IGLHRC: Grants Administrator - Africa

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 8 October, 2012
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Founded in 1990 and Headquartered in New York, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international human rights organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. IGLHRC’s goal is to build a strong global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movements.

The IGLHRC seeks to appoint a Grants Administrator for its work in Africa, based in Johannesburg.

This is a half-day contract position.

Reporting to the Regional Programme Coordinator for Africa (RPCA), the Grants Administrator will develop and manage a portfolio of grants to advance LGBT rights in Sub-Saharan Africa. Building on prior IGLHRC work, the portfolio will focus on strengthening the capacity of organisations in the region to document human rights violations against LGBT people and to advocate for change at regional, international and global human rights bodies.

The Grants Administrator will work closely with the RPCA and the Programme Officer for Africa has the opportunity to refine the grant-making strategy and ensure that the strategy is at the cutting edge of LGBT human rights work in Africa.


  • Formulate grant-making strategies and identify potential grantees;
  • Solicit, review and respond to grant proposals and monitor grants and other developments in the field
  • Prepare recommendations for IGLHRC funding and solicit input from the advisory committee;
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with existing and potential grantees and with relevant leaders in government, civil society and other funders, and promote coordination and cumulative learning among key stakeholders;
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees to ensure a supportive, educational process.


  • Professional experience working on LGBT human rights issues in Africa;
  • Advanced training in law or public policy, or other relevant field;
  • Experience working with a range of individuals in civil society and familiarity with international legal instruments;
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively as part of a team and with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives;
  • Fluency in English. Also desirable are fluency in a second language and familiarity with philanthropy and nonprofit sector issues in the U.S. and developing countries;
  • Excellent analytical, oral presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three work related referees and motivation letter to Marais Button & Associates, Cape Town at marais.button@telkomsa.net.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, refer to www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home/index.html.

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