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Literacy Mentors

Closing Date: 
2 May 2017
Based In: 
Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications. This is a fixed term contract up to 31 March 2019.

Nal'ibali is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign which aims to spark children's potential through storytelling & reading. We do this through storytelling, reading and a network of reading clubs.

We are looking for a motivated individual with a passion for literacy to grow a culture of reading in the AmaJingqi community close to Willowvale in the Eastern  Cape.



A Nal’ibali Literacy Mentor is focused on inspiring communities to participate in the reading-for-enjoyment campaign by identifying potential opportunities and resources to establish reading clubs and raising awareness through a variety of activities and events.  


These activities include the following:

  • arranging and attending stakeholder meetings,
  • ongoing partner liaison,
  • supporting and mentoring volunteers,
  • providing and distributing reading materials,
  • identifying training needs and facilitating sessions,
  • Reporting writing, including M&E feedback



  • At least 2 years’ community work experience.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in education or social development advantageous
  • Written and verbal skills in English and isiXhosa
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • An interest and enthusiasm for literacy development and/or education.
  • Driver’s license essential
  • Passion and energy


Interested candidates have to be prepared to relocate to AmaJingqi.


Please e-mail your CV with a motivational cover letter to work@nalibali.org.

If you do not hear from us by 15 May 2017 please consider your application unsuccessful.