Awethu!: National Organiser

Awethu! A People's Platform for Social Justice
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 12 September, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Awethu! is an emerging coalition of organisations and activists campaigning for a strong, relevant, representative civil society network in South Africa. Awethu! aims to create a platform through which a wide range of social justice issues can be addressed collectively by NGOs, CBOs and social justice platforms across the country. Awethu!’s objective is to help put power back in the hands of the people and to hold government (and all political parties) accountable for delivering on their many promises. 

Awethu! seeks to appoint a full-time National Organiser initially to be based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The person with a minimum of three years relevant experience will drive the work of Awethu! nationally and to work closely with provincial working teams and activists to support vibrant campaigns across the country. The National Organiser will report to the National Coordinator and work with the National Administrator and National Media and Communication Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and growing Awethu! as a People’s Platform for Social Justice;
  • Supporting the development of provincial and regional networks as the core elements of Awethu!
  • Participating in the formulation of a strategic programme for Awethu!
  • Helping to conceptualise and support provincial and national campaigns;
  • Assisting with the compilation of popular education and mobilisation materials;
  • Establishing relationships with like-minded organisations;
  • Participating in the use of social media and other communication methods to popularise Awethu! and share information;
  • Representing Awethu! where necessary and appropriate
  • Assisting the coordinating structures of Awethu! to raise funds and access resources to facilitate the work of Awethu!
  • Working cooperatively with Awethu! structures and other Awethu! employees/volunteers to achieve the aims and objectives of Awethu!

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years relevant experience, preferably in a similar environment;
  • Relevant education/skills, proven community/civil society involvement, organisational skills and capacity-building experience;
  • Project management skills;
  • Must bring a commitment to the democratic principles of Awethu!, as well as an understanding of issues relating to the building of a strong civil society network and a return to democratic principles in the broader socio-political environment in South Africa;
  • Be willing to travel extensively within the country;
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills in English with multilingualism a significant advantage;
  • Ability to self-manage and multi-task, organise and pay attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills essential (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail and Internet);
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and work with other employees and volunteer activists in flexible team environments is a necessity;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement an advocacy strategy;
  • Strong meeting and workshop facilitation skills;
  • Ability to navigate social media platforms is important;
  • Code 8 or higher driving licence.

Personal attributes

  • Systematic, methodical and organised;
  • Problem-solving abilities;
  • Ability to prioritise and manage several projects concurrently;
  • Diplomatic;
  • Sound judgement;
  • Initiative;
  • Ability to work unsupervised;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Dedicated and committed;
  • Confident in communication with a range of different people;
  • Patient and with good listening skills;
  • Willingness to work beyond official working times.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter including certified copies of your ID and relevant qualifications to Awethu! at awethuplatform@gmail.com. Applications can also be delivered to the Awethu! office, Section27, 5th floor Braamfontein Centre, Jorissen St, Braamfontein.

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

Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within one month from the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful. Awethu! reserves the right not to fill the post.

For more about Awethu! A people’s Platform for Social Justice, refer to https://www.facebook.com/AwethuSocialJustice.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.
 
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