The Nal’ibali Trust Ongoing Recruitment [4 Positions]

Posted on :

29 Aug, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in South Africa

Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing, and sharing stories – in all South African languages – is part of everyday life.

Job Title: SPM Literacy Mentors [X 4]

Job Location:

  • 1 x KwaZulu-Natal – Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu
  • 1 x Eastern Cape – Mdansane
  • 1 x Western Cape – Mitchells Plain
  • 1 x Gauteng – Soweto

This is a one year fixed term contract.


  • Drive Nalibali Story Power in Motion vehicle in the listed communities and other identified spaces
  • Arrange and attend stakeholder meetings
  • Ongoing partner/stakeholder liaison
  • Mobilise community involvement
  • Promote brand awareness at provincial level
  • Support and mentor volunteers
  • Provide and distribute reading materials
  • Identify training needs
  • Facilitate training sessions
  • Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting (ME and R)


  • Minimum of two years’ community work experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in education or social development advantageous
  • Strong Written and verbal skills in English and one other relevant local language (IsiZulu/IsiXhosa/SeSotho)
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office plus Excel)
  • A Proven interest and enthusiasm for literacy development and/or education
  • Driver’s license essential
  • Passion and energy to improve children’s lives
  • Independent, self-starting person who can identify and seize opportunities
  • Passion for literacy, education and children’s rights
  • Enthusiasm for driving change
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to ride bicycle
  • Respected in the community/not popular for the wrong reasons
  • Be an independent, self-starting person who can spark excitement, raise awareness, reach new audiences
  • Build partnerships and support ongoing activities to promote reading for enjoyment, in spaces such as schools, preschools, clinics and public spaces
  • Eastern Cape: Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiXhosa/English)
  • Western cape: Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiXhosa/English)
  • Kwa Zulu Natal Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiZulu/English
  • Gauteng: Strong Written and verbal skills in (SeSotho/English)

To apply, submit a CV and motivational cover letter highlighting why you would make a fantastic Story Power in Motion Literacy Mentor for KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng and which area you are applying for to [email protected]

Contact number: 021 448 6000

Note that feedback will be provided to shortlisted candidates only.

ApplicationDeadline: 7th September 2018

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