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  • Launch of the Tipfuxeni Project, 23 September 2014

    The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), in partnership with the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), launched the Tipfuxeni Project, on 23 September 2014 in Johannesburg.

    Tipfuxeni, is a two-year online capacity building project aimed at South African non-governmental organisations (NGOs). One of the components of the Tipfuxeni Project is an interactive web platform, which provides NGOs, especially those that have not benefited from any information and communication technology (ICT) projects before, the opportunity to take advantage of ICTs and raise awareness about their work, share best practices and access information on NGO opportunities, among others.

    Speaking during the Tipfuxeni launch, deputy minister of monitoring and evaluation in the presidency, Buti Manamela, described South Africa as a better place due to NGOs such as SANGOCO and SANGONeT whose mission over the decades, and in the outcome of Tipfuxeni, has been in cultivating active and vocal citizenry by being participants in their own development. Manamela states that, “The Tipfuxeni Project recognises that ICTs have a critical role to play in ensuring that NPOs [nonprofit organisations] embrace the vision outlined in the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030. The project is founded on the belief that access to ICT plays a crucial role in creating conditions for meaningful participation of people in society.  The profound meaning of the Xitsonga word Tipfuxeni, which means Do It For Yourself, is a critical underpinning of our national call to action, Together We Move South Africa Forward.”

    He adds that, government is deeply committed to working with NGOs to combat concerns of poverty, unemployment and inequality which continue to haunt society 20 years into democracy.

    To view the full speeches delivered at the launch refer to:

    SANGOCO and SANGONeT would like to thank all civil society organisations and all stakeholders involved for supporting the launch of the Tipfuxeni portal.

    We encourage you to continue engaging the sector on issues relating to NGO fundraising in South Africa through the Tipfuxeni portal, www.tipfuxeni.org.za, Twitter: @Tipfuxeni_Tipx and Facebook: Tipfuxeni Portal.

     

  • Paradigm Shift: Master Trainer Consultant - Cape Town

    Paradigm Shift
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Paradigm Shift is a nonprofit organisation that trains volunteer teams to provide a holistic economic development outreach for microentrepreneurs. Paradigm Shift Master Trainers support and train churches and their volunteers to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Paradigm Shift ignites the church to transform South Africa's entrepreneurial poor. Paradigm Shift works alongside churches to develop a more effective, sustainable way to reach the poor in their communities. We believe that a more sustainable approach to poverty alleviation creates empowerment rather than dependency. And so we help community and faith-based organisations move beyond giving handouts to creating lasting change in the lives of the poor.

    How? By helping churches to focus on the entrepreneurial poor (those already doing something proactive to get out of poverty), rather than the 'poorest of the poor' (those who are in hunger and abject poverty). In other words, they focus efforts on those already helping themselves. That happens through furthering entrepreneurship.

    Paradigm Shift provides its partner churches with training, coaching, resources and materials to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme in their communities. The programme specifically targets individuals who turn to entrepreneurship as a way out of poverty (microentrepreneurs). It aims to help these microentrepreneurs grow their personal faith in Christ and their businesses by providing them with Business Training, Discipleship, Mentoring and Microcredit. When combined, these four components provide a unique approach that tackles both physical and spiritual poverty at the root and has the power to eliminate it for good.

    Paradigm Shift seeks to recruit a Master Trainer Consultant to serve its partner churches, based in Cape Town.

    Paradigm Shift's Master Trainers train South African churches and their volunteer teams to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Master Trainers live and work in their respective cities around South Africa and provide in-person training / coaching to each of Paradigm Shift's partner church volunteer teams as they launch their local Paradigm Shift programmes.

    This is not a full-time position.

    Rather, consultancies are offered on an 'as needed' basis. Our other thirteen Master Trainers have their own full-time jobs or work from home. (All consultancy work is in the evenings and weekends).

    With 37 Paradigm Shift programmes running around South Africa already and more starting each month.

