The South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) is an NGO that aims to coordinate, monitor and promote services for persons with intellectual disability, psychosocial disability, as well as to promote mental health and wellbeing for all South Africans.
Job Title: Project Leader (Information & Awareness)
Location: Ferndale, Gauteng.
The successful candidate will provide direction, expertise, and leadership in the successful management of SAFMH’s awareness programmes, along with generating and managing all mental health-related information for use in campaigns, by the press, partners and members of the public.
The person will take responsibility for developing all SAFMH’s publicity materials, liaising with partners, and will provide high-level programmatic and administrative support to the Deputy and National Executive Directors and staff of SAFMH.
- Planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a range of national mental health awareness programmes
- Designing and developing mental health and human rights publicity, educational and awareness materials, and strategically distributing these to raise awareness at a national level
- Researching and developing mental health and human rights content and utilising this towards awareness programmes and campaigns
- Writing articles for newspapers, magazines and other publications
- Managing the production of the SAFMH eMpowered Minds newsletter
- Media liaison, including the development and dissemination of regular press releases and opinion pieces and conducting interviews with media
- Draft position papers for SAFMH on issues pertaining to mental health, human rights, disability, health and all other areas relevant to SAFMH’s work
- Conduct reviews and analysis of relevant human rights, health, disability and mental health policy and legislation, and assist SAFMH in drafting comments, reports and feedback on these
- Developing and managing SAFMH’s social media and website platforms
- Liaising with government departments, partner organisations, stakeholders and corporates about the promotion of mental health and human rights messages at a national level
- Representing and acting as ambassador for SAFMH at conferences, media briefings, meetings and other platforms and disseminate and gather relevant information
- Produce factsheets, infographics and other mental health and human rights information and publicity materials
- Developing, maintaining and promoting SAFMH as a high-quality, national mental health Resource Centre
- Proofreading, fact-checking and editing SAFMH documentation
- Running content development and writing workshops for SAFMH staff and Mental Health Societies to assist in the upskilling and capacitation of staff
- Supporting government, Mental Health Societies and other external stakeholders with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of mental health awareness programmes and campaigns
- Budget and project management related to all awareness and content development functions of SAFMH
- Regular report writing on all awareness-related functions of SAFMH
- Any other related tasks, as deemed important by the organisation
- The position requires a highly energetic and vibrant person to drive mental health awareness in an enthusiastic and innovative way
- Relevant qualifications such as degree in Psychology or Journalism
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience at Programme Manager or equivalent level
- Experience in awareness programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is essential
- High level of proficiency in social media management
- Experience in researching content and conceptualising national awareness programmes
- Graphic design skills
- High level of literacy and excellent written and admin skills are essential
- Good communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders
- Experience in strategy development at a national level
- Project management skills
- Experience and knowledge of the mental health and disability sectors in South Africa
- Strategic thinker and able to use initiative and work autonomously
- Highly organised, enthusiastic and results driven
- Valid driver’s license
Submit a CV, motivation letter and contactable referees to [email protected]
Salary packages will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
Application Deadline: Saturday, 31 October, 2020
If you do not receive a response to your application within 30 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.
For more about the South African Federation for Mental Health, refer to www.safmh.org