Junior Technical Officer

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The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response. In addition to its core funds SANAC receives project funds from government and donors to implement strategic NSP programmes. We are therefore, recruiting for a SANAC Technical Leader Officer. The position exists within the NSP Implementation Unit based in Pretoria.

Name of Position:  Junior Technical Officer

Reporting to         : Technical Lead – Prevention Services

Level                      : C

Duration                 : 3 years

SANAC works with civil society, government and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through social mobilisation, advocacy; and monitoring and evaluation, and through supporting the actions of sectors at provincial, district and local level.

The position will support the NSP implementation unit by providing communications support, administrative and logistic support, stakeholder engagement support and programme support. The officer will be required to work closely with diverse units within the SANAC secretariat to ensure the joint effort for successful implementation of the NSP.

Key Responsibilities:

Communications and advocacy 

  • Assist develop appropriate advocacy strategies for the NSP implementation – in collaboration with communications unit
  • Document success stories of key programmes supported by the NSP implementation unit and the stakeholder management and campaigns unit
  • Contribute pieces to the SANAC newsletter on behalf of the NSP implementation unit
  • Monitor and analyse the official and non-governmental debates on issues relevant to the implementation of the NSP
  • Represent SANAC in workshops; training and meetings
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of core advocacy resources for the NSP implementation


  • Organise meetings, conference calls, etc. coordinate the logistics; manage and handle suppliers and manage stakeholders
  • Attend meetings and prepare and distribute subsequent records and meeting minutes
  • Drafting of project reports,
  • Preparing estimates for budgeted activities,
  • Undertaking monitoring and evaluation tasks
  • Take on other administrative tasks as assigned by the NSP Executive Manager in relation to unit meetings, including preparing document packs and assisting with logistics for travel, etc.

Programme support

  • Participate in site visits to NGOs implementing social and behaviour change communication programmes, to ensure alignment with the NSP and She Conquers
  • Maintain an electronic database of NGOs supported by through DSD core funding to SANAC, including programme materials and monitoring data
  • Assist the NSP Implementation unit in the development of unit and programme reports
  • Assist civil society sectors with the development of newsletters and reports
  • Develop a SANAC Civil Society sector database
  • Facilitate information sharing between different units of SANAC supported;
  • Support and contribute to advocacy initiatives led by the stakeholder management and campaigns unit, ensuring perspectives and programmatic experiences within the NSP are represented.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in social sciences, public health, communications or related area of study

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in working with community based organisations, or government
  • Experience working in an NGO environment will be an added advantage
  • A high level understanding of the NSP and SANAC
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of HIV, STIs and TB
  • Capacity building skills
  • Communications, including knowledge on social and behaviour change communication
  • Fluency in English and another official language;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Good communication skills, written and oral;
  • Ability to forge partnerships and ability to influence others
  • Detailed orientated, strong secretarial, proofreading, formatting and editing skills
  • A positive problem-solving approach;
  • Ability to forge partnerships and ability to influence others
  • Detailed orientated, strong secretarial, proofreading, formatting and editing skills
  • A positive problem-solving approach
  • South African citizen

Should you meet the above requirements, please send your Comprehensive CV, ID and certified copies of educational qualifications to hr@sanac.org.za


Closing date: 09 February 2018

SANAC gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. By applying for this position, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that SANAC may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered institution and/or SAPS in relation to positions that require trust, honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances.  SANAC may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

SANAC reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.


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