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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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  • Hard Rock Cafe Fundraises for Mandela Hospital

    Hard Rock Cafe International, chief executive officer, Hamish Dodds, says the late President Nelson Mandela was fond of children therefore they decided to help raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

    Dodds believes building a hospital for children was Mandela's dream, adding that, "We support numerous campaigns around the world, but we also encourage all our regional and local city entities to also identify causes that really make sense to them. I think this one is particularly important for us because Nelson Mandela was such a global ambassador."

    South African house music group, MiCasa performed a special intimacy acoustic show at Hard Rock Cafe in Johannesburg to raise funds for the hospital.

    To read the article titled, “Hard Rock Cafe raises funds for Mandela Children’s Hospital,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Infants Start HIV Treatment Late

    According to a study presented at the 2014 Southern African HIV Clinicians Society conference, three quarters of infants starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) across 11 clinics in Southern Africa had severe HIV disease and 87.2 percent met the 2006 World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of severe immunosuppression.
     
    There was a modest improvement in the proportion of infants who started treatment before the onset of severe immunosuppression or severe HIV-related illnesses after 2009, but the majority of infants starting treatment in 2012 had stage 3-4 of the HIV disease.
     
    The study described the outcomes of infants starting ART at 11 clinics in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with data collected by sites contributing to the International Epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS in Southern African (IeDEA-SA).
     
    To read the article titled, “Infants in southern Africa start antiretroviral therapy late with advanced disease,” click here.

    Source: 
    Aids Map
  • ASSITEJ South Africa: Finance and Operations Manager

    ASSITEJ South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    ASSITEJ South Africa (Theatre for Children and Young People) is a member-driven association whose doors are open to all individuals, companies, organisations and groups working within the field of theatre for children and young people, directly or indirectly, regardless of age, race, language, religion or political conviction. The types of categories of membership of the association entails that it accommodates people of all age groups.

    ASSITEJ South Africa seeks to appoint a Finance Officer, based in Cape Town.

    Duration: 21 months (three month probation period), with probable extension.

    Starting date: 1st November 2014

    The Finance and Operations Manager should have an interest in and commitment to, children and theatre in South Africa.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Support the Director by providing financial management for ASSITEJ‘s projects, services and sustainability;
    • Design and maintain office operational systems, processes and policies;
    • Maintain ASSITEJ SA financial records and reports of all projects;
    • Manage the operational budget and ensure the successful delivery of all projects within budget;
    • Review and prepare budgets for funding proposals and project activities;
    • Design and maintain operational and financial systems, processes and policies;
    • Payroll management;
    • Manage, coordinate and analyse operational budget constraints and resources;
    • Month end financial reporting;
    • Maintain financial records and internal controls;
    • Collate all data into annual, bi annual and project-based summaries;
    • Prepare for year-end audit and liaising with Auditor;
    • Support Project Managers with logistical arrangements;
    • Supervise and coach Office Administrator;
    • Establish systems and processes towards the ASSITEJ World Congress to be held in 2017.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification in Business Management or Accounting;
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, donor reporting, budgeting, resource mobilization, human resources and financial management;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • High level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
    • Resident in Cape Town (or willing to relocate);
    • Experience:
      • Minimum 3-5 years current experience within Financial or Business Management in the arts and/or social development sectors;
      • Experience in managing donor funds would be very useful;
    • Personal Attributes:
      • An energetic and enthusiastic individual with proven leadership skills and the ability to work interdependently;
      • Passionate about working in the NGO sector and making a difference in society;
      • Organised and proactive with exceptional problem solving and analysis skills;
      • Unquestioned personal integrity;
      • Above average presentation skills;
      • Must be able to pass criminal background checks and credit reference;
      • A second South African language would be an advantage.
    To apply, submit a three page max CV, including three contactable references to Yvette Hardie, Email: director@assitej.org.za by 12h00.

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

    Suitably qualified and experienced persons of colour are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    Successful candidates are expected to start 1 November 2014, if possible.

    For more about ASSITEJ South Africa, refer to www.assitej.org.za.

