Iranti-Org is an African Lesbian and Trans visual media organisation established in 2012. It works within a human rights framework, raising issues and advocating for rights-based sexual orientation and gender identities. To date, Iranti-org has undertaken media documentation and reporting of hate crimes and human rights violations across South Africa. Iranti-org has also set up and manages the African Queer Media Makers Network, which seeks to build the media making capacity of LGBTI activists and their organizations within southern Africa.
Iranti-org is scaling up its operations within South Africa and internationally and seeks to appoint an experienced and skilled Programme Manager, based at its offices in Johannesburg.
The Programme Manager must be self-motivated, energetic, and an organised individual with a deep understanding and passion for issues of human rights and the LGBTI community.
This is a full-time position – initial 12-month contract, with a potential to extend for two years and beyond; Must be able to travel nationally and regionally. Office language is English, but project coordination requires fluency in other South African languages; Human Rights work experience essential; Applicants must have a South African identity document, or a scarce skills permit that is valid for at least three years.
Starting date: 1 March 2015.
Salary and benefit package depends on qualifications and experiences.
The Programme Manager will be part of the Management Team and will oversee the work of the documentation and media team, ensuring timely delivery of all Iranti-org projects. Specific duties will include:
- Coordinate, support and mentor a diverse and young team of Lesbian, Trans and Gender non-conforming staff;
- Develop and work in partnership with local NGOs and organisations to deliver the various projects;
- Monitor and report on project progress and implementation, capturing and reflecting on learnings;
- Assist in the design, implementation and embedding of the monitoring systems for the various projects;
- Ensure quality and the timeous delivery of projects and implementation of policies and processes;
- Ensure all project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the relevant donor organisation;
- Monitor project expenditure;
- Represent Iranti-org at various stakeholder meetings and processes;
- Manage stakeholder relationships with funders, implementers, NGOs and government;
- Participate in training events, documentation and social dialogues at provincial level and do regular on-site monitoring visits;
- Offer support and guidance to implementing partner organisations.
The Programme Manager will report to the Director. The role, although based in Johannesburg, will require regular travel. It will involve about 75% administration and project management and 25% time engaging with project participants.
- Bachelor’s degree from a reputable tertiary education institution;
- Valid driver’s licence;
- Advanced management skills to plan, manage and coordinate projects, partners, people, budgets and risk;
- Fluent in English;
- Minimum of three years of project management experience with a national scope;
- Excellent communications skills with individuals and groups;
- Excellent report writing in English;
- Confident in use of information and communication technology;
- Experience in Human Rights and development sector work;
- Knowledge and understanding of issues of human rights, social justice, poverty and inequality with a particular passion for community development, understanding and concern for issues affecting the Lesbian and Trans community;
- Experience of managing and delivering training and capacity building of staff of differing skills and abilities;
- Highly organised and efficient with high level attention to detail;
- Ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage diverse teams with a transparent, accountable and consultative style;
- Confidence to engage at community level as well as to take part in public and policy forums and engage with the mainstream and social media;
- Prepared to travel;
- Experience in piloting community based projects;
- Ability and experience in the design of LGBTI projects;
- Lesbian and Trans persons positively encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a CV (three pages maximum) and a motivation letter (two pages maximum, including salary indication) with contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
Interview date: 6 February 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 30 January 2015.
For more about Iranti-org, refer to www.iranti-org.co.za.
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