Provincial Food Distribution Centre Manager at Ilitha Labantu 152 views0 applications

Ilitha Labantu a National Non-Governmental Organisation dealing with violence against women and children.

Ilitha Labantu seeks to appoint a Provincial Food Distribution Centre Manager to be based in South Africa.

Terms of Employment and Salary:  Market related


  • Formulate formal relationships with Private Sector (CSI Departments) and develop and sponsorship strategy
  • Create Promotional Material for the PFDC Programme
  • Improve Ilitha Labantu Public Relations Profile
  • Monitor and evaluate PFDC Programs, Staff and CNDC’s
  • Formulate stakeholder networks and engage in social mobilisation against gender-based violence
  • Provide training and development for PFDC Staff
  • Conduct on-going quality assurance, impact assessment and contribute formulation of relevant programmes
  • Develop and implement innovative education projects and programmes
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in the functioning of the Warehouse
  • The PFDC Manager must communicate expectations; planning, monitoring, and evaluation of Community Nutritional Development Centres through implementation of the projects implementation plan
  • PFDC Manager must provide weekly or monthly plans, schedules, shifts to PFDC Staff
  • Enforce policies, procedures and ethos of the organisation to all staff members who work in the PFDC
  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans
  • Prepare productivity, quality, and customer-service standards within the programme
  • Determine system improvements; implementing change to better run the program and implement strategies in combatting hunger and poverty
  • Create opportunities for expansion and growth of programme by creating and maintaining personal networks and gathering resources and ensuring sustainability of the programme without the assistance of government but through the private sector and other channels
  • Accomplish human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; in the form most relevant to your assumption and ensuring the smooth operation of the PFDC


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management/ Social Science or any degree equivalent, with two years’ experience in Project Management within an NGO field
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, isiXhosa and any other language
  • Ability to structure and convey concepts in writing is essential
  • Experience managing a project or program, preferably in social services
  • Experience working in programs focused on domestic violence and abuse, women’s development, or related field preferred
  • Experience assessing program needs
  • Experience with program reporting
  • Ability to maintain reporting systems and monitor program goals
  • Follow-up skills and analytical thinking
  • Ability to develop working materials
  • High initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Ability to complete tasks in a professional timely manner
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Efficient planning and organisation skills
  • Creative approach to finding solutions
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work in the field with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Sensitivity to the challenges and problems faced by women coming to the Shelter and ability to interact appropriately with them
  • Commitment to the confidentiality of clients and organisation
  • Commitment to the principles of Ilitha Labantu, its aims and objectives as an organisation and, take an interest in broadening her understanding of gender issues in South Africa
  • Punctuality and regular attendances
  • Own transportation essential
  • Willingness to travel

To apply, submit your application to [email protected]

Contact Person: Chief Operations Officer Erica Raolane, Tel: 021 633 2383 fax: 021 633 9524

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Ilitha Labantu is a social service and educational organization with a specific focus on addressing violence against women and children and supporting those affected by it. This is accomplished through individual and family counseling, workshops, skills training and empowerment, and acting as a trusted advisor in government and community processes. The client base is particularly focused amongst women living in townships and rural areas of South Africa. Ilitha Labantu is committed to empowerment through education and participatory practices.

The organization was established in 1989 and registered as an NPO with the Department of Social Development in 2003. Ilitha Labantu will be celebrating it’s twenty one years of service in 2010. Ilitha has been operating for over twenty years in greater Cape Town. The organization was established after it became clear that the problem of violence against women and children represented a critical obstacle to development in township communities. When Ilitha Labantu the brain child of Mandisa Monakali when it started it was the only organization in the Western Cape that served to empower township women and to address issues related to gender violence. The organization developed of community work conducted by handful of committed women from the township. Ilitha Labantu has now grown and has established satellite offices in five provinces in both townships and rural areas.

Ilitha is the only organization in the area that provides this service in an accessible way because of its location within the residential areas of its target group in a language that is understandable and used by survivors. There are other organizations in South Africa that render services of similar kind. However, their services are not easily accessible to many survivors of violence in the townships and rural communities. Firstly, geographical location is far from where most black women live and secondly, the predominant language used by these organizations is English while most women in the townships are illiterate and can only speak their African languages. These barriers prevent women in the townships and rural communities from making use of the services organizations offer.

The legacy of apartheid in South Africa includes deep- rooted racial discrimination and domination of women. Violence and conflict has been interwoven in the fabric of South African society and manifest itself in a variety of mutually reinforcing ways. Violence against women and children represents a dimension of the crisis, which is often overlooked.

Even after the dawn of democracy in South Africa and adoption of a bill of rights women are still living in the same conditions as before – facing violence both inside and outside their homes, dealing with the same inadequate services and critical economic sparsity. Ilitha Labantu was established after a series of workshops and seminars in the townships in an attempt to gauge interest in a woman’s center for development.

Through this process, it became clear that here were particular issues that had such an immediate affect on women’s lives that they represented obstacles to any further development work. Most notably, it was found that the problem of violence against women and children would first have to be addressed before women could be empowered through any other development training process.

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