OSISA is soliciting the services of a consultant to support a portfolio of work on informality. The informal economy has been the mainstay of countless people’s livelihoods in developing countries, especially in southern Africa. African economies have failed to create jobs partly due to consequences of neoliberal policies championed by international finance institutions introduced in the late 1980s. The informal sector has continued to grow as a result of job losses in the formal sector.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Executive Associate will perform timely, accurate and professional administrative and secretarial functions for the Executive office.
S/he will ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Executive Office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignments, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
The Deputy Executive Director / Head of Programmes will work with the Executive Director to develop and implement the strategic vision of the Foundation. The Deputy Executive Director / Head of Programmes will be responsible for leading and supporting the overall implementation of OSISA's strategic plan with particular emphasis on programme strategy and ensuring that all programmes are adhering to the principles laid out in the strategy. S/he will identify current trends and provide thought leadership relevant to OSISA's programmes.