vacancy.

 January 21, 2016
VACANCY NOTICE NO. 2016/01:

For more than 22 years, MISA has been promoting freedom of expression as a basic human right for all in the south of Africa and beyond. We focus on achieving sustainable, lasting change to make southern Africa a safer place for media workers. We envision a world where everyone, including citizens, citizen journalists, activists, scholars and artists can practice their fundamental right of free expression. MISA is currently seeking to fill the following vacancies:

* FUNDRAISER
(Open to candidates from Southern Africa)

The incumbent will be a project manager, ensuring that all relevant resource mobilisation activities are developed, coordinated and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards and the results-based approach; (b) a substantive expert contributor, developing customised fundraising strategies and policies, tools and mechanisms for implementation; (c) an adviser to MISA on resource mobilisation and related communication aspects; (d) a focal point to ensure full alignment of resource mobilisation activities with internal colleagues and partners; and (e) an advocate, promoting MISA fundraising activities to potential donors and partners.

* COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
(Open to candidates from Southern Africa)

The incumbent will assist in all matters relating to Communications & Knowledge Management; develop original content for MISA communications products; edit and ensure quality controls in relation to all MISA communications products; ensure that MISA campaigns and activities are accurately communicated to diverse target audiences; document best practices and build a digital library of resources to promote learning internally.

* PROGRAMME OFFICER: ACCESS TO INFORMATION & DIGITAL RIGHTS
(Open to candidates from Southern Africa)

The incumbent will collect and analyse information on laws and related legislation in southern Africa; formulate legal opinions; assist in the planning and coordination of advocacy efforts; participate in litigation strategy sessions; research, draft memos and concise reports on free expression developments in southern Africa; represent MISA at various continental and international platforms to advance freedom of expression.

* FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
(Open to Namibian citizens and permanent residents only)

The incumbent will provide finance and administrative support to project staff and management.

See full terms of reference for all positions at here.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by a covering letter, a detailed C.V. containing the names and contact details of three referees and a copy of your highest qualification.
Applications should be addressed to the Regional Manager: Finance and Administration and e-mailed to vacancies@misa.org by latest Friday, 29 January 2016. No late applications will be considered.
Non-Namibians will not be relocated to Namibia.

Only short-listed candidates will receive further correspondence.

Ends/
MISA is a regional non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, as envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration.

Enquiries:
MISA Regional Secretariat
Email: vacancies@misa.org

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MISA Lesotho

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho chapter is a non-governmental, non-profit making, member-driven organization which is associated with institutions and individuals with specific interest in media issues, with the exception of members of disciplined forces and political parties.

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