Apr 19, 2018
Demoracy Works seeks to employ a Swaziland Project Manager, to be based in Johannesburg.
Start date: 01 June 2018, or as soon as possible
Durations: Fixed term basis until the end of the program in September 2020
The purpose of the Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects to ensure on time delivery of the USAID Regional Political Party Strengthening Programme (RePPSP) within budget and scope. This will include project planning, project implementation and evaluation in line with the organization’s standards and donor requirements.
The objective of the programme is to strengthen democratic institutions and capacity of political parties in Botswana, Malawi and Lesotho to better respond to and represent the needs of its constituents, with a particular focus on climate change and water and energy resource management in particular.
Responsibilities: Develop workplans, identify partners, organise training and events, and in general ensure that the sub-program objectives are effectively and efficiently realised Lead the monitoring and evaluation process, track and document programme activities and their impact Establish and maintain objective based relationships with all stakeholders and role-players Attend programme meetings with donors, partners, training teams, and key identified programme advisory groups Prepare quarterly, ad-hoc and final reports for authorised internal and external audiences Assist with the development of press releases and information briefs Contribute to publications, taking responsibility for their production and distribution Contribute to the general program development of the field office Manage in-country operations, and provide effective managerial, administrative and logistical support for the successful implementation of RePPSP
Requirements: Post Graduate Degree in political science, international relations, or related field. Preference will be given to senior degrees demonstrating knowledge of the program field Minimum of six years of directly related work experience in the NGO sector, with at least four years’ experience managing USAID funded projects A minimum of three years’ experience in grant and programme management with demonstrable experience in democracy and human rights fields. Familiarity with political and civil society landscape in Swaziland in particular, and Southern Africa in general will be an advantage Ability to work in a politically non-partisan manner Strong project management and coordination experience Some experience in organising events, workshops, meetings and strategic planning exercises Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds Ability to work independently and as part of a team Computer literacy Microsoft Office Suite, (Excel and Word) Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English, including report writing Ability to work flexible hours Ability to meet tight deadlines Organised, detail-oriented; and comfortable working with diverse teams Demonstrable experience in democracy and human rights fields and expert knowledge and understanding of politics and political parties in Swaziland. This is a non-negotiable requirement for the position
To apply, submit a motivational letter and CV with at least three contactable references to us via email stating the position title in the subject line
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
DWF will confirm an appointment for this position subject to the availability of funds.
Democracy Works seeks to ensure that all qualified people have an equal opportunity to obtain a position and that those who have been discriminated against unfairly in the past are treated in accordance with the legal obligations imposed by the country in which employment is taking place as well as the affirmative principles of the organisation.
Due to the short timeline for this requirement DWF will review applications throughout the advertising period and will only consider applications submitted before the stipulated close date
Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) analyses the health of democracy and implements innovative interventions and technologies in order to foster inclusive development through a deepening of democratic culture and capacity whilst ensuring sustainability and independence of its operations.
Democracy Works Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa