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  • SOS Children's Villages South Africa: Programme Director

    SOS Children's Villages South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 30, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focusing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. The organisation's mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

    SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Programme Director, based in Port Elizabeth.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • The professional implementation of the Project Management Cycle in the location therefore ensuring that the CVPP is relevant to the local situation and contributes to the development of a sustainable social system for the target group;
    • Manage and support the development of programmes within and around the Facility;
    • Ensure the development of effective financial and administration systems within the Village;
    • Provide guidance, support and leadership to all Facility staff;
    • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation to facilitate continued improvement of Programmes;
    • Develop and establish programmes in line with agreed plans and objectives;
    • Develop and implement effective financial and administrative procedures to strengthen accountability within the facility;
    • Represent the organisation and FSPs all relevant and external forums;
    • Upholding the legislative requirements of the childcare industry as they are guided from time to time;
    • Ensure good compliance of the association`s policies and procedures as well as the international standards governing the association;
    • Ensure the Development of effective administration systems;
    • Create and develop a committed and effective staff team;
    • Plan, coordinate, review and report on the development of the facility;
    • Ensure appropriate and effective usage of the association`s resources;
    • Ensure good relations with the local Government Structures and the Community;
    • Ensure the necessary support for SOS Mothers and children towards the development of each Child;
    • Understand the organisation and its strategic objectives.
    Requirements:
    • A Higher Degree in social sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, economics or Social law. A qualification in Child Care will be an advantage;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in a related field;
    • Minimum of three years of management experience in social welfare field, preferably in the sector of child and youth welfare;
    • Good knowledge of children’s rights and rights-based approaches in development programmes as well as awareness and understanding of social development issues such as education, health, HIV/Aids and gender equality;
    • Excellent command of the English Language and good communication skills both written and verbal;
    • Knowledge of Programme management, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the programme area;
    • Knowledge of the SOS Model will be an added advantage;
    • Higher Degree in social sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, economics or Social law;
    • Qualification in Child Care will be an advantage;
    • Willingness to travel frequently and a valid driver’s licence are a must.
    This is a non-residential area and the successful incumbent must be a highly motivated and organised individual, able to work independently, use initiative and keep commitments.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to The Human Resources Department at hr@sos.org.za or fax to 011 234 4844

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

    A detailed job description is available on request.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted

    For more about SOS Childrens Villages South Africa, refer to www.sos.org.za.

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

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  • SOS Children’s Villages: HR / Assistant Personnel Administrator

    SOS Children's Village South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, September 30, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    SOS Children’s Villages South Africa, an affiliate member of SOS-Kinderdorf International, is a dynamic social development organisation. SOS Children's Village takes action for orphaned and vulnerable children by building and strengthening families for them to live in and grow with love, respect and security.

    SOS Cape Town Village seeks to appoint a Human Resources (HR)/Assistant Personnel Administrator, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Personnel administration, requiring attention to detail (should be a very organized individual);
    • Performance management administration;
    • Recruitment and selection;
    • Compensation and benefits, eg. Medical Aid/ Provident fund;
    • Orientation coordination and administration;
    • Contract Administration- new employees and termination contracts of exiting employees;
    • Monthly Salaries account bank register and bank reconciliation;
    • Monthly payroll risk management reports;
    • Employee relations support and administration (includes disciplinary);
    • Administration of National leave;
    • Assist the Senior Personnel Administrator with upgrading and maintenance of all personnel files;
    • Assist the Senior Personnel Administrator with monthly VIP payroll;
    • Assist the Senior Personnel Administrator with Statistics SA reports;
    • Assist the Senior Personnel Administrator with BBEEE reports.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant diploma or HR qualification, plus experience in a responsible administration capacity;
    • Qualification in VIP Payroll will be an advantage;
    • High level of proven proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
    • Ability to do detailed bank registers and reconciliations;
    • Highly motivated and organized individual with excellent attention to detail;
    • Ability to meet deadlines and follow up speedily on all queries from facilities.
    The organisation will offer a competitive remuneration package. This is an interesting opportunities to develop as well as a chance to use your skills in a dynamic environment whilst impacting the life of a child. 

    To apply, submit a detailed CV and motivation letter along with two traceable references to hr@sos.org.za.  

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

    For more about SOS Children’s Villages South Africa, refer to www.sos.org.za.

