Funda Wande: Senior Maths Specialist

Funda Wande
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 March, 2020
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Funda Wande is an influential not for profit program founded by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment and donor partners. Working closely with government it aims to ensure that all children in South Africa can read for meaning (Literacy) and calculate with confidence (Math’s) in their home-language by the age of 10.

Funda Wande seeks to appoint a Senior Maths Specialist to be based in Johannesburg.

Employment Type: Contract -Two Years with the possibility of renewal

The purpose of this position is to find a person to fill an exciting opportunity to join a growing team doing innovative work in the maths eduction sector with frequent travel to the Eastern Cape. They develop video and print materials in all official South African languages to train teachers how to teach reading for meaning and maths in Grades R-3 in those languages.  


  • Working closely with the Head of Maths you will be responsible for the development of high-quality maths teaching materials and supporting the provincial teams to successfully implement the Bala Wande programme. 
  • This will include:
    • Contributing to all elements of the content development and learning design of the Bala Wande material for Foundation Phase teachers and learners
    • Planning and delivery of FP content and methodology sessions for teachers.
    • Assisting with the planning and management of Bala Wande implementation in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo in 2021.
    • Training (and development of training) of the Maths Specialists to support the generalist coaches who observe and support the Maths programme in the participating schools.
  • The successful candidate will have attention to detail, be a strong team player and display excellent facilitation skills.


  • Masters degree in Maths Education
  • Deep knowledge of the mathematics curriculum, ideally Foundation Phase.
  • Previous experience in training of math’s methodology.
  • Excellent Writing (Math’s lesson activities and learner material)


To apply for the position please e-mail your CV and a 1-page motivation letter to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

If you have not heard back from us by the 10th of April, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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