Jak Koseff
Office of the Premier - Gauteng Provincial Government
South Africa
Chief Director- Tshepo 1Million
Jak is the Chief Director leading the Programmme Management Office for TSHEPO 1MILLION, the Gauteng Provincial Government’s comprehensive youth empowerment initiative. The programme uses a comprehensive clearing house system to channel youth with a range of different skill levels and profiles into four types of opportunities - demand-led learning, transitional/temporary work, decent jobs and new economic activity (micro-franchising and self-employment). These opportunities are delivered through a curated ecosystem of corporate, social sector and training sector partnerships, including a core partnership with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to run the programme's main clearing house (itself linked to a network of over 450 companies) an initiative to incubate the partnership fund for co-investment with the private sector in youth economic empowerment. Jak is also the lead on the new Gauteng Provincial Government SMME clearing house initiative, aimed at building market access to private and public sector value chains for SMMEs who can provide short-term, long-term and self-employment opportunities for young jobseekers in townships. Prior to joining the Premier’s office, Jak Koseff worked for the City of Johannesburg from 2007-2016, following 5 years of work and study in London and New York City, specializing in urban social and economic development. From 2014-1206, he served in the Executive Mayor’s Office as Special Advisor: Priority Projects, responsible for the strategic and technical coordination of Citywide programmes including the Jozi@work initiative and the VulindleleJozi youth empowerment programme. Jak holds a Masters in Public Administration jointly awarded by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Columbia University in the City of New York, as well as a Masters In Politics from Rhodes University. For detailed CV/ resume use the following LinkedIn Profile Address https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakoseff