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  • Mindset Network: Broadcast Scheduler Intern

    Mindset Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

    Mindset Network seeks to appoint a Broadcast Scheduler Intern, based in Johannesburg.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the final input of schedules into the ITX system as well as the scheduling of on air promos, commercials and other support material as per the brief supplied by Channel Manager and/or Client.

    Salary: R6 000 total cost of employment per month. 

    To apply, refer to http://bit.ly/1heujb5

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    If you have any difficulty accessing the link contact, recruitment@mindset.co.za (Subject 'Broadcast Scheduler Application') and Mindset Network will tend to your query.

    For more about Mindset Network, refer to www.mindset.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Cape IT Initiative: Business Development Manager

    Cape IT Initiative (CITi)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Cape IT Initiative (CITi) is a nonprofit organisation established in 1998 to address systemic challenges undermining the growth and sustainability of the technology sector (ie IT, ICT, ICTe, Tech&Design and software) in the Western Cape.

    CITi focuses on the development and support of potential entrepreneurs and SMMEs through the identification of qualifying candidates, obtaining of funding, appointing of trainers and facilitators and the provision of co-working office infrastructure in a business incubation environment.

    The Cape IT Initiative seeks to appoint a Business Development Manager - Entrepreneurial & Enterprise Development, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Maintaining and growing the number of participants;
    • Managing and developing relationships with all stakeholders, including the funders or donors;
    • Marketing;
    • Maintaining of information and information technology;
    • Staff management;
    • Facilities management.
    Requirements:
    • Related tertiary qualification;
    • Entrepreneurial flair, training and or experience;
    • Related experience;
    • Good communications skills;
    • Good networking skills;
    • The ability to communicate in isiXhosa.
    To apply, submit a CV to hr@citi.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Cape IT Initiative, refer to www.citi.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Cape IT Initiative: Office Administrator

    Cape IT Initiative (CITi)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Cape IT Initiative (CITi) is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 to address systemic challenges undermining the growth and sustainability of the technology sector (ie IT, ICT, ICTe, Tech&Design and software) in the Western Cape.

    CITi focuses on the development and support of potential entrepreneurs and SMMEs through the identification of qualifying candidates, obtaining of funding, appointing of trainers and facilitators and the provision of co-working office infrastructure in a business incubation environment.

    The Cape IT Initiative seeks to appoint an Office Administrator, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Data administration;
    • Scheduling, preparation and administration of interventions;
    • Manage or assist with events planning;
    • Liaison with tenants, stakeholders and public.
    Requirements:
    • Proven track record of administrative ability;
    • Project management related experience;
    • Good communication skills;
    • Ability to communicate in isiXhosa;
    • Ability to cope with variety and diversity.
    To apply, submit a CV to hr@citi.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Cape IT Initiative, refer to www.citi.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mindset Network: Office Assistant

    Mindset Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

    Mindset Network seeks to appoint an Office Assistant, based in Johannesburg.

    This individual will be responsible for providing administration services to the Mindset Group as well as diary support to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations/Technical Officer.

    Responsibilities:
    • Diary management for CEO and COO;
    • Management of all stationary, cleaning consumables and office commodities;
    • Financial administration which includes managing the office petty cash, processing of orders and invoices timeously as well as reconciliation of the company credit card;
    • Collation of documents which include but is not limited to Board packs, presentations etc;
    • Organising of management meetings;
    • Coordination of travel arrangements for the Mindset Group which include Flights, vehicle hire, accommodation and visa arrangements;
    • Coordination of building maintenance for the Mindset Group;
    • Coordination and maintenance  of legal agreements and contracts;
    • Maintaining a database of all company contracts and contacts;
    • Coordination of staff functions/meetings (drinks evenings, staff braais, team building, year end function);
    • General admin tasks and assistance as and when required;
    • Reception relief as and when required.
    Requirements:
    • Matric;
    • Between one and five years experience in a similar role;
    • Secretarial Diploma an advantage;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications;
    • Proficient in Google suite of applications an advantage;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Proactive and strong sense of urgency;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Professional approach to tasks, fellow employees and all external contacts;
    • Ability to use initiative and judgment when needed;
    • Exceptional time management skills;
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of standard PC programs;
    • Ability to work remain friendly and professional in a pressurised environment;
    • High regard for confidentiality;
    • Hard working and passionate. 

    Remuneration: The starting salary for this position is between R10 000 and R12 000 total cost to company per month. 

