Charity: The Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) South Africa Trust (also known as) Restless Development – Vincent, East London
Caroline Naude’s volunteering career has come full circle. She started her volunteering career at Restless Development in Nepal and will now be working as a Senior Manager: Strategic Projects.
She is a mother and business owner and has 14 years’ experience working with NGOs, including 6 years for Students Partnership Worldwide South Africa (now known as Restless Development): Programme Manager (2000-2003), and Country Director (2003-2006).
Caroline is committed to the organisation’s values and the role of young people in development, and is familiar with the context within which they work in South Africa and the Eastern Cape.
Restless Development (South Africa) was founded in 1997 in response to the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS on young South Africans and the lack of preventative health education interventions in rural communities.
Where Restless Development operates in the Eastern Cape, youth unemployment exceeds 50%; and the HIV prevalence rate among young people is 19%, compared to the national average of 12%;
Their programmes promote positive behaviour change, improve livelihood opportunities, promote positive civic participation, and involve 20,000 young people on a regular and consistent basis in rural communities.
Caroline’s project will focus on the following:
- Strategic Planning: Work with the Leadership Team to develop a new 5-year strategic plan (2016-2021) with a strong focus on collaboration and new models of delivery and partnership in a changing South Africa;
- Leadership Strengthening: Review recent capacity assessments and put in place personal development plans and targets for each Leadership Team member. Provide specific mentoring as required to individual Leadership Team members, specifically in communications, quality reporting writing, and fundraising and partnerships. Work with the Country Director to develop and implement a leadership sustainability plan for the organisation, including managed transitions of key roles, and planned expansion of the management team.
- Provide technical expertise and capacity on resource mobilisation: Identify and research diverse income streams, including through in-country and overseas donors, regional investments and partnership opportunities.
- Explore private sector partnerships and unrestricted funding bases to grow the agency. Review, edit and develop concept notes and proposals.
- Support and build the capacity of staff in documenting and disseminating research and findings both internally and externally.
- Work with Programme staff to design templates for marketing, including case studies and quarterly newsletter, and help establish new communication channels including radio, social media and the internet.