Challenging opportunity with a Non-Profit that builds the capacity of visionary, values-based, change-makers to advocate for root causes of health inequity in South Africa. Individuals who are committed to human rights, evidenced by sustained involvement in activities which have challenged unfair social, economic and political structures and arrangements, and Individuals who want to continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire in an environment driven by continuous collaborative learning and improvement at all levels are encouraged to apply.
Main job function
The Senior Programme Officer: Concepts and Context contributes to the success of the Organisation by contributing towards designing and delivering Fellows and Lifelong Fellowship programme content.
Providing process facilitation during each module; facilitation of cross-cutting program learning activities and material on context, concepts and thematic content, including advocacy.
Design and deliver materials, sessions and learning activities to build conceptual and context capacities into the site-specific, experience-specific modules, e-Learning and other between-module activities in the Fellows programme, in line with programme pedagogy and methodologies
Work closely and collaborate with the Programmes staff and staff coordinating the Lifelong Fellowship and Stakeholder Relationships aspects, in building stakeholder engagements, partnerships and a catalytic community for health equity.
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with research, writing and training experience
Masters or higher qualification in a related field public policy, public health; anthropology; political sociology, adult education) would be preferred.
7 - 10 years demonstrated experience in analysing root causes of inequity and communicating and engaging with diverse audiences on ways of analysing inequitable distribution of resources and options for addressing this.
The ability to analyse and conduct adult capacity development on questions of globalization, economic, political and social drivers of health inequity.
Demonstrated ability to analyse public policy proposals in relation to current evidence and implications for equity.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate research findings, extract evidence and use data and stories to shape advocacy messages.
Experience and comfort in collaborating with communities and constituencies of people affected by health and other inequities
Experience in social justice advocacy initiatives to change policy or programmes and political will
A deep and strong understanding of the social, political and economic systems that drive inequity and its relationship to health and inequality
Self-motivated with high energy levels
Strong organisational skills
Strong process facilitation skills
Motivator with strong coaching or counselling or related personal development expertise
Ability to facilitate courageous conversations with individuals, small groups and the cohort on issues of power and privilege, respect and inclusivity
Strong interpersonal relationship and cross - cultural communication skills
Results driven with a focus on continuous improvement
Superb writing skills and the ability to assemble, distil and analyse all necessary information for decision making and presentations
A deep understanding of the root causes of inequity especially race, class and gender in the South African context
Comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences
The ability to, in an environment of cultural diversity, build and sustain a culture that enables critical reflection, transparency, dignity, mutual recognition and support
Proficiency in electronic communications and standard office software
Fluent in written and spoken English. An additional South African language would be an advantage
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.
Closing Date 15 August 2019