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  • HIVSA: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    HIVSA
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

    HIVSA seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, based in in Aeroton, Johannesburg.

    The person will be responsible for effectively leading and coordinating all M&E related activities of HIVSA’s various programmes. To ensure that all reporting requirements are met and that al data is verifiable and accurate.

    Responsibilities:
    • Design and Implementation of M&E strategy by working with the management team to agreed guidelines and standards for the design , implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all program interventions;
    • Ensure effective systems in place to support this strategy;
    • Supervision and mentoring of three staff members;
    • Ensure compliance with relevant norms and policies generated by various stakeholders;
    • Provide ongoing support to staff and partner CBOs with essential knowledge for skilled performance on M&E tasks; to ensure that data is collected and reported accurately according to donor standards and requirements;
    • Identify setbacks in program effectiveness; specifically monitor the trends of activities versus projected plans for program duration. Findings to be reported to management within agreed timeframes and recommendations made where relevant;
    • Interact with donors  and other stakeholders around data and impact issues;
    • Support operational research activities as agreed to within the M&E strategy and plan.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant degree or equivalent;
    • Minimum of five years monitoring and evaluation experience the development context;
    • Research experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
    • Strong relationship management and communications skills;
    • Strong computer skills and data management including statistical packages;
    • Problem solving – ability to analyse a situation and develop innovative opportunities for progress, resolving difficulties to achieve results;
    • Skilled in handling data and the ability to analyse and synthesise data and information from different sources;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English;
    • Understanding and experience of the USAID/PEPFAR M&E context an advantage;
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter (no more than five pages) to ndhlovud@hivsa.com, post to The HR Officer, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, fax 011 494 2635.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

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

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

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Financial and Project Administrator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

    The DTHF seeks to appoint a Financial and Project Administrator, based at its DTHF Research Centre in Masiphumelele, Cape Town.

    This full time two-year fixed term contract position.

    Responsibilities:

    Financial administration
    • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the donor’s financial requirements;
    • Ensure that all financial requirements are adhered to;
    • Ensure compliance to budget requirements;
    • Monthly bank reconciliations
    • Manage and reconcile petty cash
    • Draft income and expense reports
    • Journal entries;
    • Prepare bank transfers;
    • Assist with preparation for annual project audit.
    Project administration
    • Project procurement;
    • Sourcing quotes and vendors where applicable;
    • Assist with event planning: Booking of venues, catering;
    • Travel arrangements for project staff;
    • Basic office equipment maintenance.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of four years work experience in a NGO environment;
    • Minimum of three year accounting/ finance related diploma or certificate;
    • Fully computer literate including advanced excel skills;
    • Experience in SAP/ related accounting package would be an advantage;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Good communicator – written and oral.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter indicating ‘Financial and Project Administrator’ in the subject line and two contactable referees to the Human Resource Manager at Jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to: 021 633 0182.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidate is identified.
     
    If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of your work permit to your application.
     
    If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider you application as unsuccessful.
     
    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is a child friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

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

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

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  • Grassroot Soccer: Office Administrator - Khayelitsha

    Grassroot Soccer South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a South African nonprofit organisation that uses the power of soccer to prevent HIV/AIDS. GRS trains local community-based youth role models as skills coaches to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention and life skills education through rigorously designed and evidence based curricula.

    Since that time, GRS has evolved into one of the leading sport for development public health NGOs. The organization’s global headquarters are in Norwich, VT with African headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa and additional offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and London.  The GRS team currently encompasses over 170 full time team members in five countries on three continents, as well as over 500 coaches in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

    GRC seeks to appoint an Office Administrator, based in in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

    This is an opportunity for an exceptional person to join the team at Grassroot Soccer in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. A truly innovative non-profit organisation, the people of GRS have the singular vision of a world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS free generation.

    The Office Administrator must ensure that the program teams have the daily support to achieve their goals and targets. The Office Administrator works closely with the Site Coordinator to ensure that the site runs smoothly, meeting all the finance, HR and administration standards and is compliant with all policies and procedures. They are also the custodian of the site calendar, ensuring that all events, programmes and meetings are scheduled and minuted. This may include managing certain partner relationships as required by the Site Coordinator.  They may also take responsibility for planning special events and projects as required by the site.

