Fixed term

Operations Coordinator (CTA)

About The Organisation

The Call to Action Collective (CtA) emerged from the activism of the #TotalShutdown movement, which mobilised thousands of women, the LGBTQIA+ community and gender non-conforming people across the country to protest the increasing violence perpetrated against their bodies, and demand that government take concrete action in the fight against ending the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa. The collective was therefore established in 2018 and is a coalition of over 90 civil society organisations, trade unions and individual activists working on issues ranging from direct service provision, research, advocacy, litigation, and varying GBVF prevention initiatives. The main objective of the collective has always been premised on the idea that formulating joint strategies and interventions between government and civil society would offer a vehicle to effectively and successfully deal with the increasing violence subjected to womxn, children, LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people. In so doing we have sought to strengthen the building of an autonomous feminist movement across the country, and as a result, have continued our national mandate of providing information on various multi-sectoral developments as per the expectations set out in the 24 demands – the bedrock of our mission statement.

Overview of Work

About the position: The Call to Action Collective is looking to recruit a full-time Operations Coordinator who is a confident self- starter looking to contribute to the building of a strong women’s movement in South Africa. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing co-ordination and administrative support to the Collective.

Minimum Responsibilities

About the work:

The selected candidate’s  main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop a coherent and responsive CtA strategy that will inform the implementation plan, this includes
  • Support CtA leadership and management and establish, strengthen and drive solution design on any threats, opportunities and challenges in the implementation of the CtA strategy
  • Drive the finalisation of CtA’s governance and institutional arrangements through relevant documents (with support of the Steering Committee)
  • Facilitate interaction with the different members of the Coalition to ensure effective coordination, management and governance of the CtA
  • Ensure detailed monitoring and tracking of the project delivery, with regular status updates for early warning and contribute to an overall strong monitoring and evaluation model
  • Compilation of information for reports; annual reports; donor reports;
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial administration and procurement process for area of work
  • Identify relevant resource mobilisation opportunities and lead on drafting proposals for the CtA
  • Support CtA’s movement strengthening efforts by contributing to a building culture which serves to grow, continuously improve and encourage self-development

Minimum Job Requirements

About the person: This position will be suited to an individual who has:


  • A 3-year degree/ Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or equivalent.


  • A minimum of 3 years project coordination experience within a human rights organisation/environment.
  • Experience in coordinating and managing projects.
  • Experience in managing and communicating with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in social media management
  • Experience in resource/donor report writing


  • A sophisticated understanding of movement organising and working with coalitions.
  • Knowledge of Gender-Based Violence, Feminism, Human Rights.
  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for multi-stakeholder initiatives.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Keen analytical ability.


  • Highest standards of excellence and integrity at all times and to all persons.
  • A courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Self-driven, resourceful person who is able to manage and coordinate teamwork well.
  • Ability to work constructively and professionally across multiple issue areas and under deadline pressure.

Essentials Specific to the Job

  • Consultations with CtA members.

Expectation of occasional work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job.

Additional Information

Other information about the position:

Preference will be given to qualifying women applicants.

Reporting line

The role reports to the CTA Secretariat.

How to Apply:

Click here to apply online

Closing Date: 09 February 2024