IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR VACANCY

Job Description

FIXED TERM CONTRACT VACANCY

October 2019 – March 2020

Salary: R228 858 PA (Not Negotiable)

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a Durban-based NGO that acts as an interface between Donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs, in South Africa, and providing them with ongoing, technical support & capacity building. AFSA has been selected to be appointed by the Global Fund as one of the Principal Recipients (PRs) that will manage programmes to be funded by the grant.

The Organisation wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to serve as the In-School Program Coordinator. The purpose of this position to lead the overall implementation of the in-school AGYW program in Govan Mbeki Sub district. S/he will manage and support the in-school AGYW field-based team to implement the combination package of services across selected (30) quintile 1-3 schools, targeting AGYW aged between the ages 15-24 from Grade 8-12 working closely with Clinical Manager and the Out of-School Program Coordinator. This position will be based at the Phidisa Office in Secunda.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the overall planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting of the In-school AGYW program in the Govan Mbeki Sub district to achieve results against set objectives;
  • Oversee overall mapping of schools and supportive services; ensuring synergy between in-school and out of school activities including other required services
  • Establish and manage relationships with key stakeholders i.e. government departments, schools, community leadership and all other relevant stakeholders;
  • Advocate for the implementation of the in-school AGYW program activities with the various school management teams (i.e. SMTs, DMTs, SGBs) as well as sub-district and local leaderships forums;
  • Ensure the in-school AGYW program supports and is aligned with the new DBE HIV/TB/STI Policy, Integrated School Health Policy (ISHP) and other relevant government policies and legislations;
  • Align all in-school program with the AGYW program SI teams to ensure that the in-school AGYW program staff have the necessary capacity to use biometric data management system as applicable;
  • Assess and identify capacity needs of in-school AGYW program staff and provide capacity building, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision as appropriate;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and the Phidisa senior management team.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in school AGYW program planning and implementation.
  • Proven leadership and management experience Global Fund, PEPFAR or other relevant donor funded programming experiences would be an added advantage.
  • In-depth understanding of government social development, health and basic education systems, Mpumalanga Province-specific experience is preferable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Command of local languages would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing and building capacity (i.e. training, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision) of a roving team teams, including facilitation skills.
  • Ability to take initiatives, work under pressure and multitask with minimum supervision.
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills; effective time management and coordination skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite and project management tools.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive.

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV, along with cover letter and copies of certificates, ID and driver’s license with the reference “In-School Program Coordinator” in the subject line via emails to [email protected] no later than 16 October 2019. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Alternatively you may apply directly on our website using the form below.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not hear from us within a period of one month, you may consider your application unsuccessful. AFSA reserves the right not to make an appointment and/or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches.

AFSA is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people living with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment and driving assessment as part of the recruitment criteria. Kindly note that candidates will be subjected to a criminal record check.

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