VPUU: Social Crime Prevention Coordinator

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 5 April, 2014
Opportunity type: 

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading NPC (VPUU NPC) develops, plans and implements multisectoral integrated area based upgrading programmes of low income neighbourhoods in former townships and informal settlements in the Cape Town area in a participatory manner with communities in partnership with the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government. We work in an integrated transversal team of community participation, socio-economic development, operation and maintenance, planning and design, infrastructure and knowledge management towards sustainable urban neighbourhoods.

VPUU NPC seeks to appoint a Social Crime Prevention Coordinator (SCP 02/2014).

Salary: Depending on experience and qualification, up to R240.000 p.a. on a two-year initial contract

Job purpose:

  • Social Crime Prevention consists of a range of contracted and cooperating partners within VPUU;
  • The coordinator supports the Workstream Leader to ensure effective and integrated social crime prevention within VPUU;
  • Support to selected partners, record-keeping, project management, research, strategy implementation, mentoring and managing staff and interns, reporting,
  • performance information, deputise for Workstream Leader from time to time.


  • Tertiary degree in a relevant area of study;
  • Driver’s licence and your own transport;
  • 5-7 years experience in working in communities;
  • Social development projects;
  • Research experience;
  • Effective oral / written communication skills in English and Isixhosa and/or Afrikaans;
  • A record of voluntary engagement on a social issue;
  • Skilled in report writing;
  • Advanced computer skills.

Please forward a CV and a covering letter, including certified copies of your ID and relevant qualifications quoting the correct reference number to: VPUU, PO Box 2373 Cape Town 8000 or Email: colette@sundevelopment.co.za.

Closing date for applications: 5 April 2014

Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within one month from the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful.

For more about Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading, refer to www.VPUU.org.za.

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