Posted on :
17 May, 2019
17 May, 2019
EDC, with funding from USAID, is implementing the South Africa School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity, a contract that supports the South African Government to reduce HIV infections in students and teachers by assisting the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to implement high quality, evidence-informed sexuality and HIV prevention education programs.
EDC is a global non-profit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement
The DBE recently released its new National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB to support the prevention, treatment, care and support of all learners, educators, school support staff and officials in the basic education sector, in all public and independent primary and secondary schools in the Republic of South Africa. Compulsory Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and the provision of Care Services are strategies included in the policy to realise a systematic and sustained response to HIV and TB. These strategies align to and present the sector’s contribution towards the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs for South Africa, 2017-2022.
Job Title: 2 Provincial Operations Managers
Job Location: Western Cape
The Provincial Operations Manager (POM) will provide capacity development and support to the CSE school-based programme in the educational districts where EDC will be operating. The POM will advocate for the inclusion of the DBE HIV Policy and CSE through Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) at different platforms. He/she will directly provide training to teachers and district education officials who will be implementing the Sexuality Education Activity in the districts and at school level. The incumbent is also responsible for the development and implementation of a mentoring and support plan for teachers trained on the scripted lesson plans and orientation of the school governing bodies (SGBs) and parents. The POM is expected to compile training, support reports and implementation reports demonstrating progress on the Activity, challenges experienced and mitigation strategies. The POM will be part of a team of EDC staff, Educators and Education Officials rolling out high-quality CSE and HIV prevention programmes in schools.
The POM is expected to articulate clearly and courteously with officials at the Provincial and District Offices of the DBE and USAID mission, and should be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, partners, co-workers, and funders. The job requires adherence to EDC policies and procedures.
Design & Delivery
Data collection and Analysis
Performs other duties as required.
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Application and contact details:
The competitive salary and currency will follow EDC’s policies for South Africa. This is not a posted position and no relocation will be provided. Candidates must be eligible to work in South Africa. Interested qualified candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa are requested to submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] .
To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “Provincial Operations Manager – Western Cape” and the District in which you are applying for, in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: Friday, 24 May, 2019