Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic NGO which addresses the health and human rights of sex workers in South Africa. SWEAT seeks to appoint a Legal Defence Centre Coordinating Attorney, based in Cape Town.

The incumbent will manage a small team of paralegals, and human rights defenders and will coordinate activities in defence of sex worker’s rights.


  • Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Four years of post-qualification experience
  • English language and writing skills
  • Knowledge of human rights issues, particularly in relation to sex workers
  • Experience in drafting legal pleadings and opinions
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in the South African criminal justice environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Negotiating skills
  • Problem-solving
  • People management skills
  • Ability to manage time adequately
  • Have a strong commitment to high-quality client service
  • Have experience in project management and project leadership
  • Be willing to travel throughout South Africa
  • Speak more than one South African language
  • Understands the constraints of working for a non-profit organisation, and can be resourceful within these constraints

To apply, submit your CV, covering letter highlighting your experience and skills relevant to the position, to Stacey-Leigh Manoek at by the 15 June 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
SWEAT reserve the right not to make an appointment.
SWEAT conducts all appointment processes in terms of its Employment Equity Policy.
For more about Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force, refer to

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