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Programme Officer

Company NACOSA
Reference # 2021101
Published 21/11/2021
Contract Type Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
NACOSA is one of South Africa’s leading health organizations and networks, providing information, support and services to people in communities most affected by HIV, AIDS, TB and gender-based violence.


Networking HIV& AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA), a dynamic NGO in the HIV, AIDS, TB and gender-based violence (GBV) field, is inviting suitably qualified candidates within South Africa for the Communications Officer position based in Cape Town. NACOSA as a networking organisation that brings communities together to tackle HIV and its impact on vulnerable people. We have a 19-year track record of working with donors, government and communities to strengthen community systems and turn the tide on HIV, AIDS, TB and GBV.

NACOSA is looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the Gauteng province to manage the implementation of the DREAMS program focusing on the delivery of two group-based interventions namely; IMpower and Stepping Stones.
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 15-24 years), as well as services to survivors of sexual violence (females aged 10-24 years). The grant is implemented in seven provinces, and is reporting to the Chief of Party.
The key performance areas of the role are:
•Participation in developing district DREAMS implementation plans to support effective implementation of DREAMS activities at provincial and district level; namely in Gauteng in the City of Johannesburg and Sedibeng districts
•Where needed, lead in the appointment, supervision and management of suitable staff to implement the group-based interventions.
•Lead in the supervision and monitoring implementation of two group-based interventions namely; Stepping Stones and IMpower and ensure target attainment.
•Conduct stakeholder and safe space mapping; execute community-based demand creation, mobilization and awareness raising activities and facilitate community engagements
•Network with, and build strategic alliances and relationships with key provincial and district DREAMS partners to ensure layering of services for DREAMS AGYW.
•Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and 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.
•Provide continuous quality assessment and improvement strategies wrt the delivery of IMpower and Stepping Stones.
•Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual target monitoring and narrative progress reports.
•Document challenges, best practices and success stories in the implementation of DREAMS activities.
•Facilitate DREAMS related trainings and workshops as required.
•Participate actively in Provincial and District Technical Meetings and Working Groups related to DREAMS.
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 organized, 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 licensce.

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 05/12/2021
   
   
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