The Growsmart Educational Programme Job Opening

Posted on :

24 Dec, 2020

Category :

Project Management Jobs in South Africa

The Growsmart Educational Programme is an initiative by Growthpoint Properties in collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department, the Eastern Cape Department of Education and the Limpopo Department of Education. The programme started in 2009 as a Literacy competition aimed at advancing the learning experiences and behaviour of children in grades 4, 5 and 6 in a fun and competitive format.

Over the years, the programme has expanded its offering beyond Literacy, with a wide range of curriculum-based subjects including Literacy, Story Writing & Poetry, Mathematics, Science, Debating and Entrepreneurship.



Job Title: Growsmart Project Manager
Location: Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference: # PM – Western Cape
Contract Type: Permanent

Job purpose

Responsible for the coordination of Growsmart initiatives and management of stakeholder relationships.

Duties and responsibilities

Project Management & Coordination

•Contribute to the conceptualization of marketing material
•Manage the launch presentations for schools
•Liaise with WCED, ECDOE, Bursars, Suppliers
•Oversee the communication, on a regular basis, with all the schools across the 6 competition sections (Literacy, Story writing & Poetry, Maths & Science, debating and Entrepreneurship

Monitoring and Evaluation

•Coordinate focus groups/interview sessions at competition level with the participating schools
•Collate feedback forms from participating schools
•Coordinate volunteers for competition rounds from various partners
•Secure and coordinate marking team for story writing competition
•Secure and coordinate judges, score keepers and quizzes masters for the competition rounds
•Coordinate workshops for mentors
•Regularly update and maintain the website
•Manage PR, Social media & Communications in collaboration with the marketing department
•Form partnerships with other companies, collaborating with other projects and obtaining sponsorships
•Manage school travel claims/expenses for competition days
•Coordinate Provincial Spelling Bee Communication & Liaising with Growsmart participants
•Mange prize handover to winning schools for all the competitions
•Manage the purchasing and distribution of launch handout items and Growsmart newspapers
•Obtain quotations for competition rounds and finals

Admin & Reporting

•Prepare and monitor budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecast
•Deliver all reporting requirement to the General Manager

Years of Experience

•5 years’ minimum relevant experience
•Stakeholder management experience is essential


•Social Science Degree or Business Management related degree

Competencies and Skills

•Ability to work under pressure
•Solid administrative skills
•Computer literate
•Deadline focused
•Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail
•Stakeholder focus, meeting the needs and expectations and continually improve services
•Building and managing relationships
•Decision making consider information available, identify options and make timely decisions
•Resilience, recover quickly from setbacks that impact performance
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Well-developed interpersonal skills

Personality attributes

•Attitude of enthusiasm, creative flair and passion for CSR
•Sound interpersonal skills, networking and relationship building
•Ability to work under pressure
•Must demonstrate the ability to be proactive and take initiative
•Intelligent self-starter who shows initiative and have the ability to work autonomously / with little guidance
•Flexible and adaptable with an ability to multi-task
•Hard worker who works well under pressure and must be efficient and results driven
•Assertive and tenacious
•Team player.

To apply

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Application Deadline: 11/01/2021

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