Gender DynamiX: Health Advocacy Officer

Gender DynamiX
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 12 March, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

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Having been established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organization to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organization. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organization (NPO) that is fundemental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

Gender Dynamix seeks to appoint a Health Advocacy Officer to be based in Cape Town.
 
Eployment Type:Permanent
 
Remuneration:R24,000.00 per month negotiable in accordance with experience.
 
Requirements:     

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Strategic Management, Law, Public Health, Social Sciences and/or any other relevant discipline.
  • ​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.
  • Understanding and experience working with public health policy.
  • Understanding of gender affirming health care needs of trans diverse persons highly advantageous.
  • Understanding and/or engagement with policy and legal advocacy and reform to grant access to more health rights for trans diverse persons.
  • Knowledge of working with or using regional and international human rights mechanisms.
  • Advanced management skills to plan, manage and coordinate projects, partners, people, and budgets.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Organization, writing, analytical and administrative skills.
  • Confidence in using information and communication technology.
  • Understanding of the national and regional trans movement and movement building initiatives.
  • Ability to facilitate and train.
  • Proficiency in using English as a medium of communication and learning; ability to communicate in multiple languages will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead design process for health-related advocacy projects.
  • Networking on behalf of the organization with stakeholders to advance its health advocacy targets.
  • Work closely with media on trans related concepts and issues while representing the organization at various media and political spaces.
  • Engage with legislative and policy processes affecting and relating to trans persons’ health and wellbeing.
  • Workshop facilitation and support as well as leading health care training for various stakeholders.

 E-MAIL:humanresources@genderdynamix.org.za

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about Gender Dynamix, refer to www.genderdynamix.org.za

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

 

Location: 
Cape Town

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