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EXECUTIVE VACANCIES

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Program Officer: Research, Impact and Learning

Hlanganisa Community Fund
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 26 April 2024
Open

The Program Officer will be responsible for conducting research, measuring impact and creating learning opportunities that supports effective capacity building, ensuring long term sustainability and advancement of community-based organisations and grassroots movements.

Key Responsibilities:

Research Products (Qualitative & Quantitative)
Impact assessment
Learning
Knowledge Management
Stakeholder Engagement
Data Management

Key Requirements:

Tertiary qualification in a relevant field.
4 - 6 years research design, methodology and application experience.
Knowledge of the theory of change.
Demonstrated experience in impact assessment and evaluation.

Fossil Ad Ban Campaign Coordinator - half-time, 10 month contract

Fossil Free SA
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Cape Town (remote work)
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Closing Date:
Friday, 26 April 2024
Open

The Campaign Coordinator will lead FFSA’s existing Fossil Ad Ban team. The incumbent must have a passion for human rights, drive and initiative, and be willing to build on existing campaign strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

Initiative and direction: You need to be a pro-active and creative networker, be able to think strategically and creatively about how to push this campaign forward.
Well-organised: You need to track multiple campaign threads, and keep our overall strategy on track.
Communications: comms and media support, such as photography, social media planning and posting, updating websites, drafting press releases etc.

Key Requirements:

A Bachelor’s or higher degree, or strong, demonstrated experience in a similar role
A passion for human rights
Clear knowledge and understanding of climate change and the fossil fuel industry

Divestment Campaigner - full-time, 10 month contract

Fossil Free SA
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Cape Town (remote work)
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Closing Date:
Friday, 26 April 2024
Open

The Divestment Campaigner will work with the FFSA director to lead our existing divestment campaigns:

1. De-fossilising Universities: For divestment by other SA universities and pension funds and
2. #InvestFossilFree: Lobbying for fossil fuel investment options from SA’s top asset managers, especially the GEPF/PIC.

Key Responsibilities:

Implementing current campaign strategies and devising new strategies
Leading the divestment team, in collaboration with the FFSA comms team.
Drafting letters and emails to key stakeholders and campaign targets

Key Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree or higher; or a very clear demonstrated track record in a similar role.
A creative, strategic networker and thinker.
Leadership experience

Provincial Manager: Western Cape

Columba Leadership
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Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 26 April 2024
Open

Columba Leadership is looking to appoint a full-time, experienced and passionate Provincial Manager to lead the Western Cape Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, and growing, the operations in the Western Cape through managing its operational, human and financial resources.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with National Operations Manager in developing growth plan for the Province
Provincial planning, monitoring and resourcing of programme activities
Oversee consistent quality delivery and performance manage team
Manage provincial monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure data quality and usage
HR Management

Key Requirements:

Bachelor of Psychology or a Bachelor of Education or a related degree
Management Qualification will be an added advantage
Coaching/Mentoring and project management Qualification will be an added advantage
Must have a minimum of 5 years’ management experience preferably in the development sector

Korea Training Coordinator

AktivAsia
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South Korea
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Closing Date:
Friday, 26 April 2024
Open

This full-time job exists to ensure that the implementation of the AktivAsia program in South Korea runs effectively and efficiently, considering the principles of high participation of its constituents, and accountability to its supporters. AktivAsia is building a federated organisational structure with teams in four countries (Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Korea) and a regional team that works with and supports the country teams in their work.

Key Responsibilities:

Leading the development and implementation of local, contextualised online and in-person trainings in South Korea, with support from AktivAsia Leadership Team and the Korea advisory group.
Lead the deployment of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for AktivAsia’s programs in South Korea.
Networking and collaboration across social movements and campaign organisations in South Korea.
Participate in AktivAsia’s trainings regionally to grow understanding and skills in the pedagogy, methods and approaches to training, to be able to then apply to country level trainings in South Korea.

Key Requirements:

Proven experience in developing and leading training sessions and facilitation, particularly in the context of campaign strategy.
Sound knowledge of campaign strategy and community organising tools and experience applying these tools in campaign contexts.
At least 3 years’ work experience in project implementation in strategic campaigning, community organising, and climate justice or other relevant work.
Effective communication skills.

