Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force (SWEAT) Job Vacancy

Posted on :

9 Apr, 2019

Category :

Health & Safety Jobs in South Africa, Healthcare Jobs in South Africa, NGO Jobs in South Africa

The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force (SWEAT) is a nonprofit that works to ensure that sex workers rights are defended, that they have access to health and other services, that they are respected and are valued members of society.

Job Title: Advocacy Manager

Job Location: Cape Town.

The purpose of the position is to manage SWEAT Advocacy Programme. Implement the Advocacy Programme and be responsible for advocating and lobbying for changes, legal reform in laws and policies affecting sex workers in South Africa.

Manage the Decriminalisation of Sex Work Campaign, which involves:

  • Manage a team of staff and coordinating a civil society working group which contributes to the campaign
  • Coordinate parliamentary lobbying engagements and correspondence with parliamentarians and influential players in government and civil society
  • Identify and manage emergent strategic opportunities policy and otherwise to push the campaign forward
  • Formulate and manage a visibility strategy, including direct action, media monitoring and media responses

The position is a management level and involves:

  • Supervise six staff members
  • Participate in senior management activities, processes and decisions


  • Relevant degree in humanities and/or law
  • Minimum of five years of experience of working in the non-profit field (with gender/women, health or human rights)
  • Experience in working with sex workers
  • Knowledge of the law (demonstrated in academic or experiential terms) and especially as it pertains to sex work
  • Demonstrated ability to write and articulate human rights arguments
  • Management Level experience and supervision of others
  • Experience and knowledge in policy level processes and human rights defence processes will be highly advantageous
  • Must be computer literate and able to communicate effectively through information technology
  • Networking skills and ability to form and use strategic alliances
  • Civil society campaign skills and experience
  • Media advocacy skills
  • Previous experience advocating for rights of minority groups
  • Ability to strategies and implement the components of the Advocacy Strategic Plan as well as constant revision thereof according to operational requirements
  • Goal and results orientated including the ability to produce work within agreed upon time frames so that output targets are met

To apply

Submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to:
Emily Craven: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

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