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World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program



World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program

The WLF Ambassador program is NOT a paid position in the organisation, and is NOT a job opportunity. The program is a platform to develop your leadership skills and cooperate with other literacy advocates around the globe to help raise awareness about illiteracy in the world.

The 5-month program, will be delivered ONLINE. You are not required to travel or attend any on-site events. You will need access to a computer and a good internet connection.

Every year, The World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program supports one of the organization’s literacy projects. All funds and advocacy efforts will go towards a nominated project selected by the ambassadors.

Program at a glance…  

  • Location: Worldwide
  • Start date: May 31, 2021
  • End Date: November 5, 2021
  • Training method: Online
  • Certificate of completion upon closure of the program for participants that fundraise for the World Literacy Foundation

Who can apply?

We are looking for young people that meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16-year-old or older
  • Have a deep passion for literacy, human rights and social causes
  • Be a native English speaker or having an advanced level in English
  • Have access to a computer and internet connection
  • Have the availability to contribute 30 hours of service across the 5 months to complete the program
  • Leadership and public speaking skills preferred but not essential

The World Literacy Foundation is looking for passionate and determined individuals to:

Be a voice in their community to advocate for literacy

Ambassadors will speak at their school, university, media or community group to raise awareness.

Support the education of vulnerable children around the world

Ambassador will raise funds to support one of the literacy programs of the World Literacy Foundation.

Develop their leadership and advocacy skills

Ambassador will receive online training to learn how to get others involved in their cause and make a greater impact to help eradicate illiteracy in the world.

Why become a WLF Ambassador?

  • Take on a volunteer role within a global organization to advocate for literacy
  • Gain leadership, communication, fundraising, and PR skills
  • Make a positive impact on the education of disadvantaged children
  • Join a network of individuals that are motivated to eradicate illiteracy
  • Have your voice heard through WLF website, social media and mainstream media

How to apply?

You need to make a 30-second video introducing yourself and telling us why you want to become a WLF Ambassador. The link to submit your video will be available from March 22 to April 2, 2021. You will receive the outcome of your application by April 26, 2021.

Key Dates

› March 22 – April 2: Expressions of Interest (EOI) submission

› April 5 – 23: EOI evaluation

› May 10 – 23: Profiles assessment

› May 24: Letter of acceptance

› May 31: Level 1: Introduction to WLF and the Ambassador Program

› June 14: Level 2: Education and Literacy in the world

› June 28: Level 3: Leadership Skills

› July 12: Level 4: Advocacy

› July 26: Level 5: Fundraising Strategies

› August 9 – October 11: Fundraising and advocacy activities

› September 8: International Literacy Day Celebration

› October 18: Final report submission

› November 5: Program closure

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2021

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Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.



Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.

The purpose of the Young Professional in Training (YPT) position is to increase the available pool of resources and skills within the ICT Department first focusing mainly on Mobile Champion role. The programme is scheduled to run for 2 years where the YPT will also be exposed to other related ICT activities.

Training Elements

  1. Key Focus Areas:
    The YPT will be provided with the following training and/or exposure:
    • Attend TPL Quarterly Cost Meetings and ICT Cost Management Meetings
    • Prepare/create SAP purchase requisitions for invoices and procurement of items as required by CIO and management of
    the ICT functions, etc.
    • Verify contractor timesheets and hourly rate charged against contract and invoice billed
    • Ensure accuracy and timeous processing of ICT invoices from ICT service providers for payment by Finance
    • Ensure cost baselines are signed off for ICT services
    • Process payment of project costs to appropriate project sanction number
    • Liaise with ICT service providers on outstanding invoices to timeously resolve queries, etc.
    • Liaise with Procurement and Finance Depts. on issues relating to ICT budget and processing of ICT invoices
    • Ensure all invoices on statements for ICT vendors are addressed timeously and approved by responsible ICT
    • Investigate invoice queries, prepare and ensure accruals are raised for work completed in that month in reference to the
    Purchase Order issued
    • Cost Management – prepare and capture budget on SAP and monitor departmental Operating and Capital Budgets
    • Track actual postings on each GL against budgeted cash flows and report on any deviations and correct misallocations
    • Review telephone expenses, print costs for departments and address concerns as well as administering and monitoring all
    ICT departmental telephone usage and cost
    • Prepare journal for Business Connexion copy charges against TPL cost centers
    • Monitor and set reminder for the renewal of ICT Software Licenses and follow up with responsible personnel for proper
    documentation for renewals
    • Managing ICT SAP Contracts and set reminder for renewal
    • Extraction of SAP figures and preparation of Opex and Capex Financial reports on a monthly basis
    • Maintain a well-organized and easily referenced filling system for invoices and financial reports
    • Other related ICT activities as assigned from time to time by the line manager/mentor

Formal Training (depending on the interest of the YPT):
• Operating Cost Budget Training
• SAP Controlling-Management Accounting (Cost Centre training)
Additional training will be determined based on requirements

Periodic Feedback:
The YPT’s will each be required to deliver a 6 monthly presentation on tasks and/or projects they were involved in and training during that period. The Young Professional in Training will also provide insight into the experience, knowledge and skills developed as a result of the exposure gained during their time at TPL.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Transnet Young Professional in Training Programme 2021

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