DWF: Provincial Project Officer

Democracy Works Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 26 August, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) is an organisation committed to empowering citizens with the tools to make democracy work. In partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), DWF has is implementing a contract for the EU programme:  Enhancing CSO Participation in Legislatures' Oversight and Participation Processes. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and provincial government to engage effectively on two critical development themes (Safety and Security, and Health) in three selected provinces: Limpopo, Northern Cape, and North West.

Westminster Foundation for Democracy was established in 1992 to support the development of democratic institutions around the world. Parliamentary strengthening - WFD programmes support parliaments that are committed to building capacity to represent citizens, scrutinise the executive, and debate and adopt effective legislation. Political party development - WFD works with UK political parties to provide tailored support to a range of parties worldwide. Electoral assistance - WFD is the main UK organisation to train and deploy UK election monitors to European Union and OSCE/ODIHR

DWF seeks to appoint 2 x Provincial Project Officers to be based in Johannesburg.

Reports to: South Africa Programme Manager

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration: R25'000 per month all inclusive

The purpose of the position is to be responsible for planning and implementing the CSSPL project. The focus will be weighted with 70 per cent of actions and time devoted to all aspects of project delivery one of the three provinces, and the remaining 30 per cent time devoted to the project requirements at the national level. 

Responsibilities

  • Provincial Project Implementation:
  • In consultation with the SA Program Manager: 
    • Preparation for activities undertaken including administrative support, logistics, contracting suppliers, procurement, briefings, monitoring forms, etc.
    • Coordination of activities to ensure high quality delivery including: relations with experts and suppliers, solving issues as they arise, expenditure tracking, etc.
    • Follow-up on activities to ensure delivery of expected results (outputs) including monitoring key indicators to identify changes, finalising financial matters, reporting.
    • Assist and support partners in their communications with selected audiences as part of the project outputs.
    • Travel to provincial centres will be required periodically.
  • Risk Management
    • Contribute to DWF/WFD’s risk management in own area of responsibility and assist in assessing and managing risk appropriately.
  • Documentation and Writing
    • The tracking and collation of activities and progress with the partners will contribute to the body of knowledge of the project.
    • Contribute to information and analysis pieces.
    • Assist and contribute to the communications requirements of the project.
    • To provide ongoing and comprehensive supporting evidence of activities in the online repository.
  • Ongoing tracking and reporting
    • Track progress of provincial actions and activities and capture lessons.
    • Contribute to research and analysis for case studies.
    • Contribute provincial updates for quarterly, ad-hoc and final donor reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Other
    • Records management
    • Maintain all program related records for general audit purposes
    • Undertake organizational responsibilities as assigned
  • Reqiurements:
    • At least three to five years’ experience in civil society or non-governmental organisations with demonstrable experience in project management.
    • Minimum Honours level in a relevant discipline e.g. political science, social sciences, public administration, community development.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English with local language proficiency an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of stakeholders on project-related matters
    • IT skills (eg Microsoft Office applications, social media)
    • A sound understanding of the South African parliamentary system, and the current social and political context
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  •  Other skills and behaviours
    • Ability to balance between teamwork and independent work
    • Attention to detail and ongoing high delivery of outputs
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of different people in a variety of situations
    • Good networking skills and ability to establish contacts
    • An understanding of and affinity with DWF’s vision, mission and values

The preferred candidate must be a South African citizen or permanent resident with eligibility to work in the country. 

The preferred candidate must be in possession of a driver’s license valid for South Africa.

Please send applications to recruitment@democracyworksfoundation.org and include the position title in the subject line of your email.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Submissions must consist of a one-page motivation letter and a CV with at least three contactable references with email addresses.

For more about Democracy Works Foundation, refer to www.democracyworks.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Johannesburg

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