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

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  • Skillshare International: Volunteer Team Leader

    Skillshare International
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Skillshare International (SI) works in close partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to achieve a fair, more just world. Through the organisations international volunteering programme and the expertise and knowledge of our local partner organisations, SI aims to share vital skills and to further economic and social development. Coaching for Hope (CfH) is Skillshare International’s sport for development programme. CfH uses sport as a means of engaging young people, delivering informal education and promoting positive youth development.
     
    International Citizen Service (ICS) is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a difference to global poverty. Funded by the Department for International Development, Skillshare International’s ICS programme is building a generation of global citizens across the UK and in developing countries.

    Skillshare International seeks to appoint a Volunteer Team Leader for the International Citizen Service, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The Team Leader will report to the ICS Programme Supervisor

    This is a six-month position.

    The Team Leader will be passionate about making a difference to the world and have the ability to take on a more senior role, Skillshare International is looking for team leaders who can lead and motivate groups of young people who are involved in developmental projects.

    ICS Team Leaders contribute to the delivery of the ICS programme, while supporting a group of ICS volunteers, both national and international.
    Responsibilities:

    Pre-Departure
    • Attend a one-day leader specific training session;
    • Attend a two-day training weekend with ICS volunteers and act as a positive role model for them;
    • Familiarise yourself with the team leader manual and carry out all necessary tasks listed meeting all deadlines.
    • Initial research into country programme.
    Volunteer Welfare and Development Support
    • Act as a positive role model to volunteers adhering to code of conduct at all times;
    • Complement staff welfare visits, offering day to day support to volunteers;
    • Communicate on a day to day basis with Programme Supervisor, sharing information on volunteer welfare issues;
    • Facilitate the development of volunteer’s personal and professional skills;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the programme aims and objectives.
    Programme Planning and Facilitation
    • Lead elements of the volunteer induction training;
    • Lead teams of volunteers deployed with partner organisations and communicate with community partner leaders;
    • Support volunteers and participate in the planning and design of their community programme plan, sessions and events.
    • Support volunteers to write their team plan.
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Support volunteers to document their activities using tools provided;
    • Collect evidence of impact from volunteers, young people in communities and leaders in communities;
    • Lead on elements of review sessions with volunteers.
    Action at Home
    • Attend a two day training weekend focusing on debrief and planning for Action at Home;
    • Complete Action at Home, within six months after placement;
    • Complete Action at Home evaluation form and return to Skillshare International staff.
    Requirements:
    • A passion for the role of young people in international development;
    • Supports Skillshare International’s objectives and values;
    • A full commitment to the three stages of ICS (Pre-Departure Preparation, Placement and Action at Home);
    • Ability to work as part of a team and to work on your own initiative, be self motivated, a self starter.
    • Sensitive to the needs of others and committed to learning from the ICS placement.
    • Experience of working with and supporting young people;
    • Experience of working / volunteering in a developing country;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment;
    • Basic understanding of development issues, e.g. poverty, inequality, education, health, environment, etc;
    • Experience of coordinating a project, programme or initiative;
    • Experience of managing resources;
    • Facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to plan logically, managing a varied workload and working environment;
    • Fluent written and spoken English.
    • Whilst a background of playing or coaching sport, knowledge of sports development or sport for development would be an advantage such skills or experience are not essential for these positions.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter explaining how the job links with your competencies as demonstrated by previous experience to nina.hanedoes@coachingforhope.org with International Citizen Service Team Leader as the subject line.

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

    Enquiries to: nina.hanedoes@coachingforhope.org.

    For more about Skillshare International, refer to www.skillshare.org

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

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  • Tshikululu Social Investments: Communications Manager

    Tshikululu Social Investments
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Tshikululu Social Investments is a social investment agency that manages Corporate Social Investment (CSI) funds and trusts for large and medium-sized business. Tshikululu works in the fields of education, health and social development, sustainable livelihoods and enterprise development.

