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The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is happy to announce new opportunities as per below. Kindly click on each link to download the full terms of reference and/or specifications for each vacancy:


TERMS OF REFERENCE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | AUGUST 2017

Events Management: Gender Based Violence Conference

Description: NACOSA seeks the services of a suitably qualified Service Provider to perform the Event Management function for a national Gender Based Violence (GBV) Conference that will take place in Gauteng from 3 – 5 October 2017

Questions to Sharon Kouta, GBV Programme Specialist at sharon@nacosa.org.za

Submission to Sharon Kouta, GBV Programme Specialist at sharon@nacosa.org.za

Submission must include:

  1. Completed Quote Cost Proposal template
  2. Various other documents to submit (see “Submission of Proposals” section in the TOR document)

Deadline for submission 17h00 on 18 August 2017


Call for Proposals – Process Evaluation of the Global Fund GBV Programme: Thuthuzela Care Centres

NACOSA is a national civil society network of organisations working in the HIV, AIDS, TB and related social development fields. With more than 1500 members – mainly community-based organisations (CBOs) but also non-profit organisations and individuals – NACOSA works to collectively turn the tide on HIV/AIDS and TB and build healthy communities through capacity building, networking and promoting dialogue.

AFSA is a national organisation acting as an interface between donors and CBOs and NGOs working in the HIV and AIDS sector, placing donor funds with strategically selected organisations and providing them with ongoing mentoring, technical support & capacity building. Through its practice of partnering with, and capacitating, local organizations AFSA has succeeded in extending the reach of good quality programs and interventions into remote, rural and hard-to-reach communities.

NACOSA and AFSA are calling for proposals for an evaluation of the Global Fund GBV Programme in Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs). The programme is funded as part of the Global Fund ZAF-C grant, entitled Investing for Impact against Tuberculosis and HIV, which is being implemented in South Africa from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019. The programme places qualified social auxiliary workers (SAWs) or ‘first responders’ as well as social workers at 43 Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) and designated centres nationally through a number of implementing organisations. The programme will reach 60 625 sexual violence victims by the end of the grant period.

The evaluation will explore the progress and quality of the TCC component of the GBV programme; establish the current and potential role of the programme around follow-up, HTS and adherence to PEP treatment; make recommendations in order to further strengthen the programme and the quality of services provided. The timeframe for the evaluation is September 2017 – March 2018.

Questions and submissions to: proposals@nacosa.org.za

The proposals should include:

Introduction;

Evaluation purpose, objectives and key questions;

Proposed evaluation approach and design;

Method including sampling strategy, plan for data collection and analysis;

Ethical approval procedures;

Evaluation team including brief descriptions of relevant background and experience of key team members highlighted in the proposal narrative, with detailed CVs provided as an Appendix;

Background and experience of the organisation submitting the proposal (including three examples of previous work and three contactable references);

Team members time commitment and availability over the evaluation period;

Evaluation work plan (detailed Gantt chart can be included as an Appendix);

A detailed budget, provided as an Appendix.

The deadline for submission of questions is 16:00 on Tuesday, 8 August 2017.

Deadline for submission is 16:30 on Thursday, 17 August 2017.

Download the full TOR here.


Request for Applications

Terms of Reference (TOR)

HIV & TB Prevention Programs for Vulnerable Populations in Hotspots

(Harry Gwala District – Greater Kokstad)

Ref: RFA-AFSA-HSPTS2017-02

ABBREVIATIONS

AFSA                                       AIDS Foundation of South Africa

AIDS                                        Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ART                                         Anti-Retroviral Therapy

CCM                                        Country Coordinating Mechanism

DOH                                        Department of Health

GBV                                         Gender Based Violence

GF                                           The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

HCT                                         HIV Counselling and Testing

HTS                                         HIV Testing Services

HIV                                          Human Immunodeficiency Virus

IEC                                           Information, Education, Communication

KP                                           Key Populations

LFA                                         Local Funding Agent

M&E                                       Monitoring and Evaluation

MSM                                       Men Sleeping with Men

NSP                                         National Strategic Plan

PCA                                         Provincial Council for AIDS

PEP                                         Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

PR                                           Principal Recipient

PWID                                      People Who Inject Drugs

QA                                          Quality Assurance

RFA                                         Request for Application

SAPS                                       South African Police Services

SAW                                       Social Auxiliary Worker

SR                                            Sub-Recipient

SSR                                          Sub-sub-recipient

SW                                          Sex Worker

SS&CF                                     Stepping Stones & Creating Futures

TCC                                         Thuthuzela Care Centres

TG                                           Trans Gender

TVET                                        Technical, Vocational, Education and Training

TOR                                         Terms of Reference

  1. BACKGROUND

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is a Principal Recipient (PR) of the of the Global Fund Grant (GF) awarded to South Africa for the period: 2016-2019.

