Southern Africa Trust: Programme Coordinator - Economic and Development Policy

Southern Africa Trust
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 May, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005, to support civil society organisations in Southern Africa to participate effectively and with credibility in policy dialogue so that the voices of the poor can have better impact in the development of public policies. Our mandate is to work on a non-profit basis, to engage in activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty & inequality. In delivering this mandate, we strive to strengthen the voices of poor people in public policy processes. Africans deserve an economy that allows each person to lead a dignified and meaningful life. We believe inclusive economies are critical for reducing poverty and inequality and unlocking the potential of regional integration to generate jobs, drive innovation, protect the environment and generate economic opportunities for all.

The Southern Africa Trust seeks to recruit an exceptional individual to join the Trust and  contribute to our mission and ensure we have the capacity and skills as we transition to the next phase of our strategy.

Purpose

The main purpose of this role is to drive the implementation of the programme on Economic and Development Policy, coordinate EDP advocacy agenda and implement projects under EDP. The position will undertake policy research, tracking and analysing emerging policy matters. Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, as well as overseeing budget, reporting and tracking of programme outcomes
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Building stakeholder relations and analysis, providing updates on policy-related developments and advocacy plans
  • Organizing and facilitating multi-stakeholder policy dialogue events on key policy issues as they emerge from the Trust’s research portfolio
  • Providing support  in advocacy campaigns by engaging the media to gain exposure and credibilit
  • Building  civic capacity of the region, integration and policy development, shaping the mobilisation engagement agenda and strategy
  • Supporting platform building,  monitoring outreach interventions carried out in the regional and  managing the implementation thereof
  • Engaging in operationalizing the treaty of SADC, and other regional and national initiatives
  • Coordinating and developing a sustained practice of multi-stakeholder policy engagement between civil society organizations, businesses, government, donors and other interest groups in Southern Africa

Competency profile:
 
The candidate must hold a  relevant Master’s Degree,  with 5 - 8 years research experience in the advocacy space. Knowledge of and familiarity  with Economic and Development Policy, policy research, programme implementation and  policy analysis and knowledge management. Demonstrated ability in managing stakeholders, developing partnerships and resource mobilisation. Must have project management, problem solving and analysis skills. Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills, experience in the NGO sector.
Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining of your interest in the work of the Trust to email [email protected]
 
Please include the position title you are applying for in the email subject line.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Southern Africa Trust is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants must be in possession of the appropriate and valid rights to work in South Africa.
 
The Southern Africa Trust reserves the right to modify this job advert or not to make an appointment.

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