|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Street Address||Cape Town|
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.
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
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
Interested candidates can send their CV