Job Opportunity: RESPOND COALITION CATALYST

The Warehouse was established in 2003 through the parish of St John’s, and exists to serve the South African church network in its response to poverty, injustice and division. We work with local churches in all communities, helping them to implement sound, effective and practical acts and renewed attitudes, to see transformation in our communities.

“RESPOND” is an alliance of churches and Christian NGOs based in the Western Cape that has been operational since 2012. The alliance was established to provide a coordinated and effective supportive emergency response by the Churches of Cape Town during disaster incidents affecting more than 500 people in the Cape Town area/Western Cape.

JOB OVERVIEW
The RESPOND Coalition Catalyst is a 12-month full-time position primarily responsible for growing the breadth and capacity of the RESPOND Coalition in the Western Cape and helping to nurture the establishment of similar coalitions elsewhere in South Africa.  The person would also play a key role in helping to coordinate responses to larger scale crisis incidents within the Western Cape during this period. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Build, nurture and grow the key relationships within the Western Cape coalition
• Establish regional RESPOND coalition teams across the City of Cape Town
• Coordinate training and capacity building amongst congregations and church networks
• Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are developed and documented
• Participate in the RESPOND coordination team in the event of a crisis

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Post-matric qualification in a relevant field
• Driver’s licence
• English and competency in at least one other Western Cape language
• Experience in working within church networks will be an advantage
• Experience in disaster response and mitigation will be an advantage
• Active member of a Christian faith community

COMPETENCIES
• Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work independently
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals and teams across cultural, racial and economic divides
• A mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects
• Strong proven capacity to implement, manage and deliver projects

APPLICATIONS

To apply, please send your resume, a cover email and two recent work references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Applications must be received by 25 February 2018.

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