POSITION: Provincial Support Coordinator – SPS
CONTRACT DURATION: 01 June 2018 till 30 April 2019
Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing, and sharing stories – in all South African languages – is part of everyday life.
Children who are surrounded by print and immersed in great and well-told stories – in languages they understand – are more curious, confident and motivated to learn. They develop vocabulary, strengthen memory, and nurture imagination. They’re more likely to become readers themselves, and to do well in school across all subjects.
Since 2012, Nal’ibali has worked with state, civil society and business partners to make sure every South African child has opportunities to fall in love with books and stories. This includes founding partners DGMT, PRAESA (the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa) and Tiso Blackstar (formerly Times Media). Through advocacy, training, and high-quality reading material, Nal’ibali is helping to nurture a reading nation.
We are looking for a motivated individual with a passion for literacy to lead the team in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.
The role of the Provincial Support Coordinator is to support, manage and co-ordinate regional activities to ensure the growth and successful delivery of the Nal’ibali campaign.
Working with a cluster of partners, and a team of Literacy Mentors and volunteers, the Provincial Support Coordinator is responsible for building a community of literacy practice in selected province, through strategic collaborations, capacity building efforts, and team performance management to reach an agreed goal or campaign target.
This role is designed to ensure quality assurance, planning, and control of programme activities. The Provincial Support Coordinator is also responsible for effective stakeholder engagement, building strong partner relationships, delivering the key campaign communication messages and participating in media and campaign events.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Community Leadership
• Excellent Time-management
• Outstanding and enthusiastic facilitator
• Relevant degree or diploma advantageous
• 3-5 years’ field work experience in the NGO sector
• An interest in mother tongue literacy development and/or education.
• Experience in managing and mentoring dispersed teams
• Excellent written and verbal skills in English and one other official language
• Good MS Office skills
• Driver’s license and willingness to travel essential
• Team management experience
• Project management
Should you meet the above criteria, please email your CV with a motivational cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Full name and position title on the subject line, (e.g. Joe Soap:PSC_KZN).