TAC is hiring!

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) seeks suitably qualified candidates to fill two vacant positions of District Coordinator and  District Policy, Communication and Research (PCR) Coordinator in the TAC Mopani/Tzaneen District office.

 

District Co-ordinator
In the Mopani/Tzaneen district
 
TAC engages in monitoring, advocacy and campaigning within the health system to ensure that every person with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life.  
 
 
Job Purpose
To work closely with local partners and to give strategic leadership within the district and branches and to make sure that all branches are supported and guided. 
 
Key Competencies
Education and Experience:
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience of community development experience
  • Knowledge of appropriate responses to the HIV and AIDS and TB epidemics
  • Knowledge of civil society, HIV movements
  • Valid driver’s license
Skills and knowledge:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual ability to speak, write, read English and at least one indigenous language.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently as well as being a part of a leading team.
  • Project and performance management experience
Underpinning competencies:
  • Organisation and administration skills to work effectively
  • Knowledge Management to ensure compliance of all processes
  • Analytical thinking
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Proven report writing skills and ability
  • Good health to travel locally and abroad
 
Summary of Essential Job Functions
  • Working with district staff, provincial and district secretariat and each program in developing strategic goals for district, province and programs
  • Ensure district work in line with TAC 5 year Strategic plan and NSP targets
  • Chair District Council and secretariat meetings
  • Work with each sector to ensure their plans are implemented
  • Monitor outcomes of plans and programs and adjust accordingly
  • Provide oversight role for a range of projects, programs, systems, and budgets to implement the work of TAC in the district, in conjunction with the district manager. Visit branches regularly to obtain feedback on the programs challenges and progress
  • Plan and assist in implementing branch activities and provide membership development both in focus and non focus districts.
  • Liaise and organize with the CHA and TL coordinators to mobilize the community around the district within the scope of TAC work
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and scientific developments related to HIV/AIDS in the province, the country and globally. 
  • Build relationships with all local allies and build new relationships with other civil society groups
  • Provide political leadership to members and staff within branches.
  • Represent TAC at relevant structures and at partner meetings.
 
If you meet the above requirements, please submit the following:
  • a resume listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least two references
  • a cover letter explaining your suitability and motivation to work with TAC (less than 1 page).
To The Human Resource Department; TAC 122 Long market Street, Cape Town; or email at hr@tac.org.za by Friday 27 January 2012.
 
NB! Please note that if you don’t get a response from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should consider that your application was not successful.
 
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District Policy, Communication and Research (PCR) Coordinator
In the Mopani/Tzaneen district
 
 
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and campaigning within the health system to ensure that every person with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. 
 
TAC is looking to appoint a district Policy, Communications and Research Coordinator in Mopani/Tzaneen.
 
The primary responsibility of the PCR coordinator is to research and develop communication materials that amplify TAC’s work in the district. Tasks include maintaining an online blog on all district activities, developing a quarterly district newsletter, drafting advocacy and campaign material and researching and writing stories for TAC’s Equal Treatment magazine and other national publications on request. Research responsibilities include carrying out small surveys and investigating the state of healthcare in the district.
 
The PCR coordinator is also responsible for distributing TAC material in the district and reporting on material distribution.
 
The PCR coordinator is the primary contact between TAC Mopani and the media and must facilitate media engagement and build TAC Mopani’s media presence. The PCR coordinator may be requested to represent TAC in the media and in other public forums.
 
Finally, the PCR coordinator must support TAC’s leadership in the district in developing and carrying out a district strategy to improve access to and quality of HIV/TB and health care services in the district
 
Key Competencies
Education and Experience:
  • Post matric qualification: preferably in journalism, communications or public health
  • Excellent communication skills: preferably with previous communication experience
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office  (experience with Microsoft Publisher, online media and photography is preferred but not required)
  • Understanding of the basic science of HIV and tuberculosis
  • Ability to produce quality written materials
  • Ability to investigate, analyse and document the state of health care delivery and access in the district
  • Fluent in English and one other local language ( preferably Tsonga)
  • Calm and flexible under pressure
  • Willingness to travel locally and abroad as required
 
If you are the person we are looking for, please submit the following:
  • a cover letter explaining your suitability and motivation to work with TAC (1 page or less).
  • a resume/CV listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least two references
 
 
Please forward your application to The Human Resource Department; TAC 122 Long market Street, Cape Town; or email at hr@tac.org.za by Friday 27 January 2012.
 

Please note that if you don’t get a response from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.