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Program Administrator -  Rooftops Canada Toronto Office

Two-Year Contract Position, 60% Part-Time, Starting November 2017

Application Deadline: 20 October 2017

Position Summary: The Program Administrator will work with the Executive Director and Overseas Program Manager to carry  out these responsibilities:

General Operations and Management Support (50%)

·         Receive and record incoming funds, bank deposits, prepare monthly revenue reconciliation and tax receipts

·         Receive and verify accounts payable, code expenses and work with external bookkeeper to ensure accurate, well documented accounting records and quarterly financial statements

·         Work with external auditors to provide documentation for annual audit

·         Manage semi-monthly payroll and monthly health insurance with external service providers

·         Assist with preparations and carrying out Board and Members Meetings

·         Filing government documents and timely updating of information

·         Managing and forwarding general e-mail and other enquiries to staff

·         Manage office space with co-lessees, supplies, equipment; and work with IT consultant.

Overseas Program Administration (25%)

·         Assist with support to overseas technical advisors, and arranging study visits to and from Canada including: visa applications, travel and contractual arrangements

·         Liaison with overseas partners to ensure accurate, well documented and timely overseas expense reporting.

Fundraising and Public Engagement (25%)

·         Work with the ED and consultants to prepare and manage direct mail and on-line fundraising campaigns; manage data bases; and prepare fundraising reports and analysis

·         Assist with managing website and social media presence posting materials, updating databases

·         Assist with coordination of education events in Canada including logistics, shipping display materials and working with Board Members, staff and volunteers.

 

Qualifications and Experience: This position requires a self-starting independent person to produce high quality work with minimal oversight.

·         5+ years of related experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector in Canada

·         Strong financial administration background and skills, familiarity with accounting software (NewViews or other) and payroll administration

·         Strong organizational and record keeping/management skills

·         Excellent proficiency in MS Office Suite and in social media applications with ability to learn new software, and update databases and web content

·         Experience in fundraising/donor administration, and database management (Raisin, Sumac)

·         Excellent written communications skills in English including proof reading and editing

·         Experience with Global Affairs Canada project administration would be an asset.

 

Employment Conditions: This is a two-year part-time (60% - three days/week) contractual position based in Toronto with the possibility of becoming full-time subject to project funding. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience with a three month probation period.

 

Applications: Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a covering letter preferably by e-mail to: Rooftops Canada, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 313, Toronto, ON M5S 2T9. Fax: 416/366-3876.  E-mail: jobs@rooftops.ca. The deadline for applications is 20 October 2017 with an anticipated start in mid-November 2017. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Rooftops Canada welcomes diversity and is committed to employment equity. No agency inquiries or phone calls, please.

 

 

 NASHO AND EQUAL SPACES

Two Year Contract Positions Based in Johannesburg Starting October 2017

(Positions only open to South African citizens or permanent residents)

 

1.    PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT– SOCIAL HOUSING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

2.    URBAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Application Deadline: 25 August 2017

 

BACKGROUND

The National Association of Social Housing Organisations, NASHO, is a membership based non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg. NASHO is committed to developing a strong and sustainable social housing sector in South Africa. Its programme includes two important projects:

· Development of strong, sustainable and entrepreneurial non-profit social housing institutions (SHIs) to deliver and manage rental social housing in South Africa

· Working with South African metros to develop more systematic and programmatic approaches to the use of social housing as a catalyst for urban regeneration.

 

Rooftops Canada, a Canadian non-profit international development organisation is working with NASHO and other South African partner organisations to implement the Equal Spaces: Social Housing to End Spatial Apartheid in South Africa Project. The Project Is focused on the institutional strengthening of SHIs to ensure their independent financial viability and to scale up their ability to develop and manage inclusive social housing developments. It is also working with four Metros to revitalize inner city urban communities using well-managed, affordable and secure social housing developments. The four-year Project started in April 2016 and is part of the bilateral program between the Governments of Canada and South Africa. Two senior Canadian Technical Advisors are based in the NASHO offices –one is focused on developing the business capacity of SHIs and the other on social housing and urban regeneration. 

