SA Federation for Mental Health: Project Leader - Awareness and Information

SA Federation for Mental Health
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 5 January, 2018
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The South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) is a NGO that aims to coordinate, monitor and promote services for persons with intellectual disability, psychiatric disability as well as promoting mental health and well-being.

The SAFMH seeks to appoint a Project Leader - Awareness and Information, based in Ferndale, Gauteng.

Salary: Packages based on experience and qualifications.


  • Plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a range of annual, national mental health awareness programmes
  • Design and develop publicity, educational and awareness materials and strategically distributing these to raise awareness of mental health issues at a national level
  • Write articles for newspapers, magazines and other publications
  • Media liaison, including the development and dissemination of regular press releases
  • Develop and manage SAFMH’s various social media and website platforms
  • Liaise with government departments, partner organisations, stakeholders and corporates about the promotion of mental health messages at a national level
  • Collect, on an ongoing basis, information on mental health and produce factsheets, infographics and other information resources
  • Develop and maintain SAFMH as a national Resource Centre for mental health
  • Budget and project management
  • Report writing


  • Energetic and vibrant person to drive awareness and the Resource Centre in an enthusiastic and innovative way
  • Relevant qualifications such as degree in Psychology or Journalism
  • Minimum of three years’ experience at project management or equivalent level
  • Experience in awareness programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is essential
  • Experience in researching content and conceptualising national awareness programmes
  • Graphic design skills
  • Literacy and excellent written and admin skills are essential
  • Communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience in strategy development at a national level
  • Project management skills
  • Experience and knowledge of the mental health and disability sectors in South Africa
  • Strategic thinker and able to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Organised, enthusiastic and results driven
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and contactable referees to

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

If you do not receive a response to your application within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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