Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
OSISA is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. It‘s vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.
In pursuance of this vision, OSISA‘s mission is to initiate and support programmes working towards open society ideals and to advocate for these ideals in southern Africa. Established in 1997, OSISA works in 10 southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. OSISA works differently in each of these ten countries, according to local conditions.
Programme Support Officer: Economic & Social Justice Cluster
The Programme Support Officer will be responsible for contributing and supporting programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, measuring of programme impact. They will also help with learning, reporting, review of grant proposals and communication on matters related to grant-impact matters. The role will input into programme budgets, management of workshops, seminars. The PSO will promote an environment that prioritizes continuous inquiry, learning, and knowledge sharing to ensure consistent standards of excellence in the cluster. The PSO will assist on matters related to programme impact and learning assessment. They will support the team leaders in building relationships with strategic partners and ensures adherence to policies and procedures. The jobholder oversees the development and implementation of the Learning and Assessment programme's work plans as well as the budget.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
- Programme Initiation
- Programme Implementation
- Programme Impact
- Grant Making
- Communication and Advocacy
- Reporting and Knowledge Management
Support and Co-operate, Interpersonal Skills, Attention to Detail, Ability to Work Independently or in Multiple Teams, and the Ability to Deliver on Multiple Tasks.
- Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, Humanities, Law.
- Good analytical skills and experience in grant making are key.
- At least five years’ experience working in a monitoring, learning and evaluation role.
- Experience, understanding and appreciation of NGO civil society sector is critical.
Interested applicants should forward a one-page cover letter and detailed CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant position as the subject heading.
Closing date for submission is 08 June 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will receive a response.
OSISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Building vibrant and tolerant democracies.