    Responsibilities:
    • Train and coach lead volunteers (Point Persons);
    • Manage communication with Point Persons through personal emails, phone calls and in-person meetings;
    • Train the Core Volunteer Team (six people) to execute the training, discipleship and microcredit programme;
    • Train the Mentors (10 - 30 at a time);
    • Train Microcredit Coordinators and attend the Business Assessment / Loan Decision Meeting (two hours);
    • Provide real-time coaching and support to the volunteers during the programme cycle (happens during four meetings spread out over nine weeks);
    • Attend entrepreneur Graduation and lead Mentors in debriefing their experience;
    • Manage and collect deliverables (reports, photos, surveys, loan ledgers and more) to give to Paradigm Shift;
    • Manage communication between the Point Person, Volunteer Team and Paradigm Shift.
    Requirements:
    • Personal faith in Jesus Christ/A growing daily walk with Him;
    • Minimum of a three year university degree;
    • Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills (this is first measured in your application/interview process - so we want to see well-written, well-edited cover letters and CVs only please!);
    • Minimum of three years experience in roles of training and management;
    • Experience with and love for the poor;
    • An enjoyment of public speaking in a dynamic training environment;
    • Commitment to quality, details, and timeliness;
    • Delight in working with, and managing, a variety of personality types;
    • Relational approach that exudes the right mix of professionalism and fun;
    • Posture of service toward partners, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
    Apply online, refer to: http://shiftingparadigms.org/join-our-team/

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

    Paradigm Shift needs Master Trainers urgently and is interviewing / hiring on a rolling basis, so the sooner you can apply, the sooner you can get a consultancy!

    For more about Paradigm Shift, refer to shiftingparadigms.org.

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

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  • GE to Invest US$2 Billion in Africa

    GE (NYSE:GE) has announced that it will invest US$2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018.

    GE made the announcement in advance of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where GE is hosting African and global government officials, policy experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conference on investment, infrastructure, and innovation in Africa.

    GE chairman and chief executive officer, Jeff Immelt, points out that, “I am proud of our 100-year history in Africa. Through investments such as our new multi-modal manufacturing facility in Nigeria, Algeria gas turbine manufacturing, and our customer innovation centre in South Africa, we remain a committed partner to Africa’s sustainable growth.”

    To read the article titled, “GE to invest US$2 billion in Africa by 2018,” click here.

    Source: 
    Stock House
  • PSP: Mathematics and Science Facilitator

    Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP) is a teacher in-service training and support organisation that has been working for more than twenty years to address the inequalities in education in South Africa.

    PSP seeks to appoint a Mathematics and Science Facilitator, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate, conceptualise, plan, prepare and present courses and workshops with teachers, Head of Departments or Principals;
    • Provide practical support and guidance to teachers in their classrooms:
    • Facilitate demo-lessons;
    • Elucidate learning activities;
    • Assist teachers by modelling;
    • Give ideas on lesson planning or classroom management; Co-present lessons with the teacher;
    • Develop teachers' knowledge of and facilitate the management and use of apparatus and materials in the school and classroom or any other teacher development task.

    Requirements:

    • Possess relevant education qualification;
    • Knowledge in the field of Mathematics and Natural Sciences education in the intermediate and senior phases;
    • Further studies with Mathematics or Science as the main subject an advantage;
    • Classroom experience in the intermediate phase and/or senior phase with a deep commitment to developing and supporting teachers practically in the critical subjects;
    • Knowledge of current curriculum developments;
    • Passion for the teaching profession;
    • Knowledge of basic report writing;
    • Computer literate in Word and Excel;
    • Fluent communication in English and Afrikaans;
    • Fluent communication in isiXhosa an advantage.

    The PSP provides a supportive and pleasant work environment.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and names of three contactable referees to Zorina Dharsey at zorina@psp.org.za, Novosti Buta at novosti@psp.org.za or by post to: P.O. Box 24158, Lansdowne, 7779.

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

    Enquiries: Zorina Dharsey or Novosti Buta, Tel: 021 691 9039.

    Candidates may be subjected to a series of selection instruments.

    The PSP reserves the right not to make an appointment.

    Should no feedback be received from the PSP within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

    For more about The Western Cape Primary Science Programme, refer to www.psp.org.za.

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

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Senior Finance and Project Administrator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, June 23, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s mission is the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections.

    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation seeks to appoint a Senior Financial and Project Administrator, based in Masipumelele office, Cape Town.

    This is a full-time two year fixed term contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Financial Administration:
      • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the donor’s financial requirements;
      • Ensure that all financial requirements are adhered to;
      • Ensure compliance to budget requirements;
      • Monthly bank reconciliations;
      • Manage and reconcile petty cash;
      • Draft monthly income and expense reports;
      • Journal entries;
      • Prepare bank transfers;
      • Assist with preparation for annual project audit ;
    • Project Administration:
      • Project procurement;
      • Sourcing quotes and vendors where applicable;
      • Assist with event planning: Booking of venues, catering;
      • Travel arrangement.for project staff;
      • Basic office equipment and building maintenance.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of four to five years’ work experience in a NGO environment;
    • Three year accounting / finance related diploma or certificate;
    • Fully computer literate including advanced excel skills;
    • Experience in SAP/ related accounting package would be an advantage;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Good communicator - written and oral;
    • NIH/USAID experience.
    Salary range: R11 500.00 - R18 000.00 (no benefits offered).

