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TEKANO advances health equity through building the capacity of visionary, values-based, change-makers to advocate for health equity in South Africa. This is delivered through a team of individuals sharing two critical traits:

Individuals who are committed to social justice, evidenced by sustained involvement in activities which have challenged unfair social, economic, cultural, environmental and political structures and systems that undermine health equity.

Individuals who want to continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire in an environment driven by continuous collaborative learning and improvement at all levels in the organisation.

 TEKANO Open Positions

 

 IT Manager

The IT Manager is responsible and accountable for the smooth running of Tekano’s computer systems given the constraints of user requirements, system specifications and costs/budget. The role will supervise the implementation of an IT governance framework and related IT strategy. The role will also supervise the implementation and maintenance of our organisation’s technology requirements.

Key Performance Areas:

• Lead development and implementation of the IT strategy and annual work plans.
• Lead the development and implementation of IT policies and training of staff in the policies.
• Manage service agreements and relationships with suppliers and outsourced contracts.
• Innovate, identify and act on opportunities to use technology to streamline operational delivery.
• Ensure security of data, network access and back systems.
• Ensure an IT business continuity and disaster recovery plan is in place.
• Manage the budget planning processes and IT reporting.
• Conduct regular system audits, monitor systems and network performance.
• Provide technical support and training for systems and networks.
• Monitor, evaluate, review systems and assess their performance.
• Maintain IT architecture, manage and monitor the Server.
• Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency.
• Build relationships with vendors and create cost-efficient contracts.
• Write and submit price proposals for new applications and hardware technology needs.
• Develop and update disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
• Build, acquire and implement IT strategies
• Understand the user needs and system functionality to support those needs.
• Programme management, the delivery of system upgrades and new system implementations.
• Troubleshoot complex pc, systems, and network problems.
• Install, upgrade, and configure software and hardware (pc, printers, network cards, wireless routers etc.)
• Maintain licenses and upgrade schedules
• Acquire skills and expertise continuously on new technologies.
• Identify problematic areas (e.g., through trend analysis of incidents) and implement strategic solutions in time.
• Manage and coordinates all IT-related matters including data, wireless communications, mobile technology, telephony, security, and computer hardware and software.
• Manage IT staff by recruiting, training, and coaching employees, communicating job expectations, and appraising their performance.
• Value Practice – Ensure personal and team culture that demonstrates all of Tekano values including:
• A strong commitment to develop, promote and practice Tekano’s vision, mission, values and strategy.
• Working collaboratively across TEKANO project initiatives/ functions, in a team-orientated organisation to support Tekano’s purpose and build the organisation.
• Building an organisational culture of engaged civil participation and orientation to advocacy, activism and towards broader social change.
• Any other work allocated by the Finance Director in support of Tekano’s objectives.

Core Role Competencies:

• Strategic thinker and understanding the role that technology plays in helping an organisation achieve its overall business goals.
• Identify and anticipate future technological needs as well as improve efficiencies with current systems.
• Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills need to be as well developed as technical skills.
• Able to establish relationships with other company leaders to launch new initiatives and educate employees and stakeholders as new technologies and systems are implemented.
• Ability to work under pressure, remain calm and work quickly to find a solution to technical glitches i.e., have some good logical thinking and enjoy solving problems.
• Project management and problem-solving skills
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholder groups both inside and outside of an organisation.
• Management experience, with ability to manage an IT team and outsourced consultants.
• Ability to manage an IT team and Outsourced consultants.
• Sound financial and budget management skills.
• Sound judgment ability.
• Comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences.
• Commitment and dedication to promoting health equity in South Africa is crucial.
• Driven by passion and a vision for a better future coupled with intentional action with the goal of bringing about social change.
• The ability to, in an environment of cultural diversity, build and sustain a culture that enables critical reflection, transparency, dignity, mutual recognition and support.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or similar field.
  • Practical understanding and implementation of COBIT v5.
  • Practical understanding and implementation of ITIL

Additional requirements:

  • At least five years proven working experience as an IT Manager or relevant experience.
  • Experience in data governance.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. An additional South African language would be an advantage.
  • A commitment to social justice.
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Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered. If you don’t receive communication within 14 working days, consider your application unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE: 24 January 2024

Interested applicants should apply by email, submitting a cover letter and CV to hr@tekano.org.za

 

Digital Communications Officer

Tekano is looking for a creative and user-focused Digital Communications Officer. Digital Communications Officer is responsible for delivering effective communications on all projects, ideas and activities within the company, with guidance from the Communications Manager. The role will work with our Communications Manager, wider team and our fellowship community to publish content on our website and social media platforms that advances our mission. This specialist role will be responsible for implementing our social media strategy, overseeing all the development and implementation of digital content and manage our overall digital identity and footprint. It will also assist with online and offline communications campaigns.
The role will also use data and user research analysis to measure the performance of our content and see how we can improve.

