The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations — now spanning 73 countries — committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. In the past two decades, IYF has supported 472 youth-serving organizations in 134 countries, and has partnered with a wide range of corporate partners and public training systems, reaching more than 16 million young people. IYF programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.
Job Title: Programme Manager
Job Location: Johannesburg
Reporting directly to IYF’s Programme Director in South Africa, the Programme Manager will lead program design, management and monitoring to assigned youth skills development project(s) in South Africa, particularly those projects operated in close partnership with the public TVET college system and industry. The Programme Manager will be IYF’s lead representative with aforementioned partners for assigned project(s).
Key responsibilities of this position will include:
- Leading the co-design of project components with public and private partners, including but not limited to integration of improved curricula into public TVET colleges, design of digitized resources for TVET lecturers, and design of industry employee engagement activities in support of strengthening TVET colleges
- Leading the development and regular review of project work plans, in accordance with grant agreements, donor rules/regulations, and project budgetary resources
- Leading and coordinating delivery of IYF technical assistance to project partners, including public TVET colleges and corporate clients.
- Managing processes related to delivery of staff training, curriculum integration, employee engagement activities at partner TVET colleges
- Informing the design and leading the implementation of performance measurement plan for assigned project(s), in consultation with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager
- Ensuring all data is collected and entered into IYF’s online project monitoring system. This includes following required processes to access data from IYF project partners, including public education providers
- Providing logistical and administrative support, as required to assigned projects
- Assisting in identification, selecting and managing of technical consultants and other project-related procurements, and coordinating internal resources for project execution
The Programme Manager must meet the following criteria:
- Relevant Undergraduate degree (e.g. Education, Social Sciences, Commerce)
- At least five years’ experience leading program design and implementation in the NGO sector, ideally in the education or skills development field(s)
- A combination of both private and public-sector work experience would be advantageous
- Demonstrated experiencing engaging with South Africa’s skills development policies and institutions, including NSDS III, B-BBEE Codes of Good Practices, and Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs). Prior experience designing or implementing programs in partnership with DHET and/or public TVET colleges an added advantage
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated experience engaging external stakeholders and writing donor reports.
- Strong digital literacy, with the ability to rapidly learn new and champion the use of new software and online programmes in the IYF South Africa office. Strong Microsoft Office skills a must, with working knowledge of Microsoft OneNote and SharePoint an added advantage. Experience with online management information systems a bonus
- Proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities. Good judgement in prioritizing independently, and also operating within a team environment when needed
- South African permanent resident, with fluency in at least three of South Africa’s official languages
Send your application by Wednesday, 09th January 2019 to [email protected]