economic development

economic development

  • FHI 360: Financial Analyst

    FHI360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    FHI 360’s staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    FHI360 seeks to appoint a Financial Analyst to support the Southern Regional Office, based in based in Pretoria.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Provide capacity building support to the Southern Africa Region country Offices;
    • Perform financial assessment/capacity building;
    • Coordinates the development of budgets for internal and external clients;
    • Project design and planning, budgeting, evaluating, and coordinating services;
    • Prepares complex financial reports as mandated by the Director Enterprise Services;
    • Perform expenditure analysis on a monthly basis;
    • Monitor sub award management processes of the country offices;
    • Monitoring quarterly cost share reporting by the country offices;
    • Audit support to OCIA and the country offices;
    • Primary responsibility for the preparation of Monthly CD Pipeline Integrated report (CDPIR).         
    Requirements:
    • BS/Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field, and three to five years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management; or MS/MA/MBA with three to five years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management;
    • Knowledge of United States Government grants, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds;
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices;
    • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills;
    • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems;
    • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow, may structure work of staff members.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to the HR Manager, Mandy Ferreira at mferreira@fhi360.org or fax to: 012 342 0046.

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

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

    For more about the FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • Pact South Africa: Deputy Chief of Party

    Pact South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Pact is a 40-year old international non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in 59 countries. Pact's mission is to build empowered communities, governments and private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. Programmes focus on governance, health, economic development and natural resource management.

    Pact SA seeks to appoint a Deputy Chief of Party, based in Pretoria.

    This is a five-year, USAID-funded contract focusing on strengthening DSD’s response in addressing the social and structural barriers that increase the vulnerability of OVC to HIV, STI and TB and address specific constraints hampering the health and social welfare system to achieve better outcomes for OVC and other vulnerable children. The DCOP will serve as the principal liaison with SAG, coordinating with DSD and with other SAG departments, such as Department of Health (DoH) and Department of Basic Education (DBE). He / She will also step in for the COP when needed and assume leadership of the project in the COP’s absence.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work directly under the COP and share responsibilities for maintaining working relationships with USAID, assuming leadership of the project in the COP’s absence.
    • Serve as the principal liaison with DSD and SAG, coordinating with the Chief Directors at the national and provincial level and with other SAG departments, such as DOE and DOH.
    • Communicate a common vision among diverse partners (i.e. SAG, USAID, CSOs, private sector) and coordinate multi-disciplinary technical assistance teams with the Government.
    • Provide strategic direction of the project in close coordination with the COP and the Technical Director.
    • Ensure meaningful and demand-driven technical assistance to DSD and manage a DSD-seconded team of national and provincial Program Coordinators.
    • Ensure effective integration of program implementation among partner organizations through effective leadership;
    • Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate technical, steering, and advisory groups.
    Requirements
    • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, information management, financial management or a related field. Additional years of experience in lieu of a master’s degree is accepted;
    • Minimum of eight years of experience in developing countries managing large-scale health activities, preferably in South Africa;
    • Minimum of five years in a technical leadership / management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff;
    • Minimum of five years of relevant development experience implementing public health or social sector programs preferably in South Africa;
    • Demonstrated success with managing development projects of this scope and complexity;
    • Experience collaborating with senior officials from developing country governments, international organisations and/or bilateral donors, as well as civil society representatives;
    • Leadership, supervisory, communication and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary team;
    • Evidence of excellent facilitation and team building experience
    • Experience with monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS or children’s projects;
    • Written and oral communication skills;
    • Preferably a South African National;
    • South African driver’s licence and be able to travel.
    To apply, submit a Cv and motivational letter to applications@pactsa.org.za with the header: Application - DCOP.

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

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Pact South Africa, refer to www.pactsa.org.za.

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

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  • Paradigm Shift: Master Trainers Consultancy

    Paradigm Shift
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Paradigm Shift ignites the church to transform South Africa's entrepreneurial poor. Paradigm Shift is a nonprofit organisation (founded out of the United States / main offices in Cape Town, South Africa). Paradigm Shift works alongside churches to develop a more effective way to reach the poor in their communities. Paradigm Shift believes that a more sustainable approach to poverty alleviation creates empowerment rather than dependency. And so the organisation helps community and faith-based organisations move beyond giving handouts and focus rather on 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 appoint Master Trainers to serve its partner churches, based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

    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 ten 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.

