National Religious Association for Social Development: Nurse

National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD) was established by representatives of the religious organisations (Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish) involved in a national conference on the transformation of welfare in South Africa,hosted in Cape Town by the EFSA Institute. The basic approach of the NRASD is to strengthen the capacity and programmes of existing networks to enable them to play an even bigger role in this field.  Together the religious groups represent by far the largest networks for social, welfare and development work in South Africa.
NRASD seeks to appoint a Nurse based either in Sedibeng District, Gauteng or in the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District in North West.

The Nurse will perform duties as assigned by the Programme Management Unit, the Programme Manager and the Programme Officer for HBC and OVC.   The nurse will report to the Programme Officer for HBC and OVC.

Responsibilities:

  • The Nurse to liaise with the NRASD, with the Sub-Recipients as implementing partners and Sub-Recipient Sites as service delivery points with a view to assessing and strengthening the execution and efficiency of the programme;
  • The Nurse would be deployed in the field of home-based care with adherence at site level in communities to provide supervision, quality control and care to Care Workers at district/s level in one of the relevant provinces on behalf of the NRASD, and where necessary, strengthen the sites in terms of the quality of care with respect to the processes, procedures and source documents;
  • The Nurse would also be deployed at SR level and site level in communities to assess the performance of service providers in the field of HIV Counselling and Testing with TB screening in line with the HIV Counselling and Testing Policy Guidelines of the Department of Health.

Requirements:

The NRASD expects the following minimum requirements from service providers:

  • The service provider can be a person or company;
  • The service provider must be able to take on responsibility and work unsupervised;
  • This is a field work position for site level supervision, quality control and care with assessment, support and mentoring;
  • The focus is at service delivery point/ site level – including mentoring support to ensure that quality standards at service delivery point/ site level are improved in terms of processes, procedures and source documents;
  • The service provider must be able to document all work, correspondence received and written, and maintain complete and accurate paper and electronic files;
  • The service provider must facilitate development of standard policies and procedures;
  • The service provider must comply with and facilitate enforcement of standard policies and procedures;
  • The service provider must identify areas for strategic and operational growth and expansion;
  • The service provider must develop good practices and tools for programme execution and management;
  • The service provider should liaise with programme personnel and stakeholders on an ongoing basis;
  • The service provider should meet with programme personnel and stakeholders, as may be necessary;
  • The service provider should have relevant qualification and at least three years experience in nursing field;
  • The service provider should be registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC);
  • The service provider should have at least 1 year of exposure on nursing at a community level, including large donor reporting requirements;
  • The programme is implemented in the five inland provinces.  The service provider can respond to provide the service in one or more provinces, assuming there is physical representation in each province.  In the case of individual applicants as service providers, the Nurse would be based in the relevant district in an inland province, in an office as determined by the NRASD.  In the case of organisations as applicant service provider, the Nurse would be based at the relevant organisation;
  • Depending on the sites in each province, the service provider would need to be able to provide the support services on a full-time basis up to  March 2016, with a possibility for an extension;
  • Own transport is required to get to the different sites.  The service provider must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence and access to a car.  The position requires that the service provider travel between stakeholders;
  • The Sub-Recipients with sites where support is required are:
    • Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Stellenbosch University.
    • Afrisida Management Services.
    • Anglican AIDS and Healthcare Trust.
    • Friends for Life.
    • Kerklike Maatskaplike Diensteraad.
    • Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
    • Scripture Union of South Africa
    • South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
    • Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
    • Starfish Greathearts Foundation.
  • The service provider will be required to hand in progress reports;
  • The service provider will be required to perform related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned by the Programme Manager and the Programme Management Unit.

To apply, submit a CV to Lynnette Murimba at lynnette@cddc.co.za.

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

Applications will be evaluated and shortlisted candidates will be informed of the results by 25 March 2015.    

For more about the National Religious Association for Social Development, refer to www.nrasd.org.za.

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

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