Position: Youth Activism Programme- Youth Club Organiser
Job summary and Responsibilities:
 To organise and support youth clubs to grow, develop and expand their reach and impact in
each community.
 To facilitate and support the skills and leadership development of club members.
 To research and assist clubs in executing effective campaigns targeted at issues that exist within
the community that need addressing.
 To organise and mobilise youth for AKF programmes and events.
 To develop an effective club structure, following the club constitution, and ensure all clubs are
democratically run, in addition to conducting election of office bearers in each club.
 To harness the full potential of members and find ways to support their growth.
 To support overall objectives of the programme that focuses on civic education and human
rights education.
 To work with community organisations, leaders and other community groups to organise youth
and promote the ideals and values of the AKF.
 To research and support club campaigns in order to build a mass based organisation of youth
that is civically active.
 To use social media and online platforms such as Zoom, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and twitter
for promoting youth club work and individuals.
 To promote a culture of learning within the youth activism programme.
Skills and knowledge required:
 Ability to work under pressure, multi task and have good time management skills
 Knowledge of social justice issues and youth activism, a qualification in Community/youth
development, 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 and training methods (Popular education experience is advantageous)
 Ability to lead projects, campaigns and programmes with good organizational and planning skills
 Ability to write proposals, reports and pay attention to detail
 Good online technical and social media skills
 Computer skills (word, excel, PowerPoint) and other virtual platforms like zoom, teams etc
 Interpersonal skills with the ability to work with people across diverse backgrounds, and
communicate clearly
 Ability to work well independently and in a team
 Create, maintain and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and external
 A valid driver’s license is advantageous

 Keep abreast of all political and social developments relevant to work of the foundation.
 Be familiar with the history of the founder of the foundation and in SA history in general.
 Represent the Foundation in various public and civil society meetings
Place of work:
 The AKF offices based in Lenasia, and all areas where the youth clubs are based (across the
province of Gauteng)
 A salary of R180 000 p.a. (All inclusive)
Application deadlines:
 All letters of application and CV’s must be sent to youth@kathradafoundation.org. The closing
date for all applications is the 27 th of February 2022.



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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