hiv/aids

hiv/aids

  • FHI360: Administration Assistant

    FHI 360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI360 is a nonprofit organisation working in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.

    FHI 360 South Africa seeks to appoint a temporary Administration Assistant, based in Pretoria.

    This is a short term assignment of two months.

    Responsibilities:
    • Copy training material for the training
    • Assistwith logistical arrangements for training;
    • Perform required background checks for the participants that attend trainings;
    • Administrative duties within the programme;
    • Assist with any other duties assigned by the Chief of Party.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to mmacheli@fhi360.org.

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

    For more about FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • Grassroot Soccer: Social Workers / Social Auxiliary Workers

    Grassroot Soccer South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a South African nonprofit organisation that uses the power of soccer to prevent HIV/AIDS. GRS trains local community-based youth role models as skills coaches to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention and life skills education through rigorously designed and evidence based curricula.

    GRC seeks to appoint Social Workers/Social Auxiliary Workers.

    The successful candidates will be responsible for employee wellness initiatives and coordinating referrals for various psychosocial issues.

    The positions are based GRC offices in:
    • Khayelitsha
    • Soweto
    • Alexandra
    • Kimberley
    • Port Elizabeth
    These are contract positions – length to be negotiated.

    Requirements:
    • Current registration with the SACSSP or HPCSA;
    • Appropriate qualification and proof of latest registration fees paid essential;
    • Fluency in English and local African language essential;
    • Knowledge of professional protocol and practice in the field of social work essential;
    • Demonstrate a high level of team cohesive behaviour;
    • Ability to establish network relationships with local psychosocial support organisations is essential;
    • Computer literacy is essential;
    • Strong communication (written and verbal) as well as interpersonal skill is essential;
    • Highly organised and strong administration skill is essential;
    • Previous experience working with youth is advantageous;
    • Experience in staff wellness is advantageous;
    • Possess strong facilitation skills or aptitude for facilitation.
    To apply, submit a CV and proof of registration to hrsa@grassrootsoccer.org with “SAW and the location you are interested in”; e.g. "SAW Khayelitsha" or "SAW Alexandra", in the subject line.

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

    We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

    For more about GRS South Africa, refer to www.grassrootsoccer.org.

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

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  • AIDS Consortium: Policy and Advocacy Officer

    The AIDS Consortium
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The AIDS Consortium (AC) founded in 1992, is one of the largest NGO networks in South Africa, serving over 1000 affiliated members in the HIV/AIDS and human rights sectors. The mission and vision of AC encapsulates driving social change through building capacity and AIDS competence across its membership network, as well as within the sector.

    AC seeks to appoint a Policy and Advocacy Officer, based at its national office in Aeroton, Johannesburg.
     
    This is a two-year fixed term contract, with possibility of renewal depending on funding.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide efficient and flexible policy, advocacy;
    • Report support to the AIDS Consortium and its partners;
    • Develop and advocate for AC positions that will further the objectives of its workplan;
    • Gather information which allows AC and its partners to demonstrate the change their work is bringing to people’s lives;
    • Use AC and other networks to inform HIV related research, policy and advocacy;
    • Analyse and write policy and advocacy statements, submissions and documents on policy issues relating to HIV and AIDS in South Africa;
    • Represent AC on occasion and continue the existing good relationships these organisations have developed with stakeholders and supporters.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of three years relevant post graduate experience in research, policy analysis or advocacy in HIV/AIDS;
    • Community development experience;
    • Understand policy issues with regard to HIV/AIDS, from a human rights framework and perspective;
    • Understand advocacy and campaigning work;
    • Ability to tailor messages for different audiences;
    • Background in policy and advocacy in the field of HIV/AIDS;
    • Research, analytical and critical evaluation skills;
    • Project and events management skills;
    • Knowledge of human Rights, HIV/AIDS; NSP literacy;
    • Knowledge of  local structures, civil society, public health, governance and human rights;
    • Organisational skills and ability to manage complex work load while working to tight deadlines;
    • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a small team;
    • Communication and writing skills;
    • ICT skills (Advanced computer literacy);
    • Fluency in at least three official languages, including English;
    • Ability to prioritise;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Flair, intelligence,and energy to work in a challenging environment;
    • Honest, reliable, assertive, organised, integrity, patience, self initiator and pro-active;
    • Willingness to travel locally and internationally and connect and work with people from different backgrounds;
    • Valid South African driver’s licence.
    Candidates living positively with HIV are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three current referees and motivational cover letter with indication of remuneration expectation to Gerard Payne at gerard@aidsconsortium.org.za by no later than 16h00, of the closing date.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the AIDS Consortium, refer to www.ac.org.za.

