Amy Foundation Vacancy : Assistant Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager

An exciting job opportunity has become available at the Amy Foundation in Sybrand Park, Athlone, Cape Town.

We are recruiting for a full time, experienced, vibrant, well-organised, proactive, solution-driven and attention to detail individual, who is passionate about developing people, to occupy the Assistant Project Manager – Youth Skills Development programme position within a fast paced and dynamic working environment.

The Amy Foundation is an NGO and runs a skills development programme for school-leavers and unemployed Youth. The Successful candidate will report directly to the Project Manager and will work closely with the programme coordinators, facilitators & learners, as well as Development partners.

 Job description

The scope of the job includes but is not limited to:

  • Helping to drive and grow a successful outcomes-based youth skills development programme.
  • Overseeing daily programme operations and supporting programme Co-ordinators/facilitators & small Admin team
  • Maintaining and measuring programme outcomes against KRA’s
  • Learner development
  • Report writing: show-casing success stories, compiling funders’ reports, providing content for social media and marketing platforms, compiling e-newsletters
  • Maintaining relationships with existing Development partners and acquiring new ones
  • Attending to correspondence

Mandatory requirements

  • Minimum matric, with an excellent command of the English language (verbal and written)
  • Strong leadership & managerial skills with a proven track record
  • Must be a people’s person with excellent administrative skills and ability to organise
  • Tech-savvy with strong Computer literacy skills (MSOffice suite including Outlook, Excel, Power-point) and ability to use e-marketing platforms
  • Must be business-minded, forward-thinking and solutions-driven
  • Driver’s licence essential

The following will be an advantage

  • Previous experience in any of the following areas: Youth Development / Community Development/ Enterprise Development/ Training & Development/ People Development / HR experience/ some marketing experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification

 We are looking for a mature individual, with the following attributes:

  • Must be a self-starter, with excellent work-ethic, innovative & creative, reliable, energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated, committed & flexible, with an ability to manage people and your time.
  • Strong leadership, managerial, administrative and organisational skills
  • Must be a people’s person with a passion for developing people
  • Must be confident and at ease dealing with Management, Staff, Learners & Development partners alike

Hours of Work

Monday – Thursday:  08:30 – 17:00

Friday: 08:30 – 15:00

Some flexibility around office hours could be considered for the right individual.

Commencement of position


Additional Information

 Could suit an individual looking for a ‘2nd career’ post-Corporate.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  If you have not been contacted 2 weeks after closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

To Apply

 Please email, fax or submit by hand the following:

  •  Updated and detailed CV with all previous employers, achievements and qualifications.
  • Brief letter of motivation (in a cover email)
  • Full details of 2 contactable references.
  • Certified copy of ID and matric certificate.

Email address: or Fax number 086 5110 723

Closing date for all applications is 19th of April 2019, 17:00 Late applications will not be accepted.

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