Job Opportunity

Job Opening: Catalyst Facilitator

We’re looking to hire up to 6 Catalyst Facilitators to join the enke Team in implementing the 2019 enke: Catalyst Program. 

  • Are you passionate about working with youth driving social change in their communities?
  • Are you a facilitator with experience working with adults?
  • Are you known for your great set of interpersonal skills?
  • Do you have great facilitation skills and experience?

Then the Catalyst Facilitator role may just be for you!

About enke

enke: Make Your Mark (enke) generates and incubates youth-led social impact and enterprise at scale. We work to connect, equip and inspire an active, engaged and diverse community of active citizens and effective leaders – youth with the self-belief and ability to identify and access opportunities to improve their future and that of others. We run holistic programs for high school, post-secondary and post-school youth which help young people fuel their desire and build their innate ability to identify and access opportunities for success.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the enke: Team, which empowers and supports youth to be drivers of positive social change in their communities. Catalyst Facilitators will be responsible for delivering the enke: Catalyst Program content; drawing out knowledge and insights from group members using different skills, tools, exercises and natural abilities to keep the group engaged and the group discussions moving forward.

About enke: Catalyst Program 

The enke: Catalyst Program contributes to reducing the high rates of young people who are unemployed and out of school and therefore categorized as not in employment, education or training (NEET). Working with unemployed, post-school youth ages 18-35 years old, the objectives of the Catalyst Program are to:

  • Break the continuum of hopelessness by working with post-school, unemployed youth to rebuild their self-belief and resilience through training, practical experience and inspiration.
  • Inspire and support a bias toward entrepreneurial thinking and innovation by helping young people develop the skills, networks and desire to identify and access opportunity.
  • Help youth place themselves into employment, education or enterprise

The 6-month program for 18-35 year olds (youth NEET) is an experience in personal development, social impact and guided coaching to increase the likelihood of conversion to being in employment, education or training.


We are searching for dynamic, experienced and engaging facilitators to deliver our next intakes of the Catalyst Programs, as we gear up for scale. This opportunity gives you a chance to gain valuable experience working with and learning from a youthful, high-achieving and supportive team contributing to real change in South Africa.

  • Position type: Independent Contractor (6 month fixed contract)
  • Number of positions: Six (6)
  • Remuneration: R1,500.00 per week (up to R6,000.00 per month)
  • Time commitment required: Part-time, 4 days per week (2 days delivering training, 2 days administration and preparation)
  • Starting date: Mid-end June 2019 (exact start date to be confirmed)
  • Contract Duration: 7 months (June 2019 – December 2019)
  • Additional Requirements: May need to be available on Weekends and/or evening for field trips and other commitments as needed.
  • Application deadline: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 May 2019
  • Complete the Online Application


Catalyst Facilitator Responsibilities & Scope

  • Lead dynamic workshops for participants, utilizing the enke: Catalyst Program Curriculum
  • Maintain accurate workshop data, including attendance registers, evaluations, and other reporting documents
  • Engage with participants when they arrive at the training facility, utilizing breaks and mealtimes as opportunities for individual engagement
  • Develop activity debriefs/reflections and deliver the curriculum in a meaningful and effective way
  • Co-facilitate occasional small and large group learning opportunities with additional content as determined by enke: Make Your Mark
  • Administer surveys at the first and last workshop to support the data collection requirements
  • Engage in weekly feedback with Program Manager and co-facilitators to ensure meaningful evaluations of the program and activities
  • Ensure that all materials and resources are made available at the time of the execution of the sessions
  • Ideal candidates will commit to a regular facilitating schedule of twice weekly


We are looking for young, independent, reliable and committed professionals with the following skills, experience and/or qualifications:

  • A minimum Matric
  • A minimum of 1-year experience as a process or outcomes-based facilitator or community organiser
  • Demonstrable experience communicating with different stakeholders
  • Strong history of education/training in the areas of adult learning, and/or the facilitation of educational programs for adults
  • Prior experience in public speaking and good presentation skills, requiredMust be proficient in English and another SA vernacular language
  • Project planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring skills
  • Organisational skills, an ability to plan and follow procedures
  • Report writing and data capturing
  • Ability to take initiative and develop resolutions to challenges
  • Competency/ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Effective verbal and written communication ability
  • Initiative – Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility – Ability to adapt to changing circumstances where required
  • Attention to detail – Ensuring that work is completed with great care and that every detail is taken care of timeously
  • Certificate as a Facilitator advantageous


Application Process / Instructions

Every part of the application process tells us something about you. Completing the online application comprehensively and submitting your CV gives us information not just about your experience, but indicates your attention to detail and understanding of given instructions.

Please follow these instructions accurately in submitting you submit your application:

  1. Complete the Online Application Note that part of the online application will ask about your motivation, encourage you to explain why you want to work with enke: Make Your Mark and what skills, experience and personal attributes make you the best person for the advertised role. We highly recommend having a comprehensive response prepared. Note that once started you will not be able to save and return to the application at a later time.
  2. Submit your CV, maximum 2 pages, via email to 5:30 pm, Thursday 30 May 2019. The subject line of your email must include the position you are applying for and your full name; for example – “enke Catalyst Facilitator Application – JOHN SMITH”

Only complete applications complying with all instructions (both online application and emailed CV with correct subject line) will be considered.

Only short-listed candidates may be contacted. Candidates who have not received a response within three (3) months of the closing date should kindly assume that their application has not been successful.

If you have any questions, please email

For more information about the enke: Catalyst Program, visit