The Youth Development Unit is located within the eMalahleni Local Municipality which is situated on Corner Arras and Nelson Mandela Drive at Emalahleni Civic Centre (main building) on the 2ND floor, within the office of the Municipal Manager.
Council prioritized the establishment of the Youth Development & Management Unit because it realized that holistic development of any society relies heavily on the potential of its youth. The Youth plays a pivotal role in progressive development or decline of any community; therefore; in order to ensure that the matters that affect the youth are taken into consideration during strategic planning and implementation of municipal programmes, this unit was created in 2006. Since its establishment, it has not been adequately staffed due to municipal financial constraints, but a new structure was adopted and further reviewed in 2016/17, taking into account the development needs and the spatial dispensation of the youth.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES/ LEARNERSHIPS/ APPRENTICESHIPS / INTERNSHIPS
NOTE ON EXXARO RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Please make sure that your CVs must indicating the applicable position is submitted by not later that Wednesday the 27th of June 2018.
All information in this regard will be posted as soon as the stakeholders make them available.
|DESCRIPTION||DATE ADDED||CLOSING DATE||DOWNLOAD|
|Business Admin Learnership Intake 2018||07 JUNE 2018||15 JUNE 2018||ADVERT|
|Engineering Skills Programme Intake 2018||07 JUNE 2018||15 JUNE 2018||ADVERT|
|Mining Operator Skills Programme Intake 2018||07 JUNE 2018||15 JUNE 2018||ADVERT|
|Plant Skills Programme Intake 2018||07 JUNE 2018||15 JUNE 2018||ADVERT|
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COMPOSITION OF THE EMALAHLENI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT UNIT.
- THE ASSISTANT MANAGER: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (HEAD OF UNIT):
- Responsible for the provision of policy frameworks and or strategies;
- Develop and maintain Monitoring and Evaluation systems for the whole Unit;
- Is a project manager for youth development in the municipality;
- Is responsible for the development of youth development plans for the municipality;
- Is responsible for collecting, compiling, analysing and disseminating information related to youth issues and youth development;
- Is responsible for consolidating youth development proposals, business plans and programmes in the municipal area of jurisdiction;
- Is responsible for performing the day-to-day management of municipality-led youth development activities;
- Engages with other youth development role-players and partners external to municipal structure;
- Ensures that monitoring and evaluation activities for youth development within the municipality, is undertaken;
- Compiles reports on progress regarding implementation;
- Representing youth development in all planning and decision-making forums, e.g. Strategic planning, IDP Forums, etc. For effective delivery of the youth development programme, the Youth Manager must have the necessary competency and must be given adequate authority, decision making powers and support within the municipal institution. The Manager must be a Section 57 manager, reporting to the Municipal Manager.
THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER REPORTS TO:
- The Mayor for any requirements regarding political support for youth development
- The Municipal Manager on performance related matters and engagement with other youth development role-players and/or sectors.
- YOUTH COORDINATORS
- Responsible for coordinating the programmes (operational management)
- Responsible for the development and implementation of M&E systems for the operational programmes.
- Administrative Officer
FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT UNIT
- To Manage and monitor the coordination of procedural requirements pertaining to specific functional activities and development initiatives
- To facilitate the collaboration with external departments or agencies i.e. sport federations, Government departments etc. to obtain synergy between planned external and internal initiatives relating to social empowerment and youth development
- To Interact with all community based structures in order to facilitate the alignment of the needs and priorities of the youth , creating awareness, encouraging participation and attending to arrangements in respect of specific events or programmes
- To facilitate the effective and efficient execution of actions and to monitor the delivery of programmes that are associated with youth development
- To Plan and organise programmes that are in line with youth development
- To Monitor and evaluate short- and long-term objectives and current developments, problems and constraints.
OBJECTIVES OF EMALAHLENI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT UNIT
- The provision of further educational opportunities i.e. bursaries, learner ships and training opportunities, for the members of the youth within our community.
- Nurture and support youth development within the community.
- Facilitate the youth’s entry into the job market through thorough engagements with stakeholders relevant to the local economy which will be a mechanism that will assist with the reduction of youth unemployment, provide support and skills training.
