VACANCY: SOS Project Coordinator – Civic Technologies
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.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
The Coalition offers a competitive all-inclusive remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit a CV not exceeding 3 pages AND a motivation letter to Kerry Barton-Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.