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  • MaAfrika Tikkun: Nurse Coordinator

    MaAfrika Tikkun
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    MaAfrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.

    Afrika Tikkun seeks to appoint an enrolled nurse as Nurse Coordinator for the Western Cape Region Health Programme, based at the Mfuleni office, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Administration and management of community health workers;
    • Supervise home based care, nursing care,I MCI, child care, adherence support, provide in-service training to community care workers.
    Requirements:
    • Registered with South Africa Nursing Council;
    • Valid code 8 driver’s licence with own transport.
    • Minimum of three years  experience in health care and community care;
    • Broad knowledge in health care such as wound care,  chronic diseases of lifestyle, child care, HIV/Aids, TB;
    • Experience in School nursing will be an advantage;
    • Fluency in at least two languages: English, isiXhosa or Afrikaans;
    • Excellent written communication in English;
    • Competent in Microsoft Office package especially Word, Excel, Outlook;
    • Interpersonal and relationship building skills;
    • Project scheduling and organisational skills and an ability to plan;
    • Reporting and presentation skills.
    Personal profile
    • Competent, highly motivated, assertive, honest, integrity, friendly;
    • Ability to handle various tasks and provide support to the team;
    • Ability to function in a challenging multi-faceted NGO environment.
    Conditions of service will be in accordance with company policies and employment equity objectives.

    To apply, submit a CV to Lamees Parker at lameesp@afrikatikkun.org or alternatively fax to: 086 6279134.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about MaAfrika Tikkun, refer to www.maafrikatikkun.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Childine Eastern Cape: Social Worker

    Childline Eastern Cape
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, February 9, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Childline South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

    Childine Eastern Cape seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in East London, Eastern Cape.

    The person will provide therapeutic services to abused chilfren, families and caregivers as well as to children with inappopriate sexual behaviour.

    Responsibilities:
    • Professional counselling skills;
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Problem-solving;
    • Good networking and excellent communication skills [verbal and written];
    • Comprehensive report writing skills;
    • Good presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Enthusiasm for work in this field;
    • Ability to communicate with children and adults;
    • Belief in the capacity of children and adults to heal and develop;
    • Knowledge of and skills in applying therapeutic programmes that are appropriate for work with children who have experienced abuse and with children whose behaviour is sexually inappropriate;
    • Good working knowledge of HIV and AIDS and pre- and post-test counselling;
    • Knowledge of law and policy as it applies to children, child protection and family life; and
    • Ability to work with different sectors and disciplines.
    Core Functions:
    • The assessment of the therapeutic needs of the children and their parents/caregivers referred to Childline SA (Eastern Cape);
    • Planning and providing treatment programmes according to the identified needs of the identified children and families;
    • Pre- and post-test HIV and AIDS counselling;
    • Referring and following up referrals to other service providers as needed by the child and family;
    • Conducting focus groups on Child Protection and related matters with children and communities.
    • Working with communities on Prevention and Early Intervention programmes;
    • Evaluating the outcomes of interventions and programmes;
    • Following up with the child and family to track progress;
    • Execute standard Social Work administrative practices;
    • Writing professional reports as required; and
    • Participate in multidisciplinary programmes/projects.
    Requirements:
    • Competency in the post-specific core functions;
    • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) and NQF 6 degree in Social Work;
    • Registered with the SACSSP and proof of payment of SACSSP fees for 2014-2015;
    • No criminal record or pending criminal/departmental cases;
    • Minimum of two years appropriate experience as Social Worker with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in Child Protection, with specific experience in therapeutic methods;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Computer skills particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and
    • Fluency in Afrikaans and English.
    Salary: Market-related

    To apply, submit the following to adminec@childlinesa.org.za:
    • A detailed CV including description of duties, the names and contact details of 3 referees, certified copies of qualifications, a valid driver’s license and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment.
    • Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
    • Childline South Africa is under no obligation to fill the post after the advertisement thereof.
    • Childline South Africa will conduct reference checks of short-listed applicants.
    • If a candidate is short-listed, it will be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview at own cost.
    • The successful candidate will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). If the candidate’s particulars appear in either the National Register of Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, said candidate will be disqualified from appointment to such post and all contracts will be declared null and void.
    • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance in that a nationwide Police Clearance Certificate will be expected to be sourced at own cost and submitted.
    • Late applications will not be considered.
    • Notwithstanding any representations to the contrary, no employment contract will come into effect until a written offer has been made by the company to, and accepted by, the applicant.
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted one month after the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
    Enquiries: Tel: 043 722 1382.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Childline South Africa, refer to www.childlinesa.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Anex: Advocacy Coordinator

