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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
  • SOS Children’s Villages: Child & Youth Development Coordinator

    SOS Children`s Villages
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focussing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
     
    SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Child & Youth Development Coordinator (CYDC), based at its Pietermaritzburg Village, KwaZulu-Natal.

    The persons will provide guidance and leadership to a team of care givers, Social worker (s), Youth Leader (s) etc.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Work in co-operation with the Child and Youth Development (CYD) Team -  (SOS Caregivers, Youth Leader, Social Workers, Educator etc.) to plan and support each individual child and youth’s development programme (CDP & YDP) which should be reviewed continuously;
    • Champion and lead the way in terms of ensuring the rights of the children and ensure that child protection policies are always implemented;
    • Promote and support family relationships by conducting regular family house visits, providing advice, guidance and support to both the children and the SOS caregivers;
    • Ensure that relationships with the Social Welfare Department are excellent and that all submissions requirements to the department are complied with at all times, and that subsidies are correctly received and reconciled;
    • Lead the CYD department planning and budgeting process;
    • A strong leader of Family Based Care on the facility management team
    • Co-ordinate the compilation of progress reports on the children and youth for submission to the IS department;
    • Ensure timeous submission of child registration and departure notices to the IS department;
    • Participate in the recruitment of and oversee performance management of the CYD Team;
    • Participate in SOS Brand development activities to motivate community support of the organisation.
    Requirements: 
    •  Humanities degree  or similar qualification with at least three years hands on supervisory experience;
    • Social work background;
    • Excellent Communicator, with strong conflict management, counselling and report writing skills;
    • Sound knowledge of Child Protection laws and policies. Familiar with UNCRC and child care acts and other relevant national child care legislation and application of child rights-based approach;
    • Highly motivated and organised individual, able to work independently, use initiative and keep commitments;
    • Willingness to travel frequently and a valid driver’s licence is a must.
    • Must be prepared to reside in the village. 
    A detailed job description is available on request.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to the Village Director: Michelle.King@sos.org.za or fax to: +27 (0)33 386 9603.

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

    Only successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted

    For more about SOS Children’s Villages, refer to www.sos.org.za.

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

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  • HIV Infection Rate in Children Declines

    According to a study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, looking into the global burden of disease with a particular focus on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, new HIV infections in South African children under five years old have dropped by more than three quarters between 2003 and 2013, from 56 000 to 7 600.

    The authors of the study argue that the decrease in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in this age group is likely a result of the country’s ‘expanded access to child-focused intervention’ such as the prevention of mother-to-child transmission programmes. 

    Christopher Murray, IHME director and an author of the study believes the global investment in HIV treatment is saving lives rapidly, but notes that the quality of antiretroviral programmes varies widely and in order to reduce HIV-related deaths even further, the country needs to learn from the best programmes and do away with the worst ones.

    To read the article titled, “HIV infections in children under five down by over three quarters,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children: Operations Manager

    Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to ensuring abused children are protected and rehabilitated. The organisation provides therapy, counselling, assistance, love, comfort, safety and ongoing support to children who have been abused. TTBC does not only work with children, but with parents and communities empowering them with knowledge and skills so that we can help put an end to child abuse.

    TTBC seeks to appoint an Operations Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will reports to Board of the Teddy Bear Clinic. S/he will manage the Operations Division of the Clinic.

    Responsibilities:

    Operational management
    • Strategise, plan and implement the directives of the board as determined at formal board meetings. Manage the strategy and direction of the Operations Division;
    • Overall and day-to-day management of the Human Resource Manager, Fundraiser, Donor Liaison M&E Officer and Finance Consultant, including the coaching and mentoring of these managers;
    • Report on the developments of the Operations Division at the board meetings quarterly;
    • Participate in planning the direction of the clinic with the Board;
    • Strategise on how to achieve the direction with the Executive Committee.
    Financial management
    • Oversee the financial department and ensure the financial policy is fully implemented and adhered to;
    • Implement the directives of the Finance Committee as determined at formal Finance Committee Meetings;
    • Be actively involved in the development of the clinic budget, and monitoring of expenses according to the budget;
    • Be aware of the financial status of the TTBC on a monthly basis - this includes the cash flow. HR Management;
    • Lead the organisation into a staff centered, caring environment that facilitates a child-centered approach;
    • Oversee the HR management practices in the organisation;
    • Ensure sound labour practices are followed General Management;
    • To identify the skills gaps and growth potential of team members;
    • To involve management and staff in the planning and design of projects;
    • To provide on the job training, mentoring and assistance;
    • Conduct monthly meetings with all staff, for the purposes of giving and receiving feedback, and addressing any matters arising;
    • Conduct one performance review and one performance appraisal per annum with all staff.
    Requirements:
    • Business degree who is interested in working in the NGO sector, and making a difference in the lives of children;
    • Minimum of two years working experience;
    • Postgraduate degree, preferably a business management qualification or research qualification in the field of social sciences;
    • Minimum of five years middle to senior management experience;
    • Exposure to children’s issues;
    • Computer proficiency knowledge and skills;
    • Strategy and planning;
    • Business management practices;
    • HR and financial management;
    • Excellent people and networking skills;
    • Valid driver’s licence is essential Languages;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English (Additional languages are an advantage);
    • Leadership qualities;
    • Dedicated and committed;
    • Patient and persistent;
    • Ability to work under extreme pressure;
    • Good time management;
    • Ability to manage a team;
    • Self-motivated.
    Salary: Dependant of the level of experience.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Hannelie Venter at hanneliev@ttbc.org.za.

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

    Enquiries: Tel: 011 484 4554.

    For more about The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, refer to http://ttbc.org.za.

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

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