Work at Sonke

Junior Trainer

About Sonke

With offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga in South Africa and Kampala, Uganda, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity 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.

About the Position

Sonke is looking for a committed, suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Junior Trainer who will be responsible for supporting the planning, development and implementation of the Concern Worldwide (CWW) capacity-building project, including: providing research support; conducting trainings on gender norms transformation for Concern staff and partner organisations; assisting with donor reports; as well as providing general support to Sonke’s Regional Programme and Networks Unit (RPU). The trainer will be expected to travel and spend considerable amount of time in remote locations in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, CAR, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leon, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Turkey.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Support planning, development and implementation of the Concern Worldwide project

  • Providing field support
  • Support on community mobilization activities if requested by the Concern in-country teams
  • Assist with the development of curriculum and provision of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material
  • Training and mentoring
  • Provision and distribution of project materials
  • Provide logistical support when hosting and organizing meetings

2. Research support – Support the Senior Trainer and Project Coordinator with:

  • Performing periodic desktop research on different themes and topics assigned by the project coordinator
  • Provide a summary of key findings

3. Conduct trainings for Concern staff and partner organisations on gender norms transformation

  • Support the senior trainer and Project Coordinator in the design of the in-country workshops
  • Compile workshop materials and ensure that all materials and supporting documents, i.e. handouts are in place
  • Conduct in-country trainings
  • Write detailed travel reports with recommendations to Concern country offices

4. Support project review processes

  • Review and collate of project documents and reports in preparation for project review processes

5. Contribute to the drafting of donor reports

  • Document experiences and lessons learned from the field and provide summary of key results

6. Support to the Regional Programmes Unit activities

  • Support the development of the MenEngage network within Africa and outside, through creating country-based linkages with Concern Worldwide country-based programmes
  • Attend Sonke/MenEngage Africa meetings, where appropriate and requested

7. Administration

  • Prepare payment requisitions and quotations in line with payment policy
  • Familiarity with Finance, Administration and Procurement procedures.

Education, experience and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, political science, or another relevant field, or relevant  experience
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in the gender field; with good knowledge of the NGO sector in the African region and internationally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to speak and write French is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with gender transformative work with men and boys, including primary social change strategies, key organisations and networks in the region, key research findings and the associated evidence base for the work an advantage
  • Experience in training of organisations on gender equality
  • Familiarity with the Western, Southern, Eastern African region and the Middle East and North Africa region, and on policies and programmes relating to gender equality and gender-based violence engaging men and boys an advantage
  • Problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently, under pressure, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize time and work effectively
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, displays a high level of integrity, able to multi-task and is deadline driven
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Budgeting and financial management skills
  • Willingness to travel outside South Africa – or the country where the applicant is based – for at least 70% of the time to areas where the project will take place
  • Strong computer skills especially with MS Word, Excel and other related packages
  • A valid driver’s license is a requirement and essential


Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kampala (or other countries where the project will be implemented)


R130,233 – R141,233 per annum

Closing Date

28 February 2020