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Network Facilitator (20.11.2008 )

Pamoja is an equal opportunity organisation, it is a loose network (Meta Network) of National chapters (Networks), which in turn consist of Organizations that practice Reflect and other participatory methods in the conduct of their development work. PAMOJA’s core business has always been promoting participatory adult learning: particularly the Reflect approach to learning and social change. PAMOJA being a regional network for adult literacy practitioners has positioned itself in a distinctive niche, both within national and international contexts: PAMOJA promotes adult literacy for lifelong learning that is participatory by doctrine and in practice. Whereas Reflect forms the backbone of PAMOJA’s literacy philosophy, it has evolved into other participatory learning approaches that combine to provide comprehensive empowerment for human development and active citizenship.

This means that PAMOJA will champion an Africa regional advocacy agenda that contributes to placing Lifelong Learning for adults as a Right and as a means for people to live lives of dignity. Pamoja has just developed a five year strategy 2008-2012 to achieve this vision and therefore requires an experienced and visionary person that shares in this enthusiasm and also has the requisite networking skills and relations to bring in the resources required to realise this dream. Pamoja requires the services of a competent and visionary person to fill the position of a NETWORK FACILITATOR.

Position: Network Facilitator
Reports To: Board Of Trustees
Nature Of Appointment: Contract (Initially Two Years)

Key Resposibilities

To oversee and coordinate the operations of this Africa regional network in line with its strategic plans, policies and procedures. The specific duties and tasks (to be undertaken with the assistance of the Secretariat staff) will include but will not necessarily be limited to the following main responsibility and duties:

  • Strengthening the Network through Leading Pamoja’s Fundraising and Partnerships Efforts by taking overall responsibility for fundraising, donor management and reporting systems within PAMOJA AFRICA.
  • Leading the organisation’s advocacy efforts
  • Building the capacity of National Pamojas and enhancing the image of Pamoja as a capacity building institution in participatory approaches
    A detailed job description will be provided.

Salary: Negotiable and based on competence and experience

Resource mobilization and grant management, professionalism and integrity, leadership, good communication (written and oral) skills, teamwork, teambuilding, negotiation, conflict resolution, cultural diversity management, amiable character, and a commitment to continual learning and improvement are required skills.

Qualifications and Personal Qualities

  • Post Graduate-level Degree in Development studies/Social Work/Education/international relations
  • At least five years of experience in development sector and at senior position
  • Minimum of 5 years experience and a proven record of success in raising funds for non-profit organizations from government and non-government sources.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing fundraising and partnerships strategies covering corporate, government, multi-lateral and NGO revenue streams.
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating and securing relationships with institutional and corporate donors and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain respect and support from various constituencies including staff, national board, donors and partner organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to do high level strategic and hands-on fundraising, networking and partnerships work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French

  • Development and management experience with NGOs at international level
  • Good Computer skills to develop communication materials
  • Experience in Advocacy and lobbyin
  • Experience in training delivery and provision of in-house capacity building support
  • Knowledge of relevant international strategies and frameworks in the areas of Adult education development, participatory approaches, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, educational and poverty issues.


Individual must possess business astuteness, be results oriented, have demonstrated analytical skills, be forward thinking and must have an interest and commitment to the leading role of adult educators in international development; excellent inter-personal skills; self-motivated and resourceful; ability to manage and develop multiple objectives and tasks; catalyst with vision to create excitement around PAMOJA’s programmes and goals, and get others to support the organisation. Successful candidate will enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment as part of a growing and developing organisation, and be personally committed to PAMOJA’s mission and values. The network facilitator will be supervising a number of project and network staff.

If you are interested in this position please send your applications by email with the subject” Network Facilitator position” include (i) a one-page cover letter, (ii) an updated C.V. and (iii) full contact details of three professional references.(iv) a summary of projects that you have been involved in directly and fundraised for successfully(V) An essay of not more than 800 words of your vision on how you can strengthen a regional Network in Africa to be a partner of choice in the mobilization of Africa in meeting MDGs through Adult education. The aforementioned should be sent electronically to:

The Human Resource advisor
Plot 54 Block 254 Gaba Road, Kansanga,
P.O.BOX 10150 Kampala, Uganda.
Website :
To reach Pamoja Africa not later than 5th December, 2008
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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