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Land Rights Provincial Coordinator

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JOB ADVERT:

POST: Land Rights Provincial Coordinator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Land Rights Provincial Coordinator to join the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) Office in order to work with churches and faith based organisations contributing solutions to problems faced by farm workers, farm dwellers, farmers and landless people in this province. Taking into account learnings from the past three years, this position involves informing church leaders and activists on problems related to land and natural resources policies. Other tasks will include helping them to be actively engaged in developing better policies, working with social movements and other land marginalized groups, working with farmers and farm dwellers on rights and responsibilities, promoting secure and equitable land rights, carrying out research, documenting and disseminating information on land issues, promoting knowledge driven interventions in the land sector, promoting peace and justice in regards to land issues in KZN.

 About KZNCC:

KZNCC is a fellowship of churches and church based organisations in KwaZulu-Natal. KZNCC is affiliated to the South African Council of Churches (SACC). The KZNCC and its members and partners cooperate to express their Christian faith, identify and respond to the challenges in the province and ensure peace, justice, equality, human rights and integrity of creation. In this way we contribute to empowering all who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Working with church leaders and the ecumenical movement to input on the formation of land policies as well as monitoring their implementation to ensure that they promote equality, justice and peace.

2. Helping the ecumenical movement to learn from the people affected by land issues, and to offer solidarity.

3. Researching and disseminating information on land issues to churches and affected people in accessible language.

4. Promoting peace and justice in the context of land tensions, conflicts and farm killings in KZN.

5. Supporting the building of social movements in their struggles for land access and for strengthened land governance.

6. Organizing capacity building events for communities to strengthen their engagement to ensure peace and justice on land issues, including promoting establishment of local Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms (AVP, NVC)

7. Preparing narrative reports and supporting continuous monitoring and evaluation processes.

8. Facilitating processes of provincial social, political and economic analysis to inform lobbying and advocacy processes.

9. Assisting the CEO in fundraising for the program.

Required qualifications and work experience

  1. 3-year Tertiary Degree (Law, Sociology, Theology will be an advantage). Or 5 years’ experience and good track record on coordinating similar work.

  2. Effective verbal and written communication in English. Ability to understand speak isiZulu will be an advantage.

  3.  Three years experience in working with Civil Society Organizations

Required skills and qualities

  1. Proactive, takes initiative and able to manage self and have good interpersonal and communication skills;

  2. Capacity to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines;

  3. Good analytical and IT skills (Microsoft office packages);

  4. A good listener and learner from local experiences of democratic praxis;

  5. Understanding the living politics and theory of social movements;

  6. Willing and able to travel frequently to rural and farm areas;

  7. Enjoying working as part of a team, sharing responsibility and trust;

  8. Good knowledge of human rights issues and land question in South Africa;

  9. Comfortable to hold meetings and network with new people and communicate with a variety of people ranging from bishops, government officials and politicians, to activists and youth.

  10. A valid driver’s licence

Timeframe: An initial 3-year contract will be offered. Should resources be available and performance satisfactory, contract may be renewed.

Remuneration: R 260 000 – R325 000 per annum.

Application: (1) A one-page motivation letter (2) curriculum vitae (3) Details of three contactable referees should reach: The KZNCC Executive Assistant: Philip@kzncc.org.za or 50 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, or P.O. Box 2035 Pietermaritzburg, 3200 by 20 May 2016. Please note that if you have not heard from KZNCC by 1 June 2016, consider your application unsuccessful.

JOB ADVERT – COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR – KZNCC

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced media coordinator to join the KwaZulu Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) Office in order to shape and develop a strong media profile for its ecumenical social and human rights work across KwaZulu Natal.