    You are freakishly passionate about logistics, creating an organised place to work and ensuring that all administration seamlessly supports world class program delivery.  An individual who holds strong finance and administration experience, but who is looking to practice these skills in a unique, fun energetic environment focused on truly inspiring work will thrive in this role.  Continual innovation is at the core of who we are and we’re not afraid to lead from the front.  GRS isn’t for everyone, and a ‘fit’ with our culture is a must. You must have contagious positive energy, a passion for our mission, be self-motivated and demonstrate incredible teamwork.  We’re an organization comprised of refreshingly sharp, confident and committed individuals who truly thrive on the strength of the combined team – the whole at GRS is a great deal more than the sum of the parts. The OA will both thrive in, and make an enormous contribution to our unique and very special organization.
     
    Only exceptional candidates need to apply.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter stating how you can make an extraordinary contribution to the organisation with the subject line “OA: Khayelitsha” in the subject line to people@grassrootsoccer.org.

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

    We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

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

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

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  • AIDS Consortium: Trainers

    The AIDS Consortium (AC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 25, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The AIDS Consortium (AC) founded in 1992, is one of the largest NGO networks in South Africa, serving over 1000 affiliated members in the HIV/AIDS and human rights sectors. The mission and vision of AC encapsulates driving social change through building capacity and AIDS competence across its membership network, as well as within the sector.

    AC is the appointed South African Linking Organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA), represents its network on the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) as the Sector Leader, and is an accredited training service provider. The mission and vision of AC encapsulates driving social change with a focus on strengthening community systems through building organisational  and competence around HIV, TB and AIDS issues across its membership network, as well as within the sector.  A firm Human Rights approach underpins all AC work.

    AC seeks to appoint two Trainers, based in Polokwane, Limpopo.

    The successful incumbents will report to the Training Manager, working closely with the broader AC team and allocated affiliated CBOs. The successful applicants will be required to fulfil the primary functions in a professional manner.

    This is a one-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of renewal, funds permitting.

    Responsibilities:

    Capacity development 
    • Organising  and conducting accredited organisational development training for CBOs;
    • Organising and conducting technical training for community mobilisers;
    • Working with relevant bodies to deliver quality training;
    • Content development within the organisation;
    • Faciliate relationship building between CBOs and other community structures;
    • Mentor and support CBOs and community mobilisers;
    • Profile participating organisations;
    • Conduct organisational capacity needs assessments.
    Administration and logistics 
    • Logistics coordination– ensuring smooth running of training and other AC events;
    • Coordinating travel arrangements for training participants, including travel reimbursements;
    • Develop and keep updated files of all organisations participating in the capacity development programme.
    Monitoring, reporting and evaluation
    • Collect data and submit to head office in Johannesburg;
    • Write reports on all work conducted.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant three year qualification in Community Development and training;
    • Minimum of three years of experience in community development and training of CBOs;
    • Experience and knowledge on Organisational Development and Advocacy;
    • Mentorship, coaching and organisational assessment experience;
    • Excellent facilitation and training skills;
    • Excellent report writing skills;
    • Project and event management skills;
    • Communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Excellent logistics and administrative skills;
    • Fluency in English and at least two South African indigenous official languages;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Willingness to travel extensively;
    • Ability to interact at all levels;
    • Assessor qualification;
    • Accreditation, NQF and SAQA experience an advantage;
    • Sound experience on HIV/AIDS;
    • Passion in community development.
    Remuneration: R160 000 – R180 000 per annum, cost to company dependent on qualification and experience.  Candidates living positively with HIV are encouraged to apply.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter to Mokgadi Mojela at mokgadi@aidsconsortium.org.za - no later than 16h00 on 25 October 2013.

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Candidates living positively with HIV are encouraged to apply. 

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

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

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  • Right to Care: Quality Assurance Coordinator

    Right to Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 11, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 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 Quality Assurance Coordinator, based in Gauteng.
     
    S/he will respond to the Senior Operations Manager.
     
