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Compliance and Governance Coordinator

With 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 www.

About the position

The Compliance and Governance Coordinator will work closely with the Co-Executive Director responsible for operations to ensure that the organisation is compliant with its own reporting and external compliance requirements.

The Compliance and Governance Co-ordinator has the following primary responsibilities:

  • Provide secretariat function to the Board
  • Coordinate all logistical arrangements for the Board and Management team meetings
  • Take minutes for Board and Management Meetings
  • Co-ordinate the internal and external reporting compliance of the organisation
  • Assist with the compilation of the operational plan
  • ProvidesupporttotheCo-ExecutiveDirectors

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Meetings: Assist with the co-ordination of the board and management meetings including arranging logistics and the taking of minutes.
  2. Compliance: Maintain the monthly internal compliance schedule by tracking compliance against submission of reports on a monthly basis.
  3. Legal compliance: Maintenance of the organisations registration and legal status and maintain the organisation’s external compliance with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) and Department of Social Development.
  4. Submission of reports: Submit audit and annual reports to relevant government entities.
  5. Calendar: Maintain and distribute the monthly organisational calendar to staff.
  6. Support the development of the operational plan and reporting against the operation plan.

Qualification and experience

  • College diploma or secretarial school qualification required. A degree would be an advantage.
  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience with a proven track record in a similar capacity
  • Experience in donor/or international NGO environment will be an advantage.
  • Professional communication skills and excellent writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Have a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize time and work effectively
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Highly motivated, confident communicator with the ability to engage with people at all levels
  • Pays attention to detail and displays a high level of integrity
  • Able to multi-task and is deadline driven
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work across diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Create, develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter (please provide contact details of three referees) detailing experience to Sonke’s Human Resource Unit via email to, closing date 16 February 2018.
  • For non-South Africans nationals or permanent residents, 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.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 15 March 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Cape Town


R350 226 per annum

Closing Date

16 February 2018