Nacosa: Programme Coordinator

Company Nacosa
Reference # 2021093
Published 14/10/2021
Contract Type Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
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 Functions Programme Assistant
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
The Programme Coordinator Role

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.

The Programme Coordinator position will support and deliver on NACOSA’s USAID funded Community-based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in SA Programme. This HIV and GBV Prevention Programme focuses on delivering both evidence-based group interventions to adolescent girls and young women and adolescent boys and young men (aged 15-19 years and 20-49 years), as well as services to survivors of sexual violence (females aged 10-24 years).
One Programme Coordinator will support the implementation of Stepping Stones and the IMpower Programme.

NACOSA is looking for experienced Programme Coordinators to deliver on the following key performance areas:

-Performance management on a day-to-day basis, including guidance and support of implementation staff to meet weekly targets in terms of recruitment, enrolment and completion of GBV prevention group based interventions
-Managing and tracking of daily staff attendance, leave monitoring and ensuring accurate submission of monthly time sheets by staff
-Conduct weekly, monthly, quarterly planning and microplanning with facilitators to ensure daily activities implemented are geared towards meeting of targets that includes planning for recruitment and enrolment activities, setting up group sessions with beneficiaries enrolled, securing safe spaces, arranging catering and planning vehicle utilization.
-Developing contingency plans and utilizing problem solving to overcome day to day challenges such as poor recruitment turnout, staff being off sick e.g. shifting staff around to ensure targets are still reached on a daily basis
-Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to support the smooth implementation of the IMpower/ Stepping Stones programme.
-Develop and implement a strategy to meet sub-district targets (recruitment, demand creation and uptake of services) of the two group based interventions
-Provide continuous quality assessment and improvement strategies wrt the delivery of IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Support the appointment and supervision of suitable staff to implement IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Provide mentoring support to IMpower/ Stepping Stones Instructors to continuously strengthen the quality of the programme.
-Ensure that IMpower / Stepping Stones instructors receive debriefing support.
-Ensure that clear protocols are in place to implement the Network Referral System of IMpower/ Stepping Stones, ensuring that all disclosures are appropriately managed.
-Arrange and ensure smooth facilitation of IMpower/ Stepping Stones related trainings and workshops as required.
-Develop tools to ensure bi-directional referral pathways for successful linkages for DREAMS AGYW to health, education and social support services.
-Monitor the implementation of SOPs and ensure tracking of the success of the DREAMS layering approach.
-Work closely with the M&E team to refine and build on the suite of M&E tools in place so as to ensure the monitoring tools are reflective of the IMpower/ Stepping Stones programme.
-Document challenges, best practices and success stories in the implementation of IMpower/ Stepping Stones.
-Contribute towards the development of presentations and narrative progress reports that reflect insight, learning, outcomes and impact of IMpower/ IMpower.
-Actively participate in technical meetings relating to IMpower/ Stepping Stones and the DREAMS programme.
-Work closely with other NACOSA and NGO teams implementing IMpower/ Stepping Stones, to build a community of practice for IMpower/ Stepping Stones in South Africa.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

NACOSA are looking for an experienced Programme Coordinator 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 managing direct implementation teams and attainment of intervention targets
•Well established community/stakeholder relationship building track record/ability to network and navigate communities
•Experience in programme planning, implementation, management and M&E
•Problem solving skills and ability to think in their feet
•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.
•Excellent communications skills in English, including the ability to guide implementers 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
•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.
•Driver’s license.

•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 24/10/2021