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Lesley Abrahams

Executive Manager Education Management and Implementation
+27 (0)87 803 0161 | labrahams@jet.org.za

Lesley has a Higher Diploma in Education and an Honours Degree in Psychology, is an accredited Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority assessor and holds a Certificate in Advanced Project Management. He has has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the education sector, gained through twenty one years of working as an educator and as a training facilitator. Lesley has worked in the fields of HIV and AIDS and TB education as well as in the education development sector, where he has sixteen years of experience as a Senior Manager. Lesley’s expertise includes facilitation in the fields of personal development and teacher training. He has extensive project management skills and is also known for his excellent communication and leadership qualities as well as his skills in project coordination, group facilitation, information gathering and report writing. He has traveled extensively and worked in a variety of educational environments, including the rural areas of South Africa where he has facilitated numerous teacher training sessions. He has extensive knowledge of policy and practices relating to the South African Curriculum Assessment  Policy Statements (CAPS).

Lesley is responsible for the management and implementation of education development projects, including design, financial management, planning and reporting, as required. He also provides technical assistance and advice to clients and projects and plays an important role in successful stakeholder management. He has experience in managing high level Funder/Donor relationships, having worked with government departments such as the Department of Basic Education and the Departments of Health and Social Services and international organisations such as PEPFAR, USAID and the Global Fund. He also contributes to new business development at JET.