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  • Save the Children Sweden: Intern - Regional Programme Assistant

    Save the Children Sweden
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Save the Children - Sweden is the leading independent organisation creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognised for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. It works with other organisations, governments, nonprofits and a variety of local partners while maintaining its own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

    Save the Children in Southern Africa works with various partners across the region. Most of them are local NGOs, including national coalitions of NGOs, academic institutions and the media to promote and monitor the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children's work in Southern Africa focuses on creating an enabling environment for children to enjoy their rights by encouraging the elimination of violence and abuse of children, poverty reduction, promotion of non-discriminatory practice and child participation.

    Save the Children Southern Africa regional office seeks to appoint an Intern - Regional Programme Assistant, based in Pretoria.

    This is a three-month internship.

    Save the Children Southern Africa regional office is looking for applicants who already possess a tertiary qualification or degree/or final year student in social sciences. Please note that these positions are only available to South African nationals or permanent residents.

    Responsibilities:
    • To support Programme Team in the planning and  management of partners and projects;
    • Update and maintain programme database for southern Africa;
    • To provide brief reports to the Programme Team in the relevant areas of work, including specific programme assignments given from time to time;
    • Arrange workshops/meetings/conferences as the need arise;
    • To provide general administrative support to the regional office as the need arise.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification or degree in social sciences or final year student;
    • Demonstrable skills in the use of Microsoft Office;
    • Demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Fluent spoken and written English;
    • Ability to work in a team and on own initiative;
    • Sympathy with the purpose and values of Save the Children;
    • Sympathy with and willingness to abide by Save the Children’s Safeguarding Protocol and Anti-Corruption policy;
    • Valid driving license and at least one year driving experience - non-negotiable;
    • Proven ability to coordinate, facilitate and organise events;
    • Some skills and experience in partner and project management desirable;
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter (one page max) and names and contact details of at least two contactable referees to Ms Y Steyn at yollandas@saf.savethechildren.se.

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

    Note:
    1. Incomplete applications will not be considered
    2. Do not include reference letters or proof of qualifications
    3. Only applications selected for interviews will be contacted
    4. Only open to South African citizens and permanent resident holders
    For more about Save the Children for Southern Africa, refer to http://saf.savethechildren.se/Southern_Africa.

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

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  • Save the Children Sweden: Director of Programme Development and Quality

    Save the Children - Sweden
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Save the Children - Sweden is the leading independent organisation creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognised for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. It works with other organisations, governments, nonprofits and a variety of local partners while maintaining its own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

    Save the Children in Southern Africa works with various partners across the region. Most of them are local NGOs, including national coalitions of NGOs, academic institutions and the media to promote and monitor the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children's work in Southern Africa focuses on creating an enabling environment for children to enjoy their rights by encouraging the elimination of violence and abuse of children, poverty reduction, promotion of non-discriminatory practice and child participation.

    Save the Children Southern Africa regional office seeks to appoint Director of Programme Development and Quality, based in Zimbabwe.

    Children welcome applications from Zimbabwean citizens or residents with legal standing to work in Zimbabwe.

    The Director of Programme Development and Quality shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office programme.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SMT) in Zimbabwe, the Director of Programme Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing the development of high quality, innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and monitoring the quality of the implementation of those programs.  S/he will provide technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in the preparation, design and delivery of emergency responses.

    Key areas of accountability:
    • Coordinate overall funding process from both grants and SC members.  This including: developing funding strategies, creating grant proposals, and identifying strategic leads and concepts;
    • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with:  government authorities, partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs;
    • Take a lead role in developing program strategies and annual plans ensuring coordination of all technical input to country strategy, proposals and reports;
    • Ensure that the different technical sectors of the Country Office are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize programs and projects;
    • Maintain a robust M&E system to measure achievement and progress toward program goals and results, including the coordination and support regarding the use of Global Indicators;
    • Lead on internal and external program/project evaluations as necessary and ensure the execution of baseline, periodic, and final evaluations as necessary in coordination with Director of Program Operations;
    • Lead the development of an advocacy strategy for the Zimbabwe Country Office;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of Save the Children in Zimbabwe's fundraising strategy.
    Requirements:
    • Recommended a minimum of 10 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, livelihoods and emergencies;
    • Recognised leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level;
    • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related fields;
    • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working;
    • Ability and willingness to actively engage with media and to perform high level public presentations;
    • Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills;
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to recruit@savethechildrenzw.org or hand post to the Country Director,  221 Fife Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe.

    Applications will be shortlisted as they come and only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

    For more about Save the Children for Southern Africa, refer to http://saf.savethechildren.se/Southern_Africa.

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

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  • Save the Children Sweden: Regional Project Manager

    Save the Children Sweden
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Save the Children - Sweden is the leading independent organisation creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognised for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. It works with other organisations, governments, nonprofits and a variety of local partners while maintaining its own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

    Save the Children in Southern Africa works with various partners across the region. Most of them are local NGOs, including national coalitions of NGOs, academic institutions and the media to promote and monitor the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children's work in Southern Africa focuses on creating an enabling environment for children to enjoy their rights by encouraging the elimination of violence and abuse of children, poverty reduction, promotion of non-discriminatory practice and child participation.

    Save the Children seeks to appoint a Regional Project Manager for the Migration Project which is based in Pretoria. This is a local position aimed at preferably South African nationals or permanent residents.

    The person will provide leadership and manage the Regional Migration Project.

    Responsibilities:
    • Developing programme strategy including advocacy;
    • Developing and writing project proposals, quality assurance including reporting to donors;
    • Staff and financial management;
    • Liaison with partner organisations.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in relevant area;
    • Minimum of five years project/programme management experience, as well as experience working with migration issues;
    • Knowledge of human rights, preferably of children’s rights and experience of child-rights programming;
    • Programme management skill and experience to be able to analyse, develop and follow up on programmes and action plans;
    • Understanding of and experience in working with civil society organisations and networks;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English with good report and proposal writing skills;
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, representational skills and networking and advocacy skills;
    • Established network of contacts within the government institutions and the donor community;
    • Experience in fundraising activities and ability to demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with organisational and donor financial procedures;
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter (one page max) and names and contact details of at least two contactable referees to Ms Y Steyn at yollandas@saf.savethechildren.se. Use CRG as reference in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. South African nationals/permanent residents will be preferred.

    Save the Children reserves the right not to fill the position.

    For more about Save the Children for Southern Africa, refer to http://saf.savethechildren.se/Southern_Africa.

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

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