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  • Africare: Chief of Party

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    fricare's Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government's response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment , care and support for people living HIV and AIDS , their caregivers, family members and community including oprhans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

    Africare seeks to appoint a Chief of Party, based in East London.

    Responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of all of Africare’s programmes of technical assistance and support in South Africa. Manages all aspects of the country programme including technical, programmematic and operational aspects while ensuring optimal use of human, financial and physical resources and for full compliance with donor regulations and requirements and Africare policies. Leads the implementation and monitoring of Africare’s portfolio of work in-country and provides administrative supervision to South Africa-based Africare staff who work at national, provincial and district level in support of Africare’s work in South Africa. Develops and maintains highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government of South Africa (SAG), academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners.

    Reporting to the Director of OHHA at Africare Headquarters, the Chief of Party of Africare South Africa operations serves as the primary Africare representative in South Africa.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Provide strategic leadership to the design and implementation of the country programmes, projects and activities and oversees programme planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
    • Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones and technical quality standards, and to achieve project objectives, deliverables and targets;
    • Provide leadership and manages to ensure that all projects and activities are executed in line with and meet the technical standards and expectations of Africare and its donors and supporters; Oversee and coordinate the successful completion of planning and budgeting requirements of the project office;
    • Ensure mechanisms are in place to monitor the implementation of projects, including progress toward achieving objectives and targets with high quality and on-time performance;
    • Provide effective oversight to all financial and administrative functions undertaken by the country office to ensure efficient and effective and the provision of sufficient administrative support to all projects;
    • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with Africare standard operating procedures, and donor policies and regulations, and national policies and laws;
    • Develop and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government of South Africa (GOS), academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners;
    • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned;
    • Lead in-country efforts for development and mobilization of new resources and donor commitments;
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.
    Requirements:
    • MD (or international equivalent), PhD, MPH, or other relevant advanced degree in the fields of public health;
    • Minimum 8 -10 years of experience managing large international public health programmes with at least 8 years of experience in managing public health programmes in resource limited settings;
    • Experience in HIV & AIDS, TB programme development, implementation and monitoring in resource-limited settings;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of technical content areas relevant to the current projects within the Africare South Africa country portfolio;
    • Proven record of leading donor-funded projects, which consistently meet objectives and targets;
    • Experience working on or leading health and development projects supported by the US Government, the Global Fund, the UN system agencies, foundations or other bilateral donors;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of rules, regulations and requirements of USG and other major international donors;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in public health diplomacy, negotiations and cross-cultural communications;
    • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and resolve problems, constraints and issues relevant to project implementation and performance;
    • Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor a culturally diverse team operating in complex environments;
    • In-depth knowledge of the South African public health sector and national and provincial health systems;
    • Demonstrated experience overseeing the design and implementation of public health evaluations and health and community systems strengthening programmes;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Ability to travel and make at least 2-4 International trips annually  and very frequent national trips (1-2 per month lasting 2-4 days each).
    Closing date of advert: Advert will remain open till Post is filled. 

    To apply, submit a CV and details of three contactable employment references must be forwarded to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org.

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

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to work place diversity.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Fairfood International: Campaign Assistant - Engagement

    Fairfood International
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Fairfood International is a nonprofit global advocacy group with its head office based in Amsterdam and hubs located in several parts of the world, including Johannesburg. Fairfood encourages food and beverage companies worldwide to address socio-economic and environmental sustainability issues within their products’ supply chains. Fairfood envisions a future with a fair and sustainable food system, which is able to feed the world in a way that preserves the environment for future generations, respects human rights and secures a thriving economy for all.

    Fairfood’s Advocacy department is composed of multidisciplinary teams working on advocacy interventions focused on various regions of the world (referred to as “Hotspots”). The Madagascar Hotspot focuses on improving sustainability in the Madagascar vanilla industry. The team has recently started to implement the project, which aims to influence corporate stakeholders to address socio-economic issues within the vanilla supply chain in Madagascar.

    Fairfood’s Advocacy Department seeks to appoint a Campaign Assistant – Engagement, based Johannesburg. 

    As a Campaign Assistant - Engagement you will be responsible for assisting the Manager Advocacy Madagascar to implement the advocacy strategy of the project. You will have a versatile position and your outputs will be used directly in the campaign.

