Amandla Development New Job Opportunity

Posted on :

28 Aug, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in South Africa

Amandla Development is a nonprofit organisation that works to empower South African youth with equal access to quality education opportunities. Amandla facilitates the Philippi Collective Network, a cross-sector group that fosters a community-driven approach to improving learner wellbeing and education outcomes.

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Job Location: Cape Town
Start date: 1 October

The Community Solutions Programme is Amandla’s programme for improving the quality and accessibility of cradle-to-career supports in the community. The Community Solutions Coordinator works with members of the collective network to use the data we collect to improve and align their services. The Coordinator will work with collective network members to identify barriers to successful completion of the cradle-to-career journey (whether in school or outside school) and develop strategies and collaborative projects to remove those barriers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for regular liaising with collective network members, facilitating our working groups to develop collaborations, and working closely with the Data Coordinator to ensure projects are evidence-based and that our network is utilising the best information possible for developing a strong web of care across the community for all of Philippi’s young people. Because our work is cross-sector, candidates with experience in more than one area (i.e., health, education) will be highly-valued. There will be regular reporting to funders and the community of both quantitative measures of change and of change stories with young people.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Project Manager and facilitate Community Solutions activities
  • Work with our organisation partners to develop and implement their collaborations
  • Ensure that working group projects are fully developed with log frames and milestones
  • Liaise regularly with our organisation partners, ensuring their continued connection to the collective mission
  • Facilitate working groups
  • Develop new working groups
  • Write reports
  • Data capture
  • Able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Coordinate the development of Amandla’s shared measures system within the network
  • Manage the project budget for Community Solutions

Requirements:

  • Minimum two years in similar role
  • Strong background in facilitation with both adults and youth
  • Demonstrated project development experience
  • Experience working in a township setting
  • Fluency in isiXhosa a must
  • Experience in community development
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including basic Excel
  • Interest in education, health, and social development
  • Flexible
  • Ability and willingness to multitask and manage shifting deadlines
  • Highly motivated and energetic
  • Ability to work independently or without direct supervision
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Basic financial management

To apply, submit CV, (two pages maximum), a one-page motivational letter outlining your experience, most recent salary and salary expectations to [email protected] with “Community Solutions Coordinator” in the subject line.

Any applications not including all the requested information will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 4th September, 2018

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