Call for more facilitators

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 | Employment

The weekend papers in Cape Town carry an advertisement for contract positions for facilitators for the Khanya project.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a world class project, while making a contribution to education on the continent. 

If you know of folks who fit the profile, please point them in our direction.  Facilitators are particularly needed up the West Coast and in the Cape Winelands.  But please don’t delay: the closing date for accepting applications is 4:00 pm on 15 October 2009.


5 Comments to Call for more facilitators

Tuesday, 29 September, 2009

I did apply !


Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Hi Kobus, the last time you were looking for facilitators I applied, got one letter from the agency in CT saying they received my application, but not one follow up call from the Khanya people even acknowledging receipt of CV etc, so won’t bother this time round. Maybe my CV wasn’t impressive enough, I will never know.

Monday, 5 October, 2009

Hi Ashraf, I am sorry to hear that your first application was not successful. The Khanya management team receives the application forms from the agency, and selects a shortlist of the candidates who appear most suitable – based on the CV presented. Any further communication to applicants is done through the agency. If you believe you have the skills and experience to act as a Khanya facilitator, please submit an application again, but make sure that your experience clearly comes through in the CV. Excellent people are often overlooked because their good qualities are not clear from a CV – and when there are hundreds of applications it is just not possible to interview all of them. Best wishes!

Monday, 5 October, 2009

I did apply but did not get any response. I will apply again as I know i have the skill and experince to do the job!!

Mark C
Monday, 5 October, 2009

I can understand the frustration of applying for a job and not even getting an acknowledgement of receipt of a person’s application. I also understand the cost and time involved in sending each applicant a response of some sort, but it would be common courtesy. The technology is there, but it seems as if many human resource people do not find it necessary to always practice some form of courtesy to those who apply. I have also been through the same experience as Ashraf (not with Khanya though) and I will most probably experience it again should I apply for a job elsewhere. It is common practice not to inform anybody about when they were unsuccessful and thus the applicant will never know which criteria they did not satisfy.
Just for the record, Ashraf, I also got turned down the first time I applied to work for the project about six years ago. If your desire is to work for the project, I would suggest you apply again. Also, I have not studied the advertisement but maybe there should be a clause inserted to say that if there was no correspondence within a period (2 months or whatever) then the application is considered to be unsuccessful…or something like that. All the best to the applicants. You’re going to need it!

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