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter, quoting the name of the position you are applying for and a CV which includes the names and contact details of at least two professional references to: The Human Resource Manager via email: jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to 021 650 6963.

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

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is committed to equity in our employment practices. It is the organisation's intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives.

    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidate is identified.
     
    If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of your work permit to your application.
     
    If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider you application as unsuccessful.
     
    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is a child friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.
     
    For more about the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, refer to www.desmondtutuhivfoundation.org.za.

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

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  • Community Media Trust: Finance Manager

    Community Media Trust
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Community Media Trust (CMT) is a national non-governmental organisation which produces media for radio, TV and mobile platforms and implements training and social mobilisation programmes.

    CMT seeks to appoint a Financial Manager, based in Cape Town.

    The Manager should be a self-driven individual who boasts a solid track record with commendable achievements to join their focused yet down-to-earth financial team.

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage the full financial function:
      • Prepare income and balance sheet statements;
      • Manage cash flow, managing all BBBEE processes alongside the Management team;
      • Work closely with the Project Managers to manage the monthly revenue forecasting;
      • Improve and implement internal financial controls.
    Requirements:
    • Bcom Accounting;
    • Five years financial management experience;
    • Shows great initiative and analytical ability;
    • Can implement structure in a relatively unstructured and pressured industry;
    • Motivated to making that deadline with accurate figures, on time, every time;
    • Position would suit somebody who lives in/around Cape Town.
    To apply, refer to www.cmt.org.za.

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

    The cost of transfers / relocation will not be subsidised.

    For more about Community Media Trust, refer to www.cmt.org.za.

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

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  • Blue Crane Foundation: Senior Operations Manager

    Blue Crane Foundation
    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
    Blue Crane Foundation is a start-up organisation with a mission to strengthen informal and rural Community Based Organisations (CBOs) through capacity building and training.

    Blue Crane Foundation seeks to appoint a Senior Operations Manager, based in East London, Eastern Cape.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Lead Blue Crane Foundation's strategy development, policy formation and implementation;
    • Establish and maintain excellent external partnerships;
    • Provide guidance on beneficiary support requirements;
    • Develop appropriate best training and mentoring practices for CBOs;
    • Develop annual work plans and budgets;
    • Manage available resources;
    • Lead fundraising strategic plans and activities;
    • Recruit, mobilise and manage performance of senior teams;
    • Lead financial management and corporate governance;
    • Develop and facilitate local Board of Trustees.
    Requirements:
    • Demonstrable track record of minimum 10 years of programme management in the public or NGO sector with at least six years of senior managerial positions;
    • Master’s degree in public health, business management, community development or in other relevant topics;
    • Executive experience of people management and leadership;
    • Demonstrable organisational, logistical and communication skills;
    • Substantial representational skills and proven track record in dealing with various stakeholders successfully at different levels;
    • Good track record of financial management and budget monitoring;
    • Extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation programmes;
    • Working experience in rural communities and or townships settings in South Africa;
    • Experience in high level report writing;
    • Ability to travel approximately 20 percent of time;
    • Fluency in English. 
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to andre@blue-crane.org.

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

    Blue Crane Foundation’s website is undercontruction.

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

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  • Mfesane: Human Resource Officer

    Mfesane Christian Organization
    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
    Mfesane is a Christian development agency that implements asset based development programmes and conduct technical and vocational training across South Africa.

    Mfesane seeks to appoint a Human Resource Officer, based in Crossroads, Cape Town.

    The person will provide aligned and compliant HR support services to all employees.

    Responsibilities:
    • Compile first shortlist of suitable job applicants per vacancy;
    • Arrange interviews;
    • Forward regret letters (external) and interview feedback (internal) to successful candidates;
    • Complete reference check and background on shortlisted candidates confirmed by HR Manager and Line Manager;
    • Provide an advisory service to employee and manage aspects of Mfesane's conditions;
    • Manage HR information and data;
    • Assist with any HR queries;
    • Ensure that all legislative requirements and policies are implemented and adhere with business unit;
    • Assist in compiling National Training Matrix annually and ensure it is updated monthly with completed training;
    • Assist in compiling the annual Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports;
    • Ensure all proof of training as well as accreditation of courses and institutions are filed for audits conducted by SETA;
    • Assist management in WCA claims;
    • Tracing and updating of Attendance register of staff and sick leaves;
    • Facilitating disciplinary hearings.
    Requirements:
    • Degree or diploma in Human Resource (HR) management;
    • Minimum of three years HR generalist exposure;
    • Sound knowledge of employment equity, labour relations, BCEA and employment related legislation;
    • Good interpersonal, leadership, motivation and planning skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
    • Must be willing to travel;
    • Valid driver’s license will be preferred.
    To apply, submit a CV and short motivation letter to Nodumo Sidwaba at nodumo@mfesane.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Mfasane, refer to www.mfesane.org.za.