Key Performance Areas:
  • Drive Tekano’s digital communications and branding activities and strategies
  • Maintain our website and ensure that it helps people learn more about Tekano and how to get involved in our projects/campaigns
  • Manage production and delivery of key organisational communications to internal and external audiences
  • Create a digital plan that ensures content on our website and social media channels is connected and consistent
  • Assist the designated team in creating a plan to ensure we enhance our community engagement
  • Mobilise and support our fellows with their digital communications efforts as needed
  • Plan and manage events, consultation and feedback.
  • Create engaging and effective online content that meets user needs and keeps them up-to-date on the latest projects and initiatives we are working on
  • Work with relevant teams to understand their content needs.
  • Design posters and multimedia products for Tekano activities
  • Manage social media platforms by creating and publishing engaging content to ensure it reaches a wide audience.
  • Monitor and evaluate web statistics, prepare management information reports.
  • Value Practice – Ensure personal and team culture that demonstrates all of Tekano values including:
  • A strong commitment to develop, promote and practice Tekano’s vision, mission, values and strategy.
  • Working collaboratively across TEKANO project initiatives/ functions, in a team-orientated organisation to support Tekano’s purpose and build the organisation.
  • Building an organisational culture of engaged civil participation and orientation to advocacy, activism and towards broader social change.
  • Any other work allocated by the Finance Director in support of Tekano’s objectives.

 

Core Role Competencies:

• Content Management Systems and Adobe Creative Cloud experience
• Proven experience in the design and delivery of innovative and effective digital communications on a variety of channels
• Excellent IT, design, and project management skills
• Strong written communication skills and competency to produce and deliver content to a wide audience
• Web Development, Communications, or Social Media and Digital Campaign Management experience
• Knowledge and understanding of communications practices, tools and techniques in social media
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholder groups both inside and outside of an organisation.
• Comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences.
• Commitment and dedication to promoting health equity in South Africa is crucial.
• Driven by passion and a vision for a better future coupled with intentional action with the goal of bringing about social change.
• The ability to, in an environment of cultural diversity, build and sustain a culture that enables critical reflection, transparency, dignity, mutual recognition and support.

 

Minimum Qualifications Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or 3-year National Diploma in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Computer Science or other relevant field
• At least 3 years of professional experience in Web Development, Communications, or social media and Digital Campaign Management
• Experience with Content Management Systems and Adobe Creative Cloud

Additional requirements:
• Experience in digital communications, web management, social media, and User Interface (UI)/User experience (UX) design.
• Fluent in written and spoken English. An additional South African language would be an advantage.
• A commitment to social justice.

 

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Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered. If you don’t receive communication within 14 working days, consider your application unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE: 24 January 2024

Interested applicants should apply by email, submitting a cover letter and CV to hr@tekano.org.za

Request for Proposals: Brand Refresh Tekano Health Equity

Tekano Health Equity seeks a branding and website development consultant/agency to support our efforts to refresh our brand architecture and visual identity and to facelift our digital face including developing a refreshed and engaging website, under our existing URL: https://tekano.org.za.

We are looking for an experienced agency with an established creative portfolio and a proven track record of delivering impactful and engaging websites and social media platforms. The consultant will lead the process of translating Tekano’s content, ideas, and vision into a polished, modern, and cohesive brand and website. They will drive the creative and development processes to deadline and budget, forecast challenges and considerations we may not have thought of, and use their expertise and experience to guide us toward our aims for this project.

Scope of Services and Deliverables:

The rebranding project will translate the objectives of the Tekano communications and social media strategies developed earlier in 2023, into a:

  1. A powerful brand architecture and visual identity that is aligned with and catalyses Tekano’s new phase and mission and engages our diverse audience including a logo suite, colour palette, type, graphic elements, imagery, brand application rules and guidelines, inspiration for applying the brand, and branded collateral/templates.
  2. A website with the specified features and functionality that provides a user experience that is aligned with and catalyses Tekano’s new phase and mission and is tailored to and engages our diverse audience for a cohesive, accessible, and impactful user experience.

The selected agency will redesign Tekano’s visual identity and style to advance a progressive, unified, and cohesive look to all Tekano materials. The agency will advise and guide how Tekano developed a distinguishable brand identity whilst also linking to the Atlantic Fellows global brand architecture.