    To apply, complete the form (http://bit.ly/1jBuROx) and submit.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Should you not receive any feedback within three weeks from the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

    For more about Mindset Network, refer to www.mindset.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Hivos Southern Africa: Programme Coordinator - Malawi

    Hivos - Regional Office Southern Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.
     
    Hivos seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which citizens (women and men) have equal access to the resources and opportunities for their development and where they can actively and equally participate in decision-making. 
     
    In Africa programmes are mainly in East and Southern Africa. Hivos advocates for an Open and Green Society where organizations and people are able to develop their capacities and power to innovate and develop solutions to transform their landscapes and systems to better their lives and those of future generations. The Regional Office for Southern Africa operates in Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. 
     
    Hivos seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator, based in Malawi.
     
    The post holder will play a lead role in coordinating the delivery of Hivos’ Child Marriage programme, working with government, civil society and other various actors. The overall vision that the Child Marriages programme seeks to contribute towards stopping child marriages in Malawi , by promoting the rights for girls to choose their future destiny. It is the intention of the programme to ensure development of socially and psychologically empowered young women in Malawi who are able to self-actualise. The job will involve planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on programme activities. In addition, the person will oversee the capacity building of partners, contribute to internal and external communication and advocacy, resource mobilisation, knowledge generation and management, and any other relevant assigned duties.
     
    As a member of the global Rights and Citizenship team reporting to the Regional Director, and working under close supervision and coordination with the Regional Programme Officer, the Programme Coordinator contributes constructively and positively to the Hivos policies around civil rights, child marriages and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
     
    As part of core duties, the Programme Coordinator will undertake the following responsibilities: Planning and coordination of partners and other stake holders;   Implementation support for programmes and operational finances; Capacity building for partners , government and other stakeholders; Communication and advocacy for the child marriages programme; Resource mobilization;  M&E and Reporting and Knowledge Management to record and share lessons learnt from the project.
     
    To apply you will need to be a qualified individual with strong analytic skills and have a passion for promoting the rights of the girl child.   You have strong communication skills, both orally as in writing in English and at least one of the local Malawi Languages. You are a good networker with an ability to mobilize your network in support of the programme objectives. You have good substantive knowledge in SRHR, Gender and women empowerment, multi-actor programming and good practical and conceptual knowledge of human rights based approaches. You are self-disciplined and are able to perform administrative tasks as part of your responsibilities.
     
    Requirements: 
    • Master’s degree in gender, human rights or development studies or economics or public policy with a gender component or at least three to five years of work experience within an international development agency at similar level;
    • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in any of the areas indicated above of which at least three years of professional experience in programme/project management;
    • Experience in designing and implementing programmes or  joint projects with capability to empower and develop the capacity of counterparts;
    • Experience providing advisory services in the area of gender equality with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing programme documents;
    • Experience coordinating multi-partner programmes, and proven experience in partnership building and networking; 
    •  Excellent communication skills and track record in resource mobilization and donor  and external relations; 
    • Sound understanding of the cultural and social environment of Malawi;
    • Advanced user level computer skills and strong knowledge of various software including Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word;
    • Must be fluent in English and sound understanding (written and spoken) of any of the  Malawi local languages is highly desirable.
    Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment.
     
    The regional office is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Hivos welcomes applications from citizens from South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. For this position only applicants with a valid work permit for Malawi can be offered employment on local terms and conditions.
     
    Female candidates meeting the above criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applications received on the above email address will be considered. No hard copies.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to rosaf@hivos.org or hand deliver to 20 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    For more about Hivos, refer to www.hivos.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Hivos Southern Africa: Projects Officer - Media & ICT

    Hivos - Regional Office Southern Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.
     
    The Regional Office for Southern Africa of Hivos promotes economic and social empowerment of poor and marginalized people in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Zambia.
     
    Hivos Southern Africa seeks to appoint a Projects Officer - Media & ICT, based at the regional office in Harare, Zimbabwe.
     
    This is a short term, full-time contract.
     
    As a member of the global Expression & Engagement team liaising with the Programme Officer and reporting to the Regional Director, the projects officer contributes constructively and positively to the overall and regional Hivos policies in the field of Media and ICTs. The job involves positioning Hivos in the region in line with its’ policies; initiates and coordinates innovative and creative programmes and initiatives that contribute to freedom of expression and accountability objectives, forges strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders and takes responsibility for the administration and management of the project partner portfolios.
     