Programme Manager: Global Fund

Higher Health
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Centurion, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Open

The Programme Manager: Global Fund will be responsible for leadership and overall management of the Global Fund administered Adolescent Youth Programme. The successful incumbent will be responsible for managing staff and offices in assigned regions as well as all stakeholder and strategic partnerships management. The AYP Programme Manager also ensures that funding, grants, and donor reporting at national level is well managed.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversight, communication, and coordination of AYP Programme
Development & management of strategic partnerships & stakeholder engagements
Management & Oversight of the district Global Fund staff and offices
Guidance and Innovations on AYP Program towards desired outputs
Target tracking, progress review and reporting
Oversight and management of the administrative tasks.

Key Requirements:

A post-graduate degree in Public Health or related disciplines, preferably in Social Sciences
At least 5-8 years’ Project Management experience in coordination, implementation, and monitoring of youth HIV Prevention programs
Global Fund Management a distinct advantage

Regional Programme Manager

Terre des hommes
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Open

The Regional Programme Manager (RPM) will steer the strategic development and operational execution of TDH Germany's Africa Strategy, encompassing advocacy plans and collaboration at regional levels. The role is focused on adapting to local contexts and opportunities, aligning with the organization's core values and strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Guide the development and implementation of the Regional Strategy in line with organizational decisions, policies, and procedures.
Assist in the regional strategic planning process and provide necessary data for the Regional Strategic Plan formulation.
Develop program strategies and priorities and represent SACO in global strategic meetings.
Establish assessment and reporting mechanisms for program goals and propose strategy revisions as needed.

Key Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in sociology, humanities, or community development is essential.
Over 10 years of program and project management experience, with at least 5 years in senior management within child rights-focused organizations in Southern Africa.
Comprehensive understanding of child rights principles, programming, advocacy, and network management, as well as familiarity with the African human rights context.

Graphic Designer

SmartStart
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Open

The graphic designer at SmartStart will develop and execute high-quality visual content that aligns with SmartStart’s brand identity and overall marketing objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with marketing, programme, and other teams to understand project goals and deliver creative solutions that meet SmartStart objectives.
Lead the design process from concept to completion, ensuring the quality and consistency of all visual assets.
Create visually stunning and effective designs for digital and print collateral, including marketing materials, presentations, social media graphics, and more.

Key Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or a related field.
Proven experience as a Graphic Designer, with a strong portfolio showcasing a variety of design projects.
Expertise in industry-standard design software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
Demonstrated experience in both digital and print design, with a focus on brand collateral and marketing.

Data Science Specialist

SmartStart
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Open

The Data Science Specialist at SmartStart will spearhead the network's success by driving data-driven sense-making and decision-making.

Key Responsibilities:

Co-conceptualise, prioritise, design, plan and adaptively manage data projects
Proactively and collaboratively identifying opportunities and/or improvements involving data
Co-developing and pursuing strategies and tactics to acquire, clean, analyse and interpret data (together with other functional teams)
Translating and communicating, as well as enabling & participating in conversations about sophisticated data concepts into appropriately accessible language

Key Requirements:

Min. master’s degree or higher qualification in data science, statistics, computer science, or a related field
Min. 5 years’ experience in a data science role, incl. min. 2 years in a senior position
Track record of successfully managing and delivering data-driven projects
Advantageous: fluency in an African language

Fund Development and Fundraising Manager

The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust
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Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Monday, 15 April 2024
Open

The Fund Development and Fundraising Manager will be responsible for building good relationships with prospective donors and clients across multiple sectors, communicating with the broader public and internal teams, delegating tasks, and drawing up plans to ensure annual targets are met.

Key Responsibilities:

Raise designated and undesignated funding, including in-kind donations.
Develop and implement a fund development strategy that is approved by the trustees
Promote awareness of the organization’s mission and work
Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers

Key Requirements:

At least three years of experience in fundraising, sales, or marketing
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, business, public relations, or related field
Certificate, diploma, or similar qualification in fundraising

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