Aug 28, 2018

SPM Literacy Mentor

  • Nal'ibali Trust
  • Inanda, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Nal’ibali seeks to appoint four SPM Literacy Mentors, to be based in South Africa:

1 x KwaZulu-Natal - Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu
1 x Eastern Cape - Mdansane
1 x Western Cape - Mitchells Plain
1 x Gauteng - Soweto
This is a one year fixed term contract.

Drive Nalibali Story Power in Motion vehicle in the listed communities and other identified spaces
Arrange and attend stakeholder meetings
Ongoing partner/stakeholder liaison
Mobilise community involvement
Promote brand awareness at provincial level
Support and mentor volunteers
Provide and distribute reading materials
Identify training needs
Facilitate training sessions
Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting (ME and R)

Minimum of two years’ community work experience
Relevant tertiary qualification in education or social development advantageous
Strong Written and verbal skills in English and one other relevant local language (IsiZulu/IsiXhosa/SeSotho)
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office plus Excel)
A Proven interest and enthusiasm for literacy development and/or education
Driver’s license essential
Passion and energy to improve children's lives
Independent, self-starting person who can identify and seize opportunities
Passion for literacy, education and children’s rights
Enthusiasm for driving change
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to ride bicycle
Respected in the community/not popular for the wrong reasons
Be an independent, self-starting person who can spark excitement, raise awareness, reach new audiences
Build partnerships and support ongoing activities to promote reading for enjoyment, in spaces such as schools, preschools, clinics and public spaces

Eastern Cape: Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiXhosa/English)

Western cape: Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiXhosa/English)

Kwa Zulu Natal Strong Written and verbal skills in (IsiZulu/English

Gauteng: Strong Written and verbal skills in (SeSotho/English)

To apply, submit a CV and motivational cover letter highlighting why you would make a fantastic Story Power in Motion Literacy Mentor for KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng and which area you are applying

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Note that feedback will be provided to shortlisted candidates only.

Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing, and sharing stories – in all South African languages – is part of everyday life.

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