Vacancy: Regional Training and Grants Officer

Posted by ARASA on July 5, 2016

Vacancy: Regional Training and Grants Officer

Established in 2003, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional partnership of over 100 non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV and TB in 18 countries in Southern and East Africa through capacity strengthening and advocacy. The Regional Office of ARASA is located in Windhoek, Namibia. 

ARASA seeks to appoint a committed and dynamic individual to assume the position of Regional Training and Grants Officer in Cape TownSouth Africa. 

Reporting to the Team Leader, key areas of responsibility will include:

Training and Capacity Strengthening: 

  • Organising and conducting basic, advanced and issue specific Training of Trainers workshops and other training workshops to strengthen capacity of partners to conduct training, awareness raising and advocacy on HIV,TB and human rights in the region and to promote a human rights based response to HIV and TB in the region;
  • Working with partners and trained trainers to support the organisation in conducting of awareness raising and training workshops in all SADC and East African countries;
  • Developing, updating and coordinating the ARASA online training facility and capacity strengthening documents library;
  • Updating HIV, TB and human rights training and awareness raising curricula and materials;
  • Sourcing and uploading relevant training and awareness raising materials on ARASA website;
  • Reporting on training and awareness raising activities and monitor and evaluate the impact of training conducted;
  • Compiling progress reports on all training and capacity strengthening activities including those implemented by country programmes; and
  • Assisting the Team Leader with development of annual work plans and budgets.

Grants Management: 

  • Developing, in collaboration with other team members, and issuing the call for proposals for ARASA small grants;
  • In collaboration with other team members, selecting recipients for the ARASA small grants;
  • Supporting the finalisation of work plans, M&E frameworks and budgets for the small grants and ensuring that grant agreements are drafted and signed;
  • Ensuring disbursements for grants are made in accordance with the grant agreements;
  • Providing on-going technical assistance to grantees, including in respect of programme management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting;
  • Linking grantees with other organizations at the regional and international level who can provide additional resources and information, through, inter alia, the creation of a knowledge-sharing online platform(s);
  • Moderating the grantees email list and ensuring that additional resources and other relevant information is shared with grantees;
  • Assisting grantees and Country Programmes with resource mobilization to ensure the sustainability of successful projects and Country Programmes after the grant period; and
  • Compiling consolidated quarterly reports on the progress of the small grants projects.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in law, human rights or public health or any other appropriate or equivalent degree. Appropriate experience may be considered in place of a degree. A broad-based understanding of international and regional health and human rights is required. 

The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate consultative processes. Computer literacy is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication, training and capacity strengthening, research and analytical skills are required. Fluency in English is a prerequisite. Given that the post is based in South Africa, the candidate must be able to live and work in South Africa.

ARASA offers an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. Interested and qualified candidates who match the profile are invited to submit their CV and letter of interest, as well as a sample of recent writing, to with the title “Training and Grants Officer” in the subject line. 

Closing date for applications is midnight (WAST) on 22 July 2016.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.