African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Health Advocacy Manager

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 7 December, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of 15 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex [LGBTI] and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) led organisations in 13 African countries. Founded in 2009, AMSHeR works to increase the protection of the sexual and health rights of gay men and other MSM, strengthen the capacity of member organisations, contribute to the development of effective HIV programming and facilitate research on gay men and other MSM.

AMSHeR seeks to appoint a passionate individual with a unique combination of education, skills and experience to fill the position of Health Advocacy Manager for its projects on health policy analysis and health advocacy for MSM/LGBTI, MSM living with HIV, and other key populations, as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for LGBTI people in Africa.

This is a mid-level position reporting to the Director – Health Programme. The location of the post is in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working with the health, human rights and capacity building teams in Johannesburg and Dakar, as well as members, partners (national, regional and international) and donors, the suitable candidate will assume responsibility for the overall management and co-ordination of health advocacy projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely and collaboratively with the AMSHeR human rights and capacity strengthening teams to implement health advocacy project activities which include analysis, documentation, knowledge sharing, skills exchange, networking, training and advocacy on priority LGBTI issues;
  • Coordinating implementation and reporting on health advocacy project activities;
  • Facilitating and coordinating learning and information exchange between members and partners;
  • Working closely with the Communications Officer to establish and maintain content for project activities;
  • Working with the Finance Manager and Director to oversee the financial management of project activities;
  • Leveraging additional funding for the regional programme through proposal writing;
  • Coordinating and assuming responsibility for the timely compilation and submission of all project budgets and reports; and
  • Ensuring that the reports of all implementing partners are timeously submitted and reviewed

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in public health, law, human rights, community development or any other appropriate degree. Appropriate experience may be considered in place of a post graduate degree;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the successful management and implementation of civil society programmes in the continent and will have an advanced understanding of the linkages between health and human rights in the region;
  • Experience in working with key populations, including the LGBTI community in the region on advocacy, community building and would be an advantage;
  • Excellent workshop training and facilitation skills, ability to be diplomatic, negotiate and be tactful are all required;
  • Experience working with international funding mechanisms such as the Global Fund and PEPFAR/USAID, as well as Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), National AIDS Councils and other coordination bodies, is desirable;
  • Experience in donor relations, and strategy and proposal development, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, research and analytical skills are required;
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite and knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is desirable.

AMSHeR offers an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. This position is offered on a one-year contract, renewable depending on funding and performance.

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and writing sample to jobs@amsher.net.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights, refer to www.amsher.net.

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

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