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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Issue 230, 22 April 2005

1. VCT Coordinator - Human Sciences Research Council

South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council is seeking to appoint a Voluntary Counselling and Testing Coordinator (VCT) in a research study to determine the effectiveness of VCT as an entry point for community-level changes in HIV incidence, risk behaviour and stigma. The candidate will be based at a research site in Vulindlela, adjacent to the Mafakathini Clinic outside Pietermaritzburg.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing the VCT component of the research study, and will work under the direction of the Project Director. The successful incumbent will be appointed on a 3-year contract.


  • A Master's degree, or one close to completion in psychology, social work or related fields
  • Relevant research, project coordination or project management experience
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience in HIV/AIDS issues
  • Fluency in English and Zulu, computer literacy and a driver's licence
  • Good facilitation skills, with the ability to design and develop training materials and curricula
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills

When applying, please include a letter of motivation, indicating why you think you are suitably qualified for the position, your CV, the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details), and a breakdown of your current cost-to-company package. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application to Ms Michele Glasson, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X07, Dalbridge, 4014. Tel: +27 31 2425512 Fax+ +27 31 2425401 or email:





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