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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Head of Programmes with Gender Links in Johannesburg, South Africa

Deadline: 4 December 2015

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organization: Gender Links

Gender Links (GL) is a Southern African NGO, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa that promotes gender equality and justice across the fifteen countries of the region. A “small organisation with large footprints”, they are committed to a South Africa where women and men are able to realise their full potential and participate equally in all aspects of public and private life.

1) Working with partners at local, national, regional and international level, Gender Links:

2) Promotes gender equality in and through the media, and in all areas of governance.

3) Develops policies and action plans to ensure that gender equality is achieved, especially at the local level.

4) Builds the capacity of women, men and all citizens to engage critically in democratic processes that advance equality and justice.

5) Conducts campaigns for ending gender violence, HIV and AIDS, economic and climate justice and the rights of marginalised groups.

Candidate Pack

For the full job description, please download and read the candidate pack: Download PDF.

Full description

In brief, you will:
  •  Oversee programme managers in the GL programme areas (SAGPA, Media, Governance and Entrepreneurship, Gender Justice) and manage and develop key line managers in programmes, monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Ensure a productive work force and strong team spirit
  • Promote smooth internal communication and coordination
  • Ensure state-of-the art financial and other systems and practices that enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Represent GL in the media as required by initiating and attending interviews and other events with the media and submitting written articles to the newspapers and ensure an appropriate social media presence for GL.
  • Network with governments, donors and others to further the profile and aims of GL.
  • Raise sufficient funds for the work of the organisation, with timely submission of donor reports, regular communication and excellent relationships.
  • You will co-ordinate strategic programme planning and assist the CEO in initiating relevant Policies and Procedures and oversee the development of GL publications and the Gender Links News Service.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters Degree in Social Science Studies or other equivalent advanced degree in a related field.
  • Qualifications in gender studies or extensive experience in this area.
  • 10-15 years of significant management experience with at least five of these at a senior leadership level, ideally with a proven track record of managing cross-functionally.
  • A proven track record of raising funds from bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic organisations.
  • Knowledge of, and work experience in, the SADC region.

A competitive salary will be paid, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

To apply for this post, please complete our online application form here, and submit the following information:
  • An example of a published piece of work
  • A successful funding application
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 pages)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable.

Please look at “Advice for Candidates” on the Oxford HR website for hints on how to write a successful statement. The documents should be saved in Word in the following format: Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

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