Gender and Media Diversity Centre Manager

Date: January 28, 2013
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Gender Links, a Southern African NGO with regional offices in Johannesburg specialising in gender, media, women’s rights and governance, seeks the services of an experienced individual to manage the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (

Based in Johannesburg, the incumbent will be expected to develop a strategy and action plan to build and sustain this partnership between gender and media networks, media training institutions, and media development NGOs.

Key performance areas

  • Manage the Gender and Media Diversity Centre including fund raising for its programmes and sustainability, liaising with partners and the advisory group; growing the user and partnership base; running monthly seminars on topical issues and running an internship programme.
  • Taking forward work on mainstreaming gender in media education.
  • Managing media literacy training programmes across Southern Africa in partnership with media NGOs and knowledge institutions.
  • Gathering entries for the SADC Gender Protocol@Work summit.
  • Managing, editing and producing the biannual Gender and Media Diversity Journal.

Skills and requirements

  • Master’s degree in media studies; at least five years media training experience.
  • Proven interest and or qualifications or experience in gender and media work.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Use of IT for advancing collecting, connecting and collaboration.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of the SADC region will be an advantage.


General conditions:
GL is an equal opportunity employer. The above post is for an initial period of two years. GL wil offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the skills and qualifications. Applications must be submitted by1 7h00 Friday,15   February 2012. A letter of motivation, CVs, references and two samples of written work should be sent to: or fax 27 (0) 11- 622 4732. For further enquiries go to or call Vivien Bakainanga on 27 (0) 11 622 2877.

Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted. GL reserves the right not to appoint anyone should a suitable candidate not be found.


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