    To apply, submit a CV (1-3 pages only) and a one page motivational letter to Marisa Barnett, Training Manager at marisa@shiftingparadigms.org. Note: No Word Documents will be accepted.

    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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  • Sustainability Institute: Site Coordinator

    Sustainability Institute
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, July 19, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre located outside Stellenbosch.The Sustainability Institute provides a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society that lives in a way that sustains rather than destroys the eco-system within which all society is embedded.

    The Sustainability Institute seeks to appoint a technically competent, socially conscious and motivated team-worker as Site Coordinator - iShack Project, based in Stellenbosch.

    The person will support and facilitate the activities of a small team of community-based solar entrepreneurs (‘Hub Operators’) in Enkanini. The Site Coordinator will assist in the scale up of the project which aims to deliver SHS to residents living in Enkanini on a pay-for-use basis. The person will play a pivotal role in liaising between the Project Team and Hub Operators in the fulfilment of the operational objectives of the project.

    This role is suited to a development-minded individual with technical competence;  excellent organisational, problem solving, multi-tasking and people skills; an interest in improving the lives of people living in informal settlements; and an ability to meet the changing needs of an exciting and ground breaking project.

    The successful candidate will be a self-starter with initiative and a demonstrated ability to implement and adhere to a variety of prescribed procedures and systems.  We are looking for someone with a strong sense of responsibility and a personal commitment to the project.

    Responsibilities
    • Assist in the recruitment of community-based hub operators (including participating in a variety of screening exercises such as the building of an iShack Hub in Enkanini);
    • Coordinate site related logistics for the deployment of solar systems (including storage, transport, installations, recording-keeping);
    • Oversee and coordinate project implementation on site – ensuring consistent and high quality installations of solar systems;
    • Assume position of second line of response (after the designated Hub Operator) to any solar system related technical issues (note: specific technical experience is not a pre-requisite but a strong technical background and experience will be an advantage) with escalation to the Project Coordinator or technology supplier if required;
    • Assist in developing technical troubleshooting manual by documenting technical faults and correct responses;
    • Liaise between Hub Operators and project team and implement any operations-related changes quickly and professionally;
    • Support Hub Operators through a mentorship role in the establishment of their own businesses and assist in the logistics of training and team-building programs. (This will be a supportive role to the Project Training Coordinator);
    • Detailed and accurate record-keeping – particularly with respect to SHS installations;
    • Ensure adherence to outstanding customer service;
    • Regular reporting on all site related activities;
    • Undertake other related tasks as required by the Project Team from time to time.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary education;
    • Spoken and written communication skills, preferrably in English;
    • Experience in community-related processes such as facilitation;
    • Experience in operations and logistics;
    • Competence in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel;
    • The capacity to juggle a demanding workload towards achievement of deadlines and milestones;
    • High level of accuracy in record keeping and systems implementation;
    • Ability to work within a changing environment, to multitask and to respond willingly and professionally to unforeseen circumstances;
    • Valid South African or International driver's licence;
    • Comfortable working in an informal settlement on a daily basis.
    Preferred criteria
    • Relevant work experience;
    • Experience in managing staff, providing training or mentoring;
    • Understanding or experience in, electrical or other technical matters;
    • Knowledge of isiXhosa (not essential).
    Salary: R264 000 per annum depending on experience and qualification.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivational letter (one page) to andreas@sustainabilityinstitute.net

    Enquiries: Andreas Keller, e-mail: andreas@sustainabilityinstitute.net.

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

    The Sustainability Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Preference may be given to candidates whose appointment will promote representivity.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the Sustainability Institute, refer to http://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/.

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

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  • Paradigm Shift: Master Trainers Consultancy

    Paradigm Shift
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, March 5, 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 ignites the church to transform South Africa's entrepreneurial poor, they work alongside churches to develop a more effective and sustainable way to reach the poor in communities. Paradigm Shift believes that a more sustainable approach to poverty alleviation creates empowerment rather than dependency, in helping communities and faith-based organisations move beyond giving handouts to creating lasting change in the lives of the poor.

