Global Campaign for Education: Vacancies

Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 6 February, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Introduction

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE), founded in 1999, is a global civil society movement working to end the education crisis. GCE members bring together civil society organisations, NGOs, teacher unions, child rights activists, parents’ associations, young people and community organisations who work together in coalition in nearly 100 countries. GCE promotes education as a basic human right, mobilises the public to put pressure on governments and the international community to fulfil their promises to provide free, compulsory, high quality public education for all.
 

1. GCE Events Assistant (temporary)
 

GCE convenes its members from around the world for a World Assembly every four years. This year’s Assembly takes place in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 February, and is expected to involve around 200 participants. The Assembly will be immediately followed by a Global Learning Event for GCE’s Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) programme, on 27 and 28 February.
 
Short description

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is seeking a temporary Events Assistant to support their busy Johannesburg office in making preparations for two large, international events at the end of February 2015: the GCE World Assembly and the CSEF Global Learning Event. This is a fixed-term one month post, and the candidate should be prepared to start immediately.
 
Job purpose: to support the GCE team with logistical preparations for the upcoming GCE World Assembly and CSEF Global Learning Event.
 
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
 
Monthly Gross Salary: R16 000.00
 
Duties and responsibilities

  • Make flight, hotel and transfer bookings, and arrange other travel requirements, for World Assembly and CSEF Learning Event participants as required, ensuring that we achieve value for money and working within the guidelines set out by the Administration and Logistics Officer.
  • Record all travel details on the event database.
  • Communicate with event participants about travel arrangements clearly and in a timely fashion.
  • Support the Administration and Logistics Officer in responding to participant queries, and compiling relevant information for participants.
  • Support other logistical arrangements for the events, including sourcing supplies and dealing with suppliers, compiling participant lists, and on-site preparation.
  • Provide on-site support during the events, including for example taking attendance registers, managing volunteers, dealing with interpreters.
  • Provide other administrative support as required

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience of providing excellent administrative support (at least two years).
  • Excellent communications skills in spoken and written English; competence in one or more of GCE’s other official languages (Arabic, French, Portuguese or Spanish) would be a strong advantage.
  • Experience of organising international travel and dealing with travel agents.
  • Excellent computer skills which includes experience of using Word, Excel, web browsers and mail merge programmes.
  • Strong organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a focus on results.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures, with an understanding of when to seek further guidance.
  • Commitment to GCE’s core values and to equal opportunities.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation would be a strong advocacy
2. CSEF Africa Administration & Logistics Assistant

Since 2009, GCE has been managing the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF), a programme that supports civil society to improve public education in their country, by bringing citizen views into government debates on policy, planning and spending. CSEF currently supports civil society coalitions in 54 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. More than half of the programme’s work is in Africa; this is largely managed by a partner organisation, while GCE provides oversight of the work, including programme planning, implementation and spending.
 
Short description
 
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is seeking an Administration & Logistics Assistant for its Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) programme in Africa, to support the implementation of this busy programme across Africa. This is a fixed-term post, initially offered for six months with possibility of extension, and the candidate should be prepared to start immediately.
 
Job purpose: To provide administrative and logistical support to the implementation of the CSEF programme in Africa.
 
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
 
Monthly Gross Salary: R16 000.00
 
Contract: starting as soon as possible, on a six month temporary contract
 
Duties and responsibilities

  • Make all logistical arrangements (flight bookings, accommodation, per diems, etc) for all travel by GCE and partner organisation staff for the CSEF Africa programme, and for all project events.
  • Track and follow up payments and staff claims related to the CSEF Africa programme.
  • Reconcile travel claims submitted by GCE and partner organisation staff working on the CSEF Africa programme, and submit them for approval and payment.
  • Assist in reviewing monthly financial reports and supporting documents submitted by the CSEF Africa partner organisation.
  • Maintain an effective electronic and paper filing system for all documents received from the Africa CSEF partner organisation, to ensure that necessary documents are kept in order and that staff members can easily access them when required.
  • Provide other administrative support as required.

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience of providing excellent administrative support (at least two years), including organising of travel and events.
  • Excellent computer skills that include experience of using Word, Excel, web browsers and mail merge programmes.
  • Strong organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a focus on results.
  • Excellent communications skills in spoken and written English; competence in one or both of the CSEF Africa programme’s other official languages (French and Portuguese) would be a strong advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures, with an understanding of when to seek further guidance.
  • Commitment to GCE’s core values and to equal opportunities.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation would be a strong advantage.

To apply for these positions, please submit your application letters and CVs (2 pages maximum), including at least two references, to jobs@campaignforeducation.org on or before the closing date: Friday, 06 February 2015.
 
If you have not heard from us by 10 February 2015, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Location: 
Johannesburg

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