Learning Specialist for Youth Programmes

Company Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority
Reference # INSETA04
Published 20/10/2021
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 12 Months
The key purpose of this role is to facilitate the successful implementation of the defined INSETA learning strategy to deliver the required learning and skills outcomes. Focusing on Youths Programmes.
Job Functions Academic,Administration,Training
Industries Academic,Education,Training
Key Performance Areas:

1. Facilitate the Learning Programme Strategy, Planning and Policy Implementation 20%
•Develop and implement the Project Charters to achieve the approved learning programme strategy
•Develop and implement Terms of Reference for Youth learning programmes:
•Develop and implement guidelines for learning programmes
•Develop and implement ToR’s and guidelines for IEDP
•Execute on research related to Pilot programmes and extension of scope of existing programmes
•Provide input into the DG funding policy updates and implementation
•Responsible to meet departmental targets based on DHET SLA.
•Develop criteria for learning programmes that is aligned with the approved learning programme strategy and the programme deliverables
•Establish bursary progress reporting requirements and process and gather information to complete report as per requirements
•Fulfil statutory requirements linked to programmes
•Adapt procedures to meet programme implementation requirements
•Report on bursaries as required
•Identify, prepare and submit projects for monitoring quarterly
•Prepare the quarterly progress reports with supporting documents

2. Contract Management 20 %
•Establish MOA and outline deliverables, set timelines and develop a payment schedule.
•Develop criteria for selection of bursary beneficiaries in line with INSETA policy, strategy and learning programme requirements and priorities
•Coordinate the signing of contracts and on-boarding of all project beneficiaries
•Ensure the performance and compliance all project beneficiaries and service providers in line with contractual requirements and INSSETA performance stipulations
•Ensure the processing of Project beneficiaries and providers payments in line with the INSETA policy and procedures
•Coordinate that all required documentation to track contract progress is received by the defined deadlines
•Make recommendations on contract termination and extension at contract end
•Manage and address non-performance with all beneficiaries, setting performance improvement targets and monitoring compliance
•Report on contracts as required

3. Finance and Budgeting 20%
•Provide input to the Compilation of the managed projects
•Approval and allocation of funding as per application
•Monitor of actual expenditure vs budget
•Monitor the Finance dashboard as per the spend allocations to the projects
•Approval of project payments in line with the DG funding policy

4. Corporate Governance and Reporting 10%
•Adhere to the internal and external (DHET SLA and APP) INSETA Governance requirements by providing required documents to the AG and IA Representatives as required during audits.
•Monitor internal performance against targeted objectives as per the APP and report on deviations.
•Ensure delivery and utilisation of applicable systems and information provision in line with SLA’s and INSETA expectations
•Attend and report on outcomes from committees (Specialist Forum, DG Evaluation-, BSC and BEC

5. Stakeholder Engagement 10%
•Represent Learning Programmes on first contact including responding to communication professionally and building professional and supportive relationships with stakeholders that engage on a regular basis as required
•Build influential relationships with stakeholders to support effective and efficient processing of INSSETA requirements in the Sector (Bank seta, DHET, and other professional bodies)
•Manage Stakeholder partnerships through MoA’s with Tertiary institutions.
•Resolve stakeholder queries and complaints in a manner that maintains the stakeholder relationships within the defined timeframes

6. Project Management 10%
•Identify proposed learning programmes and projects in line with learning programme priorities and submit recommendations for approval
•Brief project beneficiaries on project and programme delivery objectives, reporting requirements and required outputs
•Set up project tracking tools and reports and implement with beneficiaries
•Track project progress and resolve challenges as required

7. People Management 5%
•Set KPA’s and deliverable in terms of the Strategic Objectives for Bursary
•Build capacity within the team
•Monitor, evaluate and manage the team performance
•Build a cohesive, high performing team

8. General Administration 5%
•Day to day management of 4 mailboxes and responding to correspondence
•Oversee the Admin dashboard and ensure all deliverables are met.
•Provide information from records and database as required by stakeholders.

INSETA is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to Coloureds, Whites, Indians and people living with disabilities in terms of our Employment Equity Plan.

Please submit your application letter supported by your CV and copies of qualifications in your online application

Closing date is Monday 25 Oct 2021

INSETA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

No late applications will be accepted.

Minimum Requirement:
Grade 12 or equivalent and a relevant qualification (NQF Level 6) in Project Management, Learning and Development, Education, Commerce or another relevant area or similar is required.

Preferred Requirement:
NQF 7 qualification in a similar field would be preferable

Minimum Requirement: A minimum of 4 years relevant Grant Administration and Skills Development experience is required
A minimum of 2-year Seta experience is required
A minimum of 2 years Supervisory experience is required
Preferred Requirement: Appropriate experience in the Public Sector environment.

Job Closing Date 25/10/2021