About NGO Pulse
The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) was founded in 1987. Over the past 30 years SANGONeT has developed into a dynamic civil society organizational (CSO) with a history closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. SANGONeT is still one of the very few non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa involved in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) and continues to serve civil society with a wide range of ICT products and services.
SANGONeT’s vision is to be a strategic leadership organization influencing social transformation through ICTs. The Organization strives to contribute to a just, equitable and prosperous Southern African society, where the impact and contribution of sustainable development programs are supported by appropriate, relevant and affordable ICT solutions.
SANGONeT’s mission is to support the effective use of ICTs in Southern African CSOs by providing quality services and initiatives. The Organizations exists for the purpose of facilitating access, sharing information, building capacity, raising awareness, enhancing reach and impact, and linking people and organizations through the use of ICTs in Southern Africa.
SANGONeT’s services and interventions continue to be shaped by the challenge of strengthening the capacity of NGOs in finding long-term and sustainable solutions in response to Southern Africa’s development problems. NGOs’ capacity for service delivery increasingly requires that attention be given to their ability to integrate ICTs into their activities. Although many South African NGOs are already active users of ICTs, much more needs to be done to build the capacity of the sector in this regard.
With approximately 122,000 non-profit organizations operating in South Africa, and only a small percentage of these equipped with the necessary ICT capacity and expertise required in support of their development work, the potential impact of ICTs on the work of NGOs remains limited. This situation defines the raison d’étre for the role and contribution of an organization such as SANGONeT in support of the NGO sector in Southern Africa and beyond.
SANGONeT’s activities center around three interrelated program areas:
- Civil Society Information Services
- ICT Services
- ICT Advocacy
SANGONeT is currently implementing the following:
- NGO Pulse:: The South African NGO and Development Information Portal
- Prodder NGO and Development Directory
- NGO Pulse Premium Advertising Service
- NGO Source
- Tipfuxeni Project
During the past few years, SANGONeT has conceptualized and implemented the following strategic intervensions to enhance the use of ICTs among NGOs in Southern Africa:
- Thetha: The SANGONeT ICT Discussion Forum
- SANGONeT ‘ICTs for Civil Society’ Conference and Exhibition
- The Stae of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector
- South African NGO Web Awards
All SANGONeT’s activities are geared towards optimizing resources and outputs, and increasing its impact on ICT uptake in the Southern African NGO sector.
NGO Pulse Vacancies
NGO Pulse provides advertisements of vacancies available in various organizations across the Southern Africa, in its portal. These vacancies include permanent jobs, contract-based, and internship programs. Each and every one of the available NGO Pulse vacancies varies in positions, work placements, application deadlines, and eligibility requirements. Below are some of the many NGO Pulse vacancies that are currently open for applications. Click on the vacancy that you are interested in to see further details.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. They are an independent organization located at the interface between civil society and academia. The Communications and Advocacy unit at IJR seeks to employ a dynamic individual as the program intern from January 14 to December 15, 2020. IJR seeks to appoint a Communications Intern to be based in Cape Town. The duration of the intern program is 11 months. As a successful applicant, throughout the internship you will receive a monthly stipend of R 5,500. However, IJR will not cover relocation costs.
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate pediatric AIDS and create healthy families across 8 sub-Saharan African countries. The Human Resources Officer (HRO) at m2m is responsible for supporting field operations in multiple regional locations by providing coaching and guidance on HR related business matters including employee relations, workforce planning, recruitment, HR policy and procedure interpretation and employment law practices. This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP) CHAMP.
The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) is a non-profit sub-regional network consisting of representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations from Southern African countries, which coordinates regional efforts to offer rapid, practical and inclusive 24-hour support to human rights defenders (HRDs) at high and immediate risk. With a view to expand its human capital and technical capacity, the SAHRDN is looking for a Communications and Visibility Consultant. Reporting to the SAHRDN Coordinator the Communications and Visibility Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the SAHRDN Programs Manager and work closely with the rest of the SAHRDN staff and Network. The position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a global, non-profit, Christian housing organization working in approximately 70 countries around the world. As a Housing and Human Settlement Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain work-based experience through exposure and involvement in Habitat for Humanity’s International Projects and also to provide exposure to a professional working environment while gaining knowledge and insight into the housing / human settlement sector. This position is based in Pretoria, South Africa. The length of the internship is 12 months and it is full-time (5 days a week with flexible hours).
The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) is a registered non-profit organization (NPO) dedicated to serving the needs of Durban’s elderly residents. TAFTA seeks to appoint a Social Work to be based in Durban. The purpose of this position is to find a dynamic, adaptable and progressive social worker who will enjoy professional development opportunity in this position and the benefit of multi-disciplinary, area-based operational approach.
True North is a non-profit organization founded in 2007, prompted by the desire to bring meaningful change to vulnerable and underprivileged communities in South Africa through education, research and sharing of technology. True North seeks to appoint a Communications Leader to be based in Cape Town. The purpose of the position is to contribute to the activities of True North and to participate in the improvement of early childhood development within Vrygrond and Overcome Heights, as well as other marginalized communities.
Submit your applications directly to the relevant organization concerned.
Find out more NGO Pulse vacancies on the Vacancies Section of the NGO Pulse portal.