Job summary:

  • To develop and implement a programme of youth activism development through the establishment of community youth clubs. The AKF is aiming to establish a minimum of 10 such clubs per year over a ten year period.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of a youth activism development strategy for the AKF;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the programme of establishment of the youth clubs;
  • Coordinate the implementation of activism and youth mobilisation dimension of campaigns and programmes initiated and or supported by the AKF;
  • To ensure that the youth clubs and their members undergo a programme of political education and training;
  • To establish the necessary support programmes for the overall wellbeing of the members of the clubs;
  • To mobilise resources for the programme and
  • To build the required networks and support systems to ensure the sustainability of the programme.

Skills and knowledge required

  • Knowledge of social justice issues and youth activism;
  • Good administrative, analytical, writing, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Programme and project planning and management;
  • Financial management skills;
  • Ability to lead projects and programmes;
  • Ability to write proposals, presentations and reports;
  • Ability to work under pressure and
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Qualifications required:

  • The applicant must have, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree. This must preferably be in the social sciences area.

Absolutely essential

Must be committed to advancing and deepening non-racialism.

Salary Range : R360 000 per annum( all inclusive salary)

Place of work: Please note our offices are located in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg.

Closing date for applications:  31 January 2020

Motivational letters and CV’s must be sent to:


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19 Guinea-Fowl Street
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South Africa

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Lenasia, Gauteng, 1820
South Africa


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