ECD learner support Mentor

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Cotlands is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) committed to creating access to quality play-based early learning experiences through toy libraries and early learning playgroups and training programmes. Join the passionate team at this leading NGO, with a strong national footprint. The organisation is well established and has been in operation for more than 86 years.

CotlandsIgnite™ is the online training platform used by Cotlands to offer accredited courses and skills development programmes to ECD practitioners and toy librarians.

This position is suitable for a person who resonates with the Cotlands values of play, responsibility, excellence, impact, possibilities and responsiveness.

The role requires the individual to mentor dependent and independent learners through a blended learning journey. The mentor is required to manage and coordinate all activities in relation to learners, enrolments, progress and assessments with all entities involved. Provide the day-to-day support and encouragement to ensure learners overcome any challenges. Make recommendations to management to ensure that learners are prepared for final assessments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Mentorship and support
Manage relationships between learners and team members
Resolve conflict in a constructive way
Operate with passion, commitment and emotional intelligence
Problem-solve and identify opportunities to work through key issues or challenges in order to affect actions clearly and quickly
Set learning goals to align with the learner journey
Identify learning barriers and opportunities to overcome them
Proactively build and align stakeholders, capacity and resources to get things done efficiently and achieve objectives
Create a supportive environment that embraces change, makes change happen, and
helps others to accept new ideas.

  1. Plan, prepare and implement as per SOPs

Implement learning activities that align to the Learning Journey
Facilitate online/in-person support Sessions for all learners
Communicate with learners, donors, team members and accrediting bodies
Set, communicate and track goals and timelines
Utilise resources efficiently
Compile accurate progress reports
Participate in meetings and feedback sessions

Minimum Requirements

Relevant degree/qualification – Early childhood Development qualification an advantage (Minimum ECD level 5)
Proven track record of at least 3 years working with adult learners within the ECD sector
Ability to speak and understand English and an additional African language.
Experience in managing, mentoring and coaching adult learners.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner.
Valid driver’s license with own reliable transport.
Strong administrative and planning skills
Management and leadership skills
Strong time management skills
Strong working knowledge of MS Office, M&E software and/or programmes
Strong Internet connectivity a must
Home office/space


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