Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET)
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 full-time Informal Trade Programme Officer, based in Johannesburg.
ESSET wishes to appoint a full-time Programme Officer for its Informal Trade programme. ESSET’s informal trade-related interventions are biased towards the needs and interests of female informal traders. The Informal Trade programme officer will report to the organization’s programme manager.
- Plan and coordinate ESSET’s informal trade-related projects;
- Maintain relations with the informal trader organizations that ESSET supports in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia;
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on socioeconomic issues that affect informal traders in the above-mentioned five countries;
- Assist with the budgeting and financial management of all informal trade-related projects;
- Play a leading role in the monitoring and evaluation of ESSET’s informal trade-related projects;
- Produce project and research reports;
- Submit monthly progress reports to the programme manager;
- Work closely with the other programme officers;
- Liaise with civil society networks that support the causes of informal traders and other informal economy workers in the SADC region;
- Identify relevant partners for ESSET’s informal trade-related projects;
- Distil policy recommendations that will guide ESSET’s advocacy agenda;
- Represent ESSET in relevant trade and labour policy forums, the South African Solidarity Economy movement building-initiative, and other progressive civil society forums.
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in any relevant discipline, especially in Economics or Sociology;
- Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant national and regional labour and trade policy discourses, informal economy debates, and gender advocacy around the impact of trade policies and practices on women;
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of civil society in Southern Africa, networking, organizing, advocacy and lobbying around social justice issues;
- Demonstrable knowledge of different social science research methods;
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills;
- Fluency in at least two African languages;
- Self-motivated, good interpersonal skills, and demonstrable experience of working within a team.
The salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge and abilities.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to email@example.com.
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 towww.esset.org.za.
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