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We are hiring!

Programme Coordinator
ECD & Primary School Programme

Do you want to join the Ubunye Foundation in its quest for community leadership? 

Are you enthusiastic, energetic and have experience in an ECD and Primary School Education programme? 

Do you yearn to be part of something new and have the space to explore new methods and ideas, to lead an amazing team and take them to great heights? 

Then please apply for the post of Programme Coordinator of Isisekelo, Ubunye's ECD and Primary Education Programme

As Programme Coordinator, you will:

Lead the Isisekelo programmes from a community-led perspective. This will include work with community members using participatory tools to assist in needs and assets appraisal, collaborative concept design and programme framework development, implementation and participatory monitoring and evaluation. 


Lead strategic planning with the Isisekelo programme team (including the programme working group), assisting them in conceptualizing their Isisekelo programme objectives, and implementation plans, developing indicators and measuring impact using participatory M&E tools

Manage the participatory analysis of Isiskelo programme data, working with programme teams to write accurate and engaging reports and presentations that meet the needs of the community, donors and partners  This will include preparing papers and posters for dissemination at conferences and workshops. 

Work with government departments, specifically the Department of Basic Education, to develop collaborative agreements and Memorandum of Understanding and oversee the implementation of the agreements, including a report to Departmental Management Information Systems.  This also includes technical assistance and support to the Department via technical support teams with partner organisations. 

Create and participate in ECD and Primary Education networks, developing extended partner relationships within the sector.

Pursue the gradual integration of community philanthropy through sustainable ECD centres, savings groups and other community fundraising efforts.  

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Please only apply if you have the following: 


A Bachelors's Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Sciences, Teaching or other similar fields

1-2 years experience working as a Manager in the ECD/Grade R field, preferably in an NGO or other similar agency


Speak isi-Xhosa fluently, with excellent spoken and written English

Experience in networking and partner collaboration in ECD and Primary School Education sector. 


Willing to live in the area (Makhanda) and travel to rural villages to visit ECD centres and schools

Excellent computer skills with experience in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and preferably use of mobile M&E apps

A clean driving license 


South African citizenship or have permanent residence status

If this is you, please write an application letter to:, giving us an idea of what you would bring to Isisekelo. Tell us what you have achieved in the past and what you could do as part of the community in which we work (500 words max)

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We are re-advertising the post. If you have applied already, you don't need to apply again.

We have your application.

The closing date for applications is 23 October 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and asked for a first-round online interview also in the week of 30 October June 2023, followed soon after by in-person interviews with the Isisekelo Programme Working Group and Director

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