Fixed Term Multimedia/Virtual Content Curator
Location: Cape Town or Virtual

About Tekano

At Tekano (from the Sesotho word for equity) we are committed to building a lifelong community of courageous changemakers who together will accelerate the eradication of inequity and injustice resulting in fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. Our Fellows and Staff are accomplished leaders working in diverse settings and contexts, who together think, learn, incubate and implement strategies for greater impact. They are on top of developments within the social justice sector, with a keen eye on developments in the structural and social determinants of health. We have a diversity of Fellows who are committed to being leaders of change in communities most impacted by health inequities. We provide them with the networks, architecture and resources to connect, learn and act to address the underlying systemic causes of inequity.

About the Vacancy

To support, deepen and sustain our community’s impact at this critical juncture, we are looking to employ someone on fixed term contract of 3 days a week for up to 6 months, as a Multimedia/Virtual Content Curator. As the Multimedia/Virtual Content Curator you will support visual and written content conceptualisation, virtual pedagogies and the overall curation of learning materials, Fellow engagement and profiling, and programme communication through varied multimedia platforms. Programme communications, Fellow engagement and design are essential aspects of the work of the Tekano programmes team in the delivery of both the Yearlong and Lifelong Fellowship programmes. User experience would be an excellent skill to have as digital, virtual communications platforms are critical in providing virtual opportunities and in amplifying the work and voices of our Fellows. The selected candidate will be contributing to the Tekano programmes team, and will work closely with the Tekano Communications Specialist, focusing on Fellows and other key stakeholder engagements through programme communication and design.

Core Competencies

Consistent with all roles at Tekano, it is essential that you demonstrate a critical understanding of the root causes of inequities and show a commitment (in thinking and in action) to fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
You will be the key person driving all aspects of programme communications and will have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

– A qualification in Media, Communications, and/or Design or equivalent experience.
– An ability to work closely with the Tekano Communications Specialists to keep abreast of Tekano’s overall communications and branding work, ensuring these are aligned and complemented by the work within Programmes.
– Strong conceptual thinking to propose, develop and design innovative and creative solutions to enhance communication initiatives within Programmes, in promoting the Fellowship and profiling Fellows and their work.
– Design and update new and existing programme communications –pages, presentations, existing learning materials, multimedia video tutorials (including visual storytelling) and other communications products required.
– Highly developed contemporary design skills, demonstrating high-quality written materials, including engagement strategies, visual content, graphically based presentations as well as text documents across varied digital platforms.
– Ensure that Programme social media plans are defined and followed which leverage programmatic social media content, platforms, networks, and partners to enhance coverage and support of the Tekano Fellowship.
– Photography & videography skills to support the development of Programme visibility content including, text, photos, videos, and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, ensuring consistency with Tekano overall messaging.
– Collaborative spirit able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy.
– Analytical and strong problem-solving abilities, communicates problems and proposes solutions, as appropriate.
– A good communicator with the ability to navigate sensitive political terrains, difference and a diversity of thinking and approaches, with a strong gendered lens.
– A thoughtful and enthusiastic ‘ambassador’ for the Tekano Fellowship and the broader Atlantic Fellowship ‘brand’.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Cloud products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro and other creative online platforms.
– A strong work ethic, professionalism, with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully working to tight deadlines while paying attention to detail.
– Experience of having worked in the broad social justice ‘sector’

To Apply

  • A cover motivation letter
  • A CV of no more than four (4) pages with two (2) contactable references

per e-mail to at recruitment@tekano.org.za, with the job title in the subject line.