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Regional Movement Supporter (Africa) – SheDecides Support Unit

About SheDecides

SheDecides is a global political movement driving change, fuelled by actions in communities, with young people at its heart. The movement was born in January 2017 as a result of the reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule and has grown significantly since then.

The movement seeks a Regional Movement Supporter (Africa), to support the growing movement in Africa.

The Regional Movement Supporter (Africa) will:

  • Design and implement movement building initiatives that facilitate the emergence, growth and sustainability of local movements in the region.
  • Support Local Movements in their work to stand up and speak out, change the rules.
  • Promote the growth of the regional network of individual and organisational Friends.
  • Facilitate meaningful youth engagement, and strong political action at the local & regional level.
  • Design and support impact of local movements in global initiatives.
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships, strengthening SheDecides by deepening key alliances and forging stronger links with regional sister movements.

Education & Qualifications

First degree level in a related discipline e.g. public policy, international development, social or political sciences, gender. Masters level or equivalent desirable.

Proven Ability

  • Significant experience in a related discipline: public policy, women’s rights, international development, political sciences, movement building, community organizing, campaigning.
  • Experience in advancing gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • In depth knowledge of women’s movement and gender organizations throughout the region.
  • Experience in organizing, campaigning and mobilizing in country and/or in the region.


  • A self-starter that can prioritize supporting others to achieve collective goals, with resilience and interpersonal flexibility. The nature of the position will change through time.
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills, to work effectively and credibly in a diverse, multicultural environment.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills & advanced level of French.


Cape Town or Johannesburg



Closing Date

9 February 2020