Africa

Programmes Officer

Employer: 
Mandela Institute for Development Studies
Closing Date: 
14 August 2015
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is a continental institute that seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges in Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner.
 
The mission for MINDS is to provide a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on different elements of "Africaness" in order to inform and influence policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.
 
MINDS seeks to appoint a Programmes Officer based in Johannesburg.
 
The Programmes Officer who will be responsible for assisting the Programme

Offline: Delivering a new future for Africa

Published by: 
The Lancet
Post-Ebola, commentators have been given permission to say in public what they have thought in private for a long time—namely, that WHO's Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) has a record and reputation for failure second to none in global health today. In advance of an unprecedented meeting convened by the new Regional Director for WHO AFRO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, earlier this month, I asked a group of Africa health experts for their views on WHO's work on the continent. WHO AFRO does have strengths. Most importantly of all, its country offices. Africa has one of the fastest growing collections of national economies in the world today. It has progressively expanding scientific capacities. Yet for all of these advantages, WHO AFRO is not well respected.

School Nurse

Employer: 
African Leadership Academy
Closing Date: 
9 February 2015
The Academy African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting thousands of leaders for the continent over the next few decades. ALA is founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development. The organisation seeks to become training ground for these future leaders. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth

Published by: 
Population Council

This report is based on a multi-country study of African youth’s HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and stigma commissioned by Ford Foundation in 2011. It was informed by the realization that despite being disproportionately infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, accurate and timely evidence was lacking on the multiplicity of factors and impacts associated with the HIV prevention and impact mitigation needs of different categories of 10–24 year-olds in Africa.

Senior Research Data Manager

Employer: 
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Closing Date: 
17 October 2014
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies is a joint initiative of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the South African Medical Research Council, with support from the Wellcome Trust and other funders, to create a global centre of research excellence in a rural area. The Centre’s mission is to conduct in partnership with the community, policy-relevant health and population research in an ethical manner, and to enhance the capacity of the people of sub-Saharan Africa to conduct research.
 
The Centre is located in the rural Umkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal.

Communications Manager

Employer: 
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Closing Date: 
31 July 2014
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies is a joint initiative of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the South African Medical Research Council, with support from the Wellcome Trust and other funders, to create a global centre of research excellence in a rural area. The Centre’s mission is to conduct in partnership with the community, policy-relevant health and population research in an ethical manner, and to enhance the capacity of the people of sub-Saharan Africa to conduct research. 
 
The Centre is located in the rural uMkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal.

Head of Programmes - East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre

Employer: 
HelpAge International
Closing Date: 
1 June 2014
Salary: £35 560 gross per annum 
Period: 2-year contract 
Accompanied post 
Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya with extensive regional travel
 
HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

Junior Professionals in Training

Employer: 
Capacity and Development Services
Closing Date: 
30 April 2014
Capacity and Development Services (CAPDEV) is an organisational entity committed to contributing to Africa’s development by providing support through capacity strengthening, capacity building, development strategic planning, development management and coordination to institutions working on development issues in Africa.

Social Worker

Employer: 
Childline South Africa
Closing Date: 
5 April 2014

Childline South Africa is a non-profit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Access to Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa: Status Report on Progress Towards the 2015 Targets

Published by: 
UNAIDS

Achieving the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths requires that everyone needing HIV treatment has access to life-saving medication and access to HIV prevention services. Antiretroviral therapy is one of the most effective tools available and it is an essential part of an efficient, sustainable AIDS response. Africa is leading the world in expanding access to antiretroviral therapy, with 7.6 million people across the continent receiving antiretroviral therapy as of December 2012, including 7.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.