Job Opening: Project Officer

OUT is a South African-based Not for Profit Organisation aimed at enabling socially just, inclusive, and equitable societies that are free of discrimination and stigma for all lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people. OUT works to secure the empowerment, human rights, access to equitable services and well-being of LGBT communities in South Africa, the region and internationally.

CLOSING DATE : 31 May 2023

OUT manages various programmes including health, human rights, youth and advocacy. OUT is now recruiting for a Project Officer to manage its advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights for men who have sex with men, sex workers, and transgender persons who engage in sexualised drug use.

The position will be based in Pretoria for 12 months commencing 1 July 2023.

The salary is R25000 per month, Cost to Company (CTC).

The successful candidate will perform the following duties, not limited to:

  • Finalising programme agreements with identified partners
  • Oversee a community needs analysis of identified target groups
  • Assist with start up in new sites in Johannesburg and Cape Town including programming for MSM, sex workers and TG individuals
  • Collate and compile lessons learned towards the end of the program
  • Attend and participate in advocacy processes to represent and include needs of target groups
  • Work closely with the OUT Director in development and implementation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Matric and preferably a bachelor’s degree project management, or a related field
  • Have experience of sexualised drug use, cultures and dynamics
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a project, and strong organizational skills
  • Be fluent in English
  • Computer skills

Application process:

  • Please only submit their 3-page (max) CV, without supporting documents and a motivation letter
  • Applications can be emailed to
  • For non-South Africans nationals or permanent residents, it is the responsibility of the applicant to attain a work permit from the Department of Home Affairs, and employment will depend on a valid work permit being in place
  • Members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply
  • OUT LGBT Well-being reserves the right not to make this appointment
  • If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, kindly consider your application to have been unsuccessful
  • Only candidates who meets requirements will be contacted for the interviews