Applications are invited for the position of Programme Officer: Executive Education in the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, for a permanent contract. This is a varied and responsible position in a new and growing School, which runs a Post Graduate Programme, an Executive Education Programme, a Building Bridges Programme and Research Programmes, with a series of networking, teaching, programmatic and research activities.
The Programme Officer will work closely with the Programme Manager: Executive Education Programme and Executive Education team and be actively involved in all aspects of the courses and events delivered through the programme, with a strong project management component to the role. The Programme Officer will lead the development and delivery of certain courses offered by the Executive Education programme – including a major project with a focus on leadership development for women in local government.
Master’s degree or equivalent in a related field, e.g. public policy, development studies, instructional design or adult learning.
5 years’ relevant experience in either development policy-related work, project management, partnership development, executive education or training.
Relevant experience in instructional design and the preparation of learning materials for post-graduate adult learners.
Proven experience with short course planning and coordination.
Proven experience in liaising with key stakeholders for the executive education courses.
Proven and strong report writing skills.
Proven experience in supporting the development of proposals for the South African Government tenders and/or other potential funders.
Strong communications skills - verbal and written.
High degree of organization skills.
Proficient with Ms Word, Ms Excel and Ms PowerPoint.
Very strong interpersonal skills: - Proven ability to build and maintain positive working relationships; - “Self-starter” with appetite for work and learning; - Absolute reliability.
The following will be advantageous:
Knowledge of public policy or governance and/or development in Africa.
Knowledge of pedagogy and strategies for professional training.
Expertise in leadership development.
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
Proven experience in dealing with government departments. Key responsibilities will include:
With support, lead the development and delivery of a large ‘Women in Leadership’ training programme for SALGA, and other identified projects, as needed
Support programme planning, delivery and monitoring
Prepare a range of course documentation
Event management and oversight
Support the programme in terms of course recruitment activities
Support the programme in terms of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems
Assist in or lead the preparation of reports for donors and partners
Participate in the drafting and management of project budgets when required
Communicate and liaise with key stakeholders and participants, regarding course logistics and processing of course fees
Liaise with key stakeholders regarding future programmes or events within Executive Education programme
Coordinate and assist with producing articles for the Executive Education Programme activities for the NMSPG website and support the social media strategy for the Executive Education Programme
Liaise with administrative staff on programme logistics
The annual cost of employment, including benefits, is between R471 495 and R554 699.
To apply, please e-mail the documents listed below in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org :
- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc )
- Letter of motivation, and - Curriculum Vitae (CV) with at least 3 contactable referees An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will be disqualified.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and they will be required to do a competency assessment as part of the selection process.