About KZNCC:
KZNCC is a fellowship of churches and church based organisations in KwaZulu-Natal Province, and affiliated to the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Its vision and mission statement is that, KZNCC and its members and partners cooperate to express their Christian faith, identify and respond to the challenges in the province and promote peace, justice, equality, human rights and integrity of creation, thereby contributing towards the empowerment of all who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Market the organisation, network with relevant organisations and seek fundraising opportunities. Proactively develop links with vital stakeholders, networks and partner organisations and increase their awareness of KZNCC and the ecumenical movement in KZN. Devise a clear internal and external communication strategy which includes the development of KZNCC’s marketing material.
i. Improve KZNCC media and communication objectives and communication plans
ii. Arrange continuous and systematic publicity for KZNCC and the ecumenical movement
iii. Keep abreast of news/ media affecting the organisation and the movement
iv. Write and produce publications such as newsletters, leaflets and annual reports (including language translation)
v. Write news releases, speeches and articles
vi. Organise or participate in organised ecumenical promotional media events and conferences
vii. Facilitate a system of effective internal communication
viii. Schedule media interviews for the organisation and the ecumenical movement.
ix. Provide the public with information or comments regarding important events and developments
x. Work with KZNCC sister organisations, partners and network organisations providing them with relevant information
xi. Take photographs for publications
xii. Write reports that portray ecumenical work in ways that inform and support fundraising opportunities
xiii. Facilitate maintenance of KZNCC website and effective use of all forms of social media
xiv. Working closely with the KZNCC advocacy desk and a teams of church leaders, theologians, researchers and activists in KZN to promote advocacy campaigns, information sharing and capacity building for transformation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
i. A minimum of a Bachelor Degree/ Diploma in PR or Communications (3 years) and 2 years relevant work experience
OR At least 4 years relevant working experience
ii. Knowledge of the print, social and electronic media, how it operates, and which types of media to use for different purposes
iii. The ability to design and implement a communication strategy
iv. Proven track record on knowledge of different computer layout design and writing skills
v. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and IsiZulu
vi. Time management, organisational and planning skills
vii. Ability to network.
viii Possession of a valid licence to drive a motor car
ix. Detailed knowledge of human rights issues and the media in KZN

Personal Qualities

  • High level of energy and a positive attitude with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Outgoing and comfortable with meeting new people and communicating to Bishops, activists, politicians and children.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • Enquiring, adaptable and able to think strategically.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Able to keep information private.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Confident and flexible.
  • Proactive, takes initiative and able to manage self.

TIMEFRAME- One-year contract from 1 May 2016 till 30 May 2017. Should resources be available and based on satisfactory performance, contract renewal may be considered.

Remuneration – An appropriate package, commensurate with the strategic nature of this appointment shall be negotiated.

Application: A motivation letter together with your curriculum vitae and three referees should reach: The KZNCC Executive Assistant on: Philip@kzncc.org.za or 50 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, or P.O. Box 2035 Pietermaritzburg, 3200 by the 25th of April 2016. Please note that if you have not heard from KZNCC by the 1st of May 2016, consider your application as unsuccessful.

 

 

KZNCC mission involves coordinating, supporting, facilitating, networking roles that seek to encourage ecumenism and to focus on issues of justice, reconciliation, moral reconstruction, health, integrity of creation and the eradication of poverty and contributing towards the empowerment of all who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised in KZN.

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Job Description for SKZNCC Manager Post

SOUTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL (SKZNCC)

POST: SKZNCC MANAGER

IMPORTANT:

It is important to note that any member of the current Executive of the SKZNCC may apply for the position of Manager, and if he/she is short-listed, will be interviewed for the position, and, if appointed, will have to resign as an office-bearer or member of the Executive. He/she will also be subject to a three month probation period like any other successful applicant.

JOB PURPOSE:

To manage the work of the SKZNCC so as to achieve its vision, mission and goals.

KEY FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY 1:

Overall Organisational Management

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That the SKZNCC office at Izinqolweni functions smoothly as the hub of the organisation.

  2. That he/she is assisted by suitably qualified volunteers with the duties of receptionist, administrator and bookkeeper who can be available during office hours.

  3. That there is excellent two way communication with the KZNCC CEO and the SKZNCC Chairperson and Executive as well as with the member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations that make up the SKZNCC Council.

  4. That the SKZNCC Executive meets at least once per quarter, and at such other times as needed, with an agenda agreed with the Chairperson, with minutes carefully recorded and with an income and expenditure statement presented at each meeting.

  5. That church leaders, member churches, minsters’ fraternals and ecumenical organisations participate fully in the life and work of the SKZNCC.

  6. That policies are developed for the organisation based on the Employment Handbook of the KZNCC, and that these policies are accurately interpreted and implemented and reviewed from time to time by the Executive.

  7. That suitable additional member churches, ministers’ fraternals and ecumenical organisations are informed about the organisation and actively recruited to become members.

