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  • Gender DynamiX: Financial Officer

    Gender DynamiX
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a non-governmental, human rights organisation that promotes freedom of expression of gender identity and advocates for the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people.

    Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Financial Officer, based in Cape Town.

    The Financial Officer will fulfil the accounting function.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • General ledger accounting and control;
    • Monitor adherence to internal controls;
    • Maintain charts of accounts as appropriate;
    • Ensure journals are correctly supported and captured in general ledger;
    • Undertake regular monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliations;
    • Complete month and year end closures of the general ledger system;
    • Ensure timely recording of entries to the General Ledger;
    • Returns and reporting;
    • Payment and reconciliation of VAT, etc;
    • Assist with annual statutory audit;
    • Assist with project audits as required;
    • Preparation of regular project financial reports;
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts;
    • Manage and control petty cash;
    • Develop and maintain a sales and stock system.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five years experience as a financial officer with financial/bookkeeping focus;
    • Financial qualification and knowledge of nonprofit organisations will be an advantage.
    • Communication skills, written and verbal;
    • IT skills and experience with Pastel Evolution;
    • Ability to handle the pressure of meeting deadlines and targets;
    • Own transport and valid code 8 driver’s licence will be an advantage.
    • Salary: A salary commensurate with experience will be offered.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of at least three contactable referees and motivation letter to lieslt@genderdynamix.org.za or hand post to GenderDynamiX, Saartjie Baartman Centre, Klipfontein Road, Athlone (opposite the Nico Malan Training Centre). Alternatively, post to P O Box 347, Athlone, 7760.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Candidates should be available for interviews during the week of 20-24 May 2013.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Gender DynamiX reserves the right not to appoint and re-advertise.

    For more about Gender DynamiX, refer to www.genderdynamix.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Finance Director

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, February 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

    Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) seeks to appoint a committed, suitably qualified and experienced individual as Finance Director, based in Cape Town.

    The successful candidate reports to the Executive Director (ED), forms part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and supervises a high-functioning finance team. Regular regional and local travel is required.

