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  • ILO: Weak Global Recovery Bad for Growth

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says a weak recovery from the 2008 global economic downturn has curtailed job growth around the world.

    The Geneva-based agency says that nearly 202 million workers were unemployed in 2013, up five million from the year before.

    It further says youth unemployment is a particular problem, with more than 74 million people aged 15 to 24 out of work in 2013, adding that the youth employment rate is more than 13 percent, more than twice the overall global jobless rate.

    To read the article titled, “ILO - weak global recovery has curtailed job growth,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Youth Unemployment Highest in the World

    According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report, South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24.
     
    The report, which estimates that more than 50 percent of young South Africans between 15 and 24 are unemployed, found that only Greece and Spain have higher unemployment in this age range than South Africa.
     
    "At the same time the rising cost of higher education has left a generation with unpayable debt and little chance of finding a job," it states.
     
    To read the article titled, “SA youth unemployment 3rd highest in world,” click here.

    Source: 
    Fin 24
  • Gordhan Encourages Entrepreneurship

    Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, says even though the government is trying everything in its power to create jobs, it is impossible for government to employ everyone.
     
    Speaking at the Forum, the minister urged all South African citizens to work together in improving the state of the country’s economy, he further encouraged people to start their own businesses.
     
    He denies any suggestions that his tough measures against ministers’ wasteful expenditure has got anything to do with the upcoming 2014 national elections.
     
    To read article titled, “Gordhan encourages entrepreneurship,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Unemployment Talks Dominate One Young World Summit

    Youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and HIV/AIDs dominated discussions at the One Young World conference which took place from the 2-5 October 2013 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

    Barclays Bank chief executive officer Anthony Jenkins, says the world faces a lot of challenges and that businesses and politicians should come up with best practices to help society.  Jenkins added … “the youth will have to be brave and tackle unemployment, but responsibility cannot only be left to them.”

    Youth unemployment is currently growing by 4-million every year. This does not only affect illiterate people, but university graduates who also find it difficult to get jobs.

    To read the article title “One Young World Summit puts unemployment under spotlight,” click here.  

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Unemployed and Uninformed

    The unemployed seldom know why they are unemployed. They are unlikely to realise that they would be employed if labour law barriers were removed or relaxed.

    They can, on the other hand, from harsh personal experience, relate more directly to policies that protect those fortunate enough to have jobs from a similar fate. The unemployed masses are unlikely to realise, without it being explained by honest and informed political leaders, that improving pay and conditions of employment for people with jobs comes at the expense of people without jobs. It also comes at the expense of consumers, especially the poor (for whom prices are driven upwards), and at the expense of society at large (for whom prosperity is curtailed). In the context of nebulous and reckless calls for ‘nationalisation’, the unemployed are especially vulnerable. No one ever explains by what process or mechanism changing ownership from people who created real jobs (investors), to ones who did not (bureaucrats), should benefit anyone other than a handful of new undeserving super-elites.

    This analysis has focused primarily on flexibility of demand, that is, the degree to which the cost of employing people affects the propensity to employ. On the other side is flexibility of supply, the propensity to work in response to wages and working conditions.

    When there is full or near-full employment, job-seekers have a seller’s market and there is little need to be concerned about ‘exploitation’ because workers can pick and choose without the risk of unemployment. Employers have to compete for labour, which drives wages and working conditions upwards.

    Under conditions of widespread destitution, such as we have in South Africa, supply is substantial, flexibility of supply is low, and workers have less ‘bargaining power’. They have to accept almost any employment they can get, which means that they are more likely to be ‘exploited’ (‘starvation wages’ and harsh working conditions). This increases the likelihood of labour laws to protect workers, but decreases the likelihood of barriers to employment being removed for the unemployed.

    - Leon Louw is the Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation. This article first appeared on the Free Market Foundation (FMF) website. It is republished here with the permission of FMF.

  • Fisantekraal Centre for Development: Director - Cape Town

    Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD) is a Christian nonprofit Organisation (NPO) that holistically develops unemployed adults in order to significantly decrease unemployment levels in the greater Durbanville area (Cape Town). FCD is small, but strategically positioned for growth.

    FCD seeks to appoint a Director, based in Durbanville, Cape Town.

    The position is well suited for a young person who has a few years experience in management within a NPO and is looking for an opportunity to grow as a leader. There is strong support from Learn to Earn of which FCD is an associate.

