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  • Symphonia for South Africa: PR and Communication Manager

    Symphonia for South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) is a non-governmental organisation working in the education and leadership development sector currently based in Bellville, Cape Town.

    Symphonia for South Africa seeks to appoint a dynamic and driven communications expert as PR and Communication Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will assist in taking the Partners for Possibility Programme to greater heights.  This individual will work hand-in-hand with the media and critical stakeholders to create a brand that is synonymous with leadership development and revolutionary education transformation.  The selected candidate will also play a critical role in ensuring that the positive impacts and the success of the PfP Programme, in the schools and communities that they are situated in, are shared with a wide audience.  

    Key outputs:
    • Brand management;
    • Website content management;
    • Extensive media exposure;
    • Liaison with multiple stakeholder groups;
    • Participation in and coordination of staff participation in radio interviews, workshops and presentations;
    • Design and development of print, media and digital campaigns;
    • Managing of corporate identity and organisational image;
    • Design and implementation of communication strategies;
    • Copywriting, speech writing, online marketing and advertising.
    Requirements:
    • Degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in journalism, marketing or communications;
    • Experience in a PR, media and communications environment;
    • Pre-existing relationships with media and a proven track record of experience  across multiple media platforms;
    • Knowledge of CSI and  education leadership development would be advantageous;
    • Being up to date with developments in current affairs, economics,  and trends in marketing and advertising would be advantageous;
    • Social media and digital marketing experience;
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
    • Graphic design skills would be advantageous;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Computer literacy essential;
    • Experience working with the Joomla website content management system would be advantageous;
    • Own transport;
    • Occasional travel.
    Remuneration: R240 000 per annum.

    To apply, submit a three page CV and salary expectations to louiseh@symphonia.net.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    Should you not receive a response within two weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about Symphonia for South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.

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

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  • Govt Investing in the Youth - Zuma

    Jacob Zuma - at the Presidential Indaba on Youth Jobs and Skills - announced that the youth employment has grown and emphasises the importance of investing in the youth.

    Zuma states that youth employment has vastly increased since the adoption of the Youth Employment Accord.

    He adds that, "420 000 new jobs have been created… mainly in construction linked to our National Infrastructure Plan, the trade sector, government programmes, business services, transport and communication."

    To read the article titled, “Government is investing in education, skills for youth,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • Partnership to Empower Zambian Youths

    Zambia’s National Project for Poverty Reduction (NPPR) has signed an agreement with China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD), a Chinese NGO to sponsor about 600 youths in various skills training.
     
    NPPR board chairperson, Ngosa Simbyakula, says that 600 youths are already in various trades colleges across the country pursuing training in food production, cosmetology, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and auto-mechanics.
     
    Simbyakula says others were pursuing courses in power electrical, general agriculture, plumbing and metal fabrication.
     
    To read the article titled, “Anti-poverty body, Chinese NGO to sponsor 600 youths,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Symphonia for South Africa: Operations Manager

    Symphonia for South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Symphonia is a nonprofit organisational change practice that works with leaders to engage their stakeholders so that talent, human energy and creativity is maximised. Our mission is to ignite a sense of possibility everywhere we work.

    Symphonia  for South Africa seeks to appoint a person experienced in social change as Operations Manager, based in Cape Town.

    This is a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to education in South Africa. Partnerships for Possibility is a ground breaking project that is already impacting 40000 children after only two years. Symphonia  for South Africa is currently working with 90 principals. The potential of this position is to be a part of taking this work to the next level and making a difference for 2 000 schools in the next 10 years.

    The person will take responsibility for programme delivery and organisational management.

    The person should be able to lead a team and implement structures and processes for more effective working, be comfortable with financial management, have experience at planning and managing a virtual organisation.  The Operational Manager will promote and organise a shared understanding of the objectives, detailed plans, desired outcomes, tasks, roles and responsibilities, day to day activities and monitors progress of the project towards the vision.

    This is a full-time position.

