Founded in 2008, Equal Education (EE) is a community and membership-based organisation, advocating for quality and equality in the South African education system. We are a movement of learners, parents and teachers that undertakes strategic actions informed by rigorous research and analysis, to remedy systemic and localised problems that impede quality teaching and learning.
We make recommendations to the legislative and executive branches of government on how existing education policy and law may be improved. In order to do so, and to critique interventions and anticipate policy shifts in the basic education sector, we seek to produce new knowledge.
EE is thus excited to announce a partnership with the Cameron Schrier Foundation, for postgraduate research fellowships at EE for a period of one year. In 2017, we extend this opportunity to two exceptional individuals, to undertake research into two critical areas of concern: the privatisation of schools, and South Africa’s teacher post-provisioning model.
Preference will be given to candidates who are black South African women.
R15 000 a month
Qualifications, skills and competencies
A Master’s in Humanities, preferably with an emphasis on education, and obtained within the last two years. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of education policy and law; demonstrate strong written and communication skills in English; a network of education stakeholders to draw on (from school-based to university-based contacts); strong interpersonal skills; exceptional planning and implementation skills; ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. Research experience or practical experience in tackling matters of social justice and inequality will be to the advantage of the candidate. Exceptional candidates with Honours degrees may be considered.
The position is based at EE’s Khayelitsha head office.
Applicants must forward a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Generic cover letters are strongly advised against. Please include the contact details of two referees.
Closing date: 31 January 2017 at 5pm.
The successful candidates must be able to start on 1 March 2017.