Earthchild Project (ECP) Current Job Opportunity – Apply Now!

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30 Nov, 2020

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Operation Officer

Started in 2007, Earthchild Project (ECP) operates in under-resourced schools in Cape Town. Working with children and teachers, their holistic education programmes focus on life-skills, wellness and the environment.  ECP aims to inspire a new generation of confident, conscious and responsible young leaders.

ECP works across 8 schools in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill, reaching over 3500 children and 80 teachers every week. They run a variety of Programmes from yoga classes, eco clubs, leadership training, holiday programmes, teacher training workshops and more.



Job Title: Operations Manager
Location: Cape Town

The purpose of this position is to find someone who can ‘hold’ the big picture but also ensure the smooth implementation of day-to-day operations and a high quality of programme delivery. Someone who can manage, lead and support their operational team, ensuring they are on track with their strategy.



  • Assist in the development of ECP’s strategy, together with the team, Director and the Board.
  • Work collaboratively with the team to develop sound operational plans, aligned to ECP’s strategy.
  • Review and evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and report these results to the Director.


  • Creating simple systems to ensure the smooth implementation of all programmes.  This will include developing and implementing administrative systems.
  • Ensuring our Monitoring & Evaluation systems are being implemented and reporting to the Director on outcomes and recommendations.


  • Managing, leading and supporting our operational team. This will include working with and overseeing a diverse range of staff from senior programme managers, to junior facilitators.
  • Creating simple, clear communication tools and processes to ensure cohesion within the team.
  • Developing and managing staff development & performance management within operational team.
  • Ensure that all policies, contracts & HR admin is up to date, organised & easily accessible
  • Development and implementation of induction programme for new ECP staff

Programme Finance:

  • Manage the operational finances of ECP, including expenditure
  • Report to Director on operational finances and projected expenditure
  • Support the Director in developing the annual Programme budget


  • Management experience, preferably in a senior position for five years
  • Ability to manage a diverse and geographically dispersed team
  • A high proficiency in computer skills (Word, Excel, Google Drive, Calendar management)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Own transport and a valid driver’s license

To Apply: 

Please put your ‘Name & Surname – Operations Manager’ in the subject line, and email the following to [email protected]:6

  • Your CV (max 2 pages) – including a photo of yourself and your date of birth
  • Motivation letter (max 2 pages) – please share why joining the ECP team excites and inspires you and why you’d be the best person for the job

Application Deadline: 11/12/2020

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