    The person is expected to be passionate about freedom of expression and citizen engagement without being dogmatic. You should be familiar with the impact of media and other public forums on accountability and good governance issues. You understand the ICT sector in the region and are aware of developments within the same sector You are entrepreneurial and you have strong communication skills. You are a good networker with a proven ability to mobilize your network in support of the programme objectives. You are well respected in your community of practice, a team player, flexible and open minded. You are self-disciplined and do not shy away from administrative tasks as part of your responsibilities.
     
    Requirements: 
    • Level of professional and analytical ability: higher professional qualification(First Degree)  in media and communications or diploma in ICT;
    • Relevant work experience: two to three years;
    • Experience in database management and thorough knowledge of computer programs;
    • Good written and spoken command of English;
    • Affinity with development cooperation;
    • Excellent organisational, writing, analytical and administrative skills;
    • Good communication skills;
    • Entrepreneurial skills;
    • Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines;
    • Experience of managing multiple priorities and working across a range of tasks;
    • Knowledge of ICTs and how tech hubs work;
    • Self-motivation and enthusiasm and ability to work under own initiative.
    Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment.
     
    Hivos welcomes applications from citizens from South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia but only with a valid work permit for Zimbabwe and can only offer employment on local terms and conditions.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to rosaf@hivos.org or hand deliver to 20 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    For more about Hivos, refer to www.hivos.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mindset Network: Technical Support

    Mindset Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

    Mindset Network seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate Technical Support, based in Johannesburg.

    This person will be responsible for providing Technical Support across our Production, Post Production and Broadcast Platforms. These services will be provided to the entire Mindset Group.

    Responsibilities:

    Transmission /CAR facilities
    • Day to day technical problem solving;
    • Logging technical faults in the Traffic Helpdesk System, and follow to conclusion;
    • Reporting of all serious or recurring technical faults to Operations Manager;
    • Training CAR operators on fault procedures, technical specifications and basic problem solving;
    • Escalating unresolved issues to the Operations Manager and or 3rd party support staff;
    • Schedule and execute regular maintenance for equipment;
    • Clear understanding of plauout systems;
    • Clear understanding or harmonic head end equipment:
      • ASI Contributions
      • IP contributions
      • Multiplexing
      • ASI Deliveries
    On air management
    • ITX first line support to Mindset and Traffic, escalation to Mindset to resolve with suppliers;
    • First line support on broadcast servers;
    • Follow through and resolve technical issues escalated;
    • Liaise with 3rd party suppliers;
    • Schedule and execute regular maintenance for Broadcast;
    • Storage management.
    Production Facilities
    • Oversee any technical activity pertaining to studios, edit and final mix;
      • Avid post production
      • Component / SDI / Analouge signals  
    • Support internal and external operators with day to day operational or technical issues – Studios, CAR. 
    Additional
    • Be technically up to date on the functionality of all relevant facilities hardware and software within Traffic;
    • Keep and maintain wire diagrams for the facility base;
    • Maintain the electrical supplier relationship, first line support and escalation to supplier;
    • First line support and escalation for the UPS in Mindset and Traffic, the building generator, aircons and gas suppression system. Includes management of 3rd party supplier;
    • Responsible for servicing and maintenance (escalation and management of third party suppliers) on all relevant facility hardware and software;
    • Engineering and operator functions on productions or live to air shows;
    • Asset tagging and reporting on all Traffic assets;
    • Assist with training Traffic staff on hardware and software applications on relevant facility machines.
    Requirements:  
    • Minimum of two to five years experience in a similar environment;
    • Tertiary education in an IT/broadcast/technical field;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office and Google Suite of applications;
    • Strong understanding of production / post production facility systems (software, avid, final mix, pro-tools);
    • Previous experience in media management storage;
    • Previous experience in a broadcasting environment;
    • Understanding of broadcast head end equipment;
    • Knowledge of ASI Contributions;
    • Knowledge of multiplexing;
    • Knowledge of IP contributions;
    • Strong knowledge of Avid systems;
    • Understanding of component/SDI and analogue signals.
    Attributes
    • Ability to create and implement efficient workflow processes;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to make sound judgment calls;
    • Sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure;
    • Problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to use initiative and work independently when required;
    • Assertive and confident;
    • Sound time management skills;
    • Conflict management;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Delivery driven and patience;
    • Valid driver's licence essential.