AFSA is seeking to appoint three suitably qualified and experienced Faith Based Organizations as sub-recipients (SRs) to implement a HIV & TB Prevention Program targeting vulnerable populations within specified ‘hotspot’ areas in the Harry Gwala District (Greater Kokstad) in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Global Fund Grant

The South African Global Fund Program is titled Investing for Impact against Tuberculosis and HIV. The aim of the GF Grant is to bolster the country’s national response, adding value to the substantial commitments from the South African government and other funding partners. The overall goals of the GF are:

  • To reduce new HIV infections by at least 50% using combination prevention approaches
  • To initiate at least 80% of eligible patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART), with 70% alive and on treatment five years after initiation
  • To reduce the number of new TB infections as well as deaths from TB by 50%
  • To ensure an enabling and accessible legal framework that protects and promotes human rights in order to support implementation of the NSP
  • To reduce self-reported stigma related to HIV and TB by at least 50%

1.2 AIDS Foundation South Africa (AFSA)

AFSA was established and registered in December 1988 making it one of the oldest indigenous HIV and AIDS organizations in South Africa.  AFSA is a development organisation that exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and build resilient communities.

AFSA has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access and close proximity to vulnerable communities and target populations. AFSA has worked as a donor intermediary for the past 29 years, managing and disbursing funds to sub-recipients, developing and strengthening their capacity, monitoring and tracking their performance, and reporting and accounting to the back donors. AFSA’s head office is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

1.3 Purpose of Request for Applications (RFA)

AFSA is seeking to appoint partner/partners (Non-Profit Organisations – Faith Based Organizations will be in an advantage) to work in specific hotspot sites within the Harry Gwala District (Greater Kokstad)  targeting key populations and other vulnerable populations at risk of HIV and TB.

The role of each SR shall be to:

  • Implement defined program activities and deliverables as contracted;
  • Use funds in accordance with the contractual agreement and maintain accounting records in accordance to standards agreed in writing with the PR
  • Submit reports outlining service delivery progress and financial activities tied to each service on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Monitor and evaluate the delivery of the program activities.

AFSA has developed a rigorous sub-award screening and selection process to ensure that suitable SRs with the required experience, infrastructure and requisite skills are appointed to implement the defined services.

This document provides terms of reference (TOR) to prospective SRs wanting to apply for implementation of the program.

The application form can be found HERE or can be requested by email: belindae@aids.org.za

  1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

AFSA is seeking to appoint partner/partners as sub-recipients to implement HIV & TB education and HIV testing services in hotspots areas of Harry Gwala District (Greater Kokstad) in KwaZulu-Natal.

Appointed SRs shall be required to perform the following scope of work:

  1. Conduct community outreach work with key populations and other vulnerable populations at risk to provide HIV, TB prevention education and linkages to care, support and other resources;
  2. Provide mobile /community based HIV testing services (HTS) to key populations and  other vulnerable populations in ‘hotspot’ areas of the Harry Gwala District (Greater Kokstad).

The program output targets per SR are as follow:

Indicator: Number of other vulnerable populations reached with HIV and TB prevention programs – individual and/or smaller group level interventions;

  Year

2017/18

Year  2018/19
PER SR 4000 4000

Indicator: Number of other vulnerable populations that have received an HIV and Testing Services (HTS) during the reporting period and know their results

  Year

2017/18

Year

2018/19

PER SR 3300 3300
  1. BUDGET

Applicants are required to prepare a budget using the budget template provided (Annex A).  The budget template includes ‘indicative’ annual grant allocations per SR, for the two -year contract period. These are approximate amounts of how much shall be awarded to the SR.