    Tshikululu seeks to appoint a Communications Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will be required to formulate and implement internal and external communications strategies and lead a team of professionals to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of these strategies. The Communications Manager will report to the Chef Executive Officer.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop, implement and monitor internal and external communication strategies;
    • Develop all possible media crisis strategies and manage the process if and when a situation occurs;
    • Develop media liaison strategies that result in positive perceptions of the organisation with the media;
    • Prepare speeches and press releases for senior management within the organisation;
    • Preparing supporting documentation including brochures, presentations and website content;
    • Ensure that all external and internal communication is aligned to the company’s strategy, vision, mission, values and brand identity;
    • Ensure that the production of the organisation’s Report to Society, brochures, and all other publications adhere to the highest standards;
    • Lead and support the communication’s team in managing and delivering company and client events;
    • Manage service providers to ensure that service level agreements and budgets are adhered to;
    • Lead, develop and manage the Communication’s department team.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in communications, journalism, marketing or public relations;
    • Knowledge of public policy and legislation pertaining to communications, publishing, corporate social investment and sector charters;
    • Knowledge of developments in current affairs, economics, advertising, marketing and media industries;
    • Knowledge of social investment and the development sector would be an advantage;
    • Excellent communications skills including, oral, written, presentation and listening;
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
    • Good understanding of the printing, publishing and advertising industries;
    • Financial acumen and effective management of the department;
    • Research and proofreading skills;
    • Minimum of eight to ten years relevant experience in the communications sector;
    • Minimum of five years managerial experience;
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership and management skills;
    • Project management skills;                                               
    • Valid light vehicle driver’s licence;
    • Ability and willingness to travel to diverse parts of the country, using various types of transport.
    Salary: A market related salary will be offered.

    Apply online, click here.

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

    Only South African citizens will be considered.

    Tshikululu Social Investments will not be liable neither for the interview travel cost or relocation cost.

    If you have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about Tshikululu, refer to www.tshikululu.org.za.

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

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    SANGONeT invites NGOs and other civil society groups in Gauteng to a briefing session with Eskom on 26 November 2012 in Johannesburg to discuss Eskom's next Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 3). The current three-year MYPD 2 comes to an end in March 2013. Eskom is proposing a five-year determination for MYPD 3, running from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018, with electricity tariffs to increase by 16% per annum during this period. Attend the event to learn more about this issue and have your say. Click here for more information about the event.
  • Thinking Is Overrated...

    In the past few weeks, there has been yet another huge public outcry on the functioning of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and this has provoked a range of talk (and a lot of hot air too) about how we can go about fixing things to make one of the larger national development funders in South Africa, work better. This talk and the occasional Business Day op-ed have however failed to look at the bigger picture of the development landscape and how that aspect affects not just the NLDTF or the National Development Agency (NDA) but the manner in which we build the post-1990 envisioned development state.
     
    In attempting to deal with any process to improve the functioning of the NLDTF or the NDA, it may be prudent to acknowledge the (very large) elephant in the room, which is the obvious lack of any sort of comprehensive social service and development legislation in South Africa that provides for the holistic location of both agencies as well the myriad of other public and private sector funding in the country. The lack of this overarching legislative framework for bringing the developmental state agenda to life, is the key to unlocking the value of both agencies as well as a host of the other good and great initiatives that seek to build a more just and equitable society[1].
     
    Thus any recommendations and conclusions to improve the NDA and NLDTF need to be understood in the context of what else is needed to ensure that this situation of a poorly functioning national development agency and a misaligned national lottery funder, are both fixed and not repeated in the way we develop and implement future initiatives to realise the ideals of the Freedom Charter and Constitution. The social, cultural and economic rights[2] of the people of SA are central to the way we think about and implement the programmes and policies that seek to meet and exceed those rights.

    On a macro level, we need to commence a dialogue about the nature of the social compact to meet and exceed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and ensure greater prosperity for all who live here. The state has claimed ownership of the developmental state and finding ways for civil society to engage meaningfully and constructively are limited. Admittedly, this is a reality of past and current modalities of engagement, but if we are looking to move ahead, then we need to be clear, as a nation, that civil society is not a secondary partner in this process. It is a collaborative relationship, where partners are engaging, on the ideals we seek to set and the process to achieve them.

    We must also be wary of the red herring touted by senior Department of Social Development (DoSD) officials about the lack of an apex civil society structure to engage with and thus, they “do not know who to engage with in civil society.” There are a range of current networks that can be called upon and if this is not enough, it is a simple matter to put out a public call for engagement.
     
    For the NLDTF and the NDA, there is a need for a piecemeal reform approach, as well as systemic change in the broad development landscape. It is possible for both these options to co-exist and given the urgent needs of the sector, we need to win space for both immediate reforms as suggested below, as well as a large-scale development priority shift.
     
