Established in 1996, Masimanyane Women’s Rights International (MWRI) is an equality and social justice organisation which is locally rooted and globally connected. Masimanyane works to end violence against women and to advance the human rights of women and girls.
Job Title: Regional Programme Manager for Africa
Job Location: East London, South Africa
Report to: The Senior Management Team of MWRI
At present the programme includes work in Ghana, Uganda and Mozambique, however there are plans to include other countries later in the programme.
The successful applicant will join MWRI’s current team of eight Program and Advocacy Managers working together to design and implement Masimanyane’s vision, mission and programmatic work.
The RPM will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of all programme activities and a budget of 4.5 million ZAR per year.
- Programme management and accountability, including the development of plans to ensure that all required activities are carried out timeously and that the programme goals are reached
- Provide strategic advice, technical assistance and networking support to in-country programme officers and NGOs in participating countries
- The development of advocacy priorities and strategies directed at influencing governments, intergovernmental organisations, and human rights bodies and experts
- Provide training, support and guidance to programme staff across all four countries
- Undertake research and analysis, and preparing reports and publications, in relation to matters relevant to the programme
- Act as a spokesperson for MWRI where appropriate, including through the preparation of statements, media releases and op-eds and representing MWRI on panels and at events, nationally, regionally and internationally
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key partners and interlocutors, including NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, human rights bodies and experts, journalists and funders
- Work closely with international, regional, national and local civil society organisations and activists through formal and informal coalitions
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation strategy of each partner country and reporting to the ED on possible risks and challenges
- Contribute to the writing, editing and publication of Masimanyane reports on the programme and assisting partner organisations with their reports
- Assist with the preparation of donor reports including the financial reports
- Supervise and manage interns and other support staff where appropriate
- Undertake all such other tasks, including administrative and logistical tasks, as are necessary for the effective operation of a lean NGO
- A strong commitment to, and passion for, the principles and practice of gender equality and women’s human rights
- A post-graduate degree in law, or human rights, international relations or equivalent professional qualification with significant relevance to the women’s rights sector
- A sound knowledge of national, international and regional women’s rights issues
- At least five years’ professional experience working to influence human rights laws, policies and institutions, preferably with NGOs, intergovernmental organisations or governments
- Experience of project and programme management with significant financial and budget management responsibility
- Knowledge and understanding of Rights Based Approaches and programming, including the design and implementation of successful human rights programs, campaigns and initiatives
- Experience of working across African countries and the Global South
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively, flexibly and effectively in a small, dynamic team
- The ability to think and act quickly, creatively and strategically under pressure
- Oral and written communication in English is essential
- Proficiency in MS Office
- The capacity to travel regionally and international, sometimes at short notice
To apply, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Regional Programme Manager (Africa)”
Due to the volume of applicants, should you not receive feedback within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.
Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018