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  • Gender DynamiX: Financial Officer

    Gender DynamiX
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a non-governmental, human rights organisation that promotes freedom of expression of gender identity and advocates for the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people.

    Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Financial Officer, based in Cape Town.

    The Financial Officer will fulfil the accounting function.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • General ledger accounting and control;
    • Monitor adherence to internal controls;
    • Maintain charts of accounts as appropriate;
    • Ensure journals are correctly supported and captured in general ledger;
    • Undertake regular monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliations;
    • Complete month and year end closures of the general ledger system;
    • Ensure timely recording of entries to the General Ledger;
    • Returns and reporting;
    • Payment and reconciliation of VAT, etc;
    • Assist with annual statutory audit;
    • Assist with project audits as required;
    • Preparation of regular project financial reports;
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts;
    • Manage and control petty cash;
    • Develop and maintain a sales and stock system.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five years experience as a financial officer with financial/bookkeeping focus;
    • Financial qualification and knowledge of nonprofit organisations will be an advantage.
    • Communication skills, written and verbal;
    • IT skills and experience with Pastel Evolution;
    • Ability to handle the pressure of meeting deadlines and targets;
    • Own transport and valid code 8 driver’s licence will be an advantage.
    • Salary: A salary commensurate with experience will be offered.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of at least three contactable referees and motivation letter to lieslt@genderdynamix.org.za or hand post to GenderDynamiX, Saartjie Baartman Centre, Klipfontein Road, Athlone (opposite the Nico Malan Training Centre). Alternatively, post to P O Box 347, Athlone, 7760.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Candidates should be available for interviews during the week of 20-24 May 2013.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Gender DynamiX reserves the right not to appoint and re-advertise.

    For more about Gender DynamiX, refer to www.genderdynamix.co.za.

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

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Finance Director

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, February 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

    Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) seeks to appoint a committed, suitably qualified and experienced individual as Finance Director, based in Cape Town.

    The successful candidate reports to the Executive Director (ED), forms part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and supervises a high-functioning finance team. Regular regional and local travel is required.

    In support of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Senior Management Team, the Finance Director will be responsible for:
    • Providing strategic financial management to Sonke;
    • Coordinating internal and external audits (organisational and funder-specific);
    • Budgeting, forecasting, as well as financial monitoring and reporting;
    • Managing procurement processes within the organisation;
    • Oversight and management of financial policies, operating procedures & systems;
    • Risk management;
    • Reporting to the board of directors on financial matters;
    • Supervision of the finance team.
    Strategic financial management
    • Work with Sonke’s ED and SMT to develop, refine and guide Sonke’s strategic vision through managing internal and external processes; and providing costing for operational/project activities;  
    • Coordinate and develop budgets based on the organisations strategic plan;     
    • Monitor the implementation of the strategic financial objectives of the organisation and recommend   appropriate investment opportunities to strengthen the organisation’s reserves to provide financial sustainability;
    • Oversee the development and submission of an annual operational budget that supports the organisation’s operational plan; 
    • Take responsibility for strategic financial management and financial analysis in the organisation, to ensure quality, relevance, cost effectiveness and accuracy of financial reporting;
    • Work with the Operations Director and Grants Specialist to ensure that all funding contracts are rigorously managed to avoid organisational risk. 
    Management of Finance Department
    • Revise, amend & implement Sonke’s financial systems to ensure proper and transparent financial management in line with International Financial Reporting Standards;
    • Ensure financial policies and procedures are reviewed and updated annually, ensuring  the organisation has mechanisms for the monitoring of internal controls and compliance.
    Develop standard operating procedures for policies for finance and procurement
    • Manage relationships with all service-providers in relation to financial matters; 
    • Ensure that all finance documents are rigorously managed, including electronic filing on the server;    
    • Coordinate the external annual audit, donor specific audits, and oversee quarterly internal audits;  
    • Coordinate pre-audit meetings to establish expectations and requirements prior to the audit,  make recommendations  on findings & ensure prompt corrective action is implemented where appropriate;
    • Ensure that Sonke is compliant with all statutory requirements and payments; 
    • Manage the cash flow of the organisation, together with all bank accounts, petty cash floats and organisational credit/debit cards, prepare/review cash flow projections on an on-going basis and advise  the ED & SMT on cost saving measures across the organisation;
    • Oversight and management of  the organisation’s property and equipment including the Asset Register;
    • Manage the efficient administration of payroll and oversee timely processing of payments;
    • Liaise with the Resource Mobilisation Manager to ensure that the register of funders is regularly updated, revised on recommendation of the auditors and approved by the Board;
    • Ensure that donor reporting takes account of the provisions of all relevant funding contracts
    • Prepare monthly Income and Expenditure reports, year-to-dates, showing expenses incurred, funds available and funds needed for the remainder of the project; 
    • Provide a quarterly list of donors detailing financial commitments per project/funder;
    • Develop and improve internal reporting processes  & support programme staff in budget development.
    Coordination with Board of Directors
    • Ensure that Sonke complies with the Companies Act 2008 and related regulations, and with relevant governance codes, submitting all necessary returns to CIPC;
    • Provide reports and make presentations on all financial issues for board meetings.
    Requirements: 
    • Registration as Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of commerce – Honours degree (B.Comm Honours),  or Master’s degree in  accounting/finances, with a very good working knowledge of South African  accepted accounting practices; 
    • Exceptional knowledge of GAAP particularly in a South African organisation;
    • Evidence of progressive growth with increasing responsibility and ability to take on and complete projects; 
    • Five to eight years senior management experience and proven experience in managing a finance team;
    • Experience working with and managing strategic relationships with international donors
    • Working knowledge of the King Three Report on Good Corporate Governance;
    • Knowledge of international donor/funding requirements and ability to monitor and ensure compliance with requirements.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
    • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate team members;
    • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues;
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines;
    • Proven ability to work as a team leader and as a team member within multidisciplinary teams;
    • Fluency in English a requirement & valid driver’s license essential; 
    • A multi-tasker whose compliance and control oriented.
    Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Sonke’s Human Resource Department at hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

