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Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy

Perceiving migration as an opportunity, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town is committed to alleviating poverty and promoting development in the Western Cape while fostering integration between migrants, refugees and South Africans. In providing our assistance we advocate respect for human rights and use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs. Besides our programmes, our building also contains a guesthouse and various facilities for hire, which provide income to the Centre and aims to provide reasonably priced, well maintained and comfortable accommodation and meeting venues to individuals, families, NPO’s and corporates.The Scalabrini Centre seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Cape Town.The Employment Access Programme (EAP) aims to facilitate access to employment for refugees, migrants and South Africans so as to promote their socioeconomic integration. Clients are provided with resources, support, skills and knowledge needed for successful job applications. At the same time, the team is encourages a proactive approach by its clients and ensures that knowledge on labour rights and responsibilities are highlighted.The successful candidate must be empathetic, energetic and flexible individual to take responsibility for the full spectrum of programme management for this diverse and multi-faceted programme - including overseeing all aspects of the administration and operational functions of the individual projects inside of the Programme (help desk, foreign professional’s desk, skills training and livelihoods - including work placements).Responsibilities:Overall programme management – maintaining programme calendars, budget management, completing all reporting, giving input into funding proposals, selecting, orientating and managing programme interns, updating / maintaining all training manuals and facilitating content as required, completing all administrative responsibilities, venue hire, M&E, reporting and participant follow up activities Overseeing the daily operations of the Employment Help Desk, including training and managing the volunteer staff Developing the job placement project in conjunction with the Livelihoods Manager, developing all related systems, building relationships with prospective employers / job shadow sites and with partners to seek placement and employment opportunities; screen, interview and make initial selection of candidates for available positions Perform individual needs assessments based on one-on-one interviews held with each client, giving clients customised support and receiving all clients without discrimination Assist in the facilitation of translations of foreign certificates, SAQA certification, and with professional council registration Research and share information on access to, and barriers in, the South African labour market for highly skilled professionalsRequirements:A relevant tertiary qualification Minimum five years’ work experience in generalist HR / recruitment in the corporate sector or livelihoods development in the NPO sector (work experience in South Africa) Working knowledge of SA labour law in practice and the SA job market (with knowledge of one or more sectors) Experienced in reporting Strong facilitation skills Ability to manage a team across diverse projects Ability to relate to individuals from differing backgrounds and to form appropriate relationships High levels of empathy and a willingness to listen and coach Proven networking skills and an active network of contacts High levels of flexibility, strong problem solving skills and the ability to thrive under pressure Communication skills in English (both written and verbal) and the ability to influence different audiences Fully computer literate, experienced in working with / developing databases for use Driver’s licence and own vehicle very advantageousTo apply, submit your CV to [email protected] quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse PortalFurther correspondence will only be entered into with those under consideration for the roleBiRD’s primary fields of activity cover key aspects of democratic governance and institutional strengthening – like rule of law, justice sector reform, parliamentary assistance and political party support, electoral assistance, human rights, support to state and non-state actors, and conflict prevention and peacebuilding – in developing and transition countries.Based on a database of over 3,500 affiliated consultants, BiRD co-operates with European and international senior and junior experts and with national consultants in various project countries. Being among the first companies to explicitly specialise in the increasingly important governance sector, BiRD has gradually shifted from implementing short-term missions to managing larger-scale technical assistance projects. Today, BiRD provides services in all stages of the project cycle, including evaluation, training, research and policy advice. While the company’s specific regional focus lies in Sub-Saharan Africa, BiRD’s project experience also encompasses Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Middle East, Northern Africa and Asia.BiRD’s clients are, among others, the European Union, the Department for International Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or the Austrian Development Agency.BiRD applies a senior-level backstopping approach to its projects, combining technical and sectorial competences of its senior in-house staff with technichal and administrative support from its headquarters. Working with a small team of professional and highly motivated staff, enables BiRD to offer lean management structures and direct and open lines of communication that guarantee a high degree of flexibility in the achievement of its clients’ objectives. At the same time, BiRD also strives to present itself as a reliable, responsive and pro-active partner that makes the delivery of sustainable benefits a priority of the company's day-to-day work. With this approach, BiRD has earned an excellent reputation among clients, partners and experts in the development cooperation community.

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