Secretariat’s Department

Curriculum Developer (Internal Education and Training Unit)

The Curriculum Developer plays a vital role in the development of a core curriculum, to advance EE’s post-school youth work. The Curriculum Developer is also tasked with developing content and running regular political schools and seminars to strengthen young social justice activists. This also includes supporting provinces that EE is organised in, through the development of  new content to advance campaigns and activist education.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Writing and implementing a development curriculum for Equal Education’s post-school youth members to equip them to facilitate learning
  • Assisting with developing a core curriculum for young social justice activists
  • Assisting in content development and running of regular political schools and seminars
  • Creating a database of videos and documentaries
  • Writing activities and developing workshops
  • Support other Materials Developers with editing written activities
  • Developing new content as required by provinces to support campaigns and activist education
  • Produce user guides and materials
  • Proofread, update and digitise existing activities
  • Provide support and training to facilitators

Requirements for the role:

  • Undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy, Community Development or equivalent
  • Postgraduate degree advantageous
  • Some understanding of emancipatory theories and ideas
  • Active role model
  • Understanding of politics, law, government policy and civil society will be advantageous
  • A strong commitment to democracy, equality, intersectionality, social justice and human rights
  • A strong commitment to building communities
  • A vested interest in working and developing youth
  • A commitment to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to breaking the inequality that youth face everyday
  • Experience in organising communities and movement building
  • Experience in working on popular education
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating activities, projects and informal educational programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and mentor young people
  • Must be independent, driven and a self-starter
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skill
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skill
  • Additional South African language skills are highly valued
  • Fully computer literate

The position is based in EE’s Khayelitsha office in Cape Town. The successful candidate must be willing and available to travel between provinces from time to time.

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 letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Applications must be sent to

Closing date: 2 November 2018 at midnight.

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Carla GoldsteinSecretariat’s Department