    Paradigm Shift provides training, coaching, resources and materials to partner churches so that they can 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 (micro-entrepreneurs). Paradigm Shift aims to help these micro-entrepreneurs grow their businesses beyond subsistence by providing them with: Business Training, Discipleship, Microcredit and Mentoring. When combined, these four components provide a holistic approach that tackles poverty at the root and eliminates it for good.

    Paradigm Shift seeks to appoint Master Trainers Consultants to serve churches based in Johannesburg (Eastrand and Southern Suburbs), Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

    Paradigm Shift’s Master Trainers support and train churches and their volunteer teams in implementing the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Master Trainers are strategically located around South Africa and provide in-person capacity building within each church as they bring the Paradigm Shift programme to communities across South Africa.

    This is not a full time position, but is on an 'as needed' basis. All Master Trainers have other full-time jobs or are stay-at-home moms. All consultancy work is in the evenings and weekends.

    Responsibilities:

    • Train and coach Point Persons;
    • Manage communication with Point Persons, through personal emails and phones calls and in-person meetings;
    • Train the Volunteer Team to execute the programme;
    • Provide real time coaching and support to the Volunteer Team during the programme cycle;
    • Train the Mentors;
    • Attend Mentor Debrief Teas and provide support to the Lead Mentor;
    • Train Microcredit Coordinators and attend the Business Assessment / Loan Decision Meeting;
    • Attend specific Weekly Meetings and Graduation;
    • Work with Point Person and Volunteer Team to oversee Mentoring and Microcredit components of the programme;
    • 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;
    • Train and coach Cycle three Entrepreneurs.

    Requirements:

    • Personal faith in Jesus Christ / A growing daily walk with Him;
    • Minimum of a three year university degree
    • Degree;
    • Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
    • Minimum of three years experience in roles of training and management;
    • Experience with and love for the developing world;
    • 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 our partners, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
    Full Scope of Work and Consultancy Pay will be discussed during the interview process.

    To apply, submit a max three page CV (in PDF form only please) and a motivational letter to Marisa Barnett, Training Coordinator at marisa@shiftingparadigms.org.

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

    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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  • FHI 360: Consultant - HIV Counselling and Testing Training

    FHI360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all United States of America states and territories.

    The FHI360 South Africa Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) program provides capacity building support to USAID selected partners in implementation of HIV/AIDS programs under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program includes: 1) Provision of grants to USAID/PEPFAR partners to ensure adequate resource flow; 2)  Provision of on-going capacity building in organizational development and HIV prevention, care and support, and treatment service delivery and; 3) Implementation of effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems to assess and document activities.

    FHI360 seeks the services of a Consultant to provide HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Training provision to two project grantees including finger pricking.

    The Consultant will work with FHI360’s program team to provide two project grantees (GRIP, and Humana People to People) implementing HIV Prevention programmes. The consultant will provide training on HIV Counselling and Training including finger pricking for Lay Counsellors, Field Officers and Field Coordinators, so that they can execute these services in the communities they service. Specifically, the consultant will:
    Task Deliverable
    • Provide training on HIV Counselling and Testing including finger pricking 
    • HCT training  report with clear recommendations on way forward submitted to FHI360
    • Develop a detailed training plan and training manuals
    • Training plan curriculum submitted to FHI360
    • Develop a final report detailing the training provided to each partner and next steps under this consultancy
    • Final comprehensive training report submitted to and approved by FHI360
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in HIV prevention, care and support programming;
    • Experience with international and South African HIV prevention, and other related policies, guidelines, standards, tools and best practices;
    • Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building of NGOs in areas in HIV prevention;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR’s HIV Prevention program monitoring processes, including indicators;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures;
    • Excellent communicator as the consultancy requires technical assistance to build internal capacity of grantee organisations;
    • Excellent conceptual skills, strong writer with focus on attention to detail;
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to assess priorities, competently manage a variety of tasks and meet tight deadlines;
    • Strong English language skills required; knowledge of other South African languages desirable.
    Period of performance: Two weeks in June 2013 (10 days). The consultancy will require 100% level of effort, within the period of performance. This consultancy requires regular travel within South Africa.

