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Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) strengthens Resilient Democracy in Southern Africa. Resilient Democracy is inclusive, equitable, and sustainable consensus democracy. We strengthen resilient democracy through 5 programmatic areas of work: monitoring democracy, strengthening institutions and systems, training democrats and leaders, strengthening democratic culture and we work on governance and climate change. 

 Democracy Works Foundation is a non-profit organisation working to grow Resilient Democracies in several countries in the SADC region, including South Africa. We do this by working:

  • with political parties across 7 countries to improve their effectiveness to serve citizens and design effective policies on energy and water management;
  • with young civil society leaders to grow their democracy leadership and organisational skills;
  • with civil society organisations (CSOs) and Provincial Legislatures to improve the ability of CSOs to improve the lives of their communities;
  • to strengthen accountability and the rule of law;
  • on COVID-19 relief and democratic processes in countries under states of emergency;
  • on the interface between climate change and democratic processes and resilience.

Finance & Administration Assistant, Botswana                                                                  

Reports to: Project Manager and Country Director
Also accountable to: Finance Officer

HR & Administration Officer

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Finance & Administration Officer, Lesotho                                                                             

Reports to: Project Manager and Finance Manager
Also accountable to: Country Director

 

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If you believe that you fit the requirements below, send your motivation letter, CV and 3 contactable referees to recruitment@democracyworksfoundation.org before the closing date and time of 16h00 on Sunday 18 April 2021.  Please clearly specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Communications Assistant    (Lesotho)                           Reporting to:  Communications Manager

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The Communications Assistant will implement the communication strategy and plans for the “Putting Youth and Women at the centre of Inclusive Economic Growth” (PYWIEG) project as well as for DWF as an organization.  He/She will also ensure adherence to corporate identity guidelines and profiling plans for the organization.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Programme Support
  • Digital content and Online Support
  • Reporting
  • Maintaining contacts database

In addition to the responsibilities mentioned, the post will at times entail duties outside normal working hours and some travel.

The position requires a self-motivated, team player who will pay close attention to detail and who has the ability to prioritize in a fast-moving environment.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of different people in a variety of situations.

The position is based in Maseru, Lesotho and preferred candidates must be citizens or have permanent residency. You should also be in possession of a driver’s license valid for Southern Africa, and preferably own vehicle.

If you believe that you fit the requirements below, send your motivation letter, CV and 3 contactable referees to recruitment@democracyworksfoundation.org before the closing date and time of 16h00 on Sunday 25 April 2021.  Please clearly specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

DWF seeks to ensure that all qualified people have an equal opportunity to obtain a position.  DWF will consider all applications submitted prior the advertised close date.

DWF is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and innovative individuals to join our forward-thinking, friendly team.  The successful incumbents are expected to take up their roles in May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.  These positions are fixed term contracts and will be subject to the availability of funds.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, DWF will hold interviews virtually using MS Teams.  Candidates must ensure that they are familiar with this platform and have a stable internet connection.

The positions require self-motivated, team players who will pay close attention to detail and who have the ability to prioritize in a fast-moving environment.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of different people in a variety of situations.

Preferred candidates must be citizens or have permanent residency in the country the position exists. You should also be in possession of a driver’s license valid for Southern Africa, and preferably own vehicle.

DWF seeks to ensure that all qualified people have an equal opportunity to obtain a position.  DWF will consider all applications submitted prior the advertised close date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.

If you have not heard from us within two (2) weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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