World University Career Opportunities in South Africa

World University Service Governance Specialist Vacancies in South Africa

  • Research, collect, analyze, update and exchange country and region specific governance information and perspective with Global Affairs Canada field staff, relevant specialists and relevant recipient country partners.

    ii. Assist Global Affairs Canada by maintaining current knowledge of emerging organizations and institutions related to governance. Collect data on and analyse these organisations and institutions based on the Program’s requirements.

  • Collect and analyze information from governance integrated programs implemented by the Government of South Africa, Global Affairs Canada, other donors and organizations, including identification of best practices, new approaches and lessons learned, to achieve better results in governance programming.

  • Help identify, and maintain a roster of local governance expertise and services (private sector and organizations).

  • Develop training material related to governance, and deliver presentation and training.

    Work PLan And Deliverables

    The Governance Advisor will produce quarterly work plans, which will detail the deliverables expected for that period. The work plan will be based on needs identified by Global Affairs Canada and the Consultant’s recommended priorities which will require approval by Global Affairs Canada. The work plan must be submitted to the Deputy Director - Operations (Development) for approval. The work plan will be reviewed and updated monthly, taking into account changing priorities in the Global Affairs Canada Program and/or the countries’ context.


    The Consultant reports directly to the Manager of the Field Support Services Project based in Nairobi, Kenya which has responsibility for the administration of the contract. Day to day management of deliverables and performance will be coordinated by the Deputy Director (Operations) of the Kenya and South Africa Development Program, based in Pretoria, South Africa, including approval of work plans, service requisitions and deliverables, authorization of travel, evaluation of the quality of services and deliverables against work plans and performance indicators, etc.

    The Governance Consultant will be expected to keep the respective Development Officers informed and updated about the implementation and progress of their work. The Specialist will submit monthly reports on her/his activities related to governance programming in the field, consistent with the priorities established in the work plan. Reports will be shared with the High Commission of Canada and Global Affairs Canada headquarters, and other Governance Advisors/Specialists in the region, as appropriate.

    monthly report (max. 2 pages) will:

  • Highlight tasks and results achieved; problems encountered and how they were dealt with;
  • Identify key issues for Global Affairs Canada’s attention, and make recommendations for follow-up;

  • Outline innovative initiatives, work plan/activities/expected results for the following month.

  • Provide a summary of work plan tasks completed, results achieved, and progress towards achieving results;

  • Highlight relevant information of use to the Program and projects, such as: outstanding issues and constraints, innovative initiatives, best practices, and lessons learned; and

  • Identify new opportunities, and make recommendations for the next work plan period.

    Estimated Level of Effort

  • This assignment is a part-time position from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2020. A 50% level of effort (approximately ten days per month) is required.
  • The Governance Specialist will work remotely, within South Africa (preferably Gauteng Province).

    Qualifications And Mandotary Experience

    · Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Law, Public Administration or other related fields. A PhD in these fields will be considered an asset.

    · Minimum of seven years’ relevant experience at the national or international level in providing governance advisory services;

    · Strong expertise in governance, rule of law, civil society engagement, democratic reform, gender, and human rights;

    · Experience and knowledge in planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation of governance projects and programs, as well as integrating gender equality and environmental considerations into programming;

    · Extensive knowledge of South Africa’s governance context

    · Experience in liaising with government representatives, development partners and civil society organizations on governance issues;

    · Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes;

    · Experience in results-based management;

    · Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

    · Previous experience and knowledge working with GAC

    · Fluency in English, and

    · Ability to work legally in South Africa.

    Competencies, Skills and Behavious

    · Ability to synthesize and develop high quality knowledge products from diverse programmatic materials and tools

    · Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders;

    · Works well independently with little supervision, as well as within a dynamic team;

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World University Service Governance Specialist Vacancies in South Africa

    Closing date: 12 May 2017

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