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

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  • Grassroot Soccer South Africa: Qualitative Research Assistant - Port Elizabeth

    Grassroot Soccer (GRS) South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, April 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a South African nonprofit organisation that uses the power of soccer to prevent HIV/AIDS. GRS trains local community-based youth role models as skills coaches to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention and life skills education through rigorously designed and evidence based curricula.

    The GOAL Trial is a three year cluster-randomized controlled trial (RCT), which began in February 2012 and is being carried out in 46 high schools in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.  The trial aims to assess the behavioural effectivness of a sports-based HIV prevention intervention, “Generation Skillz".  As part of the ongoing trial, a mixed-methods process evaluation and qualitative outcomes assessment will be conducted alongside the delivery of the intervention this year.

    GRC seeks to appoint a Qualitative Research Assistant, based in Port Elizabeth.

    This is a three month full time contract with a possibility of an extension by a further two months.

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist, when necessary, with literature reviewing, and designing research instruments;
    • Translate from English to isiXhosa consent and assent forms, and research instruments;
    • Liaise and schedule with principals, school administrators and teachers to ensure effective coordination of scheduling data collection;
    • Recruit and gather informed assent from study participants / coaches and consent from parents;
    • Conduct in school observations of the curriculum being delivered;
    • Conduct focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews with learners and coaches;
    • Translate and transcribe focus group discussions and semi-structured interview tapes and hand-written notes (learn and use technology to do these tasks more effectively);
    • Liaise with other members of the GOAL Trial study team and Grassroot Soccer;
    • Assist with data entry (using appropriate methods and packages);
    • Maintain accurate data collection records;
    • Undertake administrative tasks as requested;
    • Contribute, where appropriate, to the preparation of research outputs (conference contributions, journal publications, grant submissions, reports and presentations;
    • Carry out other tasks which may be necessary from time to time appropriate to the post, as etermine by the line manager.
    Requirements:
    • Postgraduate or four year university degree is required (with research methodology as a subject or area of study);
    • Verbal and written isiXhosa and English fluency (non-negotiable);
    • Familiar with and knowledgeable of the local communities participating in the GOAL Trial;
    • Previous research experience;
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and general Internet and Email;
    • Experience in qualitative interviewing; leading focus group discussions and conducting in-depth interviews;
    • Experience with research participant recruitment;
    • Experience in the use of qualitative research techniques and methods, and relevant software packages;
    • Experience interacting comfortably with youth;
    • Experience discussing topics related to sexuality;
    • Experience with quantitative data analysis using statistical software is considered an asset;
    • High personal motivation and self-management;
    • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and accept feedback;
    • Confident, communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people;
    • Time management skills;
    • Ability to prioritise work and manage deadlines, and make progress without direct supervision;
    • Reliable, diligent, detail-oriented worker who can see tasks through to completion;
    • Accurate, honest, dependable and flexible;
    • Problem solving skills;
    • Organisational and record-keeping skills;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle and protect sensitive data with integrity;
    • Capacity and flexibility to learn new research methods and work routines;
    • Ability to work with limited supervision and on own initiative;
    • Ability to establish rapport with a variety of colleagues and to work flexibly with the line manager.
    To apply, submit a CV highlighting required experience and motivation letter to sdringus@grassrootsoccer.org.

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

    For more about GRS South Africa, refer to www.grassrootsoccer.org.