Specifically, the agency should deliver:

  • New corporate logo in various formats for multiple applications (including animated opening and closing cards for videos/stingers).
  • Brand artwork assets (i.e., graphics icons).
  • Detailed brand standards and usage guidelines to drive brand consistency when used by all Tekano departments. The brand style guidelines include, but are not necessarily limited to:
  • All final brand logo files, fonts, and colour palette for use in print and digital.
  • Integrated imagery and complementary design elements, fonts, and colour schemes.
  • Design of brand identity template files for business cards, #10 envelope, letterhead, email signature, presentation deck and a digital newsletter.
  • An updated brand video outlining Tekano’s brand story.
  • Creative brand ideas for ads (including press ads and outdoor ads), marketing collateral, marketing booths, and signage.
  • Proposed rebranding campaign strategy and implementation plan (execution not included in this scope of work).

The Tekano website and related social media platforms

The new website will integrate an interactive map, as a central element of the website’s architecture and visual identity to reinforce the network’s global nature and reach; we would welcome proposals that utilise an interactive map element to showcase/demonstrate Tekano’s value-add for current and future fellows and partners and catalyse our national mission.

The website will allow Tekano to demonstrate its impact through compelling visual representation/storytelling that showcases the work of Tekano and its fellowship community.  It will also integrate more multi-media representation and be less text-heavy than the current site.

The new website will reflect and demonstrate Tekano’s theory of change in action and provide Tekano and its members with a cohesive and inspiring brand identity.

 

    • The current website is WordPress, built on Divi.
    • Two-factor verification (2FA) and strong passwords.
    • The website design should maximise/leverage the full potential of Google Analytics.
    • The design should be SEO and responsive, with seamless mobile optimisation, as many of our fellowship community and stakeholders engage exclusively via mobile devices.
    • It is important that the website be able to load quickly/seamlessly on low bandwidths.
    • The design should not rely on custom coding (or do so on a very limited basis) or Flash.
    • The site should be agile and easily adaptable by Tekano staff (with basic WordPress skills) as needs change and evolve.
    • The visual identity should speak to multiple audiences and use an intuitive, logical, and clean navigational structure across devices.
    • Text should be displayed in an easy-to-read format with both skimmable and detailed elements; less text-heavy than the current website. Markup and style sheets should allow us to easily implement hierarchical style elements and structured formatting to allow for an SEO-friendly organisation of content throughout the site.
    • The site should integrate (and embed where relevant) various multimedia products, including publications, webinars, videos, podcasts/audio, and graphics.
    • The site should integrate social media widgets and incorporate pop-ups where appropriate.
    • Collaborate with Tekano on its profile, possibly with content aggregation functionality to automate some content and keep the profiles dynamic.
Proposals should include the following:
  • Name and Background: Include complete name and contact information.
  • Company Profile: Provide a brief description of the size of the agency and the composition and qualifications of professional staff by level. This should include showing the diversity profile of your team including racial and gender demographics of your company and its leadership.
  • List of Personnel who will work on this project including their education, experience, and qualifications.
  • Proposed Approach, work plan, and timeline describing how you will implement the design and development process for this project.
  • Line-item Budget for the stages of development in which you will provide the work described in this RFP.
  • References – offer at least three references from clients who have used your services for branding or rebranding. Briefly describe the scope of your work for these references, the year completed, and a contact name and telephone/email for each one.
  • Information on Additional Services: Please provide any information on additional services that you believe would be pertinent, and align with Tekano’s mission, vision, and values.

A separate portfolio showcasing your current work with an emphasis on branding or rebranding will be required to accompany the submission.

Submit Proposal:

Proposals with accompanying documentation must be submitted via e-mail at Brandrefresh@tekano.org.za

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 24 November 2023

Request for Proposals: Consulting services to cohost a festival of learning in 2024

Tekano Health Equity wishes to cohost a festival of learning in 2024, together with other fellowship initiatives that are focussed on leadership development for social change. We seek the services of an experienced consultant with appropriate experience and track record to collaborate in the co-development, design, and implementation of this festival of learning, with fellowship programmes across South Africa focussed on social justice, and/or community/social movement mobilisation.

About the festival of learning:

Under the theme “Unlocking Knowledge: A festival of learning from fellowship initiatives focussed on leadership for social change,” this learning festival aims to be a vibrant, collaborative platform for knowledge exchange and community empowerment, focusing on health equity and social justice. The festival will serve as a catalyst for stakeholders to share insights, experiences, and best practices within the health equity sphere on what approaches work best to support the leadership development needs of those at the forefront of social change and social justice.

