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.