Research and Education Officer


ILRIG: Research and Education Officer

International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)
Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 10 September, 2021
Opportunity type:

VACANCY: Research and Education Officer at the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG).

The International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) is an independent NGO based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ILRIG provides popular educational resources and platforms for worker and community struggles and social movements in South Africa. This work is informed by research on political economy, alternative forms of organising, and international politics. ILRIG seeks to generate alternative perspectives to that of neo-liberal capitalism.


Applications are invited from individuals,

  • with a demonstrated committment to social justice, and the struggle for a different society and world
  • who have good writing and presentation skills
  • capable of undertaking quality research, developing a range of educational materials and conducting popular education workshops as well as other related events,
  • who can work collaboratively and contribute to critical thought,
  • are willing to work on weekends/outside normal hours if necessary
  • who have experience working with women workers and community members /organisations,
  • who possess general knowledge of developments and struggles within the labour movement and working class/poor communities in South Africa, and elsewhere.

The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with women and feminist formations, which will include facilitating women’s only sessions.

The position is Cape Town based.

Black women are specifically encouraged to apply and the ability to speak Afrikaans will be a plus.
The remuneration is an annual salary of R 336 312.00 before tax. Over and above this, staff are provided with medical aid and a provident fund.

To apply, please send your CV, a letter of motivation, and 3 contactable work-related references to or fax (021) 448 2282. For any queries, contact us at (021) 447 6375.
All of the above documents must be received by no later than 10 September 2021. Any application received after this date will not be considered. If you have not been contacted within 2 months after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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