VACANCY – PROJECT OFFICER – WALK THIS WAY

Who we are and what we are looking for

ChildSafe is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town. We work to reduce childhood injuries of all severity through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for legislation.

To achieve this, we work in co-operation with government, industry, non-governmental and community-based organisations, community groups and individuals. ChildSafe believes that every child has a right to grow and flourish in a safe environment without the risk of being hurt.

Our Walk This Way Project aims to contribute to the safety of child pedestrians. It is a multi-level intervention for schools in high-risk route areas aiming to reduce injuries by supporting schools to expand the Life Orientation subjects to include road safety for learners.

We are offering a full-time, one-year fixed-term contract.

What your role looks like

This role is part of a closely linked team that delivers excellence in the implementation of our project goals. You will play an integral role in providing support in planning, coordinating and implementing the project activities in selected schools. You will also be responsible for liaising with schools, partners and service providers to ensure timely and quality implementation of the project.

Who you’ll work with

You will work in an implementation team that is passionate about what they do and sets high standards for what they want to achieve. You will also work across project teams to ensure that all our organisational objectives are met. This is a great place to learn and the right candidate will be inspired to reach ever increasing levels of excellence. 

Who you are

Besides having the necessary talent and experience for the role, we are looking for a team member who has excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills and is detail-oriented and able to multi-task. This role is for someone who is able to prioritize daily tasks and can work efficiently and independently. You should be able to plan, take initiative and maintain a professional manner while being flexible and supportive. 

What education, experience and skills you need for the role

Qualification & education requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Social Development, Social Work or related field

Experience:

  • This role would suit someone with 3+ years' project implementation experience in a similar role, preferably with vulnerable children in an educational setting

Skills:

  • Strong computer literacy and Microsoft skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to communicating with both adults and children
  • Public speaking and training skills, especially training of children in an educational setting
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation desirable

How to apply

Please send your completed application form along with your CV to recruitment@childsafe.org.za. The final deadline for applications is 10 July 2019. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.