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  • Kheth'Impilo: Programme Manager - Advance Care Clinic

    Kheth'Impilo
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Kheth'Impilo was established by the former senior management team of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) South Africa as part of a long–term sustainability strategy. ARK SA's HIV programmes, staff and premises were officially taken over after a section 197 transfer in August 2009. Kheth'Impilo mission is to support the South African Government in achieving its goals for the scale-up of quality services for the management of HIV/AIDS in the Primary Health Care sector as outlined in the National Strategic Plan.

    Kheth'Impilo seeks to appoint a Programme Manager – Advance Care Clinic, based in Free State.

    Ref: A01000 

    Requirements:
    • MBCHB x 10 years;
    • Postgraduate clinical degree or diploma will be an advantage;
    • Minimum of five years clinical experience, especially in regards to HIV and TB care and treatment;
    • Minimum of five years experience in managing or coordinating HIV/AIDS/TB programmes;
    • Experience of work within DOH advantageous;
    • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Comprehensive Primary Health Care System;
    • Knowledge of functions and interrelationships of provincial and local governments;
    • Ability to work harmoniously with health authorities and other community organizations;
    • Advanced level of computer literacy including Microsoft Office;
    • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills;
    • Code 08 driver’s licence required; and
    • Own vehicle essential.
    As we are building capacity for the Department of Health, candidates employed by DoH will not be considered.

    To apply, submit a CV with matric certificate, contactable references and a motivation letter with ‘Ref: A01000’ in the subject line to Recruitment@khethimpilo.org  or fax to: 021 410 4379.

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

    If you have not been contacted within 14 days after the closing date of this advertisement, consider your application was unsuccessful.

    For more about Kheth'Impilo, refer to www.khethimpilo.org.

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

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  • Women Shun Clinic Over HIV Tests

    Pregnant women have spoken out about nurses forcing them to undergo testing without their informed consent.

    According to a new report by Amnesty International, many pregnant women fear going to state antenatal clinics because they believe they will be forced to test for HIV and that their status will not be kept private.

    The organisation states that delays in seeking antenatal care are responsible for a quarter of avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, adding that, “These fears are not unfounded.”

    To read the article titled, “Women shun clinics over HIV tests,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail&Guardian
  • Kheth'Impilo: Clinical Mentor Trainer

    Kheth'impilo
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 17, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Kheth'Impilo was established by the former senior management team of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) South Africa as part of a long–term sustainability strategy. ARK SA's HIV programmes, staff and premises were officially taken over after a section 197 transfer in August 2009. Kheth'Impilo mission is to support the South African Government in achieving its goals for the scale-up of quality services for the management of HIV/AIDS in the Primary Health Care sector as outlined in the National Strategic Plan.

    Kheth'Impilo seeks to appoint a Clinical Mentor Trainer, based in Free State.

    Job Ref: C002002

    Requirements: 
    • MBChB registered (minimum of six years) with the HPCSA;
    • Minimum of two years experience in training and mentorship;
    • Clinical skills in HIV/AIDS/STI/TB management, ARV therapy and the management of  complicated patients;
    • Clinical skills in HIV Drug resistance or TB drug resistance
    • Ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, from community members to Government Officials;
    • Be able to perform assigned duties in a demanding work environment;
    • Understanding of Dept Of Health, provincial and local government operations;
    • Strong organisational and time management skills;
    • Have good interpersonal skills;
    • Leadership qualities and report writing skills Computer skills ( Microsoft Windows, Word, Power Point );
    • Ability to manage of adult and paediatric patients in the public health sector;
    • Be flexible to travel within Free State;
    • Own transport essential with a valid driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV with matric certificate, contactable references and a motivation letter with ‘Ref: C002002’ in the subject line to Recruitment@khethimpilo.org  or fax to: 021 410 4379.

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

    Kheth'Impilo is building capacity for the Department of Health, candidates employed by DoH will not be considered.

    If you have not been contacted within 14 days after the closing date of this advertisement, consider your application was unsuccessful.

    For more about Kheth'Impilo, refer to www.khethimpilo.org.

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

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  • Progress Made On New Super-Thin Condom

    Billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates, says that progress is being made on developing a ‘next-generation’ ultra-thin, skin-like condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by first-world investors.
     
    Last year, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the world's richest men offered inventors US$100 000 in start-up grants to develop a ‘next-generation’ of super-sheath condoms through the charitable Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
     
    Gates notes that it looks like "there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a (condom) barrier with a very thin, thin material."
     