    Bidding requirements:  Individuals interested in bidding for this work scope should submit the following information:
    1. Detailed proposal showing an understanding of the above scope of work and a process-flow of how you intend to conduct the training process
    2. CV - to demonstrate expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention
    3. Budgeted work plan for completing the program scope of work; Daily rate for the number of days you expect to spend on this consultancy, excluding travel and accommodation costs  
    4. Contact details of three references
    5. Completed and signed biodata (1420 form attached to this RFP)
    Bidding packs should submitted to nnte@fhi360.org.

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

    Enquiries: Christine Mbabazi, Tel: 012 423 8600/082 837 1644.

    For more about FHI 360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • FHI 360: Consultants - Proposal Writing

    FHI 360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    FHI 360’s staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    FHI360 seeks the service of Consultants for short-term proposal development assignments in the Southern Africa (SADC) region.

    The proposal will focused on providing technical input for funding proposals in the areas of health, nutrition, education, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology.
     
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of ten years of experience and expertise in one or more of the technical areas above;
    • Preferably have experience in proposal development, particularly for USAID and/or CDC.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to outlining relevant experience/expertise and including daily rate to the HR Manager, Mandy Ferreira at mferreira@fhi360.org with “Southern Africa – Proposal Development Consultant” in the subject line.

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

    Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    For more about the FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • ESSET: Finance Manager

    Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 26, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET) is an ecumenical Section 21 company that is committed to mobilising the church to be involved in issues of economic justice. ESSET builds the capacity of churches and community groups that participate in economic development programmes.
     
    ESSET seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will manage an efficient financial administration base and systems that will effectively serve the organisation.
     
    S/he will be reporting to the Executive Director and the Head of the Finance sub-committee (non-executive board member).

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement the financial and administrative processes and policies of ESSET;
    • Budget development and management;
    • Manage and monitor the cashflow of the organisation;
    • Bookkeeping to balance sheet (QuickBooks);
    • Statutory Returns (SARS, UIF);
    • Payroll/staff salaries;
    • Ensure adherence to financial policies;
    • Monthly Management financial reporting;
    • Quarterly financial reporting and analysis to the board and Finance sub-committee;
    • Financial Reports for various Donors;
    • Annual Audits and donor audits;
    • General Administration.
     Requirements: 
    • Minimum of five years experience in financial/bookkeeping role of a large department or organisation;
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks, VIP Payroll;
    • Team player;
    • Computer literacy;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Flexibility in working environment;
    • Financial qualification and knowledge of nonprofit organisations will be an advantage.
    Salary: Negotiable.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and a covering letter to the Executive Director at rabana@esset.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    If you do not hear from EESET by the end of May 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    For more about the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation, refer to www.esset.org.za

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

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  • FHI 360: Technical Advisor / Monitoring and Evaluation

    FHI360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    FHI 360’s staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    FHI360 seeks to appoint a Technical Advisor/Monitoring and Evaluation, based in South Africa.

    In summary this position will be responsible for overseeing and performing specialised support functions in the areas of supply and logistics, property management, office management and other essential administrative requirements.  Leads and advises staff in the development and implementation of all administrative policies, programs, and procedures. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Lead monitoring and evaluation and research intervention as part of a project. The position will work very closely with the South African Department of Social Development (DSD) at both national and provincial level;
    • Will be responsible for designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of all project activities;
    • Primary responsibility of reporting on project outputs and for ensuring quality of interventions at the national and district level;
    • Assist in coordinating with stakeholders (national, international, and donor) in various phases of the project (from M&E system development to reporting and dissemination) to ensure that the project fulfills its M&E requirements.  This includes working with other entities involved in information systems to ensure the quality of data;
    • Lead the development of work plans for FHI 360’s project and provide guidance and strengthen DSD’s monitoring and evaluation systems and enhance the knowledge base for cost effective outcomes for vulnerable children. This could include supporting DSD with conducting operations research as well as conducting mapping exercises.
    Requirements:
    • BS/BA in public health or related field, and a minimum of seven to nine years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS/RH/FP, health and development with international development programs. 
    • MS/MA/MPH in public health or related field, and minimum of five years relevant experience in  HIV/AIDS/RH/FP, health and development with international development programmes; 
    • PhD, MD or similar degree with minimum of three years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS/RH/FP, health and development with international development programmes; 
    • Minimum eight years working on monitoring, evaluation and research in the social welfare and/or HIV and AIDS, health communication field, managing data intensive programs and designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies and tools, with progressively increasing responsibility;
    • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of rigorous quantitative and qualitative research studies, rapid appraisals, etc., and methods for data analysis;
    • Hands-on practical experience setting up and managing M&E systems for health programs in developing countries, and the ability to coach and train others in their use;
    • Knowledge of M&E issues and indicator development for system strengthening/capacity building;
    • Ability to build capacity in monitoring, evaluation and research;
    • Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements;
    • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills; and
    • Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.
    To apply online, register through FHI360’s Career Centre or the Employment section, click here. Submit a CV, your salary requirement and motivation letter.

