South Africa

Programme Specialist - Sex Work

Company NACOSA
Reference # 2019022
Published 01/10/2019
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
The Programme Specialist position supports and delivers on NACOSA’s Sex Work Programme implemented in 14 districts across 6 provinces in SA, reporting to the Key Populations Manager.
Job Functions Management
Industries Healthcare

The key performance areas of the role are:

•Develop and maintain a Sex Work Programme Implementation Description detailing the theory of change and the implementation model aligned to country priorities and evidence informed methodologies.
•Coordinate and manage the implementation plan of the Sex Work Programme over a 3-year grant period.
•Provide in-depth programmatic guidance and leadership to implementing partners through network meetings and programmatic materials development.
•Analyse programme performance and report to stakeholders and donors as required.
•Network with, and build strategic alliances and relationships with key stakeholders in the Sex Work field and act as a thought leader in the development and evaluation of sex worker programmes in South Africa

Required qualifications, skills and experience

We are looking for an experienced programme specialist with a successful track record of programme management.

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Science/Public Health or related discipline. A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
•Minimum of 5 years specific HIV prevention related work experience in the health and social development sectors, and preferably in the field of key populations at risk for HIV.
•Experience in programme planning, implementation, management and M&E, including management of outsourced partners.
•Knowledge about: HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health; HIV Testing Services; economic strengthening interventions; evidence-informed and rights-based programming for key populations; the relevant national policies and guidelines pertaining to key populations and HIV services.
•Excellent communications skills in English, including the ability to guide implementers and service providers on the programme.
•Must be analytically minded and have excellent writing skills, including the ability to compile insightful and user-friendly reports.
•Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with experience of web-based data systems and ability to create graphs, flow diagrams and GANTT charts.
•Must be highly organised, deadline driven and efficient with planning skills and a proactive and positive approach.
•Ability to work well in a team environment, and to coordinate multiple inputs to tight deadlines, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
•Understanding of the NGO sector and knowledge of big donor processes/requirements will be a benefit.
•Must be a human rights advocate with excellent advocacy skills and experience.
•Driver’s license.
•Willingness to travel extensively.
Job Closing Date 13/10/2019
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