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Community Education and Mobilisation (CEM) Provincial Manager

About Sonke  

Founded in 2006, Sonke is a womxn’s rights organisation that is committed to feminist principles, using a rights-based and gender transformative approach to achieve human rights and gender justice. Our vision is a poverty free world in which womxn, children, men and gender non-conforming individuals enjoy equitable, caring, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of gender just and democratic societies. Sonke strengthens governments, civil society and citizen’s capacity to advance gender justice and womxn’s rights, prevent gender-based violence, and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS, and in this way contributing to social justice and the elimination of poverty. 

About the position

The CEM Provincial Manager:   Gauteng & Mpumalanga will be responsible for providing strategic oversight, management support to CEM Coordinators, Trainers, Community Mobilisers and Community action Teams in Gauteng & Mpumalanga. The incumbent will coordinate CEM stakeholder meetings and convene regular meetings with key civil society and government stakeholders provincially and when needed nationally. They will engage media (print, T.V and radio) – especially Community Radio Stations and provide support to the CEM Unit Manager on donor relations, the preparation of CEM specific proposals and donor reports and represent the organisation in national and international meetings. The incumbent will ensure the implementation and management of the CEM operational plan and assist in drafting unit budgets and the monitoring thereof and serve as an active member of Sonke’s Full Management team.

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide strategic oversight and management support to the Coordinators, Trainer, Community Mobilisers and Community action Teams in   Gauteng & Mpumalanga.   
  • Coordinate CEM stakeholder meetings and convene monthly/quarterly meeting with key civil society and government stakeholders provincially and when needed nationally. 
  • Engage Media (Print, T.V and Radio) – especially Community Radio Station.
  • Provide support to the National CEM Unit Manager on donor relations, especially preparation of CEM specific proposals and donor reports and represent the organisation at national and international meetings.
  • Ensure the implementation and management of the CEM operational plan and assists in drafting and monitoring of budgets.
  • Serve as an active member of Sonke’s Full Management team.
  • Conduct high level training for Sonke stakeholders.
  • The key performances of the role includes:
    1. Strategic planning, implementation and reporting
    2. Media engagement and advocacy campaigns
    3. Developing and reviewing training materials to strengthen community education and mobilisation
    4. Staff management and support, budget management and supporting, reviewing and developing monitoring and evaluation tools
    5. Supporting and activating key partnerships with civil society, state and private sector partner 
  • Documentation is obtained for processes such as receipts for transfer of equipment, etc.

Qualifications and experience

  • Recognised university degree in Social Sciences, post graduate qualification an advantage;
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in a relevant field in a non-profit organisation;
  • Minimum of 7 years project management experience with an understanding of developing budgets;
  • Fluency in English.  Local languages Nguni and Sotho advantageous;
  • Above average competence in the use of computerised packages. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications; i.e., Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • Significant budgeting and financial management skills 
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to write clearly & concisely;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; 
  • Experience working in the NGO environment & with international donors;
  • Willingness to travel 20 to 30% of the time

Experience required

  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in having worked in a complex human rights & public health environment.   
  • 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.
  • Experience in project management, donor reporting and time management, presentation skills.

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should submit their CV, a motivational letter that details your experience, the contact details of three referees, to Sonke’s Human Resource Unit at hiring@genderjustice.org.za. closing date 28 February 2022.
  • For non-South Africans, it is the responsibility of the applicant to attain a work permit from the Department of Home Affairs, and employment will depend on a valid work permit being in place. 
  • Sonke is committed to racial and gender transformation and encourages previously disadvantaged individuals to apply. 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31 March 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.  

Location

Gauteng & Mpumalanga

Duration

Fixed term appointment

Salary

R591 600.00 total cost to company per annum

Closing Date

28 Feb 22