LRC: Human Rights Channel Communications Coordinator

Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 25 September, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Legal Resources Centre is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic, which uses law as an instrument of justice. 
 
Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking is an accredited Film & TV School that provides cutting edge, ground-breaking training interventions to address skills shortages in South Africa and to give talented young people, access to training and employment in the film and television industry
 
Applicants for the position must share in the Mission and Values of the Legal Resources Centre and its commitment to using the Law as an instrument of Justice. For more details about the Legal Resources Centre, please visit www.lrc.org.za

Human Rights Channel Communications Coordinator

 
The Legal Resources Centre and Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking have embarked on a joint project for a new internet- based Human Rights Channel. We are looking for a Communications Coordinator based in Johannesburg to promote community issues and participation on the channel.  This position is on a contractual basis for up to 12 months with a possibility of renewal.
 
Remuneration:
Commensurate with qualification and experience
 
Key responsibilities:
Community Content Development
Work closely with team of paralegals from community advice offices (CAOs) and with Big Fish to ensure community content is developed for the Human Rights Channel. This will involve:

  • Arranging contracts for distribution of relevant tools to the paralegals
  • Develop, schedule and oversee delivery of community content for the Channel
  • Coordinate trainings with Big Fish
  • Provide feedback to paralegals on the content they develop
  • Develop a tracking and monitoring system for ensuring proper use of tools by paralegals and follow up where necessary
  • Ensure that statistics and data for monitoring and evaluation of project are obtained and stored for reporting
  • Create and update database of all content developed by paralegals, even that which is not aired on the Channel

Human Rights Channel Management

  • Maintain database of broader group of citizen journalists
  • Send regular schedules for the Channel
  • Ensure  Big Fish receives programme details
  • Compile system-upload-reports from the citizen journalists
  • Compile a database of organizational stakeholders, with twitter handles – for promotional purposes
  • Identify other Human Rights interest stories and contributors

Critical competencies:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to develop monitoring systems and databases
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others
  • Ability to network with paralegals and other partners
  • Commitment to human rights and community empowerment
  • An understanding of what makes for compelling storytelling

 Qualifications and experience:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in  communications, development or related areas
  • Experience working with communities
  • Willingness to travel
  • South African driver’s license
  • Knowledge of  South African languages
  • Human rights/ social justice understanding

The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged. To apply, please email a motivational letter, your CV with copies of qualifications, a writing sample, and two contactable references to zamam@lrc.org.za

Closing date: 25 September 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 If you have not been contacted by 31 October 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Location: 
Johannesburg

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