VACANCY: SOS Project Coordinator – Civic Technologies

Published On June 9, 2016 | By SOS Coordinator | Uncategorized

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting is a Coalition which aims to address the ongoing issues concerning public and community broadcasting in South Africa and promotes the broadcast of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated programming committed to the deepening of South Africa’s Constitution.

SOS is looking for a Project Coordinator to take up the assignment in July 2016 for a fixed-term contract of 3 months full-time, or 6 months part-time.

 

Assignment

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating the development of a technological application for monitoring the performance of public institutions that will support and enhance the Coalition’s advocacy. The candidate must be a self-starter with experience in the social justice sector, and exposure to the development and/or use of civic technologies for advocacy.

Candidates with an understanding of and experience in using technology and data to support informed decision-making to drive social change will take priority.

Essential

  • Commitment to and understanding of democracy and social justice.
  • Demonstrable project management experience (including budgeting and tracking expenditure, stakeholder liaison, management of consultants, reporting and quality control).
  • Experience in the development of civic technologies and/or digital advocacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to self-manage, multi-task, pay attention to detail, plan and implement efficiently, and work under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office suite).

Desirable

  • A University degree in one of the following fields: development, humanities, journalism & media studies, law. Honours degree preferable.
  • Experience in social justice sector.
  • Exposure to broadcasting and media sector.
  • Exposure to public sector performance monitoring and evaluation principles.

 

Remuneration

The Coalition offers a competitive all-inclusive remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

To apply

Please submit a CV not exceeding 3 pages AND a motivation letter to Kerry Barton-Hobbs at kerrybh777@gmail.com by Tuesday 21 June 2016.

SOS is firmly committed to developing young, Black and women’s leadership in the civil society sector, and Black women are especially encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email or telephone by no later than Friday 24 June 2016.

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About The Author

Duduetsang is an avid digital media lover and lifelong scholar who is fascinated by the dynamic media space. Duduetsang had her formal training in television journalism at the University currently known as Rhodes, and has various experiences in broadcast media production and corporate communications. She completed her MBA in Media Management at Cardiff University. Her activist discontents include socio-economic and gender based inequality and sexual violence while her intellectual interests lie in media strategy, policy and development in the convergent, digital era, especially in the African context. She joined SOS as a Project Coordinator and recently took over as the National Coordinator.

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