25 Feb 2019

Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator


Valid until March 2021

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a Durban-based NGO that acts as an interface between Donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs, in South Africa, and providing them with ongoing, technical support & capacity building.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Programme manages the Sex Rights Africa Network which is an open association of SRHR practitioners. SRAN exists to share evidence and strengthen advocacy and action to realise SRHR for all in Southern Africa and globally. The www.sexrightsafrica.net platform is managed by the AIDS Foundation of South Africa and supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Zambia. It also hosts Trainers Lab (www.trainerslab.net), a global hub for SRHR trainers, supported by Aidsfonds in the Netherlands.

AFSA requires a Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator to engage and support members and users of the Sex Rights Africa (SRAN) online networking hub. The position will be based at the Organisation’s Head Office in Durban and will be for a fixed term period ending 31 March 2021.

The Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator is responsible for member engagement and support of the Sex Rights Africa Network, to maximise the level of active and effective participation in efforts to advance SRHR in Eastern and Southern Africa and beyond.

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the SRA Network ‘Who’s Who’ database and review and follow up all submissions to join the Network
  • Supporting Network members and visitors to the SRA website to engage in knowledge exchange, networking, joint advocacy and support of SRHR campaigns in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Working with Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer to respond to information and support needs of Network
  • Promoting the resources and services of the website and Network to prospective users and members
  • Making links between existing regional/ continental SRHR-relevant web-based knowledge sharing platforms and the SRA network
  • Representing the SRA Network in regional and national events
  • Identifying key strategy, policy and research documents on HIV and SRHR linkages for upload to the SRA website
  • Supporting and monitoring the submission and upload of resources by Network members
  • In consultation with the Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer: Research, upload and promote the use of SRHR campaign relevant resources on the www.sexrightsafrica.net website
  • Contributing to programme design and content
  • Identifying potential presenters/ resource people from the Network
  • Identifying and liaising with potential participants from high-level institutions with SRHR mandates
  • In consultation with AFSA partners and SRAN members, identifying priority SRHR issues for the Network to a) support existing advocacy campaigns; and b) conduct advocacy campaigns
  • Sourcing / drafting content for briefing documents (factsheets) on priority SRHR issues to support CSOs and duty bearers to advocate for changes/implementation in policy and programming
  • Arranging design and dissemination of these publications

Minimum requirements

  • A Graduate Degree in related area including Marketing, Public Health, Social Science or related field. A post graduate degree will be preferable
  • 3+ years’ marketing experience
  • 2+ years’ consumer/community internet experience
  • Track record in member engagement
  • Experience in online network development
  • Knowledge of website development
  • Strong understanding of issues of SRHR issues in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Excellent research and communication skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work across diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • Competence in Portuguese or Swahili will be an advantage

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV, along with cover letter and certified copies of certificates, ID and links with social media pages and/or blogs with the reference “SRAN Coordinator” in the subject line via emails to recruitment@aids.org.za no later than 28 February 2019. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Alternatively you may apply directly on the afsa website at www.aids.org.za/vacancies

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not hear from us two week after closing date, you may consider your application unsuccessful. AFSA reserves the right not to make an appointment and/or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches.

AFSA is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people living with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.

Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with AFSA’s remuneration policies.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment and driving assessment as part of the recruitment criteria.