Universities South Africa: Programme Coordinator

Universities South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 9 May, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Universities South Africa is a national association that represents the interests of South African public universities through its key roles of advocacy, strategic research and sector support services. Universities South Africa also encourages cooperation among universities and among partners with whom it shares interests. Its Executive Office, comprising 56 staff members, is based in Pretoria. As a non-profit organization, Universities South Africa is funded through membership fees and revenues from contract management services and donor agencies. Applications are invited for HEAIDS Programme Coordinator position. This position presents an exceptional opportunity for qualifying professionals to join Universities South Africa and help it achieve its growth targets.

The positions advertised are for the Higher Education and training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) responsible for mitigating the epidemic of HIV/TB/STI and other social and health challenges within all Public Colleges and Universities within South Africa.

HEAIDS: PROGRAMME COORDINATOR: BASED IN PRETORIA
Three-years fixed term appointment
Remuneration package: Market- related salary package

This position will assist in the national planning, implementation, coordination and sector support of sustainable HIV/AIDS, Health and Wellness projects in the Higher Education and Training sector, focusing on public universities. The HIV/AIDS, general Health and Wellness projects will include the following: First Things First HIV/TB/STI screening and testing; Men health and empowerment; Women health and empowerment; MSM/LGBTI; Alcohol and Drug Abuse prevention interventions; Peer Education training and mentorship; monitoring and evaluation.
 
Requirements: ● Bachelor’s Degree preferably in the field of HIV/AIDS or related discipline ● At least 3-5 year’s experience in project administration or programme coordination ● Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB issues in South Africa is desirable, together with demonstrated understanding of the Higher Education sector ● Basic skills of managing grants and allocated budgets will be advantageous ● Ability to manage complex problems proactively and effectively, including responses to field based emergencies ● Ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment ● Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters, be adaptable to various competing demands, demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response ● Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and deadlines ● Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, external partners and donors● Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability ● Demonstrate professional aptitude ● High level of computer literacy primarily in Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Adobe Acrobat and Social Media web platforms ● Strong report writing skills for global partners ● A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is essential.
 
Key Performance Areas: Campus Drives: ● Prepare operational plan and implement Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS programmes at designated public Higher Education Institutions ● Support the procurement and distribution of national educational and promotional materials ● Provide project support as needed by public Higher Education Institutions with regards to ordering of collateral materials for programme activations ● Mobilise partners to provide services required for specific projects (e.g. testers needed to reach HCT targets set) ● Collect Monitoring and Evaluation data where appropriate ● Ensure all institutional files are kept up to date and are completed.

Peer Education Training and Mentorship: ● Map out training plan, design and develop materials for training programmes as per the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS peer education model ● Logistical arrangements for the trainings ● Determine training needs and coordinate training for institutions.

Media Support: ● Support Public Relations initiatives to profile projects and interventions ● Update social media platforms on project progress and events.

Administration and Reports: ● Administer day-to- day operational aspects of projects ● Organize and administer meetings, campaigns and workshops for Higher Education Institutions ● Coordinate stakeholder meetings, write minutes and follow up on decisions made ● Report to Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS according to predetermined requirements.

Networking, advocacy and lobbying: ● Source and share information on best practices.
 
Interested candidates should please submit a letter of motivation and CV with the names and contact details of at least three traceable referees, by close of business on 9 May 2016 to: recruitment@universitiessa.ac.za or fax to 086 673 0492
 
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. Applicants not contacted by 20 May 2016 should assume that their applications have not been successful. People from designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
 
Universities South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Location: 
Pretoria

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