Corruption Watch: Communications Officer

Corruption Watch
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Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 6 August, 2012
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Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation launched in January 2012. It relies on the public to report corruption and uses the reports as an important source of information to fight corruption and hold leaders accountable for their actions.

Corruption Watch seeks to appoint a Communications Officer, based in Johannesburg.

The successful candidate will join the Communications and Stakeholder Management unit and will play a key role in assisting Corruption Watch build a strong public image and promote its work externally. This is a junior position and requires a dynamic candidate with the ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment.


  • Support the drafting of press releases and feature articles in order to generate positive media coverage;
  • Support the relationship between CW and journalists;
  • Monitor media coverage and compile relevant monthly reports;
  • Contribute to the planning of media and stakeholder events;
  • Organise and manage logistics for CW public events;
  • Contribute to the weekly planning of content;
  • Support the production of website and social media content;
  • Identify useful publications or resources that will enhance CW web and social media content;
  • Manage the production of CW reports, newsletters, leaflets, and brochures;
  • Contribute to the planning of CW campaigns;
  • Support the research and writing of campaign materials;
  • Implement communication and promotional plans within set timeframes and deadlines;
  • Support internal communication;
  • Perform other activities as required by Corruption Watch.


  • Communications degree or relevant equivalent;
  • Ability to produce high-quality written material in English;
  • Proven ability to produce press releases and other communication material;
  • Experience in online media including social media;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure;
  • Self-confidence, good teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to speak another South African language, preferably Sesotho, will be an added advantage.

This is a one-year contract position.

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience. Corruption Watch is a grant-funded institution and the level of remuneration is dependent on available funding.

To apply, submit a covering letter motivating your application for the position, a detailed CV and details of three contactable references (including e-mail addresses) to Aadil Vally, Operations Manager, Corruption Watch at or fax to: 011 447 2696 or post to: P O Box 113 Parklands, 2121.

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

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to conduct a written test as well as an interview.

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