    To apply, complete the form (http://bit.ly/1m7oxA5) and submit.

    Enquiries: e-mail: recruitment@mindset.co.za and quote “Technical Support Vacancy” so that your query can be tended to timeously. 

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about Mindset Network, refer to www.mindset.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Research ICT Africa: Senior Researcher

    Research ICT Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Research ICT Africa (RIA) conducts public-interest research on ICT policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth. We require a full-time Principal Researcher/Senior Researcher/Researcher to join our research team in Cape Town on contract.

    RIA’s research responds to national, regional and continental needs, providing African researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral institutions, development agencies, community organizations and trade unions with the information and analysis required to develop innovative and appropriate policies, effective implementation and successful network operations that can contribute to sustainable development.
     
    The company promotes interaction between researchers and their peers at national, regional and international levels to harmonize methodologies, tools and standards for conducting public-interest ICT policy research.
      
    Research ICT Africa seeks to appoint a full-time, Senior Researcher, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Research and training under direction of the Executive Director:
      • Conducting research;
      • Collecting and analysing data for public policy papers;
      • Working with databases;
      • Administering questionnaires and conducting interviews.
    • Preparation of presentations, reports and policy papers for dissemination;
    • Lead and participate in teams established for the purpose of undertaking research and consulting projects for RIA;
    • Preparation of proposals and tenders and writing up of research products.
    Requirements:
    • Hold a PhD;
    • Minimum of fine years of experience working in ICT/infrastructure/policy research;
    • Strong writing and language skills, requiring knowledge of academic and report styles and formatting;
    • Strong analytical skills, statistical knowledge would be an advantage;
    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; 
    • Strong writing, language skills;
    • Competence in online research;
    • Competence in extracting information from reports;
    • Competence in software presentation/editing packages.
    Starting date: 1 April 2014.

    Remuneration: R420 000 – R540 000 per annum (total cost to company) – negotiable on experience and qualifications. 

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter Ondine Bello at admin@researchictafrica.net.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Tel: 021 447 6332.

    For more about Research ICT Africa, refer to www.researchictafrica.net.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mindset Network: CAPS Physical Science Content Developer

    Mindset Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, November 30, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

    Mindset Network seeks to appoint a CAPS Physical Science Content Developer, based in Randburg, Johannesburg.

    Job level: Mid

    Remuneration: to be discussed

    This is a six-month contract position.
        
    Responsibilities:
    • Monitoring and coordinating the development and review of content for Grades 10 to 12 Physical Resources classroom resources;
    • Using the current processes and working with a team of content developers and reviewers
    • Check and finalise the Physical Sciences content for production and following it through the production cycle, with support to the production team
    • Check all graphics and images required for the production of CAPS Physical Sciences resources
    • Finalise the content of Physical Sciences print notes after the work of developers and reviewers - short guides that go with each series (excluding layout)
    • Carry out edit reviews (final checks) with the production team and supporting corrections and changes
    • Maintain documents indicating progress, stages and remaining requirements on a weekly basis
    • Communicate invoice, tag, upload and print notes status and/or needs to the Content Administrator for action and follow up
    • Work with other content developers and team members to ensure the completion of Physical Sciences learning resources as follows:
      • 24 Grades 10 and 11 series:
        • Content completed by end February 2014
        • Production support completed by end April 2014
      • 13 Grade 12:
        • Content completed by end February 2014
        • Production support completed by end April 2014
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary teaching qualification and teaching experience
    • PC Skills in Microsoft Office Applications
    • Experience developing digital/other learning and/or teaching support materials (LTSMs)
    • Own transport required:
    • PC Skills in Google Applications
    • Positive and client oriented outlook
    • Attention to detail
    • Sense of urgency
    • Results driven
    • Professional approach to tasks and fellow employees
    • Proactive
    • Ability to work without direct supervision
    • Ability to use initiative and creatively solve unique problems
    • Responsive to client requests
    To apply, submit a CV to procurement@mindset.co.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about Mindset Network, refer to www.mindset.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Mindset Network: Computer Applications Technology Teachers

    Mindset Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, November 28, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

    Mindset Network seeks to appoint Computer Applications Technology (CAT) Teachers, based in Johannesburg.

