The Joint Working Group (JWG) is seeking a motivated, dedicated, disciplined self-starter to provide administrative support to the organisation, its Management Committee and project teams. This is a full-time, 3 year contract position.

The JWG is a national network of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) focused organisations. More information on the JWG can be found at


Based at the Behind The Mask offices in Constitution Hill, the Co-ordinator will be accountable to the Management Committee of the JWG and be responsible for the general co-ordination and management of JWG activities and programme areas, in particular

  • Providing project and programme support
  • Setting up and maintaining effective communication strategies
  • Organising the meetings of the JWG, ManCom and project teams, where required
  • Coordination of the implementation of project plans
  • Undertaking assigned tasks related to the advocacy and communication activities of the JWG


  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in the LGBTI sector or a similar (human rights) field, managing programs to its implementation phase.
  • Sound knowledge of the issues facing the sector and a good understanding of gender and human rights sectors
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Excellent planning, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Independent thinker who is able to see the big picture
  • Proactive, sound judgement, good organizational skills and ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Ability to work without constant supervision and be able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Solid knowledge and experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and knowledge of local languages


Please submit a letter of application motivating why you should be considered for the position, a comprehensive CV and two contactable referees indicating your relationship to them. Your application can be mailed to Zaide Harneker at or faxed to 011 646 2931.

The selection process may include a skills and competency assessment.


Wednesday, 19 September 2007.

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