enke: Make Your Mark: Youth Liaison intern

enke: Make Your Mark
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 8 May, 2015
Opportunity type: 

enke: Make Your Mark (enke) is a youth development organisation that inspires and supports young South Africans who are taking action on the most urgent social issues. The organisation empowers young leaders to make their mark on their community, their country and their world.

enke: Make Your Mark seeks to recruit a Youth Liaison intern, based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg with travel as required. Overtime / weekend work will be expected of the successful applicant.

Salary: R3 750 gross per month.

Ideal start date: No later than 10th June 2015

This is a six- month internship ending 30 November 2015 with travel/ site visits within SA every one to two months.

The Youth Liaison Intern to provide program support for current and past participants for the flagship enke: Trailblazer Program. The program provides training, support and recognition to senior high school students who run a 9-month project to address an urgent social issue in their community.
Working with the Chief Program Officer, the Youth Liaison intern will provide mentorship, technical and problem-solving support for participants for five months. The Youth Liaison intern ensures that current program participants receive support and guidance to successfully implement their initiatives and that their activities are running effectively.
The ideal candidate should be someone who has a strong commitment to the goals of enke: Make Your Mark, demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of adolescents, and the ability to work comfortably and strategically with online platforms such as MXT, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. We are looking for an independent and goal-oriented self-starter with a high level of motivation who is able to multitask and prioritize with minimal supervision.

Program support

  • Liaise with enke participants from across South Africa through various methods including phone, email, Facebook and SMS;
  • Serve as a mentor to youth in the enke: Trailblazer Program by providing them with resources and support to successfully implement and maintain their Community Action Projects;
  • Seek new and improved ways to engage participants and maintain their Community Action Project activities, as well as to streamline key systems and processes;
  • Track the progress of program participants and work with the Monitoring & Evaluation team in the production and distribution of reports for the organization’s donors and supporters;
  • Contribute to ongoing program planning, revision, implementation and evaluation of all enke: Trailblazer  Program activities as necessary;
  • Coordinate and administer the enke: Incubator Fund grant initiative, which provides limited funding to the youth-led projects of participants in the Trailblazer Program;
  • Occasionally attend and contribute to the planning and organization of enke: Make Your Mark events;
  • Represent enke: Make Your Mark at conferences, workshops, school meetings and forums organized by schools and/or other youth organizations (when applicable).

General and administrative

  • Actively support the Chief Programs Officer and team to achieve targets and deliverables;
  • Follow up on communication with participants through accurate database maintenance and preparation of information;
  • Measure the impact of participant actions across all programs using both quantitative and qualitative information;
  • Prepare and provide regular reports on the status of participants and their activities;
  • Help build a library of profiles with stories of youth who are involved with enke: Make Your Mark;
  • Track expenditures;
  • Work with relevant enke: Make Your Mark departments to develop growth opportunities;
  • Provide other administrative support as needed.


  • Fluency in English, isiZulu and at least one other official South African language;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and some professional work experience;
  • Previous work or internship experience working with high school-aged youth in a communication, coordination, liaison, tutor or any other support role is an asset;
  • Experience working with online platforms and social networking and media communication;
  • Communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people;
  • Sociable and supportive personality with an ability to listen and problem-solve;
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs – especially Word and Excel;
  • Decision-making and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Able to work well as part of a team by welcoming feedback;
  • Passion for youth empowerment and development;
  • Possess a valid South African drivers’ license.

How to apply

Every part of the application process tells us something about you.  Submitting your CV gives us information not just about your experience but also about how well can you follow instructions. 
Follow these instructions accurately as you submit your application to jobs@enke.co.za:

  • To apply please submit a 2 page CV and a cover letter addressing the experience requirements and why you would be the best person for the job.
  • Please send all of your documents in pdf format. You should be sending a total of 2 documents, each in a separate file. Each file should be labelled with your name and the document title – CV and motivation letter respectively.  
  • If you have any questions, please email us.

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

For more about enke: Make Your Mark, refer to www.enke.co.za.

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