    Piecemeal Reform:

    Better-designed regulations for both the NDA and the NLDTF are needed, with broad consultation and ideally this process should be funded by the respective entities but managed by civil society. In this fashion, we will have developed regulations that not only improve the functioning of the entities but are also owned by the people affected by them[3].
     
    We need a separate board for the NLDTF, to oversee the mandate of the NLDTF and ensure compliance with that mandate. This board will also serve to ensure that civil society is both represented and equally accountable for the success or failure of the NLDTF to meet its lofty mandate.
     
    We also need the Advisory Board for Social Development (Act 3 of 2001)[4] also needs to be appointed as a matter of critical urgency. It is baffling to say the least, that this matter has been outstanding for 11 years now. The appointment of such a board would ensure that talent, skills, knowledge and experience of the civil society sector is shared in the process of ensuring that development in SA takes place as a collaborative process between government, civil society, business and labour.
     
    So while we can ‘take-on’ the NLDTF in marches and media campaigns, it will serve the interests of civil society in general, much better, if we are to focus our collective energy on working together to bring about some macro-policy shifts that will create an enabling framework for a long term developmental approach to funding of civil society organisations at the coalface of delivery and those engaged in the process of constant innovation, not just of service delivery but of our thinking too.

    - Rajesh Latchman is the Coordinator of the National Welfare Forum, Volunteer Convenor of GCAP South Africa, guerrilla gardener, cyclist and an unreformed recycler. He writes in his personal capacity.



    [1] The need for an over-arching legislative framework for social services, National Welfare Forum, 2010 accessible on the following link www.forum.org.za/The-Need-for-an-Over-Arching-Legislative-Framework-May-2010
    [2] Understanding the International Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights, Coalition for ICESCR ratification, 2010 accessible on www.blacksash.org.za/files/icescrseminardoc.pdf
  • Higherlife Foundation: Business Development Analyst

    Higherlife Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 24, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Higher Life Foundation (HLF) is a nonprofit human development organisation, encompassing five Trusts with operations in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi and Lesotho. The Trusts have a specific focus on education, healthcare and technology as their primary channels to bring transformative development in Sub - Saharan Africa. HLF’s flagship Trust, Capernaum Trust, presently the largest privately funded scholarship program in Sub-Saharan Africa, provides full scholarships to thousands of students in primary school, high school and university. The scholarships are also renowned as a platform for the beneficiaries to attend some of the world¹s top educational institutions in the USA, United Kingdom and South Africa.

    Higher Life Foundation seeks to appoint a Business Development Analyst, based in Johannesburg.

    The Business Development Analyst will contribute to the business development and project management of the Higher Life Foundation’s International operations by supporting in the following areas: Financial process efficiency, project analysis, budget preparation, financial reporting.
     
    The role in particular involves: identification and implementation of major business opportunities for HLF Digital Learning Platform, writing and leading projects for proof of concept, prototyping and piloting. Providing research insight on developments in technology, online learning, digital inclusion, digital government, community development, social innovation, related skills, and learning agendas.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • The incumbent is responsible for actively searching for, creatively designing and implementing effective methods to educate enhance performance of HLF Beneficiaries through online training courses;
    • Responsible for the effective development, coordination and presentation of training and development programmes;
    • Assess property-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives that will successfully reduce the investment in education scholarships for beneficiaries of Higher Life Foundation;
    • Identify and arrange suitable online training solutions that can be applied internally and outsourced to external entities and academic institutions;
    • Conduct follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results; modify programs as needed; develop effective training materials utilising a variety of media;
    • Develop trainer development programs and coach others [e.g. Manager Regions] involved in training efforts, providing effective growth and development opportunities;
    • Provide to the Executive Chairperson and General Manager International to identify and implement major business opportunities, writing and leading bids for projects for proof of concept, prototyping and piloting;
    • Provide research insight on developments in technology, online learning, digital inclusion, digital government, community development, social innovation and related skills and learning agendas;
    • Ensure to interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions supporting strategy implementation;
    • Design and implement select technology-assisted training activities, including on-line synchronous training activities that directly correlate with the reduction in the investment in education and other HLF programming activities including healthcare;
    • Analysis of business plans under the guidance of General Manager International and CEO International;
    • Coordination of Advisory and Board meetings in the international Office;
    • Setting up and implementation of project management activities in the International Office under the guidance of General Manager International and CEO International;
    • Maintain processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete.
    Requirements:
    • BSci / BA in Economics, Statistics or Project Management or related field, and three years combined experience in business development and analytics;
    • Understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management from a support perspective;
    • Proven experience in providing service to internal stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes;
    • Understanding of project delivery and acceptance processes within a fast-paced business environment;
    • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills with ability to conduct presentations comfortably to large groups;
    • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and a motivation letter detailing your interest in and suitability for the position to careers@capernaumtrust.org.zw.

