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PlusNews Weekly Issue 313, 8 December 2006

1. Programme Officer, Southern Africa - Brighton, UK

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, an international NGO supporting community action against the pandemic in developing countries seeks a suitably trained individual to fill the position of Programme Officer at its Secretariat in Brighton, UK.

The post holder will play a key role in developing, supporting and monitoring country programmes either in Mozambique, Zimbabwe or Zambia, managing and/or providing technical support to meet identified needs and writing funding proposals and reports.

Experience in programme management, developing funding proposals and consensus building are essential, as is the ability to move easily and effectively between the worlds of donors and grassroots NGOs. The successful candidate will also have the ability to communicate fluently in English and in Portuguese, both verbally and in writing.

Closing date: 12 December 2006
Ref: FP/326

For further details and for information about how to apply, go to:

2. HIV/AIDS Project Director - Kenya

Doctors of the World-USA seeks a public health professional to lead field-based implementation of an HIV/AIDS treatment and support project in the West Pokot District of Kenya.

Duties include working with head quarters programme leadership and in-country partners; managing operations, including financial oversight; supervising local staff and monitoring and improving quality of services; and otherwise leading project activities in close cooperation with local Kenyan Ministry of Health officials.

The position requires collaborative work style, comfort with a diversity of cultures and communities, comfort and experience living and working in very low-resource and low-technology settings, experience supervising international staff, and willingness to undertake frequent local travel in rural Kenya.

Also requires 3-5 years of experience in international health, outstanding writing and communication skills, and capacity to work with public and private funders. Technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS treatment, health services for rural populations, medical education, and/or regional knowledge of Kenya a plus.

Closing date: 07 Mar 2007

To apply, contact:

3. Sexual Health Manager - Pretoria (Tshwane), South Africa

OUT, a non-governmental organisation supporting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in South Africa, seeks a suitably trained individual to manage the group's direct sexual health services campaign.

This would include implementation of targeted HIV prevention programmes; coordination of OUT's HIV testing and treatment programmes and facility; product development; and mainstreaming sexual orientation issues into broader sexual health programmes.

The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years experience in implementing HIV/AIDS or sexual health programmes; a graduate degree in psychology, health sciences, development studies or related fields.

Applications, with three contactable references, should be faxed to:
+27 12 344 6501
or e-mailed to:

or posted to:
PO Box 26197, Arcadia, 0007

Closing date is 12 noon, 11 December 2006.

4. HIV/AIDS Clinical Nurse - Lesotho

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organisation, opened a new HIV/AIDS programme in Lesotho in 2006. The programme operates in the Health Service Area of Scott in collaboration with the management of Scott Hospital and primary health care staff.


  • Provide direct clinical care for HIV patients in hospital and rural clinics
  • Provide in-service support to nurses on all HIV-related medical activities
  • Participate actively in strategic discussions about key medical components of the programme
  • Participate in strategies to improve uptake of dedicated HIV services
  • Support the medical team in managing drug supply
  • Assist with development and implementation of appropriate infection control measures
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation tasks


  • At least 2-3 years experience in a public health facility (experience with management of HIV-related conditions including ART essential)
  • Previous experience in team management, preferably as sister in charge of a clinic
  • Demonstrated commitment to fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Fluency in English, Sesotho strongly preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a remote rural area
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a professional nurse
  • Computer literacy

Initial one-year contract (renewable) with a probation period of three months.

To apply, send comprehensive CV and covering letter with two references by 15 December 2005 to Lauren Rolls, HR Coordinator, Medecins Sans Frontieres, PO Box 27401, Rhine Road, Sea Point 8050 or email to .




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