Hunger

Hunger

  • Oxfam Criticises Rich Nations Over Aid

    Oxfam has warned that millions of poor people will go without life-saving food and medicines as donor aid pledges to poor countries are breached.

    Responding to figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that shows aid from rich countries was US$125.586 billion in 2012 - a real terms fall of US$5.36 billion.

    Jeremy Hobbs, executive director of Oxfam International, points out that this cut in aid is going to cost lives since poor countries' reserves have been depleted by the global economic crisis.

    To read the article titled, “Donor aid plunges - promises to support poor nations crumbling,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Agriculture Best Way to Reduce Poverty - ONE

    ONE Campaign says that increasing agriculture investment is one of the best ways to reduce poverty in Africa.

    ONE Campaign's deputy director, Nachilala Nkombo, says Africa has the potential not only to feed itself but also to become a major food supplier for the rest of the world.

    Nkombo points out that unlocking Africa's potential will also unlock its development, adding that farming is Africa's predominant lifestyle with more than two-thirds of Africans depending on agriculture for their incomes.

    To read the article titled, “Agriculture best way to reduce poverty - NGO,” click here.

    Source: 
    Post Zambia
  • 10 Angolan Provinces Hit by Hunger

    The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that about 10 Angolan provinces have been severely hit by drought.

    UNICEF’s representative in Angola Koenraad Vanormelingen, estimates that hundreds of thousands of families are affected, adding that, "We are concerned with the situation which started last year and has affected 533 000 children in the Southern African nation.”

    Vanormelingen adds that there is already US$5.1 million granted by European Union to be used by the Angolan government to fight hunger, with the support of the international community and local NGOs.

    To read the article titled, “Ten Angolan provinces hit by hunger: UNICEF,” click here.

    Source: 
    Africa Review
  • Africare: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants - Chris Hani District

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare is an international nonprofit organisation that works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa. It specialises in helping Africa by alleviating hunger, building water wells, treating childhood diseases, and supporting social empowerment.

    Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution   to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

    Africare seeks to appoint Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistants for the Chris Hani District, based in Eastern Cape.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants will be based as follows: Lukhanji (x4) ,Engcobo (x2) ,Inxuba Yethemba (x2), Sakhisizwe (x2), Emalahleni (x1) and Intsika Yethu (X2).

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide technical assistance to project district team members and project counterparts at all levels within the district on all M& E related matters;
    • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the district. 
    Requirements:
    • Degree in health and or public-health oriented field, statistics, health informatics or related social science from an accredited institution;
    • Minimum of two years experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programs in HIV/AIDS for public, private or NGO sector;
    • Minimum of two years professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and/or operational research, preferably in a clinical setting;
    • Understanding of the 3 Tier ART monitoring system, ETR.net & DHIS a prerequisite;
    • Proficiency in English and local languages spoken in Chris Hani District is a prerequisite.
    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    To apply, submit a CV, three contactable referees and motivation letter stating the posts being applied for to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org or fax to: 043 721 3421.

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

    Only shortlisted employees will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Africare: Clinical Nurse Mentors - Chris Hani District

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare is an international nonprofit organisation that works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa. It specialises in helping Africa by alleviating hunger, building water wells, treating childhood diseases, and supporting social empowerment.

    Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution   to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

    Africare seeks to appoint Clinical Nurse Mentors for the Chris Hani District, based in Eastern Cape.

    Clinical Nurse Mentors will be based as follow: Lukhanji (x2), Engcobo (x2), Inxuba Yethemba (x2), Sakhisizwe (x2),Emalahleni (x1) and Intsika Yethu (x1).

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide direct clinical training and mentorship to the health care workers  at Africare supported sites on HIV  and AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support services - which includes among others counselling and testing, adult/Paeds care and treatment, TB/HIV  integration services including infection control and prevention, PMTCT and other prevention activities;
    • Participate in regular outreach support and mentorship to NIMART approved Health Facilities.
    Requirements:
    • Degree/diploma in general nursing science, community nursing and midwifery;
    • Certificates in HCT, PMTCT, HCT, TB/HIV and NIMART;
    • Diploma in primary health care will be an added advantage;
    • Registration with the SANC as a professional nurse;
    • Experience in providing HIV&AIDS services in South Africa public health sector;
    • Good communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills;
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Valid driver’s licence and ability to travel extensively to facilities.
    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    To apply, submit a CV, three contactable referees and motivation letter stating the posts being applied for to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org or fax to: 043 721 3421.

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

    Only shortlisted employees will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Fairfood International: Campaign Researcher – Madagascar/Vanilla Hotspot

    Fairfood International
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Fairfood International is a nonprofit global advocacy group with its head office based in Amsterdam and hubs located in several parts of the world, including Johannesburg. Fairfood encourages food and beverage companies worldwide to address socio-economic and environmental sustainability issues within their products’ supply chains. Fairfood envisions a future with a fair and sustainable food system, which is able to feed the world in a way that preserves the environment for future generations, respects human rights and secures a thriving economy for all.