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

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  • Ithemba Lobomi: Social Worker - George

    Ithemba lobomi
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 10, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Ithemba Lobomi is a nonprofit organisation based in Thembalethu near George in the Western Cape. It started in 2007 with a home-based care programme. As part of its expansion, Ithemba Lobomi now has a nutrition centre.

    Ithemba Lobomi seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Thembalethu, George.
     
    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work;
    • Registered with South African Council for Social Services Profession;
    • Ability to read and write two Western Cape official languages;
    • Computer literate;
    • Knowledge of Children’s Act of 2005;
    • Minimum of one year social work experience;
    • Past Supervision of staff and field work experience;
    • Ability to work with a team.
    To apply submit a CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document to kathleenmakgatho@live.co.za or hand deliver to:
    Kathleen Makgatho, HR Coordinator, 2211 Ngcakani Street, Thembalethu, 6530.

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

    Enquiries: HR Officer Kathleen Makgatho, Tel: 044 880 1032.

    For more about Ithemba Lobomi, refer to www.ithembalobomi.org.za.

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

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  • MIET Africa: Programme Officers

    MIET Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    MIET Africa is a not-for-profit organisation based in South Africa, with a strong presence in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region.

    MIET Africa seeks to appoint two Programme Officers for its Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Regional Programme, based in Durban.

    The programme officers will support its regional coordinators to successfully implement the CSTL Programme in SADC Member States. CSTL is an intervention that, through the education sectors in SADC Member States, addresses the host of vulnerabilities faced by children and youth - vulner­abilities that would otherwise compromise their right to education.

    These are six-month fixed-term contract positions, and would suit candidates who can start immediately.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide support to regional coordinators in the implementation of the CSTL programme in the SADC region;
    • Provide support in the management and monitoring of budgets;
    • Provide support in the maintenance of partnerships in the participating Member States;
    • Provide support to the data collection and reporting process for the CSTL programme;
    • Provide support to Member State reporting on the programme to CSTL partners;
    • Assist and work closely with the project managers and focal persons in the Member States.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant tertiary qualification;
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written;
    • Sound knowledge and understanding of education-related programmes in support of orphans and other vulnerable children and youth;
    • Experience in organising logistics for events and workshops;
    • Sound knowledge and experience in the implementation of development programmes;
    • Sound office and logistical administrative skills;
    • Availability to travel in the SADC region, when required;
    • Possession of own vehicle and a driver’s licence, as well as the ability to communicate in French or Portuguese, will be an advantage;
    • Non-South Africans need a valid work permit.
    To apply, submit:
    • A letter of application, clearly stating “CSTL Programme Officers” 
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • ID or passport
    • Driver’s licence
    • Qualifications
    • (In the case of non-South Africans) Work permit
    The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

    To: HR Department, MIET Africa, Email: applications@miet.co.za.

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

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    MIET Africa reserves the right not to fill the post, or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants. It also reserves the right to do a complete verification of all information supplied.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about MIET Africa, refer to www.miet.co.za

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

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  • Zambia Commended Over Child Marriage

    Nobel peace laureate and anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, is impressed with the remarkable coalition among stakeholders in fighting child marriages in Zambia.

    Speaking during the Girls Not Brides, Global Partnership to End Child Marriages press conference, Tutu commended the Zambian government for launching the national campaign to end child marriages.

    “It is encouraging to see that Government, civil society, traditional leaders and others in Zambia have recognised that child marriage has a devastating impact on girls and the nation as a whole,” he said.

    To read the article titled, “Tutu hails Zambia’s fight against child marriages,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times of Zambia
  • One in 10 Girls Sexually Abused Worldwide - UN

    A United Nations (UN) report finds that around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20.

    Drawing on data from 190 countries, the global report by child welfare agency United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), entitled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ also reveals that one fifth of all murder victims are children and teens, with homicide the leading cause of death among male youths in Latin American countries.

    UNICEF executive director, Anthony Lake states that, "These are uncomfortable facts - no government or parent will want to see them."

    To read the article titled, “One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: UN report,” click here.

    Source: 
    Sowetan Live
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