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