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  • REAP: Recruitment and Selection Administrator

    Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, July 5, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

    REAP seeks to appoint a highly organised and motivated individual as Recruitment and Selection Administrator, based in Cape Town.
     
    The person will support the Recruitment and Selection Manager in managing REAP's large national recruitment network and identifying talented young learners to join the programme.
     
    This is a full-time, permanent position based at REAP Head Office in Athlone.

    Responsibilities:
    • Efficient distribution of application forms to all relevant parties;
    • Capturing returned application forms and administration of such;
    • Administration of the rating, data capturing and shortlisting process and feedback to relevant stakeholders;
    • Effective communication with all recruitment volunteers and partners;
    • Assistance with final selection and feedback to all relevant stakeholders;
    • Administrative support to Recruitment & Selection Manager.
    Requirements:
    • Post school qualification (preferably administration, business or secretarial);
    • At least 3 years relevant working experience;
    • High level project and people management skills with excellent attention to detail;
    • High level written and verbal communication skills;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office and exposure to database;
    • Problem solving skills;
    • Ability to work in a high pressured environment and to meet deadlines.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the requirements (one page) to the Business Support Manager at reception@reap.org.za or fax to: 021 696 9572. Alternatively, post to Director, P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760.

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

    For more about the Rural Education Access Programme, refer www.reap.org.za.

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

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  • Eastern Cape Sustainable Rural Development Needs Multi-Faceted Intervention

    Sustainable rural development in the Eastern Cape would need a package of interventions if real local economic opportunities for rural communities were to be created.

    This was the combined message from three speakers at a seminar hosted by the European Union and Office of the Premier-funded Sustainable Rural Development in the Eastern Cape (SURUDEC) and its local implementing agent, RuLiv in East London in April 2012.

    Entitled ‘Rural Livelihoods and Development Planning: Experiences from the Eastern Cape’, the seminar heard presentations from the Eastern Cape Social and Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC), the Agricultural extension department of the University of Fort Hare and from SURUDEC.

    Most of the opportunities probably lay in the agro-processing sector according to ECSECC's CEO, Andrew Murray.

    He added that as agriculture contributed a mere 2.6 percent to the provincial gross domestic product (GDP), beneficiation and value chains needed to be explored and would probably be the sector where most jobs could be created.

    One possible strategy was aggregating micro-projects with a focus on value chain multipliers, but Murray cautioned that producers had to produce the right product at the right time within a market system.

    “It’s important to link micro-projects with manufacturing at scale, this needs to be a costed instrument and we have been too slow in getting it right – this needs to be speeded up”.

    “Values have to be shared; it is no good squeezing small producers on one end of the scale while manufacturers take home huge revenues.”

    Training and learning incubators were also important as making land more productive was a lengthy process and consisted of more than mere access to land. Capital, knowledge and skills together with labour were also needed.

    On training, Murray’s view was echoed by Professor Francois Lategan of the Agricultural Extension department at the University of Fort Hare who added that past training of agricultural extension officers had failed and that today’s students needed training in a multiplicity of skills in order to equip them for the job.

    This included entrepreneurial skills, innovation and understanding markets. he most crucial skill was the ability to identify opportunities and act on them.

    “We lack a message or a workable model for small scale farmers but the message needs to include instilling an entrepreneurial slant.

    “Farmers, big and small, need to be shown how to recognise opportunities to make money,” he concluded.

    SURUDEC programme coordinator, Dr Stephen Atkins, outlined SURUDEC’s asset-based approach to development which included recognition that communities employed multiple livelihood strategies and that local conditions determined responses and interventions.

    An example was one SURUDEC-funded project in the Indwe area, a large farm obtained through a restitution award in 2001. While the farm co-operative had R70 000 in its bank account and was now valued at R10 million, the enterprise could potentially earn a net profit of R600 000 a year while employing 20 people full time.

    However, currently additional enterprise and employment generating options were not being considered and Atkins pointed to potential rental accrued from a cell phone mast which was not being collected by the enterprise.

    “The business is in a fragile state and long term plans need to be made by all stakeholders for sustainability of the enterprise,” he added.

    The second case study was of an ecotourism development initiative at Cata, near Keiskammahoek in which existing and new birding hiking trails were refurbished and developed, a community institution was set up and given business skills training and marketing material had been produced. In addition, the project dovetailed well with previous community development initiatives.

