Triangle Project: Research, Advocacy & Policy Manager

Triangle Project
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 24 November, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Triangle Project is a registered not-for-profit organisation based in Cape Town that focuses on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The organisation achieves its objectives through a number of core programmes, including the Research, Advocacy & Policy (RAP) Programme. 

The RAP Programme aims to generate an accessible body of knowledge on LGBTI issues through community-based research that informs activism and advocacy. The Programme also promotes the rights of LGBTI people by engaging in advocacy at local and national level aimed at transforming legislation, policies and practices of various state institutions and civil society organisations.
 
Our approach in the RAP Programme is informed by principles of participatory research with a focus on skills- and capacity-building of LGBTI community activists and organisations. Working within such a framework facilitates the creation of knowledge that is owned and controlled by LGBTI persons and ultimately increases the depth and reach of community-led advocacy based on the research findings.

Triangle Project seeks to appoint a Research, Advocacy and Policy Manager for the Programme, to take forward an urgent existing portfolio of work. This position is based in Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement research and advocacy programmes, with a focus on hate crimes and sexual orientation- and gender-based violence;
  • Commission, lead and/or conduct research that supports Triangle Project's advocacy strategy and which feeds back into service provision;
  • Develop research and policy briefs, research reports, policy and legislation submissions and opinion pieces for local and national news publications, and develop related information, education and communication (IEC) material;
  • Partner with other networks and coalitions to ensure that the needs and rights of LGBTI persons are integrated and addressed;
  • Respond to discrimination and promote the rights and responsibilities of LGBTI persons more broadly;
  • Manage staff in the RAP Programme, participate in Management Committee meetings and processes and report to the Director on work conducted in the Programme.

Requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences or humanities, with training and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;
  • Minimum of three years experience in working at an advocacy level around human rights and particularly around sexual and gender rights;
  • Clear understanding of gender, sexual diversity, HIV/AIDS and LGBTI issues;
  • Ability to engage with, and influence, diverse stakeholders including government departments;
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, within a small team environment and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills in at least two local languages (additional competence in other languages of the region would be an added advantage);
  • Excellent writing skills in English.

Triangle Project practices affirmative action for LGBTI people. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

To apply, submit a detailed CV, writing sample, details of three contactable work-related references and motivation letter to recruitment@triangle.org.za.

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

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection process will include the appropriate competency tests related to the key performance areas highlighted above. In instances where additional reference requirements arise, candidates will be required to provide such additional information.

For more about Triangle Project, refer to www.thetriangleproject.org.

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

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