Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.

JOB OPENING: HATE CRIMES MANAGER

The programme involves case management of LGBT people who have suffered hate crimes, monthly community outreach activities, integrating issues within mainstream service provision and advocacy, especially within the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Task Team to address violence on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

The position involves management of a small team, a budget and funder reports and applications.

A B Degree is essential. Other qualities include maturity, strong project management skills, experience in working with LGBTI issues, specifically provision of direct services and how to integrate this within the mainstream, a focus on achieving outputs and a sense of humor.

The position is based in Pretoria.  It is an initial one year contract, renewable pending on funding and performance. There is a three month probation period.

Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Please forward CVs to Dawie Nel, neld@out.org.za; 012-430 3272.

Closing date for applications is 20 September 2013 at noon. We would ideally like the position filled as from 1 November 2013. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

OUT is 19 years old and serves the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) community in Pretoria and beyond. We are one of the oldest LGBT community groups in South Africa. Our main focus is on the health issues of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and LGBT people, hate crimes and community building.

Services
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).