Gender Justice and Local Government Manager

Date: July 10, 2012
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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 Justice and Local Government Manager on an initial two- year contract basis.


  • Managing a team of country managers in several 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 country and a regional Gender Justice and Local Government summit for the sharing of best practices and administering of awards.
  • Fund raising at national and regional level for sustaining this process.

Qualifications, experience, and skills

  • A Masters Degree in a relevant social science field.
  • At least five years experience managing gender justice advocacy campaigns.
  • Knowledge of local government and how it works in the Southern African region. Previous experience of working with local government associations would be an advantage.
  • Excellent facilitation, team building and training skills.
  • Excellent 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 on or by phoning Vivien Bakainaga on 27 (0) 11-622-2877. Please submit a CV, references, and at least two samples of your work to by 27 July 2012. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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