Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Hivos Southern Africa Hub, aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet.
The Regional SRHR Fund (RSRHR Fund) is a regional mechanism that was set up by Ford Foundation and Hivos Southern Africa in 2010 to strengthen regional work in the region on SRHR with a view to improve coordination efforts to address major SRHR issues. The fund is focusing its efforts on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR). To do so, it is supporting civil society responses to a diversity of ASRHR issues that are relevant at both the national and regional levels using grant-making as the main mechanism of support. It also convening meetings to foster improved partnerships and collective effort among regional and national organizations in response to the need for improved coordination and collaboration. The Fund also seeks to support efforts to advocate and take actions that can lead to improvements in the availability and accessibility of SRHR services for adolescent and youth with a focus on the most vulnerable people.
The RSHR Fund is about to sign a contract for additional funding from the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka to enable it to expand the breadth and focus of its work.
This will require the recruitment of a team of people to work together over the next four years to undertake a series of inter-related activities including grant making, capacity building, advocacy, research, convening meetings and knowledge management. It will also include a component involving youth researchers who will be supported to undertake research to identify some of the key ASRHR issues in the region.
To support our office generate new initiatives and mobilise resources we are looking for a:
Programme Officer - Capacity Building
Aim of the Job
Working with the Senior Programme Officer and Programme Manager the Programme Officer (Capacity Building) will undertake activities primarily focused on strengthening the organisational and technical capacity of SRHR grant partners in fields such as governance, administration, financial management, strategic advocacy, constituency building and monitoring and evaluation. S/he will design and provide a comprehensive package of capacity development activities that support the technical and institutional development of partners on this project. Other activities include the provision of training and mentorship to emergent CSO leaders, and other forms of training and technical assistance including providing technical support to youth-led research as well as support to the development of social media campaigns. The Programme will be implemented in southern African and East Africa with the main office being in Johannesburg and a satellite office in Nairobi.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS