Who we're looking for:
We’re looking for Black women and non-binary people committed to building people power to campaign for a more just Mzansi. We’re looking for applications from people who:
- Have exceptional writing skills in English and either isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana or Afrikaans.
- Have the ability to research an issue and communicate an issue in such a way that the campaign resonates with our members and inspires them to take action.
- Have an ability to analyse issues and design campaigns that use petitions, public submissions, protests and other tactics to pressure a decision maker in government or the private sector to meet a campaign’s demands by changing their practices, policies or budgets in order to address a specific injustice.
- Have experience in community organising at a local or national level.
- Are tech savvy and experienced in using tools such as social media, SMS or Whatsapp to help make real world activism happen faster and at scale.
- Have initiative, are highly motivated and can work independently. We’re looking for applicants who will take full responsibility for the success or failure of campaigns they’re running. Fellows, while provided with training, will be expected to do their own research and teach themselves how to effectively use technology and different tactics.
- Have a “get things done attitude” and can deliver results quickly and on time.
- Are good listeners and can centre our work within the experiences of our members, the majority of whom are Black women from low-income backgrounds.
- Are detail oriented. We’re looking for applicants who check their facts, care about the quality of their writing and campaigning, and who are quick learners.
- Are based in or near Joburg, or are able to commute to Joburg each day or stay in Joburg for the duration of the Campaigner Fellowship. Unfortunately amandla.mobi only has one office and the Fellowship has to be face to face. The Fellowship program does not provide accommodation, but does provide a stipend.
We are not worried about applicants’ education qualifications or work experience.
However, the following experience would be a plus (but not essential):
- Published writing or blogging (including developing press releases).
- Organising using social media and cell phones.
- Using Customer Relations Manager/ Content Management System (CRM/CMS) tools.
- Graphic design and/or video editing.