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Project Officer: 1 August 2020 – 30 November 2020

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice has a four (4) month part-time position available.

The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to administer the Social Justice and COVID-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA).

The project has three (3) components:

  1. Monitoring policy responses including applying the SIAM and SEIAS to test for constitutional compliance and social justice;
  2. Monitoring implementation; and
  3. Distribution of relief

Project outputs

  1. Roundtables and reports
  2. Thematic group dialogues and reports
  3. Digital Policy and Rule of Law Index
  4. Digital Social-Economic Relief Coverage Dashboard
  5. Vibrant social accountability network on Social Justice and Coronavirus COVID-19

Project outcomes

  1. Social justice impact awareness among policymakers in government
  2. An increase in socially just policies
  3. Fair distribution of all Coronavirus COVID-19 Socio-Economic relief across all municipal wards and groups
  4. Rationalisation of private socio-economic relief services across all municipal wards and under-serviced groups
  5. Improved social accountability among ordinary persons thus exposing and reducing corruption, clientelism and capture
  6. Improved public trust and sustained legitimacy of COVID-19 policy measures
  7. Enhanced achievement of the SDG objectives relating to hunger, poverty, inequality in peace

View the SCOPRA project plan here.

Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, internet research skills)
  • Fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) English; second and third languages are an advantage
  • Own computer

The package includes:

  • R10,000 per month for 4 months
  • Half-day every day

Send an application letter and supporting materials to Ms Diane Gahiza, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, at gahiza@sun.ac.za by 24 July 2020.

Applicants may be expected to attend an interview (in person, by telephone or Skype).

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By Chair in Social Justice team
Published 24 July 2020


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About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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