HIVSA: Community Development Workers

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 November, 2012
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HIVSA is a South African not-for-profit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

HIVSA seeks to appoint three Community Development Workers, based in Johannesburg.

The Community Development Workers will support identified CBOs placed in the HIVSA programme focused on the development of organisational capacity  and OVC programmes to ensure quality and comprehensive OVC services. The Community Development Workers will act as a link between CBOs, local government, key community stakeholders, clinics, schools and other services and organisations dealing with OVC. They will be expected to actively engage with CBOs in identifying needs and gaps in service delivery, setting goals for improvement and bringing about improvement through involvement, empowerment and active participation of all relevant stakeholders. It is critical that the community development worker has the following experience and skills.


  • Identifying needs and gaps through assessment and mapping processes;
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting progress towards identified targets and goals;
  • Attending community based meeting related to OVC work;
  • Enlisting the cooperation of key community stakeholders;
  • Helping to raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community;
  • Providing support and coordination of planned activities;
  • Acting as facilitator to promote the attainment of development goals;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Networking to build contacts;
  • Liaising with interested groups and individuals to set up new services;
  • Planning, attending and coordinating meetings and events;
  • Encouraging participation in activities;
  • Ensure efficient administration related to the OVC programme and other related tasks;
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of workshops and trainings for CBOs and partner organisations.


  • Community  development  experience with minimum of 3 years within the context of social development and/or health;
  • Relevant Diploma or qualification i.e. Social Auxiliary Work or Community Development;
  • Good understanding and experience working in  OVC programmes will be an added advantage;
  • Good understanding and experience of CBO capacity development work;
  • Ability to speak at least 3 local languages;
  • Good communication skills both verbal and non-verbal;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Self-motivated and results driven;
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with community members at all levels.

Salary: R120 000 - R140 000 per annum.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter explaining why you feel that you are suitable for this position to the HR Manager at

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

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