Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme: Programme Coordinator

Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 June, 2013
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The International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Swedish Industrial and Metalworkers’ Union (IF Metall) have jointly decided to initiate and implement a long-term strategy to contribute to the establishment and/or support of HIV and AIDS programmes at Swedish related workplaces in Sub Saharan Africa. Through the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme (SWHAP), individual programmes are now in place at more than 200 workplaces in 11 countries in Africa. The Programme is co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

The Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP) supports over 100 workplace programmes on HIV in twelve countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The programme contributes to the response to HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was jointly initiated in 2004 by the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Industrial and Metal Workers’ Union of Sweden (IF Metall). The main aim of SWHAP is to support companies and employees to prevent further spread of HIV and reduce the effects of the pandemic at Swedish related workplaces.

SWHAP seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator for SWHAP South Africa, based in South Africa.

SWHAP has a Secretariat based in Stockholm, Sweden which provides overall management of the programme. However, implementation within South Africa is carried out by a country team which currently comprises a Senior Advisor and a Coordinator. SWHAP is currently looking for a second Coordinator to work alongside the current Coordinator on a part-time basis and strengthen the country team. 

This is an initial part-time contract position with the opportunity to even change to full time for 2014.


The Coordinator shall work together with the SWHAP Coordinator initially for two and a half days per week to effectively manage and monitor the SWHAP in SA.  S/he will have the following tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the Coordinator for South Africa (SA) and Senior Advisor;
  • Make follow-ups with the workplaces and monitor the implementation of activities;
  • Support the Coordinator in the annual planning of the SA programme, budgets and activities with companies to implement and realise the objectives and outputs as specified in the LFA for the programme. Assist workplace coordination teams to develop their budgets and report on programme expenditure;
  • Organise networking programmes, as agreed with the coordinator, between the SWHAP companies;
  • Network with other actors such as trade unions, business coalitions and NGOs;
  • Provide regular written updates, statistics, reports and articles;
  • Coordinate the implementation of specific designated company programmes and activities in SA;
  • Monitor the progress and budgets of these designated programmes and activities. Submit the required reports on prescribes intervals according to the SWHAP secretariat directives;
  • Facilitate the process of funding of company projects in accordance with the SWHAP guidelines;
  • Facilitate and assist companies with the compilation and submission of re-imbursement claims;
  • Visit the designated participating workplaces and render support where necessary;
  • Assist the coordinator to compile the relevant monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Together with the coordinator maintains the documentation process, as required and prescribed by the Secretariat, to ensure systematic learning from experiences;
  • Together with the coordinator coordinate and support processes to disseminate experiences of the SWHAP to a wide stakeholder community (e.g. submit information for the SWHAP website, quarterly bulletin, newsletters, other publications, etc.);
  • Take part in additional activities such as SWHAP coordinators’ meetings, conferences and other stakeholder’s events;
  • Submit a detailed time-sheet on work tasks by the end of every month;
  • Report any circumstances affecting the planned operations in the programme without any delay;
  • The Consultant is not authorised to make any financial commitments on behalf of SWHAP/NIR without prior written consent by the said party;
  • Additional tasks can be agreed upon between the consultant and the Coordinator.


  • University degree or equivalent in development studies, public health or related field;
  • Experience in development, implementation and project management of international development cooperation programmes (e.g. EU, Sida, Danida, Norrad, etc.) with business and companies;
  • Project management experience and skills will be a necessity;
  • Excellent communication skills on various levels;
  • Experience in report writing and capturing of case studies and examples of good practice;
  • Experience with Microsoft office, particularly Excel essential;
  • Ability to work independently, have his or her own car, a valid driving-licence, be able to travel to participating companies and various venues, be able to work from home and have his or her own computer, telephone and access to internet.
  • Applicant must reside in Gauteng.

The following attributes would be an asset:

  • Experience of HIV and AIDS programmes, particularly workplace programmes;
  • Knowledge of trade unions and companies.


  • This is a local position open for South African residents only.
  • The position is part-time at an average of 10 days per month for six months with a possibility of extension.
  • The monthly salary will be set based on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

To apply, submit a CV and written application to jacob@swhap.org and mary@swhap.org. SWHAP would like to schedule interviews for Monday 24 June 2013 already.

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

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more information please visit www.swhap.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.


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