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  • World Food Programme: Human Resources Assistant

    World Food Programme (WFP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations,and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Human Resources (HR) Assistant, based in Johannesburg.

    This is a temporary, six month contract position (Special Service Agreement).

    The person will support the Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg.
     
    Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Regional Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Assistant will perform the following duties: 
    • Provide assistance to the RHRO in coordinating HQ driven initiatives related to long service awards, promotions exercise, reassignments and ad hoc staffing committee meetings;
    • Ensure up-to date information is availed to staff on medical insurance coverage and provide assistance in medical evacuation issues;
    • Process staff entitlements relating to leave, security reimbursements, contract renewals and funding;
    • Maintain attendance registers and leave reports for the RB
    • Maintain and update OMJ HR Statistics, RB Staffing list, Organigrams, Focal points lists for HR, CDs and DCDs in OMJ;
    • Draft routine correspondence and initiate process for the preparation of all staff support documentation (UNLP, opening of bank accounts, confirmation of employment letters, certification of employment,etc)
    • Check and maintain personnel files for all staff in the RB, ensuring all documentation is in order and relevant documents are kept in their respective files
    • Assist the HR team in the recruitment processes, issuance of Vacancy announcements, preparation of Long List, short listing and arranging assessments and interviews;
    • Perform other related duties as required.
    Requirements: 
    • Work experience or training in HR preferable;
    • Experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, ERP software packages and systems preferable;
    • Excellent knowledge of written and oral English;
    • Fluency in both written and oral English. 
    Salary: R15 700 per month.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: 010/2013.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.                                                  

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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

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  • Adonis Musati Project: Office Manager

    Adonis Musati Project
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 9, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Adonis Musati Project is a nonprofit organisation that provides humanitarian assistance to vulnerable and disenfranchised asylum seekers and refugees in Cape Town. The Project aims to provide the support necessary to facilitate a transition to self-reliance.

    Adonis Musati Project seeks to appoint an Office Manager, based in Observatory, Cape Town

    The person will work five mornings a week, and is available for occasional afternoon or evening hours.

    Starting date: 1 September 2013.

    Requirements:
    • Efficient, organised, work quickly with ability to prioritise;
    • Flexible, team work and ability to relate well to peers, senior management and volunteers;
    • Self-motivated and initiative taking;
    • Compassion and a desire to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers.
    • Competent in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with ACCESS is preferable (or a willingness to learn at own cost during first month of employment).
    • Own transportation.
    Gross salary: R6 000.  No benefits will be offered.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of your referees and motivation letter to amp@mcwalter.co.za.

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

    For more about the Adonis Musati Project, refer to www.adonismusatiproject.org.

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  • World Food Programme: Project Manager

    World Food Programme
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, June 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations,and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Project Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a specialised agency of the African Union designed to improve current responses to drought food security emergencies and to build capacity within AU member states to manage drought risks. As an African-owned, continental index-based weather risk insurance pool and early response mechanism, ARC offers an African solution to one of the continent's most pressing challenges. By bringing together the concepts of insurance and contingency planning, ARC aims to create a new way of managing weather risk by transferring the burden away from African governments, and their vulnerable populations who depend on government assistance, to international financial markets that can handle the risk much better.  The ARC design and establishment phase is managed by the United Nations WFP on behalf of the African Union.
     
    Establishing contingency funding, or monies that become available automatically if an extreme drought, flood or cyclone occurs in a vulnerable area, ensures a more timely, appropriate, objective and transparent response. Because extreme weather events do not happen in the same year all across the continent, pan-African solidarity in the creation of a disaster risk pool could be financially effective.  The facility will provide participating African Union Member States immediate cash in the event of an extreme weather event in order to implement prepared response plans to assist vulnerable populations as part of a national disaster risk management strategy.  At the country-level the ARC Project Team is supporting ARC in-country working groups on several technical and political work-streams as they progress towards making an informed decision on participating in the ARC risk pool.

