IkamvaYouth: Programmes Assistant

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 9 February, 2018
Opportunity type: 

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.
Purpose of the Position: 
The purpose of this position is to provide admin and logistic support to the Programmes Manager, the programmes team and CCP team. This position reports to the Programmes Manager with a dotted line report into the CCP Coordinator.
Administrative & Logistic Support

  • Create and manage central depository for programmes related documents and templates
  • Assist by directing programmes staff to central depository for requested information, documents, templates, processes and tools
  • Assist the Programmes Manager in preparing documents required for Board and sub-com meetings
  • Undertake investigative and research based work as per the programme needs
  • Order and distribute learning materials and others (such as stationary, office equipment etc.)
  • Schedule programme meetings and take minutes
  • Collect, review and file all meeting minutes
  • Manage the Programme Managers diary which includes; working closely with the Admin team to book flights, accommodation and car hire
  • Assist CCP team to arrange meetings and send out confirmations of such meetings
  • Provide support to the CCP team by;
  • Arranging, scheduling and confirming CCP training and events
  • Sending out invitations
  • Prepare agenda’s
  • Participate in training and/or events as and when needed
  • Attending to catering needs for all CCP events and/or training
  • Provide admin support to the CCP team by;
  • Conducting desktop research
  • Sourcing information
  • Creating templates, tools and documents

Managing Database Input & Data Capturing

  • Verify information added to the database from branches
  • Follow up with branches on deadlines for reports and data entries
  • Input and maintain CCP data on Salesforce
  • Update and maintain the CCP excel M&E tracking sheet
  • Keep track of M&E deadlines and ensure that partners are aware
  • Follow-up with partners for timeous submission of M&E reports/templates


  • Consolidate monthly expenses, capture receipts and invoices for the Programmes Manager and CCP team
  • Scan receipts and save to IY Online System

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Matric Certificate
  • 1-2 years’ experience in administration or related field
  • Experience as personal assistant would be advantageous
  • Experience in working on salesforce would be advantageous
  • Experience in providing logistical support to a number of stakeholders simultaneously


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player who likes to work collaboratively
  • High attention to detail

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter via email to careers@ikamvayouth.org  with the subject heading “Programmes Assistant” by 09 February 2018.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you do not receive feedback within two weeks please accept your application as being unsuccessful.


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