    To read the article titled, “Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • HEARD: Research Internship

    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: 
    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Other
    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 recruit an Research Intern, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

    HEARD’s internship programme is designed to integrate and complement your academic studies by providing you with the opportunity to participate in programme-related research.

    This is an internship in the health systems strengthening; disability, health and livelihoods; and gender equality and health programmes.

    This is a paid, one-year fixed term Internship.

    Responsibilities:
    • Participation in the conceptualisation and execution of research projects;
    • Formulation of research questions;
    • Writing proposals;
    • Collection and analysis of data;
    • Presenting at conferences and much more.
    This post is ideally suited to a recent graduate, however we will consider applications from those who will graduate in early 2015. 

    For full description, refer to http://www.slideshare.net/HEARD_SA/p-39421273

    To apply, complete the standard application form: http://www.slideshare.net/HEARD_SA/heard-job-application-form.

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

    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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  • HOPE Cape Town: Data Capturer / Media Officer

    HOPE Cape Town
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, October 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    HOPE Cape Town strives to improve the quality of life and full potential of children and families affected by HIV, AIDS and related illnesses through its work in the Western Cape of South Africa.

    HOPE Cape Town seeks to appoint a temporary Data Capturer/Media Officer, based at Stellenbosch University Medical School in Tygerberg, Cape Town.

    Starting date: as soon as possible.

    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification;
    • Good with computers;
    • Ability to data capture at a fast pace;
    • Ability to update website and social media
    • Reliable transport arrangements.

    Allowance: Negotiable

    To apply, submit a CV to donordev@hopecapetown.com.

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

    Enquiries: 021 938 9339.           
       
    For more about HOPE Cape Town, refer to www.hopecapetown.com.

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

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  • Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare: Project Consultant

    Ubuntu Africa child Healthcare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare (UBACH hereafter) is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV. UBA provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa.

    As part of their five-year strategy, UBACH will expand their services to double their size by 2015.  Steps toward this goal include building on their existing facilitators guide to create and finalise a UBACH curriculum.

    UBACH seeks to appoint a Project Consultant - Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare, based in Cape Town, South Africa, liaising with the Programme Director; the majority of the time will be spent at the organisation’s office in Khayelitsha.

    The position will provide technical leadership and facilitate the development of a Programme Handbook for Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare.

    Duration: Up to (70) working days, starting as soon as possible.

    Responsibilities:
    • Liaise with key stakeholders across the organisation to create and manage an effective process for Programme Handbook development including the definition of target audience and objectives, table of contents, preliminary utilisation and roll out plan;
    • Work with content experts throughout the organisation to develop and refine the handbook content;
    • Develop writing guidelines and coordinate the work of project writers;
    • Field test draft handbook content with key stakeholders;
    • Synthesize the final draft of the handbook working with a graphic designer;
    • Facilitate internal review of an advanced draft;
    • Outline of categories of content/handbook skeleton (06 October 2014);
    • Detailed outline of handbook design and summary content based on participatory content development (10 October 2014);
    • Advanced drafts of two field tested modules (03 November 2014);
    • Advanced draft of Programme Handbook following first team review (01 December 2014).
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in health sciences or a related field or commensurate years of experience;
    • Experience leading the development of programmatic resource materials for nonprofit organisations (guidelines, toolkits, programme handbooks, etc…);
    • Background in HIV in sub-Saharan Africa advantageous;
    • Demonstrated excellence in English writing and editing skills; ability to clearly consolidate information and narrate to a target audience;
    • Strong facilitation and communication skills;
    • Ability to develop processes to solicit and ensure the participation of stakeholders at multiple levels and to facilitate matrix management of a project across countries and departments;
    • Dynamism, creativity and flexibility;
    • Fluency in English (both written and oral) required; fluency in Xhosa an advantage;
    • Cultural sensitivity to effectively engage participants of all levels and backgrounds;
    • High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office);
    • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of Ubuntu Africa.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to jobs@ubafrica.org. Please indicate “Programme Handbook” in subject of your email.

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

    Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview. 

    For more about Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare, refer to http://ubafrica.org.

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

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  • Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare: Curriculum Developer

    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare (UBACH hereafter) is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV. UBA provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa.

    As part of their five-year strategy, UBACH will expand their services to double their size by 2015.  Steps toward this goal include building on their existing facilitators guide to create and finalise a UBACH curriculum.

