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  • Police Intimidation Continues in Swaziland

    Swaziland Police have harassed another progressive, Sifiso Mabuza, deputy secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers.

    About 30 armed police raided his home claiming they were looking for explosives, where they found none. Mabuza told local media the police questioned him about his union activities and threatened him.

    Swaziland has a history of attacking workers' rights. It has banned the workers' federation, the Trades Union Congress of Swaziland, broken up its meeting and harassed and arrested its leaders.

    To read the article titled, “Police intimidation continues,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Call to Intensify Fight Against HIV

    Tutu says the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa is not over and people need to recommit themselves to eradicating the virus.

    In a pre-recorded message at a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) briefing in Johannesburg, Tutu pointed out that, "AIDS is not over while one person still needs ARV antiretroviral medicines, or dies of tuberculosis."

    He said it is not over until the evils that drive HIV, like rape and violence against women and children, are defeated.

    To read the article titled, “Fight against HIV/AIDS not over: Tutu,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • NGO Leader Shot in Cape Town

    Ses'khona People's Rights Movement chairperson, Andile Lili, is reportedly in a critical condition after being shot four times on 5 November 2014 in Khayelitsha.

    Ses'khona spokesperson, Sithembele Majova, points out that the movement is devastated by the news, and also found it strange that the shooting happened on the eve of a planned march to Parliament and the African National Congress offices over the high rate of unemployment.

    Meanwhile, Western Cape police are investigating the attempted murder of a 39-year-old male, and that the motive is unknown. No arrests have been made yet.

    To read the article titled, “Andile Lili shot outside home – reports,” click here.

    Source: 
    News 24
  • ISS: Farm Killings Not Politically Motivated

    The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has refuted some reports which claim that farm attacks are racially motivated.
     
    The ISS study has found that most attacks are motivated by greed and not by racial intolerance.
     
    ISS senior researcher, Johan Burger, states that the report could not find any evidence showing that violent crimes committed on farms and small holdings were motivated by race or class.
     
    To read the article titled, “Farm attacks not racially motivated: ISS,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Psychosocial Professional

    Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

    CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Psychosocial Professional, based in Johannesburg.

    The successful candidate will provide an oversight of clinical system, ensure quality assurance of clinical work and provide psychosocial/therapeutic interventions to individuals, families and groups who are affected by violence and torture.

    This is a 12 month contract.

    Responsibilities
    • Provide clinical interventions to survivors of violence and torture;
    • Ensure adherence to clinical systems and procedures;
    • Engage with M&E and model refinement processes;
    • Ensure the continual improvement of the clinical systems and process;
    • Oversee case management within the clinic;
    • Capacity building activities for students and other relevant service providers;
    • Participate in developing a referral network for service providers;
    • Coach, mentorship and quality assurance of the clinical staff;
    • Liaise with external supervisors and ensure the clinical team’s adherence to individual and group supervision;
    • Facilitate linkages between clinical and community work .
    Requirements:
    • Qualified psychologist or social worker, registered with the relevant professional body;
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology;
    • Experience in clinical work with previous exposure to the field of traumatic stress;
    • Minimum for five years’ experience with non-governmental organisations;
    • Experience in overseeing of clinical systems, protocols and procedures;
    • Experience and exposure to M&E protocols;
    • Prior experience in providing therapy and counselling to survivors of violence and torture;
    • Good Verbal and written communications skills;
    • Experience in providing support and mentorship to other mental health/psychosocial professional;
    • Facilitation skills;
    • Analysing and problem solving skills;
    • Service orientated;
    • Counselling skills;
    • Leadership skills                  
    • Conflict Management Skills
    • Basic Human Resource Management                          
    • Planning and Organising skills
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter with contactable references to mharry@csvr.org.za.

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

    For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za

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

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  • Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture: Project Manager

    The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (The Trauma Centre) is a human rights-based organisation providing prevention and early intervention services to people, organisations and communities affected by violence and torture. The organisation focused on self-directed, interpersonal and collective violence offering psychosocial support to survivors.

    The Trauma Centre seeks to appoint a Project Manager for its Trauma Response Project, based in Woodstock, Cape Town

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage crisis interventions and trauma response call outs;
    • Manage volunteers working in the project;
    • Provide initial containment and on-going trauma counselling to victims affected by violence;
    • Liaise with clients’ Human Resource Management, EAP officers, community leaders and frontline workers;
    • Update intake registers and compile reports
    • Train volunteers as Trauma Support Officers
    • Provide on-going mentorship to Trauma Support officers
    • Manage general administration of the project
    Requirements:
    • Psychology or social work qualification at Honours level;
    • Registration with the HPCSA or SACSSP;
    • Minimum of one year experience in trauma counselling experience;
    • Ability to organise and prioritise competing demands;
    • Attention to detail, good judgment, strategic and critical thinker;
    • Be a team player and be willing to contribute to the broader programme of the organisation.
    Starting date: 6 May 2013.

    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to info@trauma.org.za.

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

    For more about the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture, refer to www.trauma.org.za.

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

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  • NGOs Warns Political Parties Over Violence

    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have urged the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) to desist from political violence ahead of their respective congresses.

