MUNICIPAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR
MUNICIPAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR
(Inclusive remuneration package of R12,346 per month)
(Fixed duration contract for a period from 1 November 2018 to 31 May 2019)
Job Purpose: To educate, raise awareness and inform communities on civic and democracy education as well as mobilise assigned communities to participate in all electoral activities and events towards the 2019 National & Provincial Elections.
- Matric/N3 plus at least three years’ work experience and/or strong community mobilisation experience (i.e. facilitation skills or ability to educate and engage audiences of varying demographic descriptions and educational levels;
- Must have a cell phone or access to a cell phone;
- Knowledge of electoral processes and procedures will be an added advantage.
- Applicants should possess a driver’s licence and have access to a car that can be used for work purposes.
- Must reside in and/or be familiar with the municipality in which she/he is applying;
- Must have good knowledge of the municipality, its civil society structures and leadership; and
- Must not hold any political position or be involved in any political parties’ campaigns.
- Organise and conduct non-partisan civic & democracy education (including voter and balloting education) interventions (activities, presentations, workshops) on behalf of the Electoral Commission in collaboration with other employees of the Electoral Commission, (such as Outreach and Training Officers (OTOs), Regional Supervisors (RS) Electoral Project Coordinator (EPCs), provincial outreach staff and other Electoral Commission offices, employees);
- Coordinate any other project or services as may from time to time be directed by the Electoral Commission;
- Plan, develop and conduct civic & democracy education (including voter and balloting education) interventions;
- Supervise any staff appointed in support of the function including but not limited to the Democracy Education Facilitators (DEFs);
- Report to the OTO or any other delegated staff of the Electoral Commission;
- Monitor and manage attendance of DEFs appointed in support of the function;
- Ensure that any absences of DEFs are timeously reported to the relevant local and/or provincial HR representative for action;
- Develop a network of educational support and liaise with organisations and stakeholders across government, civil society and the private sector without compromising the independence of the Electoral Commission;
- Forge partnerships with civil society to facilitate and enhance the education of communities assigned;
- Support multimedia channels for education and information dissemination;
- Compile reports pertaining to her or his duties as prescribed;
- Ensure that evidence for all interventions (such as attendance registers, timesheets and relevant forms are completed as required) is accurately completed, captured and stored;
- Keep records, including reports, correspondence, procurement, minutes of meetings;
- Provide information and evidence for the maintenance of administrative systems;
- Assist with the coordination of linkages (local, national and provincial) across Electoral Commission programmes;
- Monitor, quality assure and evaluate education interventions and projects where applicable;
- Participate in electoral activities and projects, when necessary; and
- Perform any other duties relating to civic & democracy as may be assigned by the Provincial Electoral Officer from time to time.
No person shall be appointed who -
- is under the age of 18 years;
- is not a registered voter;
- is not a South African citizen;
- has a criminal record - unless a deviation is granted by the Chief Electoral Officer or a delegated official;
- is or has been a candidate in an election for the National Assembly, a provincial legislature or a municipal council in the last five years;
- has been an office bearer of a political party in the last 5 years;
- has been an office bearer of any other organisation or entity that has party political aims during the last 5 years;
- is related to an employee of the Electoral Commission in that specific municipality – unless a deviation is granted by the relevant Provincial Electoral Officer or a delegated official.
The above position is on a fixed term contract basis. The Electoral Commission will only correspond with successful candidates and interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates on a date and time specified by the Interview Panel. The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the positions after advertising it. Although advertised, it may be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery. Applicants for all of the above positions should not have a high party political profile. Applications must in all cases be marked with the relevant reference number and be accompanied by a recent, updated comprehensive curriculum vitae as well as certified copies of driver’s license and identity documents. Failure to attach the relevant reference number and to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Please note that recommended candidates will undergo risk assessments, including inter alia the verification of driver’s license, identify document and criminal assessments and appointments will only be made upon positive verification thereof.
Suitably qualified candidates must forward applications to:
REFERENCE NUMBERS :
Hessequa : WC042
Mosselbay : WC043
George : WC044
Knysna : WC048
Bitou : WC047
Applications for Vacant Posts in EDEN REGION
Closing date for all applications: 07 SEPTEMBER 2018. Please take note that no applications received after the advertised closing date will be considered.
"Applicants who have not been contacted by 31 OCTOBER 2018 must consider their applications as not being successful".
Last published 04 February 2019