    Position Grade : NOC (fixed term).
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    Within delegated authority, and under the guidance of the ARC Director General, the Project Manager will:
    • Coordinate all project management and administrative aspects of the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) including project documents, budgeting, work planning, briefings, operational manuals, tenders, liaising with other stakeholders internally and externally including donors, other UN agencies, development partners and the private sector. The result of this should be a well-managed project with effective coordination between different parts of the project team and with internal and external partners;
    • Act as staffing coordinator, facilitating recruitment, transfers, extensions and promotions;
    • Oversee selection and recruitment and management of consultants, contractors and interns through liaising with ARC Senior Management, Admin staff and HR;
    • Monitor contract end dates and ensure timely extension/reappointment/separation (in consultation with senior staff);
    • Provide seasoned technical advice to managers and provide guidance, work direction and support to staff;
    • Manage various multi-million dollar trust funds and liaise with donor relations, private sector fund raising, finance, contributions management, treasury and external donors on processing of donor contracts and programming of funds, maintaining correct levels of funding in various Internal Orders and ensure project documents and financial and narrative reports are correct and submitted to donors as per their individual deadlines and that all stakeholders receive updates as required;
    • Provide guidance to staff on all matters relating to budget ensure that the project remains liquid and that various items are billed to the correct trust funds as per donor agreements, in order to achieve this, the Project Manger should advise administrative staff on which funds to bill various expenses to and create or advise on the creation of various Funds reservations as necessary;
    • Monitor funds to ensure there are no unnecessary staff commitments or pre-commitments or unused purchase requisitions or funds reservations balances blocking funds;
    • Create funds reservations for WAE Consultants and decrease these to release funds for payroll as timesheets are received;
    • Ensure use of funds is prioritised according to funding validity dates;
    • Coordinate with ARC Legal consultants, WFP Legal and ARC pro bono lawyers and HR (as required) on issues of intellectual property rights, donor contracts, trust fund decision memos, service agreements, and other legal issues and documentation;
    • Act as the ARC’s IT focal point;
    • Facilitate the maintenance and continued development of custom built Africa Risk view desktop and online applications as well as the ARC project informational web site, @WFP.org and africanriskcapacity.org email user accounts and Teamworks access in consultation with ARC management, contractors, consultants, VAM and WFP IT;
    • Monitor the ARC’s evolving information systems requirements and translate these into detailed business specifications bearing in mind systems integration and intellectual property and liability issues;
    • Monitor implementation of changes, error fixes and upgrades to the software, ensuring IT policy compliance;
    • Ensure preparation of manuals, IT documentation and training materials;
    • Oversee the roll-out and training of custom built Africa Risk view software (desktop and online version) as required;
    • Monitor budgets and funding/reporting related deadlines and drafting work-plans and new budgets;
    • Act as ARC’s budgetary, IT and HR focal point;
    • Manage the delivery of ARC services at the WFP HQ, regional or country level  as required;
    • Interface with partner agencies, governments, NGOs, donor partners, lead institutions in early warning, climate change and disaster risk management, and actors in the international risk markets and assist in the development of joint work-programmes and partnerships;
    • Oversee and facilitate workshop planning and logistics as required;
    • Contribute to, lead or participate in project team meetings, presentations, discussions and write ups;
    • Outreach to partners both internally and externally as required;
    • Represent the ARC Project at international meetings and conferences as necessary;
    • Other duty travel, as necessary; and
    • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior ARC staff.

    Requirements:

