Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Manager

Date: July 10, 2013
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Gender Links, a dynamic Southern African NGO that promotes gender justice and equality seeks to fill the post of manager of the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, a “network of networks” that campaigned for the adoption of this Protocol in August 2008. The Alliance has drawn up a work plan over the next three years for the implementation of the 28 targets for the attainment of gender equality in Southern Africa by 2015. Working with lead agencies in the eight cluster areas, and focal networks in fifteen countries, the successful applicant will:

  • Strengthen coalitions and work on the implementation of the Protocol at national and regional level in the countdown to 2015.
  • Develop IEC materials and manage a massive advocacy campaign.
  • Manage research for the annual Southern African Gender Protocol Barometer.
  • Promote the work of the Alliance at key regional events, and lobby for an addendum to the Protocol on Gender and Climate Change.

The successful candidate should be a seasoned, self- motivated operator with:

  • A Masters Degree in a relevant social science discipline;
  • At least eight years experience managing research and advocacy work on gender-related issues.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Southern African region.
  • Excellent verbal, written, networking, lobbying and advocacy as well as management skills.
  • Fund raising and financial management skills.
  • Flexibility to travel and a driver’s license.

The post, based in Johannesburg, is for an initial two year period. A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience. A letter of motivation, CV and sample of written work should be submitted to or faxed to 011 622 4732 by close of business on Thursday 25 July 2013. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. For more information phone 27 (0)11 622 2877 or go to



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