 

NASHO and the Equal Spaces Project require two strongly motivated young South Africans. Both positions will provide an exciting opportunity for a previously disadvantaged young professional to gain work experience and develop skills while working in dynamic environment in a rapidly expanding and developing sector. The “Professional Assistant – Social Housing Business Development” will assist with developing strong and sustainable non-profit social housing businesses that can deliver and manage growing portfolios of social housing stock. The “Urban Housing Development Associate” will assist with housing development and urban regeneration initiatives in several South African metros.

 

1.    PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT– SOCIAL HOUSING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1.1 Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Social Housing Business Development Assistant will report to the Equal Spaces Technical Advisor on Social Housing and interact with staff from NASHO, SHIs, the Social Housing Regulatory Authority and various government departments to help implement social housing capacity building initiatives. Responsibilities will include assisting with:

·         Establishing a strong working relationship with SHIs especially with units under management.

·         Developing a better understanding of the business dynamics and instruments required to ensure effective and efficient SHIs including: 

o   Collecting data and ensuring it is rational and comprehensive

o   Prepare customized reports using NASHO’s Performance Measurement Tool for SHIs participating in the project

o   Designing a data collection system for quarterly reports that ensures confidentiality

o   Preparing internal reports on emerging issues and trends based on the data collected.

o   Strengthening the existing NASHO data base of members, key stakeholders, projects and performance analysis.

·         Co-ordinating the development of a sector transformation plan in line with national legislation including: the development of schedules for information collection; gathering and analysing information; preparation of reports; and, developing a member and sector strategy on transformation

·         Development and management of the NASHO website particularly to promote the development of business capacity in the sector

·         Researching options, opportunities and costings to establish and implement a “back office” support approach to develop and manage new social housing units 

·         Researching, costing and organizing training and workshop materials to develop the business capacity of SHIs 

·         Implementing workshops, mentoring and coaching for existing and new SHIs.

·         Promoting and exploring the use of NASHO’s teleconference “Learning Hubs” for learning and mutual support

·         Provide logistical and administrative support to the social housing program staff as necessary

·         Implementation of the Project gender equality and environmental sustainability strategies

 

1.2 Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Candidates should have significant commitment to developing a career in the social housing sector, and be interested in working with a broad range of stakeholders. Qualifications should include a combination of these:

 ·         A genuine interest and curiosity in learning about the business of social housing within the policy and legislative framework          in South Africa

·         University degree or other formal tertiary education in business, economics, and/or social sciences equivalent to a four year degree

·         Minimum one year post graduation of related work experience in a business and/or NGO environment

·         A strong business aptitude, particularly the development of social enterprises and/or non-profit businesses

·         Strong and proven analytical, research, and reporting skills

·         Excellent and proven proficiency in software applications including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; and the Internet, ability to contribute to website development and management

·         Excellent English language written and verbal communication and presentation skills with both individuals and groups

·         Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and environmental sustainability

·         Leadership, flexibility and organizational skills, ability to adapt to changing priorities

·         Ability to work both independently to deliver assigned responsibilities and cooperatively in a team environment while developing productive ongoing relationships

·         Available to work from the NASHO offices in Johannesburg and willingness to travel to other parts of South Africa.

 

1.3 Terms and Conditions

This is a two-year contract position starting in September 2017 based in Johannesburg. Remuneration in the range of R18 000 to R20 000 monthly will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. Work related travel expenses outside of Johannesburg will be covered by the employer. Application information – see below.

