SUBJECT SPECIALISTS/ FACILITATORS, ON-SITE COORDINATORS AND RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGERS.

SUBJECT SPECIALISTS/ FACILITATORS, ON-SITE COORDINATORS AND RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGERS.

SUBJECT SPECIALISTS/ FACILITATORS, ON-SITE COORDINATORS AND RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGERS.

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

    Employment
  • Date Posted

    3 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    17 Apr, 2024

ADVERT FOR FIXED TERM CONTRACT – SUBJECT SPECIALISTS/ FACILITATORS, ON-SITE COORDINATORS AND RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGERS.

 

PROTEC is an NPO in the education space with its focus on the STEM careers founded in 1982.  PROTEC Learner and Teacher Support programs aim to improve learner performance in Pure Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English Subjects, thereby affording them an opportunity to pursue STEM related careers. The model of support focuses on the three strands of Learner Support, Teacher Support and Teacher development (SSVs – School Support Visits).

 

The PROTEC Head Office is in Ferndale, Randburg but we have branches and projects in other parts of the country i.e. Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape.

 

The following posts are advertised to fulfill the mandate of the delivery of quality education in schools where PROTEC has its footprints.

 

FIXED TERM POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 

 

  1. Subject Specialists/ Facilitators: 

(APPLICATION CODE PRO001)

  1. Mathematics (Grade 4-12)

  2. Natural Sciences (8 & 9)

  3. Literacy (Grade 4-7)

  4. Physical Sciences (Grade 10-12)

  5. On-Site Coordinators:

       (APPLICATION CODE PRO002)

  1. Wadeville – Gauteng 

  2. Clayville – Gauteng 

  3. Nigel – Gauteng 

  4. Bellville – Western Cape 

  5. Resource Centre Manager:

  (APPLICATION CODE PRO003)

  1. Wadeville – Gauteng 

  2. Clayville – Gauteng 

  3. Nigel – Gauteng 

  4. Bellville – Western Cape

 

CLOSING DATE: 17 April 2024

 

NATURE OF CONTRACT

 

Fixed Term, the contract will be aligned to the project duration with a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 10 years’ subject to annual reviews.


 

  1. SUBJECT SPECIALISTS/FACILITATOR (APPLICATION CODE PRO001)

Job Summary

Requirements

Responsibilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Facilitate Teacher Development Workshops across all the participating districts and schools.

  • Conduct School Support Visits – These are classroom support to both the learners and teachers ensuring high quality curriculum delivery using different skills, techniques and methodologies of knowledge and skills transfer.

  • Train teachers on the appropriate use of educational resources i.e. science apparatus (Chemistry and Physics), readers, scientific calculators, mathematical sets, Geogebra etc.

  • Develop Teacher training materials/ manuals (facilitator and training manual) in mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences and literacy grades 4 – 12.

  • Generating PowerPoint presentations for teacher training workshops.

  • Prepare and manage the pre and posttest for both learners and teachers to track and measure impact.

  • Generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.

  • Align all the training with CAPS/ ATP plans.

 

  • The incumbent must be available to work during the week; weekends (Saturdays) and during the school holidays. 

  • They must have knowledge and experience about the DBE educational reforms, material development, assessment techniques, implementation of teacher development programs, online teaching and be registered with SACE. 

  • The incumbent must be aware or understand the educational challenges i.e.

  •  lack of reading for comprehension in grades 4 learners, 

  • lack of Library and laboratory facilities impeding the learner’s reading skills, practical skills in Natural and Physical Sciences etc.

  • Poor Mathematics uptake in the FET

 

  • Responsible for teacher development and classroom support

  • Responsible for development/ review of learning materials/ manuals and training PowerPoint presentations.

  • Responsible for administering assessment tasks (pre and post-test)

  • Responsible for compiling a report after every activity using recent technology i.e. typed report (both narrative and graphical representation) with pictures

  • Maintain high standards of professional engagement at all times.

  • Engage stakeholders ethically and responsibly using different mediums i.e. telephony, social and outlook.

 

  • An accredited teachers’ qualification with a minimum of an honors degree

  • Assessor and Moderator accreditation will be an added advantage.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience in the relevant subject and at an appropriate grade.

  • Must have effective communication skills in English and any other African language.