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

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  • HIVSA: IT Support Officer

    HIVSA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, April 18, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

    HIVSA seeks to appoint an Information Technology (IT) Support Officer, based at its offices in Aeroton (near to NASREC) in Johannesburg.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • First point of contact for all routine technical issues within the organisation;
    • Instal and update technical hardware and software;
    • Investigate and resolve all ICT related issues.
    Requirements:
    • Certificate/diploma in information technology;
    • Minimum of two years experience in IT support;
    • A+ and HTML experience preferred;
    • Matric certificate;
    • Valid drivers Licence would be an added advantage.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum five pages) and motivation letter to ndhlovud@hivsa.com or fax to: 011 494 2635. Alternatively, post to HR Manager, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082.

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

    For more about HIVSA, refer to www.hivsa.com.

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

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  • FHI360: Project Director

    FHI 360 - South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 19, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI360 is a nonprofit organisation working in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.

    FHI 360 South Africa seeks to appoint a Project Director, based in Pretoria.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide leadership and management of the BMGF - funded Disseminating Avahan Lessons project;
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the South African National Department of Health, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health, South African National AIDS Council and other government stakeholders;
    • Contributes to the development and implementation of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to HIV/AIDS programming and specifically HIV prevention with key populations;
    • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams related to HIV prevention with key populations;
    • Monitor and ensure that the Disseminating Avahan Lesson project is consistent with national and international standards, guidelines, protocols and best practices and are implemented with the highest feasible level of technical quality;
    • Provide technical leadership on key populations programming under the Desseminating AvahanLessons project, including the design, development, planning and implementation of specific technical components of all programme activities;
    • Develop and maintain close collaborative relationship with the Gates Foundation as donor as well as other national and international organisations relevant to HIV prevention with key populations including United States Agency for International Development and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Requirements:
    • Master's degree or PhD in public health or medical degree with specialisation in HIV prevention;
    • Minimum of five years of experience working in developing countries, reflecting the knowledge and skills above;
    • In-depth technical and functional knowledge of HIV prevention with key populations;
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV prevention, particularly among key populations;
    • Diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Negotiation skills and ability to reach agreement among peers and colleagues;
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain team work among project staff, sub-contractors and other stakeholders;
    • Written and oral communication skills;
    • Fluency in English; additional South African languages preferred;
    • Willingness to travel a minimum of 25%.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to mferreira@fhi360.org.

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

    For more about FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • Clinton Health Access Initiative: Programmer - Health Financing

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, May 27, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) under the leadership of former President William Jefferson Clinton III has worked since 2002 to reduce the pricing of HIV/AIDS medicines and tests, and to work with governments around the world to further turn the tide on the disease by building the systems needed to deliver care and treatment.

    CHAI seeks to appoint a Programmer - Health Financing, based in South Africa.

    The Programmer will be a key member of the CHAI South Africa team and is expected to provide computer programming and general technical support for the Sustainable Health Financing team and other programming needs related to improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of government health care programmes. The Programmer will be expected to be flexible around the needs of CHAI’s health financing programmes, and to undertake ad hoc tasks, potentially on a variety of projects. They will contribute both through programming expertise and willingness to create bespoke solutions, managing large data sets and helping create tools to aid districts and provinces in their budgeting as South Africa transitions towards a National Health Insurance (NHI). Note the majority of programming will likely be in VBA, and involve automation of processes for the needs of government.

    The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding academic credentials and a strong computer programming record. The Programmer is required to work with government officials and implementing partners, and must have excellent communication and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence. S/he must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence. S/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

    The Programmer will report directly to the Health Financing Manager for CHAI South Africa.

    Responsibilities:
    • Build databases/applications in relation to NHI resource tracking, costing and budgeting interventions, working closely with analysts on the team;
    • Make changes, additions, and edits to existing systems;
    • Create new applications as the need arises;
    • Ensure that all applications are compatible with multiple levels of implementation and are extremely user friendly and accessible in remote districts;
    • Work with the multiple teams to respond to needs and demands;
    • Provide technical assistance and training to the users of the system;
    • Work with the ministry of health to understand and build data-management needs, and maintain flexibility around ‘chipping in’ to multiple tasks;
    • Potentially significant ad hoc work, including database and website design and maintenance, but also non-IT related tasks including pitching in where needed;
    • Document all work thoroughly so products’ maintenance is sustainable.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/computer programming;
    • Minimum of two of years of professional experience;
    • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organisations;
    • Knowledge of public finance, the South African context, and/or health care;
    • Experience and knowledge in the following programming and development tools: VBA (in Excel and Access a must); SQL; JAVA; C; HTML or website development software advantageous;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
    • Ability to set and meet time-lines and deadlines;
    • Comfortable working with government officials and people of varied cultures and background;
    • Fluent in English;
    • Willingness to travel at short notice if necessary.
    Apply online, click here.

