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  • Project Tackles, Prevents Stunting of Children

    The United Nations Humanitarian food agency has launched a new project to tackle stunting in nearly one million affected children under the age of five in Malawi.
     
    The World Food Programme (WFP) states that the project is designed to reduce stunting in the district by five to 10 percent, as well as build evidence for the best ways of tackling the problem.

    Meanwhile, World Vision - a relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice - has been selected by WFP as the lead non-governmental organisation partner in the project.

    To read the article titled, “New Project Aims to Tackle, Prevent Stunting of Malawian Children,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project: Assistant Coordinator

    Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project is a community-based child health and nutrition organisation operating in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town and in the rural or Thambo district of the Eastern Cape. The Philani Mentor Mother Programme aims to prevent child malnutrition and attendant morbidity and mortality. This aim is accomplished through house-to-house growth monitoring and health education, case follow-up for pregnant mothers and underweight children, assistance in the acquisition of government grants and through giving support in and education on the importance of early childhood development. Our Community Health Care Workers (Mentor Mothers) also attend to home-based care clients.

    Philani Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Project seeks to appoint a Assistant Coordinator, based in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.
     
    The Assistant Coordinator will manage between 10-15 Mentor Mothers and their associated cases. The primary responsibility of this role is to manage and support the Mentor Mothers ensuring that they are held accountable for the tasks set out in their job description.

    Working Hours:  Mon to Fri (40 hour week).

    Start date: As soon as possible
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Supervise, support and manage the Mentor Mothers on their team;
    • Manage high-risk clients, providing them with medical care and advice;
    • Conduct home visits in Khayelitsha, Delft, Mfuleni, Crossroads, Philippi, etc;
    • Identify Mentor Mothers training needs and conducting continuous infield training;
    • Network with social workers, government clinics and agencies in the area;
    • Organise and attend community meetings;
    • Write reports.
    Requirements:
    • Qualified as an Enrolled Nurse;
    • Minimum of two years nursing experience, preferably in the realm of community health;
    • Experience in Pediatrics;
    • Management and leadership experience;
    • Administrative skills;
    • Verbal and written communication skills;
    • First language ability in Xhosa;
    • The candidate should have a positive, open friendly and flexible attitude;
    • Valid drivers licence is a benefit.
    Salary: Negotiable

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to info@philani.org.za or fax to 021 387 5107

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

    For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, refer to www.philani.org.za.

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

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  • No Feeding Scheme at Limpopo Schools

    Rights group, SECTION27, says that despite government's national school feeding scheme, pupils at Tshinavhe Secondary School have been left hungry.
     
    SECTION27 states that pupils at a Limpopo school are writing exams without having had school meals for over two months.
     
    The organisation filed an urgent application in the high court in Pretoria on 8 November 2013 asking that the meals be delivered to Tshinavhe Secondary School in the Vhembe district.
     
    To read the article titled, “Limpopo school fails to feed pupils for two months,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project: Administration / HR Manager

    Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project is a community-based NGO committed to the protection of the rights of every child to proper nutrition and healthcare in communities where malnourished children and destitute mothers are most vulnerable.

    Philani Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Project is a community based organisation, operating in Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown's Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga, KTC and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, providing maternal, child health and nutrition services to these communities. Philani also offers education and training to women, income-generating projects, pre-school, home-based nutrition, child health and mother to be programme, as well as care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children.

    Philani Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Project seeks to appoint a Administration/Human Resources (HR) Manager, based in Cape Town.

    Starting date: As soon as possible.

    Responsibilities:
    • Human resources function;
    • Prepare contracts and job descriptions for all staff;
    • Leave administration;
    • Administration function;
    • Recruitment, selection, etc;
    • Disciplinary action (CCMA procedures);
    • Appraisals and monitor staff attendance;
    • Hold permanent staff accountable for their job description;
    • Part of executive committee;
    • Run board and committee meetings;
    • Report to management committee;
    • Make management decisions;
    • Fundraise (pitch nationally and internationally);
    • Public relations - facilitate talks with visitors;
    • Report writing;
    • Answer email correspondence, queries from volunteers;
    • Write annual report.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five years experience in administration and staff management, with fundraising and HR exposure;
    • Administrator, highly organised, methodical worker, able to multitask;
    • Ability to take on different tasks and solve different problems outside of the job description;
    • Willing to do high level administrative tasks as well as more basic administrative tasks;
    • Hardworking and comfortable in a demanding role;
    • HR experience;
    • Staff management;
    • Recruitment;
    • Develop good relationships;
    • Hold staff members accountable for their job description;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Warm, caring personality, ‘nothing is too much’, in line with the ethos of this organisation;
    • Deadline driven, ability to prioritize and follow instructions well;
    • Willing to work in Khayalitsha;
    This position is subject to six-month probation.

