Project Officer at Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce 68 views0 applications

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic non-governmental organisation that addresses the health and human rights of sex workers.

SWEAT seeks to appoint a Project Officer, to be based in Cape Town.

The post is currently funded up until the end of December 2018, with the possibility of extension thereafter.

The purpose of the position is to ensure that the relevant implementers at SWEAT are supported with the coordination, planning, logistics and implementation of activities in line with the existing project timeline and budget.


  • Understand and coordinate the implementation of a portfolio of activities
  • Assist with planning and logistical arrangements
  • Assist directly in the implementation of activities when requested by the relevant programme manager
  • Report to, support and update the overall project coordinator monthly on activity progress
  • Work with the finance department and other support units to ensure smooth implementation of all activities


  • Relevant diploma in project management would be an advantage
  • Experience in office administration or as an assistant to a senior manager
  • Experience in implementing activities within an NGO setting would be an advantage
  • Experience in working in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience in managing logistical tasks
  • Extremely organised and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, as well as time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Team player, ability to work effectively with diverse role-players
  • Driver’s license would be an advantage
  • Computer skills in both Word and Excel

 To apply, submit a CV and a motivational letter to Jayne Arnott at [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date consider your application as unsuccessful.

SWEAT reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.

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SWEAT is at the cutting edge of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation in Africa. SWEAT has determined the discussions on a legal adult sex work industry where sex work is acknowledged as work, and where sex workers have a strong voice, which informs and influences wider social debates. SWEAT has campaigned for the inclusion of sex workers as respected and valued members of society. SWEAT launches #Say Her Name campaign. Go to to see the tributes to these brave women.

SWEAT advocates for law reform of the sex work industry in South Africa, through its support for total decriminalisation of adult sex work. We also offer services through outreach, workshops and events and we have a human rights defense project. We believe in the human rights of sex workers, we believe that women and men in sex work have the right to self determination and dignity. SWEAT has offices in Cape Town but provides support for sex workers nationally through strategic partnerships with other organisations and networks.

SWEAT is South Africa's leading sex worker rights organisation at the forefront of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation.

SWEAT is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. We work with sex workers, offering health and counselling services and advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work.

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