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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Issue 173, 19 March 2004


1. Senior Technical Advisor (HIV/AIDS)- Washington, DC

Dedicated to women's empowerment, The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) promotes positive change through partnership projects, training, and advocacy. Based in Washington, D.C., the Advisor could travel up to 30% of the time to work with field offices and partners.

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Professional advanced degree, preferably a MPH or other related degree.
  • Minimum five years' experience in international HIV/AIDS programmes or ten years of domestic senior level HIV/AIDS experience
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and monitoring HIV/AIDS and integrated programme activities
  • Demonstrated organisational, training and facilitation skills; workshop design experience, including curriculum development
  • Knowledge of/ experience in reproductive health, gender and women's issues, and programmatic linkages between RH/HIV/AIDS
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups and multisectoral partners, civil society, faith-based organisations, community leaders, and policy makers on issues related to HIV/AIDS
  • Understanding of and experience with HIV/AIDS advocacy and policy processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and HHS funding processes and requirements
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds and points of view
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, SPSS and PowerPoint are required
  • Fluency in foreign language highly desirable

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess HIV/AIDS training, technical assistance and consultation needs of Washington DC and field-based programme managers and staff, and provide ongoing technical assistance, training and consultation on the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS programmes and services, to assure that staff have the latest, most up-to-date scientific, programmatic and technical information related to HIV/AIDS, and that information is being applied in CEDPA's programme approaches.
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight on the design of HIV/AIDS curricula, training modules and publications targeted to various domestic and international audiences, including, but not limited to, CEDPA staff and partners.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and consultation to CEDPA's management on the incorporation of HIV/AIDS related programming and services into all of the organisation's programmes and services, as appropriate.
  • Design and implement HIV/AIDS global project activities as needed.
  • In partnership with External Relations, develop relationships with major global HIV/AIDS government funding sources, such as USAID, HHS and private donors, and assist in the identification and development of proposals and solicitations for global HIV/AIDS funds.
  • In partnership with External Relations, develop relationships with other US-based and international organisations providing HIV/AIDS services in resource-constrained countries that share CEDPA's organisational vision and commitment to women, and assist in the development of partnership and collaborations.
  • In partnership with the Monitoring and Evaluation Department, develop appropriate HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation indicators and systems to assist CEDPA to document and evaluate its HIV/AIDS programmes and services.
  • Represent CEDPA in selected domestic and international HIV/AIDS meetings, conferences and other gatherings.
  • Serve as spokesperson and advocate within and outside of CEDPA on HIV/AIDS issues, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of women, children and families living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Contact Information: Jill Solomon
www.fpa.org
Apply by: 1 April 2004


2. Research and Consultancy Services Coordinator

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), a leading regional NGO based in Harare, is seeking a Research and Consultancy Services Coordinator.

The mission of SAfAIDS is to analyse and disseminate HIV and AIDS informat ion, to support ethical and effective development responses to the epidemic, by working through partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To disseminate information on HIV/AIDS researches taking place in southern Africa and to manage HIV/AIDS consultancies in the southern Africa region for an initial period of 6 months. The successful candidate must have experience in consultancy work and research and be able to manage a database. He/she must be able to work with consultancy firms and to support a diverse team of consultants.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in development, social sciences, public health or related field
  • Minimum 6 years post-qualification experience, in the area of HIV/AIDS research and development
  • Experience in training/capacity building
  • Experience in repackaging and disseminating research results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent management, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills and experience in database creation/management
  • A strong research background
  • Experience in working as a consultant is an added advantage

SAfAIDS is an equal opportunity employer. People living with HIV are encouraged to apply. SAfAIDS offers the right person a competitive remuneration package and an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to responses to the HIV epidemic in the southern Africa region.

Interested applicants should send an application and CV, information on current salary and benefits, and contact details of 3 referees by 31st March 2004, to:

The Deputy Director (Management)
SAfAIDS, P O Box A509,
Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
E-mail:

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


3. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), a leading regional NGO based in Harare, is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

The mission of SAfAIDS is to analyse and disseminate HIV and AIDS information to support ethical and effective development responses to the epidemic, by working through partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for the organisation for an initial period of 6 months. The successful candidate must have experience and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS work and must be able to design and set up organisational monitoring and evaluation systems.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in statistics, demography, epidemiology, public health or related field
  • Minimum 5 years working in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in training/capacity building
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills

SAfAIDS is an equal opportunity employer. People living with HIV are encouraged to apply. SAfAIDS offers the right person a competitive remuneration package and an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to responses to the HIV epidemic in the southern Africa region.

Interested applicants should send an application and CV, information on current salary and benefits, and contact details of 3 referees by 31st March 2004, to:

The Deputy Director (Management)
SAfAIDS, P O Box A509,
Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
E-mail:

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


4. Reproductive Health (HIV/AIDS) Programme staff and Programme Advisor: Gender and Women’s Rights.

In response to its emerging Country Strategy and growing portfolio of work, ActionAid Nigeria is in the process of further consolidating and expanding its existing team across the board and has a range of vacancies in the areas of Human Resources, Reproductive Sexual Health and Rights/ HIV/AIDS, Conflict Management, Gender, Governance, Administration and Finance. Working in a wide range of exciting and ground-breaking civil society, government and donor partnerships, ActionAid Nigeria has the need for additional staff - based both out of its offices in Abuja as well as in selected field locations.

Both positions are on three (3) year contracts (renewable) and on ActionAid Nigeria's pay scales. For more details please visit our website at: www.actionaidnigeria.net

Closing date: 22nd March 2004

ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women are particularly welcome in senior positions, as women are currently under-represented at that level in the agency. In line with the GIPA principle, applications are also particularly welcome from candidates living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).

Applicants should write to the address below, enclosing a written statement of no more than 750 words, on how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable for the post (addressing the specifications outlined above), a recent copy of their CV and photocopies of relevant certificates. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please indicate the Job Reference number clearly on the envelope.

The Officer in Charge, ActionAid, Plot 461 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse II (P O Box 1890) Abuja, Nigeria must receive all applications no later than Monday 22nd March 2004. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. E-mailed applications can be sent to


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