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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Grants and Business Administrator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    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 Grants & Business Administrator, based at its Emavundleni research facility in Crossroads, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Administration of the business unit

    Ensuring cash flow
    • Monthly reporting and debtor invoicing grantors, involves knowing grant compliance regulations;
    • Ensuring high levels of efficacy of the administration systems supporting the process ensuring compliance to organisational policy, GAAP, VAT regulations, grantor regulations;
    • Developing cost allocation methodologies to ensure grant compliance and full utilisation of budgets;
    • Allocating costs/creditor invoices to budgets.
    Purchasing
    • Responsible for supplier relationships;
    • Managing relationship with procurement officer;
    • Validate and adherence and compliance to payment procedures.
    Ensuring site is adequately financially resourced and managed
    • Understanding the resources required, especially staffing, to run a pluri-potent, multi-network, multi-protocol clinical trial site;
    • Writing and submitting annual and periodical budgets timeously within different legal structures i.e. as a consortium member, as a sub-contract, as a primary awardee;
    • Managing budgets in foreign currency i.e. in a volatile exchange rate environment.
    Daily cash management
    • Coordinating participant incentives;
    • Reconciling and approving the petty cash.
    Coordinate and manage external and internal government and project related audits

    Other site administration
    • HR Administration (Coordinate and manage staff recruitment with HR manager; Coordinate and manage staff disciplinary issues with HR manager);
    • IT Administration - ensure fully functional IT systems.
    Requirements:
    • Finance degree with minimum of three years experience preferably with a business administration post graduate qualification;
    • Cost and management accounting - donor fund management is an asset;
    • High levels of numeracy and accuracy;
    • Intermediate to advanced excel;
    • SAP Business One;
    • Resourcing and budgeting skills;
    • Ability to develop and implement administrative systems;
    • Entrepreneurship, intercultural competence, team working, analytical thinking and flexibility.
    This contract post is renewable subject to funding availability and acceptable work performance.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter indicating ‘Grants & Business Administrator’ in the subject line and two contactable referees to 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.

    The DTHF is committed to equity in our employment practices. It is its intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. The organisation reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

    If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

    It is illegal to employee foreign national without documentation which would allow them to work in South Africa legally. If you are a foreign national applying for this position please attach a copy of the documents that allows you to work in South Africa legally.

    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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  • Treatment Action Campaign: Finance Officer - Payments

    Treatment Action Campaign
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and campaigning within the health system to ensure that every person with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life.

    TAC seeks to appoint a Finance Officer - Payments, based at the National Office in Cape Town.

    The incumbent must be a mature, experienced person who can work without supervision, but well within a team.  Is knowledgeable and can adapt to this changing environment.  Is accurate and thorough in the execution of their duties.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Ensure that TAC’s Financial and Procurement Policies are followed
    • Loading beneficiaries into Nedbank package
    • Loading EFT’s into Nedbank package
    • Writing cheques for the organisation
    • Record all cheques and disbursements on a daily basis
    • Coding National requisitions
    • Filing of all payments processed
    • Making sure that all bank related queries and requests are followed up properly
    • Printing of monthly bank statements for TAC
    • Filing original bank statements and cheques
    • Make a list of outstanding invoices for provinces and follow up receipts and queries.
    • Perform additional duties as delegated by the Chief Finance Officer.
    Requirements:
    • Qualification in Bookkeeping / Accounting / Finance;
    • Experience  in loading payments will be an advantage;
    • Excellent Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word and Excel;
    • Record keeping, report preparation and record management techniques;
    • Knowledge of Pastel Evolution or VIP;
    • Complete fluency in speaking, reading and writing English;
    • Minimum of two years relevant experience in a similar environment;
    • Organisation and administration to work effectively;
    • Analytical  and technical ability;
    • Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of confidentiality;
    • Adaptable and flexible;
    • Work well in a team and can work unsupervised;
    • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC.
    To apply, submit a short CV, listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least three referees who can attest to your ability and success in this function and a motivational letter, outlining your interests in this position to The Human Resource Manager, Email: hr@tac.org.za or deliver to 122 Westminster house, Longmarket Street, Cape Town.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    The organisation is particularly interested in considering women and people living with HIV. Please note that if you do not get a response from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should consider  your application unsuccessful.
     
