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  • Govt Conducts Survey to Combat TB

    Zambia’s deputy minister of health, Chitalu Chilufya, states that the country is conducting a national tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey to present evidence that will ensure effective TB programming in future.

    Speaking at a research dissemination meeting organised by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Chilufya asserted that programme-based research will form a greater part of the national TB control programme.

    Chilufya is of the view that the fight against TB called for collaborative efforts between government and partners.

    To read the article titled, “Govt starts TB survey,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • TB Likely to Increase By 2017 in Angola

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2017 the Tuberculosis (TB) rate may rise in Angola.

    Fight Against Tuberculosis Programme coordinator, Celestino Teixeira, stresses that the country has done everything to implement the WHO strategies on disease.

    Teixeira further states that in 2013, Angola reported a total of 60 807 cases of tuberculosis of all forms, observing an increase of 11 percent over the previous year.

    To read the article titled, “Tuberculosis cases may increase in country by 2017 - WHO,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • NACOSA: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    Networking HIV, AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Networking HIV, AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) is a national civil society network of organisations working in the HIV, AIDS, TB and related social development fields. With more than 1 200 members - mainly community- based organisations but also nonprofit organisations and individuals - NACOSA works to build healthy communities through capacity development, networking and promoting dialogue. NACOSA, as a Principal Recipient for the Global Fund's Round 9, also channels and manages small grants funding to civil society organisations in South Africa.

    NACOSA seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, based in Century City Office, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Design and implementation of M&E systems;
    • M&E Framework;
    • Work plan, data management system, data collection tools, training and technical support on M&E policies, procedures and systems and the management of programmatic M&E Staff.
    Requirements:
    • Advanced degree in public administration or related M&E qualification;
    • Three years M&E experience in a management capacity;
    • Proven skills and experience in developing and maintaining M&E systems, collection, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data,
    • Advanced computer skills;
    • Communication and report writing skills in two official languages, English and one other;
    • Valid South African driver’s licence, own vehicle and willing to travel extensively;
    • NGO experience and experience in HIV / AIDS and TB will be essential.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter, highest qualifications, driver’s licence and NACOSA application form to Verna Appollis, at hr@nacosa.org.za or fax to 086 724 6582.

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

    Application forms are available on the NACOSA website or email HR for further details.

    For more information on the Networking HIV, AIDS Community of South Africa, refer to www.nacosa.org.za.

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  • South African National AIDS Council: Campaigns Manager

    South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) brings together government, civil society and the private sector to create a collective response to the scourges of HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa. The Council is chaired by the Deputy President of South Africa and meets four times per year.

    SANAC seeks to appoint a Campaigns Manager, based in Pretoria.

    This is a three year performance-based contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    Responsibilities:
    • Support practitioners and activists;
    • Ensure SANAC’s participation in HIV, TB and STI campaigns;
    • Support the Executive Manager IGSS in transforming the SANAC sectors by managing and implementing the SANAC civil society engagement strategy;
    • Capacity building plans and  guidelines to support NSP implementation;
    • Help them to plan and use provided resources effectively;
    • Record decisions and resolutions taken at Sector summits and forum meetings;
    • Provide a point of contact with SANAC for these sectors;
    Requirements:
    • Relevant degree, a postgraduate degree would be advantageous;
    • Minimum of six years experience in multi-sector stakeholder management with a good understanding of government and private-public partnership, strategies;
    • Writing and communication skills;
    • Ability to communicate in at least two official South African languages in addition to English will be advantageous;
    • Leader and a good team player;
    • Ability to identify areas of support for the sectors;
    • Ability to assist sectors to manage budget allocations and coach them on reporting requirements;
    • Ability to develop concepts and be able to research and design innovative methods that will ensure participation by sectors and partners in the SANAC-endorsed multi-sectoral campaigns through which the NSP will be implemented;
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    Remuneration: Negotiable at cost to company.  

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to hr@sanac.org.za

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

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about South African National AIDS Council, refer to www.sanac.org.za.

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  • TB/HIV Care Association: Site Manager

    TB/HIV Care Association
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, April 29, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

    The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Site Manager, based in Cape Town Metro.

    The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the operational functions of the field staff. Ensure an appropriate support for Nurse Mentors, professional nurses and health care auxiliary staff in a comprehensive integration of TB and HIV programmes.

    The association offers a competitive total cost of employment package, commensurate with experience. This is a one-year contract position with the possibility of renewal.

