Posted on :
16 Nov, 2020
16 Nov, 2020
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is a Pan-African policy think tank which provides a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking aimed at addressing the short, medium and long term development challenges in Africa; Its work is underpinned by rigorous research on the different elements of ‘Africanness’ in order to shape policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.
Over 200 youth network leaders from 36 African countries came together for the African Youth networks Summit convened by the Graca Machel Trust and MINDS in Pretoria, South Africa, on 20 – 21 July 2018. During the summit, the youth developed concepts and made commitments for creating the vision and goals of an African Youth Networks Movement, whose primary objective is to transform Africa.
Job Title: Programme Officer
Location: Johannesburg Gauteng
The key enablers needed to Transform Africa, centred on social justice, human dignity, peace and prosperity, were identified as:
The purpose of this position will be support and manage the expansion and development of the Pan Africa Youth Networks. Help networks to develop partnerships and partnership capacities – skills and knowledge for improved policy and programming at country and regional level. He/she will be responsible for strengthening the Pan Africa Network through building the capacity of the country networks to collaborate and carry out advocacy at local national and regional levels; establishing key partnerships for building an effective network to issues in development policy and practice. The Programme Officer shall work closely with the MINDS Programme Director, staff and collaborating partners to ensure the successful achievement of the expected outputs.
Required competencies (skills, knowledge and behavioural attributes):
Submit a CV and motivation letter with salary expectation to [email protected] stating ‘MINDS Programme Officer – AYNM’ in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Friday, 20 November, 2020