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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Higher Health
Nelspruit, South Africa; Limpopo, Polokwane
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Closing Date:
Open

The role of the clinical/counselling psychologists is to conduct evaluations and treatment in order to diagnose and relieve psychological issues; these issues may be due to the mental state of students & staff or the environment and situations he/she has been facing. He/she is required to also train, support and supervise lay/peer counsellors.

Key Responsibilities:

• Clinical/Counselling psychologists should have the ability to use psychological assessment to conceptualise, diagnose, plan and monitor therapeutic processes and outcomes by:
o Using a range of psychological assessments, including systematic interviewing to establish the presence of clinical signs and symptoms of psychological distress
o Assessing the neuro-cognitive, personality and emotional functioning of students and staff
o Performing comprehensive mental status assessment in combination with the use of formal diagnostic classification systems for students and staff

Key Requirements:

• Master’s degree in Clinical/Counselling Psychology
• Must be registered with the HPCSA
• Minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience in clinical/counselling psychology
• A valid code 10 driver’s licence is essential

National Project Manager

Children of the Dawn
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The following KPI’s will be in place for the first twelve (12) months of employment after which they will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the HR Committee. * Planning: Shared integrated plan that is costed, resourced, mitigates risk and is aligned to Children of the Dawn’s strategy and supported by suitable planning systems/tools. * Strong use of data and results based management to strengthen the programme: Regular data driven team meetings to track progress and identify actions and improvements required.

Key Responsibilities:

• Monthly data driven management report and review against plans with agreed improvement plans and sharing of success
• Support organisational integration and growth: participating in various teams to ensure alignment with strategy with a focus on improvement, growth and sustainability
• Develop team: Staff development and management

Key Requirements:

• Honours or Masters in Business Administration, Development Studies or related /relevant field
• Mentoring and/or Coaching Qualification advantageous
• Project Management Qualification advantageous
• 3 to 5 years working experience in a similar position

Managing Director

MAMAS Alliance
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

The MD will be managing a dedicated team of five professionals that perform functions in this regard and will be expected to have a social and community development background as well as some experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial world.

Key Responsibilities:

• Coordinating sharing of information, knowledge and skills in the MAMAS Alliance network
• Organisation and/or delivery of training sessions
• Managing the MAMAS Alliance team
• Liaising with Country Representation on strategic and operational activities

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
• Demonstrable affinity with community development or the NGO sector
• Some experience in the entrepreneurial, business or corporate world will be an added advantage

Research and Evaluation Manager

World Bicycle Relief
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Closing Date:
Open

Based in either United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU) or Africa (priority given to Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe), World Bicycle Relief seeks to fill the following vacancy:

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION MANAGER

The Research and Evaluation Manager must be an dynamic, analytical, creative individual with excellent written communication skills who works across countries providing high-level quality technical guidance to Programs, M&E, Product Development and Social Enterprise on study design, data collection and analysis, interpretation and reporting, contributing to adaptive management.

Key Responsibilities:

• Demonstrates knowledge of the latest methods in program monitoring and evaluation, is also proficient in conducting market research and market analysis
• Practicesutilization-focused evaluation, ensures the highest- level research and pilot design and study management to generate quality outcome and impact data
• Develops protocols for research study design, pilots and impact evaluation including development of data collection tools, methodology, data management and analysis

Key Requirements:

• Masters’ degree in social development, statistics, public health, economics, related discipline (biostatistics/ epidemiology/demography advantageous), data science, or a social science field PhD in progress or completed a bonus
• Minimum 7 years experience in international development designing studies and conducting impact evaluations
• Significant experience coordinating pilots, operations/action research projects for social development or the commercial sector with particular emphasis on empirical studies in developing countries

Programme Communications Officer

International Youth Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Open

IYF needs a Programme Communications Officer to lead content ideation, creation, and coordination for the High Gear initiative. The Officer will: 1) develop compelling content that helps to incentivise public and private sector participation in High Gear; and 2) coordinate content dissemination through High Gear’s industry association and TVET college partners’ communication channels; 3) support project staff with editing or creating documents, storytelling and photography.

Key Responsibilities:

• Content Ideation: The Officer will regularly interview High Gear team members, national and provincial industry group partners, employers, TVET college staff, and TVET learners and graduates, in order to generate content and stories that further the High Gear communications strategy
• Content Creation: The Officer will produce compelling, relevant, and factually accurate written content for timely dissemination through High Gear partners’ communication channels.
• Content Coordination & Dissemination: The Officer will liaise closely with High Gear national and provincial partners—including industry associations and public TVET colleges—to coordinate High Gear message positioning and dissemination, including through partners’ social media channels and websites as well as on our IYF global channels.

