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Grant Development Manager - Parental Leave Cover, 2-years

Frankfurt Zoological Society
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Frankfurt, Germany
Closing Date:
Sunday, 17 July 2022
Open

The core tasks of this position are to coordinate and/or oversee the planning and application phase, as well as project set up and reporting of third party grant projects within all departments of FZS. Processes within the organisation shall increasingly be standardized and “best practices” in relation to donor standards and procedures shared. In addition, communication with donors will continuously be maintained and strengthened.

Key Responsibilities:

Identify and develop new grant opportunities and donors relevant to FZS work globally
Strategically and technically develop the third-party grant sector within FZS
Support FZS Programmes in project and grant development, ensuring projects are set up in compliance with grant rules
Develop and maintain relevant processes to ensure donor and grant compliance, including maintaining a repository of standard information required for applications and a projects database

Key Requirements:

Master’s or equivalent advanced degree in environmental studies, conservation, biology, geography, public administration, law or international affairs.
At least five years of professional and international field-based conservation project management
experience, predominantly in sub-saharan Africa
Proven track-record of management of third party grants, including engagement with bilateral (e.g. EU, BMZ, KfW, USAID, DFID or similar) and private donors
Proven fundraising, budget management and administration skills
Experience in resource mobilisation including strong proposal writing skills

Human Resources Coordinator

Conservation South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Open

The HR Coordinator will report to the HR Manager and plays a crucial role in the support and coordination of all landscapes. The incumbent provides timely, accurate advice, and support to management and staff on a range of Human Resources (HR) Management related policies, procedures, systems and issues.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
Provide counselling on policies and procedures
Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads.
Compliance driven

Key Requirements:

Human Resources Degree / Diploma or up to four years appropriate experience or equivalent
4-6 years related work experience in Human Resources administration
Excellent organization and communication skills.

Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Ikamva Labantu
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Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Interviewing

The purpose of this role is to manage day to day Fundraising & Marketing Operations and ensuring sustainability and visibility for Ikamva Labantu work through both functions but also through an integrated discipline approach.

Key Responsibilities:

Implement a fundraising and a donor communications strategy
Create and maintain financial stability
Donor servicing and networking

Key Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as marketing, communications, business administration, and indication / proof of continuous learning in the sector
5 years’ experience in a Fundraising role with marketing / communications responsibilities in an organisation with an annual donor income budget exceeding R20 million
Proven track record in fundraising
Proven experience in people management

Head of Analytics & Insights

Data Innovators
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Gauteng
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Open

We are looking for an innovative data expert who is experienced in leading teams, engaging with clients, and managing complex projects.

As Head of Analytics & Insights, this person will be the data champion and problem solver for putting “square pegs in round holes”.

Key Responsibilities:

Spearhead the A&I’s goal setting, training and development and resource allocation and prioritization to support the business strategy
Plan and manage A&I’s profit & loss, invoicing, and timesheets
Build strategic partnerships and establish appropriate affiliations
Manage contracts and clients to exceed expectations
Drive the delivery of innovative business intelligence, analysis, reporting and insights
Ensure the A&I team uses best practice data and analytics methods, while exhibiting ethical and responsible data practices and outputs
Foster a learning environment of leaders who develop innovative solutions
Effectively manage the team through managing performance, aligning to and achieving business objectives, and identifying strengths, growth and development needs
Develop and propagate IP for data and analytics in development

Key Requirements:

Master’s or PhD level qualification in Data Science or related field
At least 10-15 years’ professional experience in Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, or similar
Advanced experience in data integration, statistical analysis, and data vizualisation tools
Advanced Python, R or STATA, Microsoft Excel, PowerBI/Tableau skills
Demonstrated experience with leading data visualisation and analysis projects
Understanding of local and international data standards and data governance strategies

Project Manager

Campaign for Free Expression
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Remote
Closing Date:
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Open

The project manager will be responsible for building CFE’s public profile, stimulate awareness and discussion of the importance of FoE and tackle the issues of FoE in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

Working with us to develop a strategy and plan for FoE advocacy in South Africa
Taking responsibility for the implementation of that strategy
Leading, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables.
Budget design and maintenance
Building a network of FoE supporters/activists/lawyers

Key Requirements:

Strong, tough, self-driven person able to work well with diverse organisations and individuals
NGO/NPO experience
Comfortable in a strictly non-partisan ethos
Proven ability to implement plans and projects effectively
Knowledge of FoE, media/journalism and/or the world of art and culture.
Communication skills, particularly in social media
Strong media networks

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

International IDEA
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N'Djamena, Chad
Closing Date:
Friday, 10 June 2022
Open

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and logistical support, co-ordinates events, assists with the preparation of documents and maintains records and files for the Chad Office. S/he also manages the reception area of the office and ensures efficient office maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

