ESSET: Programme Officer - Theology and Social Justice

Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 24 February, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET) is a Section 21 not-for-profit organization. ESSET provides solidarity, capacity-building, research and advocacy support to informal traders, women and youth in poor communities, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Intersex and Transgender groups, and church leaders and ecumenical activists.

ESSET seeks to appoint a Programme Officer - Theology and Social Justice, based in Johannesburg.

ESSET wishes to appoint a full-time Programme Officer for its Theology and Social Justice programme. The Theology and Social Justice programme officer will report to the organization’s programme manager.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate ESSET’s activities and events that are aimed at promoting social justice activism among church leaders and members;
  • Produce written theological reflections on issues of social justice;
  • Build and maintain relations with progressive church leaders and ecumenical activists;
  • Build solidarity relationships between the target audiences of ESSET’s Informal Trade and Community-driven Development programmes and different churches or church organizations;
  • Liaise with national and regional ecumenical networks;
  • Work closely with the other programme officers;
  • Produce activity reports;
  • Submit monthly reports to the programme manager;
  • Represent ESSET in relevant civil society forums.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with majors in Development Studies, Social Sciences, and/or Sociology;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of progressive theological discourses;
  • Demonstrable progressive understanding of issues of gender and sexuality;
  • Demonstrable experience of social justice activism, networking and lobbying;
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills;
  • Fluency in at least two African languages;
  • Self-motivated, good interpersonal skill, and demonstrable experience of working within a team.

The salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge and abilities.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to cindy@esset.org.za.  

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

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more about the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation, refer to www.esset.org.za.

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

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