SARW and Breathe Films: Campaign Coordinator/ Impact Producer

SARW and Breathe Films
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 26 April, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

SARWatch works for participatory, transparent and accountable utilisation of extractive resources in a manner that optimises transformative social and economic benefits and inter-generational equity, with sensitivity to environmental and human rights impacts.

SARWatch and Breathe Films seeks to appoint a Campaign Coordinator / Impact Producer for the “Justice for Miners” campaign associated with the documentary film, Dying for Gold, to be based in Johannesburg.
 
Responsibilities:
 
The Campaign Coordinator/ Impact Producer will be an experienced activist who will work together with SARWatch and the film’s producer-directors to:

  • Coordinate activities related to building and driving a broad-based campaign calling for compensation, legal reform of compensation laws, and reform of compensation institutions 
  • Engage with mining communities in Southern Africa to facilitate screenings and discussions in the rural sending areas of mine labour 
  • Build and strengthen relationships with ex-miners’ associations, social justice groups, organised labour, unions, student organisations, universities, research institutes, civil society organisations in South Africa and the region to promote campaign goals 
  • Engage with government institutions (including the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases, the Compensation Commission, ministries of health, mineral resources, labour, and national assemblies) mining corporations, The Employment Bureau of Africa (TEBA) and political actors in Southern Africa to achieve campaign goals 
  • Engage with and coordinate campaign activities with compensation certification and pay-outs to be rolled out by the Silicosis and TB Settlement Trust (soon to be established) 
  • Coordinate the training of campaign facilitators and activists;                                                                                                                 
  • Coordinate logistics of arranging ongoing screenings and campaign activities with partners in South Africa and the region (this includes sending of films and campaign materials to local and regional partners) 
  • Work with campaign publicist and engage with print and electronic media to cover selected screening events and promote the film and its associated campaign 
  • Assist with press briefings

Requirements:

  • A social science degree
  • History of activism in social justice organisations
  • Experience of building broad-based organisations connected to social justice
  • Experience of engaging high level counterparts in government and business
  • Experience in self-driven work
  • The ability and confidence to engage with both South African and regional partners (including Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia) on local (e.g. civil society organisations, traditional leaders, miners organisations, churches, Rotary clubs, etc), national (e.g. state ministries and central governments) and regional (e.g. SADC, Southern African Trust, OSISA) levels
  • Commitment to social justice and transformation
  • Creativity and love of communication with people
  • Proficiency in English and other languages (the ability to speak more than one language from the countries involved would be an advantage) 
  • Candidates do not need to have a background in film or film distribution
  • Experience in building organisations and campaigning, the ability to analyse social contexts and devise strategies of networking and communication, and willingness to acquire skills you do not have already

 To apply, submit a CV and a covering letter to recruitment@sarwatch.org 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

The film is about the impact of gold-mining in Southern Africa, with a focus on mining families who have been affected by silicosis and tuberculosis (TB). The film comes in the wake of an out-of-court settlement reached between ex-miners and South Africa’s six largest gold producers (see https://www.silicosissettlement.co.za/ ).
 
The aim of the campaign is to utilise screenings of the film, a Website, and social media to build a wide coalition of support for the call to pay just compensation, to reform compensation legislation, and to reform compensation institutions, while at the same time promoting dialogue about the economic legacy of gold-mining structural inequality, poverty, and racial capitalism.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
 
For more information on SARWatch visit www.sarwatch.org

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Johannesburg

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