Soul City Institute: Boys Mentors

Soul City Institute
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 23 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Soul City Institute is an intersectional feminist organisation and our mission is to ensure that young women and girls enjoy substantive equality, with access to resources and opportunities that enable this. The Organisation promotes a society where all people share a common humanity, respect for human rights, and a fair allocation of resources. As an intersectional feminist organisation, Soul City Institute recognises the multiple and interconnecting oppressions experienced by women through supremacies that include race, gender and class.

Soul City Institute seeks to appoint a 17 Boys Mentors to be based in South Africa:

  • Eastern Cape – OR Tambo District X3
  • Gauteng – Ekurhuleni District X3
  • Mpumalanga – Ehlanzeni District X3
  • Limpopo – Vhembe District X3
  • Northern Cape – John Taole District X3
  • North West – Dr Kenneth Kaunda District X2

The purpose of the position is to mentor and guide Soul Buddyz Club members to undertake club activities and to empower Boys within the Soul Buddyz clubs with knowledge and skills that will support them to make better informed choices for a positive change in their lives.  
 
 Responsibilities:

  • Implement the recruitment and registration of Soul Buddyz Clubs
  • Conduct and facilitate Boys mentoring group sessions
  • Collect attendance registers and registration forms from clubs
  • Distribute relevant tools to clubs
  • Ensure that clubs allocated to them meet weekly and report their attendance appropriately as required by Soul City
  • Develop monthly/quarterly club activities in consultation with the Programme Officer
  • Weekly face to face mentoring sessions twice a month with Mentees
  • Documentation of all mentoring sessions and other club activities
  • Identify challenges faced by clubs that may impact on the participation in the programme and identify appropriate interventions to mitigate drop outs
  • Track attendance of club activities and mentoring sessions by members
  • Prepare and submit monthly progress reports

 Stakeholder Management

  • Identify key stakeholders who can contribute to meeting clubs’ objectives
  • Network with local stakeholders to support and profile the work of the clubs
  • Facilitate club meetings with key decision makers

 General

  • Prepare reports as and when required in the right templates
  • Work closely with the programme officer to ensure club activities are seamlessly integrated into Soul City programmes
  • Identify innovative ways and opportunities to meet the objectives of the programme
  • Monitor and keep track of club members’ participation and mitigate against drop out

Requirements:

  • A matric qualification. Post matric qualification advantageous
  • Experience and understanding of gender, children and young women sector issues is essential.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in youth development/activism with a specific focus on sexuality education and HIV prevention
  • An understanding of advocacy work
  • Commitment to activism for gender equality
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Be a male between the ages of 24 to 35
  • A self-starter and able to work with limited supervision
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative and take ownership of his/her tasks
  • Team player
  • Understanding of development and related issues
  • Understanding of gender issues
  • Knowledge of CBOs and NGO networks engaged in Advocacy

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to recruitment@soulcity.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about Soul City Institute, refer to www.soulcity.org.za

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

Location: 
South Africa

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