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Tender: Biometric System

NACOSA, AFSA and Beyond Zero seek the services of a qualified service provider to develop and implement a comprehensive biometric-based information management system for the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of the AGYW Programme funded by the Global Fund. The AGYW programme seeks to provide a comprehensive package of health, psychosocial and structural interventions to AGYW aged 15 to 24 years. The M&E system will be implemented across 12 sub-districts by all partners in order to collect data and track beneficiaries across all interventions offered by the programme. The service provider must provide ongoing support throughout the three-year grant (July 2019…

RFI: Violence Prevention in Ekhuruleni

Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in South Africa in the Gauteng Province: Ekhurhuleni, Region South, North and East. NACOSA are looking for implementing partners working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors or both. Successful implementing partners will be required to ensure bi-directional linking of OVCY and GBV service provision in the selected geographic area. The project aims to address the spectrum of violence against children and adolescent youth & young women using an evidence-based, ecological approach to provide interventions at the individual, family and community level. Completed application forms must be…

Tender: Clean Injecting Equipment

In South Africa, People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) are identified as a key population, meaning that they are “a group of individuals that are most likely to be exposed to HIV and transmit it”.[1] People Who Inject Drugs are very vulnerable to HIV, TB and Hepatitis due to sharing of needles. The PWID programme will reach People Who Inject Drugs in seven identified districts across four provinces in South Africa. In order to reduce the vulnerability of the PWID population in the identified districts, NACOSA seeks to provide clean injecting equipment to the PWID population through this tender. DOCUMENTS Please…

Request for Applications

NACOSA invites South African civil society organisations to participate in the next Global Fund grant for the Sex Work and Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programmes. Go to nacosa.org.za/PROPOSALS for details and forms.

NACOSA members awarded for service excellence

Tobo Thabede (right), Chairperson of NACOSA's Provincial Advisory Committee and Managing Director of CINDI congratulating Nokwanda Ntloko of We Care CHBC.

The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development hosted the 2nd Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke Service Excellence Awards in Mthatha on the 28 February 2019. Hosting this event were Social Development MEC, Dr. Pumza Dyantyi and HOD Ms. Ntombi Baart. Mrs. Nomsa Titus, the District Director acknowledged all present with great emphasis on the NPOs who were the stars of the evening. District and Provincial Chairperson of the NPO Forum, Mrs. Vuyelwa Duma, inspired and motivated the NPOs present, acknowledging the hardships they go through tirelessly and passionately serving the people in their communities. She encouraged the small organisations to work together,…

Vacancies

NACOSA has been appointed the principal recipient of a large 3-year grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We have a number of vacancies to support the roll-out and implementation of this grant. NACOSA is looking for dynamic, skilled and committed people to fill the following roles: Deputy Programme Director – closing date 20 February Sex Work Programme Specialist – closing date 17 February People Who Inject Drugs Programme Specialist – closing date 17 February Nurse Mentor – closing date 17 February Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant – closing date 17 February Driver/Messenger – closing date 17 February Programme Administrators – closing date 20…

Community-Based Violence Prevention & Response

NACOSA are looking for implementing partners working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors, or both, for the Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in South Africa programme in KwaZulu Natal – eThekwini District and the Western Cape – Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha. The programme is funded by USAID and PEPFAR. Successful implementing partners will be required to ensure bi-directional linking of OVCY and GBV service provision in the selected geographic area. The project aims to address the spectrum of violence against children and adolescent youth & young women using an evidence-based, ecological…

2 Child & Youth Care Workers needed

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 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. Two CYCW posts in Mitchells Plain are available until 30 September 2019 with the potential to be renewed for another year. The anticipated start date is Monday 28th January 2019. Requirements for a successful…

Connecting and communicating

Nolusindiso is HIV positive and a mother of a 12 year old. Before joining Circles of Support she was a loner. She struggled with the idea of her HIV status and found it incredibly difficult to communicate her past to those around her. She didn’t know her mother and lived with her great grandmother until she passed away, then her grandmother until she passed away and was left to her aunts and uncles who would insult her about her status and eventually chased her away. They told her, “this is not your home”. Her mother owned property and she never…

Supporting each other

Bongeka had a very difficult childhood. Her parents died when she was 3 months old and she lived with her aunt and uncle who abused her. She didn’t have the basic things she needed growing up, like school uniforms and stationery or books. “I had this anger inside me, I hated my parents for dying and leaving me so young. That anger grew inside me for many years”. Through the difficulties Bongeka somehow managed to do well at school and pass her Grade 12. At 22 she moved to East London and had a baby while working as a domestic…

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