Stellenbosch University: Programme Coordinator - HIV and Sexuality Portfolio

Stellenbosch University
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 2 March, 2018
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Stellenbosch University
Student Affairs
Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD)
Equality Unit (EqU)
Programme Coordinator: HIV and Sexuality Portfolio
(Ref. SSVO/059/0218)

The Equality Unit (EqU) promotes collective action towards social justice and discourse regarding social asymmetries at Stellenbosch University (SU). The Unit coordinates, educates and raises awareness around equality, gender, HIV/Aids, and anti-discrimination among students and staff. The Unit is further responsible for the coordination and implementation of SU’s policies on Unfair Discrimination and Harassment as well as HIV/Aids. 
This position entails the coordination of a comprehensive institutional HIV strategy for Stellenbosch University that aims to realise an inclusive, value-driven campus with an enabling environment, free from unfair discrimination, harassment and victimisation, as well as the promotion of the prevention and support services needed for student and staff success. To achieve this mission, the main activities and performance indicators include training and facilitation, acting as student and organisation liaison, networking with staff and students at main and satellite campuses regarding issues of HIV, Aids, gender, sexuality, MSM, LGBTQI, social justice and other current narratives, coordinating HCT, condom and lube distribution and facilitating dialogues and social discussion groups.

  • Representing and actively contributing to the forums and/or networks within SU and the Higher Education sector
  • Networking with and building strategic alliances and relationships with key stakeholders within SU
  • Advocating for inclusion of social justice, HIV, gender, sexualities, LGBTQI+ and MSM at SU and HE sector
  • Creating and maintaining collaboration with students, student organisations and movements within SU
  • Developing and facilitating peer education training and mentoring peer educators
  • Developing and facilitating in-curriculum lectures, short courses, workshops and training for students
  • Training and sessions delivered after office hours (evenings and over weekends) as needed
  • Providing support in coordinating and supervising walk-in test services in the office, as well as FTF and other testing campaigns
  • Condom and lube distribution coordination
  • Stocktaking of and managing HCT test materials
  • Recordkeeping and reporting.


  • Honours degree in a relevant field (education, psychology, political science, social work, etc.)
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant work experience (including experience in HCT and training/facilitation)
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitation/training
  • Thorough knowledge of HIV and social justice
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in HIV testing and counselling
  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation (M & E)
  • Excellent planning / organisational skills, problem-solving skills and personal motivation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Fluency in two South African languages (including English)
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Accuracy in performing administrative tasks
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advance computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to build and sustain networks and relationships with students and staff on all levels
  • Ability to network and collaborate with local, national and international organisations
  • A valid driver's licence.


  • Experience in the higher education sector
  • Proficiency in isiXhosa
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant national policies and legislation.

Commencement of duties: 1 May 2018 or sooner
Closing date: 2 March 2018
Enquiries regarding this post: Michelle Munro on 021 808 3551 or
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753
The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.
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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.
The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.
Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.


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