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

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  • WHEAT Trust: Fundraiser / Development Officer

    The Wheat Trust
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    WHEAT Trust is a women’s fund that supports grassroots women-led organisations to seek local solutions to local problems. WHEAT Trust invests in education, training and capacity building to foster women’s leadership and to empower women to uplift themselves and their communities.

    WHEAT Trust seeks to appoint a Fundraiser/Development Officer, based in Wynberg, Cape Town.

    The person will have a minimum of three years fundraising experience in the NGO sector. s/he must be available to attend networking functions and identify fundraising opportunities.

    This is a 12-month renewable contract based on performance and achieving fundraising targets to develop and implement a fundraising/sponsorship plan, manage all donors, communications and media.

    Responsibilities:

    • Compile and maintain a database of international and local donor organisations (international foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private corporations offering donations);
    • Regularly monitor donor websites and identify and inform donor opportunities matching the work of the organisation;
    • Maintain a website and regularly update it with information about organisation’s work;
    • Assist the Director in writing concept notes, project ideas and project proposals and ensure their timely submission;
    • Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organisation;
    • Assist the Director in developing business plans to generate income from various sources;
    • Undertake online research and build contacts with potential individual donors and raise funds for the activities of the organisation;
    • Maintain relationships with existing donors and respond to their requests regularly and keep updating them about the work of the organisation;
    • Improve and develop communications material for the organisation such as brochure, website, annual report, DVD, poster, etc;
    • Organise or provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the organisation.
    • Suggest other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilisation.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter outlining why they should be considered for this important role to communications@wheattrust.co.za.

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

    If you are not invited for an interview, consider your application unsuccessful. WHEAT Trust reserves the right not to fill the position.

    For more about WHEAT Trust, refer to www.wheattrust.co.za.

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

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Grants and Business Administrator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

    The DTHF seeks to appoint a Grants & Business Administrator, based at its Emavundleni research facility in Crossroads, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Administration of the business unit

    Ensuring cash flow
    • Monthly reporting and debtor invoicing grantors, involves knowing grant compliance regulations;
    • Ensuring high levels of efficacy of the administration systems supporting the process ensuring compliance to organisational policy, GAAP, VAT regulations, grantor regulations;
    • Developing cost allocation methodologies to ensure grant compliance and full utilisation of budgets;
    • Allocating costs/creditor invoices to budgets.
    Purchasing
    • Responsible for supplier relationships;
    • Managing relationship with procurement officer;
    • Validate and adherence and compliance to payment procedures.
    Ensuring site is adequately financially resourced and managed
    • Understanding the resources required, especially staffing, to run a pluri-potent, multi-network, multi-protocol clinical trial site;
    • Writing and submitting annual and periodical budgets timeously within different legal structures i.e. as a consortium member, as a sub-contract, as a primary awardee;
    • Managing budgets in foreign currency i.e. in a volatile exchange rate environment.
    Daily cash management
    • Coordinating participant incentives;
    • Reconciling and approving the petty cash.
    Coordinate and manage external and internal government and project related audits

    Other site administration
    • HR Administration (Coordinate and manage staff recruitment with HR manager; Coordinate and manage staff disciplinary issues with HR manager);
    • IT Administration - ensure fully functional IT systems.
    Requirements:
    • Finance degree with minimum of three years experience preferably with a business administration post graduate qualification;
    • Cost and management accounting - donor fund management is an asset;
    • High levels of numeracy and accuracy;
    • Intermediate to advanced excel;
    • SAP Business One;
    • Resourcing and budgeting skills;
    • Ability to develop and implement administrative systems;
    • Entrepreneurship, intercultural competence, team working, analytical thinking and flexibility.
    This contract post is renewable subject to funding availability and acceptable work performance.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter indicating ‘Grants & Business Administrator’ in the subject line and two contactable referees to Jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to: 021 633 0182.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The DTHF is committed to equity in our employment practices. It is its intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. The organisation reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

    If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    It is illegal to employee foreign national without documentation which would allow them to work in South Africa legally. If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of the documents that allows you to work in South Africa legally.

    For more about the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, refer to www.desmondtutuhivcentre.org.za.

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

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