Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa OSISA Consultant Jobs in South Africa

Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa OSISA Consultant Jobs in South Africa

Terms of Reference / Key Performance Areas
Coordination and Communication:

  • Putting in place systems and mechanisms for effective coordination and communication for team members;
  • Coordinating and managing dockets reviews, submissions and timelines to align with the various entities parameters.

    Program Development:
  • Scoping and keeping abreast with key developments that influence and impact portfolio work and developing concepts to further the work;
  • Research support and contributing to a systemic analysis of ICBTs in Zimbabwe/South Africa.
  • Assisting with developing proposals and concepts; reviewing and drafting reports on major projects in the portfolio of work;
  • Supporting capacity-building and agency building efforts by especially nascent and new formations trying to do the work in the region;
  • Managing and documenting learning from the portfolio.

    Convening, Network-Building and Facilitating Knowledge-Sharing:
  • Coordinating with CSOs and other partners to ensure learning and exchange among grantees and partners;
  • Designing and managing spaces and platforms for team and partners to convene and share; e.g. linking grassroots campaigning with institutions to effect policy change;
  • Working with the communications functions in the various entities to effectively communicate and position the work internally and externally;
  • Connecting
    the work with other initiatives elsewhere on the continent.
  • Expected Outcomes
    Strategy document outlining comprehensive portfolio of work;
  • Well-coordinated and smooth flowing pieces of work in the portfolio;
  • Timely and quality dockets and submissions for board and partner reviews;
  • A well-positioned portfolio that contributes effectively in the field;
  • Better coordination among OSF entities involved in the work;
  • A detailed evaluative report on process, content and recommendations on building on the portfolio of work going forward.

    Core Experience and Competences
  • Feminist ethos with at least 5 years of experience working and preferably living on the African continent;
  • Sound knowledge of the political economy of southern Africa;
  • Demonstrable experience research, writing and project management;
  • Demonstrable inter-personal, team work and organisation skills;
  • Experience working in a fast pasted organisation, with tight deadlines;
  • A self-starter who is able to take initiative;
  • Grant-making experience is an added advantage;
  • Tertiary level qualifications in relevant social science subjects.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested applicants should forward a one-page cover letter and a detailed CV to with the relevant position as the subject heading.
  • Closing date for submission is 25 January 2019.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will receive a response.
  • OSISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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