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

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from Sonke by 28 February 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.  

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

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

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  • Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre: Researcher

    Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC)
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) to end violence against women is a multi-disciplinary NGO that promotes the right of women to live lives free from violence through research, advocacy, capacity building and impact litigation. TLAC has been identified as a national partner to focus on medico-legal barriers to realisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights.

    TLAC seeks to appoint a Researcher for the ‘Making Sexual and Reproductive Rights Real in South Africa’ programme, based in Johannesburg.
     
    This is an eight (8) months post renewable subject to funding and performance.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Developing and implementing a research, policy and intervention project on SRH, HIV and gender equality;
    • Conducting and managing fieldwork;
    • Design, implementation and management of research projects
    • Dissemination including: writing academic articles, conference attendance & papers, Policy Briefs, lay publications, reports;
    • Networking with key players in the area;
    • Qualitative research skills with an emphasis on case study methods;
    • Supporting the work of the Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Programme.
    Requirements: 
    • Master’s degree in gender studies, anthropology, psychology, development studies, public health or related field with research modules
    • Knowledge of the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill (‘DNA Act’)
    • One academic article (accepted or published) in accredited journal
    • Demonstrated experience of undertaking research and analysis, particularly qualitative research and case study methods
    • Experience working on any of the following areas: women’s rights, gender equality, LGBTI, sexuality and/or HIV/AIDS.
    Advantage 
    • Knowledge of key issues regarding Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) rights;
    • Awareness of Medico-legal barriers to effective prosecution of sexual violence and assault cases;
    • More than one academic article published;
    • Quantitative skills.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and one article authored by you to Towera Sichinga at towera@tlac.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    If you have not received a reply within four weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about TLAC, refer to www.tlac.org.za.

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

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  • Gender DynamiX: Human Rights & Lobbying Coordinator

    Gender DynamiX
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

    Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Human Rights and Lobbying Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

    The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of the organisation’s human rights campaigns and movement building projects. This work involves creating visibility of transgender struggles and form networks and partnerships with mainstream civil society organisations.  About 30% of work time is travel related, mostly around the country.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Working closely with our Legal and Research Coordinator;
    • Giving input on our research projects;
    • Lobbying state institutions pertaining lack of implementation of laws that protect transgender rights;
    • Network and build relationships with administrative and healthcare officials in the public and private sphere;
    • Develop educational initiatives and undertake public advocacy relating to gender diversity in Southern Africa;
    • Work with the GDX team on putting together publications, meetings and conference presentations;
    • Encouraging research on the mainstreaming of transgender issues particularly focused around health;
    • Raising awareness about transgender issues in South Africa;
    • Managing and coordinate  advocacy projects;
    • Conceptualising new projects  in line with the organisational strategic plan;
    • Mobilise resources for our human rights projects;
    • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the projects as may be required by the Executive Director or the Executive Board.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in social sciences in a relevant field will be an added advantage. A Master’s degree will be preferred;
    • Knowledge of and experience in organising advocacy initiatives at national level – preferable three years;
    • Analytical, creative, strategic and problem-solving skills;
    • Good communications, interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of people and organisations at the national level;
    • Diplomatic, lobbying and political skills;
    • Pro-active and self-motivated with the ability to work very well within a team environment;
    • Good time management skills, including the ability to work towards deadlines;
    • Computer literacy, including electronic networking skills;
    • Programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report-writing skills;
    • Some experience in facilitation and presentation;
    • Willingness and ability to travel and work outside official working hours;
    • Proven track record of achieving results which includes management of projects, partners and resources.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Louw at admin@genderdynamix.org.za with the following:
    • Motivation for applying for this position;
    • Motivation should include an explanation of your understanding of gender identity and trans issues;
    • Examples of previous advocacy work experience;
    • Three contactable references;
    • An indication of your availability date;
    • Gender DynamiX is an equal opportunities employer. A salary in accordance with qualification and experience will be offered.
    No need at this stage to email scanned ID copies, drivers licence, matric certificates, diplomas, degrees or any other academic documents.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  Gender DynamiX reserves the right not to make an appointment.  Should you not have received a response within two weeks of the closing date, please consider that your application was unsuccessful.
     
    For more about Gender DynamiX, refer to www.genderdynamix.org.za.

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

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  • Sonke Gender Justice: Policy, Development & Advocacy Administrator

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    With a full-time staff of 90 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

    Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint a Policy, Development & Advocacy Administrator, based in the Western Cape.

    The PDA Administrator will report to the PDA Manager and PDA specialist, and will be a crucial member of the support team for Sonke’s PDA activities. This is a position that has potential for career development and increasing responsibilities. 

    Responsibilities:

    Personal Assistant to Unit Manager  
    • Assisting with expense reconciliations;
    • Logistical support-checking and flagging important emails and printing;
    • Providing support  for audit requirements;
    • Providing logistical support  with all travel requirements;
    • PR-meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority;
    • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
    • Organising/Managing the Director’s meetings diary;
    • Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff members.
    PDA unit administration  
    • Developing and coordinating the filing and data management system for PDA Unit activities, including maintaining a database of contacts and partners;
    • Coordinating logistics (flight bookings, accommodation, per diems, etc) of certain meetings and events;
    • Supporting the convening of steering committee meetings where Sonke has that responsibility such as legal sector, detention forums, Shukumisa, PDA unit meetings telecom/Skype conferences;
    • Minute taking and administrative support in meetings, where necessary;
    • Assisting in making follow up on payments with Finance;
    • Assist in the sourcing of quotations and making follow up with service providers;
    • Support with expense reconciliations;
    • Maintaining an up to date database of trips attended by PDA unit members;
    • Coordinating and supporting unit processes such as timesheets and monthly reports;
    • Procurement of unit stationery.
    Project Support 
    • Administrative support to other PDA unit staff;
    • Making follow ups with FMT/SMT resolutions, PDA unit staff meeting resolutions;
    • Research, writing and editing as the need arise.
    PDA Unit processes and management support  
    • Providing ongoing support to the Director, manager & PDA specialist
    Communications 
    • Maintaining the database of PDA partner organizations, relevant government departments, relevant parliament portfolio committee and relevant CGE contacts nationally and provincially;
    • Maintain policy materials needs for CEM and our advocacy needs;
    • Distribution plan and database of our CGE monitor and other PDA produced policy material.
    General  
    • Attend staff meetings, staff retreats and staff trainings as required.
    Requirements:  
    • Relevant undergraduate degree;
    • Postgraduate diploma an advantage; 
    • Minimum of two years working on matters related to men, gender, HIV and/or SRHR, preferably assisting programme management in these areas; 
    • Administrative skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Budgeting skills and experience assisting programme management;
    • Excellent written English skills; previous research and writing skills an advantage;
    • Ability to prepare and facilitate training;
    • Networking and diplomacy skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply submit a CV and a motivational letter and contact details of two referees to Sonke’s Human Resource Department at hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from Sonke by 15/07/2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

