Programme Officer – Pretoria, SAfAIDS

SAfAIDS is a regional NGO working in southern Africa. It is a centre of excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and gender through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation.

SAfAIDS is looking for a highly skilled Programme Officer to join its South Africa Office team. This post requires a self starter, able to provide programme support in a number of programme areas and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health, Social Sciences, Health Education or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Public / community health including Sexual Reproductive Health work
  • Thorough understanding of South Africa dynamics and trends, programmes and polices around HIV, SRH, gender and related developmental areas
  • Excellent project planning and implementation skills
  • Must have some research experience, basic M & E knowledge and excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation is essential, as is the ability to design training programmes
  • Advocacy skills would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write project reports and/document projects is essential
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with partners (government, private sector and civil society organizations)
  • Computer literacy a must
  • Knowledge of one or more South Africa local languages is a must.

Interested applicants should send an application and CV, information on current salary, benefits and contact details of three referees to: The Head of HR, Policy and Administration, SAfAIDS, 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria or e-mail application to recruitments@safaids.net by 31st July 2013.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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