Community Media Trust: Project Coordinator - Mthatha

Community Media Trust (CMT)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 October, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Community Media Trust (CMT), a not-for-profit media production company that produces educational series in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS, education, gender-based violence and other topics of human rights and social development.

Community Media seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator, based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

The Project Coordinator will manage and implement a project under the RMCH programme in OR Tambo from November 2013.

Duties will include management of a team of Health Promoters to implement a district level communications campaign through co-ordinating community-based activities such as large awareness events, door-to-door campaigns, materials and condom distribution in order to drive demand for and uptake of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, with a particular focus on teenagers. This will also include identifying and networking with relevant stakeholders. The successful incumbent will liaise with TB/ HIV Care Association's Site Manager and Nurse Mentors and the Department of Health with regards to SRH service delivery in communities and clinics.

The Project Coordinator will report to CMT's Head Office and will be responsible for administrative tasks relevant to the project. There may be additional tasks in relation to other CMT project, as requested on an ad hoc basis.

The project is funded through the Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in South Africa through Strengthening Primary Health Care Programme (RMCH), with the focus of providing technical assistance through testing, analysing and documenting innovative approaches to addressing demand and accountability barriers to accessing MCH services that are funded through a grant-making mechanism. For more information on RMCH, visit their website athttp://www.rmchsa.org

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years management experience in community development projects;
  • Relevant undergraduate degree;
  • Proven excellence in writing in English;
  • Strong communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work, including when under pressure, ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Broad understanding of Maternal and Child Health in South Africa
  • English literacy;
  • Fluency in isiXhosa;
  • Proven networking and public speaking skills;
  • Valid driver's licence.

Details:

  1. Education level: Degree
  2. City: Mthatha
  3. Type: Contract
  4. Job level: Junior/Mid
  5. Benefits: Lifecover

To apply, please download, complete and email the Employment Application Form found at http://www.cmt.org.za/about-us/vacancies, use the reference “Mthatha Project Coordinator” in the subject line of your emailed application and email the following to recruitment@cmt.org.za:

  • One page motivation letter
  • A CV
  • A copy of your highest qualification
  • A list of three recent referees with landline contact numbers

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Shortlisted candidates must be prepared to undergo competency testing and Credit/ITC checks.

Enquiries: JP Zeelie, Tel: 021 788 9163.

Due to the high volume of applications received on a daily basis, please note that correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Consider your application unsuccessful if you have not received a response by Wednesday 30 October 2013.

For more about Community Media Trust, refer to www.cmt.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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