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

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  • Sonke Gender Justice: Community Education and Mobilisation Manager

    Sonke Gender Justice
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    With a full-time staff of 90 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

    Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint a Community Education and Mobilisation Manager, based in the Western Cape.

    This position is a member of Sonke’s full management team.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide strategic oversight, management support and supervision to the coordinator and staff working from Sonke’s Gugulethu Wellness Centre, the Prisons team, the Refugee Health and Rights team, and to staff working in the Eastern Cape from the Cape Town office;
    • Coordinate CEM stakeholder relations in the Western Cape and convenes a monthly/quarterly meeting with key civil society and government stakeholders in the greater Cape Town area;
    • Provide support to the CEM National Manager on donor relations, especially preparation of CEM specific proposals and donor reports and represents the organisation in national and international meetings.
    • Project Planning:
      • Works with the National CEM  Manager and other unit managers as is required to convene project planning meetings for all new Western Cape specific projects;
      • Conceptualises projects and develop detailed workplans with clear targets and timeframes;
      • Ensure that project staff understand their roles and responsibilities, including the distinct tasks involved in community education and community mobilisation;
    • Project implementation:  
      • Ensure that all Western Cape projects are on target, meets deliverables and achieves intended impact, including community mobilisation and Community Action Team (CAT) development activities;
    • Staff management:
      • Convenes and documents weekly team meetings to review project status;
      • Conducts and documents monthly one on one staff supervision;
      • Carries out and documents 2 to 4 observations per month of training activities, and
      • Provides ongoing mentorship and support to trainers to ensure that their work is of a high standard;
      • Meets project goals and promotes staff development;
    • Reporting, monitoring and evaluation:
      • Submits all agreed upon reports (project reports, budgets, supervision reports, observation reports, team meeting reports, stakeholder meeting reports, community mobilisation and CAT report), on a monthly basis;
      • Actively contributes to the development,
      • Review and sign-off of Sonke’s capacity building model for working with partner organisations, including M&E systems to assess the impact of our capacity building work under the guidance of the Programme Specialist;
    • Manage and coordinate project finances:  
      • Ensures adherence to Sonke’s procurement policies, including proper preparation of requisitions, quotations and payments in liaison with the finance office for all project activities;
      • Authorise payments as per Sonke’s levels of authorisation;
    • Community Mobilisation:
      • Assists with the ongoing refinement and implementation of Sonke’s community mobilisation and community action team model;
      • Coordinate the necessary induction and ongoing trainings so that the training staff have the skills and knowledge needed to implement popular education methodologies with adults and youth.
    • Key Partnerships:
      • Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with relevant local, national, and international partners by attending meetings and documenting key agreed upon action items with stakeholders and then following through on commitments made;
    • Donor relations and donor reporting:
      • Assists the National CEM Manager and the Resource Mobilisation Manager to develop funding proposals,
      • Ensure timely completion of accurate project reports for donor reporting purposes at least ten business days before the report due date.
    • Participate in management meetings:
      • Prepares for and participates actively in monthly CEM unit meetings and in quarterly full management team meetings.

    Requirements:

    • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise time and work effectively;
    • Strong people skills with the ability to work under pressure;
    • Highly-motivated, confident communicator with the ability to engage with people at all levels;
    • Pays attention to detail and displays a high level of integrity;
    • Ability to multi-task and is deadline orientated;
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work across diverse cultural backgrounds;
    • Innovative and creative, able to see new opportunities;
    • Reflective and open to learning.
    • Recognised university degree in Social Sciences; post graduate qualification an advantage;
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a relevant field in a non-profit organisation;
    • Minimum of 3 years project management experience with an understanding of developing budgets;
    • Fluency in English, a local language is advantageous;
    • Above average competence in the use of computerised packages Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications; i.e. Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
    • Budgeting and financial management skills;
    • Very good writing skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely;
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
    • Experience working in the NGO environment and with international donors;
    • Willingness to travel 20 to 30% of the time;
    Salary negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply submit a CV and a motivational letter and contact details of two referees to Sonke’s Human Resource Department at hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from Sonke by 31/07/2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

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

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  • Sonke Gender Justice: Programmes Director - Regional Capacity Building

    Sonke Gender Justice
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, June 8, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    With a full-time staff of 90 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

    Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint a Programmes Director for Regional Capacity Building, based in the Western Cape.