    For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.
     
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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Study Counsellor

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a registered nonprofit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. 

    DTHF seeks to appoint an HCT Study Counsellor for its Mobile HIV Testing Unit (Tutu Tester).

    This is a five-month contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all clients;
    • Providing high quality post test counselling as well as risk reduction counselling for clients and pre-test counselling where necessary;
    • Follow-up telephone calls with HIV positive clients that were counselled;
    • Entering client data onto database via cell phone / computer;
    • Administer questionnaires;
    • Provide basic HIV / ARV education to clients individually and in groups;
    • Assist with recruiting patients for testing on the TUTU TESTER;
    • Assist with community surveys, including home visits;
    • Assist with education and training as required;
    • Assist with filing research forms and patient files;
    • Maintain strict client confidentiality;
    • Capturing study forms on the Access database and filing forms.
    Requirements:
    • Grade 12 or equivalent;
    • Experience in HIV/AIDS specific counselling training;
    • Driver’s licence essential;
    • Good written and verbal communication;
    • Good Interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to function in a team;
    • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.
    To apply, submit a CV with names and contact details of two professional references, motivational letter quoting the name of the position you are applying for to: The Human Resource Manager, Email: jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to: 021 650 6963.
              
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    NB: 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.desmondtutuhivfoundation.org.za.

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

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  • Treatment Action Campaign: Communications Coordinator

    Treatment Action Campaign
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a membership-based civil society organisation that campaigns for quality healthcare for all in South Africa - with a particular focus on people living with and affected by HIV and tuberculosis.

    TAC seeks to appoint a Communications Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

    The candidate will take responsibility for driving and managing TAC’s internal and external communications. The Coordinator should be a pro-active person with a passion for social justice who can help us with the important work of turning around the South African public health system.

    Responsibilities:
     
    • Communications:
      • Develop an annual communication strategy;
      • Take responsibility for day-to-day internal and external communication;
      • Build relationships with all media and other organisations that work in health;
      • Compile and oversee distribution of newsletters and press statements;
      • Assist TAC’s provincial offices with the editing of materials for various communication platforms;
      • Take responsibility for editorial content and overall management and maintenance of the TAC website.
    • Managing Media/ External environment:
      • Initiate and manage media briefings and press conferences;
      • Act as TAC National spokesperson when the General Secretary is not available;
      • Write press releases;
      • In collaboration with researchers, develop updated materials (pamphlets and posters) for distribution to all provinces.
    • Knowledge management
      • Maintain archive of relevant media articles;
      • Ensure sharing and exchange of relevant knowledge for the benefit of enhanced organisational performance.
    • Training
      • Train national and provincial leaders with the goal of building a public profile in the media;
      • Provide and/or organise training and support for national and provincial TAC staff on engaging with the media.
    Requirements:
    • Tertiary qualification: Preferably journalism or Communications;
    • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
    • Ability to identify report on, and promote TAC’s campaigns;
    • Good understanding of the public health system and the science of HIV and TB;
    • Able to present in public and engage with the media;
    • Excellent research skills;
    • Minimum of three years experience working as a Senior Communications Officer;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Able to work in a pressurised environment with short deadlines;
    • Able to travel extensively throughout South Africa;
    • Able to trouble shoot and deal creatively with challenges;
    • Excellent team player;
    • Passion for social justice, especially health.
    To apply, submit a CV listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least three referees who can attest to your ability and success in this function and a motivational letter outlining your interests in working within this field and your suitability for this position (approx. 1 000 words) to The Human Resource Manager, Email: hr@tac.org.za.

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

    The organisation is particularly interested in considering women and people living with HIV.
     
    Please note that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should consider that your application was not successful.

    For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.
     
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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Data Officer

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s (DTHF) mission is the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections. The DTHF works in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government (PGWC) on services strengthening initiatives. The 'Family Planning into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project' (FPI) is one of those projects.

    The DTHF seeks to appoint a Data Officer, based in Cape Town at the UCT Medical School, Anzio Road.