    Salary: Negotiable.

    To apply, submit a CV with a motivation letter to finance@philani.org.za or fax to: 021 387 5107.

    Enquiries: Tel: 021 387 5125.

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

    For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, refer to www.philani.org.za.

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

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  • FHI 360: Financial Analyst

    FHI360
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

    FHI 360’s staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    FHI360 seeks to appoint a Financial Analyst to support the Southern Regional Office, based in based in Pretoria.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Provide capacity building support to the Southern Africa Region country Offices;
    • Perform financial assessment/capacity building;
    • Coordinates the development of budgets for internal and external clients;
    • Project design and planning, budgeting, evaluating, and coordinating services;
    • Prepares complex financial reports as mandated by the Director Enterprise Services;
    • Perform expenditure analysis on a monthly basis;
    • Monitor sub award management processes of the country offices;
    • Monitoring quarterly cost share reporting by the country offices;
    • Audit support to OCIA and the country offices;
    • Primary responsibility for the preparation of Monthly CD Pipeline Integrated report (CDPIR).         
    Requirements:
    • BS/Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field, and three to five years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management; or MS/MA/MBA with three to five years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management;
    • Knowledge of United States Government grants, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds;
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices;
    • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills;
    • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems;
    • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow, may structure work of staff members.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to the HR Manager, Mandy Ferreira at mferreira@fhi360.org or fax to: 012 342 0046.

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

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

    For more about the FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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

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  • Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

    Philani Nutrition Centre Trust
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project is a community-based NGO committed to the protection of the rights of every child to proper nutrition and healthcare in communities where malnourished children and destitute mothers are most vulnerable.

    The Philani Maternal Health and Nutrition Project seeks to appoint an Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant, based in Cape Town.

    S/he is expected to be organized, motivated and a hands on individual.

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the collecting and compiling of project data;
    • Assist in training information systems;
    • Assist in monitoring and evaluation reports;
    • Ensure quality control of data collected;
    • Perform other duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the social fields;
    • Demonstrate experience in monitoring and evaluation;
    • Experience in basic research methodologies;
    • Ability to use Microsoft office software including excel;
    • Experience in working with a database;
    • Strong analytical skills and data interpretation;
    • Strong writing skills.
    Salary: Negotiable.

    Starting date: As soon as possible.

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to info@philani.org.za or fax to: 021 387 5107.

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

    Philani is looking for a disciplined, organised person with good communication skills and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children.

    For more about Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, refer to www.philani.org.za.

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

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  • Call to Scale-Up Policies to Eliminate Hunger

    International Food Policy Organisation suggests in a report that hunger could be eliminated by 2025 if enough resources are committed and countries scale up policies proven to work.
     
    In the 2013 Global Food Policy Report, Shanggen Fan, director general of International Food Policy Research Institute, points out that, "Based on the successful experiences of several developing countries, we see the clear potential for ending hunger and under-nutrition by 2025 if the necessary policies and investments are adopted.
     
    Hunger is a continuing concern in many parts of the world, particularly with food prices rising, population growth continuing and extreme weather associated with climate change affecting harvests.
     
    To read the article titled, “Scale up policies that work to eliminate hunger by 2025 - food expert,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project: Training Unit Manager

    Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Philani Nutrition Centre Trust, is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on maternal, child health and nutrition.

    Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project seeks to appoint a Training Unit Manager, Western Cape.

