• African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Head of Communications and Development

    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, December 10, 2011
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    The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of 15 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex [LGBTI] and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) led organisations in 13 African countries. Founded in 2009, AMSHeR works to increase the protection of the sexual and health rights of gay men and other MSM, strengthen the capacity of member organisations, contribute to the development of effective HIV programming and facilitate research on gay men and other MSM.

    AMSHeR seeks to appoint a Head of Communications and Development, based in Johannesburg.

    S/he will be responsible for the development and production of communications materials for all AMSHeR initiatives. In this capacity, s/he will work closely with members of the Law and Human rights Unit, the Health Unit and the Francophone programme to edit, proofread and publish AMSHeR publications, including reports, booklets, info sheet, press releases, newsletters, brochures, media advisories and Briefing papers.

    • Edits and prepares manuscripts;
    • Copy editing (employing skills that assure consistency and accuracy within a manuscript regarding grammar, punctuation, syntax, and acceptable institution style);
    • Substantive editing, requiring critical sense and intuitive evaluation of factual accuracy and consistency of information - chronology of events, overall consistency of subject matter; verification of facts, rearrangement or deletion of material, analysis of data, and evaluation of documentation as to accuracy and thoroughness;
    • Coordinate AMSHeR’s “The Voices” Project, a project that aims at increasing knowledge on same-sex sexuaity through the development and dissemination of digital material and facilitation of research and writing on same-sex sexuality in Africa.
    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, social sciences or any related field of study;
    • Commitment to social justice and AMSHeR values;
    • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of oral and written communications and interpersonal relations skills;
    • Professional level skills in proposal and publications development, correspondence management with writing and editing experience preferable for a non-profit organisation;
    • Skills in writing and editing news/feature articles and in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences;
    • Ability to translate complex technical language and ideas into language easily comprehensible to non-specialists;
    • Editing and proofreading skills;
    • Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and people from culturally diverse groups;
    • Ability to use a variety of personal computer software applications, including desktop publishing;
    • Knowledge of English and French.
    Starting date: 1 January 2012.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and writing sample to

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    No enquiry will be accepted.

    For more about the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights, refer to

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