Campaigns Coordinator Vacancy

Campaigns Coordinator Vacancy

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has a vacant position of the Campaigns Coordinator based in its Head Office, Braamfontein.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has a vacant position of the
Campaigns Coordinator based in its Head Office, Braamfontein

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the Federations Campaigns as approved
by the constitutional meetings. Assist the COSATU Affiliates and Provinces with the planning and implementation
of the campaigns. This will also include working with fraternal organizations such as the Alliance Structures, the
relevant civil society formations and taking forward COSATU’s international solidarity campaigns.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Work to position COSATU as a militant, radical and campaigning organization
  • Support the COSATU Provinces and Affiliates with Organization building campaigns such as recruitment strategies, protest actions;
  • Develop strategies to improve solidarity amongst COSATU Affiliates and progressive organizations;
  • Represent the Federation in campaigns meetings of the Alliance and progressive organizations including the International fraternal formations;
  • Assist with International Campaigns through the International Department;
  • In consultation with the Organising Secretary, coordinate and implement the decisions of the Structural meetings as far as Campaigns are concerned;
  • Attend all constitutional meetings and or any other structure for coordination of COSATU campaigns work;
  • Device and develop strategies to ensure maximum participation of COSATU’s leadership and Affiliates in the campaigns of the Federation;
  • Develop campaigns programme of action with budget on implementation of congress resolutions;
  • Understand and interface with NEDLAC processes and participate in NEDLAC if and when required to do so;
  • Develop campaigns materials such as posters and pamphlets;
  • Coordinate National and International worker related commemorative and campaigns days such as May Day, marches, national and international protests;
  • Passionately assist and advice workers with their grievances and or refer them to relevant institutions or Affiliates;
  • Submit reports to the Organizing Secretary, Secretariat and constitutional structures on the campaigns work of the Federation;


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Five years of political organizing/campaign management experience in the NGO
  • Good understanding of the SA Labour Laws
  • Good understanding of the Public Gathering Act
  • Computer Literacy; MS word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer and Email
  • Be an activist who relate to social issues affecting the society at large and the working class in particular;
  • Be able to work in a team and independently when needed.
  • Take initiation and be able to solve problems.
  • People skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good in report writing
  • Be prepared to work under pressure
  • Drivers license
All applications should be sent before 31st August 2016 with detailed CV and contactable references to the COSATU General Secretary
Email to:

Please note that communication will only be made to those who will be short-listed.

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Campaigns Coordinator Vacancy