    This is a fixed term, 12 month contract position.

    The Data Officer will ensure the integrity of the data-management system including the FPI Projects electronic database.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Ensure that all data collected for the project is captured timeously and correctly into the electronic access database;
    • Implement the projects data quality management plan;
    • Extract data and statistics for reporting purposes when required.
    Requirements:
    • Experience in access dat base management;
    • Computer skills including high excel literacy;
    • Experience in data quality control measures;
    • Tertiary education in a related field or equivalent experience;
    • Minimum of three years work experience in a research environment or related field will be an advantage;
    • Proficiency in excel is essential;
    • Proficiency in access database management is essential;
    • Understand the use of STATA software is an advantage;
    • Ability to work independently and to ensure accuracy at all times;
    • Report writing skills;
    • Manage office systems and processes;
    • Fluency in English and a second language;
    • Willingness to travel at times;
    • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle.
    To apply, submit a CV with three contactable references and a motivational letter to The Human Resource Manager via email: jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to 021 633 0182.

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

    Enquiries, contact Anna van Esch, Tel: 021 650 1959 / 072 383 0970.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Foreign nationals applying for this position must submit a copy of their work permit.

    DTHF is committed to equity in our employment practices. It is the organisation's intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. DTHF reserves the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are 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 the DTHF 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.desmondtutuhivfoundation.org.za.

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

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  • Flying High and Sinking Low: Bipolar Disorder

    Because what we do not know or do not understand scares us, we usually ignore it. This is why so often this debilitating illness goes undiagnosed and the bipolar sufferer is left in a world that does not understand them or their sickness.
     
    When Charlene, 23, goes to her bedroom, opens her cupboard and takes out the green stockings and orange mini dress with huge circles all over it these days, she knows she is in trouble. She feels reckless and free - in fact she feels great - but at the same time she knows she is heading for a manic period which could last anywhere from a few hours to a week.  “When I’m manic I have no inhibitions and I’m likely to give away half my possessions – sometimes to virtual strangers.” 
     
    Charlene was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder at the age of 19 and up to then apart from a couple of bouts of depression had led a normal teenage life. “When I look back now there were some warning signs. I battled to concentrate or finish my work properly at school and every report would say I was not reaching my full potential.  My parents put my behaviour down to being a normal teenager and acting weird to the stress of matric, but inside I knew it was more than that.”
     
    Their local general practitioner immediately recognised that this was more than just normal teen behaviour and sent Charlene to a psychiatrist, who, only seeing her depression immediately put her on anti-depressants, which to someone suffering from bipolar disorder is a disaster as this immediately sets off a manic period.
     
    So what exactly is bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness? It is a brain disorder causing the sufferer to experience extreme changes in mood, energy and behaviour – classing it as a mood disorder. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. One day the sufferer will be in a deep depression and the next feel on top of the world - in fact have so much energy and confidence they think they can tackle anything. Untreated it can lead to suicide, but with the right medication and treatment people with this illness can lead normal lives.
     
    The problem though for most bipolar sufferers is simply being correctly diagnosed. According to psychiatrist Dr. Leigh Janet, one of the country’s leading experts on this illness, “Someone with Bipolar will often only be seen by doctors or psychologists while they are in the depressed stage of their illness and will then be prescribed anti-depressants, which will usually bring on a manic phase. Bipolar is very tricky to diagnose and often people with an extreme form of the illness can look as though they have schizophrenia - although this is a totally different illness. A person can be genetically predisposed to bipolar, which means it can be triggered by something like substance abuse or trauma. Very often it is a family gene and once we take a family history and see bipolar this is a sure confirmation of the illness.”
     
    This was the case for Lee Loggerenberg, 34, a freelance journalist from Johannesburg. “There was a history of depression and bipolar in our family, but it was not until 10 years ago that I was correctly diagnosed. Looking back I have always had this condition. As a child I was moody and often angry - although my parents did not seem to think it was a problem. School was not easy and after matric I started doing drugs and drinking way more than was normal for a girl my age – that went along with no inhibitions. I could not control my emotions and my moods would swing through ups and downs. Even when I was diagnosed I did not take it seriously and brushed it off – until after I got married and fell pregnant. That was when the real problems started.”
     
    Even a normal pregnancy will see a woman’s behaviour change as the hormones kick in, but for a person with bipolar this is around seven times more severe and their moods are severely affected. “I literally had to be held back one day as I wanted to attack my sister and do her serious damage”, explains Loggerenberg. “This was when I was taken to a psychiatrist who diagnosed this as hypomania. I would get very excited and talk very fast one minute and sink to a deep depression the next. Before I saw the psychiatrist the medication I was on, as well as the alcohol I was drinking, had triggered this behaviour. My poor husband, who is a quiet guy, was incredibly patient and a wonderfully stabilising influence for me. One day though I even picked up a kitchen knife and came at him – where did that come from, I’d ask myself later? “ 
     
    Loggerenberg’s problems intensified once her twin boys were born. They moved in with her parents just as post natal depression (the normal condition after a bipolar pregnancy) set in.  “One night I was so frantic I held a pillow over my child’s face and said if you do not help me I am going to kill my children.” It was at this point that Loggerenberg’s parents took the children and her medication was changed. Within days her mood had stabilised and today Loggerenberg knows if a manic period is about to start. “Today I look for the signals and simply adjust my medication.” Prevention is of course better than cure. 
     
    Early diagnosis is often the key to controlling this illness. Zane Wilson, founder of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), receives daily calls from sufferers or families of bipolar disorder. “If we do not catch them as soon as possible the problem gets so bad we have to get them admitted to hospital to stabilise them to get their lives back on track. What would help is if those close to bipolar sufferers start to see the signs of mania coming on and check if they’re taking the medication – and keep a close eye on them.”
     
    SADAG advises family members and friends of sufferers to identify what kinds of things are likely to trigger manic episodes and then try to avoid these as well as making sure they stick to their medication. “When a family member calls us to report someone behaving in a way that sounds like bipolar disorder we immediately advise them to seek psychiatric help. Very often the onset is in quite young people and it’s hard for their families to face this,” adds Wilson.
     
    Today, these women are living fulfilled lives, are on medication and see a future in front of them. But how is this illness successfully treated? “We look at each case individually as some people will have one episode a year whereas you can have one when you’re 20 and the next when you’re 70,” explains Janet.  If you have three or more episodes then you would have to stay on mood stabilisers, such as Lithium. For around 15 percent of people Lithium is all they need, but with others it’s often a cocktail of medications. It often takes a little juggling to find the right combinations.”
     
    The good news is that there are at least 12 support groups up and running around South Africa for bipolar sufferers. And as Loggerenberg says “We are seen as outcasts but we are not. We are normal people with a disease. A disease of the brain…”
     
    SADAG’s Bipolar Helpline: 0800 70 80 90
     
    Marion Scher is a journalist, media consultant and trainer at Media Mentors.  
    Author(s): 
    Marion Scher
  • Treatment Action Campaign: Bookkeeper

    Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a leading South African civil society organisation that campaigns for quality healthcare for all in South Africa – with a particular focus on people living with HIV and tuberculosis. With members in more than 170 branches located across seven provinces, and offices with staff in each key province, TAC is a social movement campaigning to bring about improved policy and implementation in the public sector at national, provincial and local level.

    TAC seeks to appoint a Bookkeeper, based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

