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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

IkamvaYouth Internship Opportunity 2017

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

IkamvaYouth equips learners from disadvantaged communities with the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to access tertiary education and/or employment opportunities once they matriculate. 

IkamvaYouth aims to increase the collective skill level of the population, to grow the national knowledge base, and to replicate success in more communities. 

A non-profit organisation (established in 2003 and formally registered in 2004) with branches in five provinces in South Africa, IkamvaYouth currently operates in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and the Eastern Cape. 

While learners enrol at IkamvaYouth when they are in grades 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. 

Currently, fewer than 10% of South African youth access higher education (SAIRR, 2009) of which only a fraction come from the township or rural communities.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint an Intern for Diepsloot branch, in Gauteng.

Reports to: Branch Coordinator

  • Assist the branch staff with day to day administration
  • Manage the computer lab
  • Enrolling new learners, updating contact details on branch phones and Ed-Admin database
  • Accompany learners on outings and trips
  • Daily learner and parental follow-ups for absenteeism & other learner related concerns
  • Maintain the branch filing system for each program administered at the branches and all recorded processes and procedures
  • Set up and maintain a library system for all branch learning materials; i.e. answer Series, question papers, textbooks etc
  • Point person for repairs and maintenance of electronic equipment (computers, labs, printers, phones etc.)
  • Assist alumni department with support for branch’s ex-learners who are at tertiary
  • Assist with general lab duties such as printing, photocopying and ensuring proper usage and maintenance of the environment
  • Receive and welcoming guests to the branch
  • Organise parent’s meetings and taking minutes
  • Report back and update everyday branch activities and developments to Branch Coordinator
  • Ensure the tutoring space is clean and ready for use before tutoring starts
  • Maintain learner discipline, facilitating icebreakers and making announcements and giving feedback to learners after tutoring
  • Provide support to Branch Coordinator on daily branch activities and handling branch communications as requested
  • Communicate with Volunteers and keep updates on branch developments
  • Participate in branch and National organizational communications
  • Matric Certificate (Degree / Diploma advantageous)
  • Minimum one-year admin experience
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Computer literate
  • Communication skills (oral and Written)
  • I can do attitude
To apply, submit CV and a cover letter to careers@ikamvayouth.org with the subject heading Intern Diepsloot

Opportunity closing date: Monday, 27 November, 2017

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Should you not hear receive a response by two weeks, you may consider your application unsuccessful

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