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29/05/18Capacity Development Co-ordinator Vacancy

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POST: CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR

NASHO is a small but dynamic outputs based organisation.

We are committed to the development of a strong and sustainable social housing sector in South Africa.  One that provides good quality, well managed rental housing to households on low and moderate incomes in well located parts of South African Cities.

To achieve this, we require a Capacity Development Co-ordinator to further develop and manage our Capacity Development programme targeted at entrepreneurial but non-profit Social Housing Institutions and other social housing stakeholders.

We are looking for a person who is highly self-motivated and able to work co-operatively as part of a team with at least 3 years of completed tertiary education.  The person should have a good understanding of the social housing sector in South Africa and preferably should have worked in a Social Housing Institution. Proven experience in either programme or project management of capacity development or similar initiatives is necessary.  A strong ability to understand organisations and to develop responses that can strengthen their ability to deliver is important.

NASHO is 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.

Applications close on the 15th June 2018.

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09/05/18TRANSITIONAL HOUSING IN URBAN REGENERATION PRECINCTS

NASHO and Equal Spaces, with the assistance of the Government of Canada, who is the major funder of the Equal Spaces Programme through Global Affairs Canada, host a 2 day workshop on the 7th and 8th of March 2018 around Transitional Housing in Urban Regeneration Precincts.

BACKGROUND

The provision of well-located transitional housing under sustainable management has long provided major challenges to urban regeneration in South Africa.  The provision of such housing, targeted at households living informally in the city or who have no viable alternatives after eviction, provides a significant challenge in areas where City regeneration efforts are focusing extending formal affordable residential opportunities while the chosen lands/buildings are illegally occupied.

The solving of this problem is very important in ensuring the rights of such households but also in releasing inner city land and buildings for formal development of social housing, creation of affordable rental housing and stabilisation of inner city areas. The South African Constitution and linked guiding Court judgements place an obligation on municipalities to provide at least temporary accommodation where such households do not have alternative accommodation.  This creates an urgency to tackle practical solutions to unblock development of these parcels while providing reasonable solutions to relocation of illegal occupants and development of affordable housing. In so doing, it is also critically important to consider the safety, security and other needs of women residents and their children.

In addition, the lack of a structured programme to provide financially viable permanent rental solutions for the lowest income households in developed urban areas has meant that often the transitional solutions become permanent housing for many households.

The attempts to deal with the municipal responsibilities as a result of Court judgement has resulted in a number of Metro projects that were poorly developed and managed and have failed to achieve their objectives.

This in turn resulted in further legal challenges to the metros on the quality of the units as well as management of such units. These challenges have often had perverse consequences of making metros reluctant to take action on poor quality and hi-jacked buildings.

Some metros, with commitment to the use of affordable rental housing in urban regeneration, are looking at different approaches to tackle this challenge and meet their legal responsibility by the development of viable and sustainable transitional housing models.  Development of such models will make an important contribution to facilitating urban regeneration with a fair approach to maintain housing access to low and moderate income households. The focus of such approaches is about not only the physical design, but also packaging both capital and operational financing, as well as the best approaches to management of the facility. A common goal is the opening of financially viable permanent solutions, well managed and provision of social supports that allow beneficiaries to “move-on” through a housing ladder.

Equal Spaces in conjunction with its municipal partners, NASHO and other stakeholders is holding a national workshop to bring together key practitioners working on these issues to look at potential practical solutions in precinct based planning of urban regeneration.

PURPOSE OF WORKSHOP

  • To clarify the meaning of transitional housing in the context of precinct based urban regeneration.
  • To help define and design pragmatic solutions to the provision of transitional housing linked to social housing development in Cities urban regeneration areas within the existing constraints of national policy, funding and financing supports.
  • To identify practical mechanisms that Metros, partners and stakeholders can structure to support these solutions
  • To identify the organisational ingredients required to make it possible to implement such projects.
  • To define collaborative action and best practices exchanges within and between Metros that can help deliver viable and sustainable transitional housing in urban regeneration areas in the future.
  • To ensure that the provision of transitional housing takes into account the differential needs of women and children.

 

Below are the presentations from the day:

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08/05/18TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR REQUIRED

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR REQUIRED – 2 MONTH POSITION

NASHO wishes to employ an administrator on a 2-month temporary contract to cover for a staff member on maternity leave.  The person would work from the NASHO offices in central Johannesburg on weekdays between 08.00 and 16.00. The starting date is estimated for 1 June 2018. The person would be part of a small but dynamic team and would have to undertake the following activities.

ACTIVITIES AND TASKS

General Admin

  • Reception: welcoming visitors, answering phone
  • Monitoring and ordering any office equipment supplies
  • Office Equipment maintenance
  • Stationery control and ordering
  • Filing
  • Preparing of EFT Requisitions
  • Preparing and inputting into a new Contacts Data base
  • Scanning of documents
  • Email communication
  • Liaising with office cleaner, IT service provider

 

Meetings/Workshops:

  • Booking or preparing venue
  • Arranging refreshments for participants
  • Ordering lunches for in house events
  • Technical assistance with Learning Hub
  • Providing necessary documentation e.g. attendance registers
  • Tracking RSVPs, following up on responses
  • Learning hub bookings
  • Travel arrangements
  • Minute taking

 

WHO DOES NASHO NEED?

NASHO is looking for an experienced and committed administration worker with proven administration knowledge and skills who is able to work independently but also as part of a strong team.  An added advantage is experience in collecting contact details and adding these into a data base package.

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

  • Providing administrative support in an exciting environment with a dynamic team
  • Space to use your skills and respect for innovation
  • A package of R10 000 CTC per month

 

IF YOU WANT TO APPLY

Please send a CV and a brief letter explaining why you are suitable for the position. This should be sent to employment@nasho.org.za by no later than Friday 11th May 2018

 

 

 

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