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HIV/AIDS: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 509, 29 October 2010

NAIROBI, 29 October 2010 (PlusNews) - CONTENTS:

MOZAMBIQUE: Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment
UGANDA: Deadly consequences of inadequate HIV counselling
KENYA: Mother-baby packs to reduce HIV transmission
SOUTH AFRICA: Clowning around boosts HIV-positive children

EVENTS/RESOURCES

1. 1st International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, 10-11 January 2011 - Washington DC, USA
2. Universal Access: Right Here, Right Now - International AIDS Society

VACANCIES

1. Executive Director, International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV or AIDS (INERELA+) - Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Chief of Party, HIV/AIDS Prevention and/or Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support, Winrock International - various Africa programmes



MOZAMBIQUE: Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment

Delayed test results often mean HIV patients in Mozambique fail to get timely treatment, but new technology is reducing the need to send tests to far away laboratories, and speeding up test results and HIV treatment.

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UGANDA: Deadly consequences of inadequate HIV counselling

Carol Apiyo* is struggling to cope with bitterness and anger towards her husband, whom she blames for infecting her with HIV; a few months ago, she tried to kill him by poisoning his food.

full report



KENYA: Mother-baby packs to reduce HIV transmission

A new, easy-to-use pack for pregnant, HIV-positive women could significantly reduce rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Kenya.

full report



SOUTH AFRICA: Clowning around boosts HIV-positive children

Shrieks of laughter echo through the community centre in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha as 20 children aged between four and 15 play a game of tag.

full report



EVENTS/RESOURCES

1. 1st International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, 10-11 January 2011 - Washington DC, USA

The workshop will gather a cross-disciplinary team of experts and trainees involved in research on HIV and women in order to present and discuss the latest developments and strategies for the future in an interactive and science-focused setting.

For more information, visit: www.virology-education.com



2. Universal Access: Right Here, Right Now - International AIDS Society

This report aims to highlight key outcomes from the XVIII International AIDS Conference held in Vienna, Austria in July, including taking stock of where we are now in terms of international access to treatment and prevention as well as dealing with current challenges to reaching universal access and charting the way forward in scaling up to achieve universal access.

To download the report, visit: www.iasociety.org



VACANCIES

1. Executive Director, International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV or AIDS (INERELA+) - Johannesburg, South Africa

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Network's administration and operations
  • Be responsible for providing visionary leadership, general management, financial oversight, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and the overall implementation of INERELA+ programme activities

Requirements:

  • Seven years of progressive technical expertise in the field of HIV, three of which must have been spent at a senior managerial level with an international organization
  • Demonstrated large project management and change management skills and the ability to skillfully balance the demands of a wide range of faith constituents
  • Recognition as a religious leader by a world faith with ordained standing; lay leadership or equivalent will be an added advantage but not a requirement
  • An advanced degree in public or business administration or a development-related field or equivalent experience is desirable
  • Fluency in English is required; one or more United Nations official languages other than English as well as Portuguese is desirable

Application deadline: 15 November 2010

To apply, send a motivation letter and CV addressed to the Chairperson of the Board to:



2. Chief of Party, HIV/AIDS Prevention and/or Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support, Winrock International - various Africa programmes

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee programme's annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables
  • Oversee the work of implementing partners and coordinate closely with local stakeholders and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables
  • Report lessons learned and best practices related to HIV/AIDS services
  • Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate programme, financial, and procurement reports to donor and Winrock
  • Maintain close communication with USAID
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and mentoring to local partner NGOs
  • Manage a team of local project staff, and annually evaluate their performance
  • Represent the project and Winrock to donor agencies, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs and the local business community
  • ollaborate closely with home office coordinator on all aspects of implementation

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10years' experience managing or supporting USAID funded programmes
  • Experience managing international projects valued at US$10-25 million or more
  • Experience managing and implementing complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget
  • Expertise in grants management and NGO and local government capacity building
  • Experience in budget design and budget management
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic and political context governing HIV/AIDS services
  • Fluent spoken and written English language skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software

Application deadline: 19 November 2010

To apply, visit the jobs link at: www.winrock.org


Theme(s): (PLUSNEWS) HIV/AIDS (PlusNews)

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