    Anex (Activists networking against the exploitation of children)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 13, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Anex (Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Children) is a registered and well established nonprofit children's rights organisation. Our organisational objectives includes Protecting Children from Exploitation by strengthening communities through-Developmental needs based programs for Children, Youth and Families in vulnerable communities, Preventative and responsive training and awareness raising on different forms of exploitation and Advocacy, Research and Legal Reform.

    Anex seeks to appoint an Advocacy Coordinator, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop three year advocacy strategy;
    • Organise public education and advocacy events such as roundtables, trainings, and news conferences;
    • Devise and implement advocacy campaigns on combating child exploitation coordination;
    • Track policy developments at national, regional and international levels with relevance to children’s rights and more specifically child exploitation;
    • Provide technical assistance and training to assist community-based partners and others in organizing advocacy efforts related to combating child exploitation;
    • Identify strategic partners and network;
    • Disseminate resources that promote the organisation and its projects;
    • Supervise junior programme staff;
    • Represent Anex in international, national, provincial, and local events including panels, meetings, trainings, workshops and conferences;
    • Respond to requests for support and information from our various stakeholders;
    • Research;
    • Media monitoring and correspondence;
    • Manage website and social networking accounts;
    • Develop and manage e-newsletter;
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor degree in public policy, law, social work, or related field;
    • Minimum of four years work experience in the field of Children’s Rights or Human Rights;
    • Passion for children’s rights and human rights in general;
    • Working knowledge of child exploitation and child protection including trends, controversies, strategies, resources, laws etc;
    • Excellent research, written and verbal communication skills in English and either isiXhosa or Afrikaans;
    • Ability to explain clearly and persuasively, to experts and non-experts Anex’s position on children’s rights issues;
    • Takes initiative;
    • Successful planning and delivery of advocacy trainings
    • Ability to work collaboratively and think strategically;
    • Able to work effectively both as a team and independently;
    • Flexible;
    • Able to travel in and outside of the country i.e. must hold a valid passport;
    • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher;
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV with a supporting motivation letter stipulating expected salary and two names of your references at director@anexcdw.org.za and hr@anexcdw.org.za with “Reference: Application Advocacy Coordinator” in your subject line.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and those who have not heard from Anex by 20 February 2015, consider your applications unsuccessful.

    For more about Anex (Activists networking against the exploitation of children), refer to www.anexcdw.org.za.  

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Home From Home: Communication Assistant

    Home from Home
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Home from Home is a small award winning Cape Town organization providing supported and supervised community- based foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children through a network of small, family homes in disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
     
    We believe that living in a small family unit with a dedicated foster mother or parents and no more than six children, is the next best place for children who can’t be cared for by their own biological families. The majority of our homes are run alongside a community associate, which is either a local community or faith-based organisation, with whom we work in the set up and maintenance of our homes.
     
    At present we have the capacity to care for up to 200 children in our 33 homes which are located across fifteen varied communities. Further homes are planned for opening this year, across the Western Cape, thereby replicating our proven model of care.

    Home From Home seeks to appoint a Communication Assistant to work with its Development Director, based in Plumstead, Western Cape.

    Responsibilities:
    • Report and grant writing;
    • Fundraising and general research;
    • Annual reports and newsletters
    • Event planning and organisation;
    • Ongoing communications with donors and supporters;
    • Data base management;
    • Liaison with service providers, software, web site and PR agency, advertising.
    Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s degree/diploma preferably in communications/public relations or related field;
    • Preferably with relevant experience;
    • Excellent Computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel, Data Capturing;
    • Excellent language and writing skills in English;
    • Share a passion for non - profit community work;
    • Excellent organisational skills;
    • Excellent presentation skills;
    • Valid driver’s licence (code 8).
    Starting date: February/ March 2015.

