Rape Crisis Cape Town: Advocacy Coordinator

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 November, 2015
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The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust is a social profit organisation that promotes an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and assists women to achieve their right to live free of violence by reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, encouraging reporting of rape incidents, facilitating the active engagement of communities in challenging high rape rates and advocating for law reform and a stronger criminal justice system.

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust seeks to appoint an Advocacy Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will report Observatory office but will be required to travel to different parts of the country on a regular basis and will be responsible for the following tasks under the supervision of the Director to lead and manage the advocacy team to ensure the successful implementation of our advocacy strategy.

The applicant must be a human rights lawyer or researcher with a background in gender activism and an interest in campaigns to fill the position of advocacy coordinator.

Start Date: 1 December 2015.


  • Ensure project meets programme targets for advocacy campaigns through effective project planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Train and support volunteers and community members as activists and in media advocacy as well as in advocacy actions
  • Ensure volunteer activists are fully supported through effective, ongoing supervision
  • Convene monthly volunteer meetings
  • Attend routine stakeholder engagements relating to the advocacy strategy
  • Ensure teamwork with administrative and other support services
  • Report on programme outputs and outcomes to the Operations Manager
  • Assess macro and micro environments, adapting effectively to change and guiding the team appropriately in doing so
  • Engage in networking that supports the development of collaborative relationships with campaign stakeholders
  • Oversee maintenance of the Rape Crisis rape case database and identify research areas
  • Plan and implement research projects as an evidence base for advocacy
  • Supervise interns that join the organisation from time to time


  • Qualified lawyer with proof of registration
  • Strong computer and online literacy
  • Driver’s license and own car required
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Data analysis and management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of media (mainstream and social) and communication strategies and channels
  • Understanding of legislation and policies relating to sexual offences
  • Some experience of training
  • Strong networking, facilitation and communication skills, including writing, public speaking and media interview skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple activities in an organised and systematic way
  • Good problem solving abilities and ability to gather information and analyse large amounts of written, verbal and numerical data
  • Establish and maintains persuasive relationships with people at all levels
  • Coach and mentor others through the use of effective feedback
  • Ability to keep up with the latest trends in legislation and politics and understands editing and proof-reading techniques and their application at the level of reading
  • Analysing and drafting complex legal documents and translating this into lay person’s language

To apply, submit application to Nazma Hendricks, Operations Manager at nazma@rapecrisis.org.za or fax (021) 637-9432.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Remuneration of R21 000 - R25 000 per month as a total cost to company package depending on skills and experience offered.

CV (maximum three pages) including personal details and contact details, job or learning experience in descending order followed by references.

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Covering letter or email that outlines how you fit the job requirements as outlined in this vacancy advertisement.

Names and full contact details (telephone, fax and e-mail) of two recent referees.

For more about The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust refer to www.rapecrisis.org.za.

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