    Atkins concluded with some of the lessons coming out of the SURUDEC programme in the Eastern Cape which included:

    • It was vital that robust and accurate data support rural development actions;
    • It was important to know the area and know the people concerned;
    • Possibilities and the challenges needed to be identified;
    • Being realistic of the scale and scope of the intervention was needed from the beginning;
    • It was important to identify the resources required to undertake an action and to budget correctly;
    • Time frames or horizons needed constant monitoring and management;
    • Building capacity over time and planning for support and mentoring was an integral part of any intervention and must be planned and budgeted for;
    • The prioritisation of options needed to be managed constantly;
    • It was important to network with relevant practitioners.
    SURUDEC is a joint programme of the European Union and Republic of South Africa. The Contracting Authority is the Eastern Cape Office of the Premier (OTP) and the Implementing Agent is Promoting Rural and Urban Livelihoods (Ruliv), based in East London.

    SURUDEC aims to reduce poverty in the province by providing grant funding to support the design and implementation of integrated community-driven development plans (ICDPs). These are plans of action that indicate ways in which the economic situation of a community will be improved and how its asset base will grow over time. These plans would inform district and local government IDPs, and importantly, over time and as resources become available, elements of each community plan would be implemented, either directly from community resources, or in combination with funds from partners, donors or Government.

    - Barbara Manning is the Visibility and Communications Coordinator (SURUDEC) within Ruliv.

  • Rural Education Access Programme: Deputy Director - Finance and Operations

    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

    REAP seeks to appoint a Deputy Director - Finance and Operations, based in Cape Town with occasional national travel. REAP works in partnership with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

    The person will be a mature and dynamic professional with high level strategic experience in finance, operations and resource management. S/he will join REAP's Senior Executive Team and will report to the Director.  The candidate must demonstrate commitment to the ethos of community serving humanity.

    Responsibilities:
    • Financial strategic management and reporting (current annual turnover R45M);
    • Ensure the effective administration of NSFAS bursaries and loans for up to 525 tertiary students;
    • Key stakeholder management with service providers, NSFAS & institutional Financial Aid practitioners;
    • Risk and  investment management;
    • Resource management (HR, database and physical assets such as property, vehicles and IT).
    Requirements:
    • Qualification in a  commerce or business related field;
    • Minimum of seven years senior management experience;
    • High level project, systems and people management skills with excellent attention to detail;
    • High level written and verbal communication skills;
    • Mature understanding of HR principles and practices;
    • Experience & expertise in working with IT and database systems;
    • Experience of working within the higher education sector would be an advantage.
    The successful candidate will be offered a market related salary package. REAP is an equal opportunity employer.

    The full description is available upon request. Do not apply for this position unless you meet the minimum requirements.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter (one page) clearly stating how you meet the requirements to reception@reap.org.za or fax to: 021 696 9572. Alternatively, the Director, P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760.

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

    For more about the Rural Education Access Programme, refer www.reap.org.za.

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

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  • TCOE: Senior Programme Officer

    Trust for Community Outreach and Education
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) is the natural organisation operating across four provinces of South Africa that focuses on rural development and land reform, movement building and advocacy.

    TCOE seeks to appoint a Senior Programme Officer, based in Cape Town.

    Requirements:
    • Multi-lingual (Afrikaans and isiXhosa);
    • Experience in Policy Analysis;
    • Policy reviews, organise, supports and coordinates local campaigns and struggles;
    • Writing and reporting skills;
    • Provide Strategic Leadership and support to rural Movements;
    • Facilitate engagement with Policy makers;
    • Accompaniment to Local farm workers and landless;
    • Work as part of a team to provide innovation, perspective building and support to field staff;
    • Five years of experience;
    • University qualification;
    • Writing and reporting Skills;
    • Project budgets;
    • Drivers licence. 
    To apply, submit a CV to khunji@tcoe.org.za

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

    For more about the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, refer to http://tcoe.org.za.

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

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  • Rural Education Access Programme: Regional Manager - Eastern & Western Cape

    Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

    REAP seeks to appoint a Regional Manager, based in Eastern and Western Cape.

