Save The Children: Project Training Officer

Save The Children SA
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

JOB PROFILE:
 
Job Title:                                            Happy Living and Learning 2.0 (HLL 2.0) Training Officer
Fixed term:                                        Until August 2022
Reports to:                                        Programme Manager
Base:                                                  Kwazulu-Natal/Limpopo/Gauteng
Travel Requirements:                       Domestic
Budget Responsibilities:                 None
Asset Responsibilities:                    Save the Children work tools, and Project related
External Representation:                 Regular (Some contact with ECD Sector Stakeholders)
 
JOB PURPOSE:
 
Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) works with children and their families in some of the nation’s most marginalised communities. SCSA is at the forefront of saving children’s lives and creating lasting change for children and their families, reaching over 100,000 children directly and over a million children indirectly annually through child rights, health and nutrition, child protection and education programmes.
 
In 2020, SCSA will implement the Happy Living and Learning Project 2.0 in ECD centres in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Limpopo over a two-year period. The Project Training Officer will have primary responsibility to for the facilitation of all training for ECD practitioners, supervisors and caregivers in health, education, child protection and child rights and governance. The HLL 2.0 Training Officer will support mentoring to enrolled ECD sites to ensure skills transfer. S/he will also assist with liaison and logistics involving key stakeholders, partners, and service-providers; as well as serve as secretariat to the project.
 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Undertake implementation of all project activities and primarily training packages in all three provinces
  • Provide training to Community Change Agents (CCA) on SCSA Training Packages for ECD
  • Support mentoring to ECD practitioners on implementation of knowledge from trainings, assist with norms and standards and health & safety protocols of ECDs
  • Provide site level monitoring and tracking of indictors
  • Organize and coordinate relevant project training materials as required
  • Facilitate and coordinate various ECD workshops and trainings required
  • Coordinate the distribution of materials and supplies to the ECD Centres and forums
  • Assist the team to compile and maintain a database of service providers for the municipalities where the ECD Centres are based
  • Assist in collecting data and information and in organizing/drafting project management reports
  • Provide project administrative and logistical support
  • Any other duties of similar nature as required by the Programme or Provincial Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
 
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent organisational and co-ordination skills
  • Capacity building including facilitation, training, and mentoring skills
  • Ability to work as part of team
  • Ability to take initiative and take decisions at appropriate level
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to form good relationships and work well with District and local level government, NGO partners and key community stakeholders
  • Demonstrate skills and proficiency in Microsoft office (word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Sound work ethics, and ability to work independently
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Passion for the well-being of others, especially children

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-matriculation diploma/degree or equivalent qualification in Child Care, Early Childhood Development, Public administration, or Business administration
  • 2 years’ work experience in project implementation and mentoring
  • Hands-on experience on project administration, coordination, training, activity and field-work planning, progress monitoring, and weekly reporting.
  • Excellent language proficiency in English and isiZulu/SiSwati/SeSotho/Sepedi/Tswana
  • Fully computer literate – internet, e-mail, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with English and one other relevant local language
  • Experience working within an NGO
  • Current Driving licence 

Application and contact details: Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their CV, covering letter, copies of ID and qualifications to [email protected] by 30th April 2021. Only candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

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