Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Manager who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for women’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organisations.
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Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Manager who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for women’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organisations,
This course seeks to help those who lack confidence using evidence in their work and facing external or internal pressure to justify the evidence that they produce. In this course delivered online participants will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of evidence. With a practical focus, they will learn the skills to identify sources of evidence, assess the quality of evidence, and integrate the use of evidence into their own work and organisation so that it is of high quality and can be used with confidence. At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with definitions of, and approaches to, evidence in international development and the wider implications for practitioners; be able to identify and work with existing sources of evidence, addressing relevance and purposes for different activities and audiences; be able to understand different approaches to, and have built skills in, assessing the quality of evidence; be able to plan for the use of better evidence in their work; have applied their learning and have explored the challenges and how to overcome them. During the practical component of the course, participants will apply their learning to a particular area of work where they use evidence, such as advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, or programming. The course takes place over four weeks and includes self-directed learning and one-to-one coaching tailored to the needs of the participant. It is aimed at technical staff in NGOs who need to engage with evidence in their work, for example in programme, planning, monitoring and evaluation, or advocacy. Participants will have some exposure to using research evidence through academic training or work experience, but need to gain a better understanding of core concepts.
THE GLOBAL FUND, established in 2001, is an independent public-private partnership. It is the largest global fund in the health domain, with over USD 2.0 billion currently committed. The Fund is looking for staff with strong commitment, an open mind-set, entrepreneurial and flexible attitudes, proven emotional intelligence and the ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.
An opening exists at PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective lessons for Systems Strengthening) for a health economist or general applied micro economist with interest and experience in health economics in South Africa or Sub Saharan Africa. The focus of the work is on the role and use of cost effectiveness and related evidence- based approaches in setting priorities for health interventions and maximising their impact. The work will build on the already established base of exciting and innovative economic evaluation that is immediately relevant to health priorities in South Africa. This grant funded position is equivalent to senior lecturer/assistant professor level, dependant on education and experience, and is located in Johannesburg at the MRC /Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. Responsibilities will include substantial technical involvement in studies of the costs and cost effectiveness of different priority interventions and how they articulate with health sector in South Africa. Requirements include a Doctoral degree in economics or a related field (e.g. public health, public policy). Masters degree candidates with a medical degree and at least three years’ experience will also be considered. Interested applicants may obtain more detailed information from Karen Hofman on Karen.Hofman@wits.ac.za and +27 11 717 2083/2606.
A candidate is sought to manage the development and implementation of Soul City’s 10-country Southern Africa regional HIV/AIDS prevention campaign (One Love Campaign). In addition, the job involves supporting the implementation of advocacy campaigns in four Southern African countries. The One Love Campaign rolls out across 10 southern African countries from October 2008 to October 2009.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is expanding its activities on environmental impact assessment in the health sector. WHO seeks an independent consultant to develop tools, guidance, and monitoring and reporting frameworks for use in assessing and managing environmental issues affected by health sector projects and activities. The scope of work for this consultancy consists of three tasks: design and implementation of customised environmental screening and impact assessment tools; development of environmental monitoring and reporting framework and related information management systems; and contribute to training materials to build capacity for the use of the above. The consultancy will be for six months and will start at the end of February 2010 (or as soon as reasonably possible). The consultant will be remunerated at a monthly rate that is commensurate with their experience and based on the United Nations common salary scale. Expression of interest must be emailed to Michaela Pfeiffer, Technical Officer, WHO, at the email address given, before the closing date.
Applications are invited for the post of Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). This post will become vacant at the end of 2012, when the current Dean retires. UCT is looking for a candidate of high academic standing with proven leadership and managerial ability in the health and higher education sectors, who is registered, or eligible for registration, as a health professional in South Africa. A sound understanding of the South African health system is crucial. The Dean is responsible for health care and academic partnerships, including managing the agreements with the Western Cape Government and the National Health Laboratory Services. At a university-wide level, the Dean will be a member of the Senior Leadership Group of the University and will be expected to contribute to furthering the strategic goals of UCT, including transformation.
The grants manager, who will serve on the Tuberculosis Alliance DOTS Support Alliance senior management team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the agency’s membership programme, grant development, donor fundraising and serves as the staff adviser to the Board of Directors on development and fundraising issues. The successful applicant will be able to use a strategic planning approach to identify opportunities for fundraising, and initiate, coordinate and evaluate fundraising activities from grant sponsors and donors. They will work closely with the chief executive officer, the fundraising committee and the Board of Directors to create and implement fundraising goals and solicit funds to meet these goals. A Bachelor’s degree required, with Master’s degree preferred. Five or more years’ broad-based fundraising experience in a grant-centred environment is required, as well as experience working with government agencies and international foundations is required. Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Email a cover letter and your curriculum vitae if you would like to apply.
Progressio is currently advertising a new vacancy based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The position of HIV and AIDS advocacy adviser (two-year placement) is available, where you will be working alongside the Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association (MIAA) and the Malawi Network of Religious Leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS. Contact Ricardo Tomaz, Recruitment, selection and training coordinator, at: Progressio, Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ, United Kingdom. Tel: (44) (0) 20 7354 0883 (switchboard) Fax: (44) (0) 20 7359 0017. Note that Progressio is the new name of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR).