Saturday , September 23 2023

Sangonet Vacancies – Programme Manager

Website SANGONeT

Job Description:

To manage AI South Africa’s research, campaigns, advocacy and media activities centered on human rights work in South Africa. To deliver a high impact integrated strategy on the country’s human rights agenda, overseeing its application, and ensuring consistency between AI’s policies and strategies for work in South Africa with those in other global regions;

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the program team to develop and implement a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning strategy and ensure the delivery of the a high level of human rights impact;
  • Ensure integration at the national level of research and action in order to provide an effective, coherent program of work which delivers tangible outcomes for human rights in conformity with AI’s mission and consistent with its priorities, strategies and standards;
  • Work with the research, campaigns, movement building and media officers to increase activist and public engagement in AI’s campaigns and support both growth and human rights impact;
  • Promote innovation in campaigning and activism including trying new tactics, techniques and methodologies to deliver effective campaigning strategies;
  • Oversee quality assurance for all related outputs at country level, ensuring accurate and ethical research aimed at effective human rights action, and strategic coherence, consistency and alignment with global standards. To this end review research plans and mission proposals. Maintain oversight of, and have responsibility for, first approval of reports and high-profile and/or sensitive research outputs delivered through AISA;
  • Deliver impactful and fully integrated campaigns (national/regional/global) including overseeing integrated planning and delivery for all campaign projects, ensuring that the national section delivers a coherent suite of campaigning projects that reflect organizational priorities;
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved;
  • Providing the ED with accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle;
  • Manage the staff and other resources of the program, including remote management, to ensure their most effective use, in line with agreed priorities and policies. Manage risk assessments and oversee the implementation of security procedures for program staff;
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with AI’s sections and structures in order to identify and exploit opportunities for co-operation, information-sharing and problem solving;
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities;
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including impact, safety, quality, and team member performance;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lead and manage staff and financial resources;
  • At least 7-10 years experience as a Program Manager or in another senior management position.
  • Excellent understanding of human rights work, including the international legal framework, human rights architecture and the requirements of campaigning work, with a proven record of success in using these tools to change policy;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure including the ability to cope with and manage conflicting demands, meeting deadlines, managing budgets and adjusting priorities;
  • Demonstrated willingness to be accountable for actions and decisions, and to receive and give performance related feedback;
  • Proven experience in managing and buIlding cohesive, high impact, delivering teams;
  • Proven ability to develop strategies and plans, and review/adapt them to fast changing political situations, exercising and promoting creative thinking;
  • Strategic thinker with a developed capacity to build and convey the “big picture” while enabling others to identify the implications of this for their daily work;
  • Experience of research for campaigning and advocacy purposes, including field research, and a demonstrated ability to assess human rights research;
  • Excellent political judgment and the ability to spot both risks and opportunities and use this information to develop risk/mitigation strategies;
  • Proven ability to negotiate, challenge and confront conflict, brokering solutions to achieve goals;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams; Ability to inspire and motivate a wide range of people;

Job Details:

Company: SANGONeT

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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