    Responsibilities:
    • Supervision of team of Student Development Advisors;
    • Cultivation of collaborative relationships with University stakeholders;
    • Effective management and delivery of high quality REAP programme in region;
    • High quality capturing, analysis and reporting of student data;
    • Positive participation in organisational management structures.
    Requirements:
    • University qualification (preferably education or humanities);
    • Minimum of five years relevant working experience including at least three years at management level, preferably in a Higher Education context;
    • High level project and people management skills with excellent attention to detail;
    • High level written and verbal communication skills.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter (one page) to reception@reap.org.za or fax to: 021 696 9572. Alternatively, post to Director, P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760. Position description available upon request.

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

    For more about the Rural Education Access Programme, refer www.reap.org.za.

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

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  • TCOE: Finance Manager

    TCOE - Trust for Community Outreach and Education
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 22, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) is a national organisation that coordinates rural community development programmes and fundraising activities of six Regional Offices throughout the country.

    TCOE National Office seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Management and supervision of finance staff;
    • Staff development and support;
    • Conduct and oversee all preparations for the annual audit;
    • Preparation of accounting through to trial balance;
    • Prepare budgets for donors;
    • Prepare financial reports for donors;
    • Financial forecasting and monitoring;
    • Overseeing regional accounting;
    • Management of the payroll (salary slips, PAYE and other deductions);
    • Prepare annual master budgets;
    • Administration other related duties.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five to ten years NGO experience;
    • Thorough knowledge of Pastel and Microsoft Excel;
    • Thorough knowledge of legislative requirements (i.r.t salaries and deductions);
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Computer literacy.
    Salary: A negotiable salary depending on experience will be offered plus, medical aid and provident fund.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of referees and motivation letter to the National Director, Gavin Joachims at gavin@tcoe.org.za and copy the Senior Office Administrator, Khunji Mayekiso at khunji@tcoe.org.za.

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

    For more about Trust for Community Outreach and Education, refer to http://tcoe.org.za.

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

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  • Rural Education Access Programme: Regional Manager – KwaZulu-Natal

    Rural Education Access Programme
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

    REAP seeks to appoint a Regional Manager, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

    Responsibilities:
    • Supervision of team of Student Development Advisors;
    • Cultivation of collaborative relationships with University stakeholders (UKZN & DUT);
    • Effective management and delivery of high quality REAP programme in region;
    • High quality capturing, analysis and reporting of student data;
    • Positive participation in organisational management structures.
    Requirements:
    • University qualification, preferably education or humanities;
    • Minimum of five years relevant working experience including at least three years at management level, preferably in a higher education context;
    • High level project and people management skills with excellent attention to detail;
    • High level written and verbal communication skills.
    Salary: R23 000 - R26 000 per month, plus benefits, depending on experience and qualification.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the requirements to reception@reap.org.za or post to the Director, P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760 or Fax 021 696 9572. The position full description is available upon request.

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

    For more about the Rural Education Access Programme, refer www.reap.org.za.

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

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  • Border Rural Committee: Project Manager

    Border Rural Committee
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, March 4, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Border Rural Committee (BRC) is a NGO based in East London that facilitates local economic development projects in the Keiskammahoek area.  These rural development projects include forestry, agriculture and tourism.  The organisation also engages in environmental work.

    BRC seeks to appoint an experienced Project Manager to join its senior management team, based in Eastern Cape.

    The successful candidate will be required to plan, coordinate and manage the work of field officers, as well as to contribute to the advocacy work of the organisation, and its general management.

    Responsibilities:
    • Planning, coordination and management of project activities;
    • Responsibility for the meeting of project milestones;
    • Organising and management of project resources;
    • Drafting and monitoring (with the Finance Manager) of project budgets;
    • Management of field staff;
    • Production of comprehensive project reports;
    • Contribute to the drafting of funding proposals;
    • Contribute to BRC’s policy and advocacy work;
    • Contribute to organisational strategy and general management.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in managerial position is essential;
    • Qualification in one of the following areas would be an advantage: agriculture, forestry and environmental science;
    • NGO experience and/or experience in rural development would be at an advantage;
    • Good verbal communication and writing skill in English. The ability to speak isiXhosa would be a distinct advantage;
    • Valid drivers’ licence.
    Terms and conditions of employment:
    1. This is a permanent position, subject to a three-month probationary period.
    2. The salary offered will be: R23 000 - R28 000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.  In addition, BRC makes a generous contribution to a retirement annuity and to medical aid.
    To apply, submit a CV including contact details of three referees and motivation letter, explaining why you think that you are the ideal candidate for the position to gailk@brc21.co.za or fax to: 043 743 8898. Alternativaly, hands deliver to 16 St George’s Road, Southernwood, East London, 5201. All applications to reach BRC by 16h30 on 4 March 2013.

