- CDS Development SolutionsPlease note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.Opportunity closing date:Wednesday, July 17, 2013Opportunity type:Employment
CDS will be managing an International Corporate Executive Volunteer programme in Cape Town, South Africa scheduled to take place from 3-25 October 2013, and seeks to appoint a Senior Consultant, based in Cape Town.
The Consultant will be the main contact for a project in South Africa, s/he will work closely with CDS SA Coordinator in providing project management and logistical support for an international executive-level corporate volunteer team working for three weeks with local government agency in Cape Town.
The candidate will work closely with the teams prior to their arrival in South Africa by providing cultural context and guidance and on their arrival in South Africa as well as act as liaison between the team and local government entities. The selected Consultant will also perform CDS program and logistics management duties at the field level. The successful candidate will need to have prior experience working with senior level contacts within the local government and is able to demonstrate their ability to efficiently and successfully navigate and engage the local government.
This is a part-time contract.
- Undertake preparatory work for the Executive Service Corps team in advance of the participants’ arrival in Cape Town;
- Orient new Executive Service Corps participants upon arrival in Cape Town;
- Manage assignment, work, and travel logistics for Executive Service Corps volunteers while they are in Cape Town;
- Compile relevant and required reports, including program reports, work plans, and impact assessments, including providing a written final program report;
- Act as the on-the-ground interface between CDS and our partners in Cape Town;
- Act as a logistical and informational resource for Executive volunteers and troubleshoot problems they may face;
- Correspond with CDS headquarters program staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the Executive Service Corps volunteers and our partner/client firms;
- Facilitate access by Executive Service Corps volunteers to local and provincial government agencies in Cape Town, local business, educational institutions and other entities as needed;
- Monitor and advise on security arrangements for participants when they are in Cape Town;
- Administration and monitoring of all field-based activities, including program and financial reporting;
- Participate in conference calls in English with corporate volunteers;
- Coordinate the Welcome and Final Event(s) for volunteer groups and participating clients;
- Provide guidance with regard to local business and government culture;
- Coordinate business meetings and events between the volunteers consultants and participating clients.
- Strong local government background and exposure;
- Possess long-term senior level government and business relationships in Cape Town;
- Be knowledgeable about and currently residing in Cape Town;
- Ability to work across cross-cultural teams;
- Experience working on development projects is a plus;
- Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with at least 10 years experience as a senior consultant;
- English and local language.
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