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PlusNews Weekly Issue 299, 28 August-1 September 2006

1. Global Programmes Manager - World AIDS Campaign (WAC), Cape Town, South Africa

The successful candidate for this position will be required to implement an ambitious campaigning and advocacy programme in Sub-Saharan Africa and its three sub-regions: East, West and Southern Africa; link this programme with the efforts of campaigners in other regions beyond Africa; monitor and evaluate the programme in Africa; help fundraise and guide relationships with donors in specific regions, and operate as a member of the WAC management team.

The World AIDS Campaign (WAC) is a partnership-led global effort holding policymakers to account on their promises on AIDS. It supports advocacy and campaign activities in a range of agencies, many outside the mainstream development sector.


  • university degree in public health, public health administration, related sciences or other relevant academic areas
  • extensive experience at international and/or national levels in programme formulation, design, management and evaluation, with emphasis on strategic planning
  • experience working in advocacy in a development context
  • extensive knowledge of HIV and AIDS and organisational development
  • proficiency in English and knowledge of at least one other UN official language an advantage

This post is a one-year contract with potential for renewal.

To apply, email a CV and a comprehensive application letter by Friday 22 September to

2. Programme Manager - African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), Pretoria, South Africa

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) is the largest health development organisation based in Africa, with the mission "to improve the health of disadvantaged people in Africa as a means for them to escape poverty and improve the quality of their life". The incumbent will provide management of an Orphans and Vulnerable Children's (OVC) project. Based at the Pretoria office, they will work closely with the project staff, government and NGOs in Umkhanyakude in KwaZulu-Natal and Sekhukhune in Limpopo Province and USAID.

Key Responsibilities:

  • manage overall programme planning, implementation and reporting on the project
  • manage grant agreements with local sub-partners and provide supervision and support for staff
  • co-ordinate programme activities and resources
  • plan and develop advocacy strategy
  • liaise and network with government and community stakeholders
  • participate in review and strategic planning of AMREF programme
  • provide narrative and financial project reports to donors


  • post-graduate degree in public health or closely related field
  • at least 3 years' experience in programme management for HIV/AIDS (preferrably OVC)
  • experience in operations research and monitoring and evaluation
  • knowledge and experience in advocacy
  • excellent networking, communication and donor-liaison skills
  • strong organisational development and planning skills
  • proven experience working with and managing grant agreements with sub-partners
  • proven experience of financial management and monitoring of substantial project budgets

To apply, send detailed CV indicating your present employer and position, day-time phone number, and names and addresses of three referees by Friday 15 September to Palesa Senkhane,
email: , fax: 012 320-1335, tel: 012 320-1332/3.




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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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