Scholars development office – Allan Gray Orbis Foundation 47 views0 applications

Scholars development office – Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng Applications open: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme

Closing date: 25 October 2020


Purpose of Role

As part of fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among the country’s youth in order to reduce the high levels of unemployment; the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (the Foundation) seeks to foster a community of responsible, high impact entrepreneurs in order to achieve an equitable South Africa flourishing with meaningful employment.

We are searching for a dynamic individual to join the Scholarship Team. The Candidate will be responsible for facilitating and implementing the Scholars’ Development Programme. Raises awareness regarding the scholarship opportunity; communicates with placement schools and assists in Scholar selection.

Objectives of Role

  • Visit schools and meet with career guidance teachers
  • Identifies, prioritises and attends national career guidance events and networks with
    subject matter experts
  • Develop, enhance and maintain relationships with stakeholders and custodians
  • Gather relevant information on curriculum
  • Deliver presentations to targeted audience and ensures that essential messages are
  • Document outputs of all interactions relation to career counselling, analyses, results and
    makes recommendations
  • Conduct career discussions with scholars
  • Conduct need analyses on individual Scholar and identified Fellows’ requirements for
    preparation for next phase.
  • Complete school visit reports and contact sheets
  • Assess and moderate application forms
  • Conduct interviews with short-listed applicants
  • Assess candidate at selection camp
  • Analyse and reports on the performance of Allan Gray scholars
  • Provide content input into workshop and contact session materials
  • Conduct contact sessions with both groups and individuals
  • Prepare individual scholar reports
  • Conduct Memorandum of Agreement discussions with individual scholars and custodians
  • Ensure scholars are effectively integrated into high school environment
  • Provide input on the short-list of applicants for placement recommendation
  • Ensure that custodians fully understand and support the Scholarship

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree (compulsory).
  • 5 years related work experience.
  • Valid driver’s license. Have own car.
  • Experience in working with youth and/or within the education environment an advantage. Willingness to travel extensively
  • Experience in Entrepreneurial activity with the youth, ages 12-18 years


  • Identification with the Foundation’s Vision, Mission and Ethos
  • Analytical thinking
  •  Building partnerships/relationships
  • Communication
  • Embracing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Influential
  • Innovation/Initiative
  • Service Excellence
  • Team work

How to apply

Click here to apply


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