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Mar 07, 2019

School Engagement Officer

  • Columba Leadership
  • Savoy Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Columba Leadership (columba.org.za) is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors.

School Engagement Officer

Based: Savoy Estate, Gauteng Province

The School Engagement Officer is responsible for the school-based engagements of the programme. The candidate must be able to work as a thinking and support partner to the school stakeholders (principals, educators and learners) and will play a key role in monitoring of progress, evaluating results and reporting. The candidate needs to be a passionate, engaged, confident, assertive person with excellent interpersonal skills and a really solid work ethic.

Key Performance Areas:
Responsible for conducting Area Research
Conduct principal information sessions to engage principals
Enable Youth Engagement in Partner Schools: Facilitate Principal engagement together with the Provincial Manager
Conduct educator sessions to engage educators
Conduct learner sessions to engage learners
Communicate with Principals, Educators and Learners on an ongoing basis
Stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education, Investors, Government Representatives – at a high level
Implement Monitoring and Evaluation Plan with support from Monitoring and Evaluation Team
Prepare and submit reports to Provincial Manager
Transcribe recorded interviews
Contribute to provincial reports for investors – identifying and sharing positive stories and lessons learned
Provide corporate engagement support during school visits

Activate and mobilise School Clusters: Facilitation of cluster sessions
Involvement in Youth Connexion events

Minimum Education, Experience and Competencies:
Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Bachelor of Education Degree or a related Degree
Coaching/Mentoring Qualification will be an added advantage
Must have 5 years experience working in schools at a Principal and Educator level
Must be in possession of a valid Driver’s Licence
Must be proficient in MS Office. Competence in MS Projects advantageous
Excellent report writing skills essential
Proficiency in written and verbal English
Good interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player as well as the ability to work independently
Adaptabilitiy and ability to work in a fluid environment
Planning skills
Administratively strong

Interested parties should consider their current strength in view of the requirements of this position and their willingness to commit to the above.

If interested CV applications, together with a letter of motivation, should be submitted 

Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted. Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider the position filled. 


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