Key objectives

  1. Facilitate knowledge sharing: The primary objective is to create a platform for knowledge sharing and dissemination, allowing participants from various fellowship programs across South Africa, to present their insights and experiences, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.
  2. Foster collaboration: To facilitate meaningful interactions and collaborations among participants, enabling them to learn from one another and share valuable insights.
Scope of services:

The successful consultant/consulting company will be responsible for the following:

    1. Collaborating with Tekano Health Equity to co-develop and design the festival’s structure, content, and activities, aligning with the festival’s theme and objectives.
    2. Conduct a scoping exercise of similar Fellowship Programmes in South Africa, aligning with Tekano’s mission, vision and Fellowship objectives.
    3. Assisting in the successful implementation of the festival, ensuring its seamless operation and execution.
    4. Contributing expertise in the creation of interactive workshops, discussions, and hands-on activities that foster knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaboration, meeting the festival’s objectives.
    5. Supporting logistics planning, including venue selection, registration processes, and accommodation arrangements.
    6. Offering innovative ideas and best practices to ensure maximum participant engagement and learning outcomes, contributing to the festival’s overall success.
Skills and expertise:

• Master’s Degree in any social science discipline, preferably including community development, social research and monitoring and evaluation
• Technical skills in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
• Strong technical capability and experience in telling stories of change
• Experience in organising events/conferences/workshops
• Experience in providing monitoring, evaluation and learning consulting services
• Experience working in the areas of social justice, advocacy, health equity and/or community development
• Exceptional communication and organisation skills
• Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner
• Experience in delivering outputs on time and budget

Procurement timelines:
  • Terms of reference published: 9th  November 2023
  • Deadline for questions/clarifications: 16th November 2023
  • Deadline for responses from Tekano: 20th November 2023
  • Proposal submission: 27th November 2023
  • Consultant(s) selection, contracting and briefing: December 2023
  • Project Commencement: 1st January 2024
How to apply:

Please submit proposals, as described above, via email to learningfestival@tekano.org.za by the 27 of November 2023, at midnight latest. Please mark your email with the subject line, “Proposal Submission: Learning Festival Consulting Services.”

Disclaimer

Tekano Health Equity reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice and reserves the right to withdraw this tender at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party. Tekano shall inform ONLY successful applicant(s). The process of negotiation and signing of the contract with the successful applicant(s) will follow.

HR Practitioner

The HR Practitioner role embodies dynamic and pivotal responsibilities – orchestrating impactful, employee-centric, and efficient human resource services. From recruiting talents to handling workplace matters, benefits, and policies, you’ll do it all. Moreover, you’ll foster positivity, collaboration, and high performance. Join us to make a difference in the HR realm!

Required years of experience at this level:
  • 3 years or more in a generalist Human Resources role
  • Previous experience in a similar role in an HR department
  • Experience working in a non-profit organisation
  • Basic knowledge of immigration regulations
Minimum education requirements:
  • Degree or 3-year diploma qualification in Human Resources or a related area
  • Equivalent work experience
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Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered. If you don’t receive communication within 14 working days, consider your application unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE: August 28, 2023

Interested applicants should apply by email, submitting a cover letter and CV to hr@tekano.org.za

 

Partnership and Impact Manager

As the Partnership and Impact Manager, you’ll guide the exciting journey of our fellows. You’ll manage the fellowship journey, from recruitment and induction to participation in the Lifelong Fellowship programme. The role builds and maintains partnerships for meaningful fellow experiences, advancing Tekano’s strategic objectives.

You’ll architect valuable partnerships, enriching fellows’ experiences and propelling Tekano’s strategic vision. Your support empowers fellows’ social change initiatives, enhancing our partnership approach, and strengthening collaboration between Year Long Fellows and partners. Your innovative mindset instils fresh perspectives for Lifelong Fellows.

Moreover, you’ll prioritise fellows’ well-being throughout their journey, extending your impact into Tekano’s strategic partnership initiatives, aligning with our organisational strategy.

Required years of experience at this level:
  • Minimum 8 years experience in NGO programme management

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong project management and administration skills
  • Proficiency in electronic communications and standard office software
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; additional South African language advantageous
  • Experience in social justice work
Minimum education requirements:
  • Honours degree or equivalent in the relevant field
  • Equivalent work experience
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Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered. If you don’t receive communication within 14 working days, consider your application unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE: August 28, 2023

Interested applicants should apply by email, submitting a cover letter and CV to hr@tekano.org.za

Procurement and Operations Manager

As the Procurement and Operations Manager, you’ll orchestrate seamless procurement processes while upholding ethical procurement and financial policies.

Your expertise ensures alignment with principles and standards. Additionally, you’ll manage operations and harmonise contracting procedures for optimal efficiency.

With your guidance, our organisation thrives ethically and smoothly.

Required years of experience at this level:
  • Minimum 8 years work experience, including 3 years management in procurement and operations or similar roles
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs, and drive business improvements
  • Contract management and supplier experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with supplier database software and applications (SAP)
  • Excellent computer skills
Minimum education requirements:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Degree or 3-year Diploma) in Procurement, Business Management, Administration, or similar
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Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered. If you don’t receive communication within 14 working days, consider your application unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE: August 28, 2023

Interested applicants should apply by email, submitting a cover letter and CV to hr@tekano.org.za