs only please!);
    • Minimum of three years experience in roles of training and management;
    • Experience with and love for the poor;
    • An enjoyment of public speaking in a dynamic training environment;
    • Commitment to quality, details, and timeliness;
    • Delight in working with, and managing, a variety of personality types;
    • Relational approach that exudes the right mix of professionalism and fun;
    • Posture of service toward partners, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
    Apply online, refer to: http://shiftingparadigms.org/join-our-team/

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

    Paradigm Shift needs Master Trainers urgently and is interviewing / hiring on a rolling basis, so the sooner you can apply, the sooner you can get a consultancy!

    For more about Paradigm Shift, refer to shiftingparadigms.org.

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

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  • GE to Invest US$2 Billion in Africa

    GE (NYSE:GE) has announced that it will invest US$2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018.

    GE made the announcement in advance of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where GE is hosting African and global government officials, policy experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conference on investment, infrastructure, and innovation in Africa.

    GE chairman and chief executive officer, Jeff Immelt, points out that, “I am proud of our 100-year history in Africa. Through investments such as our new multi-modal manufacturing facility in Nigeria, Algeria gas turbine manufacturing, and our customer innovation centre in South Africa, we remain a committed partner to Africa’s sustainable growth.”

    To read the article titled, “GE to invest US$2 billion in Africa by 2018,” click here.

    Source: 
    Stock House
  • NGOs Urged to Shun Meddling in Politics

    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been challenged to stick to their core business of being vehicles of development and shun meddling in politics.

    The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Manicaland Province, Chris Mushohwe, says that NGOs should not engage in politics but rather partner the government and become instruments for development.

    Mushohwe was speaking at the commissioning of a classroom block in Chindoti village that was renovated by Plan Zimbabwe.

    To read the article titled, “NGOs urged to shun meddling in politics,” click here.

    Source: 
    Bulawayo 24
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