Wanted: Programme Manager (m/f)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 12-month contract (renewable), part-time (25 hours weekly)

START DATE: January 2021

REMUNERATION: Market- and DBE-related.



  • A recognised diploma or degree in education.

  • At least 5 years experience teaching in primary schools.

  • Experience in managing after-school or youth programmes.

  • Knowledge of the developmental needs of primary school children

  • Familiarity with the legal and health requirements of an aftercare/partial care centre.


  • Excellent leadership and management skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Afrikaans.

  • Proven ability to teach mathematics and run literacy sessions in an after-school setting.

  • Expert in the usage of especially MS Office: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Proven interpersonal ability, with problem-solving and facilitation skills. Commitment to collaboration and teamwork.

  • Reliable organisational and administrative capabilities.

  • Strong cultural competence and respect for the traditions of the local community.

  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort with complexity and change.

  • Own transport and a valid driver's license.



  • Implementing the Paternoster Project NPC's vision and mission and advancing it through imaginative projects.

  • Working closely with the long-term volunteer to develop effective strategies to create a safe, academically enriching and fun environment to optimise the potential and cultivate the life skills of every child attending the programme.

  • Guiding and running educational and life-skills programmes, offering academic support and homework assistance, developing and implementing specific projects.

  • Developing strategies for fundraising in consultation the person(s) tasked with fundraising.

  • Building relationships and engaging families, teachers, local volunteers, donors and the local community to support the after-school programme at Hoopsig.

  • Keeping the Hoopsig administration and facility/infrastructure compliance checklist for annual monitoring and evaluation by the Department of Social Development.

  • Assisting with integrating the activities run by the German volunteers with the CAPS curriculum.

  • Networking and raising the profile of the Paternoster Project NPC, liaising on a high level, assisting in marketing the Project.

  • Ensuring compliance with the relevant authorities.

  • Coordinating strategic planning sessions for the programme.

  • Expanding the programme as opportunities and funding allow and ensuring integration of all elements of the education programme.

  • Maintaining profiles of all children attending the programme and monitoring progress.

  • Ensuring a safe and caring environment for children and staff members and providing leadership for effective and harmonious teamwork.

  • Providing on-site training, support and mentoring to the programme staff.

  • Overseeing procurement of resources according to an allocated budget.




Please send your cv with a covering e-mail to: Joan Kruger.

Contact for enquiries
+27 (0)83-556-1913.

The Paternoster Project NPC is looking for a part-time Programme Manager who will coordinate the teams and activities in our Life Skills Programme, for children from grade 1 - 7. This programme is offered every weekday afternoon in our children’s house “Hoopsig/Hope View”, in the centre of Paternoster, by a team of German students and local volunteers.

The Paternoster Project NPC is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016. Its premises are located in the heart of Paternoster, where the student volunteers are housed during their stay in this fishing village on the West Coast.


Our aim is to provide the children of Paternoster with a sound foundation for development, which will enable them to live and work successfully and sustainably in Paternoster – or wherever else they choose.

© 2020


Paternoster Project NPC
1 Seeduiker Street

Western Cape
South Africa