PROJECT MANAGER

PROJECT MANAGER

(WITH KNOWLEDGE OF LITERACY TEACHER DEVELOPMENT)

JOB SUMMARY

Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy (The Institute) is a South African literacy NGO based in Johannesburg with footprints in some provinces and the African continent. 

The Institute is looking for a Project Manager with early literacy expertise and full knowledge of the South African education system and its complexities, the CAPS and related policies that govern districts and schools. S/he will need to have interpersonal skills that will allow him/her to work harmoniously with government officials, consortium partners and Molteno staff.

The incumbent shall have practical knowledge of developing materials as well as accreditation processes in South Africa.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports directly to the Molteno CEO as well as the Project Director (Chief of Party) who is the overall head of the project.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supports the  project team in with his/her technical literacy expertise;
  • Manages the day-to-day implementation of the component of the project for which Molteno is responsible
  • Contribute to discrete technical work on thematic issues related to language and literacy, education & training, and program development;
  • Develop, or assist with the development of, materials or modules for the training of the as per project scope of work;
  • Develop, or assist with the development of, tools of the trade for trainers;
  • Participate and/or lead field, provincial level training on aforementioned tools, guidelines and resources.
  • Provide support in contract/grant management especially documentation and organization, for the overall effective implementation of the project, and the entire training program portfolio;
  • Act as the key liaison with project technical team, in the targeted provinces.
  • Participate in project meetings and mandatory report writing;
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills will be an added advantage.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's or Honours’ degree, preferably Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics;
  • Knowledge of early grade reading and assessment;
  • A qualification or experience in Project Management;
  • Knowledge of one or all of the Sotho languages,
  • Minimum 5 years in public education and project management experience, preferably in a national or International NGO;
  • Experience in working with funders and funded projects;
  • Proven experience in curriculum development and management programs.
  • Experience in adult education, capacity building and/or literacy teacher development and coaching activities.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of one of the Sotho languages, or Setswana, and verbal and written English,
  • Flexible, pro-active, and open-minded work style: the ability to work productively both independently and in a team-based environment;
  • High degree of computer literacy including MS Office, presentation software and knowledge resource databases (recommended), search engines etc.
  • Help develop programmatic tools, guidelines and resources to support teachers
  • Participate and/or lead field, regional and national level training on aforementioned tools, guidelines and resources;
  • Understanding of budgetary processes, or at least minimum financial literacy;

Interested candidates must submit their CVs accompanied by a covering letter to precious@molteno.co.za.