Gauteng

DEPUTY HEAD OF GAUTENG

The Equal Education (EE) Gauteng branch has won major victories in its campaign to ensure the provision of adequate sanitation facilities. Gauteng is a critical site of struggle with proximity to the Department of Basic Education. Members are organised primarily in the East Rand, with a growing presence in Soweto.

The Deputy Head of Gauteng supports the Head of Gauteng in leading a team of staff and volunteers on campaign strategy, youth leadership development, political education, media engagement, as well as the management of finances and human resources matters.

The successful candidate is an activist and organiser who demonstrates the ability to strengthen EE in Gauteng, exploring synergies with partner organisations across the province

Level: This is a management position.

Position: This is a fixed-term contract position reporting to the Head of Gauteng.

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Key responsibilities of this role include:

Assisting the Head of Gauteng in developing campaign strategies with EE Gauteng members, from the identification of problems, to data collection, and mobilisation; assisting the Head of Gauteng in managing and developing the staff and volunteers of the Gauteng office; coordinating and running Youth Group meetings for EE members, and mass meetings of EE members; organising and running trainings and political education seminars and camps for EE members; contributing to and supporting research work; representing EE publicly through engaging stakeholders, academics, government and media; budget planning and monitoring and Implementing the EE Policies and Procedures,

Qualifications, skills and competencies: Tertiary qualification in social sciences, law, community organising or related field; knowledge of South African education policy; understanding of politics, law, government policy 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; ability to lead and mentor; willingness to work extended hours, including weekends and public holidays when necessary; excellent spoken and written communication skills; fully computer literate and adept at using social media.

The position is based in EE’s Gauteng office in the Johannesburg CBD. However, extensive time is spent with EE members in the East Rand and in Soweto.

 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 detail your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Your application should be sent in PDF format indicating your name and surname.

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

Closing date: 28 April 2019 at midnight

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OFFICE MANAGER GAUTENG

 Level: Entry to mid-level position

Position: This is a fixed-term contract position reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

The Office Manager is vital to the effective operations of the Gauteng office including support two satellite offices in Limpopo and Kwazulu-Natal. Through the implementation of effective administrative systems; the Office Manager is able to maintain a well-resourced and welcoming work environment while coordinating on-going and arising events. EE is a dynamic organisation often engaged in multiple activities of advocacy and activism which need logistical support. This is an entry to mid-level position dependent on the initiative, interest and capacity of the successful candidate. The Office Manager has scope to participate in the planning and coordination of provincial and national activities with the guidance of the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Key responsibilities: General office administration; managing the housekeeper; operating reception; support three departments operating from the Gauteng office, responsible for Occupational Health and Safety, event planning and logistics; and financial administration.

Qualifications, skills and competencies: National Diploma; two to three years’ experience engaged in same or similar role, highly organised and systems oriented; strong communication skills, verbal and written; project management or events planning experience, highly favourable; proficient in excel; flexibility with a constantly changing environment; driver’s license a plus. The successful candidate will be interested and engaged in issues of social justice and understand admin and logistics as an integral part of achieving the movement’s objectives.

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 detail your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Your application should be sent in PDF format indicating your name and surname.

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

Closing date: 28 April 2019 at midnight

Carla GoldsteinGauteng