Terms of Reference

Development of the Sonke Gender Justice Annual Report

About Sonke  

Founded in 2006, Sonke Gender Justice is a women’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 women, 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 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. 

Objective(s)

Sonke is looking for a dynamic and highly skilled consultant to produce one annual report documenting Sonke’s work in 2021. The consultant will be responsible for creating and finalising the annual report within the time-frame specified by the Sonke. The annual report will be published in both print and digital (interactive) formats.

Scope of the assignment 

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

  • Manage the production of annual reports in both print and digital 
  • Editorial (conceptualizing; writing, editing, post-production and design) and re-purposing existing content 
  • Engaging and liaising with relevant stakeholders and partners for content  
  • Propose and discuss report structure and format with the planning team (content presentation, best use of case studies, visual elements, etc.) 
  • Collaborate gathered information through one-on-one discussions with Unit managers 
  • Draft and edit report text – including charts and graphs, as needed
  • Consolidate other input into report annexes, to include financial information, partnerships and publications information, among others 

Competencies

  • 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 5 years of relevant professional experience 
  • Proven experience in report writing demonstrated through at least 2 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 between August 2022 and October 2022

Selection process and shortlisting

A panel constituted by Sonke Gender Justice will review for shortlisting all received applications on amongst others the following criteria: 

  • Understanding of the brief 
  • Innovation 
  • Quality and experience of consultants and company
  • Overall cost

Submission

Interested parties should submit the following: 

  1. CV and letter of expression to hiring@genderjustice.org.za 
  2. Outline and a proposal (max 5 pages) for a suggested approach
  3. Financial proposal per task with key budget information

Submission deadline

Friday, 19th August 2022

Duration

August to October 2022

Closing Date

19 August 2022