    The Programmes Director: Regional Capacity Building manages the International Programmes Unit (IPN) and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Portfolio (SRHR), is a member of Sonke’s Directors team and reports to the Executive Director. This person will manage the IPN Unit, and Sonke's broader Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) work, as per the KPA’s set out below.
     
    This position is a member of Sonke’s full management team.

    Responsibilities:

    Staff Management and strategic oversight
    • Provide strategic leadership for Sonkes regional and SRHR work, supporting the development of the Unit’s vision, annual operational plans, strategy and processes;
    • Provide innovation for Sonke’s regional and SRHR work, including developing and documenting conceptual and programmatic models;
    • Supervise the IPN  Unit Manager and SRHR Portfolio Manager, overseeing the effective development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of the work of the IPN Unit and SRHR Portfolio, including achievements of donor specific commitments;
    • Supervise staff and consultants where necessary & conducts periodic performance appraisals;
    • Provide support, guidance and leadership to staff and consultants in the IPN Unit and SRHR Portfolio in all aspects of their work and development, in conjunction with their managers;
    • Oversee and support the recruitment, selection, induction and development of employees in these teams;
    • Provide financial oversight and ensures the IPN Unit & SRHR Portfolio adheres to budget and financial management, auditing processes, and holds regular communication with the finance team; and
    • Support M&E processes within IPN and the SRHR Portfolio and maintain links with the organization’s M&E team.
    Senior Management
    • Support the overall growth and strategic development of the organisation;
    • Participate in meetings convened for Programme Directors, including SMT and FMT meetings, annual operational planning processes and Board meetings;
    • Provide quality control for reports submitted to SMT and FMT on behalf of the IPN Unit and SRHR Portfolio; and
    • Link with other Units within the organisation to support collaboration and information sharing.
    MenEngage Africa and MenEngage Global activities
    • Help craft the vision for Sonke’s gender equality work across Africa, including policy development, advocacy and community education approaches;
    • Provide regular supervision and strategic support to the MenEngage Africa leadership and team;
    • Attend, support and guide MenEngage Africa operational activities;
    • Support the long term sustainability for the MenEngage network at country and regional levels within Arica.
    Sexual and Reproductive Health and SRHR/HIV linkages
    • Provide regular supervision and strategic support to Sonke’s SRHR team;
    • Support the SRHR team to integrate a strong focus on SRHR within existing Sonke work, harmonizing related efforts across the organisation and building staff skills;
    • Support and strengthens Sonke’s SRHR training, materials development and advocacy, in collaboration with relevant colleagues;
    • Link Sonke with regional and global processes on SRHR, and seeks to develop strategic partnerships with existing civil society and governmental providers;
    • Represent Sonke as part of a regional and global Men and SRHR campaign.
    External Representation, networking and partnerships
    • Participate and network in external meetings and events at national, regional and global levels on behalf of Sonke and the MenEngage network;
    • Address the media on behalf of Sonke when required to;
    • Strengthen collaboration with key partners from other social justice movements, United Nations agencies and government at national, regional and global levels, to support joint campaign and advocacy activities;
    • Ensure the continued development and sustaining of new relationships with stakeholders, potential and existing partners in order to further the work of programme units; and
    • Network strategically with existing community networks, educational institutions, NPOs and government.
    Resource Mobilisation and Donor relations
    • Specifically manage donor relations for IPN and SRHR, in conjunction with colleagues, including developing and implementation of annual fundraising plan;
    • Lead on fundraising, and raise funds to support the continuation and expansion of IPN and SRHR work;
    • Work with the Resource Mobilisation Manager, Executive Director and other colleagues to contribute actively to Sonke’s broader resource mobilization efforts, including submission of regular funding proposals; and
    • Work with direct line reports and other colleagues to ensure timely completion and submission of high quality project and donor reports.
    Requirements:
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize time and work effectively;
    • Exceptional networking skills & strong people skills with the ability to work under pressure;
    • Highly-motivated, confident communicator with the ability to engage with people at all levels;
    • Pay attention to detail, displays a high level of integrity, able to multi-task and is deadline driven;
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work across diverse cultural backgrounds;
    • Innovative and creative, able to see new opportunities; is reflective and open to learning;
    • Advanced degree, preferably LLM, MPH, or PhD in public health, health and human rights, development, or extensive related experience;
    • Minimum of eight years experience in a senior management position and in a similar sized or larger organisation;
    • Ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities and follow up regularly;
    • Extensive experience working with advocacy organisations in South and Southern Africa;
    • Experience in promoting gender equality, preventing domestic and sexual violence and addressing HIV and AIDS, including work with men, preferably in Southern Africa;
    • Significant experience with donor liaison, strategy and proposal development is essential;
    • Budgeting and financial management skills. Proven ability to interpret financial statements  that  contributes to strategic decision making;
    • Good report writing skills, ability to make presentations coupled with strong problem solving and public speaking skills;
    • Knowledge of funding requirements, ability to monitor and ensure compliance with requirements;
    • Knowledge of generally accepted good practice in organisations in terms of Finance, HR, procurement and risk management;
    • Proven success in managing a team of professionals for an extended period of time;
    • Experience with taking ownership for strategic planning, reporting and review in a medium sized organisation;
    • Above average competence in the use of computerised packages. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications; i.e. Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; and
    • Willingness to travel within South Africa and internationally.
    Salary negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
     
