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  • CARE South Africa - Lesotho: Area Manager

    CARE South Africa - Lesotho
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    CARE is one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations. Its current focus is on women and girls. It manages and supports programs related to HIV/AIDS and health care, voluntary savings and loans, income generation, capacity building of community based organizations’ and local NGOs and efforts to improve local governance.

    CARE in Lesotho received to support poor and very poor households during the current food emergency.   The Lesotho Food Security Relief and Resilience Program (LFSRP), funded by OFDA, will promote humanitarian response to immediate household non-food needs, while helping the same households recover from the recently declared food security emergency and build resilience necessary to reduce the impact of future shocks. CARE – in consortium with CRS (lead) and WV will provide agricultural inputs through seed vouchers and fairs.  These households will also be trained in conservation agriculture to sustainably improve yields and reduce the impact of future shocks.  LFSRP will also help households diversify diets, especially for pregnant women, young children, and people living with HIV by supporting homestead gardening (inputs and training) and strengthening existing systems that provide information to households on nutrition and dietary practices. The project has food security and GBV components. The objective of the food security component is to improve food access through distribution of cash vouchers and improving livelihood opportunities of most vulnerable households.  The GBV component seeks to empower women and girls to enable them constructively engage with relevant stakeholders to promote gender equality and reduce gender based violence (GBV) and exploitation.

    CARE South Africa - Lesotho seeks to appoint an Area Manager, based in Mokhotlong district, Lesotho.

    Only Lesotho nationals should apply.

    The primary responsibility of this position is to lead and manage all aspects of the project implementation, relationships with other implementing partners and all other reporting activities in the field.  The Area Manager will supervise field monitors in liaison with the Team Leader to ensure that farmers are duly trained and that data and information of activity performance is collected and documented. This position will also require an active role in keeping the management of LFSRP abreast with challenges that can hinder the progress of activities as well as ensuring the wellbeing of the field staff on daily basis.

    The incumbent will report to the Project Manager.

    Responsibilities:
    • Represent LFSRP at field level and with partners at the field;
    • Provide direct managerial support to field staff and liaise with the Team Leader to maintain the implementation of LFSRP project activities;
    • Ensure all monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting are of acceptable quality and compliant as required by CARE Lesotho Management and CARE International standards and principles;
    • Ensure that all project reports are written and distributed in a timely manner;
    • Develop relationships with key partners, attend meetings, and organise field visits as required;
    • Work closely with members of project teams to ensure good integration, vision, and implementation of the LFSRP;
    • Develop and nurture close working relationships with CRS, WV and Care Lesotho/SA partners;
    • Maintain open communication with all agency stakeholders.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture;
    • Minimum of three years relevant work experience in conservation agriculture, nutrition, seed and voucher distributions;
    • Understanding of gender in emergencies ;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills (excellent English skills required);
    • Strong organizational ability and demonstrated experience in multi-task management;
    • Ability to work both as a leader and a motivating member of a diverse team;
    • Proven ability to be an effective supervisor of staff and to delegate and follow-up efficiently and effectively;
    • Strong team building and human relations experience/skills;
    • Strong computer literacy skills;
    • Mountainous area work experience will be helpful.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to brian.phaka@za.care.org.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

    For more about CARE, refer to www.care.org.

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

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  • AgriAids South Africa: Programme Manager

    AgriAids SA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    AgriAids is a NGO supporting the South African agricultural industry to actively address the problem of HIV/Aids. AgriAids promotes an integrated approach where awareness as well as treatment are considered essential to fight the pandemic.

    The programme is working towards reducing the negative impact of HIV/Aids on commercial and emerging farming operations. AgriAids works in close cooperation with farm management and the Public Health Care. AgriAids ensures follow-up and closely monitors HIV and wellness programmes implemented on farms. The organisation is funded by PEPFAR/USAID.

    AgriAids SA seeks to appoint a full-time Programme Manager, based in Pretoria.

