The OCA is seeking an organiser

The OCA is seeking a part-time organiser

for the Liesbeek Action Campaign – #maketheliesbeekmatter

Background: The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) is looking for a part-time organiser to support the campaign against the re-development of the River Club. The Campaign is comprised of members of a number of different Civics, NGOs and Khoi groups, but principally led by a partnership of the Observatory Civic Association, the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoi Traditional Council and the Two Rivers Urban Park Association. The partners are driving a public campaign to mobilise support against the development and for heritage and environmental protection, including a court action to take the approvals give by the City of Cape Town and DEADP to the High Court on review.

The tasks of the Organiser include:

1. Ensuring the campaign is able to maximise support by networking with organisations sharing opposition to the development

2. Coordinating the activities of the various sub-groups of the campaign by ensuring that tasks are not dropped between groups

3. Facilitating the operation of the Campaign

– Facilitating meetings and minutes

– Implementing campaign decisions

– Supporting the distribution of communications and information

– Supporting the production of campaign materials

4. Admin

– Update and organise google drives and the google groups

– Updating websites

– Distributing meeting invites, agendas and notes from the previous meeting

– Feed relevant items to OCA comms

5. Ensure the function of various sub-groups

Skills and experience required:

1. Strong organisational skills – demonstrable in having organised similar kinds of campaigns/activities

2. High level of digital and IT skills

3. Active in civil society space

4. Networking skills

5. Sensitivity to power dynamics in civil society campaigns

Desirable skills and experience:

1. Media or journalistic skills

2. Participation with social movements or community struggles

3. Identification with or understanding of Khoi history and heritage

Duration: initial contract of 2 months, renewable dependent on funding

Hours are variable and must be flexible

Remuneration: – R180 per hour up to an agreed maximum of R 15 000 pm

Applications must include:

– a motivation letter explaining why they want the job and believe they have skills for the job;

– evidence in a CV/portfolio of skills and experience for the job

– Contact details for three contactable referees

A more detailed Job Description is available on request.

Applications must be sent to: [email protected] by no later than 27th August 2021