    The incumbent must be a mature, experienced person who can work without supervision, but well within a team.  The person is expected to be knowledgeable and able to adapt to the changing environment. S/he is expected to be accurate and thorough in the execution of their duties.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • In liaison with the provincial co-ordinator draw up the provincial budget;
    • Assist in providing oversight of budget and expenditure according to budget items and plans;
    • Monitoring requisitions, ensure proper supporting documentation and ensure these are paid on time, and accounted for;
    • Handling office petty cash;
    • Ensure the procedure for procuring and paying of services rendered for catering, transport, accommodation and venues, have been adhered to, liaise with finance dept.;
    • Prepare end of month reconciliations and forward files to the finance dept.;
    • Monitor the distribution and accounting of cash advances;
    • Ensure up-to-date, neatly filed and organised verification documents of all work done within the district office.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant tertiary qualification;
    • Minimum of two financial experience managing programme donor funding; 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
    • Bilingual ability to speak, write, read English and Xhosa would be advantages; 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently as well as being a part of a team;
    • Record keeping, report preparation;
    • People friendly, but strong personality;
    • Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of confidentiality;
    • Excellent time management;
    • Numerical and technical;
    • Excellently managed health.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to the Human Resource Department at hr@tac.org.za or hand deliver at the Khayelitsha office: Town 1 Properties, Site B, Sulani Drive. 
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    TAC is committed to improving the representation of Women and People living with HIV in its management and strongly encourages applications from suitable candidates.

    For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.
     
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  • Treatment Action Campaign: Officer Administrator

    Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a leading South African civil society organisation that campaigns for quality healthcare for all in South Africa – with a particular focus on people living with HIV and tuberculosis. With members in more than 170 branches located across seven provinces, and offices with staff in each key province, TAC is a social movement campaigning to bring about improved policy and implementation in the public sector at national, provincial and local level.

    TAC seeks to appoint an Officer Administrator, based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide comprehensive administrative and support function for the office of the province;
    • Ensure efficient and secure filing system, which is easy to find and file documents including bills, invoices, TAC documents, photocopying and correspondence;
    • Manage the communication flow for the province:  incoming faxes and telephone calls, emails, intranet, social media, ensure access and dissemination of information;
    • Ensure maintenance of office equipment and environment;
    • Keep the diary of all activities undertaken by coordinator/secretariat/branch organisers/branch activities;
    • Support and assist Volunteers when they are in and out of the office;
    • Take minutes at meetings and distribute on time;
    • Provide administrative assistance when the province is organising marches, pickets, protest, treatment literacy workshops and other activities;
    • On a by-annual assist in taking an inventory of all equipment and furniture in the office;
    • Keep record of branch activities and it status.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant qualification;  
    • Minimum of two years office administrative co-ordination experience;
    • Knowledge of appropriate responses to the HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
    • Bilingual ability to speak, write, read English and isiXhosa would be advantages; 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently as well as being a part of a team;
    • Good communicator: verbal and written;
    • People friendly, but strong personality;
    • Neat and organised;
    • Excellently managed health;
    • Excellent time management;
    • Numerical and technical;
    • Valid driver’s licence would be an added advantage.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to the Human Resource Department at hr@tac.org.za or hand deliver at the Khayelitsha office: Town 1 Properties, Site B, Sulani Drive. 
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    TAC is committed to improving the representation of Women and People living with HIV in its management and strongly encourages applications from suitable candidates.

    For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

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

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  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Project Coordinator

    Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s (DTHF) mission is the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections. The DTHF works in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government (PGWC) on services strengthening initiatives. The 'Family Planning into HIV Care and Treatment Services Project' (FPI) is one of those projects.

    DTHF seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator for its FPI Project, the goal of which is to increase the overall up-take of effective Family Planning at ARV and Wellness sites at Provincial PHC Clinics, Cape Town at the UCT Medical School, Anzio Road.

    This is a fixed term, 12 month contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate and support the implementation of the FPI Projects activities according to the logframe / workplan;
    • Collaborate with the project team to provide guidance and operational support to ensure quality technical efforts and field activities;
    • Engage in ensuring quality assurance in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of qualitative and quantitative data sets for analysis and decision making;
    • Prepare project reports capturing key results in line with workplans.
    Requirements:
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise time and work effectively;
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and data management;
    • Effective networking and people skills - ability to engage people at all levels;
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
    • Innovative and creative, demonstrating the ability to redirect the current situation through reflection and consultation; 
    • Minimum of five years work experience, three years at a senior management level;
    • Degree in public health, nursing, social work or similar;
    • Proficiency in developing and implementing M&E qualitative and quantitative activities;
    • Evaluation and impact reporting to the donor and key stakeholders detailing key results;
    • Proficiency in excel, access database management and the use of STATA software;
    • Fluency in English and a second language;
    • Willingness to travel and to work irregular hours;
    • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle.
    Applicants need demonstrate considerable expertise in the above areas, as well as to have a passion for Family Planning.
     
