Development of the Sonke Gender Justice 2022/3 Annual Report

About Sonke  

Founded in 2006, Sonke Gender Justice is a women’s rights organisation 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 women, children, men and gender non-conforming individuals enjoy equitable, caring, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to developing gender just and democratic societies. Sonke strengthens governments, civil society and citizens’ capacity to advance gender justice and women’s rights, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS, and in this way, contribute to social justice and the elimination of poverty. 


Sonke is looking for a dynamic and highly skilled consultant to document and produce the a comprehensive annual organisational report reflecting Sonke’s work and achievements for the fiscal year 2022/2023. The consultant will be responsible for the write up of  the comprehensive annual report, to be published in both print and digital formats.  The annual report is intended to show-case and inform the donors and potential funders, partners, stakeholders and program participants about Sonke’s work. Also detailing the financial, operational and programmatic performance of Sonke in South Africa and in the region throughout the 22 other African countries.

Scope of Work  

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Communications Manager, the consultant will undertake the following tasks: 

TaskLevel of effortDeliverable
Develop the framework/template of Sonke’s annual report  2 daysAnnual report template
Desktop review of all Sonke’s units/donor annual projects reports5 daysIncorporate the overview of the unit reports into the draft annual report
Consultative discussions and information gathering from relevant stakeholders and partners for content development  3 dayElectronic recording or meeting notes
Draft the draft report – including charts and graphs, as needed  5Draft1  Report
Editorial (conceptualising, writing, editing, post-production) and re-purposing existing content   10 daysDraft 2 Report
Consolidate other input into report annexes to include financial information, partnerships and publications information, among others   5 daysAnnual Report annexes Final Comprehensive Annual Report


  • Strong research and excellent writing skills in English 
  • High proficiency in the use of Microsoft Suite 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and collaborate with people from all backgrounds
  • Flexibility in responding to text changes as part of the review and feedback process
  • Effectively participate in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, Public Relations, Social Sciences or a related field 
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience 
  • Proven experience in report writing demonstrated through at least two samples 
  • Experience in producing corporate products 
  • Previous experience in copy-editing will be an asset 
  • Familiarity with Sonke Gender Justice report writing requirements 
  • Experience in design and layout will be an advantage 

Duration of the consultancy

  • The consultant is expected to carry out the assignment for two months between September and October 2023


Interested parties should submit the following: 

  1. CV to 
  2. A portfolio of evidence/ sample of work similarly to the annual reports
  3. Outline and a proposal (max five pages) for a suggested approach
  4. Financial proposal per task with critical budget information

Submission deadline

21 August 2023


2 Months

Closing Date

21 August 2023