Career @AFSA

VACANCY: Social Media Coordinator / Community Manager

12 Months fixed term contract (part-time)

Ending 31 March 2018

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is a well-respected organisation that exists to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty through the implementation of health and community development project in vulnerable communities. AFSA has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access to and close proximity to target communities and populations. AFSA has received its funding from the Hivos/Stop AIDS Now.

AFSA wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to serve as a Social Media Coordinator/ Community Manager for the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Programme (SRHR). There is one position available based at the Organisation’s Head Office. Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment and be able to travel extensively and frequently.

The purpose of this job is to manage the Sex Rights Africa Network social media presence, to drive traffic to the www.sexrightsafrica.net website and to extend to SRHR resources and support to mobile users in Southern Africa.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and maintain the Sex rights Africa (SRA) Network social media accounts.
  • Review and follow up all Visitor posts and queries.
  • Promote the resources and services SRA website on social media.
  • Work with Web Content Moderator and Network Coordinator to respond to information and support needs of Network members and users.
  • Liaise with Programme Coordinator regarding site visit checklists.
  • Sending reminders to programme partners regarding capturing / submission of reports (Mobenzi and finance reports).
  • Send reminders to Programme Coordinators regarding capturing of site visit reports.
  • Liaise with Finance Department regarding payments to suppliers, contractors and service providers.
  • In Consultation with Network members, source and prepare behavior change information and education (BCIE) messaging.
  • Disseminate BCIE messaging, linked to resources on the SRA website.
  • Liaise with Network Coordinator to create working groups (Communities of Practice) on key issues.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Higher Certificate or National Diploma in Media Studies, Marketing or Communication.
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar or related position.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media marketing.
  • Proven track record in social media account growth, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment and sensitivity to SRHR issues in the Southern African Region.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines and respond quickly and effectively under pressure.
  • Understanding of social media advertising.
  • Experience in social media blogging.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design.
  • Knowledge of social media storytelling (use of images, video, text to tell a compelling story).

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages) and certified copies of certificates via e-mail to Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.co.za no later than 31 March 2017. If you have not been contacted by the end of April 2017 please assume that you have not been successful. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.


VACANCY: Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator

12 Months fixed term contract (full-time)

Ending in December 2017

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is a well-respected organisation that exists to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty through the implementation of health and community development project in vulnerable communities. AFSA has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access to and close proximity to target communities and populations. AFSA has received its funding from the Hivos/Stop AIDS Now.

The purpose of this job is to manage the Sex Rights Africa Network social media presence, to drive traffic to the www.sexrightsafrica.net website and to extend to SRHR resources and support to mobile users in Southern Africa.

AFSA wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to serve as a Sex Rights Africa Network Coordinator for the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Programme (SRHR). There is one position available, based at the Organisation’s Head Office in Durban. Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment and be able to travel extensively and frequently.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the Sex Rights Africa (SRA) Network ‘who’s who’ database and review and follow up all submissions to join the Network.
  • Support members and visitors to the SRA website to engage in knowledge exchange, networking, joint advocacy and support of SRHR campaigns in Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • Work with Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer to respond to information and support needs of network.
  • Promote the resources and services of the website and Network to prospective users and members.
  • Make links between existing regional/ continental SRHR-relevant web-based knowledge sharing platforms and the SRA network, including collaboration on web based training.
  • Represent the SRA Network in regional and national events.

In liaison with the Web Content Moderator and Social Media Officer:

  • Research, upload and promote the use of resources on the sexrightsafrica.net website.
  • Monitor the submission and upload of resources by network members.
  • Identify key strategy, policy and research documents on HIV and SRHR linkages for upload to site.
  • Contribute to programme design and content.
  • Identify potential presenters / resources by Network members.
  • Make arrangements for interested individuals who cannot attend to participate via webinar.
  • In consultation with AFSA / HIVOS partners and SRA Network members, identify priority SRHR issues for the Network to support existing advocacy campaigns and conduct advocacy campaigns.
  • Source content for briefing documents (factsheets) on priority SRHR issues to support CSOs and duty bearers to advocate for changes, implementation in policy and programming.
  • Arrange design and dissemination of these publications.
  • Review and update as necessary.
  • In consultation with AFSA /HIVOS partners and SRA Network members, identify priority issues for CSO network member training.
  • Plan and promote training sessions and manage registration.
  • Identify and contract trainers.
  • Coordinate webinar and online training.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree with Marketing, Media, Communication as a major or related field.
  • 3+ years marketing experience.
  • 2+ years’ consumer/ community internet experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar or related position.
  • Track record in member engagement.
  • Experience in online network development.
  • Knowledge of website development.
  • Experience in online training (webinars, online courses).
  • Strong understanding of issues of SRHR issues in Southern Africa.
  • Excellent research and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • Experience in blogging.
  • Competence in French or Swahili will be an added advantage.

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages) and certified copies of certificates via e-mail to Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.co.za no later than 31 March 2017. If you have not been contacted by the end of April 2017 please assume that you have not been successful. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

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