Soul City Institute Latest Available Job Opening

Posted on :

10 May, 2019

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Soul City Institute is a Social Justice organisation that focusses on Young Women and Girls and the project access to resources that enable them to reach their full potential and take their rightful place in society. It is an organisation that promotes a just society and ensures equal treatment and respect for basic human rights.

Job Title: Programme Manager

Job Location: Northern Cape

Report to: The Cluster Manager

The purpose of the position is to take charge of starting up and implementing a community based programme in the Northern Cape. Assist the cluster manager to implement the SCI programme strategy at provincial level in order to achieve the SCI’s objectives.


Coordination and monitoring of projects

  • Effectively support the cluster manager in rolling out the planned programmes in the province which includes:
    • coordinate the preparation and monitoring of project plans
    • coordinate incoming and outgoing communication with clubs and determine the appropriate follow up action required
    • Identify diverse community based organisations to partner with for innovative campaign execution
    • Oversee / supervise volunteers and facilitate their fieldwork to ensure it aligns to the SOPs of the different programmes
    • Oversee and maintain above board relations with service providers/suppliers in the district in accordance with the terms and conditions of their relevant contracts
    • Together with the cluster manager, conduct community mapping and ongoing intelligence gathering for project risk and opportunities
    • In consultation with the cluster manger, develop and implement project plans for the training and fieldwork activities required to support clubs in the province
    • Coordinate the logistical support required for the implementation of training, fieldwork and monitoring activities in the province
  • Develop and implement distribution plans for programmes

Monitoring and capturing of fieldwork activities  

  • Support the cluster manager in the development and implementation of a monitoring plan (including visits) for the allocated district
  • Collect data from volunteers and clubs and capture into the agreed system / template
  • Ensure that data collected is captured correctly and it meets the required M&E standards
  • Collate captured data into a monthly report using agreed templates
  • Ensure to have the relevant data collection tools: attendance registers, dialogue and training reports and evaluation forms and other relevant tools which the M&E team will provide as and when required
  • Capture visual and audio footage of various activities
  • In consultation with the cluster manager, prepare and deliver presentations at relevant meetings and forums

Relationship Building and Management

  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders at provincial and district levels
  • In consultation with the cluster manager prepare, deliver and represent Soul City in various meetings and forums

 Project Cycle Management

  • Prepare and submit monthly reports
  • Administration and project planning
  • Maintain and grow the programme’s sourcing opportunities to extend the brand with various stakeholders
  • Provide the necessary administrative support and assistance for the implementation of the projects at provincial and district levels

 Financial Management

  • Coordinate the receipt, checking and submission of invoices to the provincial manager in order to facilitate timeous payments
  • Assist with the procurement, and payment of service providers/suppliers
  • Comply with all financial policies and procedures (including procurement)
  • Undertake spending with regard to value for money and ensure that service provider pricing is competitive

 Reporting and General

  • Generate and distribute monthly reports from the agreed M&E system / database
  • Generate ad hoc reports from the database, as and when required by management
  • Comply with all financial policies and procedures
  • Assist with general administration in the social mobilisation unit, as and when required

 Human Resources Management

  • Participate in the recruitment of provincial volunteers and service providers where required.
  • In consultation with the cluster manager, identify own training and coaching requirements to achieve optimal performance
  • Represent the organisation at provincial and district levels with a high level of professionalism, efficiency and ethics
  • Comply with all HR policies and procedures


  • A three years’ diploma, a degree or an equivalent qualification in communication, education, health, public health, social science or social work
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the health and/or development sector
  • Experience in developing educational materials would be an added advantage
  • Experience and understanding of children and youth sector issues is essential
  • Knowledge of all legislation relevant to children’s issues i.e. the Child Protection Act, The Constitution of South Africa, etc
  • Knowledge of the edutainment development process would be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – including (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)
  • English verbal and written communication skills
  • Communication skills in other South African languages would be an added advantage
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Meticulous and able to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret data and information in order to generate reports
  • Report writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Self-motivated, a self-starter and able to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative and take ownership of his/her tasks
  • Team player
  • Valid driver license
  • Own transport

To apply

Submit your CV and motivation letter to [email protected]

Application Deadline:  Monday, 13 May, 2019

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