South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world over 7 million people. To turn the tide on HIV and AIDS, we need to bring all sectors of society together and strengthen the community systems that support people. NACOSA is a networking organisation that brings communities together to tackle HIV and its impact on vulnerable people. We have a 19-year track record of working with donors, government and communities to strengthen community systems and turn the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB. We do this through mobilizing our network of over 1,900 organisations, promoting dialogue between government and affected people, building capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channeling resources to support service delivery on the ground, particularly for children and youth, key populations and women and girls. NACOSA is looking for suitably qualified candidates within South Africa to manage the implementation of the DREAMS program in the Gauteng Province. This position focuses on delivering programmes to:Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM)Survivors of gender-based violenceThe Duties and Responsibilities of the Programme Specialist Will Include but Not Limited to:Support the recruitment, selection and grant orientation of implementing partners as per Grant Management Guidelines Coordinate and manage provincial programmatic workplans and ensure that grant implementation is in alignment with the approved workplan, budget and targets.Provide in-depth programmatic guidance, mentoring, technical assistance and leadership to implementing partnersMonitor and analyze the programme performance of implementing partners and provide course correction where needed.Lead in periodic assessments of program quality and support data and finance quality assurance assessments with implementing partnersReview and analyse implementing partner reports and site visit findings to identify service delivery gaps and enable meaningful consideration of performance, risks and programme progress and impact. Address shortcoming and risks immediately and effectively. Produce periodic reports on programme objectives, implementation plans and performance including Monthly report, Quarterly Narrative Progress report.Support the Program Manager in making payment recommendations on implementing partners and communicate outcomes to sub-awardees.Network with, and build strategic alliances and relationships with key provincial and district stakeholders in the AGYW, gender and sexual violence field and act as a thought leader.Represent NACOSA at high level technical meetings and forums at provincial and district level.Manage the Provincial DREAMS Implementation strategy and ensure collaborative relationships and bi-directional linkages with other USG funded DREAMS implementation partners.Attend quarterly engagement with PCAs, DACs and other relevant provincial and district structures to provide programme progress update.
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NACOSA is a network of over 2,500 civil society organisations working together to turn the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB in Southern Africa.