INVESTIGATIONS AND ADVOCACY OFFICER wanted: APPLY HERE
Key responsibilities include the following:
§ Receiving and investigating complaints of sexual/gender violence, including assault, bullying, harassment, discrimination and other gendered harms.
§ Conducting investigations and producing investigation reports into complaints received at the GEO.
§ Coordinating and managing disciplinary inquiries arising within the office.
§ Engaging, interpreting and being tuned into processes and policies, and supporting the provision of effective solutions.
§ Providing a supportive, understanding and professional service to staff and students in the service of the office.
§ Building good relationships with other units/offices within the University, especially where their work intersects with that of the office.
§ Providing support for the preventative/advocacy work of the office, and extending and supporting platforms for engaging staff and students.
§ A law degree or equivalent diploma
§ At least 2 years working experience in the social justice sector
§ An in-depth understanding of gendered power relations, broader gender dynamics and institutional patriarchy
§ Exceptional investigative skills
§ Exceptional and advanced analytical and reporting skills
§ Excellent and empathetic communication skills
§ Ability to multi-task, think outside of the box, and be proactive
§ Must have good people skills and be a team player who is willing to learn together with others
§ Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
§ Highly productive, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
§ Willingness to work overtime when required
How To Apply
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to conclude a competency assessment on the conclusion of their interview.
Closing Date: 23 July 2019
Please submit a covering letter of motivation, detailed CV with the names and e-mail contact details of three referees, certified copies of degrees/diplomas and SA ID (or passport if not SA). Application profiles must be registered on Wits i-Recruitment at https://irec.wits.ac.za.
The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.
Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise
Amount of Travel
Work At Home