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Job Title: Head of Advocacy and legal advisor
Reports to: Executive director and the Strategic advocacy executive committee
Work Location: Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Work Hours: 40 hours
Closing date: Wednesday 24th November 2021
Email your application to priscilla@scalabrini.org.za

 

The Scalabrini Centre is a registered non-profit organisation, founded by the Catholic congregation of the Scalabrinians, committed to fostering integration between migrants, refugees and South Africans. Scalabrini Centre advocates for respect for human rights and uses a holistic approach that considers all basic needs.

Position Summary:

Lead the advocacy work of the Scalabrini Centre, by developing and implementing strategic interventions to strengthen legal protections and realisation of rights of mobile populations, address discrimination in, and assist with access to, the South African asylum system and sectors including law and order, labour, education and health.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

· Conduct high-level advocacy regarding legislation/policy, as well as strategic litigation

· Provide leadership, strategic advice, and technical legal capacity on the specific objectives of the Advocacy Programme

· Management of the advocacy programme and team leader

· Media interlocutor

· Report writing and grant management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· LLB or equivalent

· Admission as an attorney or advocate of the High Court of South Africa

· Minimum of five years’ experience in the advocacy field

· Litigation experience

· Research and writing skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent people and programme management skills

· Two recent and contactable references, one of which must be work related

· Experience in working with refugees and migrants

PLEASE NOTE:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Scalabrini Centre reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position. Shortlisted individuals may be contacted for any further supporting documents and registration details needed.

Scalabrini Centre has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination; and adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Selected candidates will be expected to undergo reference and background checks, including verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information in this regard.

Job Title: Operations Manager/HR
Reports to: Executive Director
Work Location: Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 26th November 2021
Email your application to priscilla@scalabrini.org.za

 

Position Summary:

Manage the daily running of all Scalabrini Centre operations and of its Guesthouse. Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation (OHS, POPI, BCEA, etc.). Provide HR services (recruitment, employee administration, probation and other performance review processes, implementing new company policies and reviewing existing policies, disciplinary processes) and implement interventions to promote staff wellness.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising housekeeping staff and services management
  • Guesthouse management
  • Ensuring that basic facilities are well-maintained and conducting proactive maintenance
  • Ensuring that facilities meet compliance standards and government regulations
  • Overseeing any renovations, refurbishments, and building projects
  • Volunteer management and coordination
  • Monitor internal HR systems and processes
  • Manage the operations of the Centre’s outsourced payroll department and assist with all payroll queries, payroll input etc.
  • Manage performance appraisal process
  • Oversee an organisation’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Reception management
  • Security and systems coordination
  • Programmatic support
  • Design and implement company policies
  • Act as a consultant to managers and staff regarding policies and procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Proven work experience as an Operations Manager
  • Degree in Business, Operations Management or related field
  • Good knowledge of labour law
  • Ability to develop clear and fair company policies
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Team management skills
  • Competent writing and communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task and problem solve
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent people and programme management skills
  • Two recent and contactable references, one of which must be work related

PLEASE NOTE:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Scalabrini Centre reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position. Shortlisted individuals may be contacted for any further supporting documents and registration details needed.

Scalabrini Centre has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination; and adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Selected candidates will be expected to undergo reference and background checks, including verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information in this regard.

Job Title: Administrator
Reports to: Project Manager and Director
Work Location: Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Work Hours: 25 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Email your application to priscilla@scalabrini.org.za

Job Overview

As an administrator, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the company runs efficiently. You will be responsible for coordinating and implementing office procedures, you’ll be responsible for specific projects

Key Performance Areas Include

  • Provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office.
  • Answers phone calls, schedules meetings and supports visitors.
  • Carries out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
  • Makes travel arrangements for senior staff such as booking flights, cars, or other reservations.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Supports the SIHMA Team by performing tasks related to organization and communication.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Manage the communication with the other Scalabrini organisations and other stakeholders
  • Library management (catalogue of books, booking)
  • AHMR journal admin (correspondence with Editorial Board, network of study centres, printing of the issues and delivery, upload on the website)
  • Support the organisations of events (roundtables, conferences, virtual events etc.)
  • Annual report (collecting material for short version for DSD and printing version)
  • Assist the Project manager and other staff members with specific tasks in the projects.
  • Support the Communications staff: upload of blog posts, update of images and atlas section
  • Assist the financial team (quotations, invoices, filing)
  • Prepare and send the SIHMA Newsletter (3-4 times/year), mailing list, contacts
  • Support in supervision of Volunteers (practical organisation, accommodation, MoU with universities/institutes, deadlines of works assigned, assistance with VISA or other practicalities)
  • Manage the intake of students/academics/professionals requesting interviews or other partnership (in harmony with SCCT)
  • Assist Executive Director and Project manager with daily duties

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Command of local languages an added advantage.
  • Ability to take initiatives, work under pressure and multitask with minimum supervision.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills; effective time management and coordination skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to exercise good problem solving and to make decisions within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability, to prioritise multiple assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, to exercise good judgment and to effectively communicate with Management.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Knowledge of software including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Post-Matriculation qualification in Administration or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and applicable experience.
  • Experience in carrying administrative tasks including report writing and data capturing
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive an added advantage

PLEASE NOTE:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. SIHMA reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position. Shortlisted individuals may be contacted for any further supporting documents and registration details needed.

SIHMA has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination; and adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Selected candidates will be expected to undergo reference and background checks, including verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information in this regard.

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