    Working hours: The position will be office based - 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
     
    Salary/benefits: A salary package commensurate with appropriate skills and experience, and in line with salaries within the NGO sector will be offered.
     
    To apply, submit a CV to  info@homefromhome.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

    For more information about Home From Home, refer to www.homefromhome.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • CHOC: Gauteng South Regional Manager

    Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 6, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that provides support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.

    CHOC seeks to appoint a Gauteng South Regional Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The overall purpose of the post is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, promote and market CHOC and its programmes, and to manage the region. This region covers Johannesburg and Soweto.

    Responsibilities:
    • Fundraising and donor relationships:
      • Identify regional fundraising opportunities and events, ensure their implementation and to identify and build positive relationships with donors and stakeholders;
      • Promote and market CHOC through various channels and activities (including through the media, regional newsletters, and promotional events);
      • Oversee the input and management of data on CRM (donor and data management).
    • Programme and campaign management and reporting:
      • Develop and implement childhood cancer awareness and early detection campaigns  through a variety of means, such as social media, newsletters, fundraising initiatives and networking with stakeholders;
      • Implement and manage CHOC’s parent, child and family support programme through the establishment of support groups, the provision of psychosocial, bereavement and practical support;
      • Implement, manage and oversee the medical and ward support programme in conjunction with hospital authorities
      • Develop and manage volunteer programmes;
      • Manage CHOC’s accommodation (CHOC House) programme including the management of infrastructure, staff and vehicles and compliance with health and safety and other relevant legislation;
      • Implement and manage any other programmes as determined by CHOC’s Executive.
    • Financial, office and general management and leadership:
      • Provide leadership and the general management of staff. To ensure and oversee the development and training of regional staff by undertaking regular performance reviews and ensuring development plans are in place for identified staff;
      • Manage the finances and administration of the region;
      • Ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to;
      • Ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, administrative and operational – and compliance with all legislative requirements.
      • Undertake other post related duties as requested by the CEO;
      • Undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos and behaviours.
    Requirements:
    • Experience and proven ability to fundraise;
    • At least five years’ experience in general management;
    • A tertiary qualification is required, a degree or higher would be an advantage;
    • Fluency in English is required. Ability to communicate in an additional South African language(s) is an advantage;
    • An unendorsed Code 08 driver’s license;
    • To be highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility;
    • Computer literacy (MS Office);
    • Experience and an understanding of cancer, the medical sector and/or diseases is an advantage.
    Salary range R22 000 to R24 000 per month negotiable, CHOC does not provide medical cover, retirement or pension benefits or a 13th month salary. Cost of living adjustments are made in July each year.

    To apply submit a CV to johan.vanniekerk@choc.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Candidates who have not had a response by 13th February 2015 can regard their application as unsuccessful.

    For more about the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, refer to www.choc.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • African Solutions to African Problems: Executive Director

    African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) supports grassroots organisations to care for orphans and vulnerable children in rural South Africa. ASAP develops and supports Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) of women providing care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS in rural villages in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. These communities are in isolated, deeply rural, communities, which have been overwhelmed by the catastrophic effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    ASAP was founded in 2003, with a core mission of utilizing existing solutions to care for the increasing numbers of OVC, to channel funds to marginalized communities. This methodology has the benefit of maintaining cultural ties and strengthening communities that have been devastated by HIV/AIDS. In the ASAP Model, the OVC are able to remain with extended family, who are in turn supported in their role of caretaker. The other key benefit of our approach is that it
    is financially efficient; relatively small amounts can make a significant difference to a large number of children.

    ASAP has developed a six-year developmental model to provide long term holistic care for children that will positively impact their lives and futures. Initially, we identify emerging groups of women who want support from us. We then work with them over the course of 6 years to establish a Community Based Organisation to provide nutrition, access to education, healthcare and government services, and psychosocial support to the OVC. We also provide a wide range of training that includes effective management operations, counselling and agricultural techniques. A key component of the Model is the building of a drop-in centre; this is the headquarters of the CBO from which care services are provided. Along side the drop-in centre, a permaculture garden is built to provide fresh nutritious food for the children on a year round basis. Other key elements of the services include programmes for youths and adolescents such as gender equality workshops, support to complete secondary education; and treatment and counselling for children who are HIV positive. In addition, we provide libraries to local schools, art and music workshops and grandmothers support groups.