    Responsibilities: 

    Quality assurance
    • Coordinate and facilitate all quality assurance requirements/processes related to Clinical Governance, Infection Control and Prevention Programmes;
    • Ensure implementation and monitoring of the six government priority quality improvement areas;
    • Support, monitor and evaluate the District Adverse Committee;
    • Prepare for health facilities inspections (public);
    • Review and update policy files, systems,  compliance is in accordance with prescribed protocols;
    • Support site coordinators on following up of needs assessments and recommendations are implemented in accordance to set deadlines;
    • Assess clinical patient records and ensure that quality patient care is maintained at all times;
    • Coordinate, facilitate and participate in the development of all quality assurance requirements/processes related to HCT, TB, PMTCT, Adult and Pediatric HAART, LTFU and Referral Programmes;
    • Audit clinical assessments and provide reports on each assessment conducted
    • Participate in the planning of site visits and assessments;
    • Highlight potential areas of opportunity and synergies for DOH sites;
    • Conduct ongoing needs analyses of government supported sites and close of gaps as they arise.
    Training and evaluation
    • Conduct assessments and capacity building on quality improvement;
    • Provide in-service training for Nursing/other relevant health professionals.
    Research
    • Facilitate investigation and closure of adverse incidents reported;
    • Participate in research projects.
    Administration
    • Work towards set objectives as set out in strategic planning sessions
    • Attend relevant meetings;
    • Build and maintain sound working relationships with partners as assigned;
    • Formulate, audit and oversee SOP’s;
    • Provide monthly reports;
    • Manage and distribute  training received.
    Requirements: 
    • Diploma in nursing (general nursing science, psychiatry, community and midwifery);
    • Nursing education with a diploma/degree in HIV management;
    • Registered with SANC;
    • Minimum of three years experience in nursing education, two in management and leadership and four years clinical HIV;
    • Microsoft Office proficient (Word/Excel);
    • Must have valid driver’s licence;
    • Must have above average auditing and communication skills;
    • Must be able to pay attention to detail and write clear and concise reports;
    • Must have above average management and leadership skills.
    Note:  This position entails travelling within the two Gauteng districts in all allocated sites.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org or fax to: 086 549 2925.

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

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

    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: Site Coordinators

    Right to Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 11, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 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 Site Coordinators in the following locations:
    -       Free State:  Maluti-A-Phofung x2,  Mantsopa x1
    -       Mpumalanga:  Mbombela x1, Bushbuckridge x 3,Umjindi x1,Nkomazi x 2)
     
    The Site Coordinators will report to the Provincial Area Manager.

    Responsibilities: 

    Site  management
    • Review the system and ensure that prescribed protocols as delegated by site team leader are followed;
    • Communicate regularly with site managers and the Area Manager and build and maintain sound relationship with partners as assigned.
    Assessment and capacity building
    • Conduct continuous needs analyses of government supported sites, address gaps accordingly by:
      • Following-up on needs assessments to ensure that recommendations are implemented timeously.
      • Highlighting potential areas of opportunity and synergy for all  DOH sites
      • Identifying training needs and develop training plans for staff at all sites.
    • Mentoring at sites on all areas of CCMT Program Implementation.
    Project  management
    • Draw up of site specific work plans;
    • Implement project plans which encompass the following services: HIV/AIDS and TB, Maternal & Child Health, Primary Health Care Re-engineering, National Core Standards &  National Health Insurance;
    • Submit weekly reports on implementation progress.
    Monitoring and reporting
    • Facilitate data management and monthly reporting as per Right to Care & Department of Health prescripts, in conjunction with M & E staff to ensure timeous and accurate data is submitted;
    • Identify areas of improvement, additional needs and opportunities to meet the targets and implement systems to achieve the same;
    • Keep up to date on PEPFAR definitions and indicators and ensure that COP work plan submissions are aligned;
    • Assist with updating and submitting of Site Quick Fact Sheets for all sites;
    • Work with the Area Manager in ensuring that financial and programmatic reports are aligned.  
    Requirements:
    • Diploma /degree in nursing;
    • Minimum of three years of working experience within health programs or similar related field;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Must be computer literate;
    • Must have above average communication and customer orientation skills;
    • Must have above average planning and reporting skills.
    Note: The incumbent will be required to have his/her own reliable motor vehicle and be willing to use the same for business purposes. This position entails travel within the district in all allocated sites.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org or fax to: 086 549 2925.

