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Senior Regional Programme Coordinator

Roger Federer Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Interviewing

About the Organisation

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.

The Foundation’s headquarters is in Switzerland, complemented by a Regional Office in Johannesburg with a team of four experts from the region. The Foundation is looking to replace one of our Regional Representatives with a programme management expert to focus on our country initiatives in Namibia and South Africa. The team in Johannesburg is working hand in hand with the team in Switzerland and will report to the CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation in Switzerland who is also the formal director of the South African entity.

About the Job

The Roger Federer Foundation requires a self-driven entrepreneurial personality, demonstrating superior advisory and mentoring skills and an ability to multi-task.

Key Responsibilities

· 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

· Becoming a well-respected and demanded advisor for our partners

· Stimulating and supporting knowledge sharing among our partners and

interested stakeholders

· Building active partnerships with different stakeholders

· Engaging in advocacy at a regional and national level where appropriate

Requirements

· At least 10 years of experience in successful implementation of development· programmes in the SADC region (preferably in education)

· A Masters degree preferably in Education Studies, Development Studies,

Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and /or any other appropriate postgraduate qualification

· At least 7 years of experience in a programme management or evaluation.

· Worked in a donor organisation or evaluation consultancy

· Excellent inter-personal skills

· Result driven

· Perseverance

· Sound organizational and planning skills

· Deep understanding of community development

· Autonomous working skills while cooperating closely with the CEO

· Great communication and reporting skills

· High flexibility of task fulfillment

· High levels of enthusiasm, initiative, and a can-do attitude

· Fluency in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite and knowledge of

some African languages spoken in the region is desirable

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Wednesday 20th January 2021 to callum@actionappointments.co.za. Please include your CV, letter of motivation and completed AA bio form in your application. All documents to be in MS Word format.

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About the Organisation

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.

The Foundation’s headquarters is in Switzerland, complemented by a Regional Office in Johannesburg with a team of four experts from the region. The Foundation is looking to replace one of our Regional Representatives with a programme management expert to focus on our country initiatives in Namibia and South Africa. The team in Johannesburg is working hand in hand with the team in Switzerland and will report to the CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation in Switzerland who is also the formal director of the South African entity.

About the Job

The Roger Federer Foundation requires a self-driven entrepreneurial personality, demonstrating superior advisory and mentoring skills and an ability to multi-task.

Key Responsibilities

· 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

· Becoming a well-respected and demanded advisor for our partners

· Stimulating and supporting knowledge sharing among our partners and

interested stakeholders

· Building active partnerships with different stakeholders

· Engaging in advocacy at a regional and national level where appropriate

Requirements

· At least 10 years of experience in successful implementation of development· programmes in the SADC region (preferably in education)

· A Masters degree preferably in Education Studies, Development Studies,

Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and /or any other appropriate postgraduate qualification

· At least 7 years of experience in a programme management or evaluation.

· Worked in a donor organisation or evaluation consultancy

· Excellent inter-personal skills

· Result driven

· Perseverance

· Sound organizational and planning skills

· Deep understanding of community development

· Autonomous working skills while cooperating closely with the CEO

· Great communication and reporting skills

· High flexibility of task fulfillment

· High levels of enthusiasm, initiative, and a can-do attitude

· Fluency in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite and knowledge of

some African languages spoken in the region is desirable

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Wednesday 20th January 2021 to callum@actionappointments.co.za. Please include your CV, letter of motivation and completed AA bio form in your application. All documents to be in MS Word format.

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