Posted on :
8 Sep, 2020
8 Sep, 2020
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all US States and territories.
Job Title: DREAMS Project Director (DPD)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Job Requisition: 2020201170
Reports to: Capacity Development and Support (CDS) Program Chief of Party (COP)
Summary Position Description:
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids Free, Mentored and Safe Initiative (DREAMS) Project implemented by FHI 360 under the Capacity Development and Support (CDS) Program in South Africa with PEPFAR/USAID funding. From October 1st, 2020, the DREAMS Project will support vulnerable Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in 14 districts across 7 provinces of South Africa. It will aim to empower AGYW with human, social and economic assets to reduce their risk of HIV infection and expand their opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and be valuable members of their communities. This project will have three components: Social Asset Building (SAB), Economic Strengthening (ES) and Family Strengthening/Parenting Education.
The DREAMS Project will be implemented as part of CDS, which contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 95-95-95 targets by promoting and facilitating access to HIV testing services (HTS), with a specific emphasis on reaching vulnerable populations such as orphans and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY) as well as AGYW and their male sex partners. CDS also strengthens referrals and linkages to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and works with its partners to provide ongoing care and support, including adherence support, to ensure viral suppression.
The various programmatic components of CDS also address many of the social and structural factors which contribute to vulnerability to HIV infection, such as harmful gender norms and gender-based violence (GBV). In addition, CDS implement an Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) program. Institutional capacity development (CD) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are cross-cutting activities.
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Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements:
This job advert summarizes the main duties and requirements of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
Eligibility: Successful candidates must be in posSuccessful candidates must be in possession of citizenship, permanent residence or current valid work authorization to work in South Africa. Local citizens will be given priority. Interested candidates may visit our recruitment website to view the full Job Specification and submit their resume together with a motivational cover letter indicating the position and location for which you are applying for, to http://www.fhi360.org/careers. or copy and paste the link https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/Pretoria-South-Africa/DREAMS-Project-Director_Requisition-2020201170
Application Deadline: Sunday, 13 September, 2020