Communications Advocacy Project Current Available Job Opportunity

Posted on :

16 Aug, 2019

Category :

Communications Jobs in South Africa, Research Jobs in South Africa

We are an experimental and social justice-oriented strategic communications agency that partners with civil society organisation to strategically and responsibly use research, media, communications, data and technology to advance social change.

As a collective of irreverent strategic thinkers and skilled doers, we use local insights and technical expertise guided by feminist ethics to advance work rooted in equity, access and justice.

 

Job Title: Communication Researcher
Location: South Africa

About the role: 

The successful candidate will work within a small team to strengthen the communications capacity of a South African transgender and gender diverse persons organisation to develop evidence-based messaging strategies in support of their self-defined and self-led social change work. The overall objective project is to identify, frame, vet and test persuasive messages that South African LGBTQI activists can use to further their self-determined social change goals.

With guidance from the organization and its constituents, the consultant will conduct primary and secondary research to provide a robust understanding of the current landscape of messaging and perceptions of transgender and gender diverse communities in South Africa, in order to: identify some of the key drivers of attitudes and stereotypes, and identify strategic points of entry and opportunities to achieve positive gains and successes.

Duties:

  • Consultations with the organisation about their research priorities and needs;
  • Baseline mapping of audience attitudes
  • Baseline assessment of the organisation’s current messaging;
  • Development of a research work plan that details approach to attitudes mapping and research, and including methods for message testing/validation.
  • Review and assess current research to identify near-term improvement recommendations as well as long-term solutions leveraging target audiences, allies, civil servants, and policy makers.
  • Share knowledge by documenting findings in a report and presentation.
  • Draft findings into a user-friendly strategic communication lesson sharing material.

Ideal Candidate:

  • A deep commitment to social justice and feminist ethics.
  • 3+ years experience conducting research within social justice sector, especially for LGBTIAPQ+, gender and/or women’s rights.
  • Demonstrated understanding of South Africa’s LGBTIAPQ+ sector and overall related policies.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, with a record of publications
  • Able to simply and effectively communicate research data and findings.
  • A passion for pushing ideas and introducing new and irreverent approaches and methods.
  • A good team player that can self-manage but deliver within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent command of isiXhosa and/or isiZulu and/or Setswana, and English.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

Applications Deadline: Friday, 30 August, 2019

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