    Chairperson of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), Paul Juru, says that political violence erodes investor confidence.

    "Intra-party violence in MDC and ZANU-PF creates political uncertainty. The general population may continue wallowing in poverty due to lack of investors to cushion our ailing economy if this issue is not dealt with,” he explains.
     
    To read the article titled, “NGOs warn ZANU-PF, MDC-T warned over intra-party violence,” click here.

    Source: 
    Biz Tech Africa
  • Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre: Trainer

    Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) to end violence against women is a multi-disciplinary NGO that promotes the right of women to live lives free from violence through research, advocacy, capacity building and impact litigation. TLAC has been identified as a national partner to focus on medico-legal barriers to realisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights.

    TLAC seeks to appoint a committed, suitably qualified and experienced individual as Trainer, based in Johannesburg.
     
    Responsibilities: 
    • Responsible for planning, co-ordination and implementing strategic training and education activities identified by TLAC;
    • Implement training based on project and donor requirements;
    • Develop and implement action plans for training in coordination with partners;
    • Develop and utilise relevant tools to support training with a sustainable impact; including pre- and post-assessment tools, toolkits, checklists and other resources;
    • Develop appropriate and relevant training materials capable of being adapted to different audience needs;
    • Engage with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the training content is responsive; and that the necessary co-operation is received;
    • Identify and address any risks which may adversely affect training proactively; and with the support of management where required;
    • Effectively translate legislation into training material that is understood by any stakeholders;
    • Support the development and updating of the organisation’s website to advertise training; and upload relevant resources for training participants;
    • Develop and manage budgets in accordance with organisational and donor requirements;
    • Manage training programmes and undertaking or overseeing evaluation of their impact; and compiling training reports;
    • Identifying and developing potential training opportunities aimed at audiences raging from rural communities to legal professionals;
    • Draft reports for the training and for donors on the impact of the training.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant three year degree or qualification with at least three (3) years training experience;
    • Understanding of good training practices and principles; including SETA requirements for accreditation.
    • Experience in developing training and public education materials; preferably on human rights, gender and legislation;
    • Strong commitment to gender equality and experience in, or knowledge of, the gender-based violence sector;
    • Excellent interpersonal, writing and facilitation skills;
    • Experience of working with stakeholders across different sectors of society;
    • Understanding of customs and norms operating in different stakeholder environments;
    • Willingness to travel and work in rural and outlying areas;
    • Team player and ability to operate in a collaborative manner;
    • Valid driver’s licence is essential;
    • Ability to speak/understand at least one other South African language is preferred;
    • Commitment to Human Rights and Gender Equality.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees, motivation letter and salary expectations to Towera Sichinga at towera@tlac.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about TLAC, refer to www.tlac.org.za.

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

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  • Research Focuses on Causes of Violence

    The Organ on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration (ONHRI), a civil society organisation, says it will by mid-next year finalise a comprehensive research on the history of conflicts in Zimbabwe.

    Led by Midlands State University vice-chancellor, Professor Ngwabi Bhebhe, the research seeks to establish if Zimbabweans are ‘naturally or culturally violent’ following cases of political violence in the past elections.

    ONHRI's acting deputy director, Sithabile Nyaningwe, says id the research programme on conflict which began two years ago has been hampered by financial constraints but the organ has since secured funding to complete its work.

    To read the article titled, “Group probes causes of election violence,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Monitoring and Evaluations Officer

    Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a multi-disciplinary institute concerned with policy formation, implementation, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of the CSVR is to use its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture and in preventing violence in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

    CSVR seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluations (M&E) Officer with knowledge of Learning, M&E processes on a one-year contract position (with possibility of renewal), based in Johannesburg.

    The M&E Officer will be responsible for implementing M&E relating to both our community and clinical intervention projects aimed at preventing violence and healing its effects.  The projects relate to state violence, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, as well as issues relating to forced migration and xenophobia.  The research will seek to strengthen CSVR interventions, document their impact, and help build our society’s understanding of violence.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Analyse information from the community and clinical M&E systems that informs clinical and community practices;
    • Conduct ongoing monitoring to ensure ongoing learning and reflection within the clinical and community teams;
    • Feed analyses back to community and clinical teams
    • Together with the M&E Coordinator and Senior Community Researcher, set up and implement tools and indicators to assess impact in community work;
    • Together with the M&E Coordinator and Senior Community Researcher, adjust the community model to guide community practice;
    • Contribute to other LME and research projects within CSVR.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s, preferably in social sciences;
    • Training and/or experience in learning, monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
    • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative analysis
    • Experience in use of qualitative and qualitative analysis software preferable
    • Demonstrated knowledge of violence prevention, psycho-social intervention, gender violence, torture, and/or political violence;
    • Good communication, training and presentation skills;
    • Report writing skills;
    • Familiarity in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Fluency in English and preferably in at least one other African language;
    • Ability to be innovate, to manage workload and work independently with little supervision.
    CSVR offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
     
    To apply, submit a  CV to Melissa Harry at mharry@csvr.org.za.

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

    For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za.

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

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