  8. That all members (whether churches, fraternals, or ecumenical organisations) pay the required membership fee promptly.

  9. That partnerships and networks are developed with appropriate organisations and institutions.

Success Indicators:

  1. The office is in place, equipped and the key roleplayers have been informed about the address, phone and fax numbers, as well as the email address.

  2. That, in addition to the Manager, there are suitably qualified volunteers in place to play the role of receptionist, office administrator and financial administrator. As these may be part-time, all key stakeholders are informed about the times the office will be open, and there is a clear sign outside the office indicating these times. Also a number that can be phoned in an emergency.

  3. No complaints are received about poor communication.

  4. Minutes of all Executive meetings are sent out to Exec members within one week of the meetings, as well as pasted into a minute book available for inspection.

  5. The KZNCC Employment Handbook suitably amended for use by the SKZNCC is presented to the last quarterly meeting of the Executive for 2016, for their approval.

  6. Registers of meetings and workshops indicate significant attendance by member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations.

  7. That an Annual General Meeting of the organisation is held by 31 August 2016 with any elections required by the Constitution.

  8. That by the date of the AGM, 31 August 2016, at least two new member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations have been recruited and their applications for membership/ observer status presented to the Executive for approval, and a further two of each by 31 March 2017.

  9. That at least two new networks/partnerships have been joined/established by 31 March 2017.

KEY FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY 2

Ensuring that the aims and objectives of the SKZNCC are achieved.

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That coordinated SKZNCC planning is undertaken by the Executive in consultation with the KZNCC.

  2. That there is an SKZNCC strategic plan and that this is implemented.

Success Indicators

  1. The SKZNCC has plans in place for the period up to 31 December 2017 that adequately reflect the aspirations of the Church and the needs of the Ugu and Harry Gwala districts.

  2. The annual report for 2016 reflects maximum implementation of these plans.

KEY FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY 3

FUNDRAISING

  1. A comprehensive fundraising plan is established for the SKZNCC.

  2. All activities and operations of the SKZNCC are well financed.

  3. There is a clear understanding of what funding is available from the KZNCC and full use is made of this funding opportunity.

  4. Established donor relationships are sustained by narrative and financial reports submitted on time and by well organised funder visits to projects.

  5. New funding relationships are initiated.

Success Indicators

  1. The fundraising plan is presented to the Exec. By 30 June 2016.

  2. Adequate funds are available or the scope of the SKZNCC’s work is accordingly adjusted.

  3. Regular communication between the Manager and the KZNCC CEO ensures clarity about available funding from the KZNCC and other possible sources.

  4. Narrative and financial reports are prepared well before deadline.

KEY FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY 4:

Human Resource Management and Development

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That an agreed strategy for the funding, recruitment and appointment of SKZNCC staff for the two posts:

  • Office and Financial Administrator

  • Programme Manager

is implemented by 31 March 2017.

  1. That there is excellent communication with all volunteers and that a weekly volunteers’ meeting is held and minuted.

  2. That each volunteer has a job description and that their work is managed by the Coordinator.

  3. That there is a high level of volunteer motivation and team-building and that their working conditions are conducive for effective work performance.

  4. That the SKZNCC volunteers understand and implement the organisation’s strategic policy .

  5. That volunteers have a clear understanding that if and when staff positions become available, they may apply for such positions if they have the necessary qualifications, but there is no guarantee that they will be appointed.

Success Indicators

  1. Suitable volunteers are appointed to key SKZNCC tasks, to assist the Manager.

  2. Minutes of meetings with volunteers are available on request.

  3. The Manager keeps records of all volunteers.

  4. Relationships with volunteers are positive and there is a good atmosphere among them.

  5. The extent to which No 1 under Key Function/Responsibility 4, above, is implemented by 31 March 2017.

KEY FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITY 5

Development of Communication Strategy

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That an effective communication strategy is developed by 31 August 2016.

  2. That the SKZNCC and its activities and operations receive appropriate publicity.

  3. That media communications and the public image of the organisation are well managed.

Success Indicators

  1. A clear, written communication policy is available and understood and adhered to by all key roleplayers.

  2. There is a steady flow of positive reports on the SKZNCC in the media and these are documented for archival purposes.

  3. That a quarterly SKZNCC newsletter is commenced by 31 August 2017.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. The Manager is accountable to the SKZNCC Chairperson and Executive.

