Mentor Manager


Mentor Manager


Indefinite-term contract


Claremont, Cape Town

Vacancy application deadline:

July 19, 2024


The DG Murray Trust is a strategic investor committed to developing South Africa’s potential by helping to create an ethical and enabling environment where human needs and aspirations are met; and where every person is allowed to fulfil his or her potential, for both personal benefit and for that of the wider community. To this end, DGMT is leading work on Accelerating Learning for learners failed by the system to enable the mastery of foundational literacy and numeracy skills.

We are recruiting a Mentor Manager to design, develop, and execute a strategic, fit-for-scale, mentorship model to implement accelerated learning programmes. The Mentor Manager will be part of a small, dynamic team focused on driving strategies embedded in accelerated learning principles to advance foundational literacy and numeracy skills for learners in South Africa.

Minimum requirements

  • Relevant degree – such as one in mentorship & coaching, social sciences, education or project management
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar field proven track record of project implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Additional South African languages are a plus.
  • Skills in interpreting data, synthesising information and coalition building with varying stakeholders.
  • Apply research insights and knowledge on accelerated learning toward practical project implementation in innovative ways.
  • They are geared towards working in a collaborative environment with a strong capacity for owning and driving work forward.
  • Driver’s License and willingness to travel are essential

The following competencies would be preferable:

  • Excellent knowledge of mentorship and coaching principles
  • Experience with foundational literacy and numeracy education
  • Experience working with or in schools delivering programmes


  • Refine a fit-for-scale mentorship approach and process for national rollout
  • Input into the strategic implementation plan and develop a projected budget; assumptions and risks
  • Train and manage Mentors who implement TaRL programmes in the accelerated learning project.
  • Identify clear benchmarking and quality assurance indicators for the mentorship process inclusive of coaching curriculum.
  • Institute feedback loops between programme implementers and the central HUB to surface learnings effectively

How to apply

Interested candidates should provide a short letter of motivation and CV including three references’ names and contact details. Click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, click apply and complete the form.

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