VACANCIES: Sex Rights Africa Network (2 vacancies)

Social Media Community Manager

9 months fixed term contract (part-time)

Ending 31 December 2017

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated Social Media Community Manager for its sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) programme.

The Community Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing the social media presence of the Sex Rights Africa Network online networking hub at www.sexrightsafrica.net

The Sex Rights Africa Network is an open association of SRHR practitioners. It exists to share evidence and strengthen action to realise SRHR for all in Southern Africa and globally.

The platform is hosted by the AIDS Foundation of South Africa in association with the Regional SRHR Fund, supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Zambia, Hivos Southern Africa and the Ford Foundation.

The purpose of this job is to manage the Sex Rights Africa Network social media presence, to drive traffic to the website and to extend access to SRHR resources and support to mobile users in Southern Africa and beyond.

The Social Media Community Manager position may be based in Harare, Zimbabwe, or in Durban, South Africa. Candidates must possess the required work permits and visas for the location for which they are applying.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and maintain the Sex Rights Africa Network social media accounts;
  • Review and follow up all visitor posts and queries;
  • Promote the resources and services available on the SRA website via social media;
  • Work with the Web Content Moderator and Network Coordinator to respond to information and support needs of Network members and users;
  • Liaise with the Network Coordinator to identify priority issues in adolescent and youth SRHR;
  • Work with network members and team to produce appealing content to mobilise support for campaigns and actions to advance young people’s SRHR;
  • Prepare and upload alerts and calls to action across all social media accounts, and monitor and follow up responses;
  • In consultation with Network members, source and prepare behaviour change information and education (BCIE) messaging;
  • Disseminate BCIE messaging, linked to resources on the SRA website;
  • Liaise with the Network Coordinator to create working groups (Communities of Practice) on key issues.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Higher Certificate or National Diploma in Media Studies, Marketing or Communication.
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar or related position.
  • Excellent understanding of social media marketing and advertising.
  • Proven track record in social media account growth, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment and sensitivity to SRHR issues in the Southern African region.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines and respond quickly and effectively under pressure.
  • Experience in blogging.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design.
  • Knowledge of social media storytelling (use of images, video, text to tell a compelling story).

Candidates must have the drive and ability to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment, with some local and regional travel.

Suitably qualified candidates should submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages) and certified copies of certificates via e-mail to Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.za no later than 5 April 2017. If you have not been contacted by the end of April 2017 please assume that you have not been successful. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) exists to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty through the implementation of health and community development project in vulnerable communities. Founded in 1988, AFSA was the first registered HIV/AIDS NGO in South Africa. It has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access to and close proximity to target communities and populations.

This post is funded by Stop AIDS Now through Hivos Southern Africa.


Network Coordinator

9 Months fixed term contract (full-time)

Ending in December 2017

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa wishes to appoint a suitably qualified, dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator for its Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Programme.

The 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 sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Southern Africa and beyond.

The Sex Rights Africa Network is an open association of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) practitioners that exists to share evidence and strengthen action to realise SRHR for all in Southern Africa and globally.

The www.sexrightsafrica.net platform is hosted by the AIDS Foundation of South Africa in association with the Regional SRHR Fund, supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Zambia, Hivos Southern Africa and the Ford Foundation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the Sex Rights Africa (SRA) Network ‘who’s who’ database and review and follow up all submissions to join the Network.
  • Support 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.
  • Work with Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer to respond to information and support needs of network.
  • Promote the resources and services of the website and Network to prospective users and members.
  • Make links between existing regional/ continental SRHR-relevant web-based knowledge sharing platforms and the SRA network, including collaboration on web based training.
  • Represent the SRA Network in regional and national events.

In liaison with the Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer:

  • Research, upload and promote the use of resources on the sexrightsafrica.net website.
  • Monitor the submission and upload of resources by network members.
  • Identify key strategy, policy and research documents on HIV and SRHR linkages for upload to site.
  • Contribute to programme design and content.
  • Identify potential presenters / resources by Network members.
  • Make arrangements for interested individuals who cannot attend to participate via webinar.
  • In consultation with AFSA / HIVOS partners and SRA Network members, identify priority SRHR issues for the Network to support existing advocacy campaigns and conduct advocacy campaigns.
  • Source content for briefing documents (factsheets) on priority SRHR issues to support civil society organisations and duty bearers to advocate for changes to and implementation of  policy and programming.
  • Arrange design and dissemination of these publications.
  • Review and update as necessary.
  • In consultation with AFSA /HIVOS partners and SRA Network members, identify priority issues for  network member training.
  • Plan and promote training sessions and manage registration.
  • Identify and contract trainers.
  • Coordinate webinar and online training.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree with Marketing, Media, Communication as a major or related field.
  • 3+ years marketing experience.
  • 2+ years’ consumer/ community internet experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar or related position.
  • Track record in member engagement.
  • Experience in online network development.
  • Knowledge of website development.
  • Experience in online training (webinars, online courses).
  • Strong understanding of issues of SRHR issues in Southern Africa.
  • Excellent research and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • Experience in blogging.
  • Competence in French or Swahili will be an added advantage.

The post is based at the organisation’s Head Office in Durban, South Africa and involves some travel. Candidates must possess the required work permits and visas. Candidates must have the ability to work well in a fast-paced and high pressured environment.

Interested persons should submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages) and certified copies of certificates via e-mail to Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.za no later than 5 April 2017. If you have not been contacted by the end of April 2017 please assume that you have not been successful. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) exists to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty through the implementation of health and community development project in vulnerable communities. Founded in 1988, AFSA was the first registered HIV/AIDS NGO in South Africa. It has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access to and close proximity to target communities and populations.

This post is funded by Stop AIDS Now through Hivos Southern Africa.