Amandla Development Recent Opening – Apply Now!

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19 Feb, 2019

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Administrative 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, collective impact approach to improving learner wellbeing and education outcomes.

Job Title: Data Coordinator 
Job Location: Cape Town

The purpose of the position is to manage data collection, field worker training and monitoring, and developing the capacity of our working groups to craft evidence-based interventions to tear down barriers to learning in Philippi.

Start date: As soon as possible


  • Report to the Project Manager and supervise site data collection processes
  • Develop solutions for data collection, capture, and use in our community reporting activities
  • Facilitate forum meetings at which data on child welfare is explained in layman’s terms to community members and stakeholders
  • Support and train stakeholders to collect and use data for decision making
  • Train fieldworkers in various data collection exercises such as surveys
  • Write reports
  • Individual research and leading some research processes
  • Integrate technology into our work
  • Coordinate the development of Amandla’s shared measures system within the network
  • Think creatively about data management


  • Minimum two years in a Monitoring and Evaluation or similar role
  • Two years of experience in project management, including developing implementation timelines
  • Extensive demonstrated experience with survey system Kobo Collect, or similar
  • Understanding of the ethics of conducting studies with people
  • Experience working in a township setting
  • Fluency in English a must and fluency in isiXhosa a major plus
  • Experience in community development
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software and data management systems
  • Interest in education and community development
  • Flexible and a team player
  • Ability and willingness to multitask and meet shifting deadlines consistently
  • Motivated and energetic
  • Ability to work independently or without direct supervision
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Basic financial management
  • Highly-valued pluses: Experience with ArcGIS, data cleaning skills
  • An interest in the intersections of health and education will be highly valued

To apply, submit a CV, (maximum two pages), your most recent salary, and a one-page motivational letter outlining your experience with Monitoring and Evaluation, including which methodologies and software you have worked with to [email protected] with Data Coordinator in the subject line.

This is not a data capturing role.

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

Please no phone queries.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 4th March, 2019

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