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Programme Officer

Company NACOSA
Reference # 2020044
Published 10/11/2020
Contract Type Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction
NACOSA is looking for two suitably qualified candidates within South Africa to oversee and manage the quality of the DREAMS programme focusing on the delivery of two group-based interventions namely; IMpower and Stepping Stones. The positions will be available asap.
Job Functions Programme Assistant
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification

The Programme Officer Role

The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) programme provides a comprehensive package of core interventions to address key factors that make adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) particularly vulnerable to HIV. These include structural factors, such as gender-based violence, exclusion from economic opportunities, and a lack of access to secondary school. DREAMS layers multiple interventions at once so that AGYW are surrounded with critical support to keep them safe from HIV and other risks.
The Programme Officer position will support and deliver on NACOSA’s USAID funded Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in SA Programme. This HIV and GBV Prevention Programme focuses on delivering both evidence-based group interventions to AGYW and adolescent boys (aged 15-19 years), as well as services to survivors of sexual violence (females aged 10-24 years).
One Programme Officer will support the implementation of Stepping Stones and the other, the IMpower Programme.

NACOSA are looking for experienced Programme Officers to deliver on the following key performance areas:

-Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to support the smooth implementation of the IMpower/ Stepping Stones programme.
-Provide continuous quality assessment and improvement strategies wrt the delivery of IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Support the appointment and supervision of suitable staff to implement IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Provide mentoring support to IMpower/ Stepping Stones Instructors to continuously strengthen the quality of the programme.
-Ensure that IMpower / Stepping Stones instructors receive debriefing support.
-Ensure that clear protocols are in place to implement the Network Referral System of IMpower/ Stepping Stones, ensuring that all disclosures are appropriately managed.
-Facilitate IMpower/ Stepping Stones related trainings and workshops as required.
-Develop tools to ensure bi-directional referral pathways for successful linkages for DREAMS AGYW to health, education and social support services.
-Monitor the implementation of SOPs and ensure tracking of the success of the DREAMS layering approach.
-Work closely with the M&E team to refine and build on the suite of M&E tools in place so as to ensure the monitoring tools are reflective of the IMpower/ Stepping Stones programme.
-Document challenges, best practices and success stories in the implementation of IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Contribute towards the development of presentations and narrative progress reports that reflect insight, learning, outcomes and impact of IMpower/ IMpower.
-Actively participate in technical meetings relating to IMpower/ Stepping Stones and the DREAMS programme.
-Work closely with other NACOSA and NGO teams implementing IMpower/ Stepping Stones, to build a community of practice for IMpower/ Stepping Stones in South Africa.
Requirements

Required qualifications, skills and experience

NACOSA are looking for an experienced Programme Officer with a successful track record of programme management.

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Science/Public Health or related discipline.
•Minimum of 3 years specific HIV prevention related work experience in the health and social development sectors, and preferably in the field of OVC, AGYW and/or survivors of sexual violence
•Experience in programme planning, implementation, management and M&E
•Knowledge about: HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health; HIV Testing Services; GBV programming; evidence-informed and rights-based programming for survivors of GBV, particularly for adolescent girls and young women.
•Excellent communications skills in English, including the ability to guide implementers 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
•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.
•Driver’s license.

PLEASE NOTE:

•Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks consider your application as unsuccessful. NACOSA reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.
•NACOSA respects the privacy of its stakeholders and will treat all personal information provided in line with our recruitment policy and in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.
Job Closing Date 22/11/2020
   
   
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