Programme Officer-Labour Law


Ditsela: Programme Officer-Labour Law

DITSELA Workers Education Institute
Opportunity closing date:
Sunday, 6 June, 2021
Opportunity type:

DITSELA is a not for profit institute that provides high quality education, training and support services to the country’s labour movement.  A vacancy exists in our Johannesburg office for a suitable person passionate about workers’ education who will develop and lead our education programme in Labour Law.

Ditsela seeks to appoint a Programme Officer-Labour Law to be based in Johannesburg.

The purpose of the Programme Officer: Labour Law is responsible for the needs assessment, development, delivery, evaluation and support and general range of worker education programmes, in line with the formalized work process of the Programmes Department.  The Programme Officer is responsible for subject leadership and delivery of the Labour Law area of specialization in worker education.

Employment Type: full time 12-month fixed term contract

Salary:  R462 492.40 per annum.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To undertake assessments of relevant education needs
  • To develop appropriate learning materials
  • To design, plan, facilitate and evaluate education activities
  • To contribute towards implementing DITSELA’s vision, mandate and education strategy.

Essential Requirements:

  • Grade twelve Certificate plus a degree (Postgraduate qualification will be added advantage) in Labour Law or equivalent
  • Previous experience within the social and/or labour movement is essential.
  • Adult education, facilitation, Skills development facilitation, assessor skills and material development skills
  • Experience in research and advocacy in the labour law field.
  • Health and Safety legal issues is an advantage
  • Collective Bargaining skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer literacy in MS Office
  • A valid driving license and the ability to travel

In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  •  An understanding of and commitment to education within the trade union movement
  • Excellent project management and administration
  • Ability to innovate in education design and delivery
  • Ability to interact effectively and comfortably with senior and junior colleagues, trade unionists, course participants and service providers
  • Ability to manage pressure
  • Ability to work well within a democratic collective culture
  • A degree in Labour Law would be an advantage

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DITSELA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

If you do not hear from us by 30 June 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.