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

    Only candidates authorised to work in South Africa without any restrictions need to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend an interview.

    For more about Higher Life Foundation, refer to www.higherlifefoundation.com.

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

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  • Capernaum Trust International: Manager

    Capernaum Trust International
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Capernaum Trust International is a non-governmental organisation which focuses on social development and transformation. It is a Trust under Higherlife Foundation, an organisation with operations in Zimbabwe, Burundi, Lesotho and South Africa.

    Capernaum Trust International seeks to appoint a Manager, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

    Job Type Classification: Long-term contract

    The Manager will provide leadership and direction to the team in South Africa with regards to the implementation of the operational plans and objectives as set out by the Advisory of Trustees.
     
    The successful candidate will report to the General Manager - International.

    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinatethe production of weekly and Monthly activity Plans by each department to ensure achievement of set objectives for the financial year;
    • Review monthly reports in line with Business Plan;
    • Ensure production of outcomes assessment reports by each department and review these by each team;
    • Review, monitor, identify and address variances of the actuals to the budget on a monthly basis for the CTI office;
    • Work with Regional Finance Manager to ensure preparation of Country consolidated management reports for circulation and review by the Executive Team, Prepare monthly activity reports for the CTI office for review by the CEO International;
    • Ensure adherence to HLF Finance Policy and Procedure manuals;
    • Key Result Areas:
      • Financial Management and Control;
      • Programmes Planning, Development and Implementation;
      • Monitoring and Evaluation;
      • Stakeholder Management;
      • Departmental Management.
    Requirements:
    • Business Management or a Social Sciences Degree;
    • NGO working experience a must;
    • Must have budgeting and financial management appreciation or experience;
    • Four - six years’ experience in a similar role, with at least 2 years in Community or Social Development environment;
    • Personal Attributes:
      • Good leadership qualities;
      • Problem solving abilities
      • Initiative;
      • Attention to detail;
      • Ability to work in a team;
      • Confident in communication with people across all sectors of society;
      • Willingness to work beyond official working times if required.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and a motivation letter detailing your interest in and suitability for the position to careers@capernaumtrust.org.zw.

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

    Only candidates authorised to work in South Africa without any restrictions need to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend an interview.

    For more about Capernaum Trust International, refer to http://capernaumtrust.org/pages.

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

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  • Catholic Welfare and Development: Director

    Catholic Welfare and Development
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) is a leading and dynamic social development organisation working with vulnerable and marginalised communities in order to improve their chances to develop and sustain self-reliance. With programmes encompassing skills development, ECD capacity building, trauma and healing, feeding schemes, counselling and crisis relief and a solid network of community centres as well as partners, CWD is well placed to serve beneficiaries.

    CWD seeks to appoint a Director, based in Cape Town.

    The Director will work with the CWD staff, its management board and funding partners according to a long term strategic plan, while ensuring that staff members are motivated and monitored and that CWD is financially stable and accountable.

    Responsibilties:
    • Overall leadership and management of CWD (including leading the development of CWD’s vision, mission and culture);
    • Programme management;
    • Human resource management, staff leadership, mentoring and coordination;
    • Financial management, budgeting and accountability;
    • Fundraising, sustainability and networking with strategic partners;
    • Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, partnerships and networking;
    • Capacity building.
    Requirements:
    • A relevant qualification with a minimum of eight years general management level experience preferably within the development / NPO sector;
    • Proven networking skills;
    • Proven programme development, programme implementation and monitoring and evaluation capabilities;
    • Proven competence in funder relationship management - both locally and internationally;
    • Sound knowledge of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the ability to integrate these into the organisational culture;
    • High levels of empathy, emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire others;
    • Strong analytical skills and experience in developing and interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model;
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal;
    • Advanced knowledge of financial systems (e.g. Pastel) as well as MS Office.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to amanda.kirk@cwd.org.za.