    Start date: April 2014

    Requirements:
    • Active member of an evangelical church;
    • Passionate about the development of unemployed people;
    • Minimum of three years managerial experience in an NPO;
    • Relevant degree / diploma;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Ability to think and act strategically;
    • Fundraising experience relevant to sustaining a NPO, including the development of partnerships with businesses / foundations;
    • Financial management, accounting and budgeting experience;
    • Planning skills;
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally;
    • Communication skills in English (verbal and written) and Afrikaans (verbal and written);
    • Competent in Microsoft Office.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum of three pages) with referees, including your minister, and a letter of personal motivation to director@fisantekraal.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    For more about Fisantekraal Centre for Development, refer to www.fisantekraal.org.za.

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

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  • Learn to Earn: Technical Skills / Community Development Trainer

    Learn to Earn
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Learn to Earn (LtE) is a nonprofit skills development and job creation organisation that works with unemployed people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn to Earn seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economocially, emotionally and spiritually. The vision is 'to eradicate uemployment, and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa'. Through providing a programme that recognises human dignity and the human right to live a meaningful life, we aim to assist individuals to regain their self-respect. We do this by empowering them to provide for themselves and for their families.

    LtE seeks to appoint a Technical Skills/Community Development Trainer, based in based at its Hermanus Branch, Western Cape.

    Starting date: 13 January 2014.

    Responsibilities:
    • Promote and marketing the Skills Courses on offer at Learn to Earn;
    • Provide training in General Technical Skills ranging from Basic Woodwork, Electrical, Plumbing and Gardening to LtE students focusing on a holistic approach;
    • Align the Technical Skills Modules on the NQF and accredit the course with the relevant SETA;
    • Oversee that the set curriculum for the Technical School is implemented correctly and that training of a high quality is given;
    • Liase with local community to arrange and setup of practical projects during each course;
    • Liase with local certified electricians, plumbers, builders and general handyman to keep course material relevant and arrange practical on the job training.
    • Exercise control over the use and safekeeping of equipment. Ultimate responsibility for all equipment is that of the Technical Skills Instructor. The Technical Skills Instructor will need to account for the good working order and safekeeping of all equipment and arrange for the weekly cleaning and lubrication and regular servicing (by a professional) of all machines. A logbook of all services and repairs is to be kept;
    • Exercise control over the use of all tools and supplies and to update the stock lists on a daily basis;
    • Order and arrange for required supplies not less than two weeks in advance;
    • Ensure that the safety standards of the Technical School are in line with those laid down by NOSA (National Occupation and Safety Association);
    • Oversee the registration of students and ensure that students pay their fees;
    • Ensure that students attend classes regularly;
    • Ensure that the Technical School becomes increasingly commercially viable by sourcing and implementing projects for the employer and/or together with graduates i.e. Zakhele Programmes;
    • Participate in the planning and organising of graduation ceremonies for students who successfully completed their courses;
    • Attend periodic meetings with the Branch Manager to discuss and review progress of plans;
    • Submit a report at the end of each month on the activities of the Sewing School;
    • Participate in staff development from time to time, i.e. in-house training, external training, refresher courses, etc.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of three years project coordination or related work experience;
    • Training/Skills development background (experience in Adult Education would be advantageous);
    • Relevant undergraduate Humanities/Business Degree or Diploma is desirable;
    • Advanced Computer Skills i.e.: Microsoft Office Suite (experience using information management systems (i.e.: Sales force would be advantageous);
    • Well-developed communication skills in English (while knowledge of Afrikaans/isiXhosa would be beneficial);
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Be an active member of an evangelical church.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum of three pages), contact details of four references and motivation letter to hermlte@learntoearn.org.za with ‘Technical Skills Trainer – SANGONeT’ in the subject line’.

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

    Enquiries: Edwin Brooks - 028 313 0564

    Originals of all qualifications may be requested. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

    A full job-description is available upon request.

    For more about Learn to Earn, refer to www.learntoearn.co.za.

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

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  • Learn to Earn: Coordinator - City of Cape Town Training Project

    Learn to Earn
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 17, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Learn to Earn (LtE) is a nonprofit skills development and job creation organisation that works with unemployed people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

    LtE seeks to appoint a Coordinator - City of Cape Town Training Project, based in Cape Town.

    The Learn to Earn City of Cape Town Training Project delivers Skills Training and Job Creation Programmes in Cape Town's most underserved communities with the intention to transform the lives of unemployed individuals and groups by providing ‘a hand up not a hand out’. We are stepping up our efforts to implement quality programmes and recruiting suitable candidates for fulfil the role of Project Coordinator.

