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Project Manager

International Youth Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The Project Manager will oversee implementation in specific regions (South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya). The Manager will work in-tandem with other IYF staff, employers and government partners, TVET leaders and educators and youth advisors to deliver on the aims of this exciting initiative. The deployment of the project in SA will take place in the Western Cape region.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leading Project Implementation, from inception through delivery
• Serving as the lead representative for the overall project implementation, managing the initiative’s workplan and budget
• Supporting monitoring and evaluation, and leading regular project reporting
• Designing the Leverage Funding Mechanism/Package: Working closely with IYF’s Country Director, Regional Partners in Nigeria and Kenya, and industry and TVET partners, the Project Manager will design a leverage funding package which will avail of local skills development incentives to fund learner placements for the programme

Key Requirements:

• 6+ years’ project management experience in the corporate, public, or non-profit sectors, ideally with some experience managing skills development or education projects. At least two years serving as a lead project manager.
• Relevant Undergraduate degree (e.g. Education, Social Sciences, Commerce, Skills Development).
• Inquisitive and self-motivated learner
• Prior experience in the TVET college system or skills development

Executive Director

Social Justice Initiative
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The ideal candidate for this exciting and challenging position is dynamic and innovative with extensive relationships and knowledge of high net-worth individuals and social investment. They will provide strategic leadership to SJI and ensure its sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

• Resource and investment mobilisation
• Networking and relationship management with key stakeholders
• Organisational leadership
• Advocacy for social justice

Key Requirements:

• A track record of mobilising funds from high net-worth individuals for initiatives working for change
• A skilled and sophisticated networker and persuasive communicator comfortable with linking people, making connections and building relationships
• A leader with senior management experience
• Committed to contributing to sustainable change in South Africa

Finance Manager

African Disability Forum
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The ADF Cape Town Finance Manager reports to the ADF Executive Director, and is responsible for managing staff and liaising with management on a regular basis to provide advice related to all financial aspects of the organisation. The Finance Manager is also responsible for the overall oversight and supervision of the financial compliance of the organisation and for regularly preparing financial statements and budgets along with presentations for senior executives, both external and internal.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage staff in the finance department
• Work closely with the Director
• Liaise with management on a regular basis to provide advice related to all financial aspects of the organisation
• Ensure that monthly management accounts are produced regularly
• Present results to management and the Board with meaningful explanations of material budget variances both organisational and project related
• Bring to the attention of management material liabilities including contingent liabilities
• Distribute project accounts to project managers and obtain explanations for any material deviations from budget or spending rates

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor degree in accounting
• At least eight years’ experience working in a financial management position in NGOs
• Strong inter-personal skills to liaise with senior management, funders, auditors etc.
• Extensive experience working with large international donors such as the EU and USAID
• Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

Program Director

African Disability Forum
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The ADF Program Director reports to the ADF Executive Director, and is responsible for organizing, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluating the ADF annual Program of activities. The Program Director is also responsible for the overall oversight and supervision of programs that are implemented by ADF member DPOs and partners in the region and in member countries.

Key Responsibilities:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare and implement the ADF annual Program of activities.
• Supervise the work of Project Officers, Training Coordinator(s), Specialists and other ADF Program staff.
• Design, implement, and evaluate program activities to strengthen the capacity of DPOs.
• Prepare funding proposals to partner organizations and international donor agencies.
• Prepare Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between ADF and partners to further the objectives of ADF.
• Prepare quarterly and end of year project reports for ADF’s internal purpose, and for donor partner and local authorities, and validate the reports against attached financial reports and other documentation required as per local authorities and donor requirements guidelines.

Key Requirements:

Requirements
• First degree in Social Work, Developmental Studies, Disability and Human Rights or related field. MA degree an advantage.
• Experience working with persons with disabilities and knowledge of Disability Rights is required.
• At least Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs in one of more sectors.
• Demonstrated knowledge of program design, grant acquisition and management, resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination. Training in project cycle management is highly desirable.

Senior Regional Programme Coordinator

Roger Federer Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Interviewing

The Roger Federer Foundation has been engaging in early education programmes for children living in poverty in Africa and Switzerland for the past 16 years. The Foundation works with carefully selected local organizations in long-term partnerships and seeks for systemic change and sustainable impact. The aim is to enable and support local populations to assume their responsibility for the solution of its problems with regard to the contents, organization and finances. Currently the foundation is conducting School Readiness Initiatives in 6 countries in Southern Africa and in Switzerland. These are country programmes managed by our regional programme coordinators and implemented by local partner organisations.

