Work at Sonke

Communication Strategic Information (CSI) Manager

About Sonke

With a full-time staff of 100 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action 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 (see

The CSI Manager will have direct responsibility for defining 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the organisation’s identity and image;
  • Coordinates Sonke’s national and regional community radio projects;
  • Manages media relations, including community media, social media, and mass media;
  • Provides training to Sonke staff and partners on media advocacy;
  • Manage internal communications;
  • Coordinate a journalism internship/fellows programme;
  • Support materials development; and
  • Contribute actively to national, regional and global advocacy campaigns.


  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a Masters Degree in the social sciences, with a strong preference for Journalism, Public Health, or Human Rights degrees, and must be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • At least 3 years experience in journalism and have active contacts amongst media institutions is a requirement.
  • Experience in having worked in a complex human rights, public health and/or development environment is required.
  • Expertise in any of the following areas will be of benefit: gender equality, gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, democracy, elections and governance; peace and conflict; fatherhood, human rights.


Cape Town or Johannesburg


Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications

Closing Date

1 March 2016