    The goal is that after six years, the CBO will graduate to be an independent entity, sourcing and managing their own funding streams so that they are sustainable in the long term to service the OVC of the community.

    ASAP plans to increase the number of projects over the next three years, doing so at an appropriate pace so that we can maintain the integrity and effectiveness of our Model, while aiming to maximise the number of OVC who will benefit from the holistic long term care and long lasting benefits to the communities. The new Executive Director will play a key role in the design and execution of the expansion plan.

    ASAP seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic person to be the Executive Director (ED), based in Cape Town and will involve frequent travel to the field office in Matatiele and to its projects in the Eastern Cape.

    Occasional trips to Europe and the USA will be necessary. ASAP is a registered charity in the UK and the USA (501(c)3) as well as South Africa (18A Trust).  
    ASAP’s Board is international and there are staff in the UK and USA to support work on fundraising and marketing.

    Working Relationships: Reporting to: The Board of Trustees. Other key relationships: Founder and Programme Director; CBO leaders and board members; US and UK staff and accountants.

    The Executive Director will ensure the effective running of the organisation, with responsibilities that include overseeing the operations and project teams and being responsible for financial management. Additional responsibilities include reporting to the Board of Trustees, strategic planning to expand the reach of our projects, engaging with donor agencies and generating new funding sources.

    Responsibilities:
    • Directly manage the headquarters and ensure effective day-to-day running of the organisation;
    • Oversee operations in the Matatiele office to ensure the smooth running of programme support;
    • Contribute to ASAP’s organisational strategy and budgets in consultation with the Board;
    • implement them at an operational level; Growth plan – design and implement the strategy for the growth of the organisation;
    • Manage and supervise the Programme team and the Finance team;
    • Recruit, interview and select new staff as required that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission;
    • Ensure that all staff receive an orientation to the organisation and are provided appropriate training;
    • Manage the performance management process for all staff on an on-going basis as well as conducting annual performance reviews;
    • Review existing policies and procedures on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as needed;
    • Ensure that the communities we work with are served as per the highest humanitarian and development standards;
    • Ensure adherence to financial policies and proper financial management of projects and programmes;
    • Support the field office in working with government departments eg Department of Social Development; Department of Health, Department of Agriculture; Department of Education Oversee all financial reporting - year end and financial charts for annual reports and quarterly reports to donors;
    • Cash flow planning and formulation in consultation with Finance Manager;
    • Work with the Programme Manager to ensure the programmes are running smoothly and support and solutions are provided when obstacles are encountered;
    • Monitor and approve all payments according to our policies and procedures;
    • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization. Set agendas and arrange the Board meetings. Possible travel to liaise with the Board;
    • Supervise events, films, social media campaigns, publicity and website design;
    • External Relations - Represent the organization to external audiences through participation in conferences, forums and fundraisers. Represent ASAP among
    • government, NGOs (local and international), Foundations and Corporations.
    Requirements:
    • Excellent knowledge of NGO management;
    • Staff management experience: ability to take charge as well as delegate;
    • Experience of working on projects supporting OVC and knowledge of the relevant policy issues;
    • Entrepreneurial and flexible approach to community-based humanitarian work;
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with a minimum of five years practical, increasingly senior management experience;
    • Experience of steering an organisation through a period of growth and expansion;
    • Demonstrated experience of budget planning and financial management;
    • Proven experience in fundraising, including grant writing, securing donations from major donors, trusts and foundations in the US and UK;
    • Experience in working directly with, and reporting regularly to a Board;
    • Ability to network at a senior level and engage in advocacy work;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Degree level qualification essential; relevant post graduate qualification preferable;
    • Fluency in English essential; local languages desirable.
    To apply, submit a CV, and motivation letter including salary expectations to recruitment@africansolutions.org.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about African Solutions to African Problems, refer to https://africansolutions.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Senecio: General Manager

    SENECIO - Support for People with Disabilities
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, January 9, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Senecio is committed to creating a better everyday quality of life for children with physical disabilities. Senecio's main focus is to provide therapeutic support to children with physical disabilities, and appropriate training to their caregivers.  These children are based in underprivileged areas across the Western Cape and are reached through care centres, outreach clinics and home visits.

