SANAC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The South African National Aids Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.
Name of Position: 4x Peer Educators – Adolescent and Young People (Volunteers)
Reporting to: Provincial Technical Officer (AYP)
Location: KwaZulu Natal (eThekwini, uMgungundlovu, and uThukela)
Duration: 12 Months
Advert Date: 19 September 2023
Purpose and Objectives of Peer Educators: Adolescent and Young People (AYP) –
SANAC and the KwaZulu Natal Provincial AIDS Council seeks to appoint four Peer Educators AYP in eThekwini, uMgungundlovu, and uThukela to for HIV Prevention Programmes to enhance youth participation and representation in the multi-sectoral response in ensuring an AIDS-free generation by 2030. Peer Educators: AYP are passionate individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, who want to play a key leadership role in ensuring an AIDS free generation by 2030. These Peer Educators : AYP will actively participate in the programs offered in their communities and are role models and willing to represent AYP HIV Prevention initiatives in respective Districts. Acting as a local catalyst and community leader for AYP HIV Prevention, the Peer Educator:AYP will mobilize and engage adolescent girls and young women and multi-sector stakeholders to act, provide evidence-based targeted messages, provide direction on where services are needed most and identify innovative and relevant ways to ensure Peer Educator:AYP through pivotal decisions.
The objectives of the Peer Educators: AYP are to:
- Create awareness and activate peers to be actively involved in issues that affect them.
- Develop communication strategies that are relevant and resonates with the youth.
- Ensure that current AYP programs implemented are reaching the correct people and are provided with fidelity.
- Actively participate in the design, enhancement, and coordination of AYP targeted programmes.
- Facilitate peer-to-peer networks and create a knowledge management hub to share lessons across Districts.
Furthermore, the Peer Educators will:
- Serve as a youth representative on AYP HIV Prevention related matters at workshops, advisory committees, meetings and on task forces in the district
- Raise awareness and mobilize peers for youth prevention programs
- Speak publicly, as, and when required, on HIV Prevention matters that affect the youth
- Identify and collaborate with local stakeholders to support and actively participate in AYP HIV prevention programs
- Support organizations to develop youth friendly policies and procedures to create more opportunities for all young people
- Develop a knowledge sharing hub to document lessons that can be shared across Districts
- Advocate for availability and accessibility of youth friendly services at local level.
- Prepare monthly and quarterly report done by ambassadors and share with District AIDS Coordinator and other relevant structures.
- Peer Educators – AYP must be a female between the ages of 18-24 years
- Peer Educators – AYP should be in good academic standard with no lower than a level-4 overall, and must agree to maintain that good standing throughout their term
- Must be familiar and have participated in AYP programs before
- Peer Educators – AYP must be prepared to meet all the obligations outlined in the ‘Roles and Responsibilities’
- Ability to communicate and engage at different levels
- Ability to empower other AYP in their communities
- Report writing and negotiation skills
The Peer Educators – AYP will directly to the relevant District AIDS Council coordination structures for daily operations and supported by the Provincial AYP Technical Officer for technical and other administrative functions.
To apply kindly send your CV and a letter of motivation referencing programmes and initiatives you have participated and contributed to in your community.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Kindly indicate the name of the position and area of preference on the subject line of the email. Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late or faxed will not be considered. Closing date: 26 September 2023, Close of Business at 16:30
Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within two (2) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
SANAC reserves the right at any time to withdraw or alter this advertised position.