Vacancies

The latest international development related jobs in Wales can be found below. 

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For jobs in Wales and the South West of England visit the South West International Development Network (SWIDN) website.

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Hub Cymru Africa - Head of Partnership - £34,106-£41,846 - 37 hours a week - Cardiff

Closing Date: 27 March 2019

Summary of Head of Hub Cymru Africa role:

The Head of Partnership is responsible to the Hub Cymru Africa Partnership Board for the effective delivery of a programme of work funded by Welsh Government and the UK Government Department for International Development. This includes implementing agreed targets on time and within budget, developing detailed activity plans, managing partnership staff, ensuring effective partnership working, and reporting to donors. The post also provides public profile and leadership for the partnership.

The post co-Chairs the Wales Overseas Agencies Group and has a role to play in galvanising the International Development sector in Wales, liaising with international development networks, influencing policy, developing complimentary projects, and acting as a spokesperson for the Partnership.

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Hub Cymru Africa - Communications Manager - £26,470-£33,136 - 37 hours a week - Cardiff 

Closing Date: REOPENED until 5 April 2019

Summary of role:

The Communications Manager will lead and deliver fully bilingual communications for Hub Cymru Africa, engaging effectively with the public, the media and in policy matters, adapting communications to the different sectors and audiences in line with the HCA strategy and funder requirements.

The Manager will ensure that the Partnership has a shared communications strategy which is understood and followed by all staff, and which provides a joined-up approach across different media. They will maximise broadcast and social media presence, representing the partnership to the media and at events as required, and play a key role in promoting Wales’ role in international development. They will also be responsible for delivering the day-to-day communications including social media, web editing, case studies and reports, working with volunteers as appropriate.

The Manager will provide strategic coordination of events organised by the Partnership, ensuring that they provide good cross-sector networking opportunities as well as realising their public profile potential. They will also provide advice and guidance to organisations working within the sector on improving their communications skills within a broader set of development support activities offered by the Partnership.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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ELRHA - Communications Officer - £25,000 - £27,000 - Full Time - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 24 March 2019

Interview date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Are you a talented communicator who can tell a compelling story about Elrha and our work? Are you good at thinking creatively about the best ways to share messages through traditional and online media? Are you someone who can plan, deliver and evaluate a range of communications projects?

We are looking for a highly experienced Communications Officer who is ready to apply their expertise and develop their skills further within a fast-paced and creative team.

This post requires an individual looking for a challenging role, who is ready to take on this exciting and varied opportunity supporting a busy and ambitious team. You will be particularly skilled at maintaining an effective online presence for an organisation including maintaining and updating websites using content management systems; producing external mailings; planning, producing and curating content for a variety of social media channels – all with a proven ability to tailor for different audiences.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a communications role with considerable experience in taking the lead when planning, delivering and evaluating communications projects, ideally within the third/charity sector.

You will be given a high degree of autonomy in your work and it is essential that you feel confident working both independently and within a team.

If you are passionate about communications and want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector, and you strongly believe you can contribute, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.

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The Waterloo Foundation - Head of Operations - £40,000 - Full Time - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 22 March 2019 (5pm)

The good ship Waterloo is an independent grant-making organisation based in Cardiff. We support our brilliant partners, both in Wales and across the world, to tackle the disparity of opportunities, wealth and resources.

We have sailed a steady course for the past eleven years and are now in search of an enthusiastic, articulate and highly-effective First Mate. As the most senior member of our excellent crew, you’ll be responsible for guiding our ship, following the path plotted by our Board of Trustees, and ensuring smooth sailing across the four P’s:

  • People: overseeing the workflow and wellbeing of our ten-strong crew;
  • Processes: managing the Foundation’s HR, financial, legal and regulatory functions, and guiding our established grant-making processes;
  • Premises: running the Foundation’s base of operations in Cardiff and creating a safe
  • and ship-shape space for our staff and visitors;
  • Presentation: safeguarding the reputation of the Foundation, and representing us at events and conferences as required.

