Kuhluka Movement:Community Moderator

Kuhluka Movement
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 The Kuhluka Movement aims to address women rights issues such as gender-based violence through interrogating, deciphering, and understanding our cultural practices, while advocating and harnessing the original positive beliefs and customs that will on one hand eliminate GBV against women, and on the other hand provide a safe and protective environment for the healing of survivors of violence.
Circles of Support are one of Kuhluka’s programmes, which are premised on the basis of creating a caring society, a society that is responsive to the issues of GBV and is structured to support victims and survivors. Community based interventions are critical and often more sustainable in the long term. It is to this end that strong networks of support structures with technical support and input from experts are recommended for making a difference in the community.

The Kuhluka Movement seeks to appoint Community Moderator to be based in Johannesburg.

The Circles of Support are community based and led support groups, composed of volunteer groups of up to 20 women. The aim is to:

  • Support women in their community to ensure that they possess tools to prevent incidents of GBV.
  • Create awareness of the impact of GBV in the community.
  • To provide safe spaces for sharing, counselling, and healing.
  • Undertake mobilisation activities to move the community to a caring society.
  • Support women who are survivors of violence on their way to recovery.
  • Offer information and support in the process of seeking resolution and justice for survivors.
  • Hold social support systems accountable for their responsibility in the community.

Report to: The Programme Coordinator

Salary: Negotiable

Start: 1st March 2021

Duration: 1 year, renewable based on performance

Employment Type: Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing, consolidating, and expanding Kuhluka’s Circles of Support.
  • Increase the presence of Kuhluka’s Circles of Support locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Oversee the management of the various groups of Circles of Support.
  • Training and Managing the Pillars of Support.
  • Develop training manuals.
  • Manage and update the Circles of trainers.
  • Keeping abreast of the training and counselling techniques, provide systematic reports to training programs.

Duties:

  • Counselling
  • Creating training programmes.
  • Training of Counsellors on Crisis intervention techniques; Trauma, as well as coping techniques.
  • Analysing trends on GBV from a gender perspective.
  • Understanding of healing and wellbeing.
  • Have an understanding of community dynamics and relevant country laws.
  • Coordinating with the various support networks, government, and community resources.
  • Coordinating and managing the different Circles of Support in various communities.
  • Maintain accurate records of all case interventions.
  • Facilitate fundraising opportunities.
  • Ensuring media presence.
  • Assist with organisational communication materials.

Requirements:

  • Post graduate qualification or diploma in the social behaviour field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with the Survivors of GBV.
  • Experience in working for a non-profit organization an advantage.
  • Driver’s licence and own car.

Skills:

  • Outstanding people skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player and performance oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Bilingual and good communication skills.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to cope with emotional situations.
  • Sensitivity and empathy.
  • Proven experience in developing effective trauma and coping techniques.
  • Ability to work/network with various stakeholders to initiate, promote and implement the Circles of Support.
  • Show initiative, be proactive, have a good understanding of all local communities and be a crucial link to all groups of Circles of Support. 

Interested parties should submit CV applications, together with a letter of motivation to info@kuhluka.org
Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted.  Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date please consider the position filled

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about, Kuhluka Movement refer to https://kuhluka.org/

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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Johannesburg

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