Freelancer : Columba Leadership

Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 10 September, 2021

Opportunity type:

Columba Leadership ( 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.

Position: Freelancer – Faculty (these are not permanent positions)

Based: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng and Western Cape Provinces

Purpose: The core purpose of the Leadership Academy Programme is to activate the inherent potential of young people in disadvantaged communities. The Leadership Academy aims to support young people to look beyond these circumstances and seize hold of their own capacity to make a positive difference in their own lives and in their schools and communities.

Role: The role of Faculty is to lead a process of learning for educators and learners, the role requires facilitation of concepts and principles as per the Columba Programme elicitation model using both verbal and non-verbal techniques that are appropriate for the development of participants. The bulk of the work takes place in the context of a 6 Day Residential Academy.

Reports to: Programme Lead

Key Performance Areas:

Communicate with Principals, Educators and Learners
Stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education, Investors, Government Representatives
Present graduation speeches and offer presentations in schools
Facilitate Leadership Academy Programme
Report Writing
Data Capturing
Prepare participants for Residential Academy
Collect and prepare documentation for Residential Academy
Plan, facilitate and transcribe exit interviews with learner particpants
Participate in Residential Academy planning 2 weeks before each Residential Academy
Implement Monitoring and Evaluation plan with support from Monitoring and Evaluation Team
Contribute to provincial reports for investors indentifying and sharing positive stories and taking photographs of activities
Minimum Education, Experience and Competencies:

Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Social Sciences Degree, Youth or Community Development Degree
Must have 3 to 5 years’ experience in Youth Development
Driver’s licence essential
Must be willing to travel extensively in South Africa
Willing to be away from home for 2 weeks per month
Experience working for an NGO or NPO will be an added advantage
Must be proficient in MS Office
Excellent report writing skills essential
Excellent data capturing skills essential
Proficiency in written and verbal English
Excellent interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player
Adaptability and ability to work in a fluid environment
Planning skills
Administratively strong
Interested parties should consider their current strength in view of the requirements of this position and their willingness to commit to the above. If interested CV applications, together with a letter of motivation, should be submitted to Kindly indicate which Province you are applying for in the letter of motivation.

Note that an application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Should you not be contacted within one month of the closing date, please consider the position filled.

Closing date: 10 September 2021

Protection of Personal Information – Employment candidates

  1. Columba Leadership is a Responsible Party in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.
  2. Columba Leadership will take all prescribed and reasonable precautions to ensure that your information is safeguarded.
  3. By submitting your Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Motivation in respect of this vacancy you understand and agree that:
    3.1 Columba Leadership needs to collect, keep and use your personal information in order to evaluate your application for purposes of potential employment opportunities.
    3.2 Columba Leadership will only use the information to carry out the necessary recruitment related activities.
  4. You therefore give your consent to Columba Leadership to process your information knowing all of the above, being aware that you can:
    4.1 Withdraw this consent at any time
    4.2 Have a right to request access to your data at any time, in the prescribed form
    4.3 Have a right to request that your data is corrected or updated, in the prescribed form
    4.4 Have the right to complain to the information regulator
    4.5 The necessary information to assist you in exercising these rights is in Columba Leadership’s PAIA Manual, which is available on the Columba Leadership website

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