    In support of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Senior Management Team, the Finance Director will be responsible for:
    • Providing strategic financial management to Sonke;
    • Coordinating internal and external audits (organisational and funder-specific);
    • Budgeting, forecasting, as well as financial monitoring and reporting;
    • Managing procurement processes within the organisation;
    • Oversight and management of financial policies, operating procedures & systems;
    • Risk management;
    • Reporting to the board of directors on financial matters;
    • Supervision of the finance team.
    Strategic financial management
    • Work with Sonke’s ED and SMT to develop, refine and guide Sonke’s strategic vision through managing internal and external processes; and providing costing for operational/project activities;  
    • Coordinate and develop budgets based on the organisations strategic plan;     
    • Monitor the implementation of the strategic financial objectives of the organisation and recommend   appropriate investment opportunities to strengthen the organisation’s reserves to provide financial sustainability;
    • Oversee the development and submission of an annual operational budget that supports the organisation’s operational plan; 
    • Take responsibility for strategic financial management and financial analysis in the organisation, to ensure quality, relevance, cost effectiveness and accuracy of financial reporting;
    • Work with the Operations Director and Grants Specialist to ensure that all funding contracts are rigorously managed to avoid organisational risk. 
    Management of Finance Department
    • Revise, amend & implement Sonke’s financial systems to ensure proper and transparent financial management in line with International Financial Reporting Standards;
    • Ensure financial policies and procedures are reviewed and updated annually, ensuring  the organisation has mechanisms for the monitoring of internal controls and compliance.
    Develop standard operating procedures for policies for finance and procurement
    • Manage relationships with all service-providers in relation to financial matters; 
    • Ensure that all finance documents are rigorously managed, including electronic filing on the server;    
    • Coordinate the external annual audit, donor specific audits, and oversee quarterly internal audits;  
    • Coordinate pre-audit meetings to establish expectations and requirements prior to the audit,  make recommendations  on findings & ensure prompt corrective action is implemented where appropriate;
    • Ensure that Sonke is compliant with all statutory requirements and payments; 
    • Manage the cash flow of the organisation, together with all bank accounts, petty cash floats and organisational credit/debit cards, prepare/review cash flow projections on an on-going basis and advise  the ED & SMT on cost saving measures across the organisation;
    • Oversight and management of  the organisation’s property and equipment including the Asset Register;
    • Manage the efficient administration of payroll and oversee timely processing of payments;
    • Liaise with the Resource Mobilisation Manager to ensure that the register of funders is regularly updated, revised on recommendation of the auditors and approved by the Board;
    • Ensure that donor reporting takes account of the provisions of all relevant funding contracts
    • Prepare monthly Income and Expenditure reports, year-to-dates, showing expenses incurred, funds available and funds needed for the remainder of the project; 
    • Provide a quarterly list of donors detailing financial commitments per project/funder;
    • Develop and improve internal reporting processes  & support programme staff in budget development.
    Coordination with Board of Directors
    • Ensure that Sonke complies with the Companies Act 2008 and related regulations, and with relevant governance codes, submitting all necessary returns to CIPC;
    • Provide reports and make presentations on all financial issues for board meetings.
    Requirements: 
    • Registration as Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of commerce – Honours degree (B.Comm Honours),  or Master’s degree in  accounting/finances, with a very good working knowledge of South African  accepted accounting practices; 
    • Exceptional knowledge of GAAP particularly in a South African organisation;
    • Evidence of progressive growth with increasing responsibility and ability to take on and complete projects; 
    • Five to eight years senior management experience and proven experience in managing a finance team;
    • Experience working with and managing strategic relationships with international donors
    • Working knowledge of the King Three Report on Good Corporate Governance;
    • Knowledge of international donor/funding requirements and ability to monitor and ensure compliance with requirements.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
    • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate team members;
    • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues;
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines;
    • Proven ability to work as a team leader and as a team member within multidisciplinary teams;
    • Fluency in English a requirement & valid driver’s license essential; 
    • A multi-tasker whose compliance and control oriented.
    Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Sonke’s Human Resource Department at hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from Sonke by 28 February 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.  

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • South African Faith and Family Institute: Oudtshoorn Project Coordinator

    South African Faith and Family Institute
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    South African Faith & Family Institute (SAFFI) is a NGO that strives to build the capacity of religious leaders and faith communities from all faith/religious backgrounds as they address Gender Based Violence (GBV) in intimate relationships and families. SAFFI is a catalyst for change to ensure that women, men and children live their full potential in a society free from GBV where faith and justice are honoured. Addressing root causes and faith issues of GBV in the spirit of Ubuntu is the essence of SAFFI work.

    SAFFI seeks to appoint a Oudtshoorn Project Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

    The overall responsibility is to implement, coordinate and manage SAFFI’s fieldwork, training and capacity strengthening activities and related services with religious leaders and faith communities from its Oudtshoorn satellite office. The person will coordinate and nurture SAFFI partnership and stakeholder relationships and ensure that all activities align with SAFFI's vision, mission, strategic and project specific objectives and initiatives. S/he will manages as well as implement project and program activities and related administration.

    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate and Manages SAFFI’s Oudtshoorn satellite office;
    • Project and Program Development and Implementation in alignment with SAFFI Training and Capacity Building Model of support to religious leaders and faith communities;
    • Manages, develops and support project staff i.e. fieldworkers, students, volunteers;
    • Nurtures and develops SAFFI’s relationships with religious leaders, faith communities, partners and stakeholder;
    • Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
    • Office administration development and management;
    • Coordinates all project /program logistics and makes presentations when necessary;
    • Report writing, produce project newsletters and other written materials as may be required;
    • Deliver formal/informal presentations regarding SAFFI’s programs;
    • Have the ability to multi-task and possess strong technical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the operation of media equipment, such as projectors, DVD players and computers.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social science, education, gender studies, religious studies with at least three years non-profit organization experience;
    • Diploma in social auxiliary work/community development with at least five years leadership experience in community development project coordination;
    • NGO, gender-based violence and Inter-religious understanding and experience;
    • Must have a valid South African driver’s licence and own transport;
    • Leadership, management, supervision, facilitation and training experience;
    • Ability to work with religious leaders from diverse faith traditions;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Report-writing techniques to produce analytical reports or written materials having high organizational impact in appropriate format;
    • This job requires strong public speaking, facilitation and presentation abilities;
    • Computer literate in all Microsoft software  applications;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Initiative, motivation, creativity and ability to multi-task;
    • Ability to communicate professionally with all levels of management.

