Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator: Secondary School Maths Specialist
The Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Maths Improvement Programme
MIET AFRICA, an education development NGO working in partnership with the Sanlam Foundation and the KZN Department of Education (KZN DoE), requires the services of an experienced Maths education specialist to coordinate and lead the implementation of a Maths Improvement Programme at eight secondary schools in and around Durban, which includes development and support of teachers and selected learners in the FET phase. The key objective is to raise the level of learner performance in Maths at the schools. This is a Durban-based position which requires an experienced Maths teacher/trainer and school support person who is familiar with the CAPS curriculum (Maths) and with working in South African public schools. This is an immediate vacancy with the project ending in January 2020.
Lead the training, development and support of secondary school teachers in the eight project schools through support workshops,
MIET AFRICA, a regional NGO working in education development, requires a Finance Manager. This is a twelve-month contract position. The successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s head office in Durban.
Regular reporting on organisation cash-flow situation, as required
Preparation and review of monthly management / board financial reporting
Attend board meetings and present to the board on financial matters
Review of month-end reconciliations including but not limited to:
Petty cash reconciliation
Fixed asset register
• Review of statutory returns before submission including but not limited to:
Annual tax return
NPO directorate narrative report
Coordinate annual audit and oversee annual audit process
Undertake internal audits and report to audit committee
Review organisation agreements as and when required
Assist with the annual organisational budget process
With regard to large projects: review/assist with the proposal budget conceptualisation,
Vacancy: Co-ordinator / Trainer
Creative Arts Education: Umlazi District, KZN
MIET AFRICA, an education development NGO working in partnership with the National Lotteries Cooperation (NLC) and the KZN Department of Education (KZN DoE), requires the services of an experienced Creative Arts Education specialist to coordinate and lead the implementation of a Creative Arts support programme in primary schools in the Umlazi Education District, KZN. The position requires a person who is passionate about the creative arts and child development. The project includes development and support of teachers in the teaching of Creative Arts in primary schools. This is a Durban-based position which requires a versatile individual who can inspire teachers, learners and the school communities about the importance of the Creative Arts in the holistic development of children. This is a 12-month contract post located at the Head Office of MIET AFRICA in Durban.
Education: My Right! My Future! Programme: Libode District, Eastern Cape
MIET AFRICA, an NGO working in education development, seeks to appoint a Training Co-ordinator to provide training and support to primary schools in the Libode District, Eastern Cape. The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall coordination, training and support of district officials, teachers, caregivers and community members of the Education: My Right! My Future! Programme in the Libode district. This is a partnership programme between the National Education Collaboration Trust, Educate a Child and MIET AFRICA, and aims to support out of school children to access school, attend school regularly and complete their primary schooling.
Knowledge and experience required
Relevant tertiary qualification (graduate) in education and/or development
Knowledge and experience in the education and/or development sectors
Expertise in addressing barriers to learning experienced by vulnerable children is an advantage
A minimum of three years’ experience in project coordination,
Regional study of vulnerability amongst boys (10 – 20 years) in schools
MIET AFRICA seeks a senior researcher to lead an exploratory study into issues of vulnerability among boys in the SADC region. Through implementing a SADC initiative, Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL), MIET AFRICA has identified a gap in the provision of care and support for boys through schools. The current trends in education and HIV prevention programming have typically targeted girls. However, there is an urgent need to strengthen the engagement of boys and young men around supporting gender equality and female empowerment, as well as address their own specific social, emotional and development needs. Yet, there is limited available information pertaining to the vulnerabilities and specific needs of boys in school, making it difficult to respond with appropriate and effective interventions. Therefore, to inform the design of future school-based programming, MIET AFRICA will conduct an exploratory study to generate information on the key vulnerabilities experienced by boys aged 10 – 20 years and their underlying causes.
MIET AFRICA received a Certificate of Recognition as a partner of the North West Province of Education’s Quality Learning and Teacher Campaign for the Education: My right! My future! project at the Quality Learning and Teaching Awards ceremony held recently in Mahikeng. Education: My right! My future! is a three-year partnership between MIET AFRICA, the Department of Basic Education and the National Education Collaboration Trust with funding from Educate a Child. It seeks to bring 30 000 out-of-school children in six districts across four provinces back to school, and to ensure they attend school regularly and complete their primary schooling. MIET AFRICA was recognised as a key partner in supporting out of school children in the Bojanala District of the Province.
In addition, MIET AFRICA’s five parental volunteers/training co-ordinator assistants also received awards in the Excellence in Volunteerism (Parental Volunteers) category.
The Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) is a national intervention intended to mobilise stakeholders to play a role in promoting a culture of teaching and learning in schools.
The East Coast Radio breakfast team broadcasted directly from Dr Macken Mistry School in Newlands recently to showcase The Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools project and Sanlam’s Shop for Good initiative.
The Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Project partners with 75 under-resourced schools across the country to assist with improving maths competency and creating a brighter future for learners.
They are committed to ensuring school environments are conducive to learning and to focus on:
Essentials and sanitation for a happy environment creates happy learners
Maths competency: assisting with learning, earning & saving
Leadership roles: good leadership promotes successful learners
MIET AFRICA is proud to be associated with this project and is partnering with Sanlam in the Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Maths Improvement Project. Our team works in 18 primary schools and 8 secondary schools in KZN.