Treatment Action Campaign: Learning Manager

Treatment Action Campaign
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 7 April, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a leading South African civil society organisation that campaigns for quality healthcare for all in South Africa – with a particular focus on people living with HIV and tuberculosis. With members in more than 170 branches located across seven provinces, and offices with staff in each key province, TAC is a social movement campaigning to bring about improved policy and implementation in the public sector at national, provincial and local level.

TAC seeks to appoint a Learning Manager, based in Cape Town (with the possibility of location in Gauteng).

The Manager will lead developing and embedding organisational learning into TAC’s approaches and ways of working such that TAC has a culture of continual learning, so that it incorporates findings from monitoring and assessments of its work into planning and implementation of future work for greater effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic leadership for learning: development of an organisational learning strategy;
  • Develop the capacity for effective learning across TAC’s people:  identification of ‘learning champions’, technical support to campaigns development to ensure learning; ensuring that key stakeholders have appropriate opportunities for skills development;
  • Establish key learning and recommendations on significant issues for TAC: identification of key issues for learning for TAC; project management of learning processes such as evaluations, provincial or thematic reflection processes, external desk reviews; effective communication of learning and accountability outcomes to key stakeholders;
  • Ensure the appropriate routine collection, capture, and analysis of MEL information across TAC’s work: effective oversight of the established MEL system;  
  • Provision of ‘infrastructure’ to share learning within and outside TAC: development of tools and approaches and ‘spaces’ for learning to be shared across TAC;
  • People management;
  • Financial management.

Requirements:

  • Appropriate Tertiary qualification, or a clearly demonstrated intellect and skills associated with possession of this level of qualification;
  • Extensive demonstrable knowledge and experience of embedding organisational learning, ideally in complex organisations;
  • Proven track record in participative learning and working styles, including strong facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrable skills in strategic planning and budgeting, project management, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure, set priorities, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as being a part of a team;
  • Understand current approaches to monitoring and evaluation using both qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • High-level understanding of membership-based or similar social organisations;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of HIV and AIDS and TB and appropriate responses to them;
  • Good understanding of political and social dynamics in South Africa, and especially in relation to the HIV and TB epidemics;
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing, with the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences in English;
  • Good verbal communication in isiZulu or a related language;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Organisation to work effectively;
  • Initiative;
  • Organisational awareness;
  • Knowledge management;
  • Critical information gathering;
  • Respect for others;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Motivating others;
  • Developing and supporting others;
  • Facilitating change;
  • Communications;
  • Influencing;
  • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC;
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the provinces;
  • Excellent Health;
  • Expectation of work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job;
  • A driving licence with clear evidence of safe and considerate driving.

To apply, submit a CV listing qualifications, prior work experience, three references and a motivational letter outlining your interests in working within this field and your suitability for this position (approx 1 000 words) to the Human Resource Manager at hr@tac.org.za or hand deliver to TAC, 3rd Floor Westminster House, 122 Longmarket Street , Cape Town, 8001

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

Provisional dates for interviews: 10 or 11 April

TAC is committed to improving the representation of Women and People living with HIV in its management and strongly encourages applications from suitable candidates.

For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

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

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