Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Senior Trainer

Location: Johannesburg or Cape Town or Regional

Salary: R376 800.00 per annum - total cost to company

Closing Date: 31 Aug 23

About Sonke

Founded in 2006, Sonke is a women’s rights organisation that is committed to feminist principles, using a rights-based and gender transformative approach to achieve human rights and gender justice. Our vision is a poverty free world in which women, children, men and gender non-conforming individuals enjoy equitable, caring, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of gender just and democratic societies. Sonke strengthens governments, civil society and citizen’s capacity to advance gender justice and women’s rights, prevent gender-based violence, and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS, and in this way contributing to social justice and the elimination of poverty. (

About this position

The Regional SRHR Senior Trainer will report to the SRHR specialist- and will provide technical capacity support on gender norms transformative SRHR programming to the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programmes, MenEngage Africa and Sonke’s partners in the region. Some of the key deliverable for the incumbent includes include formative research and design, capacity building on sexual and reproductive health and rights, evidence-based advocacy, gender norms transformation through a comprehensive train the trainer (ToT) methodology and qualitative research, focusing on both individual change as well as the impact of research and country partner interventions. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and customizing training material and courses for both face-to-face and online training platforms.

Key duties

Overall support towards planning, development and implementation of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programme

  • Develop a capacity building plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programme and for MEA Partners
  • Adapt and/or develop and deploy standard IEC and SRHR training materials.
  • Identification of gaps in training material and research of new information for the purposes of improving training material
  • Design Training and provide mentoring support to partners.
  • Community mobilization
  • Provision and distribution of project materials
  • Field support to partners
  • Represent Sonke on different technical working groups.

Research support

  • Perform periodic desktop research on different themes and topics assigned by the Regional SRHR Specialist.
  • Provide a summary of key findings.
  • Maintain records and reports on training data.
  • Participation in the review and interpretation of data analysis for reporting, learning and improvement.

Conduct trainings for partner organisations and in-country partners on Sexual and Reproductive health and rights

  • Provide a major support in enhancing good quality training and Develop workshop programmes in conjunction with other senior trainers and regional SRHR Coordinator and Regional SRHR Specialist
  • Ensure that workshop materials and supporting documents, i.e., handouts are in place.
  • Collect workshop materials that will inform the writing of monthly field reports.
  • Collaborate with Regional SRHR Specialist and Regional SRHR Coordinator in improving the technical support provided to implementing and MEA partners and Provide inputs and feedback to help ensure improvement of the trainings that is offered.

Support mid-term project review process

  • Assist with the reviewing and collating of project documents and reports in preparation for the mid-term project review process.
  • Provide logistical support with regards to hosting and organising meetings.

Donor reporting

  • Assist with documenting experiences and lessons learnt from the field and provide a summary of key results.

Support to the Unit

  • Support the development of the MenEngage network within Africa and outside, through creating country-based linkages with Sonke’s regional partners, including undertaking research, running training courses or developing tools.
  • Attend Sonke/MenEngage Africa meetings, where appropriate and requested.


  • Ensure that you are familiar with HR, Finance and Administration and Procurement procedures and ensure that these are consistently adhered to.
  • Ensure requisitions, quotations and payments are prepared in line with the payment processes.


  • Facilitate a smooth exit from target area at the end of the project period
  • Other related tasks as assigned.
  • Attending staff meetings, staff retreats, staff trainings and international meetings as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Fluency in English and French. The ability to speak at least one additional African language like French would be an advantage: and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications, i.e. Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and custom on-line applications.
  • Recognised commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights and in promoting gender equality, human rights, and social justice.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the sexual and reproductive health and rights field;
  • Familiarity with gender transformative work with men and boys, including primary social change strategies, key organisations and networks in the region, key research findings and the associated evidence base for the work an advantage.
  • Experience in curriculum development training of organisations on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills. Ability to speak and write in French an advantage.
  • Familiarity with the Western, Southern and Eastern African region and policies and programmes relating to gender equality and gender-based violence; a focus on engaging men and masculinities an advantage.
  • Experience implementing EU funded programmes would be an added advantage.

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should submit their CV, a motivational letter that details your experience, the contact details of three referees via email to Sonke’s Human Resource Unit at closing date 31 August 2023.
  • For non-South Africans, 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.
  • Sonke is committed to racial and gender transformation and encourages previously disadvantaged individuals to apply.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 30/09/2023, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.