Posted on :
17 Jul, 2020
17 Jul, 2020
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. Equal Education works by identifying systemic and localised problems affecting the quality of education, and addresses 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 safe for all who pass through the organisation.
Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to democracy, equality, social justice and human rights; be committed to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to address the inequality that affects so many of our youth.
Job Title: Researchers (South Africa)
Location: 1 position in Boksburg, Gauteng
1 position in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape
Reports to: Co-Heads of Research
Level: Entry to mid-level, depending on the successful candidates
Salary range: R234,000 – R300,000 per annum
About the position
Researchers play an important role in Equal Education’s (EE) advocacy and activism. Their work is informed and guided by the lived experiences of the movement’s members. The team builds the knowledge base which underpins campaigns and leverages legislative spaces for advocacy. There is a culture of collaboration with members of the Internal Education and Training Unit (IETU), Communications team, as well as the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC).
The researchers will work closely with the Co-Heads of the Research Department and the Head of Organising in their provincial office.
Researchers are expected to contribute to a dynamic collaborative environment by working with members of the research team, as well as other departments within the movement wherever possible.
Qualifications, skills and competencies
Applications must be sent to [email protected]
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 5 August, 2020