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  • 31 Atkinson Drive,

    Hillside, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • +263 242  778531/6

    info@afrodad.co.zw

  • 08.30 - 17.00

    Monday to Friday

We were at the warm heart of Africa (Malawi), Blantyre city for four days (Tuesday 24 to Friday 28 September 2018) for a capacity building initiative.

HEAD OF PROGRAMMES/

Location: Nairobi orAddis Ababa/

ABOUT AFRODAD:

The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) was created 20 years ago as a pan African platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa. Over the next five years, AFRODAD will be working with others to address the problems of debt and development in the following thematic areas on the continent: Debt Management, International Public Finance and Domestic Resource Mobilisation.

ROLE PURPOSE:

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in a cutting-edge development finance network. You will lead AFRODAD’s policy research, advocacy and thematic team to deliver specific yet transformative policy changes on critically important development finance issues, including: debt management, domestic resource mobilization and international public finance.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of delivering advocacy wins, and will be an excellent, results-oriented staff manager, focused on building the capacity of colleagues to deliver on AFRODAD Strategic objectives. They will be an excellent communicator in English and French, with highly developed and convincing presentational skills, allied to a first-class ability to write for a variety of audiences. They will have an important role in supporting fundraising, including implementing and renewing existing grants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Head of Programmes is the Chief Technical Adviser and lead the Programmes Team of AFRODAD. S/he will be a dynamic and highly motivated professional with significant programming experience taking responsibility for managing the development, implementation, and monitoring of the AFRODAD strategies and activities, as well as contribute to global knowledge-sharing in areas of Debt Management, Domestic Resource Mobilisation and International Public Finance.

S/he will interact at global as well as regional and country levels with a wide range of people within and outside the African Union, across member states and civil society as well as with the many other stakeholders in AFRODAD Partnership. The position requires excellent technical and programming design judgement, proven fundraising ability, strong interpersonal diplomatic skills, problem solving capability, advocacy and an aptitude for partnership development. This should be underpinned with an analytical mind, clear writing skills and ability to distil strategic debates and options.

The Head of Programmes will lead and supervise a Programmes Team of several Senior Policy Analysts and also work in close collaboration with members of the Finance and Administration team, and external stakeholders and partners to ensure scaling-up of AFRODAD work on the continent.

Qualifications

Education

  • A graduate degree in Economics or a Master’s Master’s Degree in Economics or any Social Science.
  • Proven academic background and publishing. Minimum of a
  • Political change expert able to identify and define specific but transformative policy changes, and work out who and how and to influence to deliver them

Experience

  • Over 5 years of programming experience in a variety of programmes
  • Understanding of key debates and issues in development finance
  • Proven ability to fundraise or support fundraising.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in creating policy change working with civil society organisations, including developing and implementing advocacy or campaigns strategies, working to influence the media, other CSOs, officials, politicians and other targets
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience writing articles, reports, briefings, op eds that have reached a wide variety of audiences
  • Human Resource Management
  • Experience with engaging in Pan-African environments will be an advantage.

Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written French and English is required.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience of developing and implementing initiatives to build capacity of staff, and support organisational development
  • Fluent oral and written English and French
  • In depth understanding of a range of development finance issues

If you wish to be considered, please submit your application and detailed CV to the following email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. alternatively submit your applications to the following address

The Executive Director

African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)

31 Atkinson Drive

Hillside

PO Box CY1517 Causeway,

Harare

 

The closing date is 30th September, 2018

AFRODAD was represented by Mr. Adrian Chikowore, Policy Analyst, in a meeting held in South Africa on 22 August 2018.

The Angola Natural Resources Civil Society Organizations group held the III National Conference on Angolan Natural Resources “TCHOTA-ANGOLA 2018”

Globalization has brought somewhat broken world borders and allowed a swift exchange in the economic, cultural, physical, religion (and more) sector. In the global village, inhabitants transact more conveniently and in an ever increasing manner, both in quantity or quality (or the lack of it or illicit in a number of instances). If we focus on the economic sector for example, it becomes obvious that globalization is hugely making an ever growing room for illicit financial flows which in a sense undo a huge percentage of already achieved development.

AFRODAD was represented by Ms. Emmanuella Matare, Senior Policy Analyst who heads the Domestic Resource Mobilization portfolio, at the SADC People’s Summit that took place in Namibia. The theme was “Curbing illicit financial flows for inclusive growth in the SADC region”. The presentation from AFRODAD was on “illicit financial flows and corruption”. Extractive sectors are one of the most hit by corruption and instead of developing the continent, they are left drained. Corruption undermines the sound governance of resources, notably by facilitating illegal exploitation and poor environmental and social practices, as well as by eroding the tax base.

The People’s Summit runs parallel to the SADC Summit of the Heads of State and Government deliberately to remind politicians that SADC was never meant to be a club of  eaders only but a platform for the well-being of the people. The SADC People Summit is a continuation of the struggle emanating from and sustained at the national levels. While leaders sit and agree on how to best implement neo-liberal economic policies over their people to benefit the rich, the SADC People Summit is inspired by the struggles and the successes people register in their resistance of the capitalist interests. This rich tradition of comrades empowering one another is anchored on the thematic breakaways on social, economic, environmental, climate, natural resources, human rights, anti-corruption, debt, political emancipation, health, HIV and AIDS, access to cure and services, disadvantaged groups and key populations, accountability, transparency and many more led and attended by comrades from various ends.

The plenary debate thereafter consolidates the deliberations into a final Declaration of the SADC People Summit ordinarily as a matter of tradition presented to the Heads through a street theatre to allow every citizen to demonstrate support and solidarity to the cause advanced by the messages on the placards.