The Black Sash’s mission is to work towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable, particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly reduce poverty and inequality.
They believe the implementation of socio-economic rights demands open, transparent and accountable governance (state, corporate and civil society). To this end we will promote an active civic engagement by all living in South Africa and made possible by a strong and vibrant civil society comprising community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, coalitions and movements.
One-year paid internship opportunity at the Black Sash National Office in Cape Town, Mowbray.
The Black Sash is looking for a candidate who is committed to human rights, access to justice, development and empowerment; with integrity, honesty and respect for confidentiality. A person, who can work in a team, is transparent, accountable, consultative and embraces the values, vision, strategies and policies of the Black Sash. A candidate who is able to think pro-actively, creatively and responsively and is prepared to work hard, under pressure and to deadline.
The core responsibilities of the one-year paid internship starting in January 2022 will be to provide support to the Black Sash Advocacy Unit, made up of the National Advocacy, the Education and Training, and the Media and Communications Managers.
Start Date:mid-January 2022 to mid-December 2022
Opportunity Type:Paid internship
Monthly Stipend:R 12 500 – R 15 000 (depending on skills and experience)
Responsibilities will include:
- Engaging in draft socio-economic related legislation and policy with the view to making comment on it,
- Keeping abreast of local and international social security developments with measures implemented to address the consequences of the pandemic,
- Compiling summary reports on socio-economic issues, including basic income support, public finances and digitisation,
- Assisting with drafting documents; writing opinion pieces, and popular education material and policy position papers
- Providing support for training and information events including planning, recording, and reporting,
- Engaging with community-based organisations and social movements with a view to strengthening the Basic Income Support campaign,
- Providing support and input for the development of a media and social media strategy and content for programme work and advocacy campaigns, and
- Assisting with media monitoring, paying particular attention to news reports concerning Black Sash programme work and socio-economic rights in general.
- Recent graduate from a tertiary institution
- History of community service
- Good command of spoken and-written English and at least one other South African language
- Willing to travel
Preference given in line with our Employment Equity Plan; a South African black woman.
To apply, submit a Motivational Letter and CV (one document), including three contactable referees to:
Enquiries: Mr. JS Marques Tel #: (021) 686 6952
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within a month from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
For more about Black Sash, refer to https://www.blacksash.org.za/
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