    Responsibilities:
    • Research CSR policies and practices of food and beverage companies and flavour houses;
    • Explore various advocacy tools;
    • Assist in developing individual advocacy strategies to engage with selected companies;
    • Write internal and external communications on the above mentioned topics/strategies;
    • Give feedback to the Manager Advocacy Madagascar as well as other members of the team;
    • Assist in various administrative tasks.
    Requirements:
    • Be studying at or have graduated from an institute of higher education or a university or have acquired an equivalent working and thinking level through work experience;
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work independently but are also a team player;
    • Result-oriented, quality-focused and eager to learn;
    • Ability to multi-task and to deliver results on time. Familiarity with or knowledge of advocacy/campaigning, the food and beverage industry, and/or sustainability is preferred;
    • Experience in research, report writing, as well as fluency in French is a plus. Finally, you have affinity with Fairfood’s goals.
    This position is an unpaid internship offering an opportunity to obtain work experience within a global NGO active in the area of sustainability. It offers you an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the food industry, campaigning/advocacy and sustainability. You will have the freedom and opportunity to continue developing yourself and achieve tangible results. Working hours are flexible, but a minimum of sixteen hours a week for a period of at least three months is required. Starting date is negotiable. Work-home travels are re-imbursed and in-office lunches are provided.
     
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum two pages) and motivation letter (one page) to lowna.gie@fairfood.org.

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

    Enquiries: Lowna Gie, e-mail: lowna.gie@fairfood.org.

    For more about Fairfood International, refer to www.fairfood.org.

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  • Heifer South Africa: Grants Specialist

    Heifer South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace through using appropriate enhanced systems. This position will work with other members of the Resource Development Team, in particular the Resource Development Coordinator, to develop and maintain relationships with institutional donors and to assist in the management of grant funding.

    Heifer South Africa seeks to appoint a Grant Specialist for the Resource Development Department, based in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Under the supervision of the Resource Development / Resource Development Coordinator, the Grants Specialist will prepare reports and information for funders and other external stakeholders, liaise with funders and external stakeholders on behalf of the organisation, assist with other fundraising activities and perform administrative and other duties to support grant and other fundraising activities.

    This is a full-time, contract position.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Prepare reports and information for funders and other external stakeholders;
      • Work with the programmes team and monitoring and evaluation specialist to prepare reports according to donor requirements, including writing narrative reports;
      • Work with the finance team to ensure that financial reports are prepared according to donor requirements;
      • Develop and maintain a calendar of reporting deadlines and ensure that this is shared with all relevant teams, including programmes and finance;
      • Ensure that all reports and documents are submitted on time as per donor requirements;
    • Liaise with grant funders and other external stakeholders;
      • Act as liaison between the organisation and funders, including responding quickly and efficiently to queries and following up on all requests for information;
      • Set-up, prepare for and host meetings and field visits for donors and other external stakeholders;
      • Assist Resource Development Coordinator in liaising with external stakeholders, including preparing documents, presentations and materials for meetings and events;
      • When necessary, attend events and forums organised by grant funders;
    • Prepare and submit grant funding proposals;
      • Participate in programme design processes;
      • Research and track possible grant funding opportunities;
      • Ensure Heifer International South Africa information is up to date in all online donor systems;
      • Work with programmes and finance teams and monitoring and evaluation specialist to write and prepare proposals according to donor requirements;
      • Ensure that proposals are submitted on time;
      • Follow up on proposals that have been submitted;
    • Assist with other fundraising activities;
      • Manage external email address (heifersa@heifer.org.za);
      • Write stories and prepare social media updates and appeals with other fundraising team members;
      • Assist in coordinating interaction of other staff members with media;
      • Assist in preparing and implementing plans for Heifer events;
      • Assist in developing and implementing cause-related marketing campaigns;
    • Administrative and Other Duties;
      • Maintain donor information and track contacts using the organisation’s CRM system;
      • Assist with logistical arrangements and financial administration for the resource development team;
      • Report regularly on all activities;
      • Work with other Heifer staff to ensure adherence to Heifer principles and promote Heifer’s visibility;
      • Undertake any other duties assigned by the CEO and Resource Development / Resource Development Coordinator.
    Requirements: 
    • Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Management or related field;
    • Two to five years’ experience in an NGO or grant-making environment;
    • Experience working with database systems and financial administration preferred;
    • Written and spoken English;
    • Communicator via telephone, email and in person;
    • Team player;
    • Detail oriented;
    • Enjoys working to deadline and ensuring accuracy and efficiency;
    • High level of computer literacy, including MS Office programmes and database systems;
    • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organisations and other project stakeholders.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at hr@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

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

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  • Africare: Technical Advisor - Nutrition

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare's Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government's response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment , care and support for people living HIV and AIDS , their caregivers, family members and community including oprhans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

    Africare seeks to appoint a Technical Advisor for Nutrition, based in East London.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide technical assistance and support, direction and technical leadership for the nutrition component of the project in the design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions related to health, HIV and AIDS and TB;
    • Contribute to proposal writing and other business development activities;
    • Work under the supervision the Deputy Chief  of Party ( DCOP) and will be responsible for ensuring technical support and assistance in the Africare supported areas while performing the full range of duties and operational activities including but not limited to:
      • Providing NACS capacity building and technical support to Africare staff, partners and government authorities as required;
      • Representing Africare as delegated in, technical working group meetings, Department  of Health meetings, and other relevant forums
    • Meet regularly and liaise closely with relevant authorities ( i.e. District/Province/ other NGOs);
    • Serve as the point of contact for all matters related to nutrition, particularly the scaling up of NACS acitivies, integration of nutrition in primary helathcare programming, policy development and capacity building;
    • As part of Africare nutrition strategy, explore ways in which factors affecting PLHIV nutition status can be addressed with community participation, and document for future programming;
    • Work at the district, sub district, health facility and community level participating in strategy implementation and technical discussions, as well as negotiating to determine priorities for development;
    • Promote the sharing of best practise and learning in relation to programming ,advocacy and campaign activities amongst area Programmes;
    • Work in close partnership with the Care, Treatment and Support including OVC, Clinical Nurse Mentor, Pharmacy and M& E Technical Advisors regarding nutrition programme;
    • Under the guidance of the DCOP;
    • Develop concept notes and proposals related to nutrition.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in Nutrition or equivalent from a recognised institution. Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field is a plus
    • Minimum of five year's experience in providing technical assistance in nutritional services in Publc Health Sector;
    • Minimum of two years management experience;
    • Comprehensive understanding of HIV and AIDS;
    • Flexibility to work at a number of sites among disadvantaged communities;
    • Experience in facilitating nutrition related trainings, workshops is an added advantage;
    • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills and keen attention to detail;
    • Ability to use Word and Power Point to develop documents / presentations;
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and social issues surrounding HIV infection in South Africa specifically;
    • Ability to work well with others;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English is a must;
    • Valid driver's licence and abiity to travel extensively to supported sub-districts.
    To apply, submit a CV and details of three contactable employment references must be forwarded to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org.

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

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to work place diversity.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Heifer International South Africa: Project Senior Coordinator

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International (Heifer) is a nonprofit organisation that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.  Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace using appropriate enhanced systems.

    Heifer seeks to appoint a Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator, based in Polokwane, Limpopo.

    This successful candidate will be responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing the Blouberg Project in Limpopo based on Heifer’s proven global model, sound planning, monitoring, and evaluation practices for improved livelihoods in the project area.


    Under the supervision of and in consultation with the Director of Programmes, the Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator will lead and manage programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project activities. Sixty percent of the Project Senior Coordinator’s time will be spent on the field on implementation and supporting project participants and 40 percent for administrative, relationships and other activities.


    This is a three-year fixed-term contract.  

    The Coordinator will report to the Director of Programmes. 
     
    Responsibilities:

    Programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation
    • Lead and coordinate implementation and adherence to Heifer’s system of planning, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that Blouberg project is well implemented, achieve desired impact and scale, and well documented;
    • In collaboration with the Director of Programmes and the Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, develop and implement the Blouberg project plans and budgets within the Jobs Fund agreement parameters;
    • Monitor progress toward project objectives and goals; adjusting plans and activities as necessary in order to achieve project goals;
    • Develop/upscale Project as the case maybe and when necessary;
    • Coordinate baseline survey and support periodic, mid-term and final evaluations;
    • Compile and submit accurate reports (weekly updates, field visit reports, monthly project reports and project progress reports) within prescribed guidelines and deadlines to Director of Programmes;
    • Maintain accurate records of project activities including trainings, financial expenditure, resource placement, and project participants;
    • Document important project activities like placement of animals, POG Ceremonies through photographing and videotaping for fundraising and other purposes;
    • Establish and maintain accurate records of productivity of livestock and other enterprises;
    • Facilitate value chain development and actor empowerment so that project participants derive optimum benefits from the chain through appropriate enterprise development.
    Training and capacity building
    • Provide Heifer prescribed trainings and other relevant trainings to project participants in the Blouberg project;
    • Develop effective training reinforcement and follow-up strategies for encouraging on-going commitment to training.
    Procurement and distribution of project inputs/resources
    • Assist groups in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies;
    • Prepare for receiving livestock shipment, quarantine and acclimatization measures should livestock shipment take place;
    • Assist partner organization with the purchase of livestock where appropriate.
    Value chain development
    • Map and analyse value chains;
    • Build engagements and relationships;
    • Develop strategies for chain empowerment;
    • Chain monitoring and evaluation.
    Administrative and other duties
    • Project coordination and financial management;
    • Lead and mentor project team for optimum output;
    • Responsible for assets and materials under his/her charge;
    • Establish and maintain good relationship with livestock and other inputs suppliers and link farmers with such suppliers as need be;
    • Liaise with Government departments and other partners in the field in a way that promotes Heifer’s visibility and raises its profile;
    • Ensure adherence to Heifer principles and that POGs are done when due.
    Requirements:
    • Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development or other appropriate and related field, with knowledge in human nutrition;
    • Five years working experience in the rural/community development sector with strong project management experience;
    • Self-motivated with strong project management and leadership skills;
    • Results oriented and capable of coordinating and executing multiple tasks;
    • Ability to make decisions and take initiative without close supervision;
    • Strong report writing skills with appropriate computer working knowledge (MS Office);
    • Relational and communication skills, with  strong verbal and written English abilities and fair working knowledge of local language;
    • Ability to facilitate training sessions that effectively build capacity and provide the relevant skills to project participants to manage their animals other enterprises;
    • Ability to facilitate value chain development;
    • Ability to travel independently within or out of the country;
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of honesty and professionalism when dealing with Heifer staff, donors, project participants, and partner organisations;
    • Valid driver’s licence code 8.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at heifersa@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

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

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  • Heifer International South Africa: Project Administrator and Finance Assistant - Limpopo

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace supported by stronger systems. 

    Heifer seeks to recruit a Programmes Administrator and Finance Assistant to be part of Programmes Department, based in Blouberg Project Office, Polokwane, Limpopo.

    Under the supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator, the Project Admin and Finance Assistant will play a key role in ensuring the efficient running of the project office, supporting the project team with administrative and finance tasks and ensuring that administrative and finance policies of the organization are adhered to. The Project Admin and Finance Assistant will also interact with the public on behalf of the project team and work closely with other departments and offices in the organization.

    Responsibilities:
    • Process in-coming and out-going mail;
    • Answer the office telephone and communicate messages in a timely and professionally manner;
    • Interact with the public via telephone and in person on behalf of the team and manage the office front desk;
    • Develop and maintain a central filing system for the project;
    • Co-ordinate and assist in the logistical preparations for team members and visitors;
    • Assist in the management of the office fleet;
    • Maintain general office appearance and cleanliness;
    • Purchase and replenish office supplies as needed;
    • Prepare and circulate minutes of team meetings and other meetings as directed by the Coordinators;
    • Assist Coordinators with the preparation and submission of reports;
    • Prepare cheque requisitions and payment requests as directed by the Senior Project Coordinator and/or Project Field Coordinator;
    • Maintain basic financial records for the team;
    • Assist team members with reconciliations for advances;
    • Manage and account for office petty cash;
    • Work with the national office finance and administration teams to ensure that all finance policies are correctly followed;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Requirements:  
    • Senior certificate/diploma or equivalent in office management, business management or related field desirable;
    • Minimum of two years office experience, with admin, reception and finance responsibilities. Five years will be desirable;
    • Basic bookkeeping experience desirable;
    • Experience dealing with members of the public;
    • Ability to communicate via telephone and e-mail;
    • Computer literate;
    • Efficient and detail-oriented;
    • Strong commitment to quality and accuracy;
    • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
    • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organizations and other project stakeholders.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at heifersa@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

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

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  • Heifer International South Africa: Programmes Administrator and Finance Assistant

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace supported by stronger systems.

    Heifer seeks to recruit a Programmes Administrator and Finance Assistant, based in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, the Programmes Administration and Finance Assistant will play a key role in providing support to the Director of Programmes, ensuring that the department functions efficiently and effectively and that all organisational policies are followed, assisting in procuring equipment, livestock and other inputs and assisting team members to learn new systems and more efficiently manage project administration and finances.

    The person will report the Director of Programmes.
     
    Responsibilities:

    Administrative support
    • Process in-coming and out-going written and electronic mail on behalf of the Programmes Department and/or Director of Programmes;
    • Interact with the public and other departments via telephone, email and in person on behalf of the Programmes Department;
    • Develop and maintain a central filing system for the Programmes Department;
    • Co-ordinate and assist with logistics for the Programmes Department;
    • Assist in the management of programmes resources, including maintaining asset information and tracking how resources are used;
    • Manage team calendar for the Programmes Department;
    • Prepare and circulate minutes of team meetings and other meetings as instructed by the Director of Programmes;
    • Research and prepare documents and reports as instructed by the Director of Programmes;
    • Receive and process reports from project teams on behalf of the Director of Programmes;
    • Assist project teams to improve the standard of reporting over time;
    • Assist with recruitment of new project staff, including assisting with preparing and circulating advertisements and reviewing CVs, as directed by the Director of Programmes with the Human Resources Manager.
    Finance support
    • Prepare cheque requisitions and payment requests as instructed by the Director of Programmes;
    • Source quotes for equipment, livestock and other inputs according to the organisation’s procurement policy and the requirements of donors;
    • With Director of Programmes, establish and maintain good relationships with livestock and other input suppliers over time;
    • Receive and review all payment requests from project teams and assist teams in correcting any errors and submitting accurate requests in future;
    • Maintain basic financial records for the team, including tracking expenditure against budgets, reviewing variance on a monthly basis and raising any concerns about under- or over-spending;
    • Liaise with finance and project teams to ensure all reconciliations for advances and claims are completed on time;
    • Work with the finance and administration teams to ensure that all finance policies are correctly followed. 
    Other support
    • Attend all programmes meetings and provide input on and support for planning and budgeting;
    • Responsible for assets and materials under his/her charge;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Requirements:  
    • Diploma or equivalent in office management, business management or related field;
    • Five years office experience, with admin, reception and finance responsibilities. Experience in an NGO or agri-business highly desirable;
    • Basic bookkeeping experience;
    • Team player who enjoys working in a diverse, dynamic and growing team;
    • Excellent communicator via telephone, e-mail and in person;
    • High level of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office programmes and database systems;
    • Efficient and detail-oriented;
    • Strong commitment to quality and accuracy;
    • Willing to assist team members to learn new skills and adapt to new systems, as well as to spend time assisting team members who are struggling with a particular system or policy;
    • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organizations and other project stakeholders. 
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at heifersa@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
     Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

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

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  • Stop Hunger Now SA: Administration / Operations Officer

    Stop Hunger Now SA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Stop Hunger Now SA is a nonprofit organisation that strives to end hunger in South Africa through the implementation of a results oriented nutrition programme by connecting the resourced community with nutritionally vulnerable individuals, and to respond to disaster situations in which basic food security is threatened. The organisation’s strategic objectives are to achieve continual growth in the number of meals provided per day for national distribution through inclusive strategic partnerships between government, corporations, foundations, civic and ecumenical communities, non-profit organisations and private individuals.

    Stop Hunger Now SA seeks to appoint a dynamic, adaptable Administration/Operations Officer, based at its operations in Germiston, Gauteng.

    As Administration and Operations Officer, the successful candidate will assist the Chief Executive Officer in maintaining the efficient functioning of the Head Office and Johannesburg branch through the overseeing and developing of the administration and operational functions, including procurement, distribution, accounting, supervision of staff and other duties as detailed below.

    Starting date: 01 January 2014.