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

    For more about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, refer to www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

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

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  • Topsy Foundation: Senior Administrative Assistant

    Topsy Foundation NPC
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 12, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Topsy Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that partners with rural communities, empowering people infected with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS, through medical care, social support and skills development.

    Topsy seeks to appoint a Senior Administrative Assistant to provide administrative, secretarial and clerical support to maintain an efficient office environment. The position is based in Bryanston.

    Responsibilities:
    • Answer telephones and distribute messages;
    • Greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member;
    • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail;
    • Monitor incoming email communication and answer or forward as required;
    • Maintain office filing and storage systems;
    • Type documents, reports and correspondence;
    • Co-ordinate and organize appointments and meetings;
    • Monitor and maintain office supplies;
    • Ensure office equipment is properly maintained and serviced;
    • Perform work related errands as requested such as going to the post office and bank;
    • Keep office area clean and tidy;
    • Update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists etc;
    • Research possible new fundraising opportunities and send target number of proposals out per month.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of two years experience as a Senior Administrative Assistant;
    • Diploma in a relevant field; or equivalent experience;
    • Able to function independently as well as part of a team;
    • Ability to work to targets and to tight schedules and deadlines with an understanding that overtime may be required from time to time;
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritise in a fluid environment that demands multi-tasking;
    • Act with discretion, confidentiality and integrity at all times;
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
    • Competent literacy skills;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Excellent PC skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Possess a full current driving licence and vehicle.
    Starting date: Immediately.

    TTo apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to silvia.dejager@ogilvy.co.za.

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

    For more about the Topsy Foundation, refer to www.topsy.org.za.

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

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  • HIVSA: Social Worker – OVC Support Programme

    HIVSA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

    HIVSA seeks to appoint a Social Worker – OVC Support Programme, based in Johannesburg.

    This position is based at HIVSA’s offices in Aeroton (near to NASREC)  in Johannesburg to support our OVC programme in the Soweto, Orange Farm and Sedibeng areas.

    Main responsibilities of the position involve networking, establishing linkages and referral networks, supervision and mentorship and training.

    Requirements:
    • Registered Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP);
    • Ability to speak a minimum of two African languages;
    • Minimum of three years experience in working in the field of Child Protection;
    • Experience in the supervision of Social Workers and/or Social Auxiliary Workers.
    • Ability to provide training in Child Protection, Gender Mainstreaming and HIV/AIDS
    • Fluent in at least two African languages
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV (maximum five pages) and motivation letter to ndhlovud@hivsa.com or fax to: 011 494 2635. Alternatively, post to HR Manager, PO Box 3869, Southgate, 2082.

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

    For more about HIVSA, refer to www.hivsa.com.

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

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Social Science Interviewer

    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

    The DTHF seeks to appoint a Social Science Interviewer, based in Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek near Cape Town.

    This is a two-year contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Administer the data collection instruments related to product adherence and correlates in a microbicide trial;
    • Ensure non-biased, consistent, complete and accurate data collection across all study participants and over time.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences or related Tertiary education;
    • Fluency in English and isiXhosa;
    • Minimum of two years experience involved in a research study;
    • Comfortable with discussing topics related to sexuality.
    • Preferred:
    • GCP certification;
    • Prior interviewing experience.
    To apply, submit a CV (no certificate), motivation letter indicating ‘Social Science Interviewer’ in the subject line and two contactable referees to the Human Resource Manager at Jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to: 021 633 0182.

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

    Enquiries: Dr Gill, Tel: 021 785 5486/3310.

    If you are a foreign national applying for this position, attach a copy of your work permit to your application.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of the documents that allows you to work in South Africa legally.

    The DTHF is committed to equity in our employment practices. It is its intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. The organisation reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

    If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, refer to www.desmondtutuhivcentre.org.za.

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

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