Mbongo - Community Development Specialist - South Africa

Lulamile Mbongo

South Africa


Community Development Specialist


My skills include the following

Presentation and Facilitation
Leadership and Management
Report writing and

Work History

Policy and Planning Unit

October 2008 - November 2012

Training Practitioner

January 2007 - December 2007

In this position I was involved in the training of the following courses:

• Career Guidance and Project Management
• HIV/AIDS, Personal Finance and Communication

My other responsibilities included:

• Conducting skills audit within the organization
• Designing and developing training programmes.
• Planning, organizing workshops and supervising subordinates.
• Evaluating training materials and training effectiveness
• Ensuring timeframes are adhered to
• Assisting with budget planning and control.

Senior Mentor

National Rural Development Education Programme

March 2003 - December 2006

In this position I was the head of the Community Development unit reporting directly to the CEO. I was leading a team of 12 Community Development workers. Furthermore, I was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the organisation. My other responsibilities included:

• Investigating market opportunities for youth, women and people with disabilities.
• Forging partnerships with NGO's, CBO's and Government departments.
• Conducting needs assessments and community profiling.
• Responsible for the flow of documentation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
• Managing subordinates in the area of Amahlathi Local Municipality.
• Planning, coordinating and supporting all the activities of the organization.
• Rendering administrative function(s). These include amongst others

➢ Report writing
➢ Writing of memo's
➢ Submission of reports to the CEO

Undergone learnership as the researcher

Policy and Planning Unit

October 2000 - November 2002

Bhisho, Eastern Cape (Oct 2000 to Nov 2002)

Position Held: Undergone learnership as the researcher

In this position I was reporting to the director of Special Programmes and Projects. My responsibilities include amongst others the following:

• Conducting researches and monitors various projects funded by the unit.
• Taking Minutes in meetings
• Drafting monthly and quarterly reports
• Providing general administration functions


• Computer Skills Training course
Introduction to computers
Windows XP explorer
Ms Word
Ms Excel
Ms PowerPoint and Ms Access

• Course in Local Government
• Government Planning and Policy development
• Micro Finance
• Management and Leadership


Developed a handbook for the Provincial Clusters of the Eastern Cape Government

Played a pivotal role in developing a Provincial Cluster Hand book for the Eastern Cape Province.
Generated different reports for for the Eastern Cape Provincial Government.
Assisted in developing concept documents

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Stellenbosch


University of the Western Cape

Social Sciences

University of the Western Cape

Siseko High School

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