    • Advanced university degree or university degree with experience and/or advanced courses/training in the one or more of the following disciplines: business administration, finance, computer science, international development or a field relevant to international development assistance;
    • Minimum of five years postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food aid or commercial transactions;
    • Experience in project management;
    • Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate/level B) of another UN official language or WFP’s working language, Portuguese;
    • Computer skills, including at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard WFP software packages and systems;
    • Working knowledge of basic statistics and data collection, treatment, and manipulation techniques typically associated with it;
    • Knowledge of UN system policies, rules and regulations and procedures governing administration;
    • Communication, organisation and teamwork skills;
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing projects and bringing new strategic thinking into the project context;
    • Understanding of the international humanitarian aid, donor and development communities, particularly WFP policies, procedures and operations;
    • Experience working in an international organisation or multicultural environment, particularly experience with WFP in the field and/or Headquarters;
    • WINGS experience – funds management and transactions related to budget and position management;
    • Knowledge (level C) of a second official language, preferably French. Experience in a developing country, preferably in the area of food aid or development, contingency planning and disaster preparedness;
    • Experience in financial commodity risk management and alternative risk transfer;
    • Experience in natural disaster (preferably weather) risk management in developing countries and working knowledge of risk modelling techniques and approaches; and
    • Quantitative experience in the fields of finance, risk management or agricultural commodities. 
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: OMJ/VA 011/2013.

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

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.                                                  

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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

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  • World Food Programme: Programme Officer / Project Analyst

    World Food Programme (WFP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Programme Officer/Project Analyst, based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.

    The Regional Bureau in South Africa provides oversight and support for about 50 projects assisting 12 million beneficiaries and worth USD 600 million. The candidate will be under supervision of the Sr. Regional Programme Advisor.

    Responsibilities:
    • Facilitate, monitor and help oversee the processing of  project documents creation and project revisions through the entire process from inception to approval, maintain and update status of programme documents for both Executive Board submissions and internal delegated approval;
    • Oversee follow-up actions so that all documentation is in line with the Programme Review Committee (PRC) recommendations and ensure data in WFP corporate systems is accurate;
    • Design and maintain databases on WFP projects and WFP project data;
    • Provide assistance to country offices  in their design and  formulation of Country Programmes, Country Strategies, Emergency Operations (EMOPs), Protracted Relief Operations (PRROs), Development Projects, and Special Operations to help ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures;
    • Assist in the preparation and dissemination of other timely analytical and critical reports; Oversee accuracy of data in operational reports prepared by Regional Bureau and review country office reports and briefs, providing feedback where necessary;
    • Assist in the monitoring analysis on project performance and financial surplus/deficit and recommend appropriate actions to be undertaken by RB/CO management;
    • Supervise other programme staff;
    • Travel to countries in the region in relation to the above task and to provide training and technical guidance;
    • Any other duties as required.
    Requirements:
    • Preferably Master's degree in economics, business administration, public administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance;
    • Minimum first level university degree with most relevant additional training;
    • Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience;
    • Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with ERP and databases an advantage;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English, working knowledge of Portuguese and/or French would be an added advantage.
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: OMJ/VA 006/2013

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

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Applicant must be a South African national.

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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

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  • World Food Programme: Programme Assistant

    World Food Programme (WFP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, June 14, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.
     
    The UN WFP OMJ seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate as Programme Assistant in support of the Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg.

