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PlusNews Weekly Issue 325, 09 March 2007

1. Global HIV and AIDS Programme Advisor - Pretoria

International relief organisation, Oxfam, seeks a suitably trained individual to take up the role of Global HIV and AIDS Programme Advisor in South Africa's capital city, Pretoria.

Duties include working from Oxfam's Global Centre of Learning on HIV/AIDS and helping programme managers develop and deliver strategic and high quality anti-AIDS programmes.

The successful candidate will also help ensure that individual country and regional strategies directly address the local situation and are aligned to the overall Oxfam approach.


  • Proven programme management and strategic planning experience and programme monitoring abilities;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking, capacity building and financial management skills;
  • Ability to design creative programme plans and activities that offer practical solutions;
  • An advanced understanding of HIV and AIDS within a broader global perspective;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and preferrably French, Portuguese or Spanish.

To find out more and to apply online visit quoting ref: INT2109.

Application deadline: 12 March, 2007

2. Clinical Antiretroviral (ARV) Advisor - Manica/Sofala, Mozambique

The US-based nongovernmental organisation (NGO), Health Alliance International (HAI), seeks a suitably trained individual to help coordinate and/or oversee HAI's activities in the provinces of Manica and Sofala.


  • Provide technical assistance and/or support to HAI field office staff.
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and NGOs to support the goals of the HIV project.
  • Support district health facilities on issues concerning strengthening of monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
  • Apply tools for quality control and detection of adherence and treatment failures.
  • Coordinate plans and activities with other HAI Clinical Advisors.
  • Attend relevant programme meetings and represent HAI as needed.


  • A medical doctor with experience in managing ARV/HIV programmes along with at least 2 years of professional experience in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of the Mozambican health system and/or experience working with the Ministry of Health.
  • Portuguese language fluency is required, however, candidates fluent in Spanish and/or with proven ability to learn new languages quickly will also be considered.
  • Must have proven leadership skills with good judgment in problem-solving.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision is a must.

Closing date: 7 April, 2007

To apply, contact the Human Resources Administrator at

Reference Code: RW_6X6NQE-91

3. Provincial HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Scale-up Coordinator - Mozambique (Tete or Nampula Provinces)

Health Alliance International, which supports universal access to quality health care, is seeking an individual to assist provincial health systems in substantially expanding access to free HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment.


  • Provide leadership to support the MOH Provincial Health Directorate in implementing the HIV/AIDS care and treatment expansion initiative;
  • Provide supervision and technical oversight in programme development;
  • Communicate with Ministry officials and the HAI Mozambique Country Director regarding all phases of project development and execution;
  • Provide technical assistance to Ministry of Health officials regarding the HIV care initiative;
  • Act as the leading representative of HAI to the Ministry of Health in the assigned province, as well as in relation to other governmental and non-governmental organisations;
  • Prepare a draft of the annual work plan and budgets;
  • Coordinate the HAI effort with the MOH and the donor to achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administration and to ensure a seamless presence;
  • Work with the technical staff and the Country Director in the development of new proposals;
  • Provide fiscal oversight, including payment of staff salaries, purchasing, and other expenses;
  • Hire and supervise staff.


  • MD with MPH, or equivalent experience and training;
  • Experience in scaling-up and managing HIV programmes along with at least two years of professional experience in developing countries;
  • Knowledge of the Mozambican health system and/or experience working with the Ministry of Health would be extremely helpful;
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with ministry officials;
  • Portuguese language fluency is required. However, candidates fluent in Spanish and/or with proven ability to learn new languages quickly will be considered. The ability to speak, read, and write in English is also required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications and supervisory skills.

Application deadline: 01 June, 2007

To apply, email the HR Administrator at
Reference code: RW_6YVQ9Z-32




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