    To apply submit a CV and a motivational letter and contact details of two referees to Sonke’s Human Resource Department at hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 30/06/2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

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

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  • ORECO: Proposal Writer

    ORECO
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    ORECO strive to develop and implement innovative and multi-disciplinary programmes that directly contribute to increased health and well-being as well as uplift women from poverty.

    ORECO seeks to appoint a professional female Proposal Writer, based in its office in Johannesburg.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Proposal writing;
    • Develop partnership and fundraising strategies on projects linked to gender based violence reduction/empowerment of women and girls;
    • Liase with donorrs and stakeholders;
    • Negotiate partnerships on behalf of the organisation to secure funding.
    Requirements:
    • Proposal writing skills;
    • Experience in the area of community development, particularly women empowerment;
    • Fundraising skills with proven track record;
    • Commitment to development of women and girls particularly those from disadvantaged communities.
    Salary: Negotiable.

    To apply , submit a CV to mshweshwe@orecos.org.

    Enqueries: Tel: 011 331 7462.

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

    For more about ORECO, refer to www.oreco.org.

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

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  • Hivos Southern Africa: Programme Coordinator - Malawi

    Hivos - Regional Office Southern Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.
     
    Hivos seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which citizens (women and men) have equal access to the resources and opportunities for their development and where they can actively and equally participate in decision-making. 
     
    In Africa programmes are mainly in East and Southern Africa. Hivos advocates for an Open and Green Society where organizations and people are able to develop their capacities and power to innovate and develop solutions to transform their landscapes and systems to better their lives and those of future generations. The Regional Office for Southern Africa operates in Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. 
     
    Hivos seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator, based in Malawi.
     
    The post holder will play a lead role in coordinating the delivery of Hivos’ Child Marriage programme, working with government, civil society and other various actors. The overall vision that the Child Marriages programme seeks to contribute towards stopping child marriages in Malawi , by promoting the rights for girls to choose their future destiny. It is the intention of the programme to ensure development of socially and psychologically empowered young women in Malawi who are able to self-actualise. The job will involve planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on programme activities. In addition, the person will oversee the capacity building of partners, contribute to internal and external communication and advocacy, resource mobilisation, knowledge generation and management, and any other relevant assigned duties.
     
