Aug 13, 2021
Employment Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism. Equal Education is organised in five provinces: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and the Western Cape. We work by identifying systemic and localised problems affecting the quality of education, and address these problems through local and national campaigns, a commitment to robust political education and campaign building with members, as well as building a strong research base through primary and secondary research.
Equal Education aspires to be a place where all of our members become conscious and active participants in society who strive to uphold values of honesty, equality, and inclusivity. Our principles for a safe and welcoming workplace aim to create an environment that enables growth, is inclusive and is safe for all who pass through the organisation.
Level: Mid-level to senior-level Duration: Full time Department: Internal Education and Training Unit Job purpose:
The Curriculum Developer plays a vital role in the development of core curriculum to advance EE’s post-school youth work. The Curriculum Developer is also tasked with developing content and running regular political schools and seminars to strengthen young social justice activists. This also includes supporting provinces that EE is organised in; develop new content to advance campaigns and activist education.
Write and implement a curriculum for Equal Education’s post-school youth members, to equip them with skills and information to be better activists. Assist with developing a core curriculum, that is intersectional, for young social justice activists Assist in content development and running of regular political schools and seminars Creating a database of political videos and documentaries Writing activities and developing workshops Support other Materials Developers with editing written activities Developing new content as required by provinces to support campaigns and activist education Produce user guides and materials Update and digitise existing activities Provide support and training to facilitators Skills and experience:
Undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy, Community Development or equivalent. Post graduate degree is advantageous. Understanding of politics, law, government policy and civil society will be advantageous Show an interest in participating and contributing in discussions around gender /intersectionality A strong commitment to feminist politics, democracy, equality, social justice and human rights A commitment to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to break the inequality that youth face everyday Experience in organising communities and movement building Experience in developing popular education materials Experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating political and educational activities for young people Experience in coordinating projects and informal educational programmes Strong writing and editing skills Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and mentor young people Must be independent, driven and a self-starter Additional South African language skills are highly valued Excellent written and spoken communication skills Computer literacy Application process:
To apply, email the below documents in a single PDF file, with name and surname: A one page cover letter detailing: Why you believe you are suited for this specific role A succinct summary clearly listing your experience in relation to above mentioned requirements Curriculum vitae (CV) with a minimum of two contactable references Generic cover letters are strongly advised against. An application which does not comply with these requirements will unfortunately be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo assessments and/or submit pieces of work in evidence of experience.
Applications must be sent
Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa