hiv/aids

hiv/aids

  • Right to Care: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    Right to Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, June 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit (section 21 company) with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity.

    Right to Care seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager within the Correctional Services Programme under the Global Fund grant, based in Centurion.

    The Manager will report to the DCS Programme Manager.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Enhance M&E capacity among staff and sub-recipient partner organizations in the programme, to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery;
    • Provide M&E technical assistance, strategic guidance, training and practical support to staff and sub-recipients;
    • Document and continuously improve Right to Care’s M&E system relating to the programme;
    • Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from sub-recipients;
    • Closely monitored SR partners’ data quality by means of routine and periodic data quality assessments;
    • Consistently and transparently disseminate and report M&E data to stakeholders.
    Requirements:
    • Degree (pref. Masters) in health, public health, social sciences, behavioural sciences, or related field;
    • Formal training in M&E;
    • Minimum of three years experience in managing HIV/AIDS-related data, including data quality assurance;
    • Two years experience in working with DoH data/M&E systems (from patient-record level to DHIS level);
    • Two years experience in managing staff;
    • Two years experience in training / facilitation;
    • Experience in NDoH and donor reporting;
    • Post-matric diploma in computer literacy including MsOffice suite and database applications;
    • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS;
    • Attention to detail and aptitude for, and interest in, numbers;
    • Good interpersonal and time management skills;
    • Above-average logical and analytical thinking;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Must have valid driver’s licence and own car;
    • Willingness and ability to travel nationally extensively, including flying and overnight trips;
    • Flexibility in terms of working hours, including after-business hours if required, especially during site visits and during deadline periods.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org, fax to 086 549 2925

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

    Applicants shouls submit a single application, and an indication of which location(s) is applied for.
     
    Applicants will be expected to pass a series of tests (numerical, logical and technical skills and knowledge) as a prerequisite for an interview. Tests can be written at our offices in Johannesburg, Betlehem, Nelspruit, or Hermanus, but interviews will be conducted in Johannesburg only. Travel arrangements and costs are to be covered by the applicant.

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful. Right to Care wants to thank you for your interest shown in its organisation.

    For more about Right to Care, refer to www.righttocare.org

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

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  • Right to Care: Monitoring and Evaluation Officers

    Right to Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, June 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit (section 21 company) with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity.

    Right to Care seeks to appoint four Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&E), within the Medical Male Circumcision Programme under a grant from USAID, and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Programme and under a grant from the Global Fund based in:
    • Gauteng-Centurion-DCS
    • Freestate- Mangaung - DCS
    • Northern Capa-Upington- DCS 
    • Gauteng-Centurion - MMC
    M&E Officers-DCS report to DCS M&E Manager, and provincial Area Manager and the M&E Officer-MMC reports to MMC Programme Manager.

    Responsibilities:

    DCS post (Centurion):
    • Perform Data Quality checks on submitted aggregate Monthly Reports from Sub-Recipient Partners, either on the Excel reporting templates and/or the RightMax system;
    • Conduct routine and ongoing Quality Assurance checks on record-level patient data in RightMax;
    • Assist with data entry of record-level patient data into RightMax database;
    • Assist M&E Manager with on-site Data Trace and Verifications;
    • Assist M&E Manager with assessing partners’ M&E and data management systems and capacity, and implementing capacity-building initiatives;
    • Provide M&E Manager with data needed for quarterly reports to Global Fund, NDoH and RtC leadership.
    DCS posts (FS, NC):
    • Support the implementation of electronic and paper-based HIV/TB data management systems in all DCS facilities in Right to Care-supported DCS Management Areas;
    • Provide M&E Technical Assistance to all DCS health facilities in the supported Management Areas, to enhance M&E/data-related capacity and skills of DCS and RtC staff;
    • Establish collaborative linkages between DCS facilities and DoH district Information/M&E structures;
    • Conduct routine and ongoing Quality Assurance checks on record-level patient data in RightMax;
    • Assist with data entry of record-level patient data into RightMax database;
    • Ensure that the RTC data team in the area is fully staffed, trained, managed and motivated;
    • Consistently and transparently disseminate and report M&E data to all stakeholders.
    MMC post (Centurion):
    • Carry out quality assurance on electronic database of patient data in RightMax database for both Right to Care and sub-partner service delivery sites;
    • Work with Right to Care and other partners to correct errors in a timely fashion;
    • Adhere to data QA timelines to ensure continuous movement of data through the system which has an impact on invoicing and cash flow;
    • Conduct quarterly data trace and verification and data quality audits both electronically and on the patient files at service delivery sites of Right to Care and partners;
    • Assist with data entry of RightMax consent and follow-up forms to sites on a by-request basis and during busy seasons;
    • Assist with the compilation of MMC reports on a monthly and quarterly basis as needed.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification in health, public health, social sciences, behavioural sciences, or related field;
    • Formal training in M&E;
    • Two years experience in managing HIV/AIDS-related data, including data verification / quality assurance;
    • For DCS posts - Two years experience in working with DoH data/M&E systems, from patient-record level to DHIS level;
    • One year experience in managing staff will be an advantage;
    • One year experience in training / facilitation will be an advantage;
    • Experience in NDoH and donor reporting;
    • Above-average computer literacy including MsOffice suite;
    • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Aptitude for, and interest in, numbers;
    • Good interpersonal and time management skills;
    • Above-average logical and analytical thinking;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Must have valid driver’s license and own car;
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively, including flying and overnight trips;
    • Flexibility in terms of working hours, including after-business hours if required, especially during site visits and during deadline periods.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org, fax to 086 549 2925