    This position is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
     
    Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Government Affairs and Policy, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: 
    • Prepare projections of budget requirements based on incoming data from country offices and regional programme officers and input data into the WFP Information Systems;
    • Monitor budgetary requirements and initiate remittance action through the WFP Information Systems;
    • Draft correspondence pertaining to programmatic support to Governments and country offices;
    • Maintain a selected number of administrative control records, such as for commitments and expenditures, travel, insurance, procurement and other;
    • Analyse and process requests for a variety of data; Input, review for accuracy and file a variety of data from computer files, records, reports or from other sources for external use;
    • Make computations, calculations and estimates and prepare reports including forms, tables, charts and other;
    • Design and update charts and tables utilizing graphic software, design hard copy and computer resident forms; initiate, update and track computer assisted processing of administrative actions;
    • Review and reconcile a variety of financial and operational reports;
    • Using WFP’s Information Systems, enter new and revised data such as fund reservations, purchase requisitions and cost information;
    • Monitor on-going government partnerships, cost sharing arrangements, fund reservations and other data;
    • Initiate and process administrative actions such as those found in human resources, travel, procurement and disbursement;
    • Review supporting documentation, verify claims for action and conformance with administrative rules and regulations and liaise with other offices as appropriate;
    • Respond to queries from a variety of sources by providing available information and provide advice and guidance on rules and regulations related to area of work or direct to the most appropriate source;
    • Arrange meetings such as workshops and seminars;
    • Make travel arrangements in line with administrative rules and procedures;
    • Liaise with other units to resolve issues and clarify or obtain additional information;
    • Assist in conducting training of field staff on programme and budget management, as necessary;
    • Draft correspondence relating to the area of responsibility;
    • Set up, classify and maintain accurate records and files within the field of work;
    • Initiate and modify automated transactions;
    • Perform other related duties, as required.
    Results expected:
    • Processing of work and related follow up done under general supervision. Use of own discretion to address unforeseen situations seeking advice from and/or reporting to supervisor as applicable. Produces organised, accurate and well documented records conforming to required format with well analysed data.
    Requirements:  
    • Completion of secondary school education (Grade 12 or equivalent), preferably supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities;
    • Minimum of four years experience of progressively responsible support or secretarial work experience including at least two years in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or other related field. At least one year at G4 level or equivalent;
    • Experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems;
    • General knowledge of UN systems policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing human resources administration;
    • Ability to spell and write correctly in English;
    • Ability to communicate moderately complex matters clearly and concisely;
    • Ability to maintain accurate and precise records and to interpret and analyse a variety of data and resolve discrepancies;
    • Ability to work accurately and systematically to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems;
    • Ability to perform detailed work and to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints;
    • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
    • Fluency in both written and oral English;
    • Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese;
    • Formal training in administration;
    • Knowledge of WFP administrative manual in the area of finance, budget, human resources, transport, procurement and travel;
    • Experience with WINGS.
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), via email to: HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: 009/2013.  Please note that no other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

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

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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

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  • World Food Programme: Programme Officer - Capacity Building of Small Holder Farmers

    World Food Programme (WFP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Programme Officer - Capacity Building of Small Holder Farmers, based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg and Out-posted to FAO, Pretoria.

    The Government of South Africa has recently decided to contribute up to USD 20 million to support vulnerable people in Lesotho following recent droughts. In this connection, WFP will utilise up to 40 percent of this contribution towards procurement of food from South African small holder farmers. The Programme Officers will work with farmers unions and cooperatives of emerging farmers in strengthening their capacity to offer quantity and quality bids that can be considered for export to Lesotho and future WFP food procurement tenders.

    Responsibilities:
    • Help in the design of the project, in partnership FAO, WFP Lesotho and Regional Bureau programme and procurement staff, which will promote South African smallholder farmers in their efforts in producing commercially viable for food crops meeting WFP standards;
    • Ensure proper coordination with relevant partners in the design and implementation of the project;
    • Liaise with the FAO, RB and WFP HQ for general guidance on programme implementation and strategic direction;
    • Make recommendations on implementation based on this guidance and adjust programme accordingly;
    • Help design the project’s logframe and ensure proper monitoring of processes and evaluation of results as stated in the logframe;
    • Ensure monitoring of programme outputs, process and outcomes;
    • Ensure provision of quality and accurate information and information management for both internal (data storage and management) and external (reports, PI) purposes;
    • Coordinate with relevant units to ensure timely exchange of information and reports;
    • Provide support to the Procurement unit in terms of managing work to meet the goals of the Programme i.e., smallholders to deliver on time and implement risk management to prevent pipeline breaks;
    • Ensure proper engagement with several RSA Government entities and participate in relevant sector meetings and ensure that WFP’s activities are aligned to sectorial policies and plans;
    • Prepare, monitor and implement MoU and agreements as needed with government, partners and suppliers as required;
    • Disseminate results, best practices and lessons learned from the project among partners and the government;
    • Seek opportunities for capacity development of government institutions and supply side partners to ensure proper support to smallholders targeted by the programme;
    • Supervise other programme staff;
    • Perform any other duties as assigned.
    Requirements:
    • Preferably Master’s degree in agriculture, agro-economics or similar field.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree with most relevant additional training;
    • Minimum of three years of most relevant professional experience in the South African agriculture sector. (Must be post degree experience);
    • Experience and skills in conducting commodity market and price analysis;
    • Experience in providing technical support and guidance to farmers, farmer cooperatives or similar;
    • Experience as a trainer and in organising and facilitating workshops;
    • Communication and networking skills, proven ability to relate to people of different backgrounds;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
    • Fluency in Engish (written and verbal), knowledge of additional South African languages highly advantageous. 
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: OMJ/VA 005/2013. 