    The organisation seeks a General Manager (GM) to manage its head office based in Somerset West, Western Cape.

    The person will report to the Executive Board, the GM will be responsible for enhancing the internal organisational processes and infrastructure that will allow Senecio to continue to grow and fulfill its mission.

    This is a part-time or full-time, one year contract position depending on the successful candidate.  
     
    Responsibilities:

    Operations 
    • Oversee daily administrative functions and ensure smooth daily operations;
    • Provide guidance and leadership through transparent measurement processes;
    • Ensure that IT solutions, maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure are managed appropriately;
    • Compile quarterly reports for the Board.
    Strategic planning 
    • In partnership with the Board, create and implement a five-year strategic plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it;
    • Compile an annual action plan to fit in with overall strategy;
    • Enforce Board level decisions effectively and efficiently.
    Human resources 
    • Cultivate the values of Senecio and ensure a positive, passionate company culture;
    • Manage and monitor overall staff performance;
    • Oversee recruitment, hiring and compensation processes;
    • Develop and implement a quality assurance platform through policies and procedures.
    Financial management 
    • Oversee and approve all finances;
    • Manage an annual expenditure budget.
    Requirements:
    • Appropriate Business Administration/Management qualification;
    • Minimum of five years general/business management experience (experience in working with NGOs will be advantageous);
    • Bilingual (written and verbal): English and Afrikaans;
    • Mission-focused, strategic, performance-driven and process-minded;
    • Able to deliver measurable, cost-effective results;
    • Skill, sensitivity and personal confidence to motivate staff;
    • Multi-tasking and prioritising expertise;
    • Self-management and creative problem solving skills;
    • Interpersonal and networking skills;
    • Detail orientated;
    • Financial and budget management know-how;
    • Solution-driven.
    Preference will be given to a greater Helderberg area resident. Salary will be determined by the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter including your salary expectations to Annatjie van Niekerk at info@senecio.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about Senecio, refer to www.senecio.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Child Trafficking on the Rise - UNDOC

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) says that one third of human trafficking victims are children, and their share has been rising.

    In its latest report, the UNDOC explains that the problem is most acute in Africa and the Middle East, where the majority of trafficked people are boys and girls.

    The report acknowledges that human trafficking is a global phenomenon. acknowledges that human trafficking is a global phenomenon. UNODC has collected information about victims from 152 countries, who have been forced into sex work, forced labour and other activities against their will in 124 countries.

    To read the article titled, “Trafficking of children on the rise, says UN,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare: Social Development Manager

    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, December 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare (UBACH) is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV. UBA provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa.

    UBACH seeks to appoint a Social Development Manager, based in the Western Cape.
     
    The Social Development Manager will report to the Programme Director.
     