    UBACH seeks to appoint a Curriculum Developer, based in Cape Town.

    The person will analyse learning needs of Ubuntu Africa’s target audience(s), design and develop a comprehensive curriculum, and build capacity of Ubuntu Africa’s education team to facilitate curriculum. This is a short tern contract.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work with Ubuntu Africa’s education and other internal teams to define target audience;
    • Work with Ubuntu Africa’s education and other internal teams to analyse student learning needs and interests within the scope of Ubuntu Africa’s (insert #) core topics of instruction;
    • Design a curriculum roadmap including learning outcomes consistent with Ubuntu Africa’s Mission and Vision, and conduct desk research to identify existing curriculum which could be adapted to meet learning outcomes outlined in curriculum roadmap;
    • Develop a workplan and timeline for adapting existing curriculum and designing and developing additional curriculum as needed to meet learning outcomes;
    • Draft curriculum package including facilitator guide, participant manual and any relevant presentation materials;
    •  Illicit input from external stakeholders to ensure content is accurate and, where applicable, aligned to Ministry of Health (MoH) protocols.Research and finalise supporting audio/visual materials for each module;
    • Field test selected modules and make revisions where necessary;
    • Establish and document a system to continuously assess curriculum quality  and identify revisions or updates to align curriculum with new information;
    • Design and facilitate a Training of Trainers workshop to build capacity of Ubuntu Africa Education team to facilitate curriculum;
    • Submit finalised curriculum.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional System Design,  Curriculum Development or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
    • Knowledge of current instructional theories and principles;
    • Proven history of development of creative and engaging training materials in a variety of formats including online and instructor led learning programmes;
    • Advanced ability to use Microsoft Office;
    • Proven experience and proficiency in the ability to ask appropriate questions and probing for to elicit responses from a diverse audience;
    • Knowledgeable and functional in technical writing including consistent and correct use of tense, grammar/spelling, and appropriate documentation of resources;
    • Experience using the ADDIE Model;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, deadline driven environment with a multi-cultural staff;
    • Good time management skills essential; ability to problem solve and be flexible in order to continue moving the project forward;
    • Strong proof-reading skills to produce error-free documents;
    • Ability to communicate through verbal and written means with individuals and small groups at all levels of the organisation;
    • The consultant will not integrate material from any external source into the curriculum package without: 1) the approval of the Ubuntu Africa, and 2) appropriate permissions and acknowledgments from the source author(s);
    • The consultant will bill Ubuntu Africa for actual days/time worked. If the task is completed within a shorter period of time than estimated, the corresponding number of days will be reimbursed.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to jobs@ubafrica.org. Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate “Curriculum Developer” in subject of your email.

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

    Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview. 

    For more about Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare, refer to http://ubafrica.org.

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

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  • AgriAids: Chief Operations Officer

    AgriAids SA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, October 13, 2014
    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 organisation is implementing activities in four Provinces (Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal). Besides the head office, AgriAids SA employs ± 40 field staff in different provinces. AgriAids SA strives to reduce the negative impact of HIV on commercial and emerging farming communities and implements her programme in close cooperation with farm management and the (National, Provincial and Local) Department of Health.

    AgriAids SA strives to reduce the negative impact of HIV on commercial and emerging farming communities and implements her programme in close cooperation with farm management and the (National, Provincial and Local) Department of Health. AgriAids SA is funded by PEPFAR/USAID and NDOH.

    AgriAids SA seeks to appoint a Chief Operations Officer, based in Pretoria.

    AGRIAIDS is implementing activities in four Provinces (Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal). Apart from the head office, AgriAids SA employs ± 40 field staff in different provinces.

