Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is an artist-led humanitarian organisation dedicated to improving the psychosocial condition of children and communities in areas of crisis through laughter and play.
CWBSA seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
This is a part-time senior management position.
Development of programmes
- Coordinate, oversee and manage all arts interventions and programmes;
- Facilitate the development and implementation of new arts interventions, curriculum, and programming;
- Recruit, employ, and provide training and supervision of programme employees/artists in line with CWBSA policies and procedures;
- Liaise between CWBSA and other stakeholders, including local partners, NGOs/CBOs and Government Departments;
- Attend necessary stakeholder workshops, events and training seminars;
- Travel as and when required by the organisation.
Implementation of programmes
- Establish policies and procedures for all programmes in line with CWBSA ethical guidelines;
- Provide leadership and support for all programme staff (project leaders, facilitating artists, volunteers) to ensure projects succeed and responsibilities are fulfilled;
- Manage the purchase, maintenance and inventory all programme equipment;
- Manage and report on activity schedule plans to the MD;
- Communicate programme status with MD regularly.
Evaluation of programmes
- Research best practices and identify potential innovations for the continuous improvement of CWBSA arts interventions and programmes;
- Evaluate programmes and provide feedback as needed;
- Provide on-site assessment and review of arts interventions and programmes;
- Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all programmes to ensure consistent, high quality evaluation, and goal setting for all employees;
- Ensure written evaluation of programme staff is completed as required.
Management of programmes
- Provide Monthly / Quarterly Report to MD on status of programmes;
- Communicate policy and information to programme staff and ensure and supervise regular meetings to this end;
- Ensure that donor reporting for projects is scheduled and kept up to date;
- Donor communication and management where required and especially in the absence of the MD;
- Financial Management by compiling monthly commitment budgets, ensuring spending in line with this and work closely with MD to ensure financial management and reporting required;
- Ensure appropriate training is provided in order for employees to execute their duties;
- Maintain open communication lines among all programme employees.
- Honours or Master’s degree preferably in a development-related and/or arts administration field;
- Experience in the artistic disciplines of physical theatre, clown performance, storytelling, dance, and/or music within a humanitarian/development context;
- Experience as a facilitator and developer of arts-based curriculum for adults and children
- Knowledge and experience in community-based approaches to working with children and families affected by crisis (war, violence, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, poverty)
- Knowledge of evidence-based approaches to community development and intervention
- Minimum of five years experience in community development or related training;
- Management, leadership and conflict resolution skills;
- Strategic thinking;
- Ability to think outside the box, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
- Organisational and coordination skills;
- Manage time and schedule work effectively;
- Communication skills, both oral and written;
- Interpersonal relations and the ability to work well with others;
- Fluency in English and preferably knowledge one other South African language;
- Willingness to travel away from home
- Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime;
- Reside in Durban;
- Valid driver’s licence.
Salary: A salary commensurate with experience will be offered.
Starting date: September 2012.
To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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