    The successful candidate should have a clear understanding and knowledge of HIV and Aids related issues.  S/he should understand the special position of farm workers.  S/he will represent and advocate their needs within relevant platforms.  The Programme Manager of AgriAids will need to have an understanding of the government and donor structures and requirements. Communication, inter-personal skills and negotiation skills are essential.  S/he will ensure AgriAids image is maintained at all levels whilst pursuing specific goals and objectives as defined by AgriAids management and donors.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Daily management of all AgriAids projects and programmes, through the District Coordinators, with specific focus on implementing the targets outlined in the Country Operational Programme (COP);
    • Ensuring all projects pursue specific goals and objectives as defined by AgriAids management and donors;
    • Closely monitor all project targets to ensure optimal achievement of targets, and arrange monthly internal reporting meetings with the Chief Operating Officer;
    • Constant monitoring, control and evaluation of project related activities through regular site visits;
    • Organise project activities on farms and ensuring all logistical issues are in place for any planned events on farms;
    • Training and guidance of District Coordinators,  Counsellors and drivers;
    • Ensure that lessons learned from M&E process is fed back into programme design;
    • Represent and promote AgriAids to external partners working in the NGO sector (government/NGOs/donors/etc.).
    Requirements:
    • Degree in humanities and social science or related field;
    • Minimum of five years senior project management experience - preferably in an NGO environment;
    • Minimum of two years experience with an international donor, preferably USAID;
    • Proven ability to manage and deliver relatively complex projects with a diversity of stakeholders;
    • Excellent oral and written skills in English;
    • Excellent computer skills, especially with the Excel programme and other database packages;
    • Good negotiation and mediation skills;
    • Leadership qualities;
    • Strong understanding of HIV and Aids and rural health;
    • Planning, administrative and project management skills.
    Starting date: 1 April 2013.

    To apply, submit your application to the Chief Finance Officer, Karin Jenkins at karin@agriaids.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted.

    For more about AgriAids SA, refer to www.agriaids.org.za.

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

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  • Topsy Foundation: Project Manager - Tinyiko Sewing Project

    The Topsy Foundation NPC
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, February 28, 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 part-time consultant as Sewing Project Manager for its Tinyiko Sewing Project. The position is based in Bryanston, Johannesburg with periodic travelling to the site project in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga.

    Responsibilities:

    • Monthly ordering as required of all inventory needs to keep a workable amount of inputs for upcoming orders within budget;
    • Maintain and build on current relationships with suppliers and find new suppliers that offer the best prices, quality and delivery times for Tinyiko;
    • Assist with the devising and implementation of an annual communications plan for the Tinyiko Sewing Project;
    • Assist with the securing of exposure of the aims of the project by arranging, implementing and working at exhibitions as and when needed;
    • Assist in the building of, and expanding of, client relationships;
    • Maintain and build on current creations to keep the project offerings at a high standard that is relevant to the needs of existing and new clients;
    • Develop once-off specific products as requested by clients as and when needed;
    • Maintain and build on current operations that maximise output into a streamlined and effective system;
    • Control and overall management of budget spending;
    • Compiling of monthly report;
    • Attendance of monthly meetings;
    • Assist in compiling donor reports; and
    • Review of attendance register, cutting diary, stock level diary, and other day to day systems.
    Requirements:
    • Experience in managing a sewing project, ideally in an NGO environment, however, experience in running a CMT (Cut, Make, Trim) also advantageous;
    • Experience in management of people, ideally in an NGO environment;
    • Experience in management of donor expectations;
    • Experience in new product development and product refinement, including the ability to create new patterns and match fabrics to specific requirements;
    • 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 prioritize in a fluid environment that demands multi-tasking;
    • Ability to interact positively and with empathy, with all persons who are part of the Tinyiko community including participants, suppliers, clients and Topsy Foundation management;
    • Passionate about their job and the success of Tinyiko Project;
    • Act with discretion, confidentiality and integrity at all times;
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite; and
    • Possess a full current driver's licence and own vehicle.
    Starting date: 1 March 2013.

    To apply, submit a full-length CV and letter motivating to tinyikosew@mweb.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.

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Project Coordinator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 26, 2012
    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 Foundation works in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government and operates from four PHC sites in the greater Cape Town area, in addition to running a variety of other research and service delivery programmes.

    DTHF seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator for its “Family Planning into HIV Services Programme” the goal of which is to increase the overall up-take of effective family planning so as to reduce the occurrence of unintended pregnancies among HIV infected women in the province.

    This full-time, fixed-term contract position based at DTHF’s Silvertown office in Cape Town.