    The successful candidate should have strong managerial skills; the candidate will manage and provide leadership in the following field, strategic planning, program design, and monitoring and evaluation in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and work in close consultation with relevant South African Government departments. Collaborate with the South African Government at National, Provincial, District and other lower level tiers to promote sharing of learning and identify relevant innovations. Ensure that the AgriHealth program is documenting learning and disseminating useful program information.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide daily strategic management of all AgriAids projects and programmes; Ensuring all projects pursue specific goals and objectives as defined by AgriAids management and donors;
    • Quality assessment and assurance of Project implementation;
    • Provide strategic leadership for programme support team;
    • Responsible for meeting and analysing the targets as outlined in the COP’s;
    • In coordination with the Project Specialist, M&E team and the Programme Managers, provide guidance to AgriAIDS and government in the design and/or enhancement of participatory M&E systems, tools and protocols to strengthen data collection, analysis, reporting and utilisation in the Agricultural sector;
    • Assist in the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and final evaluations and ensure follow-up of findings and recommendations to improve program quality;
    • Ensure that relevant reports are disseminated accordingly; Coordinate with the CEO to support development of high quality proposals and to position AgriAIDS for future funding opportunities; and Liaise with all project partners, farmers, donors, service providers and other stakeholders as needed.
    Requirements:  
    • 10 years working experience in public and health field;
    • International experience is an advantage;
    • Minimum of five years managing PEPFAR funded programme as a senior level
    • Master’s in public health or development studies with strong HIV programming;
    • Strong in report writing;
    • Excellent organisational, presentation and interpersonal skills;
    • Strategic thinking and Strong management skills;
    • Knowledge and understanding of social, political, cultural, and economic issues in Southern Africa
    Salary scale: G6L4/7 R676 785 - R727 543 per annum.

    To apply, submit your application to the Chief Finance Officer, Karin Jenkins at karin@agriaids.org.za or to the CEO Monene Mamabolo-Ndou at monene@agriaids.org.za.

    Enquiries: Tel: 012 320 8455/6.

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

    If you have not been contacted before 29 October 2014, accept that you are not shortlisted.

    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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  • Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare: Health Manager

    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare (UBACH hereafter) is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV. UBA provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa.

    UBACH seeks to appoint a Health Manager, based in Khayelitsha, South Africa.

    Reporting to the Programme Director, the Health Manager will oversee the health and well-being of the children enrolled in Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare’s (UBACH’s) afterschool care program.  This includes daily/weekly/monthly monitoring of data trends on children’s medication adherence, attendance and health indicators identifying poor trends and ensuring proper linkages to other departments and/or clinics for follow up. 

    The Health Manager is in charge of establishing, maintaining and growing relationships with clinics where the children seek services.  S/he is responsible for attending meetings on behalf of UBACH at the clinic and district levels in order to ensure UBACH is well represented and closing the loop on any issues related to the child’s health.  The Health Manager oversees the nursing staff, working closely with them on health-related issues with the children. 

    This position is the primary staff member responsible for day-to-day management of every child at the center and will work in collaboration with the Programme Director and to ensure the health and well-being of each child, ensuring that every child is able to live a healthy life with HIV.

    Responsibilities:  
    • Monitor UBACH’s data for health and attendance trends; respond timely and appropriately to ensure wellness in all UBACH’s children;
    • Provide day to day supervision, management and support to the nurse ensuring health trends are reported to her for action as well as overseeing her work performance ensuring she arrives/departs according to her prescribed working hours, performs the tasks associated with her job description and that she has the necessary resources to perform the tasks associated with her role;
    • Track and monitor Nurse’s performance through quarterly performance management reviews, culminating in an annual review linked to recommendations for staff salary adjustments;
    • Initiate, grow and maintain strong working relationships with all the clinics the UBACH children attend.  Visit at least two (2) clinics per month; respond to the clinics needs in a timely and professional manner;
    • Ensure clinics are stocked with referral cards at all times; create process for picking up the cards in a timely and routine manner;
    • Actively participate in and be thoroughly prepared for UBACH multi-disciplinary and District MoH meetings ensuring that UBACH is positively represented and the wellnesses of the children are discussed;
    • Oversee the case management process, ensuring that all cases (both psycho-social and medical) are successfully managed from referral to resolution.  Conduct weekly case management meetings with required staff members and ensure that case notes are recorded and filed appropriately;
    • As a member of the management team, liaise between management team and staff, ensuring a transparent work environment with all pertinent information shared with staff on a regular basis;
    • Review financial reports on a monthly basis and provide oversight and recommendations for budgeting;
    • Any other task normally associated with the position or assigned by an appointed authority.
    Requirements:
    • Fluency in English and isiXhosa;
    • Minimum of a Bachelor degree, ideally with a concentration in Nursing;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of Health, ideally with training in HIV;
    • Experience in operational and human resource management;
    • Demonstrated mastery working with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication;
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the not-for-profit mission of UBACH.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to jobs@ubafrica.org

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

    Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview. 

    For more about Ubuntu Africa Child Healthcare, refer to http://ubafrica.org.

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

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