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage the administration and operations functions for the field staff, including but not limited to finance;
    • Ensure the management of TB and HIV diagnosis, care and adherence support of new clients;
    • Identify the needs for capacity building of all health care staff of the organisation to keep abreast with new policy guidelines;
    • Effective operational research on the mentorship programme and monitoring and evaluation;
    • Support of Infection control and review of infection control plans.
    Requirements:
    • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse;
    • Qualification in project management, community development or equivalent;
    • Post-basic training and certification in health assessment (primary health care);
    • PALSA Plus training;
    • Minimum of two years experience in leading a team of Nurse Mentors or equivalent;
    • Minimum of five years experience in TB/HIV care and ART of adults and children;
    • Valid code 8 driver’s licence;
    • Public speaking and community engagement;
    • Social analysis and community mapping;
    • Stakeholder management approaches;
    • Project management experience;
    • Strong financial literacy and ability to monitor and maintain budgets;
    • Problem solving, planning, interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills coupled with the ability to work under pressure;
    • Ability to communicate in English and Afrikaans;
    • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three contactable references and motivation letter to Ms Shannon McCann at recruitment@tbhivcare.org or fax to: 086 607 8246.

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

    Should you not hear from TB/HIV Care Association after a month of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    For more about the TB/HIV Care Association, refer to www.tbhivcare.org.

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

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  • Philanjalo Care Center: Financial Management Officer

    Philanjalo Care Centre
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, December 12, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Philanjalo is a non-governmental organisation operating in the rural resource-poor areas hit by the AIDS epidemic. It works to improve the quality of life of those families and their members facing problems associated to life-threatening diseases. The organisation is an international operational research group and a multi-disciplinary home-based care team located in Tugela Ferry, north of Greytown in Kwazulu-Natal.

    Philanjalo seeks to appoint a Financial Management Officer, based in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal.
     
    The Finance Management Officer will report to the CEO and is responsible for directing all fiscal functions of Philanjalo. Accountable for supplying necessary financial documentation which includes, but not limited to: budgets, reports, invoices.

    The successful candidate will administer monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports. In liaison with the CEO oversee all financial management related functions for the organisation, and other activities relating to financial management. Provide strategic financial input to inform leadership’s decision making process.

    Desirable commencement date for this job is the 15 January 2014 but we are open to discussions.

    Responsibilities:
    • Budget Management for all projects;
    • Manage financial control, prepare and analyse budgets;
    • Develop financial reports and make recommendations to the organisation on budget expenditures;
    • Monitor the expenditures to ensure that program funds are utilised appropriately by the end of the project deadlines;
    • Ensure that all financial reporting is completed on time and submitted to funders/donors;
    • Oversee procurement process and engage with relevant departmental managers for purchases of projects operational suppliers and for the organisation as a whole (Process Quotations, Purchase Orders, etc.);
    • Prepare payments and receipts processing for all financial disbursements of the organisation;
    • Donor liaison, grants and compliance management;
    • Travel management logistics, insurance and incident management;
    • Ensure compliance to legislation and engage in other duties as will be tabled in the job description.
    Requirements:
    • Diploma/Degree in Finance plus five years of experience in Financial Management role with Pastel Accounting, and Advanced MS office experience,
    • Quick and accurate individual with writing reports and keep the CEO, funders and partners up-to-date;
    • Experience in an NGO setup, and interacting with Auditors will be an added advantage;
    • Written and verbal communication skills,
    • Accuracy, creativity, honesty, and can deal with confidentiality;
    • Motivated and hard-working individual who is willing to work in a team-based environment.
    Philanjalo Care Centre provides a competitive salary for this position based on qualifications and experience
     
    To apply, submit a CV with previous employment references, including motivational letter with your current salary to careers@philanjalo.org.za.

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

    For more about Philanjalo, refer to www.philanjalo.org.za.

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

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  • Philanjalo Care Center: Auxiliary Social Worker

    Philanjalo Care Center
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Philanjalo is a non-governmental organisation operating in the rural resource-poor areas hit by the AIDS epidemic. It works to improve the quality of life of those families and their members facing problems associated to life-threatening diseases. The organisation is an international operational research group and a multi-disciplinary home based care team located in Tugela Ferry, north of Greytown in Kwazulu-Natal.

    Philanjalo seeks to appoint an Auxillary Social Worker, based in Tugela Ferry, north of Greytown in Kwazulu-Natal.

    Provide assistance and support to the Social Worker with the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relations and the empowerment of people to enhance social well-being under the guidance and supervision of the Social Worker.
     
