MACUA WAMUA Advice Office (MWAO) is a non-profit, civil society organisation working to support the movements of Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA). MACUA and WAMUA branches conduct a range of programmes and campaigns in mining affected communities.  Through our community driven social audits, we uncover various forms of abuses and false reporting by mining companies who operate outside of the law without any consequences.  As a community-based movement MACUA and WAMUA seek to expose this corruption and mobilise the public to take a stand against their exclusion and oppression.

MWAO seeks to appoint a Project Manager on a fixed-term contract with an option to renew, to be based in Johannesburg but who would be required to travel to various locations across the country to support local programmes, actions and social audits conducted by MACUA Branches.

Remuneration:  Commensurate with experience.

The Projects Manager will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a range of national programmes.
  • Writing regular articles for newspapers, magazines and other publications (print and online)
  • Draft advocacy and position papers on issues pertaining to mining affected communities, human rights, disability, health and all other areas relevant to MWAO’s work.
  • Conduct reviews and analysis of relevant reports, policy and legislation, and draft comments, reports and feedback on these.
  • Liaising with MACUA and WAMUA branches, government departments, partner organisations and stakeholders.
  • Produce and review content and design of factsheets, infographics and other information and publicity materials.
  • Budget and project management related to all areas of responsibility
  • Any other related tasks, as deemed important by the organisation



  • A university degree in the Social Sciences, or related qualification, or at least 5 years’ experience in managing projects with demonstrable outcomes.
  • Advanced research skills.
  • Proficient in at least 2 local languages with English, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills as well as an ability to work closely with a diverse range of community groups.
  • Well organised with administrative and file management skills
  • Demonstrable experience in community facilitation and conflict management
  • Demonstrable interest in Social Justice community development and mobilisation work
  • Proactive attitude and enthusiasm for MACUA`s mission and vision
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to write reports of high quality
  • Drivers’ license (own vehicle an advantage)



To apply, submit your CV (maximum three pages), letter of motivation and three contactable references to by no later than 20 August 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

If you do not hear from the organisation within 30 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.