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Job Opportunities: Coalition of African Lesbians

in WORLD, 21/06/2012

The Coalition of African Lesbians is pleased to be able to call for applications in a range of positions.

CAL is a growing feminist-activist, pan-African, membership based organization with a Secretariat in Boksburg, South Africa. We seek experienced people for these positions, all to be located at the Secretariat.

Closing date for all applications is 17h00 PM on 20 July 2012

Please note that interviews will be held as from 09 July as applications are received and will end 09 August 2012 or earlier as and when a particular position is filled.
No applications will be accepted after the 20th July
.

Please send your application to fikile@cal.org.za
· Cover letter indicating motivation for applying and salary expectations and availability to start
· Full CV
· 3 contactable references
NOTE
· Relocation costs and work permit support/financing is part of the package
· The Coalition of African Lesbians encourages lesbian identified women from countries in Southern and East Africa to apply

AREA OF WORK 1: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STAFF
01 OPERATIONS MANAGER
Purpose:
To manage, ensure efficiency and over see staff and consultants within the operational components of the Secretariat including policy and procedures and the practice and application of these to ensure efficiency and effectiveness:
· Human Resource Management and Coordination [working with an HRD Consultant]
· Financial Resource Management and Coordination [oversight and support to a staff of 2 others and up to 2 consultants]
· Technical Resource Management and Coordination [oversight and support to a staff of 3 others]
· Governance Management and Coordination [oversight of functioning of Executive Committee, membership processes and General Assembly]

02 ADMINISTRATOR
Purpose:
To provide administrative support to the CAL Secretariat to strengthen efficiencies in:
· Logistics
· Technology and Management Information Systems
· Staff day to day wellbeing
· Managing equipment, supplies and assets
· Managing service providers and procurement
· Managing Secretariat diaries and calendars
· Managing organizational and programme data bases
· Reception duties


03 GENERAL ASSISTANT
Purpose:
To provide assistance to the overall maintenance of the office through
· Maintenance of space, offices and buildings
· Messenger duties
· Maintenance and procurement of office supplies and stationery
· Printing, photocopying and other related duties


AREA OF WORK 2: PROGRAMMES STAFF

01 ADVOCACY ADVISOR: East Africa
Purpose:
To work with CAL members in East Africa to advocate for social justice with a focus on lesbian women, gender non conforming people, including transdiverse people, and allies and partner organizations:
· Ongoing development and popularizing of a feminist analyses and strategies to address the human rights crises facing the LGBTI community
· Lobbying and influencing states agendas and positions in the sub region
· Movement building through building solidarity , work with media and on public education
· Consciousness raising work and mobilization
· Connecting local, national, regional and international advocacy
· Coordinating emergency responses and developing a culture of respect for our own wellbeing as human rights defenders

02 ADVOCACY ADVISOR: Regional and International
Purpose:
To work closely with the sub regional Advocacy Advisors and CAL team as a whole, to lead on advocacy with CAL members at regional and international spaces of states and civil society and social movements
· Ongoing development and popularizing of a feminist analyses and strategies to address the crises in the lives of the LGBTI community
· Lobbying and influencing states agendas and positions both at a national level [in support of members advocacy there] and in multi lateral spaces
· Movement building through building solidarity , work with media and on public education
· Consciousness raising work and mobilization
· Connecting local, national, regional and international advocacy
· Coordinating emergency responses and developing a culture of respect for our own wellbeing as human rights defenders

03 PROGRAMMES OFFICER
Purpose:
To provide support to the Advocacy Advisors in efficiently and effectively coordinating and implementing the CAL Advocacy agenda:
· Managing Programme related Management Information systems
· Responsible for documentation of processes and work, minute taking and record keeping
· Desk research to support analysis and planning
· Ensure that the latest relevant writing, texts and thinking is easily accessible to the CAL team and that membership is alerted to these
· Technical and research support to CAL Secretariat for presentations and speaking engagements
· Liaison with service providers and consultants
· Support to Programmes team for logistics and travel

04 MANAGER: Media and Communications
Purpose:
To provide lead on and support to the organization in efficiently and effectively developing media and managing communications and working with the mass media
· Lead on developing a media and communications strategy and plan
· Managing the technical aspects of internally produced social and print media
· Leading on and coordinating the team to generate and develop content for all media work
· Liaison, preparing briefings, communication with media, media-related service providers/ consultants
· Strengthening communication with membership in relation to the institutional and programmatic aspects of the work of the Coalition
· Supporting members in developing their own media and communications capabilities

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