SHAWCO New Job Position – Submit Your CVs

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16 Aug, 2018

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NGO Jobs in South Africa

SHAWCO is a student-run, nonprofit community outreach organisation, independent from, but based at the University of Cape Town. SHAWCO’s mission is to practice and promote responsible citizenship in the South African context through Health, Education and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives. We create a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, addressing inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.

Job Title: Programme Manager for the Academics Interventions Unit (AIU)
Job Location: Western Cape
Salary: The monthly cost of employment, including benefits will be R 29 672


  • Provide efficient, effective management and leadership to programme
  • Ensure quality assurance of academic components, moderate learning materials, develop time schedules and targets for various tasks
  • Coordinate the formulation of AIU curriculum, practical’s, workbooks, worksheets and control tests
  • Manage class allocation for educators
  • Design and implement educator evaluation based on performance standards
  • Moderate teaching techniques
  • Devise recruitment and contract renewal processes to facilitate the intake of most suitable educators
  • Train, mentor and oversee the administrative staff of the Programme
  • Initiate a recruitment drive to facilitate the intake of learners, arrange entrance exams, analyse results, and shortlist accepted learners
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure the quality and standards of the Programme is not compromised
  • Analyse Programme evaluation surveys and compile reports to identify the developmental areas
  • Regular meetings with coordinators
  • Maintain cordial relationships with key personnel at the schools
  • Communicate with parents and learners through periodical newsletters and reports
  • Explore fundraising opportunities for AIU and work towards fulfilling the social enterprise and financial sustainability mandate of SHAWCO
  • Explore possibilities for expansion of the Programme to benefit more learners

Principal accountabilities

Programme Management

  • Maintain a documented system of policies and procedures for AIU
  • Uphold a documented system for administrative staff
  • Take responsibility for workforce planning and fair allocation of work in the area of responsibility
  • Ensure that work allocated is executed efficiently and effectively
  • Manage service level agreement with external service providers
  • Prepare documents and monthly reports as advised by the Operations Manager
  • Analyse academic results and collate progress reports termly
  • Coordinate logistics to implement the programme effectively on Saturdays
  • Programme implementation
  • Organise learner orientation, graduation, workshops and other activities of AIU
  • Draft annual reports for funders and Programme stakeholders
  • Manage accurate data bases, following up on absenteeism, bunking etc
  • Implement strict measures to ascertain code of conduct is being applied
  • Successfully profile and brand the work of SHAWCO AIU

Financial Management

  • Under the guidance of the Finance Manager, prepare budgets for approval, actuals to be compared against budget quarterly, and follow up payments with parents to clear outstanding fees
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Monitor petty cash and other financial transactions
  • Review and approve all Programme expenditure
  • Process educators’ salaries
  • Ensure that all funds received are receipted, accounted for and signed off in receipt book
  • Ensure that all expenditure incurred is signed-off and authorised according to delegated levels of authority


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related discipline and a teaching qualification
  • Seven years proven management and leadership experience
  • Operational and educational experience, preferably in an academic environment
  • Communication skills
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector, advantages
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Computer Skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data base management)
  • Report writing ability
  • Strong time management skills
  • Valid SA driver’s license
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans (speak, read and write)
  • Willing to travel as needed to schools to recruit learners and liaise with school management, and other stakeholders
  • Must be willing to work on Saturdays for the duration of the programmes

To apply, submit in a single pdf file of Copies of Diploma / Degree, Motivational letter, and CV to Daneen Abels at [email protected]

Ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone: 021 406 6740

Reference number: AIU002

SHAWCO is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets.

SHAWCO reserves the right to extend the closing date as well as the right not to appoint.

Application Deadline: 24 August, 2018

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