Vacancy: Payroll Administrator

Vacancy: Payroll Administrator

Vacancy: Payroll Administrator

MIET AFRICA, a regional NGO working in education development, requires a Payroll Administrator.  This is a 12-month contract position. The successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s head office in Durban.

Key roles

  • Payroll Management
    • Manage preparation of monthly payroll for approximately 300 employees
    • Manage all the inputs in the payroll i.e. new employee, exits, and other changes
    • Ensure correct deductions for tax, provident fund, medical aid.
    • Implement garnishee orders and other ad-hoc deductions
    • Record and maintain all the relevant details of the employees on the payroll system
    • Ensure that payments and statutory returns are completed timeously and accurately
    • Balance and reconcile the payroll monthly
    • Print and distribute payslips
    • Issue the relevant documents to the employees pertaining to salary changes, as they occur
    • Attention to detail and accurate processing
  • Leave Management
    • Record all the leave forms received on the payroll system
    • Issue monthly leave reports to the relevant managers
    • Ensure the leave forms are filed accordingly
    • Ensure accuracy of leave days to the timesheet
  • Time Sheets
    • Ensure monthly timesheets have been completed and submitted on time
    • Ensure that all timesheet’s cost share is completed
  • HR Administration
    • Assist with the induction of all new employees and ensure correct contracts have been signed by employer and employee
    • Process medical aid + provident fund applications and exits
    • Responsible for the overall administrative duties in the HR department
    • Assist with the recruitment and selection process
  • Relationship Management
    • Liaise with provident fund and medical aid brokers
    • Ensure that any requests are attended to within agreed timeframes
  • Reporting
    • Responsible for legislative reporting pertaining to payroll activities,

100 000 Climate Change Postcards: A New Guinness Record 2018

With the help of children and youth, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) intends to beat the Guinness World Record of the largest composed postcard. The purpose of the campaign is to give children and youth the chance to voice their concerns about climate change and to send a message to the world’s leaders that ‘We are the future – give us a chance’. The aim is ambitious: 100 000 climate commitment postcards with individual pledges from learners from schools across the world. As a key partner of this initiative and a contributor towards mobilising immediate action to stop global warming, MIET AFRICA will collect 50 000 postcards from children and youth in the SADC region.

The 100 000 postcards will be pasted together, similar to a mosaic, to form a record-breaking giant postcard that will be displayed on the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland – the longest and deepest glacier of the Alps Mountains – located at an altitude of more than 3500 m above sea level in a place called ‘Top of Europe’.

First CSTL Conference a Success

First CSTL Conference a Success

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with MIET AFRICA and UNICEF, hosted the inaugural national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference on 12-13 June 2018 in Irene, Pretoria.

More than 230 delegates ranging from CSTL policy implementers, policy makers, policy influencers, learners, and educators attended the Conference which was opened by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. “On our journey of a thousand miles, we are not alone…we are grateful for the support and guidance of organisations like UNICEF and MIET AFRICA, “said Motshekga.

Under the theme Consolidating our collective efforts, the purpose of the conference was to share the DBE’s framework for care and support, and provide an opportunity for partners to discuss the initiatives currently being implemented in schools within CSTL’s 10 priority areas and in  the areas of partnership, multisectoral collaboration and system strengthening in support of policy implementation.

INVITATION – DBE Inaugural National CSTL Conference

INVITATION – DBE Inaugural National CSTL Conference

DATE  & TIME:
12 June 2018 (09h00 – 17h00)
13 June 2018 (08h30 – 14h30)

VENUE:
Saint George Hotel & Convention
Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng

FEES:
There are no conference registration fees.
Delegates must pay for their own travel and accommodation costs.
Refreshments will beprovided for the duration of the conference.

IMPORTANT: Only online registration is accepted on or before 18 May 2018.

Online registration can be completed through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IkWMC9YbU2CxD0qjUI6xk_anH0enSpuN9n0E6ZB64b4/edit

For more information download the Invitation PDF

MIET AFRICA Wins Award

MIET AFRICA Wins Award

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.

Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Project

Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Project

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.

#TogetherFor10million – a drive towards Sustainable Development Goal 4

#TogetherFor10million – a drive towards Sustainable Development Goal 4

Education Above All Foundation is working with partners worldwide to deliver quality primary education to the most marginalised out of school children. Every child deserves the right to an education and the opportunity to unlock their potential.

As a global partner of Education Above All Foundation, we have worked to remove barriers and ensure that children across the globe have access to an education. Follow EAA Foundation on Facebook ahead of their event in Paris next week, which will focus on the importance of SDG4 and its role in driving so much of the SDG agenda, #TogetherFor10million

Follow the EAA Foundation Twitter account here

MIET AFRICA undergoes a brand re-fresh

MIET AFRICA undergoes a brand re-fresh

We are pleased to announce our refreshed brand identity as part of the ongoing evolution of our organization since its establishment in 1996.

The introduction of the Africa graphic element shows our footprint in the region, and our commitment to a continent where all children and youth can access quality education and development opportunities.

The subtle change in colours and font reflects an organization that embraces change whilst staying true to our core values and vision.

We hope you agree that our new look reflects a dynamic organisation and communicates MIET AFRICA in a contextually and meaningful way.

 

MIET AFRICA will have a new CEO from 1 January 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Beverley Dyason to the position of CEO, with effect from 1 January 2018.

With over 20 years’ experience in education, Beverley is a passionate champion of the rights of children and youth to quality education.  She is also no stranger to MIET AFRICA and has a deep understanding of the organization and its operating environment. She started working with MIET AFRICA in 2000 as a consultant and joined the organisation full time in 2010. Her natural leadership skills soon became evident, and in 2013 she was appointed as one of the organization’s five directors. Through her work in materials development and programme implementation, she has acquired expertise across a wide range of areas including but not limited to, inclusive education, child rights, life skills, health promotion, career development, employability, sustainable livelihoods, entrepreneurship and curriculum development.

Beverley is committed to MIET AFRICA’s vision of quality education for all and believes strongly in partnering for maximum impact.