FHI360: Technical Advisor - Data Use

FHI360
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 March, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

FHI 360 is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. We are seeking qualified candidates for a program to be based in Pretoria, South Africa, providing capacity strengthening, technical assistance & grants administration to organisations that implement HIV/AIDS programs, including support to orphans & vulnerable children (OVC).

FHI 360 Capacity Development and Support (CDS) Project funded by USAID/PEPFAR plans to recruit a Technical Advisor on Data Use in Children’s Welfare in the office of the Minister of Social Development to provide technical guidance, strategic management & support to the Department of Social Development (DSD) over a period of 2 years.

The Technical Advisor will be seconded & housed at DSD and will be responsible to:

  • Provide technical advice to the Minister on children’s welfare issues including HIV /AIDS that might be brought to her attention on
  • evidence based approaches and methodologies;
  • Advise the Minister on DSD programmes that are responsive to the needs of children including OVC to ensure quality assurance
  • and improvement and compliance with relevant policies, legislation and guidelines and
  • Facilitate stakeholder co-ordination and collaboration on children’s welfare including HIV and AIDS and work closely with
  • government ministries and multilateral agencies within the social development sector to ensure program sustainability.

Qualifications:

  • A degree preferably in social sciences. A post graduate qualification in any of the related fields will be an added advantage;
  • Prior knowledge and expertise on strategic and technical direction in relation to policy implementation and programming for
  • children’s welfare issues that includes HIV and AIDS;
  • Familiarity with knowledge and understanding of government system policies, practices and procedures in relation to children’s
  • welfare issues that include HIV and AIDS in South Africa;
  • 10 – 15 years work experience in research and epidemiology on children’s welfare issues including HIV and AIDS;
  • Strong proven skills in analysing and use of data to inform technical direction;
  • Experience working for a government ministry at a senior level with demonstrated strong leadership and management skills and
  • Ability to work with high level government officials, donor counterparts and with civil society organisations.

Interested candidates may apply through submitting their CV/Resume and cover letter to sa-vacancies@fhi360.org.

Closing date: 20 March 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Location: 
South Africa

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