Various Job Opportunities

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 6 July, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

South Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Programme Officer

Gender Links, a Southern African NGO with regional offices in Johannesburg specialising in gender, media, women’s rights and governance, seeks the services of an experienced individual to join the Alliance and Partnerships team and serve as a Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance Officer for South Africa. Gender Links provides the Secretariat to the regional Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance, a ‘network of networks’ that comprises 15 country networks across SADC and eight theme clusters.

Based in Johannesburg, the incumbent will be expected to develop a strategy and action plan to build and sustain the South Africa Alliance Network, identify champions and work with the national gender machinery  towards the attainment of the 28 targets of the SADC Gender Protocol.

Key performance areas

  • Coalition building
  • Developing and managing gender campaigns
  • Training and capacity building on women’s rights
  • Monitoring and evaluation of South Africa’s progress towards attainment of gender equality, in particular the 28 targets of the SADC Gender Protocol
  • Research, writing and ability to produce high quality knowledge and IEC materials
  • Administration and budget control
  • You may be called upon to provide support to the Alliance team in related work in the rest of the SADC countries

Skills and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender, social science or any related degree
  • Minimum 5 years working experience preferably in a gender related field
  • Knowledge of South Africa women’s rights sector
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of the SADC region will be an advantage.

General conditions:
GL is an equal opportunity employer. The above post is for an initial period of two years. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the skills and qualifications. Applications must be submitted by 17h00 Friday, 6  July 2012. A letter of motivation, CVs, references and two samples of written work should be sent to: hr@genderlinks.org.za or fax 27 (0) 11- 622 4732. For further enquiries call Vivien Bakainaga on 27 (0) 11 622 2877. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted. GL reserves the right to not appoint anyone.

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Senior Programme Officer Gender Justice

Gender Links, a Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg specialising in gender, media, women’s rights and governance, seeks the services of an experienced individual to serve as Senior Programme Officer for its Gender Justice Unit. The main task of the incumbent, who will be based in Johannesburg, will be to provide research and administrative support to  the unit that is carrying out pioneering research on gender violence indicators across the SADC region.

Key performance areas

  • Data collection, management, cleaning and analysis.
  • Administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • High quality knowledge and IEC materials.
  • Writing research reports.
  • Work with relevant staff teams in dissemination and advocacy strategies for research outputs.

Skills:

  • Masters degree in social science, public health or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a research environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, SPSS and STATA.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of the SADC region will be an advantage.

General conditions:
GL is an equal opportunity employer. The above post is for an initial period of one year. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the skills and qualifications. Applications must be submitted by 17h00 Friday, 6  July 2012. A letter of motivation, CVs, references and two samples of written work should be sent to: hr@genderlinks.org.za or fax 27 (0) 11- 622 4732. For further enquiries call Vivien Bakainaga on 27 (0) 11 622 2877. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted. GL reserves the right to not appoint anyone.

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