 

2.   URBAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

2.1 Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Urban Housing Development Associate will report to the Equal Spaces Technical Advisor on Urban Regeneration and interact with staff from NASHO, SHIs, Metros, Provincial and National Departments to help implement housing and urban regeneration initiatives. These consist of a mix of new high-rise and low-rise multi-family residential buildings and/or building conversions and refurbishment. Projects may be integrated communities that balance social housing, affordable rental, affordable and market ownership in various tenure types. These will involve partnerships with Metros and may be developed by SHIs alone or with private developers and community partners. They may include a mix of other uses such as retail, office, community uses and recreational components.  All projects will be designed with high energy efficiency measures.

 

Responsibilities will include assisting with:

·         Support for planning and implementation of social housing and urban regeneration initiatives with Metros and SHIs

·         Identifying development opportunities for housing, especially affordable rental, based on Metros’ land release, urban regeneration and housing development plans and strategies

·         Site analyses including: development yield/site capacity, bulk calculation, planning restrictions and requirements, valuation, urban infrastructure, site servicing and community impacts

·         Planning and execution of public and community consultations

·         Preparation of project cost proposals and business plans including: cash flow, equity investment and program funding requirements; operating cost analyses

·         Preparing development proposals and site acquisition analyses and reports

·         Preparing, documenting and managing proposal calls

·         Implementation of the Equal Spaces Project gender equality and environmental sustainability strategies

·         Preparation and implementation of real estate transactions, development agreements, partnerships, leases, purchases, sales, rezoning applications

·         Development and documentation of social housing and urban regeneration methodologies.

 

2.2 Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Candidates should have significant commitment to developing a career in the social housing sector, some knowledge of the various aspects of residential development and be interested in working with a broad range of stakeholders. Qualifications should include a combination of these:

·         University degree or other tertiary education in planning, architecture, engineering, project management or related degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience

·         Some knowledge, familiarity and/or experience with:

·         processes of land development, planning and other approvals required to advance development and proceed with construction

·         private, public and non-profit processes related to social housing, affordable rental or market “for-sale” housing development

·         housing development, residential construction and community development including the provision of development consulting services

·         project management and community development

·         issues pertinent to urban residential infill, intensification and revitalization of inner city residential areas and spatial re-structuring of cities through urban regeneration processes

·         the practices of real estate development and development financing

·         relevant legislation and by-laws affecting housing development

·         conducting research and analysis related to housing development

·         gender equality and environmental sustainability related to housing and urbanization

·         Interest in attaining proficiency to prepare Excel-based financial analyses for development

·         Leadership, flexibility and organizational skills, ability to adapt to changing priorities

·         Excellent English language writing proficiency, communications, presentation and consulting skills, ability to influence senior level decision-makers and other stakeholders

·         Strong interpersonal, networking, negotiating and advocacy skills especially to promote social housing in the context of urban regeneration

·         Proficiency in software applications including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; and the Internet, ability to research and prepare reports and presentations

·         Ability to work both independently to deliver assigned responsibilities and cooperatively in a team environment

·         Available to work from the NASHO offices in Johannesburg and willingness to travel to other parts of South Africa.

 

2.3 Terms and Conditions

This is a two year contract position starting in September 2017 based in Johannesburg. Remuneration in the range of R20 000 to R24 000 monthly will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. Work related travel expenses outside of Johannesburg will be covered by the employer. Application information – see below.

 

APPLICATION FOR BOTH POSITIONS

NASHO and the Equal Spaces Project are committed to equity in employment and supporting transformation. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates from previously disadvantaged groups who historically suffered discrimination particularly racial and gender discrimination.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. A detailed CV
  2. Copies of their relevant tertiary education degrees and/or certificates including subjects studied and at what level
  3. A signed written statement, maximum two pages, that describes why you are suitable for the position; and, how you will use the experience to benefit your own and the country’s development.

 

Short listed candidates will required to attend an interview in Johannesburg.

 

Applications must be submitted, preferably by e-mail, before Close of Business 25 August 2017 to: employment@nasho.org.za , or by hand to Equal Spaces – NASHO, 51 Main St. 7th Floor, Marshalltown, 2106 Johannesburg.