    Responsibilities:

    • Assist community patients to obtain documentation-Birth Certificates, Identity Documents, Pensions, Grants;
    • Contribute to the development of the Patient Care Plan;
    • Refer families to the Department for Social Development by writing referral letters and completing an assessment form on each family required by the DSD;
    • Organise patient support groups in the community and in the In Patient Unit. Assist patients in filling out survey forms regarding what they would like to happen in the group;
    • Network effectively throughout Msinga Sub district and compile list of available resources within and outside the region;
    • Educate patients on the resources available;
    • Provide practical bereavement support for families, including making necessary arrangements for family;
    • Provide feedback to Social Worker when you perceive gaps in Philanjalo’s service to the community;
    • Keep precise records and compile accurate reports on social needs and social auxiliary work activities and file appropriately;
    • Provide administrative services to Social Worker;
    • Organise patient support groups in home based care by assisting clients to complete survey forms addressing potential group topics and skills development options;
    • Assist in the delivery of food parcels and donated clothing to community patients
    • Conduct orientation for all new NACOSA Home Care Workers;
    • Complete on-going and annual performance reviews by following agreed upon protocol and forms;
    • Conduct training for Home Care Workers on accurate record keeping;
    • Compile monthly reports, review for completeness, deliver to Social Worker.
    Requirements:
    • Registered with the SACSSP (SA Council for Social Service Professions),
    • Current Code B Driver’s License;
    • Practical work experience as an Auxiliary Social Worker;
    • Demonstrate basic understanding of the South Africa social welfare context, the policy and practice of development social welfare services;
    • Consistently reflect the values and principles contained in the Bill of Rights and the social work profession’s Code of Ethics in service delivery as an auxiliary social worker;
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of human behavior, relationship system and social issues;
    • Excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and take initiative, good organizational skills, ability to effectively work in a team environment.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to careers@philanjalo.org.za.

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

    For more about Philanjalo, refer to www.philanjalo.org.za.

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

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  • Philanjalo: IT Support

    Philanjalo Care Centre
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Philanjalo Care Centre is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the rural resource-poor areas hit by the AIDS epidemic. It works to improve the quality of life of those families and their members facing problems associated to life-threatening diseases. The organisation is an international operational research group and a multi-disciplinary home-based care team located in Tugela Ferry, north of Greytown in Kwazulu-Natal.

    Philanjalo Care Centre seeks to appoint IT Support, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

    This is a management level position responsible for analysing and directing all IT related activities of Philanjalo

    Responsibilities:
    • Server Administration
    • Monitoring and controlling usage
    • Network traffic manager
    • Technical Support i.e. end user support, configuration, printer and PC maintenance
    • Emails creation, telephones and dealing with service providers
    • Office Administration
    • Procurement of IT equipment
    • Other duties outside the IT Scope will be discussed during the interviews.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in systems or applications programming including at least one year experience as a database administrator;
    • Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
    The Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to careers@philanjalo.org.za.

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

    For more about Philanjalo, refer to www.philanjalo.org.za.

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

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  • Clinton Health Access Initiative: Programme Manager

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Clinton Health Access Initiative: Programme Manager, Sustainable Health Financing
    Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organisation committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilise new resources and optimise the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organisation of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries.  In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
     
    In 2002, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) began as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in the developing world and strengthen health systems there. Taking the lead from Governments and working with partners, CHAI works to improve markets for lifesaving medicines and diagnostics, lower the costs of treatments, and expand access to life-saving technologies — creating a sustainable model that can be owned and maintained by Governments.
     
    In 2005, CHAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Malawi (GoM) to strengthen health systems in the most challenged districts, provide national support to HIV/AIDS drug pricing and programmatic work, support the pilot and scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) initiatives, expand access to ART for children, strengthen the Malawi’s lab system, and scale-up an integrated nutrition Program for children. CHAI’s support to Malawi has expanded to include Human Resources for Health (HRH), Vaccines (pneumococcal and rotavirus), and Health Financing.
     
    CHAI seeks to appoint a Programme Manager for Sustainable Health Financing, based in Lilongwe, Malawi.
     
    The Programme Manager will help the Government of Malawi (GoM) address challenges of limited resources for health prevention and treatment activities.
     
    The Programme Manager will report to the Senior Programme Manager of the Health Financing Cluster. The Programme Manager - SHF will be responsible for helping the GoM address critical funding shortfalls in the health sector. Malawi faces a challenge of limited resources for health prevention and treatment activities, and CHAI has partnered with the government to seek new sources of financing and to realise maximum impact from existing financing. As part of CHAI’s Health Financing Cluster, the Program Manager - SHF will lead CHAI’s work in sustainable health financing by providing strategic advice to the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the financial implications of decisions across the national health system.
     