    The Social Development Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of UBACH’s social work programme, with the goal of ensuring that each UBACH participant lives in a safe and healthy home, attends school, is protected from neglect and abuse, receives appropriate counselling, and accesses welfare grants they may be eligible for. The Social Development Manager is also responsible for aligning the social work programme with national and international best practices and standards. The Social Development Manager works closely with UBACH’s Health and Education departments and other staff members to help support the health and wellbeing of all programme participants.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement an appropriate social work programme for UBACH participants, including children, caregivers and families, aligned to national and international best practices and standards;
    • Monitor and update the case management system for the programme;
    • Design and implement both individual and group counselling protocols for the programme;
    • Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and social welfare fields to ensure organisation is aligned with all best practices and standards;
    • Assess and monitor children’s home and family environments;
    • Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorised protective action when necessary;
    • Facilitate appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources and assist caregivers in obtaining welfare grants;
    • Assist participants in school enrolment and attendance;
    • Identify and implement interventions required to address any challenges to a UBACH participant’s social wellbeing;
    • Monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to measurable goals (Individual Treatment Plans);
    • Plan and conduct programmes /workshops for caregivers and the community that combat social problems and improve the health and wellbeing of participants (e.g. parenting skills);
    • Organise support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting the client or patient;
    • Supervise, manage and direct social auxiliary workers;
    • Ensure all UBACH staff members are aware of key social issues and how to report and intervene appropriately;
    • Collaborate with other UBACH staff members to ensure the social welfare needs of each UBACH participant are adequately addressed;
    • Counsel clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome challenges;
    • Organise support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting the client;
    • Advocate for participants to resolve crises;
    • Collect and monitor data on critical social welfare indicators for each UBACH participant;
    • Maintain appropriate records for all UBACH participants (ex: intake forms, process notes, ITPs etc);
    • Participate in day-to-day activities at the center, including monitoring the children, and attend all staff meetings;
    • Any other task normally associated with the position or assigned by an appointed authority.
    Requirements:
    • Fluency in English and isiXhosa;
    • Master’s degree in Social Work;
    • Current and valid Social Work registration;
    • Valid Driver’s License and a clean driving history;
    • Minimum of three years’ social work experience, preference given to those who have worked in HIV;
    • Experience in case management with children;
    • Demonstrated ability to use Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    • Ability lead a team of Social Auxiliary workers and be part of a dynamic team;
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication;
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the not-for-profit mission of UBACH.
    To apply, submit a CV and a one page motivational letterV to jobs@ubafrica.org, with the job title as a subject of your email. 

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview. 

    For more about Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare, refer to http://ubafrica.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • CHOC: Northern Region Manager

    Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that provides support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.

    CHOC seeks to appoint a Northern Region Manager, based in based in Pretoria (The Northern Region extends from Pretoria to Mpumalanga and the Limpopo provinces).

    The overall purpose of the post is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, promote and market CHOC and its programmes, and to manage the region.

    Responsibilities:

    Fundraising and donor relationships:
    • To identify regional fundraising opportunities and events, ensure their implementation and to identify and build positive relationships with donors and stakeholders; 
    • To promote and market CHOC through various channels and activities (including through the media, regional newsletters, and promotional events); 
    • To oversee the input and management of data on CRM (donor and data management).
    Programme and campaign management and reporting:
    • To develop and implement childhood cancer awareness and early detection campaigns  through a variety of means, such as social media, newsletters, fundraising initiatives and networking with stakeholders; 
    •  To implement and manage CHOC’s parent, child and family support programme through the establishment of support groups, the provision of psychosocial, bereavement and practical support; 
    • To implement, manage and oversee the medical and ward support programme in conjunction with hospital authorities; 
    • To develop and manage volunteer programmes; 
    • To manage CHOC’s accommodation (CHOC House) programme including the management of infrastructure, staff and vehicles and compliance with health and safety and other relevant legislation; 
    • To implement and manage any other programmes as determined by CHOC’s Executive.
    Financial, office and general management and leadership:
    • Providing leadership and the general management of staff. To ensure and oversee the development and training of regional staff by undertaking regular performance reviews and ensuring development plans are in place for identified staff; 
    • To manage the finances and administration of the region; 
    • To ensure that all CHOC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to; 
    • To ensure submission of accurate and timeous reports – financial, administrative and operational – and compliance with all legislative requirements; 
    • To undertake other post related duties as requested by the CEO; 
    •  To undertake all responsibilities and tasks embracing CHOC’s values, ethos and behaviours.
    Requirements:
    • Experience and proven ability to fundraise; 
    • Minimum of five years experience in general management; 
    • A tertiary qualification is required, a degree or higher would be an advantage; 
    • Fluency in English is required. Ability to communicate in an additional South African language(s) is an advantage; 
    • An unendorsed Code 08 driver’s licenCe; 
    • Be highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility; 
    • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office); 
    • Experience and an understanding of cancer, the medical sector and/or diseases is an advantage.
    Salary competitive to the NGO Sector, CHOC does not provide medical cover, retirement or pension benefits or a 13th month salary. Cost of living adjustments are made in July each year.

    To apply, submit a CV to johan.vanniekerk@choc.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Candidates who have not had a response by 21 November 2014 can regard their application as unsuccessful.

    For more about the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, refer to www.choc.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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