Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa OSISA Consultant Jobs in South Africa
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa OSISA Consultant Jobs in South AfricaTerms 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.
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.
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 HumanResources@osisa.org 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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