Gender Links: Gender and Governance Manager

Gender Links
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Gender Links (GL) is a dynamic Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg that promotes gender equality and justice.
 
GL seeks to fill the post of Gender and Governance Manager on an initial two-year contract basis.
 
Tasks:

  • Managing a team of country managers in ten Southern African countries to support Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government. These include flagship programmes and campaigns for ending GBV;
  • Cascading research on gender violence indicators to the local level;
  • Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation and designing tools for gathering best practices and evidence of strategies that make a difference;
  • Organising district and country summits for the sharing of best practices and administering of awards;
  • Supporting fund raising initiatives at national and regional level for sustaining this process;
  • Supporting the institutional growth of GL country offices to support the work, promote ownership and sustainability.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills:

  • A Masters’ degree in governance or a relevant social science field;
  • A strong grounding in, and commitment to, gender and development;
  • At least ten years’ experience, five of these at management level;
  • Knowledge of local government and how it works in the Southern African region;
  • Previous experience of working in or with local government would be an advantage;
  • Excellent facilitation, team building, mentoring and training skills;
  • Excellent report writing, media, communication and IT skills;
  • Excellent administrative, logistic and management skills;
  • Excellent fundraising skills.

General conditions:

GL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from the SADC region. GL will offer a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with skills and experience. Background information can be found on www.genderlinks.org.za or by phoning Vivien Bakainanga, Tel: +27 11 622 2877.

To apply, please submit a CV, references, and at least two samples of your work to hr@genderlinks.org.za by 20 June 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

GL reserves the right not to make an appointment, should a suitable candidate not be found.

For more about Gender Links, refer to www.genderlinks.org.za.

Location: 
South Africa

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