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Research Programme Manager

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Cape Town, South Africa or Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Closing Date:
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Open

The Research Programme Manager must have at least 10 years research experience, experience in a Civil Society Organisation research and advocacy will be an added advantage. The position will entail a full-time one year contract, renewable depending on funding.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead on research strategy development, and manage the development of plans, systems, processes and procedures for the efficient implementation of research.
Manage research projects to ensure quality.
Create synergy and collaboration between the Research Programme and the work of other programmes at national, continental and international level.

Key Requirements:

Content expertise relating to CSVR’s areas of work
At least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/ Law/Development or equivalent
At least 10 years’ research experience
At least 3 years’ management of research projects

Executive Director

FunDza Literacy Trust
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Open

The Executive Director will continue to grow FunDza as a sustainable, vibrant organisation that is a leader in the literacy field in the country. The role has special responsibilities that include: setting the strategy for the organisation, building solid relationships with stakeholders, operating with integrity and transparency and ensuring longevity through income generation.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Direction
Fundraising and Resource Planning
Accountability
Monitoring
Public Representation
Leadership

Key Requirements:

A relevant post-graduate qualification e.g. Education, Development Studies, Business Administration, etc
At least 5 years senior management experience – preferably in running an organisation or a large programme
Strong management skills, developed from executive experience of other organisations, with demonstrable evidence of results
Knowledge, skills and experience in networking with NGOs and raising funding

Finance Manager

The Centre for Environmental Rights
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Open

The Finance Manager will be responsible for CER’s strategic financial manangement, the incumbent must be a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic financial management
Financial procedures, systems and controls
Risk and compliance
Human resources and talent management
Transformation

Key Requirements:

Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or its recognised equivalent
5-7 years relevant experience including minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role with in financial management and reporting
CA(SA), ACCA, CIMA professional qualification is required

Country Manager, South Africa

Viamo
South Africa
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Closing Date:
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Open

The Country Manager will be Viamo’s representative in-country and a passionate leader within the Digital for Development movement. This role is to drive impact, working with partners to develop and launch innovative and effective digital engagement campaigns via mobile.

Key Responsibilities:

Take the lead in creating impact and ensure that all Viamo staff are passionate and committed to creating impact through mobile
Take the lead in defining Viamo’s market positioning in South Africa, identification of new business opportunities, track and respond to RFPs, and design high quality budgets
Work with partners to design and launch effective mobile engagement projects; this includes building relationships, co-designing projects, preparing budgets and responding to RFPs

Key Requirements:

Experience of 5+ years in any combination of social enterprise in international development, INGO, ICT4D/ Digital for Development, digital strategy consulting, donor or international organisation or international implementer
Experience in negotiating commercial agreements with mobile network operators including but not limited to airtime and SMS rates
Entrepreneurial mindset and proven experience in co-developing ideas with partners, strong workshop facilitation skills and experience in design thinking approaches

Executive Director

Ndifuna Ukwazi
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Open

The incumbent will head the organisation’s team of 18 full and part time staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic leadership - Leading the development and implementation of NU’s strategy in line with NU’s vision and mission, and guiding the development of the organisational culture and ethos of NU to reflect the values of justice and equity for which we advocate
People - supporting, leading and building a diverse and competent team who demonstrate a commitment to NU’s mission, vision and ethos
Fundraising and donors - Maintaining the healthy financial management of the organisation, including fundraising, reporting and building strong donor relationships

Key Requirements:

Degree-level education (with a substantial understanding of the political, economic and socio-legal context of NU’s work)
At least five to seven years’ experience with experience in senior management
A political consciousness and a demonstrated commitment to advancing constitutional rights, social justice and equality

Executive Director

Greenpeace Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 30 July 2021
Open

The Executive Director (ED) will provide effective leadership and management of the on-going operations of Greenpeace Africa (GPAf), working collegially and effectively with a Senior Management Team in the development and delivery of strategic plans in several geographic regions of Africa, appropriate and effective fundraising, and clear organizational and staff development. The ED will place high priority on motivating staff and achieving clear victories for the planet.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Direction: Develop priorities for/of regional geographic areas of GPAf, with approval of the GPAf Board of Directors and taking into account alignment with the Greenpeace global programme and geo-prioritisation. Ensure the effective implementation by the appropriate staff of the plans, strategies and processes within each region.
Development of an effective management structure for GPAf regionally and continentally.
Accountability: Ensure implementation of effective shared standards, policies and accountability systems; ensure GPAfrica’s organizational integrity and effectiveness remaining strong, transparent, and aligned with the strategic direction of the organization; and to ensure the protection of the Greenpeace brand.

