Job title: Community Mobiliser
Reports to: Campaigns Manager
Term: 23 September - 14 December 2015 (Possibility of renewal in 2016)
Location base: Johannesburg
Amandla.mobi is a multi-issue, multi-lingual campaign organisation focusing on amplifying the voices of those affected by injustice to build a more people-powered Mzansi. We do this by ensuring that anyone, anywhere in South Africa, speaking any language can take action on issues affecting them.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Translating campaigns to a South African language s/he is skilled in
- Work with other campaigners to develop quick and catchy campaign messages for different target audiences
- Mobilise people for different campaigns- this requires spending time engaging with people in public spaces
- Organise and identify opportunities to brief and engage the public on amandla.mobi campaigns,
- Inspire individuals to take action on different campaigns
- Engage and update amandla.mobi members in their respective lnguage preferences across mobile platforms
- Manage communication and relationship with amandla.mobi members
- Manage amandla.mobi members database
- Media engagement on various campaigns, as required
The Ideal candidate should possess:
- Strong written and oral communication skills in either isiZulu and English; isiXhosa and English or Sesotho and English (non-negotiable);
- Ability to approach members of the public and talk to strangers in public places to mobilise them to join campaigns;
- Experience engaging and facilitating community or public meetings;
- Experience campaigning on social issues;
- An understanding of the South African political sphere;
- A belief in transformative social justice (the organisation is focused on advancing the issues of the country’s BLACK majority) and
- Previous civic advocacy experience, especially at community level.
Candidates must show initiative and be able to meet deadlines. amandla.mobi places strong emphasis on a collaborative work culture, so the ability to work in a team is a must. Competency in writing and speaking either isiZulu and English, isiXhosa and English or Sesotho and English is a must.
Black women are encouraged to apply. No formal qualifications are required but a matric or senior certificate to verify language competency is required. Salary is based on skills and prior experience, however as a start-up amandla.mobi cannot match more established organisations.
Deadline for applications is Monday 21 September 2015 at 6pm. To apply please send your CV, Maximum 2 pages and 1 page written motivation in either isiZulu or seSotho with an English translation on the second page. All applications can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Whatsapp on 0743576937 or Facebook inbox at https://www.facebook.com/amandla.mobi