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

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

    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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  • South African National AIDS Council: Health Economist

    South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, October 28, 2013
    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 Health Economist, based in Pretoria.

    This is a three-year performance-based contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Flexibility regarding time worked and office location will be based on the strength of the applicant and SANAC’s requirements.

    Responsibilities:
    • Collate, review and summarise up-to-date financial, costing and economic information relating to the response to HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs in South Africa;
    • Develop and maintain a database of unit costs, identify, collate, review and repackage existing research (local, regional and international) and identify areas of new research to be undertaken, so as to contribute to SANAC’s priority research agenda;
    • Develop Terms of Reference for economic research and/or projects required to inform the government’s response to HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs;
    • Undertake in-house economic research, where feasible, or identify suitable service providers and provide technical oversight of these;
    • Identify, collate and analyse routine indicators of financial performance towards the NSP targets;
    • Track previous spending and available resources against the country’s priorities and their financial need estimates;
    • Contribute to the development of costing and budgeting models to facilitate SANAC, PCAs and provincial departments’ budgeting processes;
    • Develop and analyse financial or quantitative models to assess opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness of HIV and AIDS and TB interventions;
    • Explore new funding mechanisms for government to generate revenue for HIV and TB programmes, projecting potential income and assessing feasibility;
    • Facilitate meetings with government and external stakeholders to drive operational and policy changes based on financing scenarios;
    • Manage the SANAC Costing Technical Task Team;
    • Draft policy memos to inform SANAC, government, external stakeholders on health financing challenges and opportunities;
    • Collate management information for the NSP Financing Committee;
    • Develop and implement work plans, including budgeting and tracking of expenditure.
    Requirements:
    • Honours degree/Master’s degree in health economics or equivalent;
    • Minimum of eight years of working experience in the private or public health sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and experience managing other individuals;
    • Five years of experience in health financing, costing, budgeting, resource tracking, impact assessment in HIV and/or health. An understanding of national health insurance programmes would be advantageous;
    • Extensive knowledge of the South African public sector and its financial systems;
    • Knowledge of or experience with the Global Fund proposal development process as well as other donor funding mechanisms (e.g., IHP, SWAP, HIPC funds);
    • Ability to work in developing countries, particularly in the health sector and/or with other National AIDS Councils;
    • Ability to come up with innovative financing approaches for developing countries;
    • Sound quantitative skills, including experience developing and analysing financial models;
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal, and with sound presentation skills;
    • Organisational and problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to think strategically about long-term programme objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve them;
    • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in fast-paced, high-pressure situations;
    • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
    • South African citizenship is required.
    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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  • UN Bemoans Falling Use of Condoms in Africa

    The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says that people in several African countries are using fewer condoms and have sex with more than one partner, threatening efforts to fight HIV.

    In its annual report, UNAIDS notes that new infections in sub-Saharan Africa dropped 34 percent between 2001 and 2012.

    However, the region last year still accounted for 70 percent of the estimated 2.3 million new infections with the virus.

    If further states that there is evidence that the number of people who have more than one sexual partner was rising in many African countries.

    To read the article titled, “Falling condom use in Africa undermines efforts to fight HIV: UN,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • ‘Dramatic’ Progress in the Fight Against AIDS

    According to a United Nations report, the global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment.

    In its annual update on HIV, which it says now infects around 35.3 million people worldwide, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says deaths from AIDS and HIV infection rates are falling, while the number of people getting treatment is going up.

    It states that AIDS-related deaths in 2012 fell to 1.6 million, down from 1.7 million in 2011 and a peak of 2.3 million in 2005, adding that the number of people newly infected with the disease dropped to 2.3 million in 2012 down from 2.5 million in 2011.

    To read the article titled, “United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • ARV Pill Prevents HIV Study

    A study has found that if people at high risk of contracting HIV take antiretrovirals as a preventative measure daily, they get almost total protection from the virus.

    The results of the study, which have been published in the online journal, Plos, found that of the 750 HIV-negative Ugandans who had HIV-positive partners and took ARVs for over a year, not one contracted HIV.

    In the control group of 404 Ugandans who had been given a placebo, 14 became infected with the virus.

    To read the article titled, “ARV pill prevents HIV: Study,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
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