4 Party Building Vacancies: Lesotho, Malawi, Botswana

 

Democracy Works Foundation will have 4 positions available in the third quarter of 2017, contingent upon a successful tender.

Submission deadline: C.O.B. 10 February 2017. Please send submissions to info@democracyworks.org.za Submissions must consist of a one-page application letter and a CV.

1. Programme Director / Chief of Party (1x)

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in partnership with Freedom House, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Programme Director for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded programme.

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.

The Programme Director will be based with DWF in Johannesburg but will be required to travel to the three programme countries and other SADC countries.

DWF will offer a competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and USAID guidelines. This position is contingent upon funding and is expected to start in the third quarter of 2017.

The candidate will need to complete a Letter of Availability and Exclusivity should their application be successful, and funding secured.

Responsibilities:

Working closely with the leadership of DWF and Freedom House Southern Africa, and the three country programme directors, the Programme Director will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the successful implementation of the three-year programme across the three programme countries;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with key programme stakeholders and beneficiaries including political parties and civil society organisations;
  • Providing technical back stopping support to country programme directors and advice to key stakeholders and beneficiaries in target institutions in-country;
  • Acting as the focal point for any associate awards and/or partner relations under the programme;
  • Day to day management of the programme;
  • Managing the programme and implementing partner relationships constructively;
  • Working closely with DWF leadership;
  • Preparing and overseeing project budgets in liaison with the Finance Department of DWF as required by DWF leadership;
  • Managing the implementation of the programme’s annual work plan in fulfilment of the programme objective and within the allocated budget;
  • Managing the overall design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the programme strategies and activities;
  • Programme reporting as per donor and DWF requirements;
  • Ensuring long-term sustainability of political party strengthening work in the programme countries and SADC;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least 12 years of experience managing or implementing projects in the area of political party strengthening, parliamentary strengthening, institutional capacity development, organisational change management or similar funded by donor organisations;
  • Proven and quantifiable political party and civil society networks in the requisite programme countries and SADC at large;
  • Experience managing USAID and EU funded projects;
  • Proven relations with the SADC Secretariat, the 3 programme country governments and South Africa government (Dirco, Presidency) will be an advantage;
  • Work experience in the three programme countries;
  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, international development, political science or similar field is preferred;
  • English language professional proficiency required;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and political context of the three programme countries;
  • Demonstrable commitment to the vision, mission, values, principles of DWF;
  • Proven ability for and commitment to teamwork;
  • Experience working with water and energy resource management is an advantage;
  • Strong leadership qualities;
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive;
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information;
  • Honesty, integrity and accountability: applicants are required to have a professional reputation above reprieve in the donor community in SADC and in the programme country;
  • Strong and proven monitoring and evaluation capacity;
  • Strong project and financial management experience;
  • Sound work ethics;
  • Punctuality and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Innovative and problem-solving;
  • Ability to communicate in the main local languages in-country will be an advantage.

2. Country Programme Director Botswana / Lesotho / Malawi (3x)

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in partnership with Freedom House, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Country Programme Director for an anticipated three-year USAID funded programme.

We are looking for candidates for each of the three programme countries, one per country. 

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.

The Country Programme Director will be based in-country but will be required to travel to other areas in the country and other SADC countries, with regular consultations in Johannesburg.

DWF will offer a competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and USAID guidelines. This position is contingent upon funding and is expected to start in the third quarter of 2017. The candidate will need to complete a Letter of Availability and Exclusivity should their application be successful, and funding secured.

Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Chief of Party, the Country Programme Director will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with key programme stakeholders and beneficiaries including political parties and civil society organisations;
  • Providing technical support and advice to key stakeholders and beneficiaries in target institutions in-country;
  • Acting as the focal point for any associate awards and/or partner relations under the programme;
  • Day to day management of the programme;
  • Preparing and overseeing project budgets in liaison with the Finance Department of DWF as required by the Chief of party;
  • Managing the implementation of the programme’s annual work plan in fulfilment of the programme objective and within the allocated budget;
  • Managing the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the programme strategies and activities in support of the Chief of Party
  • Programme reporting as per donor and DWF requirements
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of experience managing or implementing projects in the area of political party strengthening, parliamentary strengthening, institutional capacity development, organisational change management or similar funded by donor organisations;
  • Proven and quantifiable political party and civil society networks in the requisite programme country;
  • Experience managing USAID funded projects;
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the applicable programme country;
  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, international development, political science or similar field is preferred;
  • English language professional proficiency required;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and political context of the applicable programme country;
  • Demonstrable commitment to the vision, mission, values, principles of DWF;
  • Proven ability for and commitment to teamwork;
  • Experience working with water and energy resource management is an advantage;
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive;
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information;
  • Honesty, integrity and accountability: applicants are required to have a professional reputation above reprieve in the donor community in SADC and in the programme country;
  • Sound work ethics;
  • Punctuality and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Innovative and problem-solving;
  • Ability to communicate in the main local languages in-country will be an advantage.

 

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