    Fairfood’s Advocacy Department seeks to appoint a Campaign Researcher – Madagascar/Vanilla Hotspot, based in Johannesburg. 
      
    Madagascar Hotspot Fairfood’s Advocacy department is composed of multidisciplinary teams working on advocacy interventions focused on various regions of the world (referred to as “Hotspots”). The Madagascar Hotspot focuses on improving sustainability in the vanilla industry in Madagascar. The team working on the Madagascar Hotspot is in the process of developing a campaign that will encourage corporate stakeholders and other players to address social, environmental and economic issues within the vanilla supply chain in Madagascar.

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist the Madagascar Hotspot team in with the design and implementation of an advocacy campaign;
    • Research topics such as: social, economic and environmental sustainability issues associated with the vanilla industry in Madagascar; stakeholders and decision-makers in the vanilla supply chain; overview of Madagascar; and possible solutions to address the issues in the vanilla industry in Madagascar;
    • Use a large variety of research and advocacy tools. The outputs of your work will be used directly to develop the advocacy campaign.
    Requirements:
    • Studying or have graduated from an institute of higher education or a university or have acquired an equivalent working and thinking level through work experience;
    • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work independently but are also a team player;
    • Result-oriented, quality-focused and eager to learn;
    • Ability to multi-task and are able to deliver results on time;
    • Familiarity with or knowledge of the food and beverage industry, NGOs, Madagascar, sustainability, human rights and/or international development is preferred;
    • Experience in advocacy as well as fluency in French is a plus;
    • Affinity with Fairfood’s goals.
    This position is an unpaid internship offering an opportunity to obtain work experience within a global NGO active in the area of sustainability. It offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the food industry, campaigning, advocacy and sustainability. You will have the freedom and opportunity to continue developing yourself and achieve tangible results. Working hours are flexible, but a minimum of sixteen hours a week for a period of at least three months is required. Work-home travels are reimbursed and in-office lunches are provided.

    Enquiries: Lowna Gie, e-mail: lowna.gie@fairfood.org.

    To apply, submit a CV (maximum two pages) and motivation letter (one page) to lowna.gie@fairfood.org.

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

    For more about Fairfood International, refer to www.fairfood.org.

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

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  • Oxfam Project Targets Starving Malawians

    International NGO, Oxfam, has launched a project that seeks to avert hunger situation facing millions of people in Malawi.

    Under the ‘Integrated Emergency Cash Transfer Response Project’, the Oxfam is giving money to hunger-stricken households to buy food.

    The move is part of the response to a recent report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) for 2012/2013, which shows that about two million households are facing food shortages largely because of erratic rains and draught during the last growing season.

    To read the article titled, “Oxfam gives cash to Malawians affected by hunger,” click here.

    Source: 
    VOA News
  • Africare: Clinical Nurse Mentors

    Africare South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare is an international nonprofit organisation that works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa. It specialises in helping Africa by alleviating hunger, building water wells, treating childhood diseases, and supporting social empowerment.

    In line with the South Africa Government National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2012-2016, PFIP and with funding from the United States Government, Africare in partnership with The Institute for Youth Development South Africa (IYDSA) is providing technical assistance and support for the implementation of HIV & AIDS, TB and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) care and treatment services in Nkonkobe (Amathole District), Makana and Camdeboo(Cacadu District) Sub Districts, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The aim is to support primary HIV prevention interventions in order reduce new HIV infections through programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission; and to provide comprehensive facility-based technical assistance and support in the context of health systems strengthening at the health facilities in the three sub districts.

    Africare seeks to appoint Clinical Nurse Mentors, based in Eastern Cape.

    Three Clinical Nurse Mentors will be based in Camdeboo sub district, Graaf Reinet; and two in Nkonkobe sub district, Alice in Eastern Cape.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide direct clinical training and mentorship to the health care workers  at Africare supported sites on HIV  and AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support services - which includes among others counselling and testing, adult/Paeds care and treatment, TB/HIV  integration services including infection control and prevention, PMTCT and other prevention activities;
    • Participate in regular outreach support and mentorship to NIMART approved Health Facilities.; Ensure functional and efficient linkages between different components of the HIV and AIDS comprehensive management framework;
    • Identify training needs and co-ordinate trainings in conjunction with the Clinical Advisor and government partners;
    • Disseminate SOPs, Guidelines, and flow charts to onsite team, to ensure care and treatment services are aligned with South African Government National Guidelines for management of HIV and AIDS; Working with the M&E team, assist in monitoring and evaluation of the Care and Treatment Program, with regular onsite data feedback to improve program implementation;
    • Conduct Africare mandated facility assessments in ensuring that the Comprehensive Model of Care is in place at all Africare supported and is being implemented qualitatively;
    • Prepare and submit monthly reports on activities to the Clinical Advisor;
    • Support and contribute to any other relevant activities as agreed with the Clinical Advisor and other Senior Africare staff.
    Requirements:
    • Degree/diploma in general nursing science, community nursing and midwifery;
    • Certificates in HCT, PMTCT, HCT, TB/HIV and NIMART;
    • Diploma in Primary Health Care will be an added advantage;
    • Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse;
    • Experience in providing HIV&AIDS services in South Africa public health sector;
    • Good communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills;
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word Suite;
    • Valid driver’s licence and ability to travel extensively to facilities.
    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    To apply, submit a CV, three contactable referees and motivation letter stating the Posts being applied for to the Administrative Manager at to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org.

