Economic Justice Network: Project Manager

Economic Justice Network (EJN) of FOCCISA
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 June, 2014
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The Economic Justice Network (EJN) of FOCCISA is a fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa. FOCISSA is an ecumenical organisation working with 12 national councils of churches in southern Africa. EJN of FOCCISA is coordinating the Empowering Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) networks in an unequal Multi-Polar World: Inequality and Role of CSOs in Public Policy Making Project.

EJN of FOCCISA seeks to appoint a Project Manager for the Empowering Civil Society in an Unequal and Multi-Polar World, based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to do different destinations for work purposes.

This is a one year contract position, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
The EJN of FOCCISA is working on an Inequality in South Africa Project. The objective of this project is to enable the multi-thematic civil society organisations (CSOs) and networks in South Africa to have collective capacity to engage in multi-stakeholder dialogue and influence global policy-making fora, with a particular focus on issues of inequality.

  • Work closely with other networks to develop and maintain national and global relationships with civil society partners as well as supportive think tanks and non-traditional targets including the private sector, CSOs and to serve as a connector to link these groups with relevant counterparts in other campaigns;
  • Work closely with the project funding partner on the delivery of the empowering CSO networks, to ensure that project reports are timely delivered and ensure that project compliance rules are adhered to;
  • Coordinate project’s research on Inequality and its impact on development in South Africa;
  • Coordinate production of periodic multi thematic policy briefs;
  • Identify and exploit media and other external opportunities to profile work and advocate on issues relating to inequality;
  • Establish and manage relationships with network members ,the academia, media and  other like minded organisations working on Inequality and Governance issues;
  • Development of strong relationships with local CSO networks and formal working structures for information exchange, coordination and joint strategy development and execution, creating a solid foundation for continued collective action, especially on inequality;
  • Organise meetings, workshops and other activities in South Africa;
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings and workshops;
  • Source information and disseminate it to our partners;
  • Develop and maintain a database of stakeholders;
  • Communicate with our network partners on activities;
  • Assist other office staff members with their work;
  • Communicate with academic and other institutions on project activities;
  • Make logistics arrangements for workshops and meetings;
  • Assist in acquisition of project equipment;
  • Communicate with service providers;
  • Contribute in updating website and other online platforms;
  • Ability to travel to any destination for work on short notice;
  • Do other tasks as identified by the Economic Justice Network's Executive Director.


  • Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellence;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude, constructive and creative approach to problem solving;
  • An ability to handle project finances and to formulate budgets and financial documents;
  • Availability to travel to national, regional and global destinations at anytime;
  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences or Development-related field;
  • Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences or Economics will be an advantage;
  • Solid 3 - 5 years work experience in a social development organisation, experience in working with large networks;
  • MS Office Applications proficiency (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc);
  • Proven experience in mass mobilisation, campaigning, policy-advocacy and in organising media activities is preferred;
  • Proficiency in three or more South African official languages.

The Economic Justice Network will offer a successful candidate with a competitive package for this position. A final package will depend on the successful candidate's experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will receive, medical aid cover
To apply, submit a CV to Phindiwe Siwela at or by fax to 021 424 9563.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to an interview with us.
The Economic Justice Network reserves the right to cancel the employment of a person for this position.

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