Foundation for Human Rights: Manager - SERSA/FICA Programme

Foundation for Human Rights
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 16 January, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a grant maker to the human rights sector. The FHR, in partnership with the Government of Flanders through the Flanders International Cooperation Agency-(FICA) has embarked on the “Participation and Development of Capabilities of Civil Society in Realising Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa” (SERSA  Programme).

This  Programme has five result areas: Land Reform; Support for Small-Scale Farmers, Farm Workers and Farm Dwellers; Socio-Economic Rights/Job Creation; Right to Food Security and Climate Change.

The Foundation for Human Rights seeks to appoint a Manager, for the SERSA/FICA Programme, based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

This is a senior position requiring good leadership skills, initiative and ability to work under pressure. The specific responsibilities for this position are to:

  • Manage the Programme;
  • Manage the FICA Projects which includes:
    • Liaising with Grantees and Service Providers;
    • Providing advice to grantees and service providers;
    • Conducting site visits to inspect project activities and examine  financial expenditures;
    • Making follow- ups  and receiving and assessing progress reports;
    • Writing project review reports and making recommendations for the release of outstanding tranches;
    • Trouble-shooting problems that may arise during the course of implementation of the projects.
  • Prepare progress reports, and submit these to the FICA Country office in South Africa;
  • Work closely with the FICA Country Office to ensure the Programme is implemented in accordance with the FICA/FHR Contract;
  • Prepare Terms of Reference for the Programme evaluation;
  • In collaboration with the Grants Unit, prepare contracts for grantees and service providers;
  • Manage and supervise work commissioned by the Programme;
  • Supervise project officers and interns working in the Programme;
  • Advise the Executive Director of the FHR and the Management Committee (MANCOM) about developments that may impact the proper functioning of the Programme;
  • Make regular reports to MANCOM about the work of the Programme;
  • Attend and participate in meetings of MANCOM;
  • Prepare Programme reports for submission to the FHR Board;
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the FHR Board and in the Annual General Meetings of the FHR;
  • Implement any other tasks assigned to the Manager by the Executive Director of the FHR, or by a person nominated by the Executive Director;
  • Ensure that the Programme is managed in an efficient, effective and professional manner.

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to amusson@fhr.org.

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

For more about the Foundation for Human Rights, refer to www.fhr.org.za.

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

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