Ahmed Kathrada Foundation: Youth Activism Programme Manager

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 22 February, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Title:  Youth Activism Programme Manager

Job summary:

  • To develop and implement a programme of youth activism development through the establishment of community youth clubs. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) aims to establish a minimum of 10 such clubs per year over a 10-year period.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of a youth activism development strategy for the AKF;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the programme of establishment of youth clubs;
  • Coordinate the implementation of activism and the youth mobilisation dimension of campaigns and programmes initiated and/or supported by the AKF;
  • To ensure that the youth clubs and their members undergo a programme of political education and training;
  • To establish the necessary support programmes for the overall well-being of the members of the clubs;
  • To mobilise resources for the programme;
  • To build the required networks and support systems to ensure the sustainability of the programme.

Skills and knowledge required

  • Knowledge of social justice issues and youth activism;
  • Good administrative, analytical, writing, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Programme and project planning and management;
  • Financial management skills;
  • Ability to lead projects and programmes;
  • Ability to write proposals, presentations and reports;
  • Ability to work under pressure;  
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Qualifications required:

  • The applicant must have, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree. This must preferably be in the social sciences area.

Absolutely essential:

The applicant must be committed to advancing and deepening non-racialism.

Salary Range: R360 000 per annum (all-inclusive salary)

Place of work: Please note our offices are located in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 22 February 2019

For any queries, please call: 011 854 0082
Applications and CVs must be sent to: cvsakf@gmail.com

(NB: Please use the word ‘Youth Manager’ in the email subject of your application)


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