Key Requirements:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Experience copy-editing reports for both South African and international audiences.
• Proven ability to write clear, concise, and compelling content for online audiences.
• Proven ability in adjusting content tone/voice for different audiences, including for private sector, public sector, and youth audiences.
• Demonstrated experience in creating content for social media platforms, including LinkedIn.

Programme Director

Action Appointments
South Africa
Closing Date:
Open

The Programme Director will work with partners in South Africa and beyond to support an energy transformation that secures a safe climate, clean air and a just transition in the context of South African society’s goals and aspirations.

Key Responsibilities:

• General strategy and implementation: Developing and implementing strategy. Working with our present and future partners to identify a clear and powerful strategy in a complex and ever moving operating environment
• Climate and energy strategy: In the topical space of climate and energy finding powerful and creative strategies towards the goals of a safe climate and a just transition. Drawing down international experience and connections where that is helpful but prioritising building up local leadership and capacities
• Partnerships and Networking: The Programme Director will build and maintain strong relationships with external actors and opinion formers in Africa, and South Africa in particular, to inform strategy and improve effectiveness

Key Requirements:

• University degree or equivalent
• At least ten years of relevant professional experience. In this case relevant experience is around a track record of bringing about change through, for example, public campaigning, advocacy, network mobilisation or inside an agency, business or government setting
• A specific understanding of energy and climate is essential

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Centre for Communications Impact
Pretoria, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Interviewing

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party, the M&E Specialist will provide technical leadership on the design, management, and generating of regular strategic information as part of the project's Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), which will be used to monitor progress against the project's indicators.

Key Responsibilities:

• Developing the M&E plans for the GBV project and ensure the documentation of both qualitative and quantitative project results and emerging lessons
• Monitoring and advising on the compliance of the GBV project with USAID’s rules and regulations and performance monitoring tools including the periodic review of the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plan, monitor dashboards and identify the remedial actions
• Leading the preparation and updating of the Annual Implementation Plan and AMELP and draft the GBV project’s quarterly reporting of results to USAID

Key Requirements:

• At least a Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline is desired
• A minimum of five years (5) of M&E experience working on monitoring, evaluation and research, managing qualitative data intensive programmes, and designing M&E methodologies and tools, with progressively increasing responsibility
• Familiarity with, and experience with USAID indicators and reporting requirements

Schools Programme Manager and Senior Facilitator

Earthchild Project
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Interviewing

Started in 2007, Earthchild Project (ECP) operates in under-resourced schools in Cape Town. Working with children and teachers, thier holistic education programmes focus on life-skills, wellness and the environment. ECP aims to inspire a new generation of confident, conscious and responsible young leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

o Managing and organising all school level Programmes within Lavender Hill partner schools, providing management and leadership to the Lavender Hill team
o Building and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships with school leadership teams, teachers, volunteers and partnering organisations
o Pro-actively managing communication between all stakeholders in the area

Key Requirements:

• Excellent people skills and the ability to build personal and trusting relationships with a diverse range of people
• Impeccable admin skills
• Own transport and a valid driver’s license
• Experience in the development sector (preferable)
• Personal experience or passion for either the environment or holistic wellness/ yoga etc. (preferable)

Programme Manager

Surplus Peoples Project
Vredendal, 8160, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Interviewing

Reporting to the CEO, the Programme Manager will provide leadership and management in the Vredendal office (including to the team of staff) and will ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the organisation’s strategic/operational plans in her/his specific area of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leading and managing the team of staff in the Vredendal Office
• Ensuring effective and efficient office administration and the implementation of agreed upon plans (strategic, operational etc.), in compliance with SPP’s Policies and Procedures
• Leading Team Planning (and implementation)

Key Requirements:

• A relevant, completed tertiary qualification and at least five years’ experience in a comparable position, ideally within the NGO/civil society sector
• Proven ability to lead and manage (e.g., people, projects, admin etc.)
• Able to speak, read and write in English
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Finance and Operations Manager

Surplus Peoples Project
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Interviewing

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance & Operations Manager will coordinate and oversee all finance, operations, human resources, administration functions and ensure that the financial accountability of SPP is maintained in accordance with the finance and admin policies and procedures, including budgets, funder and audit requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leading and managing the Finance and Admin (Operations) Team (in the Cape Town Office)
• Managing the finance and accounting functions, including but not limited to financial management, accounting, planning/budgeting, budget monitoring, auditing and reporting
• Overseeing the effective implementation of financial and administration policies and procedures and ensure adherence to accounting standards and other relevant requirements, including adherence to the Companies Act

Key Requirements:

• Relevant tertiary qualification (preferably a Bcom Accounting or relevant Postgraduate qualification)
• At least 10 years’ relevant work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ financial and/or operations/administrative management experience in a comparable environment
• Experience and/or knowledge of funder/donor budgeting and reporting

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