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

    Enquiries: Gail Kirchmann, Tel: 043 742 0173.

    For more about the Border Rural Committee, refer to www.brc21.co.za.

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

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  • Solidaridad Network: Financial Manager

    Solidaridad Network Southern Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Solidaridad Network is a civil society organisation with nine regional offices in four continents specialised in sustainable supply chain development. Together with producer organisations, the business community, governments and civil society organisations, Solidaridad Network creates initiatives for sustainable trade with the ultimate goal that good economic, social and environmental practices become a normal part of the business.

    The purpose of the NGO is to develop projects that will create fair and sustainable supply chains, from producer to consumer, for smallholders in Southern Africa in the commodities of fruit, cotton, soy and tea in Southern Africa.

    Solidaridad Southern African - Regional Expertise Centre seeks to appoint a Financial Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will take overall responsibility for financial administration and the accounting system of the organisation. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage the operational budget, keeping track of expenditure and ensuring this is in line with the organisation’s budget;
    • Contribute towards writing and producing financial and narrative reports; develop budgets for funding proposals;
    • Develop a strategy for long-term financial sustainability;
    • Developing and monitoring financial data management tools and systems; responding to staff queries regarding cost centres, cash flow and management of funds;
    • Oversee the registration and management of tax exemptions ensure timeous preparation and submission of annual tax returns;
    • Liaise with auditors regarding the preparation and submission of audited financial statements.
    Requirements:
    • Accounting degree;
    • Minimum of five year experience in financial management preferably in a nonprofit environment; experience with Pastel accounting software, SARS programmes, internet banking, spreadsheets and word-processing;
    • Computer and internet literacy. Ability to master new applications are all essentials;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Ability to communicate (speak and write) clearly in English with and ability to speak and read Portuguese will be an added advantage, but not a requirement; 
    • Excellent organisational, administrative, financial analysis and financial report-writing skills as well as strategic thinking are essential for this position;
    • Ability to work without direct supervision, to take initiative and to balance competing demands, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, flexibility, initiative;
    • Experience in managing finances of NGO and with funders such as the EU is a distinct advantage.
    In addition the incumbent should be able and willing to multi-task and work under pressure; from time to time, work after hours, on weekends and travel away from home.

    Salary: A market-related salary will be offered dependent on skills and qualifications.

    The incumbent will be expected to travel extensively within the southern African region and from time to time internationally.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to SolidaridadSA at dorah.marema@solidaridadnetwork.org.

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

    For more about Solidaridad Network, refer to www.solidaridadnetwork.org.

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

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  • REAP: Regional Manager

    Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

    REAP seeks to appoint a Regional Manager, based in Johannesburg with travels in Free state and North West Province.

    Responsibilities:
    • Supervision of team of Student Development Advisors;
    • Cultivation of collaborative relationships with University stakeholders;
    • Effective management and delivery of high quality REAP programme in region;
    • High quality capturing, analysis and reporting of student data;
    • Positive participation in organisational management structures.
    Minimum general requirements:
    • Fluent spoken and written English;
    • Unendorsed driver’s licence;
    • Minimum of three years people and project management experience;
    • Minimum of three years experience  working in a higher education context;
    • Advanced computer literacy and report writing skills;
    • Excellent communication and relational skills;
    • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;
    • Subscribe to the ethos of a community serving humanity;
    • Ability to work independently and proactively;
    • Ability to understand and work within a budget;
    • Ability to think critically and analytically;
    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • Excellent attention to detail;
    • Excellent coordinating and planning Skills;
    • Professional maturity.
    Minimum specific Requirements:
    • University qualification (preferably education or humanities)
    • Minimum of three years relevant working experience including at least 3 years at management level;
    • Fluency in an African language of South Africa;
    • Ability to travel nationally.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter (one page) to reception@reap.org.za or fax to: 021 696 9572. Alternatively, post to Director, P O Box 198, Athlone, 7760. Position description available upon request.

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

    For more about the Rural Education Access Programme, refer www.reap.org.za.

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

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