Gender and Governance Manager

Date: June 8, 2014
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Gender Links, a dynamic Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg that promotes gender equality and justice seeks to fill the post of Gender and Governance Manager on an initial two-year contract basis.


  • Managing a team of country managers in ten Southern African countries to support Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government. These include flagship programmes and campaigns for ending GBV.
  • Cascading research on gender violence indicators to the local level.
  • Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation and designing tools for gathering best practices and evidence of strategies that make a difference.
  • Organising district and country summits for the sharing of best practices and administering of awards.
  • Supporting fund raising initiatives at national and regional level for sustaining this process.
  • Supporting the institutional growth of GL country offices to support the work, promote ownership and sustainability. Qualifications, experience, and skills
  • A Masters’ Degree in governance or a relevant social science field.
  • A strong grounding in, and commitment to, gender and development.
  • At least ten years’ experience, five of these at management level.
  • Knowledge of local government and how it works in the Southern African region. Previous experience of working in or with local government would be an advantage.
  • Excellent facilitation, team building, mentoring and training skills.
  • Excellent report writing, media, communication and IT skills.
  • Excellent administrative, logistic and management skills.
  • Excellent fund raising skills.

General conditions:

GL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from the SADC region. GL will offer a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with skills and experience. Background information can be found by phoning Vivien Bakainanga on 27 (0) 11-622-2877.

Please submit a CV, references, and at least two samples of your work to by 20 June 2014. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. GL reserves the right not to make an appointment, should a suitable candidate not be found.

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