IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a Branch Coordinator based in Cape Town. S/he will be based in a township location, and must be a social entrepreneur who is passionate about the power of education to transform lives and communities, and wants to make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in a by-youth for-youth educational movement that empowers young people to take their futures into their own hands.

Responsibilities: 

  •    Work closely with the Directors of other branches in a coordinated and 
  •    collaborative way to ensure alignment of policies and processes, and programme delivery;
  •    Recruit, coordinate and support volunteer tutors and mentors; 
  •    Community liason; with the schools, community centres, CBOs and NGOs; 
  •    Fundraise to build and sustain the branch (meeting with funders, writing proposals 
  •    and reports, reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation); 
  •    Manage an office and ensure accurate and up-to date data collection and 
  •    administration for monitoring and evaluation; 
  •    Budgeting, financial management and reporting; 
  •    Coordinate the organisation’s communications (social media, website, group e-mail 
  •    discussion lists, newsletters, etc.) together with other ikamvanites; 
  •    Lead a team of volunteers to implement the supplementary tutoring, 
  •    career guidance and mentoring and holiday programmes. 

Requirements: 

  •   Organised and efficient; impeccable time management skills, data collection and reporting must be accurate and timely;
  •    Must have a passion for working with young people and a pro-active energy; 
  •    Must be able to work alone and take initiative; 
  •    Must be adept at using computers (Excel, word, social media and internet, power-point )and able to work virtually (many discussions, meetings       and document development occur collaboratively online); 
  •    A “Can do” attitude and belief is very important 

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to zoe@ikamvayouth.org  

IkamvaYouth Brackground 

IkamvaYouth is a township-based non-profit organisation, established in 2003 and formally registered in 2004, with branches in three provinces, operating from Khayelitsha, Nyanga and Masiphumelele in the Western Cape, Ivory Park in Gauteng, and Cato Crest in KwaZulu-Natal. While learners enrol at IkamvaYouth when they are in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11, the programme’s success is ultimately determined by the number of grade 12 learners who access tertiary institutions and/or employment-based learning opportunities when they matriculate.