Triangle Project: Advocacy and Lobbying Coordinator

Triangle Project
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 5 November, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Triangle Project is a nonprofit organisation based in Cape Town that focuses on the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI). The organisation’s main areas of operation are the provision of health services, community development, public education and advocacy.

Triangle Project seeks to appoint an Advocacy and Lobbying Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

The person will coordinate an initial fixed term contract of six months to take forward an urgent existing portfolio of work in relation to law and policy review, reform and development.

The person is expected to have advocacy and lobbying experience in the field of sexual health and rights,  in addressing gender-based violence, preferably in addressing homophobia and transphobia, advocating and lobbying for change and engaging with law and policy review that will promote and protect the rights of LGBTI persons.

On an advocacy level Triangle Project is currently engaged with, amongst others:

  • Addressing hate crimes and the development of hate crimes legislation;
  • Mobilising support for survivors of gender based violence and attending court cases.
  • Engaging with existing and proposed laws and policies that impact on LGBTI persons such as the Traditional Courts Bill and the Family Policy Green Paper;
  • Partnering with other network and coalitions to ensure that the needs and rights of LGBTI persons are integrated and addressed, for example, we are part of a coalition that called for, and are inputting to, a Commission of Inquiry into the breakdown of policing in Khyaletsha.
  • Responding to discrimination and promoting the rights and responsibilities of LGBTI persons more broadly.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of three years experience in working at an advocacy level around human rights and particularly around women’s rights;
  • Excellent communication skills in at least two local languages (additional competence in other languages of the region would be an added advantage);
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Clear understanding of gender, sexual diversity, HIV and AIDS and LGBTI issues;
  • Ability to engage with, and influence, diverse stakeholders including government departments; and
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, within a small team environment and meet deadlines.

Triangle Project practices affirmative action for LGBTI people.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three work related referees and motivation letter to 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 Triangle Project, refer to www.triangle.org.za.

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

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