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Job Title – Community Projects Officer


A Community Projects Officer, also known as a Community Development Officer works to promote a company's initiatives for development in the community. This includes educating the public about a company's community projects, setting short and long-term community development goals and representing the institution at local functions and events.

Typical Job Activities

Assists community groups in planning, developing and maintaining community resources and programmes
Helps community groups obtain information and government resources
Helps to develop training opportunities and support networks
Communicates with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies, non-governmental organisations and private businesses about community services such as housing, health, welfare and recreation
Develops and evaluate strategies that will encourage community participation in activities
Recommends changes to community development programmes policies or practices
Helps design training and orientation programmes for volunteers
Recruit, interview, select and train volunteers
Help raise community and public awareness on issues such as welfare rights by organizing and/or helping to coordinate meetings and seminars
Writes letters, articles, submissions and reports as part of the support process
May act as advocates for members of the community

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Related Occupations

Social worker
Family planner and community worker
Community Centre coordinator
Community development advisor

Educational Requirements

Senior Certificate with matric exemption
National Diploma or degree in Community Development and or Social Work 

Compulsory subjects: Languages
Recommended subjects: None 

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

An interest in assisting people
Able to work independently or as part of a team
Planning and organizing skills
Counselling and listening skills
Good oral and written communication skills Leadership skills
Initiative, an outgoing and optimistic personality
Problem-solving and decision-making skills

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Possible Employers

Government departments
Local government offices
Community Centre’s 

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Relevant Contact Details

Convoy of Hope

Career Progress and Path 

Further studies in the specific field
Experience in specific field
Work performance 

Possible Career Paths 

Specialist career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field

Employment Stability

Moderately stable 

Reasons to consider this career

The need is determined by government
I can be of service to people
I can work with people