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Introduction

The Society for Aids in Africa (SAA) is an international non- governmental and non-profit organization. The Society is the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa ( ) which was founded in 1989 at the fourth International Symposium on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa (call ICASA) held in Marseille, France by a group of African scientists, activists, and advocates in response to the HIV epidemic. SAA envisions an African continent free of HIV, TB and malaria and emerging infections, where the communities are empowered, with no stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, key populations, and their families and where there is social justice, and equity to accessing treatment, care, and support. The Society has its Permanent Secretariat / ICASA Secretariat LOCATED at Plot 58 Container, Otano Estates behind NTHC, Adjiringanor, East Legon- Accra. Guided by the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDs (GIPA) Principle, the Society for AIDS in Africa wishes to recruit a Bilingual Programmes Officer as consultant for one year for its activities.

Tasks

  • The Programmes Officer will be required to assist with the management of selected projects of the organisation and provide technical support.
  • He/She will  be Translating and editing all related Programme English document  to French
  • He/She  will report directly to the Programmes Manager
  • In order to deliver successfully, she/he will need to work in close collaboration with the Programme staff in both the local and international secretariat.
  • Offer any relevant advice and assistance on Programmes

Competencies

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in French
  • Translate documents from English to French
  • Working effectively with colleagues in order to achieve the shared objectives of the organisation
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships between partners and organisation.
  • Understanding and meeting clientele needs
  • Demonstrating, applying professional and technical expertise of the post.
  • Developing original , innovative ideas and approaches to Programmes within the organisation
  • Monitoring and promoting practices, procedures and services for sustainable development.

Eligibility

The eligible Programmes Officer should meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of bachelor’s degree in development, social science, or closely relevant fields.
  • Must be an expert in French translation
  • Must have at least two years of experience in Programme management Any actual or potential conflict of interest foreseen in taking up this role should be highlighted.
  • Demonstrated skills in drafting reports, knowledge and competencies in policy analysis and capacity development

How to apply

Interested persons should send an application and attached all required and other relevant document to: info@saafrica.org before 31st March, 2020.

NB: Please note that this vacancy is open to all candidates with valid residence or work permit including nationals. A valid passport will be requested.

Kindly note that only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted for interview.

Introduction

The Society for Aids in Africa (SAA) is an international non- governmental and non-profit organization. The Society is the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa () which was founded in 1989 at the fourth International Symposium on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa (call ICASA) held in Marseille, France by a group of African scientists, activists, and advocates in response to the HIV epidemic. SAA envisions an African continent free of HIV, TB and malaria and emerging infections, where the communities are empowered, with no stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, key populations, and their families and where there is social justice, and equity to accessing treatment, care, and support. The Society has its Permanent Secretariat /ICASA Secretariat located at Plot 58 Container, Otano Estates behind NTHC, Adjiringanor, East Legon- Accra. Guided by the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDs (GIPA) Principle, the Society for AIDS in Africa wishes to recruit a Health Journalist for its  activities towards the achievement of its vision and mission.

Tasks

  • Communicate effectively and publish events on the core objectives of the organisation
  • Take photos and write stories on activities of the organisation
  • Undertake video documentary on all events of the organisation, including editing and the development of small video for social media platforms
  • Contribute to content development for newsletters, brochures,  periodic reports and journals
  • Monitor health related stories in the 5 regions of Africa in line with the core mandates of the organization.
  • Promote scientific symposia and conferences organized by the organisation and its partners.
  • Offer any relevant advice and assistance on publicity

Competencies

  • Good media relations
  • Good social media skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Knowledge in video and video editing skills
  • Broad knowledge in health related issues, and emerging infections
  • Communication, interpersonal, presentation and report writing skills
  • Community entry, engagement and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrating, applying professional and technical expertise of the post.
  • Developing original , innovative ideas in communication for symposia and conferences organized within the organisation

Eligibility

The eligible Health Journalist should meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public health or any relevant field.
  • Must be between the ages of 28 to 35 years
  • Must have at least three years of experience in health related communication.
  • Demonstrated skills in drafting reports, knowledge and competencies in health policies, analysis and capacity development
  • Knowledge in French is an added advantage

How to apply

Interested persons should send detailed Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and attach all required and other relevant document to: info@saafrica.org before 31st March, 2020.

 Please note that this vacancy is open to all candidates with valid residence or work permit including nationals. A valid passport will be requested.

Kindly note that only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted for interview.