Key Requirements:

A Master’s degree in social science, sustainable development, environmental issues or other relevant discipline from a recognized university or equivalent institution.
Strong management skills, developed from Executive experience of other organizations, with demonstrable evidence of results.
Solid experience in leading and implementing transformational organisational change;
The incumbent must have led a organisation with strong programme management experience

Public Health Analyst

SEAD
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 9 July 2021
Open

The incumbent will be a key player within a young, dynamic, and entrepreneurial team that manages numerous projects at the centre of SEAD’s effort to illuminate the positive and compelling roles of SEAD’s Public Health Advisors (currently focused on CLI, POCT, eLabs and Pharmacy interventions) in the public health sphere.

Key Responsibilities:

Facilitate and contribute to development objectives and implement impact assessment strategy for SEAD Health Programmes.
Find and prioritize areas of focus for rigorous assessment of impact; confirm with internal and external stakeholders.
Decide measuring and evaluation needs for SEAD; develop plan and execute.

Key Requirements:

Strong experience in project management and M&E, including study design and analysis; experience in HIV and TB preferred
Subject matter experience in health– particularly in the developing world – preferred.
Familiarity with vocabulary, leading players and constructs of public health and development
Ability to analyse complex multi-faceted programmes/ projects.

Call Center Manager

Church World Service
Nairobi, Kenya
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 8 July 2021
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This position is responsible for overseeing all the operations of the Contact Center at RSC Africa under the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). This includes managing workflow within the Call Center and coordinating with other program departments. The position will provide project management support for the call center set-up, oversee development of standard operating procedure and call scripts, and ensure technology supporting the call center are in line with USRAP manual.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensures all Call Center operating functions within the Processing Support Department strictly adhere to the DOS/BPRM, USCIS, RPC, CWS and RSC Africa policies, guidelines and procedures.
Ensures development, implementation, dissemination and monitoring of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Call Center Operations for the US Refugee Admissions Program in subSaharan Africa and specifically ensures their designated SOP is up to date and adhered to.
Works cross functionally with other department managers to ensure that the objectives of the organization are being met and outcomes are being delivered within agreed service level agreements
Closely monitors the call logs and call reports monitoring the number of abandoned calls versus staffing requirements.

Key Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Eight (8) years of paid work experience required.
Three (3) years of direct supervisory experience is required.
Minimum of 2 years' work experience at RSC Africa or US refugee resettlement is preferred.
Previous experience working in a Contact Center required.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong customer service delivery skills.

Staff Security Officer

Church World Service
Pretoria, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Open

This position is primarily responsible for supporting, implementing and ensuring the systematic application of safety and security policies for all CWS Africa operational activities and programs in South Africa. The Staff Security Officer will act as the safety and security focal point in the daily South African operations, and will be responsible for applying safety and security risk management policies and procedures. This position will report to the Regional Security Risk Manager in the Pretoria Office.

Key Responsibilities:

Acts as the safety and security focal point in the daily South African Operations.
Provide input to RSRM to develop new, and update existing, safety and security risk management policies and procedures. Apply safety and security risk management policies and procedures
Provide input to Regional Security Risk Manager on South Africa for weekly regional security updates Assist in conducting international staff residential surveys.
Provide input to RSRM on South Africa for security assessments of ongoing regional activities. Maintain proper documentation and filing of security electronic and physical files

Key Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in a security, humanitarian, development or discipline related field, or an additional four (4) years of paid work experience in the same field in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree is required
Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA and other international NGO security frameworks.
Sensitivity to gender and cultural issues.
Two (2) years working experience with similar INGO or humanitarian agency is preferred.

North West Provincial Vaccine Management, Cold Chain and Logistics Facilitator

DGMT
North West, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Open

The incumbent will establish a process for the flow of information regarding vaccine usage, wastage, quantities and distribution so that the management of vaccines becomes more efficient and cost-effective at the national level. Using their pharmaceutical background and experience, they will optimise the policies and management of vaccines and injection safety, including ensuring the availability of correct ancillary supplies.

Key Responsibilities:

Review, update, reprint and facilitate the implementation of the national guidelines on cold chain operations.
Coordinate communication with all provinces – public and private sector. This includes a weekly update from the district vaccines manager, the follow-up of problems and the feedback to the EPI staff meetings on matters arising out of these discussions.
To facilitate provincial vaccine distribution to ensure cold chain management at all stages through to the vaccine.
To assign and manage duties related to the key performance areas of vaccine distribution as per the business plan.

Key Requirements:

Pharmaceutical background is required, with experience in a managerial position.
Experience in cold chain management.
Experience in working with provincial and district government structures a plus.
Background of compliance and regulatory control over setting up systems in a large team, including successful communication systems