Mbizana ECD update

Mbizana ECD update

We are excited to begin this term in collaboration with Kantolo pre-school, an ECD centre in Mbizana, Eastern Cape. This year, 2019, marks the second year of implementation of GGA’s Child Development and Youth Formation programme in this community.

This year, we welcome 72 learners full of hope and Ubuntu. The challenges we are facing this year are related to birth certificates and overcrowding, which has been a constant in this community.

GGA is working hard to promote inter-institutional dialogue between the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Social Development to enable our learners to achieve normality in this early stage of their academic life.

For this term, we have planned a series of workshops involving parents and extended families. GGA continues with excitement the implementation of the Montessori methodology at the ECD centre, which has already proven to be having a positive impact on the learners. We are energised to be part of the process of planting the seeds of peace, ethics and abundance thinking among these wonderful children.

We are hiring: MultiMedia Producer

Good Governance Africa (GGA) is an independent and registered non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting better governance in Africa and thereby helping to improve the lives of all citizens.

GGA also seeks to build a bridge between government and the private sector in all African countries, while strengthening civil society and promoting grassroots democracy.

GGA’s media strategy includes the production of text, images, video and audio for our website and social media platforms.

To this end we require the services of a creative mid/heavyweight Multimedia Producer with at least 5 – 7 years’ experience to drive our digital expansion programme.

This position requires multimedia production skills, to turn concepts into reality, generate great visionary ideas and take them through to quality final products. The candidate must be creative, visionary, organised, well-connected in the industry and understand all aspects of production from development through to final edit.

A degree from an accredited university in the film, communications or related subject is required, as well as editing and art direction experience, plus the necessary technical skills.  Key focus areas of this role include conceptualisation, shooting and editing videos, the production of podcasts, as well as some graphic design skills.

JOB TITLE: MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

Requirements:

  • Mid/Heavyweight with a minimum of 5 – 7 years of video and digital media production
  • Proficiency in graphic design
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficient in the use of Content-Management Systems
  • A background in news/media producing multimedia content
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organisations and academia a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of storyboard concepts and scripts for multimedia pieces, including podcasts and videos
  • Research and development of story ideas
  • Development of production plans and scheduling for assigned projects
  • Monitoring and management of multimedia productions from start to finish
  • Post final edits across online and social media platforms
  • Creation of graphical material for marketing and editorial purposes
  • Remaining updated with latest techniques, web trends and production technologies

Requirements:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Certification
  • Proficient in WordPress
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Audacity, Premiere Pro and Photoshop, InDesign as well as Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
  • Knowledge of videography, editing, pre- and post-production techniques and equipment
  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in Video Production, Broadcast Journalism, Film, Communications, or related field
  • Five to nine years minimum of video producing/production and digital media experience, particularly social media, web master and proven storytelling and brand journalism skills

Details:

  • Commencement ASAP
  • Based in Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Successful applicants must have a valid South African work permit and necessary residency or citizenship requirements
  • Salary packages will be negotiated with suitable candidates

To apply, applicants must submit the following documentation to gail@gga.org

  • A covering letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees and evidence of work/portfolio;
  • Proof of identity – valid ID document or passport;
  • Copy of qualifications

We are hiring: Social Media Coordinator

Good Governance Africa (GGA) is an independent and registered non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting better governance in Africa and thereby helping to improve the lives of all citizens.

GGA also seeks to build a bridge between government and the private sector in all African countries, while strengthening civil society and promoting grassroots democracy.

GGA’s social media strategy includes creating engaging content, ensuring that our social media channels are continually updated and focused, as well as seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with our members, academics and decision-makers.

To this end we require the services of an enthusiastic social media coordinator, who will work with our Multi Media All-Rounder across our Publications, Programmes and Development Departments to create and manage GGA’s social media presence.

JOB TITLE: SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Requirements:

  • Proficient in WordPress and Wordmaster or related affiliate programmes
  • Proficient in the management and analysis of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of social media opportunities and trends
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail orientated

Responsibilities:

  • Manage company social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Engage in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
  • Optimize content following search engine optimization (SEO) and Google Analytics
  • Create content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on company sites, and encourages audience participation
  • Community management and monitoring across various social media platforms
  • Analyse and report audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects
  • Propose new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Manage social media communications
  • Use timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits
  • Uploading of content onto GGA website utilising WordPress
  • Monitoring and analysis of web traffic
  • Propose options and ideas to promote web traffic

Details:

  • Position is available immediately
  • Based in Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Package negotiable
  • Successful applicants must have a valid South African work permit and necessary residency or citizenship requirements
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply, applicants must submit the following documentation to gail@gga.org:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees and evidence of work/portfolio
  • Proof of identity – valid ID document or passport
  • Copy of qualifications
We are hiring: Lead Researcher

We are hiring: Lead Researcher

Good Governance Africa (GGA) is an independent nonprofit organisation that works to improve government performance in Africa through research and advocacy. GGA produces two main publications, a bi-monthly journal called Africa in Fact and an annual statistical compendium on all African countries called the Africa Survey, as well as other project outputs.

GGA seeks to appoint Researchers based in Johannesburg.

The successful candidates will work on the production of both of GGA’s main publications as well as on one or more research projects relating to natural resources, land reform, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data management and statistical analysis.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities:

  • Research about mineral resources in Africa
  • Write research reports, concept documents and articles for publication
    • Participate in field research design and implementation
    • Project management of research output
    • Engage various stakeholders in mineral resources and land reform
  • Quantitative and Qualitative data management and statistical analysis
    • Focus on data analysis for different projects and publications
    • Contribute to broader organisational strategy and promotion of the GGA
    • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge-based products and outputs
    • Occasionally travel to other African countries from time to time

 Requirements:

  • Degree in research or related field
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Very strong critical thinking and research capabilities
  • Extensive experience with MS Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Experience and track-record of research in mineral resources, land policy, legal framework of mining etc.
  • Acquaintance with quantitative and qualitative data and statistics
    • experience in data management and statistical analysis as demonstrated by documented research outputs
  • Fluency in English (mother-tongue or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of an African language spoken extensively on the continent

To apply, applicants are kindly requested to submit the following documentation to luzhelena@gga.org:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees and evidence of work/portfolio
  • Proof of identity – valid ID document or passport
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Salary packages will be negotiated with suitable candidates.