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

    Applicants shouls submit a single application, and an indication of which location(s) is applied for.
     
    Applicants will be expected to pass a series of tests (numerical, logical and technical skills and knowledge) as a prerequisite for an interview. Tests can be written at our offices in Johannesburg, Betlehem, Nelspruit, or Hermanus, but interviews will be conducted in Johannesburg only. Travel arrangements and costs are to be covered by the applicant.

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful. Right to Care wants to thank you for your interest shown in its organisation.

    For more about Right to Care, refer to www.righttocare.org

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

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  • AIDS Foundation of South Africa: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    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, May 30, 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 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based at its offices in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
     
    This is a fixed-term contract until December 2014.

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop results based planning, monitoring and evaluation tools and frameworks;
    • Track the successful use and implementation of these tools, perform a quality assurance function in terms of all data collected and analysed;
    • Undertake qualitative and quantitative research;
    • Train and mentor personnel on the application of P+M+E instruments; prepare TOR for external evaluation;
    • Monitor the compliance of sub-grantees with international donor contractual requirements; Coordinate any external evaluation and documentation and conduct desktop and field research and write up reports on findings.
    Requirements:
    • Degree or preferably have a postgraduate qualification in development, public health or related studies;
    • Minimum of two years M&E and/or development/public health sector experience;
    • Excellent English report writing and editorial skills;
    • It would be an advantage if applicants have published previous research or position papers and have worked on PEPFAR funded programmes;
    • Valid driver’s licence is essential. 
    To apply, submit a brief CV (not exceeding 1MB) to Linda at recruitment@aids.org.za.
     
    Candidates who have not been contacted by the 30 June 2014 may assume that they have not been successful in their application.
     
    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.

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

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  • Anova Health Institute: Human Resources Business Partner

    Anova Health Institute
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, May 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Anova Health Institute is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the Department of Health, with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV. Anova is primarily funded by the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for Development (USAID).

    Anova Health Institute seeks to appoint a Human Resources Business Partner.

    The person will assist with the full human capital functions through the execution of processes, practices and initiatives.

    Responsibilities:
    • Creation of job descriptions/job profiling;
    • Placement of advertisements in appropriate media;
    • Screening, shortlisting and interviewing potential candidates;
    • Pre-employment testing where required;
    • Reference checking and integrity checks;
    • Remuneration benchmarking and research;
    • Induction and orientation of new employees;
    • Manage the exit process of employees, exit interviews, etc.
    Training
    • Providing guidance and assistance with types of training interventions and sourcing service providers;
    • Assist with creating development plans for employees;
    • Create an environment conducive to development and learning.
    Remuneration and benefits
    • Administration of employee remuneration and benefits;
    • Internal communication with employees with updated information regarding remuneration and benefits;
    • Manage and implement reward and recognition practices.
    Reports
    • Monitor, compile and provide HR information and statistics as required;
    • Complete and provide relevant HR reports.
    Statutory submissions
    • Serve as the company’s skills development facilitator; prepare and submit the ATR and WSP;
    • Manage and implement Employment Equity goals;
    • Complete and provide relevant HR reports.
    Industrial relations
    • Ensure compliance with disciplinary code and processes;
    • Assist and advise management regarding IR issues;
    • Represent the company at the CCMA.
    Performance management
    • Implement, manage and facilitate effective performance management processes;
    • Implement and manage organisation development and change management;
    • Facilitate the workforce planning and retention;
    • Facilitate succession planning.
    Policies and procedures
    • Implement and assist with the development of HR systems, policies and procedures;
    • Draft relevant policies and procedures.
    HR administration
    • Monitor employee leave and take appropriate action when required;
    • Keep abreast with new developments pertaining to legislative and employee matters;
    • Provide holistic HR service;
    • Ensure that HR delivery is in line with the organisation’s policy and procedures;
    • Support effective team work.
    Requirements:
    • B-Tech degree or equivalent qualification;
    • Minimum of five years HR Generalist experience;
    • Knowledge of the BCEA, LR, EE and other pieces of legislation;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office;
    • Responsible and trustworthy;
    • Pro-active;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Strong planning and organisational skills;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Assertiveness;
    • Ability to manage conflict;
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter in support of your application to recruitment@anovahealth.co.za or fax to: 086 768 0851.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants, who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, should assume that their application has not been successful. Anova Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

