National Organising

National Organising is calling for Junior Organiser applications

Equal Education is a dynamic, youth driven social movement striving for an equal and quality education 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.

Equal Education is seeking to fill the vacancies of Junior Organisers in the National Organising team to be based in its Gauteng office, with regular travel to KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. The successful candidates must have a strong commitment to democracy, equality, intersectionality, social justice and human rights. Applicants with a driver’s license will be highly considered.

Job position:  Junior Organiser

Level: Entry

Position: This is a two year fixed-term contract based at EE’s Gauteng office reporting to the Head of National Organising.

Description: The Junior Organiser plays a critical role in the movement, and is tasked with assisting the Head of National Organising in;

  • developing and implementing strategic organising and campaign plans
  • supporting Community Leaders, Facilitators and Equalisers (high school going members) in youth organising; growing and 
  • sustaining our movement; and assisting with stakeholder outreach.

Requirements:  

  • Act as a role model.
  • A strong commitment to and experience in building communities
  • Interest in working with and developing young people
  • A commitment to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to break the inequality that youth face every day
  • Experience in facilitating engagements with and training young people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Computer literate.

Applicants required to:

Respond in writing to the following questions

Question 1:

Are you familiar with the campaign work that EE is focused on in Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal? What are some of the recent highlights and limitations you have noted in the campaign work?

Question 2:

What do you think is the best way to mobilise and engage learners in rural provinces to better understand EE’s mission and further it?

Please submit a CV, cover letter and answers to zanele@equaleducation.org.za, tebogo@equaleducation.org.za  or kimberley@equaleducation.org.za 

Closing date: Friday, 30  May 2022 

Carla GoldsteinNational Organising