    The purpose of the Project Coordinator position will be to manage, coordinate and supervise the effective delivery of family planning training and on-site mentoring for doctors, nurses and counsellors at ART and other HIV Treatment Sites in the Western Cape.  S/he, with support from the Project Manager, will be responsible for the design, implementation and administration of the programme, including stakeholder management, networking, advocacy, and data management.

    Applicants need to be able demonstrate considerable expertise in the above areas as well as have a passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights  - more specifically for family planning provision.

    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five years work experience;
    • Nursing degree and current registration with the SANC;
    • Management, coaching, training and supervisory experience;
    • Ability to problem solve and think on their feet;
    • Effective negotiation and mediation skills;
    • Certified in PULSA Plus and in family planning;
    • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours;
    • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter with ‘Project Coordinator’ in the subject line to 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: Anna van Esch, Tel: 021 633 6599.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    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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  • TB/HIV Care Association: Site Manager

    TB/HIV Care Association
    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
    The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

    The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Site Manager, based in Cape Town Metro.

    The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the operational functions of the field staff. Ensure an appropriate support for Nurse Mentors, professional nurses and health care auxiliary staff in a comprehensive integration of TB and HIV programmes.

    The association offers a competitive total cost of employment package, commensurate with experience. This is a one-year contract position with the possibility of renewal.

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage the administration and operations functions for the field staff, including but not limited to finance;
    • Ensure the management of TB and HIV diagnosis, care and adherence support of new clients;
    • Identify the needs for capacity building of all health care staff of the organisation to keep abreast with new policy guidelines;
    • Effective operational research on the mentorship programme and monitoring and evaluation;
    • Support of Infection control and review of infection control plans.
    Requirements:
    • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse;
    • Qualification in project management, community development or equivalent;
    • Post-basic training and certification in health assessment (primary health care);
    • PALSA Plus training;
    • Minimum of two years experience in leading a team of Nurse Mentors or equivalent;
    • Minimum of five years experience in TB/HIV care and ART of adults and children;
    • Valid code 8 driver’s licence;
    • Public speaking and community engagement;
    • Social analysis and community mapping;
    • Stakeholder management approaches;
    • Project management experience;
    • Strong financial literacy and ability to monitor and maintain budgets;
    • Problem solving, planning, interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills coupled with the ability to work under pressure;
    • Ability to communicate in English and Afrikaans;
    • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three contactable references and motivation letter to Ms Shannon McCann at recruitment@tbhivcare.org or fax to: 086 607 8246.

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

    Should you not hear from TB/HIV Care Association after a month of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about the TB/HIV Care Association, refer to www.tbhivcare.org.

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

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  • Call for Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS

    Gauteng Department of Health has rolled out a radical campaign themed ‘Prevent, Avoid, Stop, Overcome and Protect’ (PASOP) to influence people’s behaviour and attitude around diseases.

    The campaign forms part of the government's concerted effort to strengthen the awareness on HIV/AIDS and TB.

    PASOP forms the integral part of the on-going implementation of the Gauteng Strategic Plan on the fight against HIV/AIDS and TB, and according to Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, “This is a call to action and it has been underpinned by our past experiences and relentless efforts of our people to win the fight against HIV/Aids and TB. It draws on current research, operational reports and lessons learnt from civil society.”

    To read the article titled, “Gauteng urges partnership in HIV/AIDS fight,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • AIDS Foundation of South Africa: Consultant

    AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a well-respected NGO that acts as an interface between donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs and providing them with ongoing management, technical support and capacity building.
     
    The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified Consultant to assist AFSA with researching and writing of funding concept documents and proposals.

    This shall be a part-time contract and provision shall be made for the Consultant to work for 60 days days over the course of a 12 month period (average of five working days per month).

    To apply, submit a CV and a quotation listing their daily charge-out rates/professional fees to director@aids.org.za
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Tel: 031 277 2725.

    For more about the AIDS Foundation of South Africa, refer to www.aids.org.za.

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

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  • AIDS Foundation of South Africa: Project Coordinator - Combination Prevention Programme

    AIDS Foundation of South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a well-respected NGO that acts as an interface between donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs and providing them with ongoing management, technical support and capacity building.
     
