Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust: Home Based Care & Children’s Programme Manager

Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 19 December, 2014
Opportunity type: 

The Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) is a nonprofit organisation that exists to serve all those impacted by HIV/AIDS by providing unconditional love and hope in a practical, sustainable way. The HACT offices are situated in the central town of Hillcrest, 40 minutes west of Durban, and projects serve the surrounding communities in the Valley of 1 000 Hills region. Projects include: HIV awareness and education; HIV counselling and testing; an outpatients clinic; a 24-bed respite unit; a home based care programme; a children’s programme;  an onsite nursery that raises funds to build community vegetable gardens; a feeding scheme; a clothing scheme; and the Woza Moya income generation project and craft shop.
Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust is looking for a dynamic zulu-speaking Manager to lead two critical programmes: The Home Based Care programme (600 HIV positive adults) and the Children's Programme (400 orphaned and vulnerable children).

This is a fifteen-month contract position. The hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm with some overtime required from time to time. 
The Manager oversees both programmes and ensures their quality implementation.  Both programmes are funded by NACOSA and have very strict and detailed monitoring the evaluation requirements that are implemented on Microsoft Excel. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the programmes, the manager is also responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely submission of reports to the funder. 

  • Passion for working with children, people living with HIV and the communities of Valley of 1000 Hills;
  • Fluency in both isiZulu and English;
  • A driver’s licence and good driving experience;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (especially Excel);
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of health related projects and programs;
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate data and information;
  • Experience at a managerial level, including managing teams and preferably community-based Field Officers;
  • Ability to build a strong team, encourage team morale, and love and care for those reporting to you
  • Training / teaching experience and confidence;
  • Sound knowledge of public health and specifically HIV/AIDS and its impact on community;
  • Sound project management skills and understanding of project management processes and methodologies;
  • Confidence in travelling independently  into communities to conduct home visits and visit support groups;
  • Strong report writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Good team player;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Able to use own initiative and take ownership of his/her tasks;.

Advantageous but not essential:

  • Experience or training in health field (Home Based Care, Nursing, Allied Health, First Aids or other);
  • A qualification  in health / business  / social science / research or similar;
  • Resides in the Upper Highway area
  • Ability to provide Christian spiritual mentorship and support to the home based carers

The person must be ready to start as soon as possible after 5 January 2015.

To apply, submit a CV and a motivation letter addressing the selection criteria to care@hillaids.org.za or hand deliver to the reception desk at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre, Attention Candace Davidson, 26 Old Main Road Hillcrest. Please include references.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted. Interviews will take place on Monday 5 January 2015 between 12pm and 16h00.

For more about the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, refer to www.hillaids.org.za.

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