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hiv/aids

  • SANAC: Key Populations 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: 
    Sunday, February 15, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

    SANAC seeks to appoint a Key Populations Coordinator, based in Pretoria.

    The successful candidate will work with various stakeholders to support programmes for Sex Workers (SW), Men who have sex with men (MSM), and People who use drugs (PWUD) and any other key population group as identified through the NSP.  

    Responsibilities: 
    • Provide technical expertise and management in the coordination and implementation of key populations programs (with focuses on SW, MSM, and PWUD) from government to implementing partner organizations;
    • To coordinate stakeholders from government and civil society;
    • To liaise with key populations stakeholders at all levels i.e. nationally, provincially and at district levels;
    • To facilitate development and the effective implementation and monitoring of Key Population programmes;
    • Provide technical review of evidence based research to inform programming;
    • Develop TORs for the implementation of Key Population Programmes;
    • Manage key populations task teams which develop policies and research;
    • Coordinate and Participate in KP Management Committee and key populations stakeholder meetings;
    • Participate in broader prevention work taking into consideration the combination approach to HIV prevention among key populations;
    • Represent SANAC at external and internal meetings, conferences and symposiums etc.
    Requirements:  
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health or related field;
    • Minimum of five to 10 years  in the public health sector/development sector/NGO sector;
    •  working within the Key Population sector;
    • Experience in working with Key Populations issues is an added advantage;
    • Knowledge of the South African public health sector broadly around areas of HIV, STI, and TB prevention, care and treatment;
    • Familiarity with government structures and processes and key networks;
    • Good interpersonal skills and knowledge of key vulnerabilities faced by key populations;
    • Sensitivity towards the needs of key populations specifically around criminalization, human rights, social stigma issues;
    • An excellent understanding of the NSP, the HIV and TB epidemic in the country and locally as well as experiences in coordinating complex stakeholder groups are required;
    • An understanding of the South African government operations and NGO environment will be an added advantage;
    • Experience in working with CSOs, community organisations, as well as government;
    • Detailed orientated, strong secretarial, proofreading, formatting and editing skills Have excellent  communication and writing skills;
    • Be fluent in 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 as well as interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to travel as and when required;
    • South African citizenship is required.
    This is a three-year performance-based contract, at a market related salary.

    To apply, submit a CV, along and a motivational letter, ID and Qualifications to NSP@sanac.org.za.

    The subject line should read “Key Populations Coordinator”. Any applications which use a different subject line will be disregarded

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

    Feedback will be given to short-listed candidates only.

    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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  • SANAC: Provincial, District and Local AIDS Councils 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: 
    Sunday, February 15, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

    SANAC seeks to appoint a Provincial, District and Local AIDS Councils Coordinator, based in Pretoria.

    The successful candidate will work with the Provincial, District and Local AIDS Councils and their respective secretariats to strengthen them to effectively and efficiently fulfil their mandates in coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the HIV and TB response at provincial, district and local level, through support to government, civil society sectors and private sector at provincial, district and local level to ensure accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the NSP.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Build strong relationships with the Heads of PCA Secretariats as well as the political leadership in the provinces responsible for leading the PCA;
    • Promote and maintain a constructive working relationship between the Secretariat and the PCAs;
    • Lead on the development of recommendations for governance structure at provincial, district and local level AIDS councils including reporting structures, mandates and core functions
    • Support and assist provincial and district AIDS Councils in the development of their respective governance structure, in line with national recommendations and assist in the implementation including the setting up and monitoring of specific committees;
    • Facilitate networking and exchange between PCAs as well as with SANAC including government, civil society and private sector;
    • Ensure that relevant documents from SANAC are shared with PCAs and their feedback is taken into consideration;
    • Respond to requests for support by individual provinces, support the development of tailored support packages to provinces and assist in getting the required technical expertise through SANAC;
    • Regularly (once a year) assess the capacity needs of PCAs and DACs and their respective secretariats, develop capacity building plans and support their implementation;
    • Oversee and manage the development of DAC and LAC training and capacity development package as well as its roll out and on-going implementation through an appointed service provider;
    • Participate and contribute to PSP reporting, Mid Term review and development of new PSP at the end of the five year period as well as alignment with the NSP;
    • Assist in the design and delivery of training and other support activities; and
    • Support and contribute to monitoring and evaluation undertaken by provinces;
    • Represent SANAC in Council sittings, strategic planning meetings and other relevant events and provide inputs as requested by the province on SANAC policy and guidance;
    • Ensure adequate information flow between SANAC and provinces on key issues related to SANAC, government, private sector and civil society
    • Assist provinces in preparing submissions and reports to governments, PRC and Plenary
    • Organise and coordinate the Heads of PCA Secretariats Meetings as well as ad hoc conference calls, including development of the agenda, ensuring good quality minutes and action points are following up;
    • Ensure the coordination of support to PCAs and DACs by different development partners and other stakeholders as well as the alignment of trainings materials. This includes programmes such as CEGAA as well as on-going technical support;
    • Support PCAs in the identification of domestic and international funding opportunities and assist in approaching them including the development of provincial fundraising strategies and events;
    • Take on other administrative tasks as assigned by the NSP Executive Manager in relation to the PCAs and DACs the update of the database, preparing document packs and assisting with logistics for travel, etc.
    Requirements:  
    • Honour’s degree or equivalent in social sciences or related area of study
    • Minimum of 10 years experience within a government/ Civil Society environment of which at least five must be at a management level;
    • Excellent understanding of the NSP, the HIV and TB epidemic in the country and locally as well as experiences in coordinating complex stakeholder groups are required;
    • Understanding of the South African government operations and NGO environment will be an added advantage;
    • Experience in working with CSOs, community organisations, as well as government;
    • Detailed orientated, strong secretarial, proofreading, formatting and editing skills Have excellent  communication and writing skills;
    • Be fluent in 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 three-year performance-based contract, offering a market related salary.