    AFSA seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator for its Combination Prevention Programme, based in its satellite office in Pietermaritzburg.

    This is a fixed-term contract position ending at the end of September 2015. The successful candidate will be responsible for site management; the supervision of Lay Counsellors for the Combination Prevention Programme as well as the co-ordination of all HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT). Only applicants based in UMgungundlovu District  will be considered. The successful candidate should have a strong planning and organising abilities, decision making / problem solving and interpersonal skills.

    Requirements:
    • Must have an unendorsed driver’s license, be able to drive and be able to travel between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on a monthly basis;
    • Relevant degree or diploma in health; social science; development or related studies is strongly preferable with a good knowledge of the HIV and AIDS field;
    • Minimum of two years work experience in site management; HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT);
    • At least one year of supervisory experience is required;
    • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office; Internet, Email) and Information Management experience;
    • Good report-writing skills;
    • Good understanding of community development and organisational dynamics.
    To apply, submit a brief CV to Linda Smith at recruitment@aids.org.za.

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

    If you have not been contacted by the end of November 2014, assume that you have not been successful. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

    For more about the AIDS Foundation of South Africa, refer to www.aids.org.za.

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  • Ndifuna Ukwazi: Facilitator and Materials Developer

    Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 30, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) is a Cape Town-based NGO that promotes understanding, engagement and collaboration on social justice issues in order to foster active citizenship and leadership in South Africa. A central activity of NU is providing legal and research support to partner social justice organisations. This is done with the goal of improving the living conditions of poor and vulnerable people, as well as to achieve social justice and the safeguarding of human rights in South Africa and elsewhere.

    Currently Ndifuna Ukwazi offers a range of courses to activists such as meeting and leadership skills; English speaking for confidence; struggle history; community police forum and local government budget training.

    NU seeks to appoint an experienced Facilitator/Teacher and Materials Developer, preferably fluent in isiXhosa, based in Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Plan and facilitate interactive workshops and short courses for groups at different levels of formal education, confidence, activist experience and English (e.g. young activists or parents' groups); 
    • Write/develop interactive teaching and learning materials for/from such training on a range of content that would support activists' education and movement building;
    • Ideally this would be a full-time position but this could be flexible for the right person; salary commensurate with experience. This would initially be a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal.
    Requirements:
    • Preferably a person in mid-career;
    • Minimum of five years teaching/training experience;
    • Experience working with or in community based organisations; 
    • English speaking and writing (fluency is required);
    • isiXhosa speaking (will be preferred);
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
    • Commitment to social justice;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Innovative and flexible;
    • Ability to work to deadlines.
    To apply, submit a CV and examples of/or links to teaching and learning materials (print or multi-media) that you have developed to: employment@nu.org.za.

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

    For more about Ndifuna Ukwazi, refer to http://nu.org.za.

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  • Anova Health Institute: Health4Men Prevention Programme Manager

    Anova Health Institute
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Anova Health Institute undertakes ground-breaking work in the field of HIV/AIDS through diverse areas of expertise, including technical assistance and research. Anova works to improve the range and quality of public health services.

    Anova Health Institute seeks to appoint a dynamic leader as Health4Men Prevention Programme Manager, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

    The person will manage and lead a diverse team of senior staff and consultants, undertaking innovative multifaceted national HIV prevention activities targeting men who have sex with men (MSM). This is a permanent position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Lead, develop and implement various projects within the programme;
    • Oversee all programme activities including HR, budgets and finance, M&E reporting and administration, for the purpose of achieving the targets and objectives of the programme;
    • Liaise with all levels of the Department of Health and with donors;
    • Contribute towards the strategic objectives of Anova.
    Requirements:
    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention and the diverse dynamics within the MSM population;
    • Experience in the field of HIV;
    • Experience in implementing HIV prevention initiatives;
    • Relevant postgraduate degree;
    • Minimum of five years experience in successfully managing a large (preferably national) diverse, multifaceted project.
    Advantageous:
    • Insights into various MSM-targeted guidelines and prevention initiatives implemented around the world;
    • Previous work with the Department of Health;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Ability to travel.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter in support of your application to to Mandi Mthembu at recruitment@anovahealth.co.za.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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

    For more about the Anova Health Institute, refer to www.anovahealth.co.za.

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

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