Key Responsibilities:

• A Masters degree preferably in Education Studies, Development Studies,
Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and /or any other appropriate postgraduate qualification
• At least 10 years of experience in successful implementation of development
• programmes in the SADC region (preferably in education)
• At least 7 years of experience in a programme management or evaluation.

Key Requirements:

The Roger Federer Foundation requires a self-driven entrepreneurial personality,
demonstrating superior advisory and mentoring skills and an ability to multi-task.
Key responsibilities include:
• Supporting the head of programme in Switzerland in programme
management, monitoring and evaluation
• Supporting our partner organisations in: programme development, planning,
budgeting
• Becoming a source of excellence for our local partner organizations

Head: Treasury Advice

Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The successful candidate will lead and manage the Treasury Advice Office and provide strategic, specialist and objective financial management advice, analysis and technical administrative support to the Speaker on the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces

Key Responsibilities:

• Advise the Executive Authority on institutional planning, budgeting and performance related matters
• Advise the Executive Authority on Financial Management and related matters
• Advise the Executive Authority on compliance, audit and reporting related matters

Key Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Public Finance, Business, Accountant, Business Economics or related (NQF level 9)
• 8 years relevant experience of which 5 years must have been at a senior management level in a similar environment

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The successful candidate will provide overall finance and strategic leadership in budgetary planning and expenditure of Parliament by maintaining frugal practices relating to the finances of Parliament.

Key Responsibilities:

• Implementing financial norms and standards set for the Parliamentary Service
• Planning: Strategic Planning and Business Revenue and Expenditure management
• Banking, Cash & Risk Management

Key Requirements:

• Post graduate qualification, Bcom Accounting
• Chartered Accountant would be an advantage
• At least 8 years financial management experience in a Public Finance environment

Interim Executive Director

Oxfam South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The IED will work with the Board and OZA staff team as the main executive responsible of the organization. He/she will provide leadership along with the members of the Board of Directors, and Senior Leadership team made up of the Managers of the organisation’s various departments.

Key Responsibilities:

• Driving the strategy implementation including organisational reform processes emanating from the Strategic Framework:
• Providing leadership, strategic visioning and guidance with regard to organizational positioning internationally in line with OZA mission and values
• Ensuring consistent standards of excellence and innovation within the organization
• Acting as ex-officio board member, keeping the OZA Board of Directors appraised and engaged with strategic and organizational issues

Key Requirements:

• A Master’s Degree in social science, development or related discipline.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and in one of the local languages
• 10 or more years of progressive management experience in a development or voluntary sector organisation

Senior Finance and Administration Officer

International Youth Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The Finance & Administration Officer will be responsible for providing financial and administrative support, handling day-to-day accounting, processing contracts, procurement, activity logistics and payments, and sub-award financial monitoring; and supporting working budget development in close collaboration with Program Managers.

Key Responsibilities:

• Recording and accounting for daily transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of required files and supporting documentation serving as evidence of transactions
• Supporting Country Director, Program Director, and Program Managers by ensuring accuracy and completeness of supporting documentation, as well as help with ensuring compliance and consistency with established policies and procedures
• Maintaining procurement documentation, payment Logs and scan of monthly receipts and upload files on required portals

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (with accounting experience/knowledge)
• 3-5 years of experience working in a similar role on accounting and finance. Experience with computerize and/or cloud-based accounting required. Knowledge of QuickBooks multi-currency accounting software (field-based accounting) is an advantage
• Experience working with programs supported by USAID and/or DFID is a plus

Administrative Assistant

International Youth Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, scheduling, and activity logistics support.

Key Responsibilities:

• Providing administrative and clerical support to staff. This will include leading the preparation of all the logistics, agendas, briefing papers, and follow-up pertaining to meetings
• Providing administrative support for all matters related to the operations and administration of the South Africa office
• Providing support in planning and logistics for technical workshops, offsite meetings and stakeholder events, interfacing with vendors, printers, consultants, and others as necessary

Key Requirements:

• 3-5 years of experience working in a similar role in a dynamic environment
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Oral and written fluency in English a must. Proficiency in least one additional South African language an advantage
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment with minimum supervision

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