    Salary: A market related salary dependent on experience and qualification will be offered.

    To apply, submit a CV (maximum three pages), contact details of three referees to recruitment@saffi.org.za or post to The Executive Director, South African Faith and Family Institute, P.O. Box 13077, Woodstock - Cape Town 7915.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    SAFFI is an equal opportunity employer.
     
    Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted

    SAFFI offers a market related salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Only appropriately qualified and experienced candidates should apply.

    Applicants should familiarise themselves with SAFFI’s work on before you applying.

    For more about the South African Faith and Family Institute, refer to www.saffi.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • The Inner Circle: Research Assistants

    The Inner Circle
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Inner Circle (TIC) is a leading human rights organisation which is based in Cape Town. It was founded in 1996 but during this time, it remained an informal organisation. The organisation continued to grow and in 1998, it was established as the Al-Fitrah Foundation before it was registered as TIC in 2006. At the depths of the organisation is the quest for transformation in the Islamic community and faith as far as the relationship between Islam, sexual orientation and gender identity is concerned.

    TIC believes that an objective interpretation of the Quran shows us that sexual diversity is permissible under the Islamic faith. The organisation strongly believes in the rarefied values of human dignity, equity and justice as provided for in the Quran. TIC is currently contacting a needs analysis research. TIC seeks to ensure that the Islamic community makes a paradigmatic shift from the orthodox belief that only heterosexuality is permissible under the Islamic faith to an Islam which embraces other sexualities.

    TIC seeks to appoint four Research Assistants, based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

    The successful candidates will assist with conducting the field research.

    This is part-time research position which can be contacted from 1 May to 31 July 2014

    Requirements:
    • Should be an Islam who does not discriminate people on the basis of sexuality, religion and gender;
    • First degree in social sciences;
    • Current university students (social sciences) with research experience can be considered;
    • Strong research skills and analytical skills;
    • Previous research experience advantageous;
    • Knowledge of Islam is not required but essential willingness to work long and irregular hours;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds;
    • Willingness to travel
    To apply, submit a CV with contactable references and a one page motivation letter to research@theinnercircle.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Please indicate the location from which you are able to do the research.

    Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    For more about The Inner Circle, refer to http://theinnercircle.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Finance Manager

    Sonke Gender Justice
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a South African-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that seeks to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

    Sonke works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

    Sonke Gender Justice Network seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Cape Town.

    The successful candidate reports to the Operations Director, forms part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and supervises a high-functioning finance team. Some regional and local travel is required.
     
    Responsibilities:  

