We are hiring a co-ordinator!

The Hate Crimes Working Group is hiring a part-time co-ordinator. To apply for the position, please email your CV to hcwgsa@gmail.com or samelovetoti@gmail.com For more information email us.


Part time

Salary: R241 958

Duration: 20 months

Location: Hybrid

Deadline: 20th May 2024

Overview of HCWG Coordinator Position

We’re seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to fostering unity and harmony within the coalition to ensure seamless collaboration. It’s crucial that this individual can adeptly navigate diverse perspectives among all stakeholders and coalition members to further the common goals of all the member organisations.

The coordinator will report to the chair organisation and the HCWG Steering Committee, ensure the adherence to HCWG’s Terms of Reference, independently complete tasks timeously, and provide reports for the fiscal host. This pivotal role involves overseeing administrative tasks, coordinating meetings, engaging stakeholders, and driving media advocacy efforts.

Candidates with a deep understanding of South Africa’s socio-political landscape, excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and without supervision, are encouraged to apply. Additionally, HCWG is dedicated to transformation and encourages applications from previously disadvantaged individuals, individuals living with disabilities, and young people. Preference will be given to candidates from these groups, provided they meet the experience and qualification criteria.


Coordinator duties will be:

To offer coordination, advocacy and technical support to the HCWG and taking responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the administrative tasks of the HCWG.
  • Convening of bi-monthly meetings, or more regular meetings as required.
  • Preparing draft agendas to be circulated before meetings.
  • Receipt of any reports required for meetings.
  • Distributing of reports / documents to be read in preparation for the meetings.
  • Preparing minutes which are to be circulated after meetings.
  • Ensuring that logistics are in place ahead of meetings.
  • Coordination in collaboration with the Chairperson and Steering Committee of the HCWG AGM.
  • Strengthening the membership base.
  • Establish contact lists of members of the HCWG, relevant stakeholders, and update information periodically.
  • Managing the HCWG’s email account, social media platforms and storage facilities.
  • Overseeing of campaigns and consolidation of knowledge of HCWG member organisations.
  • Helping with drafting of external communication documents including Press Releases.
  • Preparing internal and external documents, including fact sheets and advocacy briefs.
  • Monitoring and providing updates to the Steering Committee and members in relation to activities of Parliament’s Portfolio Committees on Justice, regarding developments around the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders (i.e., Parliament’s Portfolio Committees, Ministers etc.).
  • Coordinating media and parliamentary advocacy (letters, submissions, meetings) used to engage the Portfolio Committee on Justice as well as the DoJ&CD on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, its enactment and future work pertaining to its implementation.
  • Data collection from HCWG member organisations and the compilation of that data into an Advocacy Brief on the topic of the prevalence of hate crimes in South Africa and organising the publication thereof.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required by the Chairperson and/or the Steering Committee.


  • In line with our commitment to employment equity, we strongly encourage applications from individuals belonging to historically disadvantaged and marginalised communities, especially those affected by hate crime and hate speech. Candidates who engage with these issues using an intersectional approach are particularly welcomed, provided they meet the required qualifications and experience.
  • Master’s degree in law, political science, justice and reconciliation, other social sciences or other relevant field, or have a Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 yrs equivalent experience.
  • Two years’ experience in a similar role in the NGO sector.
  • Excellent understanding of the socio-political and human rights environment in South Africa and the SADC region.
  • Excellent written communication skills, especially in the English language.
  • Strong attention to detail in evaluating the completion of tasks.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Willingness to manage multiple tasks at once and adhere to guidelines, budgets, and deadlines.
  • Computer skills, especially proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

To apply:

Please send your CV with 3 referrals to hcwgsa@gmail.com

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide further documentation.