Gender Dynamix: National Advocacy Officer

Gender Dynamix
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 February, 2018
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Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a human rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing in transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming identities Founded in 2005, GDX is the first organisation within Africa that specifically advocates for transgender individuals. Gender DynamiX, as part of the KP REACH consortium is implementing a three year regional programme in eight countries in Southern Africa, funded by the Global Fund.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a National Advocacy Officer to be based in Cape Town

The purpose of this position is to creat visibility of transgender struggles and form networks and partnerships with mainstream civil society organisations.


  • Awareness, raise the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people
  • Lead the design process for national advocacy projects
  • Work closely with the whole projects team
  • Network the organisation with stakeholders
  • Input on the development of health and educational initiatives affecting or relating to trans persons
  • Work closely with media on trans related concepts and issues, while representing the organisation on various media spaces
  • Work closely with the media team to enhance the organisation’s media advocacy and outreach
  • Engage with legislative and policy processes affecting and relating to trans persons
  • Work with the GDX team on putting together publications, meetings and conference presentations
  • Workshop facilitation and support
  • Raise awareness and visibility of transgender issues and persons  in South Africa
  • Support research and advocacy initiatives of partners and various stakeholders to enhance the trans representation on such initiatives
  • Represent the organisation on various national coalitions and consortiums e.g. National Task Force and Working Group on LGBTI & hate crimes, Task Team of the Western Cape Commission on Gender Equality
  • Conceptualise new projects  in line with the organisational strategic plan
  • Input on resources mobilisation for our advocacy project
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on projects
  • Facilitate engagement with national trans movement building initiatives
  • Engage with the regional advocacy team to create synergy between the organisation’s national and regional work


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Strategic Management, Law, Public Health, Social Sciences, or any other relevant discipline
  • Advanced management skills to plan, manage and coordinate projects, partners, people, and budgets
  • Report writing skills
  • Organisational, writing, analytical and administrative skills
  • Confidence in using information and communication technology
  • Experience and deep understanding of Human Rights and development sector work
  • Experience in working with trans, gender and body diverse persons and communities highly desirable
  • Understand and/or engage with policy and legal advocacy and reform
  • Knowledge of working with or using regional and international human rights mechanisms
  • Understand the national and regional trans movement and movement building initiatives
  • Demonstrate integrity by modelling the Gender DynamiX values
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Gender DynamiX
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues of human rights, social justice, with a passion for community development, understanding and concern for issues affecting Key Populations and the greater Trans and gender diverse community
  • Interest or passion for concepts of gender, sex, gender identity and diversity as well as body and sexual diversity
  • Display strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Experience of managing and delivering training and capacity building of staff of differing skills and abilities
  • Highly organised, efficient and methodical
  • Ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage diverse teams with a transparent, accountable and consultative style
  • Ability to effectively work in a team and groups of gender and sexually diverse identities and expressions
  • Ability to work with people from various countries with varying languages, cultures and identities
  • Proficient in writing and speaking English
  • Prepared and able to travel
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time
  • Be self-motivated, energetic and highly organised 

To apply, submit a CV (three pages max), a motivational letter to

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

Do not send copies of Certificates

Qualified and experienced persons from the Trans and Gender Diverse community are strongly encouraged to apply

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

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