Restitution Foundation: Mobiliser-in-Chief

Restitution Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 March, 2020
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The Restitution Foundation began around 20 years ago to mobilise and motivate individuals to embark on journeys of restitution that tackle race-based privilege and result in a just and hopeful society. During this time, they have tried many strategies under the leadership of a gifted and creative director who has now moved on to a new challenge. After a re-envisioning process they are, for the next five years, focussing our effort on two constituencies: young people and business people in order to build a restitution movement. Doing more with less, they are committed to experiential education, action- oriented dialogue, and empowering support aimed at achieving a just and inclusive country.

The Restitution Foundation seeks to appoint a Mobiliser-in-Chief to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to find an independent, driven and passionate young person to shape and lead experiential learning, action-riented dialogue, and empowering support projects that guide young people and business professionals to be part of social restitution in South Africa.



  • Gather together the right people and resources (including financial support) to achieve the Foundation’s aims,
  • Design strategic activities and processes to help us meet our target audience,
  • Communicate effectively in order to ensure support for the movement and increase its impact in our country.

What they offer:

  • Subject matter experts as board members 
  • A plethora of resources to draw on and the freedom to design new materials
  • A network of incredible people and partners to cultivate and inspire
  • A salary based on your qualifications and experience within the NGO environment and with encouragement to study further, reflect and take occasional sabbaticals.
  • Flexible working hours and office space in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town

Application process

Please send a 2 page letter of motivation, a current CV and a 2 minute cell phone video that shows or tells us about your experience of mobilising people.

Please send applications via email to (our website is currently down hence this address).

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview shortly thereafter. You will be asked to make a 10 minute presentation that sketches your vision for this job and what you will do in the first 200 days on the job in order to make it happen.

Restitution Foundation:

  • Do you have a deep, nuanced view about restitution: what it is, and how it can be achieved in South Africa?
  • Can you show us evidence of strategic thinking, action and taking people along with you in a quest for justice?
  • Are you able to connect with, persuade and inspire young people, young professionals and corporate executives?
  • Can you mobilise these people to take unified action and build a restitution movement together?
  • Are you able to recruit, manage and enable partners and volunteers?
  • Do you have razor sharp writing, administrative, communication and digital skills?
  • Are you un-phased about working alone, and not earning a fortune, while being driven by a cause?
  • Are you mobile, with your own transport and driver’s license?
  • Are you purpose-driven, able to do deep work while also practicing self-care?
  • Are you committed and do you have the ability, passion, qualifications (a degree at a minimum) and experience to contribute to change in our country?

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