    Responsibilities:
    • Managing the day to day activities of staff members;
    • Assisting the CEO with strategic development planning;
    • Managing external relationships with suppliers and service providers;
    • Overseeing meal distribution corporate partners and meal distribution Coordinators;
    • Preparing and publishing monthly reports eg. financial, meal distribution, minutes of board meetings;
    • Preparing funding proposals to potential sponsors;
    • Promoting the organisation, including presentations to potential sponsors;
    • Coordinating of public events;
    • Streamlining the policies and procedures of the organisation’s management system.
    Requirements:
    • Working knowledge of the operations of NGOs in the food security sector;
    • Relevant fundraising experience;
    • Tertiary level qualification or equivalent;
    • Management and leadership experience in the development of staff and programmes.
    • Sound oral and written communication skills;
    • We further envisage that the applicant is motivated by a passion for eradicating hunger and would be driven by this desire;
    • The applicant must be medically fit and be able to assist in carrying boxes of packed meals and ingredients;
    • Valid driver’s licence (manual) is essential.
    Stop Hunger Now SA offers a salary commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate, and provident fund.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and three contactable references to Barry Mey at barrym@stophungernowsa.org or fax to: 086 618 6320.

    For about Stop Hunger Now SA, refer to www.stophungernowsa.org.

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

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  • Peninsula School Feeding Association: Fundraiser

    Peninsula School Feeding Association
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) was established to address the problem of hunger in children, while they are at school. PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation, established in 1958. For more than 55 years, PSFA has been providing meals to hungry children in primary, secondary and special-needs schools in the Western Cape Province.

    Peninsula School Feeding Association seeks to appoint a Fundraiser, based in Cape Town

    The successful candidate will will start in January 2014 and be responsible for securing new key funders including corporates, foundations, international funding organisations, State funding and individual donors. The position requires building successful long-term, sustainable funding relationships from initial research, proposal writing and contact to report writing and maintaining strong donor relationships.

    Requirements:

    • Minimum education level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (such as management, marketing, public relations or communication);
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working for a grant making organisation or as a fundraiser;
    • Experience in raising and managing donor income and evidence previous success;
    • Experience in programme and fundraising proposal development;
    • Experience in financial management and budgeting;
    • Experience in drawing up business concepts and implementing these;
    • Management experience and ability to lead a fundraising team consisting of an Events Coordinator and Fundraising Administrative Assistant;
    • An in-depth understanding of the funding environment in South Africa including corporate social investment and BBBEE opportunities;
    • Excellent communication skills including English writing and presentation;
    • Research experience and an ability to network and source potential funding opportunities;
    • Computer and IT skills knowledge as well as social media (Face Book, Twitter);
    • Organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
    • Excellent attention to detail;
    • An understanding of the nonprofit sector;
    • Ability to work in a team;
    • Marketing, PR and event management experience will be an advantage;
    • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle.
    Remuneration is negotiable and will be based on previous experience.

    To apply, please submit your CV with 3 contactable references and a motivational letter to the Director at jennifer@psfa.org.za

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

    If you do not hear back from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. The PSFA will not be responsible for relocation costs.

    For more about  Peninsula School Feeding Association, refer to www.psfa.org.za.

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

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  • Africare: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution   to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.
     
    Africare seeks to appoint Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, based in Camdeboo Sub District, Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide technical assistance to project district team members and project counterparts at all levels within sub district;
    • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the sub district;
    • In collaboration with the M&E Technical Advisors, collect and collate data, and use it for programmatic decision-making, M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results;
    • Coordinate the successful implementation of the project's M&E activities to ensure that the project meets set targets in accordance with national and PEPFAR standards;
    • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Team Leaders, Technical Advisors and the rest of the project team;
    • Lead results reporting at the district level by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as appropriate;
    • In collaboration with the M & E Technical Advisors, support the district project team in developing and piloting of M&E systems for increasingly integrated HIV services, such as HIV testing, PMTCT, ART, TB/HIV management;
    • Support the M & E Technical Advisors in conducting training programmes for capacity building for data clerks.Liaise with the district in the on-going implementation of patient tracking system and electronic clinical record systems such as Tier.net, ETR.net, Pedtrack and DHIS.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in health and or public-health oriented field, statistics, health informatics or related social science from an accredited institution
    • Minimum  of two years’ experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programs in HIV/AIDS for public, private or NGO sector;
    • Minimum of two years professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and / or operational research, preferably in a clinical setting;
    • Minimum of two years of working experience in the management of large databases;
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, techniques, and methods;
    • Writing skills, including writing of reports, proposals, and fundraising materials;
    • Knowledge of M&E and PEPFAR program activities in South Africa;
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
    • Ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously;
    • Ability to travel extensively to supported sites.
    To apply submit a CV and details of three contactable references to Administrative Manager at chingono@africare.org

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

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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