Sonke Gender Justice Network: One Man Can Trainer

Sonke Gender Justice Network
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
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Sonke Gender Justice Network is a NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

With a full-time staff of some 80 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Agincourt, and Geneva, Sonke works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

Sonke Gender Justice Network seeks to a One Man Can (OMC) Trainer, based in Johannesburg.

Job Ref: ST/07.

This position is reports to the Senior Trainer.

The purpose of the trainer for the One Man Can Community Project is to prevent new HIV infections through training and mentoring community Action Teams and Community Based Organisations, and to support partner organisations that work with men to achieve the following:

  • Reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS by reducing their HIV risk and increasing their use of HIV services;
  • Promoting male circumcision; and by
  • Challenging the gender inequalities that exacerbate the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.


  • Develop a training plan for each community where we operate;
  • Identify new communities in which Sonke can work;
  • Prepare thoroughly for training sessions in communities using relevant and updated materials;
  • Identify gaps and provide training and mentoring to Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and partner organisations in the implementation of work related to the 'One Man Can campaign' and Brothers for Life methodology;
  • Support Community Action Teams (CATs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement the Once Man Can Campaign using the community mobilisation model;
  • Identify boys and men’s groups in communities (schools, clinics, taverns, and churches) through   community mapping exercise using the community mobilisation model;
  • Assist in supporting the development of new materials; provide promotional and existing materials to CATs and CBOs;
  • Monitor and evaluate project success and compliance with deliverables to the Training Coordinator;
  • Networking with relevant stakeholders in the communities;
  • Timely collation and submission of monthly training reports; and
  • Documenting organisational processes as it relates to the project.


  • Degree/diploma in the public health field or another relevant qualification;  
  • Diploma in project management would be advantageous;
  • Minimum of three years experience working in programmatic aspects related to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, the prevention of gender based violence and community mobilisation;
  • Minimum of three years experience in training in the reproductive health/NGO Sector;
  • Knowledge of finance, administration and procurement procedures and ensure that these are consistently adhered to;
  • Facilitation, presentation and time management skills;
  • Ability to prepare for training sessions thoroughly using relevant and appropriate materials; 
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate Community Action Teams; 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines;
  • Proven ability working as a team member within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Fluency in English a requirement, and least one other South African language;
  • A multi-tasker whose confident, assertive and can work with diverse groups of people; and
  • Valid driver’s licence essential. 

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter the Human Resource Department at Quote the reference number: ST/07.

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 28 February 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.

Sonke Gender Justice Network reserves the right not to make an appointment.  

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