Tshwane-based LGBT health services organisation OUT is looking for Joburg Outreach Workers and a Project Coordinator.
CALL FOR JOHANNESBURG BASED OUTREACH WORKERS
OUT LGBT Well-being needs between 2 and 4 young outgoing guys to assist them in club work and outreach work from April to August. They would be required to go to a number of gay clubs and venues in and around Joburg and create awareness around the PLAY SAFE CAMPAIGN and provide limited information to club-goers.
They would need to work in pairs/teams and be available every second Friday or Saturday evening for 3 hours. If interested, and suitable, they could also do outreach work at a site in Joburg every second Saturday. Here their activities would involve voluntary counselling (as part of Voluntary Counselling and Testing) and risk reduction counselling. Some knowledge about HIV/AIDS and various Substances would be an added advantage.
Some limited training will be provided should a need exist. They would need their own transport and will be requested to attend a monthly project team meeting in Pretoria. They will essentially be volunteers but will be paid a small stipend to cover any costs incurred. This would be ideal for any student wanting to get more involved in LGBT work. It is difficult BUT very rewarding work. It would be ideal for someone altruistic, outgoing, confident, approachable, and determined.
Should you be interested in becoming more active in the sector and do the work that very few gay men want to, then please contact Jacques on 012 344-5108 or alternatively e-mail him on email@example.com.
POST STILL AVAILABLE FOR A PROJECT COORDINATOR (Pretoria-based)
(12 Month Renewable Contract)
OUT-Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Well-being is a progressive Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working towards ensuring the rights of LGBT people, and is based in Pretoria/Tshwane. OUT provides direct health and mental health services and programmes, conducts research and implements mainstreaming and advocacy programmes. OUT is currently developing a Prevention Initiative for Sexual Minorities (PRISM Project). The PRISM Project is a joint programme between the Schorer Foundation (in the Netherlands) and 17 organisations in 9 countries. The Project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. OUT seeks a Sexual Health Project Coordinator to initiate, develop, coordinate, implement and monitor the project. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the OUT Sexual Health Manager.
- Be able to initiate, develop, coordinate, implement, and monitor project activities;
- This may include (but are not limited to) activities, such as direct services, campaign work, mainstreaming, advocacy and networking;
- Maintain contact with partner organizations and the funder;
- Organise and attend project team meetings;
- Analyse and report on project outputs;
- Monitor and report on financial expenditure;
- Organise and attend meetings with stakeholders.
- Good knowledge, and extensive experience, in coordinating HIV/STI/AIDS programmes, in collaboration with target groups, networks and partner organisations;
- Good knowledge of issues facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities;
- As a minimum an undergraduate degree in the social sciences field or equivalent;
- Abilities in the following domains:
- Good writing skills;
- Good command of English;
- Be an analytical thinker;
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and to work with and coordinate people from diverse backgrounds;
- Good computer skills (eg: excel, word, powerpoint, outlook);
- Be able to work independently and with a professional work ethic;
- Ability to contribute to decision-making regarding programme development and execution;
- Ability to systematically document developments and its impact.
Total Cost to Company is in the region of R 180 000 per annum. Applications, with three contactable references, should be faxed to 012-3446501, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to PO Box 26197, Arcadia, 0007. Closing date for applications is 12 noon, 25 April 2008.