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

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Applicant must be a South African national.

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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  • MSF South Africa: Fundraiser / Canvasser

    Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, April 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

    MSF seeks to appoint a Fundraiser/Canvasser, based in Pretoria.

    As a Face to Face fundraiser, you will be recruiting monthly supporters in shopping malls together with a team leader and fellow team members. You work six hours per day. We are looking for people who are not afraid of targets, work well in a team and have great communication skills. Sales/customer service skills are an advantage, as well as a genuine concern for humanitarian assistance and willingness to work hard.

    Requirements:
    • Experience in sales;
    • Strong interest in humanitarian issues and sharing of MSF's values;
    • Must be communicative, reliable and thorough;
    • Fluency in English and preferably a second South African language;
    • Ability to execute duties with an inspired and motivated attitude.
    Advantages
    • Experience with marketing through direct dialogue, preferably face to face fundraising;
    • Studies in marketing, public relations, development, etc.;
    • Previous experience with other humanitarian organisations;
    • Own transport.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to lauren.petersen@joburg.msf.org.

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

    Enquiries: Tel: 021 448 1058.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MSF reserves the right not to appoint someone for this position.

    For more about the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders South Africa, refer to www.msf.org.za.

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

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  • Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa: Team Leader - Fundraising

    Medecins sans Frontieres/ Doctors without Borders South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, May 27, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

    MSF seeks to appoint a Team Leader for its face-to-face fundraising, based in Pretoria.

    The team leader will be increasing Doctors Without Borders South Africa's regular income by recruiting new monthly supporters with a team in streets and shopping malls through a Face to Face approach.

    This is a fixed-term contract of 35 hours per week.

    Responsibilities:
    • Recruiting new regular donors together with a team of about six canvassers;
    • Be responsible for the daily organisation and motivation of the team members;
    • Documenting and reporting results to the coordinator, keeping track of statistics and monitoring achievements of each team member and the team as a whole;
    • Ensuring team members are well informed and updated on MSF principles and activities;
    • Planning and carrying out team meetings in collaboration with the coordinator;
    • Assisting with recruitment and training of canvassers;
    • Liaising with shopping malls and other venues;
    • Responsible for handling materials and forms and providing daily reports to the coordinator;
    • Meeting the set targets for the value of donations to be recruited each week by the canvassers and the TL.
    Requirements:
    • Leadership and management skills;
    • Ability to motivate and inspire a team;
    • Experience in sales, direct marketing or promotions;
    • A strong interest in humanitarian issues and sharing of the organisations values;
    • Valid driver’s licence and own transport will be preferred;
    • Must be communicative, reliable and thorough;
    • Fluency in English and preferably a second South African language.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to carli.snyman@joburg.msf.org.

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

    Enquiries: Tel: 011 403 4440.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MSF reserves the right not to appoint someone for this position.

    For more about the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, refer to www.msf.org.za.

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  • World Food Programme: Programme Officer - HIV/AIDS

    United Nations World Food Programme
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The core policies and strategies that govern WFP activities are to provide food assistance (or enable Government to do so) to save lives in refugee and other emergency situations; to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people; and to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through conditional food for work and training programmes.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Programme Officer - HIV/AIDS, based in Johannesburg.

    Grade: NOB

    This is a fixed term contract.

    In line with WFP’s UNAIDS co-sponsor responsibilities, the HIV/AIDS technical support team based in Johannesburg provides support for strategic and programmatically sound development of HIV, food and nutrition interventions in collaboration with WFP country offices (COs) and their national counterparts. The team also supports COs in their bids to access funding for HIV, Food and Nutrition programming through the Global Fund, PEPFAR, donor liaison and private sector partnerships. The team consists of small group of WFP staff and consultants with relevant expertise in food, nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming and/or associated areas.