Manages the day to day running of the reception area by receiving and assisting visitors as well as directing incoming calls; Collects and distributes post
Maintains the petty cash and records including disbursing cash; Prepares petty cash vouchers and registers expenses into the ERP System
Processes invoices, project advance requests, project expenditure reports etc.
Maintains the office’s stock and handles distribution of office supplies

Key Requirements:

High school diploma is essential; University degree in management, administration or related field from a recognized university is considered an advantage
Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in administration, logistics support, procurement and/or Business
Experience of working in an international context, e.g. in an intergovernmental organization, considered an advantage

Finance Assistant

International IDEA
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Tunis, Tunisia
Closing Date:
Thursday, 9 June 2022
Open

The Finance Assistant will provide financial support to program and project activities within the EU funded project, ensuring adherence to International IDEA and donor policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Processes invoices, advance requests, expenditure reports etc. in accordance with International IDEA’s policies and procedures
Assists with expenditure control and checks expenditure against budgets
Supports the review and verification of financial transactions, activities, and documentation; taking corrective actions as needed and reporting any unusual activities

Key Requirements:

High school diploma is essential; University degree in finance or accounting or related field from a recognized university is considered an advantage
Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in finance and accounting
Experience of working in an international context, e.g. in an intergovernmental organization, is considered an advantage

Managing Director / Servant Leader

MAMAS Alliance
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 10 June 2022
Interviewing

The successful candidate will be employed by KFM and will report to the director of Kinderfonds MAMAS in The Netherlands. The MD will be managing a dedicated team of six professionals performing functions in this regard. Applicants must have a social and community development background as well as a serious understanding of, and track record in, CSI / fundraising. A strong networking capability is essential as the MD will be in constant liaison with the staff, NGOs, corporates and KFM.

Key Responsibilities:

Coordinating sharing of information, knowledge and skills in the MAMAS Alliance network
Organisation and/or delivery of training sessions, based on needs and requests from the 36 partners
Reporting to the Director of KFM, the MD will manage the MAMAS Alliance team (3 CSI Mangers, 1 Program manager, 2 support staff)

Key Requirements:

Social work/community development/social science or other relevant degree or master
At least 8 years’ experience in a community development or the NGO sector
At least 5 years of experience in a senior management/leadership position
Strong Program Management skills
Demonstrable affinity with community development or the NGO sector

Senior MERL Officer

Data Innovators
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Gauteng (Remote)
Closing Date:
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Interviewing

DI is looking for a solution-oriented, self-starter Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer to primarily support a Learning Through Play pilot project. The Senior M&E Officer will manage Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) framework to monitor implementation and facilitate rapid learning for the client projects. This will include ensuring that processes and tools are in place and adhered to for the recording, capturing, analysis, and verification of accurate data for the client projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a comprehensive framework that suits the context and intends to address the needs of pilot.
Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan to capture project performance and results, including coordination of periodic evaluations, baseline and end-line assessments, and all programme monitoring.
Participate in programme strategic planning and progress management meetings.
Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with DI MERL philosophy and guidelines, protocols, information, and reporting systems.
Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results, and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making.
Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.

Key Requirements:

At least an NQF Level 8 qualification in development, economics, sociology, data management, information systems or another relevant field is an essential requirement.
Minimum of (5) five years of progressively increasing responsibility in MERL and at least (2) two of those years in MERL for education programmes specifically.
Demonstrable ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences is an essential requirement.
Demonstrable experience in developing M&E frameworks/plans paired with a good understanding of M&E systems.

MERL Officer

Data Innovators
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Gauteng (Remote)
Closing Date:
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Interviewing

Data Innovator’s Mentoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) unit is looking for an energetic, driven, bright and experienced individual to join its growing M&E technical assistance team. The M&E Officer will assist the M&E manager and the rest of the MERL team in delivering on a wide range of projects including, building project M&E frameworks, facilitating M&E capacity development by DI, and more.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist the M&E manager in coordinating fieldwork for assignments.
Contribute to the development of project designs and plans, fieldwork task schedules, scheduling and preparing for workshops and client engagement, gathering documentation, and liaising with client staff.
Perform engagement procedures designed to identify and define organisational/programme performance issues, review and analyse evidence, and document organisational processes.
Assist in interviews/conversations with client management to gain an understanding of client organisational conditions: the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning systems.
Identify, develop, and document issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed.

Key Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in any discipline AND a post graduate qualification in M&E, OR at least 1 year of M&E technical assistance experience.
A minimum of 3 years working experience. One of the years must be in a monitoring and evaluation function if the candidate does not have any M&E qualification.
Proficiency in writing, speaking, and reading English AND at least one of the other South African official languages.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Awareness and understanding of the National Evaluation Policy Framework.
Solid interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate and build rapport with colleagues and clients.