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PlusNews Weekly Issue 293, 21 July 2006

1. Southern Africa Desk Officer - Tearfund, Mozambique/Angola/Botswana

An experienced project manager, accountable for the strategy development of Tearfund's relationships with a portfolio of partners, develop advocacy initiatives and allocate resources to effectively impact the poverty issues in Angola, Mozambique and Botswana.


  • 3 years' experience in project management in community development in the region
  • strategic analysis, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiating skills
  • ability to deliver presentations and write reports
  • a good understanding of the regional context of Southern Africa
  • language ability in Portuguese or Spanish is essential
  • a commitment to Tearfund's evangelical Christian beliefs

Tearfund is a UK evangelical Christian relief and development charity working with local partners in over 70 countries to bring help and hope to communities in need.

Duration: 2 years (start ASAP)

Location: Preferably Maputo (Mozambique), although Luanda (Angola) considered

Closing date: 20 August 2006

For more information and to apply, visit:

2. Manager, AIDS Budget Unit - Idasa, Pretoria

The AIDS Budget Unit analyses policies and budgets of government's response to HIV/AIDS at national, provicinal and local levels and also builds the capacity of non-governmental organisations in African countries to conduct HIV/AIDS budget and expenditure analysis. The Unit is looking for a skilled manager to drive and supervise research, fundraise and develop new projects.


  • overall management of the project - planning, research, training, advocacy, networking, donor relations, fundraising and financial accountability
  • management of staff
  • development of relationships with internal and external partner government departments and civil society organisations


  • strong leadership and management skills
  • ability to fundraise and develop new projects
  • experience working regionally and relating with international organisations and donor agencies
  • knowledge of general issues related to HIV/AIDS as well as specific knowledge in resource tracking and funding flows
  • 3-5 years' experience in a related field
  • preferably a Master's degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Public Policy or Social Sciences
  • a strong research background with excellent writing skills and strong quantitative analysis skills

Idasa is an independent non-profit public interest organisation promoting democracy.

Location: Pretoria

Closing date: 4 August 2006

Send applications to the Personnel Department, Idasa, PO Box 1739, Cape Town 8000, fax: +27 (0)21 461-2589, email:

3. HIV/AIDS Coordinator - World Vision, Western Cape

Based at Atlantis in the Western Cape, the HIV/AIDS coordinator is required to facilitate the implementation of HIV/AIDS intervention programmes.


  • degree in Social or Nursing Science
  • 3 years' experience in design, planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive healthcare interventions
  • trainer of trainer's skills in HIV/AIDS education
  • counselling and facilitation skills
  • drivers license

World Vision is an international Christian relief and development organisation working to promote the wellbeing of all people, especially children, in 99 countries.

Closing date: 28 July 2006

Suitably qualified applicants should send a CV to: or fax: 0880117604297




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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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