Project Manager for an Adult Learning and Education Online Platform


Opportunity closing date:

Friday, 4 December, 2020

Opportunity type:


Location: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth (remote work possible initially)

Background DVV International

DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV), the German Adult Education Association. DVV represents the interests of approximately 900 adult education centres (Volkshochschulen) and their state associations, the largest further education providers in Germany. As the leading professional organisation in the field of adult education and development cooperation, DVV International has committed itself to supporting lifelong learning for 50 years. DVV International provides worldwide support for the establishment and development of sustainable structures for Youth and Adult Education. In Africa, DVV is currently working in 9 countries. DVV is in the process of developing a Pan-African online platform for adult education professionals and is seeking a full-time content manager. Working as part of a team, the selected candidate will perform the following duties, and possess these qualifications and experience.

Task and Duties:

Identification and development of online content/themes together with relevant actors in DVV International African partner countries
Development of editorial guidelines and procedures for authors
Conceptual and editorial support to authors and other content developers for different online formats
Quality assurance of online content: thematic, layout, visual content
Develop and maintain a database of authors and contributors
Marketing and PR of the platform, and network building with relevant stakeholders
Management of platform launch process and ongoing workshops/conferences
Continuous development of the platform
Management of project activities to meet project requirements and reporting
Management of tendering processes of external consultancies and quality check of products (e.g. translations)

Qualifications & Experience:

University degree, preferably master’s level in education, adult education, social sciences, development or media studies
A minimum of three years of experience in online content development and online editing
In-depth knowledge of education and adult education on the African continent
Experience in working in cooperation with different African countries and contexts
Experience in management and design of launch processes
Knowledge, skills, and experience of project management
Excellent writing and editorial skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for constructive dialogue with stakeholders from different countries and for quality assurance.
French language skills would be a strong advantage (written and verbal)

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV and cover letter with three traceable references to by 17:00 on December 4th, 2020. Only applications received via this address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted