Officer, Gender and Sexual Equity

South Africa
Jun 07, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Vacancy: 2381: Officer: Gender and Sexual Equity (post level 11/10) (contract appointment: 6 months)

Department Student Affairs

Gender and Sexual Equity Office

Officer: Gender and Sexual Equity (post level 11/10) (contract appointment: 6 months)

Job ID: 2381


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate efforts in advocacy, outreach, educate and reform policy and social marginalisation of the LGBTI and gender non-conforming community.
  • Build local capacity towards the elimination of discriminatory attitudes, policies, heteronormativity, patriarchy, transphobic and homophobic conditions at the University of the Free State.
  • Create a comprehensive understanding of discrimination.
  • Provide LGBTI persons with legal advice and representation before administrative bodies at the University of the Free State.
  • Arrange support group meetings for the MSM/LGBTI and gender non-conforming community.
  • Facilitate HIV testing and counselling.
  • Hold campaigns (4 per annum).
  • Provide information/educational packs the students and staff.
  • Plan, provide and conduct sensitisation training and workshops to students and staff.
  • Plan and conduct dialogue sessions.
  • Manage and facilitate the peer mentor group.

    Inherent requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Two (2) to three (3) years’ relevant experience in the field of social justice/human rights within a higher education context.


    Required competencies:

    • Computer literacy.
    • Leadership skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to function as an individual and in a team.
    • Ability to function with a diverse environment.
    • Numerical skills.
    • Project management.
    • Proposal writing.
    • Facilitation.
    • Institutional knowledge
    • Negotiation and mediational challenges.
    • Highly organised, efficient and methodical.
    • Knowledge and understanding of issues of human rights, social justice, with a passion for community development, understanding and concern for issues affecting Key Population.
    • Display strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
    • Experience of managing and delivering training and capacity building of staff of differing skills and abilities.
    • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time.



    • Higher education qualification in Law
    • Proficiency in Sesotho.


    Assumption of duties:

    As soon as possible.


    Closing date:

    15 June 2018



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/3934/3106/3687.



    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.



    The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.