    To apply, submit a CV, with three contactable references and a motivational letter that motivates why you are suited to the position and how you will contribute to ensuring the on-going success of all aspects of the FPI project to The Human Resource Manager via email: jobs@hiv-research.org.za or fax to 021 633 0182.

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

    Enquiries: Anna van Esch, Tel: 021 650 1959 / 072 383 0970.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Foreign nationals applying for this position must submit a copy of their work permit
     
    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.desmondtutuhivfoundation.org.za.

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

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  • Treatment Action Campaign: Learning Manager

    Treatment Action Campaign
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, April 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is a leading South African civil society organisation that campaigns for quality healthcare for all in South Africa – with a particular focus on people living with HIV and tuberculosis. With members in more than 170 branches located across seven provinces, and offices with staff in each key province, TAC is a social movement campaigning to bring about improved policy and implementation in the public sector at national, provincial and local level.

    TAC seeks to appoint a Learning Manager, based in Cape Town (with the possibility of location in Gauteng).

    The Manager will lead developing and embedding organisational learning into TAC’s approaches and ways of working such that TAC has a culture of continual learning, so that it incorporates findings from monitoring and assessments of its work into planning and implementation of future work for greater effectiveness.

    Responsibilities:
    • Strategic leadership for learning: development of an organisational learning strategy;
    • Develop the capacity for effective learning across TAC’s people:  identification of ‘learning champions’, technical support to campaigns development to ensure learning; ensuring that key stakeholders have appropriate opportunities for skills development;
    • Establish key learning and recommendations on significant issues for TAC: identification of key issues for learning for TAC; project management of learning processes such as evaluations, provincial or thematic reflection processes, external desk reviews; effective communication of learning and accountability outcomes to key stakeholders;
    • Ensure the appropriate routine collection, capture, and analysis of MEL information across TAC’s work: effective oversight of the established MEL system;  
    • Provision of ‘infrastructure’ to share learning within and outside TAC: development of tools and approaches and ‘spaces’ for learning to be shared across TAC;
    • People management;
    • Financial management.
    Requirements:
    • Appropriate Tertiary qualification, or a clearly demonstrated intellect and skills associated with possession of this level of qualification;
    • Extensive demonstrable knowledge and experience of embedding organisational learning, ideally in complex organisations;
    • Proven track record in participative learning and working styles, including strong facilitation skills;
    • Demonstrable skills in strategic planning and budgeting, project management, and monitoring and evaluation;
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure, set priorities, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as being a part of a team;
    • Understand current approaches to monitoring and evaluation using both qualitative and quantitative methods;
    • High-level understanding of membership-based or similar social organisations;
    • Up-to-date knowledge of HIV and AIDS and TB and appropriate responses to them;
    • Good understanding of political and social dynamics in South Africa, and especially in relation to the HIV and TB epidemics;
    • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing, with the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences in English;
    • Good verbal communication in isiZulu or a related language;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    • Organisation to work effectively;
    • Initiative;
    • Organisational awareness;
    • Knowledge management;
    • Critical information gathering;
    • Respect for others;
    • Adaptable and flexible;
    • Motivating others;
    • Developing and supporting others;
    • Facilitating change;
    • Communications;
    • Influencing;
    • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC;
    • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the provinces;
    • Excellent Health;
    • Expectation of work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job;
    • A driving licence with clear evidence of safe and considerate driving.
    To apply, submit a CV listing qualifications, prior work experience, three references and a motivational letter outlining your interests in working within this field and your suitability for this position (approx 1 000 words) to the Human Resource Manager at hr@tac.org.za or hand deliver to TAC, 3rd Floor Westminster House, 122 Longmarket Street , Cape Town, 8001

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

    Provisional dates for interviews: 10 or 11 April

    TAC is committed to improving the representation of Women and People living with HIV in its management and strongly encourages applications from suitable candidates.

    For more about the Treatment Action Campaign, refer to www.tac.org.za.

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

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