Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Deputy Head 

The Eastern Cape Deputy Head is tasked with supporting the Eastern Cape Head with the organising and campaign work of Equal Education (EE) in the Eastern Cape, and with the management of the Eastern Cape office. This involves leading a team of staff and volunteer activists on campaign strategy, youth leadership development, political education, community engagement, communications strategy, as well as the management of finances and human resources matters.

The successful candidate is also a politically astute activist and organiser, able to identify synergies with partner organisations across the province.

Level: Management position

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing campaign strategies with EE Eastern Cape members, from the identification of problems, to qualitative and quantitative data collection, and mobilisation
  • Monitoring and evaluating campaign impact in the province
  • Mentoring the staff and volunteers of the Eastern Cape office, and overseeing their work
  • Organising and running Youth Group meetings for EE members, in-school meetings (ISMs) and mass meetings of EE members
  • Organising and running training and political education seminars and camps for EE members
  • Maintaining a membership database
  • Providing the support needed by organisers and volunteers to fulfill their roles (this includes the creating of content for Youth Group meetings)
  • Conducting research for school-based campaigns and provincial campaigns
  • Establishing relationships with crucial stakeholders (schools, partner organisations, teachers’ unions, school governing body organisations, academics, government, the media, etc)
  • Representing EE publicly
  • Budget planning and monitoring
  • Implementing the EE Policies and Procedures

Requirements for the role:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences, Law, Community Organising or related field
  • Knowledge of South African education policy
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and think laterally
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor
  • Understanding of politics, law, government policy, the South African media, and civil society
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating activities, projects and informal educational programmes
  • A strong background in youth organising in the civil society sector and demonstrated success in campaign advocacy work will be advantageous
  • Must be independent, driven, a self-starter, and enjoy working with young people
  • Willingness to work extended hours, including weekends and public holidays when necessary
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Fully computer literate
  • Adept at using social media
  • A background in organising in rural communities will be advantageous
  • isiXhosa language skills are highly valued
  • Must be willing to travel
  • One year experience in same or similar role
  • A valid driver’s license will be highly advantageous

Location: The position is based in EE’s Eastern Cape office in King William’s Town.

Application process:

Each application should include a CV and a letter of motivation. You should motivate specifically for the position you are applying for and also detailing your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic cover letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Applications must be sent to hr@equaleducation.org.za

Closing date: Friday 15 February 2019 at 5pm

You can also visit our website at www.equaleducation.org.za/careers


Carla GoldsteinEastern Cape