Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise building African solutions for the global challenge of youth unemployment. We work in South Africa and Rwanda with many partners who are committed to results that can work at scale – including government, the private sector, civil society, and over 3.8 million youth.

Harambee is an anchor partner in a breakthrough platform called
SA Youth. It is part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention – a co-ordinated strategic national plan that sets out priority actions to address the youth unemployment challenge in South Africa. was launched by President Ramaphosa on Youth Day 2021 and it connects young people to opportunities at scale.

SA Youth brings together many partners to create a single national network to allow young people to access a wide selection of earning and learning opportunities, and for opportunity holders to access young engaged work-seekers – for free!

Our staff complement of over 350 motivated people continue to work both on-site and remotely in a fluid and vibrant environment to tackle the challenges of a country where over 50% of young people are unemployed.

Winner of the 2019 Skoll Award and 2019 Conscious Companies Award.




Our work is fast-paced and exciting, thanks to partnerships with key stakeholders such as The Presidency of South Africa, Business Unity South Africa, Youth Employment Service (YES), and others who share our mission. If you enjoy a fast pace, are change adept love diving into new tech, and thrive in a collaborative, flexible environment, then you’re exactly who we’re looking for. Our goal remains nothing short of changing the world!
Harambee has the capability and unique opportunity to achieve its founding vision of being a catalyst for significant and enduring positive change in tackling the global challenge of this generation. We invite you to Join us, and let’s make a real impact together.

QA Engineer: Data Tester

The Harambee Product Development team is looking for an exceptional Data Tester/QA Engineer to join their dynamic team based in Johannesburg. Do you have experience as a Data tester with knowledge in front end, integration and data testing? Are you proactive with a willingness to learn? Now imagine doing that in an organisation that changes lives and has a culture of teamwork, openness and collaboration. If this prospect excites you, then you may be the person we are looking for.

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Programme Manager: V&A

This role requires a dynamic individual who excels in demand management, strategic partnership development, and project management for the V&A. The candidate should possess strong analytical skills, the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners, and a proactive approach to identifying and securing opportunities. Additionally, they should be adept at project planning, risk management, and delivering measurable outcomes through effective coordination and innovative solutions.

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Full Stack JAVA Developer

The Digilink team is looking for full stack JAVA developer to manage and mentor a diverse team of junior developers. You will work closely with the Digilink Development Lead, as well as the delivery teams, to ensure that all elements of the Digilink program are delivered on time, within budget and at a level of excellence. You must have the technical experience and leadership skills to assist with all delivery and execution aspects in the Digilink Centre.

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Senior Manager: Employer Delivery

The Harambee Employer Services team is looking for a Senior Manager in Employer Delivery to join their dynamic team based in Johannesburg. This role is about ensuring the successful support and operational delivery for Employer Partners looking to hire talent through the SA Youth Partner Network.

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Procurement Specialist

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for sourcing and purchasing goods and services essential in enabling Harambee and our partners to solve youth unemployment.

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Business Manager

The Business Manager will work closely with Harambee’s Executive Team, and specifically with the CEO and Chief of Staff, to co-ordinate work on strategic initiatives, provide support on aligning executive priorities, develop board-level and Exco reports, oversee key programmes…

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Senior Data Architect

We are seeking a highly skilled Data Architect to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining our data architecture, ensuring that it meets the needs of our organization and is scalable, secure, and efficient.

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Data Driven Business Analyst

Are you a Business Analyst with competencies to navigate your way around data structures? The Harambee Software Development team is looking for an exceptional midlevel technical business analyst to join our dynamic, hybrid team based in Johannesburg/Cape Town.

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Senior Data Engineer

The Harambee Software Development team is looking for an exceptional Senior Data Engineer to join their dynamic team based in Johannesburg.

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Senior Software Developer

The Harambee Product Development team is looking for an exceptional Software Developer to join their dynamic team. Harambee has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town following a hybrid work environment.

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