UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Project Manager, Children's Rights Unit Manager, Centre for Human Rights

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Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
07 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2020
Ref
24003
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF LAW

CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

(ONE-YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT - 1 JANUARY 2021 TO 31 DECEMBER 2021)

PEROMNES POST LEVEL 7

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent of this position is responsible for the overall management of the Children’s Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, which is one of the Centre’s research, education, training capacity building and advocacy units. The incumbent will:

  • Perform and implement various project activities within the Unit;
  • Grow the project portfolio of the Unit by identifying and developing new project areas in children’s rights in South Africa, Africa and beyond;
  • Manage the existing, and establish new partnerships for the work of the Unit, including collaborations with civil society organisations working on children’s rights in Africa;
  • Represent of the Centre in various forums related to the rights of children, including regional meetings and sessions of relevant treaty bodies;
  • Develop and improve monitoring and evaluation plans for the Unit; and develop monitoring and impact indicators for project activities;
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditure and progress towards achieving project outputs;
  • Managing fundraising and financial oversight for the Unit (create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio for the Unit’s activities; develop a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for the Unit’s work; research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits; write grant applications to grant makers and handle all administrative aspects of fundraising);
  • Lead all interactions and communication with project donors and funders with the aim of sustaining long term funding collaborations;
  • Contribute to communications and media engagements of the Unit by implementing an information and communications strategy for the Unit in consultation with the Centre’s Communications Manager;
  • Research and capacity building on children’s rights; and
  • Human resources management of the Unit staff to ensure delivery of Unit objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Master’s degree in human rights
  • Five years’ experience in:
    • Project management;
    • Research, advocacy and capacity building;
    • Working with non-governmental organisation(s);
    • Fundraising and donor report writing.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Project management skills;
  • Proposal writing skills;
  • Networking skills;
  • Excellent IT skills: Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent writing skills (in English);
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently, and to multi-task efficiently.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • A postgraduate qualification in children’s rights;
  • A professional qualification in project management;
  • Knowledge and understanding of human rights issues in an African context;
  • Experience in high level stakeholder engagement including UN and AU official.      

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • A motivation letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements for the position;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2020

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Carole Viljoen Tel: (012) 4203810/0827871585  for application-related enquiries, and Frans Viljoen Tel: (012) 4203228/0733934181 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 December 2020, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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