Disabled People South Africa: Provincial Youth Coordinator

Disabled People South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
Opportunity type: 

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) is a nonprofit and democratic cross-disability body made up of member organisations of disabled people that mobilises and advocate for their rights for attainment of equal opportunity. DPSA is recognised as the National Assembly of disabled people by Disabled People International (DPI), which has observer status in the United Nations.

DPSA seeks to appoint a Provincial Youth Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

The person will be responsible for managing and implementing activities for the Disabled Youth South Africa (DYSA) programme in, primarily, the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces. Some aspects of the job require interaction and implementation in Limpopo Province.


  • In consultation with Provincial Manager, develop bi-annual programme activity plan;
  • Raise awareness of DYSA structure and activities in the provinces;
  • Coordinate and implement advocacy campaigns with youth;
  • Membership recruitment; assist with establishing branches in the districts and ensure DYSA representation at local and provincial level;
  • Develop and regularly update DYSA provincial membership database;
  • Train and mentor disabled youth in the provinces;
  • Establish partnerships with relevant NGOs, DPOs and government departments in the provinces;
  • Develop and monitor programme budget in line with work plan and donor requirements, and regularly liaise with finance department;
  • In consultation with Provincial Manager, regularly analyze programme outputs and modify work plan accordingly;
  • Support and contribute to timely submission of high quality donor reports, record-keeping and compliance to donor-requirements;
  • Ensure programme deadlines and targets are met.


  • Matric, National Diploma, degree or minimum three years project management experience;
  • Experience and knowledge of the disability/NGO sector;
  • Experience working with youth;
  • Excellent organisational, communication and management experience;
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages, Internet and Email;
  • Strong project management, administration, and writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with and establish partnerships with various stakeholders (internally and externally);
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Special conditions:
  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) and ability to communicate in any of the languages used in the targeted provinces is considered an advantage;
  • Valid unendorsed code 08 driver’s license;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work irregular hours;
  • Willingness to travel extensively within and between the provinces to support programme implementation.

Salary: Negotiable, plus benefits.

Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities.

To apply, submit a CV (including the names and contact details of at least three references) and motivation letter to ceo@dpsa.org.za or post to the Chief Executive Officer Disabled People South Africa, P.O. Box 3467, Cape Town 8000.

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

No late applications will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates who do not receive a response within two weeks of the closing date, can assume that their applications were unsuccessful and are thus hereby thanked for showing interest in the organisation.

DPSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

For more about Disabled People South Africa, refer to www.dpsa.org.za.

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


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