    As a member of the global Rights and Citizenship team reporting to the Regional Director, and working under close supervision and coordination with the Regional Programme Officer, the Programme Coordinator contributes constructively and positively to the Hivos policies around civil rights, child marriages and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
     
    As part of core duties, the Programme Coordinator will undertake the following responsibilities: Planning and coordination of partners and other stake holders;   Implementation support for programmes and operational finances; Capacity building for partners , government and other stakeholders; Communication and advocacy for the child marriages programme; Resource mobilization;  M&E and Reporting and Knowledge Management to record and share lessons learnt from the project.
     
    To apply you will need to be a qualified individual with strong analytic skills and have a passion for promoting the rights of the girl child.   You have strong communication skills, both orally as in writing in English and at least one of the local Malawi Languages. You are a good networker with an ability to mobilize your network in support of the programme objectives. You have good substantive knowledge in SRHR, Gender and women empowerment, multi-actor programming and good practical and conceptual knowledge of human rights based approaches. You are self-disciplined and are able to perform administrative tasks as part of your responsibilities.
     
    Requirements: 
    • Master’s degree in gender, human rights or development studies or economics or public policy with a gender component or at least three to five years of work experience within an international development agency at similar level;
    • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in any of the areas indicated above of which at least three years of professional experience in programme/project management;
    • Experience in designing and implementing programmes or  joint projects with capability to empower and develop the capacity of counterparts;
    • Experience providing advisory services in the area of gender equality with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing programme documents;
    • Experience coordinating multi-partner programmes, and proven experience in partnership building and networking; 
    •  Excellent communication skills and track record in resource mobilization and donor  and external relations; 
    • Sound understanding of the cultural and social environment of Malawi;
    • Advanced user level computer skills and strong knowledge of various software including Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word;
    • Must be fluent in English and sound understanding (written and spoken) of any of the  Malawi local languages is highly desirable.
    Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment.
     
    The regional office is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Hivos welcomes applications from citizens from South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. For this position only applicants with a valid work permit for Malawi can be offered employment on local terms and conditions.
     
    Female candidates meeting the above criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applications received on the above email address will be considered. No hard copies.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to rosaf@hivos.org or hand deliver to 20 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    For more about Hivos, refer to www.hivos.org.

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

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  • Hivos Southern Africa: Projects Officer - Media & ICT

    Hivos - Regional Office Southern Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.
     
    The Regional Office for Southern Africa of Hivos promotes economic and social empowerment of poor and marginalized people in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Zambia.
     
    Hivos Southern Africa seeks to appoint a Projects Officer - Media & ICT, based at the regional office in Harare, Zimbabwe.
     
    This is a short term, full-time contract.
     
    As a member of the global Expression & Engagement team liaising with the Programme Officer and reporting to the Regional Director, the projects officer contributes constructively and positively to the overall and regional Hivos policies in the field of Media and ICTs. The job involves positioning Hivos in the region in line with its’ policies; initiates and coordinates innovative and creative programmes and initiatives that contribute to freedom of expression and accountability objectives, forges strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders and takes responsibility for the administration and management of the project partner portfolios.
     
    The person is expected to be passionate about freedom of expression and citizen engagement without being dogmatic. You should be familiar with the impact of media and other public forums on accountability and good governance issues. You understand the ICT sector in the region and are aware of developments within the same sector You are entrepreneurial and you have strong communication skills. You are a good networker with a proven ability to mobilize your network in support of the programme objectives. You are well respected in your community of practice, a team player, flexible and open minded. You are self-disciplined and do not shy away from administrative tasks as part of your responsibilities.
     
    Requirements: 
    • Level of professional and analytical ability: higher professional qualification(First Degree)  in media and communications or diploma in ICT;
    • Relevant work experience: two to three years;
    • Experience in database management and thorough knowledge of computer programs;
    • Good written and spoken command of English;
    • Affinity with development cooperation;
    • Excellent organisational, writing, analytical and administrative skills;
    • Good communication skills;
    • Entrepreneurial skills;
    • Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines;
    • Experience of managing multiple priorities and working across a range of tasks;
    • Knowledge of ICTs and how tech hubs work;
    • Self-motivation and enthusiasm and ability to work under own initiative.
    Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment.
     
    Hivos welcomes applications from citizens from South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia but only with a valid work permit for Zimbabwe and can only offer employment on local terms and conditions.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to rosaf@hivos.org or hand deliver to 20 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    For more about Hivos, refer to www.hivos.org.

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

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