Dec 04, 2019

Faculty Educators

  • SAYes Youth Mentoring
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Columba Leadership ( 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. We have a 10-year track record with over 7,400 graduates from 189 schools. Learners, with adult support, form teams to tackle the biggest challenges confronting the school such as violence and bullying, sanitation and toilets, sex, drugs and teen pregnancy, discipline, poor academic performance and attendance. Youth leaders make real decisions on resources, strategy and policies, have their voices heard consistently, and become active meaningful contributors to real school issues.

Columba Leadership seeks to fill two exciting roles:


The core purpose of the Leadership Academy Programme is to activate the inherent potential of young people in disadvantaged communities. The Leadership Academy aims to support young people to look beyond these circumstances and seize hold of their own capacity to make a positive difference in their own and in their schools and communities. The role of Faculty is to lead a process of learning for educators and learners, the role requires facilitation of concepts and principles as per the Columba Programme elicitation model using both verbal and non-verbal techniques that are appropriate for the development of participants. The bulk of the work takes place in the context of a 6 Day Residential Academy.

Key Performance Areas:

Communicating with Principals, Educators and Learners
Stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education, Investors, Government Representatives
Developing and delivering presentations and speeches at a senior level
Facilitating Leadership Academy Programme
Report Writing
Data Capturing
Preparing participants for Residential Academy
Collecting and preparing documentation for Residential Academy
Planning, facilitating and transcribing exit interviews with learner participants
Participating in Residential Academy planning 2 weeks before each Residential Academy
Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation plan with support from Monitoring and Evaluation Team
Contributing to provincial reports for investors indentifying and sharing positive stories and taking photographs of activities

Minimum Education, Experience and Competencies:

Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Social Sciences Degree, Youth or Community Development Degree
Must have 3 to 5 years’ experience in Youth Development
Driver’s licence essential
Must be willing to travel extensively in South Africa
Willing to be away from home for 2 weeks per month
Experience working for an NGO or NPO will be an added advantage
Must be proficient in MS Office
Excellent report writing skills essential

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