Job Opportunity: WozaWork Programme Manager

The JICP is recruiting a full-time Programme Manager for the WozaWork project.


The JICP has received funding for the rollout of an extensive Inner City job creation programme, known as WozaWork.

The Programme provides job opportunities to registered volunteers, who earn digital credits via cellular phones to the value of tasks completed. The vouchers are redeemed for a range of goods and services at participating Inner City businesses, small businesses and NGO’s located in “5-minute” Inner City villages where the work is carried out.

WozaWork tasks carried out by volunteers could include the following:

• Urban management on a block-by-block basis by volunteer “Urban Rangers” along the Walkable Network (WN) and in other prioritised Inner City areas, such as unmanaged areas in between CIDs.
• Placemaking elements along the WN, such as landscaping, trees, lighting, street furniture, signage on the WN
• Placemaking activations along the WN, such as performing arts, sporting activities, public events
• Social volunteering, such as assisting at shelters, soup kitchens and youth programmes
• Undertaking data mapping via cell phone for CoJ, Government and Inner City research
• Block watch security services in hotspots on the Walkable Network and in other targeted Inner City areas

The Programme will be rolled out with participating Inner City voluntary management initiatives/CID’s/area based initiatives and NGO’s.


To ensure the effective management of the WozaWork Programme via the tasks set out below.

Programme Management

• Oversee volunteer onboarding process
• Oversee service provider selection and management
• Oversee the identification, specifications, and provision of training programmes
• Verification of Programme task identification and digital currency allocation per task
• Identification and onboarding of participating businesses
• Incident management of urban management priorities identified by Inner City stakeholders
• Oversee management of all CID-based coordination, and liaison with app tech partner
• Liaison with relevant City officials and departments and entities where necessary

Stakeholder Engagement

• Lead all aspects of engagement with programme stakeholders, including stakeholder mapping, mobilisation and incubation, where required
• Maintain a Programme stakeholder database
• Oversee the updating the Programme webpage and programme communication campaign
• Explore additional areas of collaboration and linkages to enhance the programme outcomes
Project Finance and Contract Management
• Prepare and maintain a budget and cashflow projections, including variation management
• Oversee funder requirements
• Funder monitoring and reporting
• Ensure receipt of funding
• Oversee payments to service providers
• Capital funding identification and mobilisation from the private, donor and public sector
• Manage accounting service provider contract
• Manage the technology partner contract
• Appoint and manage other programme service providers

Project Governance

• Establish and maintain a project charter, including roles and responsibilities of programme participants and required programme policies and procedures
• Establish and provide secretariat services to the Governance Committee
• Maintain a Delegation of Authority Schedule and ensure that it is implemented accordingly
• Establish and maintain a Risk Mitigation Register

Project Administration

• Schedule physical and virtual meetings, draw up agendas, take minutes effectively and distribute to all project stakeholders timeously
• Attend to meetings actions and follow up on third-party Action Items
• Ensure that all project documentation is easily accessible to all project stakeholders


• JICP Board
• JICP Manco
• JICP Development Committee
• JICP CEO, Operations Manager, Finance Manager, Marketing Manager


• Voluntary Management Initiatives/CIDs
• Inner City Businesses
• Participating NGO’s
• Programme Service Providers
• City of Johannesburg Department of Economic Development
• City of Johannesburg Region F
• City of Johannesburg Inner City Office
• Gauteng Province
• Tshepo 1 Million
• Harambee
• University of Johannesburg
• Wits
• Department of Public Works
• National Treasury
• other


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of ten years’ experience in at least one of the following functional areas:
– Precinct Management
– High level stakeholder engagement, including government and the property sector
– Project management
– Public employment programmes


• Communication, EQ, Stakeholder relations, Interpersonal effectiveness
• Customer Orientation
• Negotiation skills
• Initiative
• Project Management
• Generalist


• Full time position – 40 hours per week/8 hours per day
• 12-month contract, commencing as soon as possible. Extension beyond the contract term to be considered in terms of performance and budget availability. There is a possibility that the funding may be available over a 4-year term
• Virtual/own office, including meetings at Rand Club and at stakeholder premises


• Negotiable, circa R40 000 per month, subject to experience. All-inclusive package, subject to experience.

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