SARWatch: Campaign Producer


SARWatch works for participatory, transparent and accountable utilisation of extractive resources in a manner that optimises transformative social and economic benefits and inter-generational equity, with sensitivity to environmental and human rights impacts.

SARWatch and Breathe Films seeks to appoint a Campaign Producer to be based in Johannesburg.

Employment Type: 12 Month Full Time Contract.

The purpose of this position is to work as part of the Justice for Miners Campaign team to build and drive the Justice for Miners campaign.


  • Have strong organizational, administrative and communication/writing skills and experience
  • Engage with mining communities and partner organisations in Southern Africa to arrange screenings and discussions in the rural sending areas of mine labour
  • Build and strengthen relationships with ex-miners associations, social justice groups, organised labour, unions, student organisations, universities, research institutes, civil society organisations in South Africa and the region to promote campaign goals
  • Engage with government institutions (including the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases, the Compensation Commission, ministries of health, mineral resources, labour, and national assemblies), mining corporations,
  • The Employment Bureau of Africa (TEBA), the Tshiamiso Silicosis and TB Trust and political actors in Southern Africa to achieve campaign goals
  • Contribute to creation of campaign materials
  • Coordinate and contribute to the training of campaign facilitators and activists;
  • Arrange events and campaign activities with partners in South Africa and the region
  • Contribute to print, electronic and social media presence of the Campaign


  • A social science degree
  • Strong administrative and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to be self-driven
  • Commitment to social justice and transformation
  • Creativity and love of communication with people
  • Proficiency in English and other languages (the ability to speak more than one language from the countries involved would be an advantage).

SARWatch and Breathe Films are looking for a dynamic, confident and multi-skilled producer for the “Justice for Miners” campaign associated with the documentary film, Dying for Gold.

To apply kindly sent your CV to [email protected] with the subject line clearly stating “Campaign Producer”.

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The film is about the impact of gold mining in Southern Africa with a focus on mining families who have been affected by silicosis and tuberculosis (TB). The film comes in the wake of an out-of-court settlement reached between ex-miners and South Africa’s six largest gold producers (see ).