  2. A full written report is given at every Executive committee meeting and at the AGM.

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Advert for Position of SKZNCC Manager

SOUTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL (SKZNCC)

POST: SKZNCC MANAGER

The SKZNCC is an ecumenical structure promoting justice, peace and development through its member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations in the Ugu and Harry Gwala Districts of southern KwaZulu-Natal. Established by the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) it is currently in a process of becoming an independent member of the KZNCC with a mandate to represent the churches in the Ugu and Harry Gwala districts of KZN. Key to the success of this process will be the work of a full-time Manager collaborating closely with the SKZNCC Council and Executive.

Duration:

The appointment will initially be for a one-year contract period which could be extended subject to performance and availability of funding.

Tasks:

  • Overall organisational management as per SKZNCC mission and vision

  • Ensuring that the aims of the SKZNCC, to ensure ecumenical development and social interventions, are achieved

  • Fundraising for the office and for planned interventions

  • Ensuring office growth and effectively managing human and capital resource management

  • Development and implementation of an effective communications and marketing strategy

  • Production of financial and narrative reports on all SKZNCC work

A copy of the full Job Description can be obtained from the www.kzncc.org or philip@kzncc.org.za

Requirements:

  • Active membership of a recognised Christian church

  • Computer literacy and excellent speaking and writing skills in English and isiZulu

  • At least three years of management experience

  • Knowledge and experience of promoting ecumenical action for justice, peace and development

  • Skills and experience in fundraising, marketing and publicity

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage

  • Being resident in the SKZNCC’s area of operation

  • A valid unendorsed driver’s licence

  • Ownership of a vehicle in good working order

  • Availability to commence work on 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Procedure:

Your CV and letter of motivation, together with the names and contact details of three referees who have agreed to support your application, should be emailed to: philip@kzncc.org.za not later than 16 March 2016.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be informed. If you have not heard from us by 23 March, your application has been unsuccessful.

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Thukela-Amajuba-Mzinyathi Christian Council Job Advert For Manager

THUKELA-AMAJUBA-MZINYATHI CHRISTIAN COUNCIL
JOB ADVERT FOR MANAGER
November 2015

Job Purpose: To lead and direct the staff and work of the TAMCC so as to achieve the vision, mission and goals of the organisation and to develop an appropriate public image for the organisation.

The TAMCC is a fellowship of churches and church based organisations in the Ladysmith area of KwaZulu-Natal Province. TAMCC and its members seek to express their Christian faith in responding together to social, political and economic justice challenges facing the region. It seeks to build strong ecumenism in the region through initiating and supporting local ecumenical structures; networking, facilitating and enabling of churches and para-church organisations to make effective extensive networks and interventions on social, economic and political problems, focusing on (1) good governance and active citizenship (2) health and HIV and Aids, (3) healing of memories and reconciliation, and (4) economic empowerment (poverty eradication).

The TAMCC invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a position of Manager: TAMCC.

The successful candidate will:
– be a highly motivated person of vision with at least a 3-year tertiary qualification;
– have over 3 years experience in working with the ecumenical movement as well as in civil society;;
– be in possession of a valid driver’s license and willing and able to travel extensively in the province and further afield     to promote TAMCC;
– be computer literate and with excellent written and oral communication skills;
– in possession of a minimum of 3 years experience at senior management level;
– have a good record of accomplishment in fundraising in the NGO sector.

Key Function/Responsibility 1:

Overall organisational management
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Key Function/Responsibility 2:

Fundraising

Key Function/Responsibility 3:

Ensuring that the aims and objectives of the TAMCC are achieved.

Key Function/Responsibility 4:

Human resource management and development

Key Function/Responsibility 5:
Development of communication strategy

REMUNERATION
–  An appropriate remuneration commensurate with the strategic nature of this appointment shall be negotiated.

APPLICATION:

A motivation letter together with your curriculum vitae and three referees should reach: The CEO, info@kzncc.org.za or 50 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, or P.O. Box 2035 Pietermaritzburg, 3200 by the 15th of November 2015. Please note that if you have not heard from KZNCC by the 20th of November 2015, consider your application as unsuccessful