Eastern Cape

WANT TO WORK FOR A DYNAMIC YOUTH LED ORGANISATION?

Equal Education in the Eastern Cape is calling for applications for its 2024 Junior Organiser Internship Programme.

Equal Education (EE) is a dynamic, youth driven social movement striving for an equal and qualityeducation system for all through advocacy and activism, informed by rigorous research. Equal Education is organised in five provinces: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and the Western Cape. Equal Education works by identifying systemic and localised problems affecting the quality of education, and addresses these problems through local and national campaigns; a commitment to robust political education and campaign strategising with members; and building a strong research base through primary and secondary research.

Download the application questions and instructions here

The Junior Organiser internship entails the following:

1. It is a two year, full-time, paid internship based in King William’s Town offices, however most hours will be spent in schools and communities.
2. The JO will be expected to build strong relationships with various stakeholders including parents, schools and organisations.
3. Must be able to assist with political education, leadership development, and other training workshops.
4. Representing EE on public and private platforms.
5. Contribute to shaping an environment that is equal and safe for Equalisers to participate in.
6. Contribute to the creation of a positive environment for both members and staff at EE.
7. Provide support and training to facilitators and community leaders.
8. Show a commitment to movement building and building communities.
9. Office hours are 09:00 – 17:00. However, JOs work flexible hours (late evenings and weekends).

Requirements

1. Must have matriculated and computer literacy skills
2. Must have shown interest in working with young people
3. Able to work in a high-paced environment
4. Has no criminal record
5. Good facilitation and public speaking skills
6. Willing to learn more about the political environment of our country.

How to apply

Answer the following questions on a separate page.

Question 1:
As you are familiar with the campaign work that EE is focused on in Western Cape? What are
some of the recent highlights and limitations you have noted in the campaign work? What are
the strategies you think should be implemented? (250 words)

Question 2:
We are going to the 2024 elections with some challenges in education and economic
constraints. What are your thoughts on the state of affairs? What do you think should be the role
of social movements, NGOs and communities before and after elections? (250 words)

Question 3
The world believes young people to be apathetic. We are said to lack interest in the
socio-political landscape and current affairs of our country. What are your thoughts on this
perception? What role do you think social movements, NGOs and communities can play during
these times? (250 words)

Question 4?
Why do you believe that you’re a good fit for this role? (250 words)

Attach a detailed CV and answers to the above questions on a separate sheet of paper.

● Completed applications must be emailed to hr@equaleducation.org.za by Tuesday, 30 January 2024
● Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line (Example: “EC Application for 2024 CL Programme”).
● Alternatively, you can complete your application and send it via email or take pictures and send it WhatsApp to the following contacts:

Enquiries: Equal Education Eastern Cape
Itumeleng Mothlabane
itu@equaleducation.org.za
043 642 1616
0781106428

Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview. If you are not contacted by 10 February 2024 please consider your application unsuccessful.

Download the application questions and instructions here

WANT TO WORK FOR A DYNAMIC YOUTH LED ORGANISATION?

Equal Education in the Eastern Cape is calling for applications for its 2024 Community Leadership Internship Programme.

Equal Education’s Community Leadership (CL) Internship Programme is for young people who are passionate about being leaders within and outside of their communities. Through the program, aspiring young activists develop leadership, facilitation, community organising and communication skills. During the internship, CLs will be involved in running Youth Groups; Youth group is our main platform for engaging and developing Equalisers. The work of a CL will entail: working with a team of facilitators, building strong relationships in communities and schools, and participating in assisting with campaigns. Participants must be energetic, hard-working, self-motivated, have good facilitation skills and be team players who are able to adapt to a fast-changing environment.

The 2024 CL Internship Programme entails the following:

1. It is a one year, full-time, paid internship based in the Youth Department.
2. Building strong relationships with various stakeholders including parents, schools and organisations.
3. Each CL will be an integral part of youth groups, which includes working with a team of Facilitators, Equalisers (high school going learners) and Parents and ensuring that logistics around youth groups are taken care of.
4. Political education, leadership development, and other training workshops.
5. Representing EE on public and private platforms.
6. Contribute to shaping an environment that is equal and safe for Equalisers to participate in.
7. Contribute to the creation of a positive environment for both members and staff at EE.
8. Provide support and training to Facilitators.
9. Show a commitment to movement building and building communities.
10. Must have an interest in working with young people.
11. Office hours are 09:00 – 17:00. However, CLs work flexible hours (late evenings and weekends).

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

1. Must be between ages of 18 – 30.
2. Past experience working with schools and facilitation would be an advantage.
3. Are able to commit 100% of your time to the organisation. Successful applicants must be able to start the programme full-time on 5 February 2024
4. Skills and Competencies
a. Must have matriculated
b. Basic computer literacy
c. Sound organising skills
d. Previous facilitation and public speaking experience would be advantageous
e. Previous experience at a youth development organisation would be advantageous

5. Characteristics we are looking for include:

● Ethical Leadership
● Ability to work hard and focus
● Maturity
● Dedication
● Passion

● Responsibility
● Creativity
● Communication skills
● Honesty
● Interest in human rights issues

● Punctuality
● Problem solving techniques.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE

Completed applications must be emailed to hr@equaleducation.org.za by Tuesday, 30 January 2024
● Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line (Example: “EC Application for 2024 CL Programme”).
● Alternatively, you can complete your application and send it via email or take pictures and send it WhatsApp to the following contacts:

Enquiries: Equal Education Eastern Cape
Itumeleng Mothlabane
itu@equaleducation.org.za
043 642 1616
0781106428
Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview. If you are not contacted by 10 February 2024, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Carla GoldsteinEastern Cape