Posted on :
12 Aug, 2019
12 Aug, 2019
The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) is a non-profit organization which contributes to the improvement of the quality of education in 10 different countries around the world.
The current VVOB country programme Leadership and teaching for diversity (2017 – 2021) is addressing school leadership and teaching for diversity to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all children. Partners are DBE, SACE, and the provincial departments of education of Free State and KwaZulu Natal
VVOB SA, in collaboration with GreenMatter, has secured funding from the Flemish Government for a 3-year project (1/9/2019 – 30/8/2022) on Climate Change Education (KIC, Keep it Cool). The overall objective is to create an enabling environment in which secondary schools in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Eastern Cape and Limpopo make CCE part of school and classroom practice. The project will support 100 secondary schools in the implementation of innovative, curriculum-aligned CCE projects that actively involve students and surrounding communities.
The enabling environment for the implementation of CCE projects can be understood as a combination of capacity development support (professional development for teachers and school leaders) and strategic support (adaptation of policies and guidelines; availability of learning and teaching support materials; strengthened inter-departmental collaboration). In addition, the project includes several measures that contribute to replicability and scalability of the chosen approach (creation of an evidence-base about the effects of the professional development offered and of the CCE projects; a solid communication strategy to inspire schools, students and communities beyond the scope of the project).
Job Title: Project Coordinator
The Programme Coordinator is an experienced individual with sound project management, technical assistance and capacity development background with affinity for education and environment. S/he is responsible for the coordination, overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of results/activities (mainly in KZN and EC, but with occasional travel to Pretoria and Limpopo). S/he is also responsible for budget management, procurement, administration and logistics of all activities. S/he will manage the human, financial and other resources available to the programme. S/he works in close collaboration with the team (of VVOB and GreenMatter) and reports to the Programme Manager.
Result oriented, cooperation, continuous learning and improving, 360° empathy, strong communication skills (listening, speaking and writing), creativity, reliability, development oriented coaching, analytical thinking and conceptual thinking
VVOB expects the person to start asap and offers a good remuneration and a contract for period not exceeding the project period (planned end-date August 30, 2022).
The Project Coordinator is supervised by the Programme Manager based in Pretoria.
Send your application by email to Wilfried Theunis ([email protected])
Application Deadline: On or before 5pm on August 20, 2019