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

    For more about the FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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  • FHI 360: Deputy Chief of Party / Deputy Project Director

    FHI360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    FHI360 seeks to appoint a Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

    In summary the position will support senior country management in providing management and technical oversight of funded programmes to ensure that the overall projects are effectively and efficiently implemented within countries.  Provide  overall management coordination on behalf of Regional and Country Offices various support units; Information Solutions & Services (ISS), Human Resources, Procurement and Purchasing, Enterprise Operations Logistics; and Finance to ensure optimum support to country platforms that serve projects within the organizations policies, rules and regulations of government agencies and donors, and the laws of host country.  Oversees financial monitoring systems development and implementation.  Works closely with key management to ensure compliance issues addressed are properly and internal controls are in place and followed.  Provides training, mentoring and coaching to senior regional, country and project support staff as they mature in their responsibilities.  Ensures that projects and programmes receive the quality and quantity of services required from headquarters in a timely manner.  Provides oversight to business performance management processes, inputs and accountabilities on behalf of regions and countries.  Ensures that rigorous systems are in place and that senior staff are capable of enforcement of compliance with these systems and are held accountable for this.  Responsible for risk management in administration and working with key management to develop risk mitigation strategies.  Assist the Regional and Country Directors in overall management of the RO/CO as a member of the senior leadership team. Sets goals and budgets for department and leads in achieving strategic goals. Works with Regional and Country Directors to lead co-ordination of resources for on-going projects across functional areas within a country or region and addresses/resolves portfolio issues. Typically reports to Group Director.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provides management and support to regional teams and country to ensure optimum support to business performance management, project implementation, project implementation, budget development and tracking, and technical development and tracking, and technical oversight and assistance within established policies and principles of the organization, the laws of host country and standards set by the donor;
    • Provides overall management support to the RO and CO’s to ensure optimum administrative support is provided to and across Cos to ensure optimum administrative support is provided to and across CO projects within established operational principals;
    • Risks identification, registration and management across country programmes and country portfolios;
    • Ensures harmonised enterprise service platforms in countries with two or more projects.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree or its international equivalent will be preferred;
    • Certification in project management;
    • Qualification in humanitarian action and/or project cycle management and/or monitoring and evaluation ;
    • Experience operating in challenging environments
    • Experience working in a non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    • Typically requires a minimum of more than 10 years with project management experience;
    • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation;
    • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience;
    • Experience in budgeting, financial planning and interpreting financial reports;
    • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature ;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of design, implementation, and management of sector specific or multi-sector/international development programmes funded by US government or other international donors;
    • Strong knowledge of donor planning and report systems;
    • Knowledge of business development process and proposal development for international NGO’s;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems;
    • Knowledge of various funding mechanisms, general contracting and reporting requirements;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working with large complex programmes;
    • Diplomatic, representation and policy development skills; demonstrated experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders;
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding in country issues;
    • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others;
    • Ability to build positive effective working relationships;
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organise and management resources for successful completion of projects within a country or regional portfolio;
    • Prioritise problems and establishes practical, time-sensitive and achievable action plans;
    • Ability to apply new critical thinking approaches and overcome barriers to strategic problem solving;
    • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on regional or country portfolios and programmes;
    • Problems encountered are complex and highly varied;
    • Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organisational goals;
    • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
    FHI360 has a competitive compensation package.

    To apply online, register through FHI360’s Career Centre or the Employment section, click here. Submit a CV, your salary requirement and motivation letter.

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

    For more about the FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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