    Responsibilities:
    • National programme coordination - manages launch plan and all administration in order to inform decision making and planning at national level; Implements systems and dashboards and manages the planning and roll-out of the programmes from a business perspective. Is the custodian of the project plan and action log;
    • Finance – facilitate budget vs.actual expenditure, cash flow projections, provides oversight regarding the bookkeeper’s preparation of trail balances and liaises with auditor for annual audit. Oversee payments, salaries etc.  Manages the finance team and works with the CFO;
    • Human resources - contracting; performance reviews; capacity planning for programme roll-out and operational events;
    • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) – ensures that M&E processes are used and integrated into the organisation;
    • Legal and compliance – manage NPO compliance, auditor processes and any other compliance issues that are critical to and NPO and its funding.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant tertiary education qualification, preferably finance related or with significant financial experience;
    • Experience in project management;
    • Ability to work comfortably and effectively in a virtual environment;
    • High EQ and is able to deal with ambiguity and complexity;  
    • Ability to stay calm when things get busy and to hold clear boundaries;  
    • Organised and efficient;
    • Capable using computers and technologies that enable virtual working;
    • Have “can do” attitude and believes that things are possible and can be worked out;
    • Good track record of volunteering.
    Salary: R360 000 per annum.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to mignon@symphonia.net

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

    Candidates who do not hear back from Symphonia for South Africa should consider their application unsuccessful.

    For more about Symphonia for South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.

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

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  • Work4You: Sales Person

    Work4You
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, July 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Work4You is a well-established nonprofit organisation that trains young people with intellectual disabilities and places them in the open labour market. As part of training and fund generation we run a factory that produces dog treats and supplies these to various retail outlets. The organisation operates from its premises in Durham Road Salt River. Work4You is a small but diverse team of caring people who live out our mission to help young people with intellectual disabilities find personal fulfillment and a sense of achievement in their lives.

    Work4You seeks to appoint a part-time Sales Person, based in Cape Town.

    Work4You would like the candidate to join the organisation in embracing this caring approach to community service. The successful candidate will report to the Operations Manager. The Sales person should be a desk-jockey, who will get out of the office and achieve success through personal face-to-face contact with existing and potential customers.

    Responsibilities:
    • Maintain relationships and deliveries to existing customers;
    • Expand the organisation's customer base;
    • Write a quarterly newsletter and maintaining our website.
    Requirements
    • Minimum education level: Matric;
    • Prior sales and general business experience;
    • Own their own car and have it available for daily work with a valid driver’s license. Work related expenses will be reimbursed;
    • Good verbal and written language skills;
    • Friendly, confident and good with people;
    • Already resident in Cape Town southern suburbs or city bowl;
    • Able to manage an existing website is an advantage;
    • Previous experience of working for an NGO that deals with disabilities is an advantage;
    • The successful applicant must be able to assimilate into and work well with a small team of colleagues, as well as take direction from the Operations Manager;
    • Positive and outgoing;
    • Kind, caring and comfortable with young adults with disabilities and their families.
    Benefits
    • Remuneration: R5 000 per month
    • 4 day working week - 20 hours Monday to Thursday (09h00 -14h00)
    • Paid leave: 15 days per annum.
    To apply, submit a CV to office@work4you.org.za.

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

    No acknowledgement will be sent. If you do not hear from us within one week of the closing data you can assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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

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  • Symphonia For South Africa: Financial Administrator and Office Assistant

    Symphonia For South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, July 6, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) is a NPO working in the Education and Leadership Development sector, with a bold vision: Quality Education for all children in South Africa by 2022. SSA's people are key to the organisations success. The organisation works with the best and the brightest people who have something to give and who really care about delivering excellent work. In return SSA offers a relaxed, fun environment that allows employees the opportunity to improve their skills.

    Symphonia for South Africa seeks to appoint a Financial Administrator and Office Assistant, based in Cape Town (Durbanville).

    As an NPO, managing our money well is of primary importance to us to ensure that every cent goes to the education cause that we serve. The successful candidate's role will be vital to ensuring the success of the organisation. The candidate should have energy, passion, an eye for detail and excellent financial / bookkeeping skills.

    This is a full-time fixed term contract.
     
    Requirements:

    • Energetic, hard-working and deadline driven;
    • Enjoy working with detail and are is accurate;
    • Minimum of three years experience working on Pastel Accounting (preferrably in a nonprofit environment);
    • Great with Excel and creating financial spreadsheets;
    • Know how to produce an income statement, a balance sheet and management accounts;
    • Worked with UIF, payroll, invoices, debtors, creditors and donors;
    • Enjoy working in a small working environment as part of a young, fun team;
    • General administrative tasks such as writing letters, answering phones, speaking to clients, filing and general office assistance;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills;
    • Own car needed to get to offices.

    Remuneration: R15 000 - R17 000 per month.

    To apply, submit a three page CV to caroline@symphonia.net.

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

    Note: Only submit a CV if you genuinely meet the requirements for this role.    

    For more about Symphonia for South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.

