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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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  • Africare: Clinical Nurse Mentor

    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 Clinical Nurse Mentor, based in Intsika Yethu Sub District, Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide direct clinical training and mentorship to the health care workers at Africare supported sites on HIV and AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support services - which includes among others counselling and testing, adult/Paeds care and treatment, TB/HIV integration services including infection control and prevention, PMTCT and other prevention activities;
    • Participate in regular outreach support and mentorship to NIMART approved Health Facilities;
    • Ensure functional and efficient linkages between different components of the HIV and AIDS comprehensive management framework;
    • Identify training needs and co-ordinate trainings in conjunction with the DCOP Programs and government partners;
    • Work with the M&E team, assist in monitoring and evaluation of the Care and Treatment Programme, with regular onsite data feedback to improve programme implementation;
    • Prepare and submit monthly reports on activities to the DCOP Programmes.
    Requirements:
    • Degree/Diploma in General Nursing Science, Community Nursing and Midwifery. Certificates in HCT, PMTCT, TB/HIV and NIMART
    • Diploma in Primary Health Care will be an added advantage .Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse;
    • Experience in providing HIV&AIDS services in South Africa public health sector;
    • Communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy – MS Office
    • Valid driver’s licence and ability to travel extensively to facilities.
    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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  • Heifer International: Blouberg Project Agriculture/Livestock Assistant

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 3, 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 seeks to recruit a Blouberg Project Agriculture/Livestock Assistant, based in Blouberg, Capricorn District, Limpopo.

    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 is hiring two Project Assistants for its new Blouberg Project. This position will provide hands-on, professional and technical support to the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to implement the Blouberg Project in Limpopo Province based on Heifer’s proven global model.

    The Blouberg Project Agric. /Livestock Assistant will be fully involved and provide hands-on, professional and technical support in project activity planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting in Blouberg Project under the supervision of the Project Field Coordinator. Ninety per cent of the Agric./Livestock Assistant’s time will be spent on the field on implementation and supporting farmers and 10% for administrative and other activities.

    This are three-year, fixed-term contract positions.  

    These persons will report to the Blouberg Project Coordinator.
     
    Responsibilities:

    Programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation
    • Support implementation and adherence to Heifer’s system of planning, monitoring and evaluation to assure that all projects are well implemented, achieve desired impact and scale, and well documented;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to develop and implement Blouberg Project plans and budgets;
    • Support the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to monitor progress toward project objectives and goals; adjusting plans and activities as necessary in order to achieve project goals;
    • Conduct baseline surveys and support periodic, mid-term and final evaluations;
    • Compile and submit accurate reports (weekly updates, field visit reports and any other reports requested by the Project Field Coordinator) thereby supporting monthly project reports and project progress reports preparation;
    • Support maintenance of accurate records of project activities including trainings, financial expenditure, resource placement, and project participants as directed by the Project Senior Coordinator;
    • Support documentation of important project activities like placement of animals, POG Ceremonies through photographing and videotaping for fundraising and other purposes as directed by the Project Senior Coordinator;
    • Support establishment and maintenance of accurate records of productivity of livestock;
    • Support value chain development and actor empowerment so that project participants derive optimum benefits from the chain through appropriate enterprise development.
    Training and capacity building
    • Support the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to provide Heifer prescribed trainings and other relevant trainings to Blouberg project participants and other project areas as need be;
    • Support the development of 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.
    Value chain development
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to map and analyse value chains;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to build engagements and relationships;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to develop strategies for chain empowerment;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator for chain monitoring and evaluation.
    Administrative and other duties
    • Responsible for assets and materials under his/her charge;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to establish and maintain good relationships with livestock and other inputs suppliers and link farmers with such suppliers as need be;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to create linkages with Government departments and other partners in the field in a way that promotes Heifer’s visibility and raises its profile;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to ensure adherence to Heifer principles and that POGs are done according to plans.
    Requirements:
    • Diploma in Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Rural Development, or other appropriate and related field, with good knowledge of Human Nutrition;
    • Two years hands-on working experience in rural/community development sector;
    • Ability to facilitate training sessions that effectively build capacity and provide the relevant skills to project participants to manage their animals, and other enterprises;
    • Ability to use computer to prepare reports and other relevant documents;
    • Ability to follow directives and to take basic initiative in the absence of the Project Coordinator;
    • Ability to communicate via telephone and e-mail as required;
    • Good public relations skills;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English and isiXhosa;
    • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff and to travel independently within the country;
    • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organizations and other project stakeholders;
    • 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 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: Blouberg 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: 
    Sunday, November 3, 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 seeks to recruit a Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator, based in Polokwane, Limpopo.

    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.
    This position 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 per cent of the Project Senior Coordinator’s time will be spent on the field on implementation and supporting project participants and 40% for administrative, relationships and other activities.

    This is a three-year fixed-term contract.  

    The person 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 word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint);
    • Excellent 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 organizations;
    • 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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  • SASSA to Tackle Fraudulent Beneficiaries

    The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it will do a thorough check on the beneficiaries who did not register for social grants, to find out whether they were fraudulently registered previously.

    SASSA chief executive officer, Virginia Peterson, states that there are more than 470 000 beneficiaries who failed to register during the re-registration period for social grants.

    Peterson says that SASSA, which has already issued its new Debit Master Card to 10 million beneficiaries, announced that, "We are now dealing with fraud and corruption in government by biometrically enrolling the staff who make the applications. This system in itself has assisted us."

    To read the article titled, “SASSA clamps down on fraudulent beneficiaries,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
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