Switch Programme Assistant

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers NPO – Switch Programme Assistant 2017


The Switch Programme at ACTIVATE! Change Drivers NPO has seen significant success over the past year and is now looking to expand its current team of one.   The role requires three days a week (max. 12 days per month), based in our offices in Muizenberg, Cape Town. This is a 6-month appointment, to be reviewed in December 2017.  Salary: R 8000 – R10 000 per month (depending on experience)  Reporting to: Switch Programme Manager  To start: 18 June 2017.   Organisation’s Vision & Mission: Vision – ACTIVATE! Is a network of young leaders with capacity to drive change for the public good across South Africa. Our Mission – To constantly build Activators capacity to become leaders for public innovation and catalyse connection points giving rise and support to a growing network of change drivers.   Summary:  The Switch Programme is a start-up support programme for social entrepreneurs within the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network. Is has been designed for those in the concept phase of a (social) business.

The Switch Programme runs over 11 months including workshops, a seminar and various home tasks. It guides the development of social enterprise ideas to be – Relevant – Innovative – Self-sustainable. The Switch Programme is designed to prepare participants for further start-up/growth opportunities such as incubation.  Outline of main duties / Key Responsibilities:  ? Support the coordination of various Switch Programme initiatives ? Support with administration & logistics ? Support with various media management; social media and newsletters ? Support the facilitation of workshops across the country ? Coordinate the collation of seed and start-up support initiatives for ACTIVATE! in South Africa  Other duties: ? Support other ACTIVATE! portfolios regarding Switch Programme content  Attributes: ? Passionate about development and transformation in South Africa. ? Dedicated to social entrepreneurship and capacity building. ? Experience with workshop facilitation is beneficial ? A self-starter.  ? Detail-oriented. ? Methodical. ? Efficient organiser and administrator.  ? Effective communicator. ? Dependable ? Co-operative team member. ? Flexible and adaptable. ? Willingness to travel for work incl. over weekends.   Minimum Requirements:  – B Diploma/Degree in business, social sciences, humanities (any other relevant degree or certificate) – Computer literate: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint – Excellent written and spoken communication (English) – An additional African language is desirable.

– Thorough understanding of social enterprise development    To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a one page cover letter with the subject line Advert: Switch Programme assistant to HR: hawa@localhost   Your cover letter should include your involvement or interest in social entrepreneurship as well as your contributions to driving positive change in South Africa.  Applications close 16h00, 9 June 2017. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will take place in Muizenberg 14 – 16 June.  Should no feedback be received within one week of the closing date, kindly accept that your application was not successful.  

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