Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HIDSA) New Position

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6 Aug, 2018

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Communications Jobs in South Africa

Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HIDSA) is looking to fill the following position:

Job Title: Advocacy and Communication Officer

TCT R350 000
Reporting to the Programme Manager 

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Support the consultative process and lobbying activities for HIDSA’s core programmatic work/values
  • Planning and implementation of awareness raising activities for various programme work and/or campaigns
  • Coordination and mobilisation of partners and relevant stakeholders in influencing public policy and government interventions as needed in various programmatic work
  • Contribute to the formulation of final reports to all donors, including the HIDSA’s annual report
  • Assists in the implementation of HIDSA’s social marketing strategy
  • Develop content and supervise the production process of the HIDSA’s annual report and institutional materials
  • Lead in identifying, packaging and pitching stories and public issues to put on digital platforms
  • Liaising with media and identifying interventions to capacitate them as champions for HiDSA’s work
  • Support in writing stories related to programme and project developments as they relate to core programme issues
  • Liaise with key stakeholders towards the advancement and strengthening of the programme related agenda.
  • Represent the organisation at key events for the advancement and strengthening of our core work with a focus on gender-based work
  • Provide advice and support to the Programme Team
  • Implementation of key trends and issues regarding core work
  • Provide advice and support to grantees through selected interventions/interactions at HIDSA convening’s, forums and platforms.
  • Analyse and ensure that interventions are sensitive to women’s leadership and core values in order to achieve progress in terms of inclusion of other groups that are marginalised in society.
  • Support in updating and sharing recent developments and knowledge related to the field.

Qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of a post graduate tertiary education or equivalent is required in Development Studies, public policy or other relevant qualification
  • At least five years’ work experience in a similar environment
  • Working knowledge of NGO/NPO sector
  • At least 3 years’ experience in gender-related work, and GBV in particular
  • Conversance with current debates on gender empowerment, gender identity and sexual orientation
  • A valid driver’s license and own car

The ideal candidate should be

  • Accurate and efficient
  • Works independently and deadline driven
  • Fluent in English
  • A team player

Interested candidates who meet the criteria can send a cover letter and latest CV to [email protected], by close of business on 17 August 2018.

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