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 at OUT: LGBT International Human Rights Officer

Experience required:

 Medical degree with public health background 

 Experience in training, mentoring and coaching on improving quality of health promotion interventions, donor relations, as well as strategy and proposal development

 Work experience in big international NGOs and US funding mechanisms

 At least 2 years work experience in advising and supporting partner organisations in development and implementation of health promotion interventions

 Advantage – Experience in working with key populations 

Further Requirements

 Advanced understanding of linkages between HIV/AIDS, health, well-being and human rights in SADC 

 Willing to occasionally travel in region

 Computer literacy in MS Office Suite is essential

 Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills, analytical skills, attention to details 

 Be able to work individually as well as part of a team

 Committed and innovative 

 Languages: Fluent in English a must, Portugese an advantage

Responsibilities

 Working close in complimentary fashion with Program Manager , team and ad hoc consultants, trainers and researchers

 Providing technical advice on development and implementation of community based assessments 

 Providing training on health promotions for LGBTI

 Building capacity of project teams in training workshops 

 Facilitating the development of annual implementation plans 

 Guiding and monitoring program implementation and consulting with local stakeholders

 Reporting on the regional activities

 Facilitation and coordinating cross organisational learning and information exchange 

 

Please submit CV and letter of interest to neld@out.org.za  before 8 July 2016. Please include three contactable references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and OUT reserves the right not to make an appointment. Salary will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 

OUT is 21-years-old and serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Pretoria and beyond. It is one of the oldest LGBT community groups in South Africa. OUT’s 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).