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

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    Only shortlisted employees will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Africare: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants

    Africare South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare is an international nonprofit organisation that works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa. It specialises in helping Africa by alleviating hunger, building water wells, treating childhood diseases, and supporting social empowerment.

    In line with the South Africa Government National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2012-2016, PFIP and with funding from the United States Government, Africare in partnership with The Institute for Youth Development South Africa (IYDSA) is providing technical assistance and support for the implementation of HIV & AIDS, TB and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) care and treatment services in Nkonkobe (Amathole District), Makana and Camdeboo(Cacadu District) Sub Districts, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The aim is to support primary HIV prevention interventions in order reduce new HIV infections through programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission; and to provide comprehensive facility-based technical assistance and support in the context of health systems strengthening at the health facilities in the three sub districts.

    Africare seeks to appoint Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistants, based in Eastern Cape.

    Three M&E Assistants based in Camdeboo sub district , Graaf Reinet; four in Nkonkobe sub district, Alice and one in Makana sub district in Grahamstown.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide technical assistance to project district team members and project counterparts at all levels within the district. Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the district;
    • In collaboration with the Strategic Information Technical Advisors, collect and collate data, and use it for programmatic decision-making, M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and result ;
    • Coordinate the successful implementation of the project's M&E activities to ensure that the project meets set targets in accordance with national and PEPFAR standards;
    • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual work planning process in close collaboration with Strategic Information Technical Advisors, Programme Managers, Technical Advisors and the rest of the project team;
    • In collaboration with the district project team, identify and document programmatic successes, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned;
    • Lead results reporting at the district level by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as appropriate;
    • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with the Government District and Sub-Districts including other PEPFAR partners in the district;
    • In collaboration with Strategic Information Technical Advisors, coordinate and/or represent, as needed, the district project team in professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations;
    • In collaboration with the Strategic Information Technical Advisors, ensure that necessary M&E planning and management of activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient running of programmes;
    • In collaboration with the Strategic Information Technical Advisors, support the district project team in developing and piloting of M&E systems for increasingly integrated HIV services, such as HIV testing, PMTCT, ART, TB/HIV management. Support the Strategic Information Technical Advisors in conducting training programs for capacity building for data clerks;
    • Work with Technical Advisors and Program Managers to supervise data entry clerks and other personnel directly involved in data capture.
    • Work with the Programme Managers and Technical Advisors in disseminating the implications of the findings, and feedback this information to their staff members in an appropriate fashion. Ensure that appropriate ethical standards are maintained in all data collection, management and evaluation by the project;
    • In collaboration with the Strategic Information Technical Advisors, ensure that significant trends or changes in routine data are identified and discussed in management meetings, and that the management Team is fully aware of their implications;
    • Liaise with the district in the on-going development of based patient tracking system and electronic clinical record systems;
    • Support the design of management tools, including software applications to generate routine reports and data downloads from the project’s databases;
    • Perform any other duties as and when required in other Africare supported districts.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in health and or public health oriented field, statistics, health informatics or related social science from an accredited institution;
    • Minimum of two years experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programmes in HIV/AIDS for public, private or NGO sector;
    • Minimum of two years of professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and/or operational research, preferably in a clinical setting;
    • Understanding of the 3 Tier ART monitoring system, ETR.net & DHIS a prerequisite;
    • Minimum of two years of working experience in the management of large databases;
    • Understanding and skills in using monitoring and evaluation and other strategic information to inform programme and policy decisions;
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills essential;
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, techniques, and methods;
    • Strong writing skills, including writing of reports, proposals, and fundraising materials;
    • Knowledge of M&E and PEPFAR programme activities in South Africa;
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously;
    • Strong computer skills including, Powerpoint, data base management and word processing;
    • Ability to drive and travel extensively to supported facilities a prerequisite;
    • Proficiency in English and local languages spoken in Camdeboo, Makana and Nkonkobe are a prerequisite.
    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    To apply, submit a CV, three contactable referees and motivation letter stating the posts being applied for to the Administrative Manager at mchingono@africare.org.

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

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.

    Only shortlisted employees will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

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

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  • Africa’s Increasing Poverty a Concern - Ban

    The United Nations (UN) secretary-general, Ban Ki moon, says he is concerned about the millions of Africans still living in poverty, despite the continent recording positive growth in the last decade.

    Currently Africa is home to six of the world's 10 fastest growing economies and the continent's economy has been growing at an average of five percent per annum over the last decade despite the global economic downturn.

    However, Ban says this growth should be inclusive, adding that, “…Economic expansion is not an end in itself. Wealth cannot remain in the hands of the few. Inequality is a recipe for instability."

    To read the article titled, “Ban concerned by poverty in Africa,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
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