Programme Officer - Limpopo

Company NACOSA
Reference # 2021069
Published 03/06/2021
Contract Type Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Polokwane / Pietersburg, Limpopo, South Africa
NACOSA is looking for a suitably qualified candidate within South Africa to support the implementation of the DREAMS programme under the USAID award entitled; Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in SA Programme in Limpopo Province.

The successful candidate will support the management of the GBV programme; focusing on the delivery of GBV prevention programme and GBV care and support programmes. The programme will be implemented in Limpopo, in the Mopani and Capricorn Districts
Job Functions Programme Assistant
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit

The Programme Officer Role

The Programme Officer position will support and deliver on NACOSA’s USAID funded Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in SA Programme. This position focuses on delivering programmes to:

•Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM)
•Survivors of gender-based violence

The key performance areas of the role are:

•Coordinate and manage the delivery of the provincial programme workplans and ensure that grant implementation is in alignment with the approved workplan, budget and targets.
•Provide programmatic guidance to implementing partners to ensure programme quality.
•Monitor and analyze the programme performance of implementing partners and provide course correction where needed.
•Identify capacity needs and facilitate the provision of capacity building to implementing partners to strengthen programme quality and performance.
•Produce written reports and presentations on programme objectives, implementation plans and performance.
•Network with, and build strategic alliances and relationships with key provincial and district stakeholders with government and non-governmental partners, including DREAMS partners.
•Represent NACOSA at partner meetings and forums at provincial and district level.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

We are looking for an experienced Programme Officer with a successful track record of programme management.

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Science/Public Health or related discipline.
•Minimum of 3 years specific HIV prevention related work experience in the health and social development sectors, and preferably in the field of OVC, AGYW and/or survivors of sexual violence
•Experience in programme planning, implementation, management and M&E, including management of outsourced partners.
•Knowledge about: HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health; HIV Testing Services; GBV programming; evidence-informed and rights-based programming for survivors of GBV, particularly for adolescent girls and young women; functioning of Thuthuzela Care Centres; the relevant national and provincial policies and guidelines pertaining to GBV and HIV services.
•Work experience in any of the targeted districts in Limpopo is an advantage.
•Excellent communications skills in English, including the ability to guide implementers and service providers on the programme.
•Must be analytically minded and have excellent writing skills, including the ability to compile insightful and user-friendly reports.
•Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with experience of web-based data systems and ability to create graphs, flow diagrams and GANTT charts.
•Must be highly organised, deadline driven and efficient with planning skills and a proactive and positive approach.
•Ability to work well in a team environment, and to coordinate multiple inputs to tight deadlines, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
•Understanding of the NGO sector and knowledge of big donor processes/requirements will be a benefit.
•Must be a human rights advocate with excellent advocacy skills and experience.
•Driver’s license.
•Willingness to travel extensively.

Remuneration will be competitive, based on skills and experience.


•Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks consider your application as unsuccessful. NACOSA reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.
•NACOSA respects the privacy of its stakeholders and will treat all personal information provided in line with our recruitment policy and in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Job Closing Date 13/06/2021
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