African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town: Project Manager

African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 December, 2012
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The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is a feminist research unit, committed to political work on the African continent. The organisation focuses on writing, publications, research processes and partnerships, network-building and participative learning.

The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town seeks to appoint a part-time Project Manager to manage, implement and deliver the outcomes of a donor funded project titled: “Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in Universities”.

The project focuses on young women’s leadership within university contexts across southern Africa and is part of the AGI’s programme in gender, sexuality and reproductive health. The project will be implemented in universities in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

This is a part-time (two days per week) two-year contract position from January 2013 – December 2014.


  • Delivery of a donor funded project titled: “Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in Universities” to which the African Gender Institute is committed from January 2013-December 2014;
  • Management, responsibility and oversight of all activities related to the project. These include conceptual design and implementation of workshops and programme processes, administrative and financial functions, report writing and liaison with partners across southern Africa;
  • Integrating the project into wider contexts through conducting research, liaising with project partners in the development of the principles and processes of the project and writing appropriate articles etc. on processes and findings of the project.


  • Minimum Master’s degree in social sciences;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the management of capacity building programmes for young adults;
  • Evidence of research skills as demonstrated within the publication of either articles or extensive report writing;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the higher education sector;
  • Sound knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights;
  • Experience in managing budgets and programme delivery;
  • Experience as a trainer in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights;
  • Editing skills would be a strong recommendation.

The annual remuneration for 2012 is between R60 316 - R112 158. Salaries for 2013 are currently under review.

To apply, submit to Gillian Mitchell at

  1. A completed UCT Application form (HR201)
  2. A copy of your CV
  3. A Letter of Motivation, including the names of three referees
  4. A writing sample relevant to the position, and
  5. All other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “African Gender Institute - Project Manager” followed by the reference number

Address: African Gender Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700.

Enquiries: Tel: 021 650 4206.

The application form can be downloaded at

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

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Reference number for this position: I-2668

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