    The City of Cape Town Training Project delivers Skills Training and Job Creation Programmes within the City of Cape Town to transform the lives of unemployed individuals and groups by providing ‘a hand up not a hand out’.

    Through the CoCT Project the Project Coordinator will ensure the implementation of the vision; philosophy of ministry and strategy of LtE.

    Responsibilities:

    Project coordination (40%)
    • Coordinate the delivery of all project phases incl.: Participant Recruitment; Selection; Enrolment; Training and Placement;
    • Coordinate the training logistics and administration across all implementation areas.
    Placement (40%)
    • Act as a representative of Learn to Earn in its Stakeholder Mobilisation efforts and maintain existing project stakeholders and partners;
    • Identify potential employment and industry partners for the placement of project graduates;
    • Engage with potential employers and industry partners to promote Learn to Earn and the project;
    • Facilitate and monitor the placement of project graduates to establish sustainability and identify programme development opportunities.
    Training delivery (20%)
    • Conduct selected LtE Training in each of the project phases (Life Skills; Market Skills and Business Skills);
    • Participate in the refinement of Learn to Earn training material to ensure that curricula remain market based and contextually relevant;
    • Conduct the assessment of participants to facilitate their placement into available employment opportunities.
    Candidate requirements
    • Minimum of three years project coordination or related work experience;
    • Training/Skills development background (experience in Adult Education would be advantageous);
    • A relevant undergraduate Humanities/Business Degree or Diploma is desirable;
    • Advanced Computer Skills i.e.: Microsoft Office Suite (experience using information management systems (i.e.: Sales force would be advantageous).;
    • Well-developed communication skills in English (while knowledge of Afrikaans/isiXhosa would be beneficial);
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Be an active member of an evangelical church.
    Starting date: 1 January 2014.

    To apply, submit a CV (maximum of three pages), contact details of four references and motivation letter to lteprojects@learntoearn.co.za with ‘Project Coordinator Application – SANGOnet’ in the subject line’.

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

    Enquiries: Lloyd Williams, Tel: 021 361 5972.

    Originals of all qualifications may be requested. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline – please consider your application unsuccessful. 

    This is a fixed-term Contract (full Time 36.5hours per week).

    A full Job-Description is available upon request. 

    For more about Learn to Earn, refer to www.learntoearn.co.za

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

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  • Fisantekraal Centre for Development: Director

    Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD) is a Christian NPO that wholistically develops unemployed people in order that they can become economically active.

    FCD seeks to appoint a dynamic Director, based in Durbanville, Cape Town.

    The person is expected to be able to grow the organisation into one that will  impact the surrounding communities. The Director will need to drive the new building project in Fisantekraal and be strong in developing relationships with funders and beneficiaries (community members).

    Requirements:
    • Active member of an evangelical church;
    • Minimum of three years managerial experience in an NPO/PBO;
    • Relevant degree or diploma;
    • Strong leadership skills;
    • Excellent ability to think and act strategically;
    • Fundraising experience relevant to sustaining a NPO, including the development of partnerships with businesses/foundations;
    • Financial management, accounting and budgeting experience;
    • Good planning skills;
    • Sound understanding of holistic human development from a Christian perspective;
    • Strong  interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally;
    • Communication skills in English (verbal and written) and  Afrikaans (verbal and written);
    • Competent in Microsoft Office.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of referees including the name of your Minister, and motivation letter to director@fisantekraal.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    For more about Fisantekraal Centre for Development, refer to www.fisantekraal.org.za.

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

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  • Fisantekraal Centre for Development: Administration Assistant

    Fisantekraal Centre for Development
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 27, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Fisantekraal Centre for Development (FCD) is a Christian NPO that wholistically develops unemployed people in order that they can become economically active.

    FCD seeks to appoint an Administration Assistant for its centre in Durbanville, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Reception
    • General office administration
    • Registering students
    • Tracking graduates
    • Assisting with job placements for graduates
    Requirements:  
    • Matric certificate
    • Communicate well in English and Afrikaans (verbally) and in English (written); isiXhosa would be a benefit.
    • Dynamic, confident person who creates a positive impression
    • Microsoft Office skills (will need to demonstrate these if shortlisted)
    • Be a Christian who seeks to live out their faith and is involved in their church
    • Willingness to do any task required, including cleaning   
    Remuneration: R3 000 – R4 000, depending on qualifications and experience.
     
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum 2 pages) and motivation letter to director@fisantekraal.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    For more about Fisantekraal Centre for Development, refer to www.fisantekraal.org.za.

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

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