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PSH is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised post and candidates will have no legitimate expectation or automatic right to the position. 

Whole School Development Manager

PSH’s Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Programme seeks to break the cycle of crime and violence in which young people live, by equipping community members to reorganise and respond appropriately to both the causes and effects of crime and violence in their communities. PSH implemented a school-based HIV prevention programme, to reduce HIV infections amongst learners and students, reduce teenage pregnancy and dropout rate and increase school retention. The Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB provides the framework for prevention, treatment, care and support for all learners, educators, school support staff and officials in the basic education sector. The programme focusses on a whole school management approach including strategies to support the school community on sensitisation and implementation of the DBE policies on HIV/TB/STIs.

A part-time position for a WHOLE SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER is available immediately.

1. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Whole School Development Manager will build the capacity of school leadership structures such as School Management Teams (SMTs) and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) to:

  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme following the whole school development approach.

  • Together with the Principal Recipient, facilitate the training of Life Orientation educators on scripted lesson plans for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

  • Sensitise the School Management Teams (SMTs), Parents and School Governing Bodies (SGB) on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

  • Provide support on how to implement the new DBE HIV/TB/STI Policies.

  • Provide support on how to implement the Integrated School Health Policy (ISHP) and improve TB awareness among educators and learners.

  • Raise awareness on GBV through dialogues conducted with school governing bodies, staff, parents and other key stakeholders regarding cultural and traditional norms, behavioural change and reduction of GBV reducing and risky behaviours within schools, surrounding communities and families.

  • Provide implementation support to include the sensitisation of educators addressing social norms, challenges and perceptions as well as to encourage buy-in into the AGYW whole school based programme with the relevant stakeholders and school governing bodies.

  • Design, support and develop Career Jamborees for the Kliptontein District schools.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Sciences / Health Sciences / Policy Studies / Education.

  • Honours / Masters Qualification will be an added advantage.

  • Management and Leadership experience.

  • Good knowledge of and experience in working with the Department of Basic Education and Western Cape Education Department.

  • Good knowledge of HIV/TB/STI policy implementation.

  • Previous experience of life orientation curriculum teaching and training.

  • Knowledge of the CAPS system.

  • Working knowledge of developing Career Jamborees.

  • Working knowledge of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relational skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision, be a self-starter.

  • Fluency in English and ideally another local language.

Interested persons for the above position are requested to submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to: [email protected]

Job Location: Cape Town Metro, Klipfontein Sub District

Closing Date for Applications: 08 November 2021

Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate. PSH is an equal opportunity employer.  

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. If we do not contact you within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.