Job summary:

  • To develop and implement an activist education and training programme for
    the AKF youth clubs and their members.
  • To run popular education training across all AKF Youth Clubs, and potential
    new clubs
  • To develop materials to support activism/organiser training and community
    organising work of the foundation.
    Duties and responsibilities
     To develop an appropriate youth activist education and training programme for
    the AKF youth clubs;
     To run workshops, short courses and tours to support activist skills and
    intellectual development of members
     To develop tools and materials to support youth club’s campaigns and projects
     To develop an induction programme for the youth clubs and their members;
     To organise a youth activism library (books, movies, training manuals etc) and
    encourage members to read, learn and produce materials such as articles and
    other forms of creative expression
     To organise regular youth camps with the members and leaders of the youth
     Establish and manage relationships with people and organisations doing youth
    activism development work and where possible forge a relationship to
    capacitate our members
     Work closely with all other programmes in the AKF, to mutually reinforce their
    work and youth activism programme.
     To keep abreast of all policies, programmes and information relevant to youth
    development and activism.

Skills and knowledge required
 Knowledge of social justice issues and youth activism, a qualification in
Education, Politics, and/or social sciences is advantageous
 Self-motivated and driven with a proactive approach to problem solving
 Good administrative, analytical, writing, facilitation and presentation skills
 Experience in education, organising and training methods (Popular education
experience is advantageous)
 Ability to lead projects and programmes with good organisational and planning
 Ability to write proposals, reports and pay attention to detail
 Ability to work under pressure and multi task
 Computer skills (word, excel, PowerPoint) and other virtual platforms like
zoom, teams etc
 Interpersonal skills with the ability to work with people across diverse
 Ability to work well independently and in a team
 Create, maintain and develop working relationships with colleagues and
external partners
 A valid driver’s licence is preferable
Keep abreast of all political and social developments relevant to work of the
Be familiar with the history of the founder of the foundation and in SA history in
Represent the Foundation in various public and civil society meetings
Qualifications required:
The applicant must have relevant qualifications in the education/training, social
sciences, development fields and/or experience in social justice
12 Month Contract- R15000 per month
Full time, Office based.
Please note our offices are located in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg.

Please send CVs (with two referees) and a cover letter to
motivate your suitability for the position:
Irfaan Mangera
For Call Enquiries:
011 854 0082
WhatsApp Texts:
Closing date for applications:
29 August 2021
If you haven’t received a
response in two weeks, please
consider the application



General enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)11 854 0082
Fax: +27 (0)11 852 8786

Media enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)78 547 4981

Youth enquiries:


Signet Terrace Office Park,
Block B, Suite 2
19 Guinea-Fowl Street
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827
South Africa

P.O. Box 10621
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1820
South Africa


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of deepening non-racialism,
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and principles enshrined in the
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