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 Northern Cape & Free State Province on a fixed contract commencing on 1 March 2018 and ending on 28 February 2019.
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 (2), Story Sparkers (8) and volunteers, the Provincial Support Coordinator is responsible for building a community of literacy practice in selected provinces, 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
• 3-5 years’ field work experience in the NGO sector
• Relevant degree or diploma advantageous
• 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 Setswana or Sesotho
• Good MS Office skills
• Driver’s license and willingness to travel essential
• Team management experience • Project management
Should you meet the above requirements, please email your motivational letter and CV to email@example.com with your name and surname, position title on the subject line, (e.g. Joe Soap: Provincial Support Coordinator).
Closing date: 20 February 2018
Please note that feedback will be provided to shortlisted candidates only.