FPD New Career Opportunity Available – Share & Apply

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8 Oct, 2018

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NGO Jobs in South Africa

FPD is a leading academic and public health institution in South Africa and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Institution of Higher Education (Registration Certificate number 2002/HE07/013). FPD is also an accredited service provider for continuous professional development (CPD) by the Medical and Dental Professions Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Job Title: Senior Project Manager Literacy
Job Location: Head Office –  Pretoria
Department: Reading Support Programme
Reporting to: Chief of Party

Main Purpose of the Job

To assist the Project Chief of Party, in implementing the Reading Support Project

Main activities

  • Develop detailed project plans and implementation tools
  • Engage with stakeholders and monitor implementation
  • Co-ordinate technical teams and partner organisation activities
  • Review project performance against budget, work-plans and targets
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the project
  • Stay abreast of new developments in early literacy that can influence project design
  • Report on project deliverables to the donor


  • Master’s degree or PHD in education – preferably with a focus on African Home Language and English literacy
  • Management qualification
  • Project Management qualification or substantial experience  in project management


  • Minimum 7 years’ project management experience working within the education field in South Africa

Technical competencies

  • Literacy teaching proficiency
  • Knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of project management as well as project management techniques and tools
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, balance & cope with competing priorities
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge around education improvement projects
  • Broad understanding of the Basic Education environment in South Africa
  • Monitoring and Evaluation competencies
  • Strong problem solving abilities

Leadership competencies

  • Strong leadership, management and facilitation skills required as well as the ability to work within the South African Basic Education framework
  • Provide direction and supervision to sub-ordinates and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high levels of emotional intelligence
  • Proven relationship management skills (public and private)
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a complex environment

Financial Management competencies

  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Excellent human resource management skills


  • An academic publication track record would be a benefit

Risk Management

  • Ability to identify and manage risks pertaining to a project


  • Must display strong networking ability


  • Presentation skills
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication

Computer literacy

  • Proficiency in MS   Package


  • Innovative & resourceful

Closing Date:  26 October 2018 @ 16:30

Interested candidates should forward a motivational letter and CV to [email protected] or fax to 081 680 0736.

For enquiries please contact Leah Maenetja/ Tshililo Pharamela on 012 816 9000.

NB:  Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.  If you have not been contacted within 1 month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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