Jun 06, 2018

Regional Advocacy Officer

  • Gender Dynamix
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a Regional Advocacy Officer, to be based in Cape Town.

Lead the design process for regional projects
Support regional partners and organisations in need of capacity enhancement support comprehensively understand trans and gender diversity, write funding proposals and support proper implementation of their in-country programs
Manage the partner relationships with specialist partners and specialist volunteers nationally and in the region for the benefit of the general trans movement in the region
Liaise with the Programmes Manager to manage program staffing and/or bring in external program personnel where necessary for projects
Design and implement an Monitoring and Evaluation plan for various projects and programs, by developing forms and records to document program activities
Develop and monitor grant agreements, prepare and finalise project reports
Advise the Programmes Manager on relevant changes to enhance the regional program where appropriate
Work to ensure timely narrative reports are prepared and issued to the Programmes Manager and relevant stakeholders
Engage with inter-governmental governing bodies and human rights mechanisms from the region and internationally to influence their thinking, policies and practices to benefit the trans movement
Ensure effective dissemination of practical guidance, best practices and lessons learnt from regional programs and projects to all key players and beneficiaries within the region and beyond through workshops, lectures and trainings
Participate in regional and international dialogues so as to inform regional and international policy debate and formulation, including media discussions on trans issues in the region or globally
Facilitate regional scholarly research on transgender issues and concepts in consultation with the Researcher
Assist in the implementation of other programs and projects nationally as may be required by the Programmes Manager
Assist the Programmes Manager in various tasks relating to advocacy, trainings and dialogue at national, regional and international level as may be required
As required by the Executive Director to conduct internal training on lessons learnt and observations made on transgender issues and concepts arising regionally and internationally

Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Strategic Management, Social Sciences, International Relations, Human Rights Law or any other relevant discipline
Relevant experience in the trans advocacy field will be considered in place of formal education qualifications
Minimum of three years’ experience doing advocacy at national or regional level
Advanced management skills to plan, manage and coordinate projects, partners, people, and budgets
Organisation, writing, analytical and administrative skills
Confident in using information and communication technology
Experience and deep understanding of Human Rights and development sector work
Experience in working with trans, gender and body diverse persons and communities highly desirable
Understanding and/or engagement with policy and legal advocacy and reform
Knowledge of working with or using regional and international human rights mechanisms
Understanding of the sub-regional and continental trans movement and movement building initiatives highly sought
Personal attributes and knowledge
Demonstrate integrity by modeling the Gender DynamiX values
Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Gender DynamiX
Knowledge and understanding of issues of human rights, social justice, with a passion for community development, understanding and concern for issues affecting Key Populations and the greater trans and gender diverse community
Interest or passion for concepts of gender, sex, gender identity and diversity as well as body and sexual diversity
Displays strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Experience of managing and delivering training and capacity building of staff of differing skills and abilities
Organised, efficient and methodical
Ability to work alone, show initiative, and manage diverse teams with a transparent, accountable and consultative style
Ability to effectively work in a team and groups of gender and sexually diverse identities and expressions
Ability to work with people from various countries with varying languages, cultures and identities
Proficient in writing and speaking English
Be prepared and able to travel
Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time

To apply, submit a CV (three pages max), a motivational letter (motivational two pages) to email

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a human rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing in transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming identities Founded in 2005, GDX is the first organisation within Africa that specifically advocates for transgender individuals. Gender DynamiX, as part of the KP REACH consortium is implementing a three year regional programme in eight countries in Southern Africa, funded by the Global Fund.

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