Heinrich Böll Stiftung: Programme Manager - Cape Town

Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 10 December, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung is the German Green Political Foundation. Affiliated to the "Alliance '90 / The Greens" political party represented in Germany's federal parliament and based in Berlin, it conducts and supports civic educational activities worldwide. One of the programmes is the Sustainable Development Programme which encompasses four main themes: climate change, energy, resource governance and green development. The programme seeks to facilitate platforms for civil society, policy makers, decision makers and other stakeholders traditionally left out of the mainstream discourse to ensure that the interconnectedness between humans and nature is understood.

The Southern Africa Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) in Cape Town is looking for a PROGRAMME MANAGER for its ‘Sustainable Development’ programme.
 
Duration: 1 February 2015 – 31 December 2015 (contract renewable)
 
Applicants should:

  • Carry a higher university degree in a related discipline;
  • Have at least 3 years of expertise in work related to sustainable development, climate change, energy policies, and resource politics as well as experience with regional and international platforms;
  • Be aware of the gendered dimensions of the aforementioned subjects, and demonstrate experience with gender analysis;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate and cooperate with civil society groups, research institutions and governmental actors alike;
  • Show readiness to travel and network regionally and internationally;
  • Be capable of conceptualising, drafting and editing concept notes and publications and of conducting own research;
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills. A proven capability to manage and account for project funds is essential;
  • Is expected to share the values of the Foundation: participatory democracy, social justice and human rights; sustainable development and environmental justice; gender equality and the rights of sexual minorities; anti-racism and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE POSITION
 
The programme manager is expected to fulfill the following tasks:

Providing a specialist intervention in the relevant sector, by:

  1. Representing HBS in the relevant sector;
  2. Networking in the region;
  3. Organising and participating in conferences and events;
  4. Soliciting, editing and occasionally authoring publications.

Liaising with project partners, in South Africa and the region, to ensure that HBS funds are used effectively, by:

  1. Networking with partners and prospective partners;
  2. Facilitating networking between partners;
  3. Soliciting proposals;
  4. Screening proposals and providing an initial response;
  5. Motivating for proposals;
  6. Making decisions on funding from a small grant allocations fund;
  7. Negotiating budgets and contracts (making use of basic spread sheets);
  8. Providing project support through advice, assistance in problem-solving and regular communication, including visits and participation in activities and events;
  9. Organising external evaluations of project partners, as required from time-to-time.

Meeting the administration and financial requirements involved in administering the programme, by:

  1. Dealing with partner correspondence;
  2. Maintaining a partner-related filing system;
  3. Monitoring financial and narrative reporting from project partners;
  4. Liaising with project partners on all administrative and financial issues and dealing with problems that may arise;
  5. Controlling the programme budget;
  6. Working out the annual disbursement plans.

Liaising with HBS Germany by:

  1. Meeting financial, administrative and programme requirements as laid down by HBS  Germany;
  2. Networking with HBS counterparts in the sector;
  3. Providing regular consolidated reports which analyse trends within the sector and within the project partner community.

Representing the interests of HBS Southern Africa generally, by:

  1. Dealing with both casual visitors and those on organised programmes, and providing support to the Director in developing such programmes;
  2. Working closely with interns who may be assigned to the office from time to time;
  3. Providing other support to the Director as may be requested from time to time.

Interested candidates must send a motivation letter, CV in Word format and a list of three work related referees to marais.button@telkomsa.net

Non South African candidates must be in possession of a RSA work permit valid until end 2015 or have a RSA permanent resident permit.

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.

For more information please visit their website: www.za.boell.org
 

Location: 
Cape Town

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