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Programme Officer

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The Learning Trust
Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 1 October 2021
Interviewing

About the Organisation

The Learning Trust (TLT) is a thriving South African non-profit foundation. TLT believes (and global learnings corroborate) that developing the often neglected After School sector has the potential to substantially improve the life outcomes of children and youth growing up in conditions of adversity, through keeping them engaged in learning, building their resilience, improving their psycho social health, and widening their access to work and tertiary education.

With its unusual combination of small grants and capacity development embedded in 5-year grant relationships, TLT has supported the development of nearly 170 emerging community-based beneficiary organizations and schools providing education support in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng since its inception more than 10 years ago. This well-directed financial support, technical training, mentoring and coaching in a variety of organisational development areas, significantly accelerates the grantees’ growth and development towards self-reliance.

As part of this approach, TLT has also facilitated the transformation of the After School sector through the establishment of provincial communities of practice to share knowledge and experience, and build up networks of NGO’s with congruent goals. We believe that all this provides an exciting platform for expanding advocacy and communication, to ignite more resources into the sector. To this end, TLT has also been building a community of donors interested in collaborating to support and grow exciting education interventions, and building relationships with government.

About the Job

The Programme Officer will lead and implement The Learning Trust’s strategy and operational plans within the Western Cape.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the national team in co-developing the organisational strategy, providing regular feedback for refinement and ongoing development

  • Coordinating the implementation of the operational plan; monitoring, reviewing and reporting in line with set out administrative processes

  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with grantees

  • Collaborating with the national team in co-designing different forms of capacity support for the region, ensuring regional team input into the design process

  • Successfully fulfilling of capacity support and professional development activities

  • Communicating with all stakeholders in the Western Cape

  • Building partnerships with donors, government, grantees and other partners

  • Supporting the national team in generating external communications to grantees and the sector

  • Supporting the national team in coordinating advocacy campaigns for the sector

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelors degree; Masters an advantage

  • Experience in education and/or community development

  • Non-profit experience of at least 5 years

  • Facilitation, writing, mentorship and coaching skills

  • Own reliable transport.

  • Visionary and driven attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strategic outlook and alignment

  • Action and results orientation

  • Initiative and a willingness to learn

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Self knowledge and development

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 01st October 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za 

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About the Organisation

The Learning Trust (TLT) is a thriving South African non-profit foundation. TLT believes (and global learnings corroborate) that developing the often neglected After School sector has the potential to substantially improve the life outcomes of children and youth growing up in conditions of adversity, through keeping them engaged in learning, building their resilience, improving their psycho social health, and widening their access to work and tertiary education.

With its unusual combination of small grants and capacity development embedded in 5-year grant relationships, TLT has supported the development of nearly 170 emerging community-based beneficiary organizations and schools providing education support in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng since its inception more than 10 years ago. This well-directed financial support, technical training, mentoring and coaching in a variety of organisational development areas, significantly accelerates the grantees’ growth and development towards self-reliance.

As part of this approach, TLT has also facilitated the transformation of the After School sector through the establishment of provincial communities of practice to share knowledge and experience, and build up networks of NGO’s with congruent goals. We believe that all this provides an exciting platform for expanding advocacy and communication, to ignite more resources into the sector. To this end, TLT has also been building a community of donors interested in collaborating to support and grow exciting education interventions, and building relationships with government.

About the Job

The Programme Officer will lead and implement The Learning Trust’s strategy and operational plans within the Western Cape.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the national team in co-developing the organisational strategy, providing regular feedback for refinement and ongoing development

  • Coordinating the implementation of the operational plan; monitoring, reviewing and reporting in line with set out administrative processes

  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with grantees

  • Collaborating with the national team in co-designing different forms of capacity support for the region, ensuring regional team input into the design process

  • Successfully fulfilling of capacity support and professional development activities

  • Communicating with all stakeholders in the Western Cape

  • Building partnerships with donors, government, grantees and other partners

  • Supporting the national team in generating external communications to grantees and the sector

  • Supporting the national team in coordinating advocacy campaigns for the sector

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelors degree; Masters an advantage

  • Experience in education and/or community development

  • Non-profit experience of at least 5 years

  • Facilitation, writing, mentorship and coaching skills

  • Own reliable transport.

  • Visionary and driven attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strategic outlook and alignment

  • Action and results orientation

  • Initiative and a willingness to learn

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Self knowledge and development

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 01st October 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za