Posted on :
9 Dec, 2021
9 Dec, 2021
NACOSA is a network of over 2,500 civil society organisations working together to turn the tide on HIV, AIDS, TB and GBV in Southern Africa. NACOSA promotes dialogue, builds capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channels resources to support service delivery on the ground, particularly among children and youth, key populations and women and girls.
As a principal recipient of the Global Fund and in partnership with USAID and PEPFAR and other public and private sector partners, NACOSA works at all levels – from international agencies and national government, right though to sub-district services and small, community groups. NACOSA acts as a bridge between people and health and social services. NACOSA’s programmes reach around 270,000 people affected by HIV, AIDS, TB and gender-based violence.
Job Title: Community Facilitator
Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference #: 2021090
Contract Type: Contract
Salary: Market Related
The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) programme provides a comprehensive package of core interventions to address key factors that make adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) particularly vulnerable to HIV. These include structural factors, such as gender-based violence, exclusion from economic opportunities, and a lack of access to secondary school. DREAMS layers multiple interventions at once so that AGYW are surrounded with critical support to keep them safe from HIV and other risks.
NACOSA is implementing the Stepping Stones intervention program under the DREAMS program. Stepping Stones instructors may undergo a two-week training in the Stepping Stones and LIVES protocol.
NACOSA is looking for a suitable candidate within South Africa to deliver on the implementation of the DREAMS program focusing on the delivery of Stepping Stones group-based intervention.
•Participate in 1-week training (full days, M-F) to learn the Stepping Stones curriculum and prevention intervention
•Have knowledge of Recruitment strategies and be able to recruitment of participants, door to door and via networking at community level, etc.
•Understand what demand creation is and be able to do demand creation activities
•Reside in the Northern, Southern or Eastern sub-districts of Cape Town and willing to travel within sub-districts
•Implementing the Stepping Stones curriculum with out of school girls and aged 15-19 years; 20 to 24 year old females and the partners of the aforementioned girls aged 20 to 49 years in their own communities and facilitate group training sessions
•Be an ambassador for the DREAMS programme, NACOSA and woman and children’s rights
•Contribute to the development of a comprehensive referral network of prevention and aftercare resources and providers i.e. socio-economic, medical, legal, etc.
•Conduct and collect basic M&E data from participants
•Liaise with local child safety, gender-based violence organizations, stakeholders, government sources, other DREAMS partners and schools to ensure active linkages and layering of services.
Required qualifications, skills and experience:
•A Matric Certificate (preferred, but not required)
•Currently trained in Stepping Stones evidence based intervention (Preferred)
•Practical experience working with group-facilitation (advantageous)
•Practical experience working within gender based violence programmes (advantageous)
•Read, write, and speak in two official South African languages, of which one must be English
•Good presentation, communication and inter-personal skills
•Proven strong leadership and ambassadorial skills
•The ability to think critically
•A valid driver’s license (Advantageous)
•Passionate about the rights of woman and children
•Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
•Demonstrate sensitivity, respect, honesty and maturity in interactions
Application Deadline: 10/01/2022
•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.