Vacancies at SAfAIDS - Zambians - October 2016

SAfAIDS is a regional NGO working in southern Africa. It is a centre of excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and gender through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation.
SAfAIDS is looking for the following highly skilled and experienced professionals to join its dynamic team in South Africa.

1.         Program Officer x 2 (Limpopo and North West Provinces)
Summary of Position
The Program Officers report to the Country Representative and are responsible for leading the Provincial team consisting of 2 District Outreach Officers, a Data Capturer and a Community Mobilizer as well as planning, coordination and monitoring of all program activities in the province. The Program Officer works closely with other SAfAIDS partners in the province.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social work, Health sciences, Health Education or other relevant field
  • At least 6 years’ experience in implementing OVC, HIV and livelihoods programs, with an above average knowledge and experience in managing Sexual Reproductive Health programs
  • Thorough knowledge of HIV policy, gender, SRHR and OVC issues in South Africa coupled with knowledge of local structures at provincial level
  • Proven expertise facilitating collaborative work with program partners at community level and focusing on families
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building, report writing and documentation
  • Proven independent research monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Experience with program activity budgeting and financial program management
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, able to supervise junior program staff
  • Solid background in information and knowledge management with excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Finance Officer
Summary of Position
The Finance Officer works under the guidance of the Finance and Operations Director to manage grants to SAfAIDS and ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations and other applicable guidelines. The Finance Officer ensures that expenditure is done in line with approved budgets and is responsible for all financial management and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least a Bachelor of Accounting Degree or similar qualification and a professional qualification such as CIS, CIMA or ACCA
  • Minimum of 6 years hands-on experience in a similar position.
  • Experience developing standard financial reports (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow)
  • Grants management experience is a must
  • Experience and knowledge of USAID regulations is preferred
  • Knowledge of Pastel or QuickBooks is essential
  • Experience in proposal budgeting and grants management is a must
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

3.         Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Summary of Position
The Research, M & E Officer reports to the Country Representative and works with 2 provincial Data Capturers. The R, M & E Officer is primarily responsible for ensuring generation and reporting of high quality programs data through provision of M&E capacity building to SAfAIDS programs and implementing partners’ staff, overseeing that data collection and reporting tools and other M&E tools are being appropriately utilised by the M & E Team and implementing partners’ staff, effective and efficient electronic data management and compilation of monthly M&E reports to show progress against set targets. 

Qualifications and Experience
  • A first degree in statistics, demography, epidemiology, public health or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years hands on experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong research experience with demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Field experience conducting evaluation activities (e.g., planning, joint design with stakeholders, data collection, enumerator training)
  • Advanced computer skills in spreadsheets and graphics presentations, including knowledge of software packages such as SPSS/STATA/SAS. Excel, Access
  • Conversant with web-based database development and data management
  • Experience in use of mobile phones in monitoring is a distinct advantage
  • Significant experience in capacity building of staff/partners in M & E and m-health methodologies.

4.         District Outreach Officers x 4 (Capricorn, Mopani, Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Ngaka Modiri Molema Districts)

Summary of Position
The District Outreach Officer reports to the Program Officer and is responsible for coordinating and managing the planning, implementation and monitoring of various programs activities in assigned district. The District Outreach Officers works closely with the R, M & E Officer to ensure that program targets are met.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Social Sciences Health Education or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 4 years SRH and HIV programming experience in a development organisation
  • An in-depth knowledge of health issues for OVC and adolescent Young girls and Women in South Africa is essential as is integrated program delivery at community level
  • Knowledge of livelihoods programs would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong program management and community mobilization skills 
  • Must have basic M & E knowledge and some research knowledge
  • Advocacy skills would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. The incumbent must be able to write program briefs, program reports, articles and conference presentations
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation is essential.
5.         Data Capturers x 2
Summary of Position
In close liaison with the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Data Capturers work to collect program data at district level and to ensure that data is accurate and is correctly and timely captured into the M & E database.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum Grade 12 certificate (Matric)
  • Minimum one year experience in data capturing particularly in SRH Programs
  • Advanced computer skills. Knowledge of  software packages would be a distinct advantage
  • Hands on experience in monitoring and evaluation would  also be a distinct advantage
  • Some field research experience with demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Conversant with web-based database development and data management
  • Experience in use of mobile phones in monitoring is a distinct advantage
  • The ability to speak local languages
  • Ability to file patients’ records systematically
  • Good numeracy and communication skills
7. Community Mobilizer x 2 (Limpopo and North West Province)
Summary of Position
The Community Mobiliser is responsible for organising and mobilizing communities for various program activities in assigned province. The Community Mobiliser is responsible for planning program activities to be implemented in the community including sourcing venues, getting quotations for logistical components, inviting partners and beneficiaries to events, facilitating and rappoteuring at the events.
They work closely and liaise with implementing partners, program beneficiaries and other stakeholders and ensure that accurate M & E data is collected on a regular basis. They are also responsible to drafting activity reports after community events. 

  • Diploma in Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Education or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • A good understanding of SRH and HIV issues and integrated program delivery at community level
  • Strong community mobilization skills and ability to organise community events 
  • Advocacy skills would be a distinct advantage
  • Must have basic M & E knowledge
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. The incumbent must be able to write program reports
  • Experience in training and facilitation is essential
  • Knowledge of local languages is a must
SAfAIDS is an equal opportunity employer. We offer the right candidates a competitive salary and benefits package and an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to South African communities through effective HIV and OVC programs. Interested applicants should e-mail an application, CV, information on current salary, benefits and contact details of three referees to by 4 November 2016. The position applied for and preferred district should be clearly stated on the e-mail heading.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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