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School Engagment Officer

Columba Leadership’s is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors. Columba Leadership seeks to appoint a School Engagement Officers, to be based in Western Cape. Responsibilities: Conduct area research Conduct principal information sessions to engage principals Enable youth engagement in partner schools: facilitate principal engagement together with the provincial manager Conduct educator sessions to engage educators Conduct learner sessions to engage learners Communicate with principals, educators and learners on an ongoing basis Stakeholder engagement with the department of education, investors, government representatives at a high level Implement monitoring and evaluation plan with support from monitoring and evaluation team Prepare and submit reports to provincial manager Transcribe recorded interviews Contribute to provincial reports for investors - identifying and sharing positive stories and lessons learned Provide corporate engagement support during school visits Activate and mobilise school clusters: facilitation of cluster sessions Involvement in youth connexion events Requirements: Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Bachelor of Education Degree or a related Degree Coaching / mentoring qualification will be an added advantage Minimum of five years’ experience working in schools at a principal and educator level Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Competence in Microsoft Projects advantageous Report writing skills essential Proficiency in written and verbal English and IsiXhosa Interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player as well as the ability to work independently Adaptability and ability to work in a fluid environment Planning skills Administratively strong Ability to work as a thinking and support partner to the school stakeholders (principals, educators and learners) and will play a key role in monitoring of progress, evaluating results and reporting Be a passionate, engaged, confident, assertive person with interpersonal skills and a really solid work ethic To apply, submit your CV applications, together with a letter of motivation to Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted. Should you not be contacted within two weeks of the closing date, consider the position filled.