JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
- PRODDER: SENIOR INFORMATION COORDINATOR
SANGONeTis looking to appoint a Senior Information Co-ordinator for PRODDER, a new web-based database of South African NGOs and development organisations.
The position will focus on the specification, development, content compilation and quality assurance of a web-based database of development organisations. It requires a highly driven individual with a thorough understanding of development issues to manage multi-stakeholder requirements, coupled with astute database management skills.
Requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree in social sciences/ information-related field or equivalent experience; five years' relevant work experience; solid knowledge of the South African development sector and issues; thorough understanding of database design; experience in developing and testing structured content management databases; comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications; excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills; excellent report writing skills; fluency in English and a valid drivers' license.
Key competencies include initiative, energy and enthusiasm, planning and organisational skills, assertiveness, good judgement, thoroughness, ability to work under pressure and teamwork.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 March 2005.
SANGONeT offers a competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience. Please send your CV with the contact details of three referees and a short covering letter speaking directly to the job requirements via e-mail or fax to:
- 2005 AFRICAN INFORMATION SOCIETY INITIATIVE (AISI) MEDIA AWARDS
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to announce the 2005 African Information Society Initiative (AISI) Media Awards. The Awards are aimed at individual journalists and media institutions based in Africa that are promoting journalism which contributes to a better understanding of the information society in Africa. Deadline for Applications: 31 July 2005
If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to contribute, write and let us know.
If you need information about a particular place or issue, just send your questions in. We are always happy to follow up on readers concerns.
News Update is a free e-letter produced by Balancing Act that covers African internet content and infrastructure developments, It goes out to government, the private sector, education and NGOs. To subscribe, send a message saying "I want to subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org