    In support of the Operations Director and in consultation with the Senior Management Team, the Finance Manager will be responsible for:
    • Providing strategic financial management to Sonke;
    • Co-ordinating internal and external audits (organisational and funder-specific);
    • Budgeting, forecasting, as well as financial monitoring and reporting;
    • Managing procurement processes within the organisation
    • Oversight and management of financial policies, operating procedures and systems;
    • Risk management;
    • Provide reports and make presentations on all financial issues for board meetings;
    • Supervision of the finance team.
    Strategic financial management
    • Work with Sonke’s Operations Director and SMT to develop, refine and guide Sonke’s strategic vision through managing internal and external processes; and providing costing for operational/project activities;
    • Co-ordinate and develop budgets based on the organisations strategic plan;     
    • Monitor the implementation of the strategic financial objectives of the organisation and recommend   appropriate investment opportunities to strengthen the organisation’s reserves to provide financial sustainability;
    • Take responsibility for strategic financial management and financial analysis in the organisation, to ensure quality, relevance, cost effectiveness and accuracy of financial reporting;
    • Revise, amend and implement Sonke’s financial systems to ensure proper and transparent financial management in line with International Financial Reporting Standards;
    • Work with the Operations Director and Grants Specialist to ensure that all funding contracts are rigorously managed to avoid organisational risk;
    •  Provide reports and make presentations on all financial issues to SMT and at board meetings;
    • Develop and improve internal reporting processes & support programme staff in budget development;
    • Ensure financial policies and procedures are reviewed and updated annually, ensuring  the organisation has mechanisms for the monitoring of internal controls and compliance;
    • Manage the cash flow of the organisation, together with all bank accounts, petty cash floats and organisational credit/debit cards, prepare/review cash flow projections on an ongoing basis and advise  the Operations Director & SMT on cost saving measures across the organisation. 
    Management of finance department
    • Convene weekly team meetings and monitor implementation of the unit’s work plan;
    • Conduct monthly documented supervision meetings  and performance appraisals  with staff members;
    • Manage staff development plans and other human resource matters for the Finance Unit and play a key role in building the financial management skills of the team;
    • Facilitate team building, team identity and strengthen working relations between staff members.
    Management of audits
    • Coordinate the external annual audit, donor specific audits, and oversee internal audits; 
    • Coordinate pre-audit meetings to establish expectations and requirements prior to the audit,  make recommendations  on findings and ensure prompt corrective action is implemented where appropriate;
    Payroll management and adherence to statutory 
    • Manage the efficient administration of payroll and oversee timely processing of payments;
    • Ensure that Sonke is compliant with all statutory requirements and payments. 
    Management of assets
    • Provide oversight and management of the organisation’s property & equipment including the Asset Register.
    Donor reporting  
    • Work closely with the grant specialist  to ensure that the register of funders is regularly updated, revised on recommendation of the auditors and approved by the Board;
    • Together with the grant specialist ensure that donor reporting takes account of the provisions of all relevant funding contracts;
    • Ensure that monthly Income and Expenditure reports, year-to-dates, showing expenses incurred, funds available and funds needed for the remainder of the project are prepared as per the various deadlines.
    Requirements:  
    • Bachelor of commerce degree. B.Com Honours degree will be advantageous;
    • Exceptional knowledge of GAAP;
    • Evidence of progressive growth with increasing responsibility and ability to take on and complete projects;
    • Minimum of five years senior management experience & proven experience in managing a finance team;
    • Experience working with and managing strategic relationships  with international donors;
    • Working knowledge of the King III: Report on Good Corporate Governance;
    • Thorough knowledge of Pastel;
    • Knowledge of international donor/funding requirements and ability to monitor and ensure compliance with requirements;
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
    • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate team members;
    • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues;
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work to strict deadlines;
    • Proven ability to work as a team leader and as a team member within multidisciplinary teams;
    • Fluency in English a requirement and valid driver’s licence essential;
    • Multi-tasker whose compliance, deadline and control oriented.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum two pages), contact details of two referees, motivational letter to hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not be contacted by 30 May 2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

    The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Gender DynamiX: Executive Director

    Gender DynamiX
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a Human Rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities. Gender DynamiX also reach out to parents, children, co-workers and people who journey alongside transexual people.

    With the change of leadership, due to the founder director leaving, there is a window of opportunity for this vibrant organisation to effect changes that will lead to a new era in trans activism in South Africa. We are looking for a candidate that is prepared to lead, as well as fight from the trenches. Advocacy is our focus to ensure that transgender people are given a platform to highlight their concerns.

    Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Executive Director, based in Cape Town.

    The successful candidate should be a visionary executive Director to take Gender DynamiX from strength to strenght

    The successful candidate will need to effectively liaise effectively with our funding partners, coordinate with stakeholders to develop good relations and a renewed sense of community, focus GDX work on national trans* advocacy, liaise with Management Committee, oversee projects and write grant proposals and reports in an organisation that works on a system of collective responsibility.

