RESEARCHER / COMMUNITY ADVOCACY OFFICER
Opportunity to join the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme based at the Centre for Law and Society, University of Cape Town
The Rural Women’s Action Research Project (RWAR), based in the Centre for Law and Society at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town is an interdisciplinary unit that employs qualitative action research methodologies built on partnerships with rural community-based organisations and other civil society institutions. Our research and support for rural mobilisation is done to complement strategic litigation in relation to land rights, women’s rights, accountability within traditional governance, mining on communal land, and the nature of living customary law. We are looking for two (2) people to join our research and mobilisation team.
– Undergraduate qualification in a relevant social science or humanities discipline (including law) or a strong track record of directly relevant experience in community-based research, advocacy and development
– Proven ability to plan and execute community-based research and advocacy initiatives
– Proven commitment to supporting grass-roots initiatives for social change
– Excellent spoken and written English
– Very good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
– Experience in working with community-based organisations
– Ability to communicate fluently in an Nguni or Sesotho language
– Driver’s license
– Willingness to travel
Application process: Candidates should submit a letter of motivation engaging with our focus areas and detailing how you would contribute to the organisation, a CV (including the names, email and telephone details of 3 contactable referees) and an example of your written work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 10 December 2014. Only short-listed applications will be contacted.