    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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  • Community Forward Project

    Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) has successfully sourced funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the implementation of the communities forward rant over the period January 2014 to January 2019. FPD is the only prime recipient on this grant and three sub-recipients have been contracted; Society for Family Health (SFH), FHI360 and Humana People to People. USAID has identified 14 priority districts for implementation of the grant. 

    Community forward programme is a comprehensive community-based HIV prevention, counselling and testing programme for reduced HIV incidence.

    The strategic goal of the programme is to expand and strengthen high quality community-based HIV Counselling and Testing (CBCT) models supported with effective and sustainable linkage and referral systems with an aim to increase the knowledge of HIV status, as well as access to appropriate and effective HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services in high incident communities and key populations in South Africa.

    The proposed strategic approach designed to:
    • Ensure effective linking of those who test positive to care, support and treatment services for early initiation of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) and sustained engagement in care, as well as those who test negative into prevention and appropriate services such as voluntary family planning;
    • Develop, implement and evaluate and disseminate different models of CBCT customised to the needs of the target populations;
    • Strengthen capacity to implement quality HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) services at both community-based and clinic-based services within target geographic areas and communities. This would include providing training, technical advice and quality improvement support to: targeted South African Government (SAG) HCT testing facilities, health related NGOs/CBOs (including those working with SW[1], MSM[2], truck drivers, etc.) and CBOs that engage with the target community for other service provision i.e. job creation, youth programmes, nutrition;
    • The strategy is designed to be responsive to the South African context with regard to HIV prevention and is designed to ameliorate five interlinked problems which contribute to inadequate HIV prevention, in particular in high HIV incident geographic areas and amongst high risk populations including women and girls, students, MSM, SWs, migrant and informal sector workers;
    • The strategy is also designed to coordinate with Sector 1 and Sector 2 partners and other partners (SAG, DAC[3], USAID and CDC partners) to ensure that activities are implemented in a coordinated and mutually reinforcing manner.
    FPD will develop an application (app) on a Mxit (or similar near-zero-cost, feature-phone accessible platform) to: link CBCT clients to existing health promotional material and text-based counselling support (e.g. LoveLife’s text-based counselling app; hi4LIFE); link Sector 3 CBCT clients to Sector 1 and 2 health messaging and communication campaigns; track CBCT referral completion and client retention; push and pull clients into appropriate HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services, as required; solicit confidential client-experience feedback and self-reported exposure to Sector 1 and 2 activities; and assess self-reported knowledge, attitude, behaviour and practice (KABP) changes. 

    The intended impact of the proposed strategy will directly contribute to reduced incidence of HIV, increased coverage of effective biomedical prevention interventions including condoms, Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC), Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Prevention of Mother to Child transmission (PMTCT), ART, increased uptake of voluntary family planning and improved coordination of relevant SAG departments, USG partners and communities around an integrated and comprehensive HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment strategy.
     
    [1]SW: Sex Workers
    [2]MSM: Men who have sex with men
    [3]DAC: District AIDS Council

    For more about Foundation for Professional Development, refer to www.foundation.co.za/FPD/index.
  • South African National AIDS Council: Communications Coordinator

    South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Trust leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

    SANAC seeks to appoint a Communications Coordinator, based in Pretoria.

    This is a one-year contract position.
     
