Social Justice Coalition: Programme Manager

Social Justice Coalition
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Opportunity type: 

Imaliyethu/It's our Money Project

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is a Cape Town based community movement and advocacy group focused on improving access to basic services in historically poor and under-developed communities. Through our campaign for improved access to sanitation facilities, we work to encourage community participation in government policy formulation, budgeting, delivery and monitoring.  Based in Khayelitsha (Cape Town’s largest township) with over 1500 active members across eleven branches, over sixty partner organisations, and thousands of supporters; the SJC is viewed as one of the largest and most influential social movements in South Africa.

The SJC is seeking to hire a Project Manager to oversee the implementation of Imali Yethu (It’s Our Money) – a project aimed at encouraging broad engagement on budget monitoring (mainly municipal, but also provincial and national) through the lens of the SJC’s campaign for clean and safe sanitation facilities in informal settlements. The project will also include the establishment of an online reporting mechanism through which community members can report service delivery faults using cell phones and social media.

Applicants should have:

  • Postgraduate degree in relevant field, with three years work experience;
  • Experience in managing staff and grassroots initiatives;
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing and communication skills;
  • Experience with financial, budgeting and data analysis;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods (Excel, SPSS, Statistica, etc);
  • Experience with database management;
  • Experience working with local government, NGOs, and community organisations;
  • Experience with and interest in policy around sanitation and other basic services;
  • Proficiency in both English and Xhosa preferable

We are seeking to fill this position immediately. The successful applicant will be based at the SJC office in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Contract will last for 12 months before being considered for renewal.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and are interested in joining a hardworking young and dynamic team of activists working to improve conditions in South Africa’s most under-developed communities please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter or requests for further information to by 15 May 2012.

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