CCI: Programme Assistant - CDC Programme Unit

Centre for Communication Impact (CCI)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
Opportunity type: 

Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) is Section 21, non-profit South African organisation based in Pretoria. CCI aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans through evidence-based strategic communication programmes. CCI seeks to employ a Programme Assistant who will be based in Pretoria under the CDC unit.  
Purpose of the CDC Programme Unit: To develop, support and implement innovative evidence-based communication aimed at increasing the number of people living with HIV who initiate ARV treatment, adhere to ARV treatment and achieve long-term viral suppression.
Key Outputs

  • Provide support to the CDC project team with all operational inputs required for successful implementation of the project;  
  • Assist with the timeous and accurate monitoring of progress and provide feedback on tasks assigned through internal feedback mechanisms and systems; 
  • Ensure relevant and timely support to partners and staff traveling from the provinces and arranged appropriate meetings, etc. for more effective implementation of the work;
  • Support the CDC project team in compiling all progress and any other required reports and communication products;
  • Support documentation of challenges, best practices and success stories in the implementation of the project;
  • Support training, meetings and workshops for the programme;
  • Support the documentation of programmatic achievements of the project activities;
  • Efficiently organize and reprioritize tasks, maintain records, and coordinate functions with various individuals and organizations;
  • Handle record-keeping, word processing, telecommunications, regular project mailings and other administrative support duties;
  • Manage and coordinate the project activity calendar;
  • In the interest of doing no harm to communities, CCI and the environment have complied to and supported CCI’s policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:                           

  • A university degree or diploma in Administration or relevant qualification;
  • Experience working in Development studies, Social Sciences, Social and Behavioral Communication, Public Health, is an added advantage;
  • At least 2-3 years’ relevant experience;
  • A valid driver’s license;
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Good organisational, planning and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet research);
  • Organisation, planning, time-management, and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters;
  • Tact and ability to work effectively with others at all levels, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work under limited direction and ability to anticipate upcoming challenges;
  • Finds innovative solutions and understands various complex processes and programs;
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Willingness to travel at least 60% the time.

Individuals interested in this position should forward their motivation letter and CV by no later than Wednesday 22nd March 2017, to Brenda Pule at Centre for Communication Impact email address:


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