Programme Officer

at The Learning Trust
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
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.


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



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


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