Job Title: Call for Advisory Board Members (ABM)
Deadline: (21 February 2020)
The Students and Youth Working on reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) is inviting applications for Advisory Board Membership (ABM) from suitably qualified candidates with high professional values and integrity. SAYWHAT is a student led and centred health social movement organisation that was founded in December 2003 as a platform for students and youth to discuss and act on sexual and reproductive health matters. The Advisory Board (AB) provides guidance and advice to the organisation and is considered a critical governance arm which primarily advises on technical and governance elements of the organisation’s work in line with its core values, mission and vision.
SAYWHAT welcomes applications from interested individuals of good repute, high integrity, who share SAYWHAT’s values and are passionate about its mission from any professional background. However, the nature of SAYWHAT’s work could be greatly assisted by individuals with, inter alia, expertise in the following fields:
- Public Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Human Capital Development
- Advocacy, influencing and campaigning
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Development planning and management,
- Developmental Finance and management
- Public policy development and analysis.
- Child Rights and Protection
- Youth development
- Gender Mainstreaming
The prospective advisory board members should be holders of at least a Diploma or University Degree in relevant fields. An advanced qualification is an added advantage. Proven experience in the area of interest is a pre-requisite. Experience in development work will also be an added advantage.
Roles and Responsibilities
The SAYWHAT Advisory Board is generally supportive of the institution regarding strategy and policy development, as well as providing fundraising support and staff oversight. It supports the organisations technical and professional arm (the secretariat) as well as the student led leadership team (NEC), which is also represented on the advisory board by its seating and immediate past chairpersons, as well as the NEC’s seating National Secretary, while the secretariat is represented by the Executive Director. The Advisory board’s roles include:
- Generally acting in significant ways to support SAYWHAT to achieve its mission through advice, direction and facilitation of access to opportunities and resources.
- Contributing to sound development and pursuit of the vision, mission and goals of the organization and advising on the organisations strategy and culture.
- Lending their credibility and contributing their expertise and experience to SAYWHAT through public association and recognised official involvement in its work
- Attending and officiating at SAYWHAT events and special gatherings as requested and or appropriate.
- Generally advising on plans, activities and needs of the organisation through regularly scheduled formal meetings.
- Assisting the student led leadership of SAYWHAT, which has formal legal responsibilities and full decision-making powers within constitutionally provided limits, to provide effective oversight on and recruitment of key SAYWHAT staff (management) and development of flagship programs.
Specifically, because of the nature of SAYWHAT as a student led health social movement organisation, SAYWHAT’s advisory board shares with the SAYWHAT NEC- as exceptions to normal advisory board roles the following tasks:
- Hiring, monitoring and reviewing as well as dismissal of the Executive Director of the organisation.
- Advising and acting on any other responsibilities, issues and tasks as delegated and or requested by the SAYWHAT’s student leadership and or formally delegated through rules of procedure, institutional statutes and the organisation’s constitution.
- Advising on direction of the organization and leading the monitoring of expenditure and management of financial resources.
Interested candidates should forward their motivational letters articulating their suitability and value that they may add to SAYWHAT, curriculum vitaes and copies of educational and professional qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 21st of February 2020.
Global Youth Video Competition 2019
This year’s Global Youth Video Competition is divided into 3 categories: Cities and local action to combat climate change; Nature-based solutions for food and human health; Balancing use of land for people and ecosystems. Each Convention is responsible for one of the three categories. One winner will be selected from each category.
The final three winners will be invited to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile (COP 25). Their videos will be presented in front of a global audience, and the winners will be afforded the opportunity to work with the UN Climate Change’s communications team covering highlights of COP25.
To participate in the competition, it is necessary to be between 18 and 30 years old and submit a maximum 3-minute video on one of the 3 categories. To learn more about this year’s competition, and find the application portal, click here.
Application Developer to develop Android/IOS Application
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR SUPPLIERS:
SAYWHAT (PVO 34/2017) hereby invites suppliers of goods and services listed below. Suppliers will be evaluated for the purpose of being listed as our prospective suppliers for 2019.Suppliers will be evaluated for the purpose of being listed as our prospective suppliers for 2019. Deadline: 31st January 2019. Click here to download