    The Programme Manager - SHF will be jointly responsible for the quantification of funding needs and available resources, helping the government make health financing policy decisions through targeted use of data (e.g. Resource Mapping). The Program Manager - SHF will be solely responsible for leading CHAI’s involvement with the development of a Health Financing Strategy for the MoH. Innovative mechanisms for generating revenue will also be explored in order to help the GoM raise additional funds.
     
    The Programme Manager - SHF will work closely with the MoH’s Department of Planning and Policy Development (DPPD), providing support in government budgeting and other projects. He/she will manage a team of approximately one to four staff that interacts with senior leaders in the MoH and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) as well as donors, NGOs, and civil society organisations.
     
    This position will have direct and immediate impact on the lives of thousands of patients. It presents an opportunity to work closely with a Government that is committed to finding opportunities for sustainable financing of the health sector, providing strategic advice and developing tools that will deliver improved healthcare for the people of Malawi.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Plan new projects providing support to the MoH, setting timelines and delegating responsibilities to team members;
    • Expand and cultivate CHAI’s relationships with key officials in the MoH, MoF, and key development partners;
    • Manage the creation of new quantitative analytic tools in Excel or other formats to track budgets and expenditure;
    • Manage the development of quantitative models to assess opportunities for improved efficiency and revenue-generation in the health sector;
    • Draft analytical policy memos to inform government, external stakeholders on health financing challenges and opportunities;
    • Facilitate meetings with MoH and external stakeholders, leading groups to a consensus and in taking ownership of action points;
    • Develop and deliver presentations to help Senior GoM Leaders make strategic health financing decisions;
    • Provide management and oversight to one to four highly-motivated and analytical individuals, enabling high performance and professional growth;
    • Provide regular reports to the Senior Programme Manager of Health Financing Cluster, Country Director and Global Teams on progress of activities;
    • Manage budget and expenditure for the Sustainable Health Financing Programme; and
    • Manage communication and reporting requirements for programme donors.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree (preferably in Business or Public Health) from a well-recognised, high-calibre institution;
    • Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience in a private or public sector setting;
    • Experience building and analysing quantitative models to inform decision-making;
    • Ability to identify key trends from complex datasets and translate them into clear advice for decision-makers;
    • Ability to navigate complex Government processes with multiple influencers and to negotiate and achieve consensus;
    • Ability to navigate political discussions objectively and diplomatically;
    • Business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills;
    • Ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds;
    • Ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure situations;
    • Tenacity and strategic vision to independently develop solutions to complex problems;
    • Growth in responsibility in current or previous roles;
    • Ability to solve challenging problems without extensive structural or operational support;
    • Analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint (analytical skills and proficiency levels will be tested during recruiting process);
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal;
    • Previous work experience in management consulting, finance or similar private sector enterprises;
    • Previous experience working in health financing in Africa or a similar context;
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with the Global Fund proposal development process and other donor funding mechanisms (e.g. DFID, Gates, IHP, SWAp, HIPC funds);
    • Chichewa fluency, both written and verbal;
    •  Experience working in developing countries, particularly in the health sector and in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
    • Experience with and/or interest in shaping national health policy decisions.
    To apply, click here.

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

    For more about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, refer to www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

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  • Philanjalo: Professional Nurse

    Philanjalo Care Center
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Philanjalo is an NGO based in Tugela Ferry, Rural KZN. We conduct research on TB and HIV, run a large home-based care programme and an in-patient unit and provide training and support for the implementation of community-based management of MDR-TB. The organisation collaborates extensively with TFCares.

    Philanjalo seeks to appoint a Professional Nurse, for the Philanjalo Research Department based in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal.
    Ref: R02

    This is a 12-month, renewable contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Support the community-based services and research;
    • Our projects focus on early diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV, the person will provide education / awareness about HIV and TB;
    • Enroll patients into research projects, phlebotomy, specimen collection, medication dispensing, documentation, adherence assessment and counselling, and training;
    • Frequent community/field work and some clinic-based work.
    Requirements:
    • Organised, motivated, and detail-oriented;
    • Qualified professional nurse or enrolled nurse;
    • Registration with the South African Nursing Council;
    • Fluency in English and isiZulu;
    • Knowledge and experience in HIV and TB;
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    The Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience

    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to careers@philanjalo.org.za.

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

    Based at Tugela Ferry with frequent community work, computer assessments maybe conducted during the selection process.

    For more about Philanjalo, refer to www.philanjalo.org.za.

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

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