PYMA: Programmes Coordinator

Phakamani Young Minds Academy (PYMA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
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Phakamani Young Minds Academy (PYMA) has been active since the 3rd February 2014 with only thirteen (13) members with the aim to gather children from different schools around Freedom Park and educate them based on life skills, dance, music and poetry. We then realised that most of our students were performing poorly academically.

PYMA seeks to appoint a Programmes Coordinator to be based in Johannesburg.

Salary: R4 000


  • Coordinate the programme, after-school sessions and weekend tutorials
  • Ensure policies and processes are implemented for successful programme delivery
  • Recruit, coordinate and support volunteer tutors and mentors
  • Community liaison; with the schools, community centres, CBOs and NGOs
  • Fundraise to build and sustain the branch (meeting with funders, writing proposals and reports, reporting, monitoring and evaluation)
  • Manage an office and ensure accurate and up-to date data collection and administration for monitoring and evaluation
  • Budgeting, financial management and reporting
  • Coordinate programme communication (social media, website, group e-mail discussion lists, newsletters, etc.) together with other partners
  • Lead a team of volunteers to implement the supplementary tutoring, career guidance and mentoring and holiday programmes


  • Well-developed management skills to manage a programme, staff, donors, sponsors, funders, learners, and community expectations
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Impeccable time management, data collection and reporting ability
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work alone and take initiative
  • Adept at using computers (Microsoft Office, social media and internet)
  • Ability to work virtually (many discussions, meetings and document development occur collaboratively online)
  • Passion for working with young people, a pro-active energy and an outgoing personality will be most suitable for this role
  • Minimum requirement is matric and one years’ work experience or 6 months’ relevant work experience (ideally in youth development; project planning, implementation and management)

To apply, submit your CV including your salary to

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

Only relevant candidates who meet these stipulated requirements will receive a response.

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