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Strategic Information Manager

NACOSA is looking for a dynamic and experienced Strategic Information Manager for an exciting new programme preventing gender based violence in communities, funded by USAID and PEPFAR. The role S/he will be the lead technical expert responsible for all strategic information responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results. S/he will lead Activity efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting within the geographic area of Activity, which may include overseeing support to community organizations to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their HIV services and activities and ensure data…

Finance & Operations Manager

NACOSA is looking for a dynamic and experienced Finance and Operations Manager for an exciting new programme preventing gender based violence in communities, funded by USAID and PEPFAR. The role S/he will be the lead expert for financial operations and management. This includes being responsible for efficient resource deployment and use, program accounting and financial reporting systems, cost-share and related reporting and ensuring compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations. Requirements A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred; A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible…

Review of National Sex Worker Plan

NACOSA is calling for proposals for a Review of the National South African Sex Worker HIV Plan 2016-2019. This review will consider the implementation of the current National Sex Worker Plan, as well as the development of a new National Sex Worker HIV Plan aligned to the National Strategic Plan 2017-2022. Download the Terms of Reference Questions can be sent to proposals@nacosa.org.za Deadline for submission is 08h30 on Wednesday, 23 January 2018

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Child & Youth Care Workers Eastern Cape

NACOSA will be implementing an FHI360 funded project in the Sub-Districts of OR Tambo, Chris Hani and Alfred Nzo within the Eastern Cape.  80 CYCW posts are available until 30 September 2019 with the potential to be renewed, subject to funds availability. The anticipated start date is 30 January 2019. We are inviting suitably qualified Child and Youth Care Workers, who meet the below criteria, to apply for the position of Child and Youth Care Worker. Requirements for a successful candidate: Qualified Child and Youth Care Worker Current registration with South African Council for Social Service Professions Ability to work…

Vacancies: Child and Youth Care Workers

NACOSA in partnership with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) and local CBOs based in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape will be implementing a USAID and PEPFAR-funded project in in the Sub-Districts Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.  We are inviting suitably qualified Child and Youth Care Workers, who meet the below criteria, to apply for the position of Child and Youth Care Worker. 67 CYCW posts are available until 30 September 2019 with the potential to be renewed for another year. The anticipated start date is 15 January 2019. Requirements for a successful candidates: Qualified CYCW…

Peer power

By Leora Casey, Sex Work Specialist The Sex Work Programme provides tailored peer-centred support to sex workers across South Africa. This includes providing health and human rights information to sex workers and mobilising sex workers for services. Peer educators are the centre of the Sex Work Programme, developing and maintaining relationships with the sex workers. They are truly the unsung heroes of the programme so we wanted to profile a few very special peer educators that are doing an excellent job. A SHINING STAR Slindile is one of our stars! She works as a peer educator with Lifeline Durban in…

The truth about teen pregnancy

Young people, particularly young women, are often portrayed as irresponsible and feckless – getting pregnant young and having children that they can ill afford. We are frequently warned about rising rates of teen pregnancies and the affect this is having on society. The fact is that overall, the percentage of women age 15-19 who have begun childbearing is unchanged since 1998. But the numbers are still high and there is no doubt that early pregnancy can have a negative effect on a young woman’s life chances. To find ways to stop our children having children, we need to dig deep…

Learning to survive

Sexually and physically abused as a child, singer Jennifer Jones learned how to overcome her trauma and survive. Now an ambassador and volunteer at Lifeline, Jennifer is helping other survivors to find peace and move on with their lives. “I was orphaned at two and adopted five times, during which time I was abused, raped and even burnt. I decided that I had to change my own circumstances. In silence I would cry and the hate would grow so strongly that I couldn’t love. I started hating very hard and left to live on the streets in a park in…

INFORMER DECEMBER 2018

Two separate pieces of research published recently by NACOSA highlight the need for services and screening for victims of gender based violence as a critical part of the country’s HIV response. In this edition of the Informer, we focus on the relationship between gender based violence (GBV) and HIV.

INFORMER DEC 2018

Total shutdown: Ntosh’s Story

By Sydney Davis, Provincial Manager, Eastern Cape On 1 August 2018, while the country woke up to the call for a Total Shutdown against Gender Based Violence, Ntosh started her day reflecting on the way violence shaped her life. At the tender age of ten years she was knocked unconscious by boys and raped. Five years later this young woman was once again cruelly violated by a man. As she reflected on her life that morning, she vividly remembered the pain, the humiliation of her womanhood. “My heart was bitter, no sleep, no joy, no smile…” On this morning she…

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