Programme Officer : South Africa

SAfAIDS is a non-profit organisation, registered in South Africa under Section 21 of the Companies Act. It is a centre of excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and TB through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation. SAfAIDS is looking for the following highly skilled and experienced professional to join its dynamic team in South Africa.

Summary of Position

The Programme Officer reports to the Head of Southern Hub Country Programmes and is responsible for leading the programme team that includes Project Officer, M&E, social workers and 8 mobilising partners at national level. The Programme Officer will also be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of national level interventions of the SAfAIDS regional programmes. The Programme Officer works closely with other SAfAIDS partners in each of the 9 provinces of South Africa and with Southern Hub programme Officers for coordination and collaboration.

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 HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes for adults and young people including livelihoods programmes, with an above average knowledge and experience in managing Sexual Reproductive Health programmes.
 Thorough knowledge of National Strategic Plan on HIV/STIs/TB, gender programming and SRHR issues in South Africa coupled with knowledge of local structures at provincial level in particular social and cultural drivers of HIV, STIs and TB in South Africa.
 Proven expertise facilitating collaborative work with programme partners at community level, working with traditional leaders and focusing on families
 Understanding of social ecological model
 Demonstrated experience in capacity building, report writing and documentation
 Proven independent research monitoring and evaluation experience
 Experience with programme activity budgeting and financial programme 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.
 Strong budget planning, tracking and management in programmes
 Strong coordination and supervision skills
 Ability to lead the team, target oriented and goal driven
The position is open to South African nationals only. SAfAIDS is an equal opportunity employer. We offer the right candidates a decent salary and benefits package and an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to South African communities through effective HIV/STI/TB prevention programmes. Interested applicants should e-mail an application, CV, information on current salary, benefits and contact details of three referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 August 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.