Social Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic non-governmental organization that addresses the health and human rights of sex workers.

SWEAT seeks to appoint a Sisonke M&E, National Membership and Communications Officer based to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of the position is to ensure that Sisonke maintains its membership database, communicates regularly with its members and stakeholders, and maintains the active involvement of Sisonke membership in Sisonke activities, planning, and developing strategy.


Membership Database:
Ensure lapsed members are notified, and renewals of memberships processed in the database
Update the database when members contacts change
Report to the National Coordinator on a monthly basis, the growth of members, disaggregating membership by location, gender and working modality (indoor/street-based)
Reconcile number of new numbers with amounts deposited on the account with the Finance Officer
Monitoring and evaluation:
Capture from all Sisonke provinces into the Sisonke database
Liaise with provincial coordinators to get supporting documents for reported data
Assist in developing workshop material aimed at strengthening Sisonke’s monitoring and evaluation based on data trend analysis
Assist in filing and archiving of Sisonke source documents (electronic and hard copies)
Write and submit the M & E report to the Funders
Recruitment of New Sisonke members:
Take overall responsibility for developing membership recruitment strategies, communicating with Provincial Coordinators on membership drives
Ensure that strategies to recruit members to take place regularly and provide support for such activities
Communications and Media Relations:
Develop a media contact list, write and distribute press releases
Develop and maintain consistent media relations
Develop consistent social media messaging- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Website management- development of content for Sisonke website and editing of documents
Develop and coordinate a quarterly newsletter and doing training with the reporters
Develop a communications strategy for communications with members across the country
Develop content relevant to members and communicate with members via SMS or other mediums
Deal with any complaints or questions from interested sex workers or existing members
Liaison with organizations that deliver services to sex workers, ensuring they have information about Sisonke, access to Sisonke materials, and that they refer interested sex workers for membership
Media training and public speaking with the Sisonke media Liaisons and sex workers
Submit monthly activity reports and statistics of membership to the National Coordinator
Middle Management Roles:
Develop and place advertisements for new employees
Shortlist and conduct interviews of new employees
Attend to employee matters in the absence of the Sisonke National and Assistant National Coordinator
Provision of office support; procurement of membership golf shirts, staff uniform, communications and office equipment
Provide logistical support to Sisonke national staff in support of activities
Participate in the development of strategy, funding proposals or other activities in support of Sisonke governance, and sustainability
Assist with reporting to donors, especially with regard to membership numbers and activities to build membership.
Support Sisonke as needed, responding to instructions from the National Coordinator

Minimum of three years working experience in an office context, preferably in a non-profit or in the sex work context
Communication skills verbal as well as written
Ability to read and write English and at least one other South African language
Ability to travel if and when needed
Knowledge of the sex work sector
Experience as a peer educator or a similar position in an NGO
Experience in public speaking
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media, Internet, and E-mail
Experience in data capturing and data management
An ability to work in a team
Qualification in M&E or Media will be advantageous.
To apply, submit a comprehensive CV and motivational letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the post, to Lunga Luthuli at Lungal@sweat.org.za and Nomakwezi Sopuwa at Samprask@sweat.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – www.sendyourcv.co.za

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about SWEAT refer to www.sweat.org.za and Sisonke to www.sisonke.org.za


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