- Provide economic opportunities to businesses owned by young people through the L.E.D office.
- Build partnerships and networks to render support to youth at risk in a coordinated manner by collaborating with departments and other spheres of government and civil society i.e. awareness campaigns etc.
- Increase the involvement of members of the youth by ensuring that they become agents in their own development and make a meaningful contribution within their communities.
- To ensure that the objectives set out in the youth summit resolution documents which are implemented.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES WITHIN THE 2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR
|PROJECT / PROGRAMME||COMMENTS|
|MAYORAL BURSARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE||
|RAND WATER WAR ON LEAKS||
|MISA LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMME||
|YOUTH BRIGADE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME||
|AVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL AND VANADIUM LIMITED||
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, NKANGALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY AND MRTT
|20 Students were recruited and are still part of the FET PLUMBING NQF LEVEL 4 training programme.|
|THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS : NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE RENOVATION AT WITBANK MAGISTRATE COURT||13 Young people were recruited to form part of the repair and renovations of the eMalahleni Magistrates Court.|
|SOUTH 32 – MACHINE OPERATORS||
|SOUTH 32 - TECHNICAL SKILLS PROGAMME||
|GLENCORE – DRIVERS LISCENCE PROGRAMME||
The total number of young people empowered through the various skills development programs sourced by the Youth Development Office in conjunction with the different stakeholders is as tabulated below:
|PROGRAMME||NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES|
|MAYORAL BURSARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE||16|
|YOUTH BRIGADE PROGRAM||45|
|SOUTH 32 SKILLS PROGRAM||30|
|SOUTH 32 TECHNICAL SKILLS||25|
|EVRAZ HIGHVELD APPRENTICESHIP||40|
|DRIVER’S LICENSE PROGRAM||20|
|RAND WATER: WAR ON LEAKS||25|
|THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND THE NATIONAL||13|
|YOUTH SERVICE: RENOVATION OF MAGISTRATES COURT|
CHALLENGES AND REMEDIES:
- High unemployment rate
- Low participation in entrepreneurial activities and business by youth
- Susceptibility to social ills such as crime, HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and a low number skills development and education opportunities offered by various stakeholders within the local economy.
- Uncertainty regarding the role of the NYDA especially as the NYDA act does not enable the agency to enforce reporting by government departments to the agency
- Limited resources allocated to Youth Development and often described as an unfunded mandate
- Lack of knowledge of what is entailed in the National Youth Policy 2009-2014.
- Lack of knowledge of what is entailed in the Local Government Youth Development Framework.
- Poor coordination on Youth Development Programs.
- The lack of reliable and efficient information dissemination hubs within the community.
It is important that opportunities are created for young people to enable them to deal with challenges such as poverty, inequality and unemployment which can be achieved through partnerships with other spheres of government and non- governmental institutions to ensure the availability of all the necessary and relevant interventions.
BURSARIES AND ACADEMIC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
- Internal Bursaries
1.1.1 The Mayoral Bursary fund
The Mayoral bursary Fund aims to assist the skills base of eMalahleni Local Municipality through supporting the beneficiaries of the bursary financially. This is a full bursary that covers the beneficiaries studies, academic material (books) and their accommodation.
All beneficiaries are covered for the duration of their studies unless they are disqualified due to poor academic performance. The beneficiaries of the Mayoral Bursary are selected by the Mayoral Bursary Fund Committee.
All external bursaries from other stakeholders and or departments are advertised on the Youth Development Page, within the municipal building or on the specific stakeholder and or departments website.
The Youth development Unit has no control over the selection of the external Bursary beneficiaries.
We give what we have in this regard and no information will be withheld.
Academic financial assistance is awarded to deserving students who have shown dedication to their studies but are unable to pay for their registration fees.
The Municipality is not obligated to provide any student with academic financial assistance and will only do so if funds are available and at the discretion of the Mayoral Bursary Fund Committee.
Grants / funding/ sponsorship
THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT DOES NOT OFFER ANY GRANTS, BUSINESS START-UPS OR SPONSORSHIPS OF ANY KIND.