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Communications and Engagement Officer  

The Right2Protest Project (R2P) is a civil society coalition working to advance the constitutional right to protest. R2P is based at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies which is a leading human rights centre in the Wits Law School. R2P is looking for a Communications and Engagement Officer to join our dynamic team. The appointment is a short-term appointment.


  • Matric Certificate
  • 2-3 years of experience working in the civil society sector
  • Paralegal experience is an advantage
  • A demonstrated interest /experience in coalition/movement building in the human rights and social justice sector
  • Experience in developing workshop material and facilitating workshops
  • Ability to undertake research and produce written reports for publication
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other design tools
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in several South African languages will be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A relevant degree will be an advantage


  • Co-developing and implementing the R2P communications strategy
  • Co-developing and implementing the R2P advocacy strategy
  • Co-developing R2P advocacy material
  • Assisting in drafting the annual state of protest report
  • Organising and facilitating workshops
  • Engagement with different stakeholders (media, public, state officials etc.) on different platforms through press statements, interviews and opinion editorials, public presentations
  • Building relationships and a network of partner organisations working on protest issues in all 9 provinces
  • Representing R2P in civil society forums
  • Managing R2P’s social media platforms


To apply please submit the following:

  1. A covering letter motivating why you have the necessary skills, experience and/or qualifications for this position as well as the names and contact details of 2 referees;
  2. A detailed CV;
  3. An academic transcript (if relevant); and a writing sample of no longer than 5 pages.
  4. All applications should be sent to

Please note that we are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice. Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged population groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

CLOSING DATE: 30th June 2021