    The Manager will develop and manage the newly formed Training Unit. The Training Unit will offer training, supervision and evaluation on the implementation of Philani’s Mentor Mother Model both internally within the organisation and externally to partner organisations, contributing to the overall expansion of the Philani Mentor Mother Programme.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the expansion of the Mentor Mother Programme;
    • Develop and update training materials;
    • Monitor and evaluate training and the subsequent implementation of the Mentor Mother Model, ensuring the replicated programme produces the right quality of intervention in the communities being served;
    • Advocate for maternal and child health training standards and pursing accreditation of the training programme;
    • Seek out potential clients and actively marketing the programme;
    • Negotiate contracts with clients;
    • Manage the client relationship, ensuring the scope of work is delivered against agreed Key Performance Indicators;
    • Ensure that the training unit remains financially viable by ensuring it’s sustainability;
    • Build strong relationships with funders.
    Training will include but is not limited to the following topics:
    • Child nutrition and nutrition during pregnancy ;
    • Growth monitoring;
    • Antenatal and postnatal care;
    • Antenatal and postnatal depression;
    • TB and HIV;
    • Home based intervention;
    • Chronic diseases of lifestyle;
    • Counselling skills;
    • Home based and self care.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of 10 years working experience;
    • Experience in training and the development of training programmes;
    • Experience in the NPO and/or Health Care Industries;
    • A tertiary education (degree) preferably health based;
    • Experience in accrediting training courses and working with HWSETA;
    • Management and leadership;
    • Initiative and planning;
    • Project management;
    • Communication;
    • Relationship Management;
    • Organisation;
    • Candidate must be prepared to travel.
    To apply, submit a CV to Lisa at info@philani.org.za

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

    For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, refer to www.philani.org.za.

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

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  • Ithemba Lobomi: Finance Manager

    Ithemba Lobomi
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 14, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Ithemba Lobomi is a nonprofit organisation based in Thembalethu near George in the Western Cape. It started in 2007 with a home-based care programme. As part of its expansion, Ithemba Lobomi now has a nutrition centre.

    Ithemba Lobomi seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Thembalethu George, Western Cape.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate and Manage the Finance department;
    • Review the organizational expense and report on expenses trends;
    • Ensure payroll processes are correctly applied and accurate payments made;
    • Serve as first point of contact for auditors, funders and creditors;
    • Ensure all regulatory compliance through SARS submissions;
    • Oversee the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Creditors Payment;
    • Maintain good relationship with creditors, auditors and funders;
    • Other ad hoc tasks  as deemed needed by the CEO.
    Requirements:
    • Qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy:
    • Computer Literacy- Microsoft Office and Pastel;
    • Minimum of five years experience in the financial field;
    • Ability to work accurately under pressure;
    • Planning and organizational skills;
    • Experience with creditors control.
    To apply submit a CV and motivation letter to kathleenmakgatho@live.co.za.

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

    Enquiries: HR Officer Kathleen Makgatho, Tel: 044 880 1032.

    For more about Ithemba Lobomi, refer to www.ithembalobomi.org.za.

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  • Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project: Trainer

    Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, February 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Philani Nutrition Centre Trust, is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on maternal, child health and nutrition.

    Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project seeks to appoint a Trainer, based in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

    The successful candidate will preferably be a Nurse Educator who will train Community Health Workers (Mentor Mothers) and contribute to their expansion programme through overseeing the implementation of the Philani Mentor Mother Model in new areas in South Africa and Africa. The candidate must be comfortable working directly with the community on the ground level and must be prepared to travel and be away from home for up to four weeks at a time.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Use the Philani training materials to deliver an interactive training programme for Mentor Mothers and their Coordinators.
    • Work with and advise clients on the Mentor Mother recruitment process and aiding in developing understanding of the crucial elements of the programme
    • Maintain and improve training techniques
    • Screen and assess trainees, provide feedback on trainees to the client 
    • Ensure all trainees are carefully evaluated and only capable trainees are employed
    • Make training information available for governance committees and funders
    • Organise a specific training schedule in line with the clients requirements
    • Write reports on training packages delivered 
    • Maintain effective relationships with partners and clients
    • Prepare and organise the training facilities ensuring all necessary materials and equipment is available and up to date;
    • Training:
      • Child nutrition and nutrition during pregnancy 
      • Growth monitoring
      • Antenatal and postnatal care
      • Antenatal and postnatal depression
      • TB and HIV
      • Homebased intervention
      • Chronic diseases of lifestyle
      • Counselling skills
      • Homebased and self care
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of five years experience in delivering and organising training specifically within the realm of maternal and child health;
    • Qualified trainer or teacher with a tertiary level education (clinical background in nursing preferred);
    • Communication skills;
    • Highly Organised;
    • Fluent in Xhosa;
    • Computer Literate.
    To apply, submit a CV to Lisa at info@philani.org.za.

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

    For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, refer to www.philani.org.za.

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

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