HSPN: Capacity Building Opportunity for Unemployed Youth Around Gauteng

HIV Survivors and Partners Network
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Other

HIV Survivors and Partners Network (HSPN) is a registered South African based organisation led by health professionals in HIV discordant and concordant partnerships/marriages. The main objective of the organisations is to promote community engagement, ensure people with HIV are at the forefront of HIV prevention, treatment and care and support. The organisation also assist local organisations in the development and alignment of their HIV programmes with the country and world HIV cascade priorities. Since research proved that South Africa is faced with high unemployment among youth, the organisation capacitate unemployed youth with interest in HIV field so that they can be marketable.

The above is achieved by conducting HIV related training and provide mentoring sessions covering RTCQI, APN, Index testing, SCS, Adherence Support and more for local CBO's. Community engagement is achieved by coordinating community engagements or dialogues to cascade information down to the ground, train and mentor unemployed youth, promote volunteerism and link youth to employment opportunities. Employees with HIV also conduct or facilitate community dialogues, peer education workshops and awareness campaigns to local communities, churches and businesses.

The organisation also has a demand creation component where employees living with HIV work with HIV program implementing partners mobilising target population for HIV prevention services (Prep/Pep), Safer Conception Service (SCS), Treatment initiation, Treatment re-initiation, Adherence, Assistance Partner Notification (APN) and Index testing.

The organisation is currently looking for 30 unemployed youth around Gauteng that have interest in the HIV field to be trained, mentored and coached and linked to available volunteer or work opportunities.

The purpose of this opportunity is to promote volunteerism among this group while increasing service coverage. The ultimate goal is to make sure youth gain skills and experience as they volunteer their service and be employable by NGO's and CBO's to provide high quality and effective HIV service to the communities. The latter will also benefit organisations as they will save time and money from recruitment and training.

Requirement

  • Be 34 years old or below
  • Be based in Gauteng
  • Grade 12 or above

Youth with Living with HIV openly is encouraged to apply and will be given preference. Application letter,3 page CV, Certificates and ID copy to forwarded to info@hivspn.org

Closing date 31 July 2019 (12h00 noon). No late applications will be accepted.

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Location: 
Johannesburg

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