School Engagement Officer

at Columba Leadership
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted May 13, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time


About the Organisation

Columba Leadership ( is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors.


About the Job

The School Engagement Officer is responsible for the school based engagements of the Columba Leadership Programme. The candidate must be able to work as a thinking and support partner to the school stakeholders (principals, educators and learners) and will play a key role in monitoring of progress, evaluating results and reporting.


Key Responsibilities

Responsible for conducting Area Research


Conduct principal information sessions to engage principals


Enable Youth Engagement in Partner Schools: Facilitate Principal engagement together with the Provincial Manager


Conduct educator sessions to engage educators


Conduct learner sessions to engage learners


Communicate with Principals, Educators and Learners on an ongoing basis


Stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education, Investors, Government Representatives – at a high level


Implement Monitoring and Evaluation plan with support from Monitoring and Evaluation Team


Prepare and submit reports to Provincial Manager


Transcribe recorded interviews


Contribute to provincial reports for investors – identifying and sharing positive stories


Provide corporate engagement support during school visits


Activate and mobilise School Clusters: Facilitation of cluster sessions


Involvement in Youth Connexion events



Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Bachelor of Education Degree or a Social Sciences Degree


Coaching/Mentoring Qualification will be an added advantage


Must have 3 to 5 years experience working in schools at a Principal and Educator level


Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license


Must be proficient in MS Office


Excellent report writing skills essential


Proficiency in written and verbal English


Good interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player


Ability to work independently


Adaptabilitiy and ability to work in a fluid environment




Planning skills


Administratively strong



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