Job Opportunity: Catalyst Program Facilitator

Job Opportunity

We’re excited to share this part-time contracting opportunity for 6 Facilitators in the enke: Catalyst Program. We are searching for dynamic, experienced and engaging facilitators to deliver our next intakes of the Catalyst Program.

  • Are you interested in working with youth to improve their chances to succeed in life?
  • Do you have experience facilitating and coaching youth and interested in increasing your impact through a structured and supported program?
  • Are you looking for a way to contribute to tackling the issues that young people face such as unemployment, lack of business acumen etc.?

Then being an enke: Catalyst Program Facilitator may be for you!

Catalyst Facilitators are trained to deliver 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. 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. This intake of the Catalyst Program will be implemented in the following regions within Gauteng, namely: City of Johannesburg, West Rand and Ekurhuleni.

This is a 6-month fixed term contract where an individual will gain experience in client services/support, office administration, project coordination, and communications. This opportunity gives you a chance to gain valuable experience working with and learning from a youthful, high-achieving and supportive professionals contributing to real change in South Africa.

  • Position Type: Independent Contractor
  • Duration: 6 July – 18 December 2020 (6 months)
  • Time commitment required: Part-time, 4 days per week (2 days delivering training, 2 days administration and preparation)
  • Remuneration: R2,000.00 per week (up to R8,000.00 per month)
  • Additional requirements: May need to be available on Weekends and/or evening for field trips and other commitments as needed.
  • Online Application: Deadline for application is Friday 26 June, 2020. Access the online application form – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDPCMYF

About the 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.

Catalyst Program Facilitator Responsibilities & Scope

  • Lead dynamic workshops for participants, utilizing the enke: Catalyst Program Curriculum 
  • Lead dynamic workshops for participants, utilizing the enke: Catalyst Program online learning platform
  • 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, required. Must 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 
  • Prior experience using online Facilitation/Learning tools or platform is advantageous 
  • Persons residing in the following areas Ekurhuleni, West Rand and City of Johannesburg, are encouraged to apply.

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 your application:

  1. Complete the Online Application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDPCMYF
    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 jobs@enke.co.za by 5:30 pm, Friday 26th June 2020.
    • The subject line of your email must include the position you are applying for and your full name;
      for example – “enke Catalyst Facilitator Application – THABO 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 two (2) weeks of the closing date should kindly assume that their application has not been successful.

If you have any questions, please email jobs@enke.co.za.

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