    The Programme Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Advisor in Johannesburg. S/he will liaise closely with the other team members at the Bureau, with HQ colleagues for coordination and collaboration, and will remain in close contact with COs to ensure proactive and responsive support services. Furthermore, considering the extensive partnership arrangements required to pursue integration of food and nutrition support within national AIDS responses, the programme officer will liaise extensively with stakeholders at all levels (including national government, international organizations and institutions, academia and national civil society actors).

    Responsibilities:
    • Support coordination of the HIV team’s programme support to COs through consolidation of updated activity profiles and programme statistics, tracking of CO technical and programmatic support needs and development of briefs and updates as required;
    • Support country level HIV/AIDS programming:
      • Support development of HIV programmes as part of emergency, recovery and development operations; and support preparation and clearance of associated documentation in collaboration with RB programme unit and HQ based colleagues
      • Provide on-call support services to COs through routine phone and e-mail exchange as well as missions and short term assignments (the latter based on specific CO requests and TORs)
      • Provide support to country level strategy and joint programme development in partnership with UN, Government and civil society partners; for example NSPs, UNDAFs, JPSs etc
    • Support country and regional level information management including the collection and analysis of food security and nutrition vulnerability information on HIV interest groups, strengthening programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and development of appropriate operational research initiatives;
    • Support the development of guidance on HIV/AIDS technical and programmatic areas of common concern across the region (complementary to and building on existing WFP corporate and internationally available technical guidance) – including but not limited to Food-by-Prescription programming in ART, TB and PMTCT services, and social and productive safety nets;
    • Identification, analysis and documentation of emerging issues, promising practice, common challenges etc;
    • Contribute to development in partnership with external partners and HQ colleagues;
    • Facilitate identification and deployment of technical experts to support Country Office activities;
    • Coordinate the finalization, publication and dissemination of reports and papers emerging from regional and country specific technical assistance activities;
    • Contribute to thematic publications and presentations to showcase critical developments in the southern Africa region;
    • Contribute to regional competency building for WFP staff and partners through routine liaison with and mentoring of CO HIV Focal Points, country-to-country sharing of good practice and organisation/facilitation of learning and consultation events;
    • Support the development of funding and partnership building proposals at regional and country levels;
    • Participate in regional forums, task teams and other consultation mechanisms as relevant to WFP’s strategic priorities; support regional joint UN initiatives;
    • Any other duties as required.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, social sciences, development studies or other field relevant to international development assistance;
    • Minimum of three years of most relevant professional experience in a field associated with HIV, food and nutrition;
    • Experience from more than one country, highly advantageous;
    • Communication and networking skills, proven ability to relate to people of different backgrounds;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of Portuguese and/or French will be an added advantage.
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: ODJ/VA 007/2013. 

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

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Applicant must be a South African national.

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

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

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  • Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa: Promoters / Fundraisers - Cape Town

    Medecins sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders SA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, January 5, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

    MSF seeks to appoint Promoters/Fundraisers, based in Cape Town.

    They will be recruiting monthly supporters in shopping malls and streets in Cape Town and surrounding areas together with a team leader and fellow team members.

    MSF SA is looking for people who are not afraid of targets, work well in a team and have great communication skills. Sales/customer service skills are an advantage, as well as a genuine concern for humanitarian assistance and willingness to work hard.

    Requirements:
    • Experience in sales;
    • Strong interest in humanitarian issues and sharing of MSF's values;
    • Communicative, reliable and thorough;
    • Fluency in English and preferably a second South African language;
    • Ability to execute duties with an inspired and motivated attitude.
    Will be an advantage
    • Experience with marketing through direct dialogue, preferably face to face fundraising;
    • Studies in marketing, public relations, development;
    • Experience with other humanitarian organisations;
    • Own transport.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to lauren.petersen@joburg.msf.org.

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

    Enquiries: Tel: 021 448 1058.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, refer to www.msf.org.za.

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

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