Forum Coordinator needed Asap: APPLY HERE


Forum Coordinator needed Asap: APPLY HERE

Cape Town, Western Cape


R16 000 – R16 500 a month

The Western Cape Street Children’s Forum (WCSCF) is an independent NPO that has been pivotal in the strategic development and success of helping street-affected children for over three decades. As a collaborative network, the WCSCF works in partnership with a variety of organisations, civil society, NGOs and government departments to empower, integrate and coordinate an approach to assisting vulnerable children and children living, working and begging on the street.

The WCSCF is looking for a highly self-motivated, peoples-person who is passionate about the care and protection of children to coordinate the Forum. A reasonable knowledge of the Children’s Act will be favourable. The successful candidate must have an engaging manner and enjoy motivating and organising people and events. The WCSCF Coordinator is accountable to the Director, Executive, Members and Donors.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE – Contract – 12 months (renewable)

START DATE – 01 September 2019 or sooner


Degree in Social Work

Valid Registration with the SACSSP

REMUNERATION – R16 500 per month + 13th cheque


Strong Administration skills
Proficient in MS Office, Email, Social Media, Mailchimp campaigns
Excellent public speaking skills (English medium)
Strong relationship building skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
An excellent work ethic and professional conduct
Ability to work independently
Valid driver’s license and own transport



Draw up Agendas and Minutes of all meetings
Manage budget, income and expenditure related to the role
Quarterly reporting on current trends relevant to street children sector
Maintain filing system for the WCSCF
Manage and maintain the network database (with assistance)
Attend to general correspondence and enquiries of the WCSCF
Networking and Membership Liaison and Development

Build and maintain relationships with existing members of the organisation
Arrange and participate in role players/stakeholders’ meetings
Maintain existing local child protection sub-forums
Assist in the establishment of regional alliances when necessary
Visit schools in hotspot areas and present on the reporting of abused and neglected children to principals and educators
Maintain and expand the WCSCF footprint with services to vulnerable children throughout the province, through the encouragement of continued collaboration within the sector and intersectorally.
Support and Mentorship to Unregistered Drop In Centres (DIC)

Provide support and mentorship based on the Norms and Standards Practice Guidelines for DICs in the Children’s Act to unregistered ‘drop in centres’ in the WC.
Sign a Mentorship Agreement with unregistered DIC’s
Provide relevant services and set up peer support mechanisms
Identify common training needs and develop training plans.
Facilitate the provision of training (logistics and planning)
Encourage DICs to register their organisation
Encourage DSD to register new Drop in Centres in order to qualify for funding
Advocacy, Networking and Liaison with Civil Society and Government

Promote sector and highlight the needs of street-affected children
Identify policies and implementation plans relevant to the sector
Advocate for the rights of vulnerable and street-affected children while understanding the challenges of getting and keeping children off the street, as well as the issues facing service delivery in the sector
Hold organisations and government accountable for their roles and mandates
Engage with sectors that impact the safety of children i.e. Tourism
Represent WCSCF on provincial and/or regional forums when necessary
Draft responses to government proposals related to the sector
Continue developing a positive approach towards street-affected children and be able to respond to negative and/or emotive or damaging media with professionalism

Develop the WCSCF’s funding base
Write and submit fundraising proposals to potential funders.


Applications must include:

A motivational cover letter
CV of relevant personal and work experience with contactable references (not more than 3 pages long excluding cover letter)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 12 July 2019 at 12noon

Please note that if you have not heard back within two weeks of application, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: R16,000.00 to R16,500.00 /month


Bachelors (Required)


Cape Town, Western Cape (Required)


SACSSP (Required)
Driver’s (Required)


English (Required)

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Source: Indeed

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