Feb 09, 2021

Project Manager - Materials

  • Funda Wande
  • Polokwane, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

Funda Wande is a dynamic not for profit program founded by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment and donor partners. Working closely with government it aims to ensure that all children in South Africa can read for meaning and calculate with confidence in their home-language by the age of 10. We develop video and print materials in all official South African languages to train teachers how to teach Literacy and Mathematics in Grades R-3 in those languages. All our materials are free to access and Creative Commons licensed.

Reporting to the Project Lead, this individual will be responsible for planning, mitigating risks, and executing the project excellently, timeously, and cost effectively for the Funda Wande intervention in Limpopo. The ideal candidate is someone who can work in a rapidly changing environment, innovative, and is solution oriented when working under pressure.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Process development: Formulate a plan and processes to meet the objectives of the project while adhering to an approved budget and timeline.
Execution and Risk Management: Supervise each stage of the project, as well as identifying and mitigating risks to the project.
Communication and Documentation: Open and effective communication with the project team members. Systematic documentation through verbal and written status reports to the Project Lead on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain relationships with department officials and other stakeholders and/or organizations.
Monitoring and support: Develop monitoring tools and systems of accountability measure and analyse the progress of use of materials across the intervention. Compare actual performance against planned/scheduled performance.
Time and Budget Management: Keeping the project on track. Communicating derailments and resolutions with the project team. Monitoring the spend and adhering to an approved budget.
Administration: Proficient use of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, and similar tools.

Qualifications/Other Requirements:

Proficient in Sepedi and English
Relevant degree and/or diploma in Project Management, Operations, Education, Development Studies, or a related field.
Minimum 3 years’ experience at a similar level coordinating similar projects within philanthropy, education, or development sector.

Key attributes:

An interest in and alignment to Funda Wande’s vision and values
Be extremely organised and have effective communication skills
Committed to improving processes and systems
Works well under pressure and with changing deliverables
Able to multi-task
Tolerate ambiguity and change in a rapidly growing organisation
Confident, proactive, self-reliant, and performance-orientated
Great team player and high degree of emotional intelligence
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills


Two Years with the possibility of renewal


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Please note, If you are shortlisted for the position we will be in communication with you by the 1st March. If you do not hear from us by then, please note that your application has been unsuccessful for this position.

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