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

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  • Boston and loveLife: Allies in Empowering South Africa’s Youth

    Boston City Campus & Business College is thrilled to announce its partnership with loveLife - South Africa's largest national HIV prevention initiative for young people. The issues of social development and youth empowerment are of such paramount importance, and this partnership not only presents an ideal  opportunity to give back to the communities who loyally support us, but also helps upskill loveLife staff members and loveLife’s young leaders known as groundBREAKERS,” says Craig Stollard, financial director at Boston.

    Running nationally for a full year, and with Boston as the national education provider, 200 loveLife groundBREAKERS will undergo training in Business Administration at Boston City Campuses, while about 150 loveLife staff members are registered for the Human Resource Management course. 

    For loveLife’s chief executive officer, Grace Matlhape, this is indeed a proud moment: “In order for us to continuously grow in the ways we do to empower and educate young South Africans, we also need to ensure the continuous development of the loveLife team and volunteers. In the context of high levels of unemployment among young people in South Africa, the partnership with Boston is also a door opener; both for our staff in their personal capacity and also for the young groundBREAKERs for who these courses are hoped to facilitate access to opportunity.”

    With its mission of building complete young leaders for an HIV free future, loveLife’s nationwide community-level outreach and support programmes promote healthy, HIV-free living among South African youth. Complemented by an integrated media campaign, currently loveLife is in partnership with more than 8 000 schools nationwide and works from almost 900 bases in loveLife Y-Centres, youth-friendly clinics, social franchises, and other loveLife outlets. loveLife’s toll-free helplines  for young people and parents - available through sending a Please Call Me to 083 323 1023 - respectively reach an average of 60 000 callers a month.

    “We really hope that by sponsoring these courses the potential of the loveLife groundBREAKERS and staff who were selected will reach new heights. We also hope that others will take note - as a society we should remind ourselves of the role such organisations play and the impact they have on bettering our communities. We cannot take the work they do for granted, but should rather find ways to support them and encourage them,” adds Stollard.

    Ultimately, for Boston, this partnership applauds loveLife’s whole HIV prevention strategy which goes beyond mere safe sex messaging. “Any HIV prevention strategy should, after all, address the social determinants of HIV: poverty, unemployment, lack of access to healthcare and education, low social solidarity, lack of self-worth, belonging and identity. These are the realities that so many of South Africa’s youth face on a daily basis, and our aim with this partnership is to indirectly address these issues through the best available means to do so -  Education for Life,” says Stollard.

    Members of the public who would like to offer a helping hand in their very own communities should enquire about and enrol for Boston’s HIV/AIDS Counselling and Management course. This course is also targeted at professionals in the health and social sciences, nurses, social workers, psychologists, teachers, religious workers, and more. This course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to deal with HIV/AIDS in different care, counselling and educational situations in the multicultural South African context.

    It offers students the opportunity to: disseminate correct and relevant information on HIV/AIDS in the community; facilitate the breakdown of negative attitudes, stereotypes and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS; promote HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in the community; counsel clients on various HIV/AIDS aspects; provide pre- and post-HIV test counselling; deal with cultural and sexual diversity; apply basic legal and ethical issues in various contexts; understand the basic principles of home-based care; use resources and be able to participate in networking and develop and facilitate educational programmes.

    For more information contact:

    Thandiwe McCloy
    Subeditor / Copy Writer
    loveLife
    Tel: 011 523 1000
    Email: thandiwe@lovelife.org.za 
    About Boston City Campus and Business College

     
    Boston is committed to ‘Education. For Life’ and prides itself on offering relevant courses that meet industry needs, as well as quality academic material and tuition that delivers a high level of success for students, providing them with employable, work-ready skills. At Boston, students are offered assistance with all aspects of student life – from training, computer literacy, computerised career compass assessment, to moderation and verification of theoretical and practical training schedules.
     
    Founded in 1991, Boston City Campus and Business College was started to assist Unisa students prepare for their examinations. Today, it has become one of South Africa's leading tertiary education institutions, offering over 80 career study options at over 40 colleges nationwide and servicing more than 20 000 learners annually throughout South Africa.
     
    Recognising the need in the marketplace for employees with a degree, and the insufficient provision of places to study a degree, Boston City Campus and Business College also offers students the opportunity to register for certain Unisa degrees.

    More information on Boston City Campus and Business College, refer to www.boston.co.za.


    About loveLife
     
    loveLife is a cutting-edge, highly visible South African organisation with a proven evidence-based record in reducing HIV risk among youth. loveLife promotes a vibrant, youth leadership culture through on-the-ground healthy sexuality and positive lifestyle programmes aimed at building complete young leaders for an HIV free future.
     
    loveLife addresses the individual, societal and structural drivers of high-risk behaviour through combining multimedia campaigns, community-level outreach, clinical and psychosocial services.