    Responsibilities: 
    • Ensure that SANAC is visible on important issues around HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs;
    • Build partnerships with relevant government departments and other local and international   partners;
    • Manage all Internal and External Communication;
    • Manage all media events (exhibitions, media conferences, symposia); 
    • Provide media support of all departments of the SANAC Secretariat and stakeholders;
    • Work closely with the Campaigns Manager to develop messages around key aspects of HIV/AIDS, TB & STIs;
    • Produce all SANAC publications;
    • Develop , review and maintain the SANAC website;
    • Develop, review  and maintain SANAC branding;
    • Develop, refine and implement   SANAC’s Communications strategy;
    • Manage and monitor the Communications Unit’s budget;
    • Liaise with the procurement office to ensure that procurement processes are followed.
    Requirements: 
    • Certificate or diploma or bachelor degree in communications or journalism and stakeholder management or equivalent;
    • Minimum of five years experience as a journalist or working in the media environment to write articles and publications;
    • Knowledge of the South African communication channels;
    • Ability to work with diverse communities;
    • Broad understanding of the HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs issues in South Africa;
    • Demonstrable interest in the issues;
    • Track record that shows superb communication of the issues;
    • Excellent communication and writing skills;
    • Be fluent in and very articulate in English and at least, two South African languages;
    • Be able to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Show initiative and be deadline-driven;
    • Have good organisational skills;
    • Ability to travel as and when required;
    • South African citizenship is required.
    This is a one-year performance-based contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    To apply, send CV to hr@sanac.org.za.

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

    Only shortlisted will be contacted.

    SANAC gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. By applying for this position, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that SANAC may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered institution and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust, honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.
     
    SANAC reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

    For more about South African National AIDS Council, refer to www.sanac.org.za.

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

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  • TB/HIV Care Association: Programme Coordinator - DCS

    TB/HIV Care Association
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, May 18, 2014
    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 Programme Coordinator to support the Department of Correctional Services in order to improve TB/HIV healthcare, based in Cape Town.

    The successful candidate will be required to advocate for increased prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV, and to strategically position THCA as a leader in healthcare service delivery across all relevant communication media. This position involves intensive traveling to other provinces within South Africa. The organisation offers a total cost of employment package, commensurate with experience.

    Ref: PCDCS.

    Responsibilities:
    • Kick TB/HIV Coordination;
    • Liaise with correctional facility Development and care to ensure access and support for Kick TB/HIV activations;
    • Organise Kick TB /HIV events;
    • Supervise Kick TB/HIV activators;
    • Ensure attendance registers are completed appropriately;
    • Develop and promote quality assurance systems for the activations;
    • Link with existing TB/HIV support services in each facility to ensure follow-up;
    • Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilisation Support;
    • Assist with the coordination of THCA events and exhibitions at public events. i.e. World TB Day, World AIDS Day, Youth Day, Mandela Day, TB and HIV;
    • Conferences, in collaboration with the DCS Programme Manager and ACSM Department;
    • Uniforms (coordinating requests, orders, deliveries, distribution and record-keeping);
    • Photography and writing, coordinating written submissions from districts;
    • Logging general correspondence;
    • Office branding coordination;
    • Promotional items coordination (coordinating requests, orders, deliveries, distribution and record-keeping

    People Management

    • Manage the performance of Activators;
    • Will manage Kick TB/HIV Activators within the business;
    • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this subordinate;
    • Responsibilities include the following human resource functions; conducting interviews, training and development; planning, assigning tasks and directing work, performance management; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and problem solving.

    Requirements:

    • Degree in a health related field;
    • Experience in management and/or delivery of health programmes especially in the context of DCS inmates;
    • Must be able to communicate in English and any other South African language;
    • Proficiency in MS Office;
    • Valid code 8 driver's licence;
    • Intensive working knowledge of TB and HIV;
    • Good communication skills;
    • Ability to read, analyse and interpret news items, general periodicals, reports, professional journals, and governmental regulations;
    • Ability to conduct presentations and interact with diverse groups;
    • Networking skills;
    • Numerical skills;
    • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter, clearly indicating the reference code, three contactable references and certified copies of your qualifications to Melissa Fouten at recruitment@tbhivcare.org or fax to 086 607 8246.

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

    In the event that you do not hear from TB/HIV Care Association after a month of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

    TB/HIV Care Association reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

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

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  • South African National AIDS Council: Monitoring and Evaluation Officers

    South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Trust leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

    SANAC seeks to appoint eight Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers, based in Pretoria.

    This position will be seconded to and will based in the Provincial Aids Councils to provide technical functions related to the design and implementation of M&E activities for a comprehensive NSP on HIV, STIs and TB response including capacity building of partners in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER). The position will have a dual reporting line, one to SANAC as well as to the Head of Provincial Aids Councils.

    This is a one-year contract position, renewable up to three years.

