ActionAid South Africa: Project Manager - Young Urban Women's Project

ActionAid South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 28 November, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ActionAid South Africa is looking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to take on the role of Project Manager - Young Urban Women’s Project, starting 01 January 2015. The ideal candidate should be innovative, proactive, passionate about women’s rights, and keen to work in a young vibrant, environment.

You will be doing meaningful work with amazing people. In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced, stimulating and fun environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents.
 
Main Duties may include, but not limited to:

  • Overall coordination;
  • Management and delivery in Actionaid South Africa of the multi-country funded project on Young Urban Women’s Life choices and Livelihoods;
  • Support project staff and partners to deliver on the objectives set out by the project;
  • Build relationships with potential partners and develop a platform for regular information sharing, alliance building and advocacy with relevant stakeholders;
  • Work closely with the Women’s Rights Coordinator, partner staff, and the international project manager to coordinate programming and advocacy opportunities both nationally and internationally;
  • Providing support to AASA events;
  • Other related duties deemed necessary to meet the needs of AASA.

Key requirements:

  • University degree in women’s rights/gender studies or related field;
  • Four years’ experience in community development preferably in women rights, Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) and / or workers’ rights / decent work.

 The ideal candidate should have experience in:

  • Direct field experience of working with young women;
  • Experience of working for a non-profit or government agency working on issues related to development and women’s’ rights;
  • Experience of managing institutional donor-funded projects;
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity of gender issues;
  • Knowledge of policy issues related to women’s rights, SRHR and / or workers’ rights / decent work;
  • Networking / relationship-building skills;
  • Skills in written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision;
  • Interpersonal skills and adaptability;
  • Microsoft Office.

Behavioural competencies and skills

  • Proactive communicator, able to build relationships and provide support across a range of work areas;
  • Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to work on a number of projects at once;
  • Willingness to travel often to rural and urban areas;
  • Strong cross cultural awareness, able to work effectively with diverse working styles;
  • Can work both independently, and well as with others;
  • Fluency in English is required, as well as at least one other South African language;
  • Flexible and enthusiastic;
  • Show initiative and be self-motivated;
  • Driver’s License;
  • High level of integrity;
  • A strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s vision, mission, values and strategy.

Application Procedures:

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter before the closing date of 28 November 2014, to rsarecruitments@actionaid.org. Please state in the subject line which position you are applying for.
 
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid South Africa will not consider candidates from recruitment agencies. 
 
ActionAid South Africa reserves the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

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South Africa

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