Gender and Local Government Manager South Africa

Date: December 9, 2014
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Gender Links, a dynamic Southern African NGO headquartered in Johannesburg that promotes gender justice and equality seeks to fill the post of South Africa Local Government Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing Centres of Excellences (COE) in South Africa, through mainstreaming gender in local government, associated partners and stakeholders
  • Facilitating training in various stages of Centres of Excellences
  • Managing knowledge creation and learning, gathering testimonials per councils at workshops, compiling I stories, contributing to the SADC Barometer
  • Planning and Reporting for the SA Local Government
  • Fundraising and managing the budget for the programme
  • Generating monthly monitoring and evaluation reports

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in lobbying and advocacy work on gender and development work.
  • Strong knowledge/ prior experience of working in local government in South Africa.
  • Research, advocacy and training skills.
  • Strong strategic, conceptual and operational skills
  • Financial, fund raising and report writing skills
  • Excellent networking and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • IT proficiencyÀ“ knowledge of MS Office packages like excel, MSProject, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in at least one widely spoken local language in addition to English
  • A valid drives’ license.

General conditions:

The post which is for an initial period of one year period based in Johannesburg. GL will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the skills and experience. Background information can be found on or by phoning Human Resources Manager on (011) 622 2877. Please submit a CV, references and relevant sample of written work to by Friday 19 December 2014.

Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. GL reserves the right to not appoint anyone if a suitable candidate is not found.

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