    Our positive lifestyle and healthy sexuality programmes are implemented by a national youth volunteer corps known as groundBREAKERS (peer motivators and community mobilisers between the ages of 18 and 25 years old) and mpintshis (loveLife volunteers).

    Working together, groundBREAKERS and mpintshis implement loveLife’s empowering positive lifestyle and healthy sexuality programmes in 8000 schools and from nearly 900 bases in loveLife Y-Centres (youth centres), youth-friendly clinics and social franchises (community-based organisations). The groundBREAKERS guide and mentor mpintshis in the implementation of loveLife programmes.

    For more information on loveLife, refer to www.lovelife.org.za.
  • GetOn Skills Development Centre: Business Development Trainer

    GetOn Skills Development Centre
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    GetOn Skills Development is a nonprofit organisation which seeks to holistically develop unemployed people in a professional and inclusive environment so that they may learn the values and skills to become economically active.

    GetOn Skills Development seeks to appoint a Business Development Trainer, based in Pretoria, Frikkie Meyer Road.

    The successful candidate will mentor, start up businesses, create sustainable livings through business incubation.

    Starting date: 2 June 2014

    Requirements:

    • Minimum of two years experience in training adults;
    • Business development experience;
    • Knowledge about the BB-BEE environment;
    • Proposal writing skills / experience;
    • Relevant qualifications and experience;
    • Passionate about the development of unemployed people;
    • Well organised and able to take initiative;
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally;
    • Good communication skills in English. 

    To apply, submit a CV with relevant referees and a letter of personal motivation, expected remuneration, as well as a date you are available to start working in this position to manager@getonskillsdevelopment.com

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

    For more about the GetOn Skills Development Centre, refer to www.getonskillsdevelopment.co.za.

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

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  • GetOn Skills Development Centre: Recruitment / Placement Administrator

    GetOn Skills Development Centre
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    GetOn Skills Development is a nonprofit organisation which seeks to holistically develop unemployed people in a professional and inclusive environment so that they may learn the values and skills to become economically active.

    GetOn Skills Development seeks to appoint a Recruitment / Placement Administrator, based in Pretoria, Frikkie Meyer Road.

    The successful candidate should have a passion for developing people, networking, and creating opportunity this job is for you.

    Starting date: 2 June 2014

    Requirements:

    • Two years recruitment experience, with proven track record;
    • Ability to successfully network, and cold call potential clients;
    • Facilitate Job Readiness Workshops;
    • Target driven individual that can work well in a team, or alone;
    • Valid drivers license with your own transport;
    • Relevant qualifications and experience;
    • Passionate about the development of unemployed people;
    • Well organised and able to take initiative;
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally;
    • Good communication skills in English. 

    To apply, submit a CV with relevant referees and a letter of personal motivation, expected remuneration, as well as a date you are available to start working in this position to manager@getonskillsdevelopment.com

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

    For more about the GetOn Skills Development Centre, refer to www.getonskillsdevelopment.co.za.

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

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  • Symphonia for South Africa: Junior Business Analyst

    Symphonia for South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) is a non-governmental organisation working in the education and leadership development sector currently based in Bellville Cape Town, with a bold vision: quality education for all children in South Africa by 2022.

    Symphonia for South Africa seeks to appoint a Junior Business Analyst, based in Cape Town.

    Symphonia for South Africa is searching for a well-organised, detail-oriented individual to help us manage our measurement, process and reporting to help us take our organisation to a greater level. This person will play a critical role in measuring the leadership development and impact of the programme using leading edge instruments in leadership and social impact. The role will also encompass process development and management; as well as data analysis, reporting, research and proactive engagement in measurement development.

    Requirements:
    • Appropriate diploma, degree or equivalent tertiary qualification encompassing statistics, data analysis and process;
    • Experience working with data, research and analysis;
    • Systematic and process oriented approach;
    • Experience in designing and streamlining processes is required;
    • Strong numeracy and computer literacy skills that support the job function;
    • Ability to work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders within the company;
    • Exposure to principles of leadership, business and the education sector will be advantageous;
    • Good communication and writing skills for reporting purposes;
    • Own transport.
    Remuneration: R120 000 per annum.

    To apply, submit a three pages CV and salary expectations to louiseh@symphonia.net.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    Should you not receive a response within two weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about Symphonia for South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.

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

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