EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT WE, THE PEOPLE SA ( The Constitution Hill Trust)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT WE, THE PEOPLE SA ( The Constitution Hill Trust)

Experience

3 Year

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT WE, THE PEOPLE SA ( The Constitution Hill Trust)

  • Experience

    3 Year

  • Location

    Women's Jail, Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

  • Industry

    Employment
  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    12 Apr, 2024

ABOUT WE, THE PEOPLE SA

What is often termed “the South African Miracle,” was not a miracle at all, but the consequence of an intense process of struggle, negotiation, and public participation. Backed by The Constitution Hill Trust, We the People South Africa was born to promote respect for the Constitution, human rights and democracy. We strive to animate the Constitution to help bridge the gap between its values and ideals and our lived reality.

Our Vision is for the people of South Africa to know, own and protect the Constitution to realise its promise.  

Our Mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, its making and its impact on society

Backed by The Constitution Hill Trust, We the People is premised on the understanding that the Constitution is a call to action , rather than a static document. We do this by promoting knowledge of the Constitution and its values to inspire everyone to own it, live it and realise its promise for human rights and social justice.

Do you want to be a part of this cause? We, the people, based at The Women’s Jail of The Constitution Hill,    is looking to fill a position of Head of Communications.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  

  • Understand dynamic social and political issues 
  • Problem solving skills, and the ability to create clear, simple solutions
  • Excellent writing, copywriting and editing skills
  • Experience in developing, drafting, and editing a range of communication products
  • Understanding of/proven expertise in social media marketing and social media platforms and strategy
  • Tech-savvy for creating visuals and other products for campaigns 
  • Data analysis skills and interpreting statistics
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent networking and donor cultivation skills
  • Excellent listening skills with the ability to interpret key messages and information
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and independently manage competing demands
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent research skills
  • Knowledge of advocacy campaigning
  • Very good writing skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills 
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Capability to use technology tools to drive campaigns

 

EDUCATION  

  • A Master’s degree within the field of journalism 
  • Strong research background is an added advantage

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES  

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Decisive and when necessary participatory style of leadership
  • Willingness to work beyond official working times when required
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel (domestic and international)
  • Self-motivated and uses initiative. Can work without supervision

DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES  

Campaign development and management  

  • Develop and implement programmatic communications and campaign plans for strategy. 
  • Develop strategic implementation and operational plans for rolling out and sustaining campaigns.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of campaign projects and tactics to achieve the goals and targets, in consultation with the CEO and head of programmes and ensure alignment of programmatic activities.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks for campaigns in collaboration with programmes personnel.

Digital and Press communication  

  • Lead the proactive and reactive promotion of We, the people’s work across all media platforms. 
  • Act as a first point of contact for media enquiries, ensuring We, the people is able to maximise both proactive and reactive influencing opportunities. 
  • Develop and share with the team a social media strategic implementation plan.

Website maintenance:  

  • Manage and monitor the organisation’s online presence including websites.
  • Create strategies to improve website traffic.
  • Align the website with the organisation's brand, strategy and standards.  
     

Strategic representation and coordination:  

  • Promote We, the people’s visibility, brand awareness and relevance.
  • Research networking opportunities and work with CEO to promote We, the people.
  • Identify donor cultivation opportunities through campaigns and communication opportunities.
  • Knowledge Management and outreach  
  • Update guidelines on communications activities such as: dealing with the media and/or social media, communicating results, writing a press release, event media management.

Please send your CV with a cover letter to  admin@wethepeoplesa.og    by 12 April 2024. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.