    Responsibilities:  
    • Establish a mechanism for data collection and for co-coordinating reporting from the various sectors, government and private departments to enrich decision making, relevant feedback (impact of strengthening HIV/AIDS and TB programmes and interventions);
    • Develop simple data management systems for PACs, DACs and LACS to enable effective tracking of key activities undertaken;
    • Develop toolkits and implementation approaches to localize and clearly define evidence-based reporting templates with indicators, standards and parameters; ensure information is packaged strategically and meet key stakeholder expectations (national, regional and global);
    • Develop  M&E plan that captures all key aspects of the PAC’s programs;
    • Conduct PAC, DACs and LAC data quality assessments and participate in Organisational Capacity Developments based on identified needs;
    • Provide on-going mentorship and guidance to PACs in implementation of their M&E plans including development of evaluation tools and methods for the different projects/programmes;
    • Providing information relevant to guiding efficient and effective project management with regards PACs inputs and outputs;
    • Train other staff  on Monitoring systems and facilitating their involvement in  tracking progress of program implementation;
    • Critically analyse Provincial NSP related  data to assess progress for informing programming;
    • Provide data analysis data as required;
    • Track M&E progress, and demonstrate impact of an identified project, Programme or policy;
    • Support the integration of learning from PACs programmes into the strategic direction for NSP Implementation;
    • Support the implementation of PAC’s HIV/AIDS strategy and approaches to mainstreaming;
    • Support provincial M&E systems related to HIV and TB services;
    • Support the integration of PAC’s approaches to rights-based programming.
    Requirements:  
    • Relevant degree or diploma;
    • Minimum of five years experience in results-based M&E;
    • Proven experience in implementing social development programmes and/or strengthening HIV/AIDS and TB programmes;
    • Conceptual and systems-thinking; ability to implement M&E strategies (framework, indicators, systems and guidelines);
    • Knowledge of health information systems and management, systematic collation of data, information packaging (MIS) and stakeholder management (interpretation and collation of feedback, clear outcomes, measures and tools);
    • Innovative to leverage IT in optimising relevant assessments (M&E results), incorporating lessons learned into advisory and support HIV/AIDS priority programmes;
    • Advanced skills in computer - Windows, spread sheets, accounting package (Pastel), word processing and procurement systems;
    • Ability to work with diverse cultures and communities;
    • Have a broad understanding of the HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs issues in South Africa;
    • Have great communication, writing and reporting skills;
    • Be able to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Show initiative and be deadline-driven;
    • Have good planning and organisational skills;
    • South African citizenship is required.
    This is a one-year performance-based contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    To apply, send CV to hr@sanac.org.za.

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

    Note that feedback will be given to shortlisted candidates only. SANAC reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

    SANAC gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. By applying for this position, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that SANAC may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered institution and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust, honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

    For more about South African National AIDS Council, refer to www.sanac.org.za.

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

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  • Research Highlights Progress in HIV Prevention

    United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others, has released research studies which provide evidence that safe, high quality voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services performed by trained healthcare professionals in low resource settings can be implemented and sustained at scale and have the potential to significantly prevent new HIV infections in adolescent and adult men.

    The research studies, which focus on five African countries, point out that providing VMMC services offers a unique opportunity to reach men as never before, and often for the first time in their lives, with critical sexual and reproductive health services and to link them with HIV care and treatment when necessary.

    PEPFAR, as of the end of 2013, has supported countries in eastern and Southern Africa to perform more than 4.7 million VMMC services for HIV prevention.
     
    To read the article titled, “New research highlights progress in HIV prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • HEARD: Researcher

    Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

    HEARD seeks to appoint a Researcher, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

    This is a one year fixed term position.

    The Researcher will manage and work on a number of HIV and AIDS and health related research projects.

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage research projects including logistics and resources
    • Manage a fieldwork team
    • Train research staff when necessary in key skills including research ethics and quantitative survey administration and data capturing
    • Manage data collection, quality control data capture and entry, and coordinate others in quality control of data
    • Co-author academic publications
    • Create policy recommendation documents and materials
    • Stakeholder consultation and liaison
    • Dissemination of findings and feedback. 
    Requirements:
    • A relevant Master’s degree;
    • Experience in research work, preferably in quantitative surveys;
    • A proven track record in managing research;
    • Experience or interest in HIV and AIDS;
    • A publication record;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Knowledge in SPSS and Microsoft Office suite;
    • Ability to conduct quantitative data analyses and qualitative data analysis.
    To apply, submit applications to:
     
    Miss Robyn-Lee Wagner
    HEARD
    University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Westville Campus
    Durban
    South Africa
    Email: heardhr@ukzn.ac.za
    Phone: +27 (0) 31 260 7837

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

    Application forms are available on the HEARD website, www.heard.org.za/vacancies.

    Applications not submitted on the compulsory template will not be considered.

    If you have not received a reply within four weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful. 

    For more about Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division, refer to www.heard.org.za.

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

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