The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project is looking to employ an experienced, highly productive and effective individual as its Executive Director and another as the Movement Building Programme Officer.
Roles and responsibilities:
The Executive Director is required to implement the strategy and vision of the organisation. In this role, the individual will be required to have the ability and capacity to undertake strategic implementation, high-level planning, programme development, effective implementation, fundraising, financial management, staff management, representation of the organisation in public, alliance building and networking.
The Movement Building Programme Officer will be required to drive the implementation of the LGEP's core programme. This will include education, the building of critical consciousness, social mobilisation, support for LGBTI movement building, alliance building and the mobilisation of diverse resources for movement building.
Minimum requirements for the Executive Director:
¨ Five to seven years of working experience, at least three of them in a management position, within the NGO/development/union/human rights/public sector or other relevant experience.
¨ A clear understanding of the socio-political and economic realities of South Africa and, in particular, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sexed communities (Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTI community is an advantage but not a necessity.)
¨ Knowledge, understanding and experience in policy and law reform, movement building, political education and NGO management.
¨ Experience in financial management and fundraising
¨ Excellent leadership, cognitive, writing and presentation skills
¨ A Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent experience
Minimum requirements for the Movement Building Programme Officer:
¨ At least five years working with organizations at community level.
¨ An understanding of a range of communities in a South African context (Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTI community is an advantage but not a necessity.)
¨ A proven ability to conceptualise and implement a programme that builds solidarity within a community
¨ Some experience in fundraising for specific projects
For more details, please contact Gabi Jiyane on 011 487 3810/1.