    The qualified CAT teachers should have a minimum of five years teaching experience and currently teaching CAPS

    The learning support resources comprise of video lessons, interactive multimedia, short online tutorials and print materials for CAT. The content consists of CAT lessons designed in an informative, interesting and easy-to-follow manner, to serve as teaching and learning support materials for both educators and learners.
    There are two main objectives of the CAT project, namely, the support of teaching and learning in CAT classrooms and the support of learners who may require additional resources to work with on their own.

    The screencasts are intended to be short Mindset Learnet Learn - the process of developing teaching and learning support resources for Grade 10, 11 and 12 CAT. The screencasts will provide a handy set of references to look up or revise basic steps as outlined in the CAPS topics. They will be hosted as online tutorials and cross-referenced in other media of the CAT project, especially the interactive multimedia. They must be stand alone units that are completely self explanatory.

    Screencasts must support teachers and learners in the following ways:
    • Screencasts provide quick guides to teachers and learners alike;
    • Screencasts provide alternative methods that teachers can follow;
    • Screencasts give some examples of how to contextualise the teaching of CAT, where applicable;
    • Screencasts provide numerous content-based examples to assist teachers in explaining important concepts;
    • Screencasts provide quick summaries of the content learners need to know;
    • Video lessons offer clear explanations to assist learners in their understanding of small unit concepts;
    • Screencasts provide ideal revision units for learners.
    There will be 470 - 500 screencasts to cover the entire curriculum for Grades 10 - 12 CAT. The screencasts will be made in MS 2010 and Openoffice, and will be between two and five minutes long. The average length is estimated at 2.5 minutes. Mindset will also access and upload some google docs examples independently. The grade, curriculum section and screencast title will be included in the screencast title. A summary is provided in table 1.
     
    Table 1: Sections of CAT content to be covered in screencasts
    Series Totals (MS 2010 only) Numbers for Open Office
    Grade 10 Solutions Development 75 74
    Grade 11 Solutions Development 100 76
    Grade 12 Solutions Development 25 25
         
    Grade 10 Systems Technologies 22 0
    Grade 11 Systems Technologies 10 0
    Grade 12 Systems Technologies 19 0
         
    All grades Information Management 9 9
         
    All grades Internet Technologies 26 0
         
    These are planned numbers; actual numbers may go up or down slightly, upon final production 286 184

    Responsibilities:
    • Using the brief and list of titles and topics provided, as well as the allocation per service provider, design accurate content for each screencast and design documents with which to demonstrate the steps. Each lesson must consist of a document or similar real-life example, displayed on screen, and used to demonstrate the required steps. Example must be appropriate to the content, and the grade and language level required and must suit Southern African learners. Prepare commentary/script to suit the screencast.
    • Prepare and produce the screencasts according to the list of titles and topics provided, including style requirements such as ‘call outs’, highlighting and similar. Save a local copy of each screencast using the naming convention provided and convert to mp4 (all possible from within the screencast application), before uploading to a specified Dropbox folder. Provide commentary during the screencast production. There must be no background noise. 
    • Adjust and/or correct screencasts after review, if necessary, before submitting final versions.
    Requirements:
    • Thoroughly au fait with the CAPS CAT curriculum;
    • Master user of MS Office 2010 and able to research difference that are planned for MS Office 2013;
    • Master user of Openoffice;
    • Ability to use a designated, online screencast application (probably Screencast-o-matic), which only works well with fast internet access
    • Willingness to use a suitable anti-virus application and own computer
    • Ability to produce about 100 screencasts, depending on sections allocated, at a rate of no fewer than 20 every 3 weeks.
    Mindset Learn will provide the following:
    • General brief to service providers, to indicate how to base each lesson on a specific context or example of the types of documents to prepare prior to screencast recording, and the style requirements for all screencasts;
    • Brief for each screencast, indicating title, curriculum topic(s) to be included in each video, in the form of a list;
    • Support during the production of screencasts;
    • Mindset will also provide the opening sequence, subject colours, a standard title and a lesson title slate.
    Timelines and Payment
     Task
     
    Delivery dates Budget
    Produce up to 100 screen casts, with correct content, all correct and required steps and information, according to brief and style guide   Budget per Screen cast is negotiable
     
    Payment will be made, on presentation of a tax invoice, after final upload of each batch.
    20 in each batch by: 12 Dec 2013  
      10 Jan 2014  
    To apply, submit, click here and fill in the required details.

    Should you not be contacted in 10 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about Mindset Network, refer to www.mindset.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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