The purpose of this exercise is for SR applicants to cost the various inputs and activities that shall be undertaken to implement and manage the defined scope of work for the two-year grant period (refer to Program Description & output targets above).  Eligible expense categories and line items are also listed in the budget template.

  1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION

In order to be considered for selection as SR, the applicant organisation must:

  • Be a South African registered legal entity
  • Be operative in the target district
  • Be experienced in relevant areas of service delivery
  • Have a functional board of directors and management team
  • Possess adequate organisational capacity in terms of finance, monitoring and evaluation, and risk management systems.

Copies of the following supporting documents are to be submitted with the application form:

  • NPO registration
  • PBO registration
  • VAT registration
  • SARS tax clearance certificate
  • Proof of legal entity – Non Profit Company, Trust, Voluntary Association,
  • Most recent audited Annual Financial Statements
  • BBBEE status (if applicable)
  • Current annual financial budget

Organisations that fail to submit the required supporting documents will be disqualified from the selection process. Other relevant documents that may be submitted to support you organisations application include:

  • Program work plan/proposal
  • Annual Report, organisational profile and capacity statement
  • Organogram
  • Letters of support, MOUs, SLAs
  • Previous reports to funders

Organizations wishing to apply are required to email completed applications, including required supporting documentation, to: applications@aids.org.za or alternatively hand deliver documents to AFSA offices: 135 Musgrave Rd,  2nd  Floor Standard Bank Building, Durban by 12h00 on 11th  August 2017. Email applications & attachments must not exceed 10MB in size. Please include the reference “Hotspots SR Application ILembe” in the subject line of emailed applications.

Applicants will be advised of their application status within four weeks from the closing date for submission of the RFA.  Organisations that qualify for pre-selection as SR may be required to make a presentation to the evaluation panel and will undergo an on-site capacity assessment within the period of six weeks. The final selection of SRs is subject to approval by the South African Country Co-ordinating Mechanism (CCM) and the Global Fund.

ANNEX A

The ‘Hotspots’ Program Budget Template:  Excel Version of Template can be downloaded HERE or requested by email: belindae@aids.org.za


VACANCY:  Training Officer – Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

3.5 year fixed term contract ending 31 March 2021

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) wishes to appoint suitably qualified individual to serve as a Training Officer. The Training Officer will work closely with AFSA’s SRHR team and programme partners to identify and respond to the training needs of the Sex Rights Africa Network (SRAN) members and CSOs serving as Country Focal Points in selected countries in eastern and southern Africa.  The Training Officer will be responsible for developing and customising training material and courses for both face to face and on-line training platforms.

There is one position available in Durban based at the organization’s head.  Applicants must have the ability to work in a demanding and high pressured environment and be able to travel as per job requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Developing and updating of training material 

  • Identification of training needs for SRAN members
  • Reviewing and identifying gaps in existing training material
  • Research of new information for the purposes of improving training material to suit the objectives of the programme
  • Sharing of new and updated information with relevant SRAN members and implementing partners
  • Modify training material for the online training platform

Preparation and planning of face to face and online training courses

  • Consult with programme SRs, AFSA SRHR team to schedule training for SRAN members and stakeholders
  • Coordinate face to face and online training
  • Schedule and moderate session on Moodle/ online learning platform
  • Provide technical support to SRAN members and Country focal offices for online training

Data collection & analysis 

  • Maintain records and reports on training data
  • Participation in review and interpretation of data analysis for reporting, learning and improvement

Documentation

  • Compile training reports after each training course offered highlighting achievements and challenges

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education or equivalent
  • 3 +years training experience in the field of human rights or health ideally with some experience in capacity building for CBOs and NGOs at management level
  • Knowledge and experience of developing training material for face to face &  on-line training
  • Experience in moderating training on on-line platforms such as Moodle
  • Knowledge of sexual & reproductive health   rights and related policies and strategies
  • Experience in developing a comprehensive training and mentoring plan
  • Strong interest in social justice and human rights
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Data base management
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint  & other computer skills and expertise with relevant software
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Driver’s license with a minimum of two years driving experience

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages), along with cover letter and certified copies of certificates, ID and driver’s license with the reference Training Officer – SRHR  in the subject line via emails to the AIDS Foundation of South Africa for the attention of Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.za no later than the 7 August  2017. Candidates who have not been contacted by the end of August 2017 may assume that they have not been successful in their application. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.

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