Project Manager

at Campaign for Free Expression
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Johannesburg


About the Organisation

The Campaign for Free Expression (CFE) is a new organization dedicated to the protection and advocacy of free expression (FoE) across southern Africa. CFE is committed to protecting and expanding the right to free expression for ALL, and enabling EVERYONE to exercise this right to the full, whether it by speaking out, by protesting, by revealing information, by blowing the whistle on wrong-doing, by arguing, debating, writing, painting, composing or just by shouting out an opinion. CFE is strictly non-partisan.


About the Job

The project manager will be responsible for building the CFE’s work across selected southern African countries and may be based in any SADC country.


Key Responsibilities

Working with us to develop a strategy and plan for FoE advocacy in selected southern African countries


Taking responsibility for the implementation of that strategy


Leading, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables.


Budget design and maintenance


Building a network of FoE supporters/activists/lawyers across the region


Organising swift and effective responses to attacks on or threats to FoE


Working with cognate organisations with an interest in FoE


Reporting on developments and trends, developing and compiling an annual report, writing research and opinion pieces and maintaining a social media presence on these issues


Organising activities to promote and popularize the principle of free expression



Strong, tough, self-driven person able to work well with diverse organisations and individuals


NGO/NPO experience a strong advantage – relevant journalism/writing experience also considered valuable


Comfortable in a strictly non-partisan ethos


Proven ability to implement plans and projects effectively


Knowledge of FoE, media/journalism and/or the world of art and culture.


Experience across the southern African region, including travel in at least 3 countries


Communication skills, particularly in social media


Some knowledge of social justice and policy discourse across the SADC region


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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