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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • At the LEGO Group, our mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. Our most well-known product to do so is the LEGO brick - an amazing play system for both kids and adults. The LEGO bricks are all part of the LEGO system, which essentially means that they can easily be combined in innumerable ways – and just as easily be dismantled. ...
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    Project Coordinator

    LEGO Foundation, South Africa, Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa
    Would you like to be part of a team where the goal is to re-define play and re-imagine learning? And dontribute to a future in which "learning through play" enable children to become creative, committed and lifelong learners?
    Are you ready to contribute to making a vision come to life?
    The LEGO Foundation shares a mission with the LEGO Group "to Inspire and Develop the Builders of Tomorrow."
    We are a Danish corporate foundation with a core team of dedicated employees with one shared passion to make childrens lives better – and communities stronger – by making sure the fundamental value of play is understood, embraced and acted upon.
    We are dedicated to build a future where Learning through Play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners.
    Your tasks will be
    The Project Coordinator supports the South African initiative with administrative tasks and project management.
    In addition, providing support to coordinate internal processes of the Foundation, such as

    • Manage the office daily administration of office use, contact with the building administration, among other tasks
    • Serve as a project coordinator on various on-going projects
    • Support Programme Specialists, Project Managers and Lead in managing of projects and processes.
    • Support ad-hoc tasks
    • Relationship with vendors payment tracking, billing, contact, quotes, etc.
    • Communicate with high-level government and partner stakeholders
    • Keep track of products, both for donations and for the use of materials for events and workshops.
    • Communication and coordination in administrative matters across the Foundation and the LEGO offices in South Africa and Denmark
    • Manage logistics for national and international visits prepared by the team in South Africa prepare agendas, reservations, meetings, airport pick-ups etc.
    • Coordinate events and meetings of the Foundation team in South Africa.
    • Note taking at all high level meetings

    Time will be split between the office located in Rosebank and the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria.

    Your Qualifications

    • Project coordinator/Project manager career with preference in civil society and/or international development agencies.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position
    • BA degree-level
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal)
    • Detail orientated, organized and structured
    • Interest in social causes
    • Highly adaptable, able to problem solve and work independently
    • Able to multi-task
    • May be required to travel domestically

    Embark with us on our journey

    • In the LEGO Foundation we know creating change for the lives of children is a team effort.
    • Therefore, we are looking for colleagues who have a true collaborative mindset and who strive to achieve synergies across functional areas of expertise.
    • Equal to working collaboratively, we also expect that you relentlessly drive progress, take ownership of problems as they arise, and prioritize opportunities if they support our goal.
    • We are driving change in complex and changing environments, where our agility is key to ensuring the greatest impact.
    • So being curious, learning from experience and striving for improvement are all qualities we are looking for.
    • Do you strive for the greater impact? Do you have a passion for Learning through Play? Are you ready to act as a role model for our values?
    • Then you are the one we are looking for.

    If you would like to join our team in Johannesburg and to embark with us on our journey, then please send us your complete application, including your CV and a short motivation letter in English.

    • This position was posted in Mid-February
    • We review applications as of February 2020
    • We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and fill the position once we have found the right candidate.
    • We start with the interviews End-February

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The LEGO Group on www.lego.com to apply
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