    To apply, submit a CV, along and a motivational letter, ID and Qualifications to NSP@sanac.org.za.

    The subject line should read “Provincial, District and Local Aids Councils Coordinator”. Any applications which use a different subject line will be disregarded.

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

    Feedback will be given to short-listed candidates only.

    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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  • HOPE Cape Town: Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator

    HOPE Cape Town
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    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 Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

    The person will be completing fundraising application forms/proposal submission.

    Requirements:
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision;
    • Committed to making a difference;
    • Good administrative skills.
    This position allows for working from home.

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

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

    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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  • Topsy Foundation: Fundraising Manager

    Topsy Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 6, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Topsy Foundation NPC empowers families and communities to improve the care and protection of orphaned and vulnerable children.
     
    Topsy seeks to appoint a Fundraising Manager, based in Bryanston, to support its current projects.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Devise and implement an annual fundraising plan;
    • Build and retain new and existing relationships with donors;
    • Achieve agreed income targets through the planning, management, administration and development of specified income streams;
    • Attract new funding partnerships with local and regional donors, trusts and foundations, through cold approaches; writing proposals/applications and preparing presentations.
    • Maintain and update the integrated Topsy database, ensuring donor records are accurate and are kept up to date.
    • Compile and send required donor reports.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of fundraising activities, reporting on income, return on investment, actual against projected profit and other relevant financial and non-financial indicators.
    • Retain a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of key issues and developments in fundraising, including legal aspects, and network with relevant people and institutions. 
    Requirements: 
    • Minimum of three years experience of grant proposal development and donor reporting experience.
    • Proven ability to both plan and deliver results across a wide range of fundraising disciplines and activities including the set up and management of the financial aspects of fundraising projects including budgets.
    • Proven ability to develop excellent relationships with funders and experience of networking with funders at a senior level.
    • Demonstrable success in raising funds.
    • Ability to work to deadlines and achieve agreed income targets.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and prioritise workload accordingly.
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and passion for the organisation.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Excellent PC skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Possess a full current driving licence and vehicle. 
    Starting date: To be negotiated.

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

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

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

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

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  • Most SA’s Sex Workers HIV-Positive

    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) says that about 60 percent of South Africa’s estimated 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive.

    SANAC chief executive officer, Fareed Abdullah, announced this statistics at the launch of a national HIV/AIDS programme for sex workers in Johannesburg on Monday, 12 January 2015.

    These ‘concerning’ figures pushed SANAC and its partners to develop a programme aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS in the sex worker industry. The programme also aims to ensure access to state social and health services where sex workers can receive HIV counselling and testing, treatment and contraception.

    To read the article titled, “About 60 percent of South Africa's estimated 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive,” click here.

    Source: 
    Sowetan Live
  • Ndifuna Ukwazi: Programme Coordinator - Open and Participatory Local Gov & Budgets

    Ndifuna Ukwazi
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    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, working class and vulnerable people, as well as to achieve social justice and the safeguarding of human rights in South Africa and elsewhere.

    NU works to transform local government to be more open, transparent and participatory in order fulfil the constitutional rights of people living in informal settlements. The organisation currently focuses on its campaigns, research and advocacy on sanitation in Khayelitsha, Cape Town with a focus on the budget as well as citizen based mechanisms to monitor and improve service delivery, including social audits.

    NU seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

    The Coordinator will lead a team of three in this area.

    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate a social audit learning network together with partners across South Africa to build the movement;
    • Coordinate budget research and advocacy on a progress and participatory budget in the City of Cape Town;
    • Build relationship with and help to support NU's key partners;
    • Manage operations and logistics;
    • Develop and implement strategies that lead to concrete outcomes;
    • Manage a programmatic budget and write reports;
    • Manage, direct and motivate a small team.
    Requirements:
    • Local government and/or budget research/advocacy experience;
    • Management, operations or co-ordination experience;
    • Experience working with or in community based organisations; 
    • English speaking and writing (required);
    • isiXhosa speaking (preferred);
    • Bachelor's or Law degree or equivalent;
    • Commitment to social justice;
    • Proven ability to work independently;
    • Innovative and flexible;
    • Ability to work to deadlines.
    To apply, submit a CV and examples of/or links to research or campaign work that you have personally been responsible for to: employment@nu.org.za, Please use the job title as the subject 'Coordinator: Open and Participatory Local Gov & Budgets'

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

    Suitable candidates will be invited to interview in Mid January with the sucessful candidate appointed for February or March depending on availability.

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

    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.

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

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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.

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

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