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

    Further correspondence will only be entered into with those applicants under consideration for the role.

    Should you not hear back from us within 10 working days of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about the Catholic Welfare and Development, refer to www.cwd.org.za.

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

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  • Catholic Welfare and Development: Programme Manager - Youth

    Catholic Welfare and Development
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, July 10, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) is a leading and dynamic social development organisation working with vulnerable and marginalised communities in order to improve their ability to develop and sustain self-reliance. The organisation's Youth Interfacing Programme (YIP) works within communities in the Western Cape to enable youth to see past their challenges and develop lifeskills through a structured programme of sports, arts and culture and personal development activities.

    CWD seeks to appoint a Programme Manager for Youth, based in Cape Town.

    The Manager will report to the Director, and have a overall responsibility for the management and implementation of CWD`s Youth strategy.

    Responsibilities:
    • Programme management
      • Overall responsibility for the design, delivery and evaluation of all YIP activities.
    • Networking and relationship building
      • Development of relationships both internally and externally, including key role players and other community-based initiatives and leaders;
      • Actively seeking opportunities for collaboration and joint initiatives.
    • Funder relationships and fundraising
      • Actively seeking opportunities for new funding from diverse sources (local and overseas), maintaining and developing relationships with existing funders and partners
    • Parish networking
      • Working with the structures within the Archdiocese of Cape Town to ensure that the CWD Youth Programmes reaches as many parish communities and youth as possible.
    • Financial management
      • Ensuring adherence to all financial/budgetary controls and processes
    • Team management
      • Ensuring adherence to all CWD people management policies;
      • Management of a small team of youth workers and volunteers.
    • Administration
      • Ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements (both internal and finder related);
      • Compliance with M&E protocols.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of three years qualification in a relevant field;
    • Minimum of five years relevant working experience, at least two of which should be at programme coordination / management level within youth leadership and development;
    • Excellent networking and relationship building skills within communities and with other role-players;
    • Excellent facilitation skills coupled with the ability to design activities, dialogues and youth interactions;
    • NGO/NPO working experience advantageous;
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal;
    • Strong programme management skills;
    • Ability to communicate in isiXhosa and Afrikaans advantageous.
    To apply, submit a CV to amanda.kirk@cwd.org.za.

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

    Further correspondence will only be entered into with those under consideration for the role. If you do not hear back from us within 10 working days of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about the Catholic Welfare and Development, refer to www.cwd.org.za.

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

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  • Robin Trust: Housekeeping Supervisor

    Robin Trust
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Robin Trust is a Christian based nonprofit organisation committed to providing health care and training, social development, upliftment and comprehensive primary health care that comprises preventative, promotive and rehabilitative aspects in service provision.

    Robin Trust seeks to appoint a Housekeeping Supervisor, based in Pinelands, Cape Town.

    In addition to providing a one stop service to patients and residents with regards their specific comfort needs during their stay, the Housekeeping Supervisor role also has overall responsibility for all housekeeping and cleaning at Robin Trust. This role will report to the Nursing Services Manager. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Cleaning coordination and ensuring adherence to cleaning and hygiene standards;
    • Stock control: cleaning material and equipment;
    • Managing contracts with third parties;
    • Laundry coordination;
    • Ensuring that waste disposal protocols are adhered to in each instance and that staff are trained appropriately to minimise the risk of infection and contamination;
    • General administration: reports, completion of in-service training, completion of audits and action of non-conformances;
    • All aspects of staff management across two shifts.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant qualification in hospitality, housekeeping, food preparation or catering;
    • Minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience – preferably gained within the healthcare/ elderly care sector;
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal;
    • Good interpersonal skills;
    • Be familiar with food safety and food hygiene standards/cleaning and hygiene standards as these relate to medical facilities;
    • Good administrative skills;
    • Ability to teach and mentor own staff, student Nurses as well as trainee Carers in terms of cleaning and hygiene standards;
    • Willing to come in and complete checks on catering or housekeeping services after hours.
    To apply, submit a CV indicating which role you are applying for to amandakirk@robintrust.com.

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

    Should you not hear back from us within 10 days of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about Robin Trust, refer to http://robintrust.com.

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

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