  • Must have basic computer literacy skills and able to use online teaching platforms (e.g. Microsoft Teams)

  • Driver’s License essential

  • Advanced ICT skills in Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WhatsApp, Ms Teams etc as platforms and tools to support teaching and learning

 

  1. ON-SITE COORDINATORS (APPLICATION CODE PRO002)

Job Summary

Requirements

Responsibilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • This role manages the staff and activities at the site, ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Coordinator serves as a liaison between an implementation organization keys stakeholder ensuring the communication flows smoothly and efficiently.

  • Proper planning and monitoring of executing of project plans is key in the coordinating role. 

  • Manage and account to both physical and human resources allocated to the site i.e. ICTs, Staff, Vehicles etc.

  • The incumbent must be available to work during the week; weekends (Saturdays) and during the school holidays. 

  • They must have knowledge and experience about the proper coordination and managing of project implementation

  • The incumbent must be aware or understand the importance of administering or supervising the operations collaboration and efficient communication

  • Coordinators will need to build and maintain a network of internal and external contacts.

  • A good and sound understanding of HR matters.

  • The on-site Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the specified site, ensuring a positive and save environment for staff, project beneficiaries and other stakeholders. 

  • Management – administering or supervising the operations of the freedom of information and privacy program

  • Coordination - organizing the various parts of an activity to enable collaboration and efficient communication.

  • Ensure Senior Management and decision makers are aware of any argumentative issues that may arise from operational or privacy matters.

  • Providing “heads up” notifications to Senior Management on communications and issues management 

  • Providing project implementation status updates and briefings to Senior Management 

  • Alerting Senior Management of any contentious issues that may occur in relation to the operations

  • Relevant Undergraduate Degree or Degree in Project Management

  • 3-5yrs experience in the relevant field

  • Excellent skills and knowledge in coordination education and teacher development projects

  • Experience in implementing an coordinating system to track project implementation progress in line with intended outcomes

  • Ability to develop and track realistic performance indicators, ensuring the achievement of the desired impact 

  • Must possess a good understanding of project management tools e.g. Gantt Chart, Logical Framework etc., which make tracking progress quick and easier.

  • Must have effective communication skills in English and any other African language.

  • Must have advanced computer skills necessary for developing project monitoring schedules and project management dashboard.

  • Driver’s License essential

 

  1. RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGER (APPLICATION CODE PRO003)

Job Summary

Requirements

Responsibilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Managing of the centre operations, and providing leadership in strategic and operational planning. 

  • Leading the development of resource centre initiatives, and improvements for effective delivery of centre programmes and services.

  • Provide guidance on chemical storage, inventory updating and first aid kit and other lab safety items

  • Liaise with Facilitators and on-site Manage(s) to address their resource centre related needs/requirements in the implemented programme

  • Ensure that appropriate measures are in place to keep the resource centre secure and minimise the risk of loss of resources and equipment 

  • Manage the loan and return of science equipment, and keeping records 

  • Procure the required consumables and apparatus for the Resource Centre 

  • Compile accurate statistics reports on the utilization of the Resource Centre 

  • The incumbent must be available to work during the week; weekends (Saturdays) and during the school holidays. 

  • They must have knowledge and experience about the proper managing of the Science Resource Centre 

  • The incumbent must be aware or understand the importance of teacher and learner engagement in proper handling of laboratory equipment

  • Developing of policies and procedures for the effective functioning of the Resource Centre

  • Ensuring that the resources and project planning process contribute to the success of the project

  • Establishing the needs of the resource centre in respect of books, videos, training/working kits and chemicals and make recommendations in line with approved budget

  • Arranging activities in conjunction with Science Facilitator(s) to promote the service provided to schools and communities

  • Ensuring that all the resource centre project work is documented and the documents and records are controlled and managed effectively

  • Diploma/relevant qualification in resource management 

  • 3-5 years working experience in a Science Resource Centre Environment

  • Excellent skills and knowledge in handling of laboratory equipment

  • A sound knowledge of record keeping

  • Experience in implementing an inventory system to track resource availability, utilisation and maintenance 

  • Must have effective communication skills in English and any other African language.

  • Must have basic computer literacy skills in Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WhatsApp, Ms Teams etc.

  • A sound understanding of OHS issues, a health and safety certificate will be an added advantage.

  • Driver’s License essential

 

NB: Kindly label the post applied for clearly i.e. Subject Specialist/ Facilitator – Mathematics; On Site Coordinator – Wadeville; Gauteng etc. Detailed CVs can be dropped at Unit 4 and 5, 364 Pretoria Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg or emailed to info@protec.org.za  for attention Fannie Matumba.