DWF seeks three (3) exceptional individuals to join our organization, as part of the USAID supported Promoting Social Cohesion and Preventing Collective Violence (PSCPCV) Project. The aim of the project is to strengthen the resilience of communities in South Africa prone to collective violence. In particular, the project will focus on supporting social cohesion efforts that broaden willing cooperation across many types of social interactions.

The successful incumbent is expected to take up the role towards the end of 2020 or beginning 2021.  These are fixed-term contracts to the end of the programme, and dependent on the availability of funds.

If you believe that you fit the requirements below, send your motivation letter, CV and 3 contactable referees to before the closing date and time of 18h00 on Sunday 05 July 2020.  Please specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

1.Position: Chief of Party

Reports to: Executive Director

The COP should serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/SA with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the agreement. The COP should have overall responsibility for ensuring quality control, the appropriateness and overall responsiveness of all assistance provided under the agreement, whether by short- or long-term advisors, sub-grantee partners or others. This position also entails: monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress toward project objectives; evaluating activities through consultative meetings, site visits and reporting requirements; implementing solutions to keep activities on track; and providing overall guidance and direction focusing the activity team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives.

Duties and responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring the successful implementation of the three-year programme;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with key programme stakeholders and beneficiaries;
  • Providing technical back stopping support and advice to key stakeholders;
  • Acting as the focal point for any associate awards and/or partner relations within the project;
  • Day to day management of the project;
  • Managing the programme and implementing partner relationships constructively;
  • Preparing and overseeing project budgets in liaison with the Finance Department of DWF as required;
  • Managing the implementation of the programme’s annual work plan in fulfilment of the programme objective and within the allocated budget;
  • Reporting;
  • Administration and Finance.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, international development, political science or similar field is preferred.
  • At least 12 years of experience managing or implementing projects in the field of conflict programming and development project management skills.
  • Experience managing USAID funded projects;
  • English language professional proficiency required;
  • 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;
  • An understanding of and affinity with DWF’s vision, mission, and values

Complete job description can be found here:  Chief of Party

2.Position: Trauma Specialist

Reports to: Chief of Party

The Trauma Specialist is responsible for providing community-based approaches to conflict resolution as a means of supporting social cohesion efforts. The Trauma Specialist shall also provide integrated community healing platforms to address individual and collective trauma, including school safe spaces so that learners can effectively deal with conflicts, stress, and injustice in order to become successful in the classroom and in the outside world.

Duties and Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Emergency and follow-up strength-based counseling services.
  • Facilitates support groups.
  • Participates in public education work within the service area.
  • Communicates with colleagues and management daily to ensure efficient operation of the organization.
  • Mediates concerns or disagreements between residents and/or with residents.
  • Finance and Administration.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field.
  • Relevant current license and / or affiliation with a recognized body
  • Seven years’ experience of trauma counseling; crisis response, recovery, assessment and experiences with treatment planning.
  • Proven experience working in the area/s of youth, People Living with Disabilities (PWLD), women’s and LGBTQI+ groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and one other local South African language.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Complete job description can be found here:  Trauma Specialist

3.Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Reports to: Chief of Party

The M&E Coordinator will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the Project; assisting the Deputy Chief of Party in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the MIS of the Project and will be responsible for the collection and analysis of different data in relation to the project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • M&E System Design
  • Monitoring Implementation
  • Data Management
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Administration and Finance

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline (preferably in Social Science, Economics, or related field). Honors would be preferable.
  • At least 5 years of experience of supporting project work and/or M&E activities for an NGO with at least 2 years’ experience on USAID projects;
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools;
  • A clean and valid driver’s license is a must, own vehicle would be an added advantage.

Complete job description can be found here:  M&E Coordinator

Preferred candidates must be South African citizens or have permanent residency. Must be in possession of a driver’s license valid for Southern Africa, and preferably own vehicle.

Democracy Works 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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