Are you someone who:

  • Has experience of leading or managing a team of more than 5 staff within any setting, and of promoting a fair and positive team environment?
  • Has experience of providing financial oversight (budget control and management) over projects or organisations of any kind?
  • Is a problem-solver, with a willingness to take a hands-on approach to challenges?
  • Has a strong and demonstrable interest in the Third Sector, and is passionate about the values and ethos of the Foundation?
  • Is a highly-skilled verbal communicator, demonstrating diplomacy and tact?
  • Has excellent writing skills, and an ability to produce written documentation (from minutes to external reports) to a very high standard?
  • Can demonstrate a staff-centred approach and an ability to foster effective
  • relationships with colleagues and reports, and celebrate their achievements?
  • Is educated to undergraduate degree level/equivalent or higher?

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Cardiff University, Phoenix Project - Administrative Assistant - £19,202 - £21,414 - 35 hours a week - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 14 March 2019

Job Purpose
Provide an administrative service to Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, a partnership between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia.

We align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in seeking to reduce poverty, promote health and support sustainable environmental development.

In this role you will be engaging and completing a range of routine tasks to meet operational and customer service requirements. Providing support and guidance on administrative, financial and travel processes and ensure the Phoenix Project team is supported and key duties undertaken.
 
Key Duties
• Deal with a range of enquires from internal and external customers in a professional manner, establishing their requirements and adapting the standard responses accordingly
• Collaborate with others in order to make recommendations for developments of established processes and procedures
• Establish working relationships with key contacts to help improve service levels
• Undertake a variety of  administrative duties to support the team and department
• Gather and analyse data to update administrative systems with accurate information, establishing basic trends and patterns in any data submitted
• Contribute to the success of the team, leading others through example, and supporting the supervision and management of the team
• Produce documentation, plan and organising meetings, take minutes and ensure any travel arrangements are made
• Take responsibility for a small previously agreed budget
 General Duties
• Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties
• Abide by University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
• Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role
 

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Christian Aid - Business & Supporter Relations Coordinator - £33,169 (pro rata)- 28 hours a week - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 21 March 2019

This role is key to driving effective systems and processes that enables the Wales team to meet its operational and strategic objectives. You will play a pivotal role in coordinating and overseeing coherent and effective administrative, financial, operational and data processes across the Wales team. You will implement systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and developing the team’s performance on key fundraising appeals and campaigns, such as income analysis and data capture.
You will also play a leading role in transitioning the Wales team to the effective and coherent use of a new CRM database system. You will advise, manage and help to implement new strategies and systems to maximise supporter experience, and will play a coordinating role with Supporter Relations Officers across Wales to ensure processes are as efficient and consistent as possible and best practice is shared.

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UNA Exchange - Interim Programmes Manager - £25,295 (pro rata)- 0.8 FTE, 8-month contract with potential for extension - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 25 March 2019

The key purpose of the role is to ensure successful delivery of the charity’s portfolio of exchange programmes with particular focus on Erasmus+ and (subject to successful funding application) the new European Solidarity Corps.

UNA Exchange has over 20 years’ experience of coordinating, sending and hosting European voluntary service programmes as part of Erasmus+ and predecessor programmes. This represents significant inward investment into Wales from the European Commission via the National Agency (Ecorys/British Council).

Strategic hosting partners in Wales include: Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales, Valleys Kids, National Trust Stackpole, ASH Wales, ProMo-Cymru, Cae Tan CSA, Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture and Banc Organics.

This is an interim post, covering a period of maternity leave. The post-holder will manage a Programme Officer and two long-term European Voluntary Service post-holders, with support from the Director and Administrative Assistant.

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UNA Exchange - Programme Officer - £23,836 (pro rata)- 0.8 FTE, 8-month contract with potential for extension - Cardiff 

Closing Date: 25 March 2019

The key purpose of the role is to deliver short-term exchanges to and from Wales, supporting the personal and professional development of volunteers and beneficial outcomes for communities around the world. With direction from the Programmes Manager, the post-holder will coordinate delivery of Group Volunteering, individual Volunteering Abroad and domestic work camps. 

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International Learning Opportunities - Professional Development Placement Opportunity

If you’re a manager or leader, permanently employed within the Welsh public and voluntary sector, ILO offers the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in sub-Saharan Africa working on development projects designed to enhance your leadership skills.

This is a very different leadership programme which stretches and challenges participants; taking you out of your comfort zone and allowing you to work more creatively and resourcefully.

The ILO programme is funded by Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme. As placements are designed to enhance your leadership skills, your employer would be expected to continue to fund your salary costs for the duration of the placement.

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