    Responsibilities:

    Key outputs and standards
    • Soliciting funding opportunities
      • Write / oversee the writing for grant applications;
      • Oversight of grant process - scheduling, reporting, financial management and
      • Write interim and final reporting to funders.
    • Strategic Management
      • Ability to survey current trends in Africa and abroad for ideas on how to advance human rights for trans* and non-gender conforming persons;
      • Understanding of how current legislation progresses in other areas of human rights and constituent input intersect to create new opportunities for GDX to serve constituents;
      • Knowledge of how to strategically enter into mutually beneficial agreements with agencies to increase organisational capacity
    • Human Resources
      • Knowledge / Experience with employee evaluation, hiring and termination;
      • Sourcing opportunities for staff development;
    • Financial Management
      • Aptitude for reading and understanding financial reports;
      • Able to compile and complete an financial report;
      • Experience in preparing writing budgets;
      • Familiarity with requirements for audits;
      • Experience / knowledge with procurement;
    • Advocacy
      • Representation of the (South) African perspective at regional and international conferences to funders, other advocates and government;
      • Maintaining current knowledge of legislation and court cases to ensure that advocacy is being done within the organisation to address identified gaps;
    • Networking
      • Capacity to assess the value of potential relationships between GDX and other organisations in increasing our mission and capacity to grow and pursue them;
      • Ability to understand the impact of leveraging relationships to expand capacity or access;
      • Talent for negotiating the pitfalls of when to accept or decline invitations to be part of different movements or actions to advantage GDX;
    • Liaising and working with the Management Committee (MC);
      • Attend quarterly meetings to report current actions by GDX;
      • Carry concerns of staff to Management Committee regarding pressing issues that may threaten organisational stability or success;
      • Financial co-management of funds and supervision of finance staff in office;
      • Acting as a non-voting member and bring balance to perspective of what seems possible to the MC and actual capacity for staff.
    The organisation encourages transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming applicants as well as any persons who have a firm understanding of the LGBTI sector

    To apply, submit a abridged, 2 page CV, one page motivational letter, indicating their understanding, passion and ideas of how they plan to take Gender DynamiX to a new era, two contactable references and a maximum of two writing samples (not more than a page each) reports, opinion pieces, essays or relevant documents demonstrating ability (no copies of ID or qualifications required) to  info@humanrelations.co.za , attention: Louw Erasmus, fax 086 516 4398.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    If you have not heard from Gender DynamiX within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The organisation recruits nationally.

    Gender DynamiX reserve the right not to fill this position.

    For more about Gender DynamiX, refer to www.genderdynamix.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Volunteer Administrative Assistant - Prisons Project

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 21, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a South African-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that seeks to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

    Sonke Gender Justice Network seeks to appoint a Volunteer Administrative Assistant for the Prisons Project, based in Western Cape.

    Prisons across the country are host to distressingly high numbers of HIV-infected people, and corruption of prison officials, violence, gangs and rape are rife in correctional facilities. It is well-known that the rate of recidivism is high and that prison sentences do not do much in the way of correcting the behaviour of the convicted, and often worsen the condition of ex-prisoners’ lives. For these reasons and more, Sonke decided to implement a project that focuses explicitly on improving the health-seeking behaviours of prisoners in local correctional facilities. The project is a couple of years old now, and has expanded to work with both male and female inmates in 12 prisons.

    Both inmates and correctional officers are trained as peer educators to act as leaders within their prison community, providing support, education and an example of healthy living to their counterparts. Health areas covered by the project include education on anal and cervical cancer, TB, diarrhoea, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections. All peer educator groups are continually supported by Sonke’s prisons team, who run frequent follow-up workshops. One focus of the project is to reduce HIV infection rate through HCT and Treatment Adherence programmes.

    The Prisons team works with prisoners in the Western Cape on issues of health, offering training, hosting events and collaborates with the provincial Department of Correctional Services.

    The volunteer assistant will support the prisons training and advocacy team with advocacy for improved prison conditions, as well as their admin and reporting. In doing so, the Volunteer will gain a range of administrative experience.

    Responsibilities:
    • Administrative support to the Prison’s Project staff:
      • Assist with typing minutes of meetings;
      • Manage office filing, manage incoming and outgoing correspondence,
      • Assist with preparing and submitting travel and accommodation requests for approval, preparing and submitting payment requisitions for approval;
    • Finances and Procurement:
      • Support the team to ensure reimbursements and reconciliations are done on a regular basis;
      • Ensure payment requisitions are properly completed;
      • Assist with procurement services, obtaining and processing quotes and maintaining filing of finance records.
    Requirements:
    • B Admin Degree; B.A. Degree or Secretarial Diploma, or any other relevant qualification;
    • Understand Microsoft Office;
    • Basic understanding of basic filing;
    • Typing and word processing skills;
    • Fluency in English as well as one other local language is preferred;
    • Understand Gender, HIV and SRHR is a benefit but not a prerequisite.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum two pages), motivational letter and contact details of atleast one reference to hiring@genderjustice.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Do not contact the Sonke offices, shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    Note: this is an opportunity to obtain work experience and Sonke will only pay a monthly stipend.

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Policy Development and Advocacy Specialist

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, February 2, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a South African-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that seeks to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. With a full-time staff of 100 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke’s work reaches across the nation and the continent, as well as the globe. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.
     
    Sonke Gender Justice Network seeks to appoint a committed, well qualified and experienced as Policy Development and Advocacy Specialist (PDA Specialist), based in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

    The PDA Specialist is part of Sonke’s Policy Development & Advocacy Unit and the organisation’s full management team. The PDA Specialist manages two important legal projects at Sonke: 1) the prisons advocacy project and 2) the UCLA Law-Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship. The prisons project advocates for inmates’ rights to health and freedom from violence, focusing on addressing HIV and AIDS and sexual violence in South Africa’s prisons. Sonke advocates for proactive policies and effective accountability systems to prevent these abuses, using legal, media, and coalition-based advocacy strategies. The UCLA Fellowship is a post-graduate programme that provides full bursaries to graduates of South African law schools to obtain their Master of Laws degree at UCLA School of Law. The fellows return to work for Sonke upon graduating, to support legal projects in the Policy Development & Advocacy Unit.

    The position is a 12-month fixed-term contract position renewable each year depending on funding.
     
