Report to: Programmes Manager
Iranti is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO), founded in June 2012 to focus on lesbian, transgender and intersex rights across the African continent. We achieve our purpose through advocacy, movement building and multi-media storytelling. Iranti is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The LBQ Programme Officer is responsible for translating and implementing the Iranti Programmes and Advocacy Strategy for a specific constituency (LBQ women) nationally/regionally and internationally to attain its mission.
The Role includes the following key responsibilities:
Managing & Delivering the advocacy and stakeholder management strategy (80%)
- Develop the LBQ strategy based on the organisational strategy.
- Coordinate and integrate programmatic work (inclusive of research and media programmes) for the LBQ constituency.
- Develop a comprehensive LBQ workplan matrix and ensuring effective outputs and outcomes are aligned to Iranti’s strategy.
- Build, maintain and advise on strategic partnerships for desired policy agenda outcomes.
- Advise Iranti and the strategic partner network on emerging and current legislation affecting the LBQ community in the continent its potential impact on the work of Iranti.
- Regularly review plans and priorities with the team to make the most of emerging opportunities and potential tactics and review implementation challenges to enable swift remedial action.
Capacity building & management (10%)
- Manage the performance of the assigned programmes and advocacy interns and provide input to the performance management of other Iranti team members.
- Support the professional development of the LBQ programme and advocacy interns.
Finance, Fundraising, Reporting and M&E: (10%)
- Supported by the Programmes Manager in developing and managing the programme budget in line with our finance policies and procedures.
- Ensure high quality narrative and financial monthly reporting as per requirements.
- Provide support and data to the M&E officer to improve the quality of our delivery and impact.
Skills, Experience and behaviour requirements
- A commitment to Iranti’s mission and a clear understanding of the links between advocacy research, and community building, campaigning and media work with a proven track record of delivering effective advocacy campaigns.
- Proven technical advocacy and stakeholder management skills.
- Be a Queer Feminist with an experience understanding of intersectionality.
- Good understanding of the LBQ sector and knowledge of the advocacy issues relating to LTI.
- Good networks within the sector and with associates.
- Good research, writing and presentation and project management skills.
- A dynamic work environment, with room for career growth
- A motivated team that will allow you to implement your own ideas.
- The possibility to work for one of Africa’s leading trans, lesbian and intersex human rights NGOs.
- A fulltime position with medical and provident fund benefits.
- Kindly send a covering letter of application and your CV with 3 references to email@example.com by close of business on 10 January 2022.
- Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Lesbian, Trans and Intersex persons are encouraged to apply.