Jobs and Announcements

Vacancy: Consultancy on environmental impact assessment in the health sector
Closing date: 15 February 2010

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.

Vacancy: Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Closing date for receipt of nominations: 20 April 2012. Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 April 2012

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.

Vacancy: Grants manager
Closing Date: 15 November 2009

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.

Vacancy: HIV and AIDS advocacy adviser

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).

Vacancy: HIV/TB programme training and advocacy officer
AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)

Established in 2002, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional partnership of non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in Southern Africa through capacity building and advocacy. The Regional Secretariat of ARASA is located in Windhoek, Namibia. ARASA seeks to appoint an experienced networker, trainer, advocate and activist with a track record in capacity building and facilitating the involvement of people with HIV/AIDS and TB in advocacy work to assume the position of HIV/TB Programme Training and Advocacy Officer. This position will report to the Co-ordinator of ARASA's Treatment and Prevention Literacy and Advocacy Programme, who is based in Cape Town. Access to good international communications and a willingness to travel extensively are essential. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2007.

Vacancy: National consultants in Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa
Closing date for applications: April 2009

The research project Mobility of Health Professionals (MoHProf) is a European Union funded project that aims to contribute to an improved knowledge base and to facilitate European policy on human resource planning. The general objective of the project is to investigate and analyse current trends of the mobility of health professionals (such as nurses and doctors) to, from and within the European Union, including return and circular migration. The Consultants will conduct empirical socio-scientific field studies on migration of health workers, each in one of the countrises listed, and participate in two meetings with the Regional Research Coordinator and other national consultants. For further information visit the website.

Vacancy: PLHIV Stigma Index International Coordinator
Deadline for applicants: 26 September 2012

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index (PLHIV Stigma Index) collects information on stigma, discrimination and the rights of people living with HIV that will help in advocacy efforts. The main aim of collecting this information and presenting it in the form of an index is to broaden understanding of the extent and forms of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV in different countries. The intention of the participating organizations is to make the PLHIV Stigma Index widely available so that it can be used as a local, national and global tool to gather evidence and support subsequent evidence-based advocacy.
The PLHIV Stigma Index is coordinated by an International Partnership. The International Partnership comprises of GNP+, ICW and UNAIDS. The position of PLHIV Stigma Index Coordinator will be supported by the International Partnership. The position will be hosted by GNP+.

Vacancy: Public health coordinator

In the context of a joint collaboration between the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED) of the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, a two-year prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme will be initiated at the end of 2004 in three rural districts of Zimbabwe.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30614
Vacancy: Research Fellow – Innovation, Public Health and Intellectual Property
South Centre

The Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP) of the South Centre seeks applicants for a 12 month Research Fellowship in Innovation, Public Health and Intellectual Property. Applicants should send their applications indicating their interest and highlighting their relevant qualifications and experience as well as detailed CVs, letter of interest, references, preferably by email, by 18h00 Central European Time (CET) on 14 December 2007 to: Ms. Caroline Ngome Eneme, Administrative Assistant, Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme, South Centre, Chemin du Champ D’Anier 17, P.O.B. 228, 1211 Genev

Vacancy: Social scientist/demographer/epidemiologist in rural Malawi
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

A social scientist/demographer/epidemiologist is sought to play an important role in a large Wellcome Trust-supported research programme based in northern Malawi. The programme includes demographic surveillance in a population of 32,000, and an HIV and sexual behaviour survey. This represents an unusual opportunity for involvement in a major long-term programme. The closing date for applications is 27 August 2008.

Further details: /newsletter/id/33294