    Responsibilities:  
    • Prisons Project
      • Monitor the development, legislative and policy process, and implementation of these to address HIV and AIDS and sexual abuse in prisons;
      • Develop and implement empirical and legal research projects to build the evidence base our prisons advocacy.  Where appropriate, this includes hiring and managing expert consultants to design and conduct quantitative and qualitative field research;
      • Develop publications including advocacy reports and training materials, and publicly disseminate them;
      • Liaise closely and regularly with the community mobilisation team that works inside prisons to ensure that policy and legal advocacy is informed by the lived experiences of inmates and the real challenges hampering HIV and AIDS and sexual abuse-related services in prisons;
      • Produce Parliamentary and other submissions to government on bills, policies, and key issues pertaining to our prisons advocacy;
      • Coordinate coalition building under the banner of the Detention Justice Forum (www.djf.org.za) for strategic advocacy to advance inmates’ and other detainees’ human rights. Manage relationships with key partners in the area of prisons reform;
      • Work closely with strategic partners to monitor implementation of the National Policy Framework to Address Sexual Abuse of Inmates, and other relevant laws and regulations;
      • Work closely with relevant partner organisations to work with survivors of prisoner rape and other ex-inmates who wish to raise public awareness on the realities of prisons and the need to proactively make them safer and healthier;
      • Work closely with strategic partners to monitor and support the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services in its efforts to independently monitor and report on conditions in South Africa’s prisons. This entails building its capacity to respond o inmate complaints related to HIV and AIDS, sexual abuse, and health more broadly;
      • Draft opinion pieces and public commentary for publication in newspapers, online, and radio, pertaining to the prisons project;
      • Manage Sonke’s relationships with the national offices of the Department of Correctional Services and the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services. 
    • UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship
      • Manage the fellowship programme, including coordinating the advertising and recruitment of fellows, the application process, and overseeing the selection process together with the Director of the UCLA School of Law Health & Human Rights Law Project;
      • Supervise the fellows in their course selection, monitoring their progress while at UCLA and ensuring they stay on track to meet the requirements of the fellowship and to graduate with top marks from UCLA Law. This includes ensuring their academic work aligns with and can be used to advance Sonke’s mission;
      • Supervise the fellows at Sonke during their 12-month placement within the Policy Development and Advocacy Unit. This includes working with them to develop publications in academic journals, advocacy reports, and ensuring that they are developed professionally throughout their year;
      • Coordinate and supervise ten-week work placements at Sonke for law school interns from UCLA School of Law;
      • Manage the relationship with UCLA School of Law, including possible annual travel to Los Angeles for strategic planning, lectures on campus, and recruitment of legal interns. 
    • Donor Relations and Resource Mobilisation
      • Manage relationships with existing donors who fund the prisons and UCLA Fellowship, including the production of timely, high quality reports;
      • Work with the Resource Mobilisation Manager to secure funds for the prisons work and the UCLA Fellowship. 
    • Internal Collaboration and Legal Support
      • Collaborate with different teams in Sonke to ensure the maximum impact and reach of the prisons project and the UCLA Fellowship. Collaboration with community mobilisers and prisons trainers is crucial for the prisons advocacy project;
      • As appropriate and assigned, provide support to other projects in the organisation that may need guidance on legal and policy components of their work;
      • Contribute to internal trainings on relevant laws and policies, including but not limited to the prisons project. 
    • Possible other responsibilities
      • Depending on the candidate and the needs of Sonke, the PDA Specialist may also supervise and contribute to the work of the Policy Development and Advocacy Associate and other Policy staff, including the decriminalisation of sex work campaign, and may be responsible for day-to-day management of the Policy Development and Advocacy Unit.
    Requirements:
    • LLB Preferred candidates will have an LLM and be admitted attorneys;
    • Record of publications, preferably including in peer-reviewed journals and respected news outlets;
    • Minimum of five years of work experience in a relevant field including:
      • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience leading strategic advocacy, preferably on prisons reform.
      • Strategic litigation, may be in a supporting role
      • Access to medicines or improving health systems in difficult environments
      • Addressing sexual violence and working with survivors of violence
      • Management experience, including supervising a team.
    • Competitive candidates will demonstrate the ability to manage a complex portfolio of work while interacting sensitively with the highly vulnerable inmates and ex-inmates they will interact with. Candidates should have successful track records of working with partners and coalitions;
    • Candidates must be tenacious and strategic in their advocacy efforts, adept and convincing communicators, excellent writers, have attention to detail, and employ a management style that is focused on developing and mentoring their direct reports;
    • Candidates must have working knowledge of the legal education system in SA and preferably in the U.S. and demonstrate a keen interest in developing stellar public interest lawyers.
    Compensation: Sonke is offering a competitive salary and benefits package that is negotiable dependant on experience and qualifications.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three references (including email addresses) and motivation letter tohiring@genderjustice.org.za.  Candidates living in Cape Town will be given preference.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, Do not make inquiries and Sonke reserves the right not to fill this position.

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Sonke Gender Justice Network: Administrative Assistant

    Sonke Gender Justice Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Sonke Gender Justice Network is a South African-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that seeks to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. With a full-time staff of 100 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke’s work reaches across the nation and the continent, as well as the globe. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.
     
    Sonke Gender Justice Network seeks to appoint a Administrative Assistant for the MenCare Programme, based in Cape Town.

    This is a fixed term contract.
     
    Sonke is looking for an experienced individual to join the organisation as Administrative Assistant in the MenCare Project. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that MenCare programme administration is effectively implemented. This includes finance, procurement, travel and accommodation arrangements for MenCare employees, taking minutes, capturing programme data, and keeping a filing system active and accessible.

    This role will necessitate a high standard of personal demeanor including professionalism when dealing with clients, internal and external. Supporting a team of professionals, the Administrative Assistant will be required to demonstrate initiative and work as an enthusiastic team member in accordance with the organisation’s office routine and procedures.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Administrative support to the MenCare Project staff: Assist with typing meeting minutes, Manage project office filing, manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, prepare and submit travel/ accommodation arrangements for approval, prepare and submit payment requisitions for approval;
    • Monitoring and Evaluation: Capture data on the Sonke data system, manage Monitoring and Evaluation filing;
    • Finances and Procurement: Support team to ensure petty cash reimbursements and reconciliations are done on a regular basis, Ensure payment requisitions are checked before submission for authorisation, Assist with MenCare related procurement services – obtaining and processing quotes, processing of purchase orders, maintain filing of finance records.
    Requirements:
    • Diploma in office administration or similar qualification;
    • Minimum of two years experience in a medium sized NGO;
    • Understanding of Microsoft Office;
    • Understanding of basic filing;
    • Exceptional typing and word processing skills.
    Salary negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three references (including email addresses) and motivation letter to hiring@genderjustice.org.za Candidates living in Cape Town will be given preference.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, Do not make inquiries and Sonke reserves the right not to fill this position.

    For more about the Sonke Gender Justice Network, refer to www.genderjustice.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Gender DynamiX: Fieldworker

    Gender DynamiX
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    .
    Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a non-governmental, human rights organisation that promotes freedom of expression of gender identity and advocates for the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people.

    Gender DynamiX is seeking a Field Worker, based in Saartjie Baartman Centre, Klipfontein Road, Athlone, Cape Town.

    The successful candidate will commence work in January 2014.

    The Field Worker will support implementation of outreach and advocacy, with particular responsibilities for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The successful candidate will work closely with the Advocacy Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, Financial Officer and the Fundraiser.
     
    Responsibilities:

    • Organising and facilitating workshops;
    • Managing individual fieldwork schedules;
    • Providing fieldwork progress updates on a weekly and monthly basis;
    • Write reports on fieldwork activities;
    • Assist constituencies via e-mail and also on a face to face basis.
     
    Requirements:
    • Solid understanding of transgender and gender non – conforming issues;
    • Minimum two years experience working on programmes or projects related to civil society policy engagement;
    •  Solid understanding of programme design and logical frameworks, including links between objectives, activities and budgets;
    •  Understanding of and commitment to rights-based approaches to programming, able to analyse gender, class and power imbalances, making linkages within the work of GDX;
    • Ability to engage on social media, ensuring communication and feedback about our work and projects;
    • Commitment to and experience of working within diverse teams or networks;
    •  Outstanding communication skills in English and the proven ability to write effectively for different purposes, including programme reports and summaries, news updates and advocacy briefings;
    •  Excellent attention to detail and ability to conform to the highest professional standards in developing programmatic materials and resources;
    •  Excellent interpersonal skills over email, by phone and in person, and ability to work well with others, including remotely;
    •  Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work, and the ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure;
    •  Self-awareness, sound judgement and personal initiative;
    • Willing to work flexibly, including additional hours on an exceptional basis at peak times, and to undertake significant travel;
    • Strong commitment to GDX mission, vision, objectives, and to equal opportunities.
    Desirable:
    •  Good understanding of South Africa’s gender identity policy issues;
    •  Ability to work in at least one of South Africa’s other official languages (isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Afrikaans preferable, other languages considered too).
    •  Experience in designing or delivering training and / or capacity-building materials;
    •  Experience of support monitoring, evaluation & learning activities, including online monitoring and reporting systems;
    •  Experience of events management;
    •  Experience of working with civil society campaigning networks and coalitions, and understanding of the dynamics including communication, coordinated action and campaigns.
    Remuneration - a negotiable package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the abilities and experience of the candidate will be offered.

    Please note that only applications sent in accordance with these instructions will be considered.

    To apply, submit a CV with three referees and motivational letter  to lieslt@genderdynamix.org.za and cc outreach.coordinator@genderdynamix.org.za .

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    We will notify shortlisted candidates within three weeks of the closing date; please do not call in the meantime, as we cannot respond to individual requests about this post.
     
    For more about Gender DynamiX, refer to www.genderdynamix.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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