Jun 26, 2019
Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint a Communication and Strategic Information (CSI) Unit Manager to be based either in Cape Town or Johannesburg. Remuneration: R685 370 per annum Purpose of the position is defining, implementing and managing Sonke’s overall communication strategy in South Africa and the region and for managing the unit and will play a strong role in helping to guide and develop Sonke’s advocacy campaigns. Responsibilities: Manage the organisation’s identity and image (including the production of the Annual Report, newsletter, social media and website management); Contribute actively to national, regional and global advocacy campaigns; Use communications as a tool to share news about Sonke’s Community Action Team members to inspire community activism locally and nationally; Develop media advocacy training and facilitate workshops when required; Manage media relations, including community media, social media, and mass media; Support materials development and dissemination; Manage internal communications; and Proactive fundraising for CSI Unit. Requirements; At least 3 years experience in journalism (political journalism as an advantage); A network of active contacts amongst media institutions in South Africa and across the continent; Experience convening media briefings; Ability to speak indigenous South African languages, French or Swahili an advantage. Qualifications and skills: Applicants must hold a Degree in the social sciences, with a strong preference for Journalism, Public Health, or Human Rights degrees; An advanced degree would be advantageous; Significant experience (minimum 5 years) in managing communications work, in a complex human rights, public health and/or development environment OR in journalism (political journalism as an advantage); Expertise in any of the following areas: gender equality, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, democracy, human rights; peace and conflict; men and masculinities, community mobilisation, local government; Minimum of 5 years of management experience in a medium to a large sized organisation; Proven ability to respond quickly to unexpected opportunities and challenges; Fluent in spoken and written English. To Apply Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae (not more than 5 pages), motivation letter and contact details of two referees, and this one-page application form: https://genderjustice.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CSI-Application-Form.docx to Sonke’s H.R. Department via email For non-South Africans attaining of the work permit from the Department of Home Affairs is the responsibility of the applicant and employment will depend on a valid work permit being in place Salary is negotiable dependent on experience & qualifications. If you do not hear from us by 31/07/2019, please consider your application unsuccessful. EE candidates are encouraged to apply. Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application Employment Sonke Gender Justice has offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga in South Africa, and Kampala, Uganda, Sonke works globally, and especially 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 and 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 Johannesburg, South Africa Full time