Education Development Center (EDC), with funding from USAID, is implementing the South Africa School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity (Activity) that will support the South African Government to reduce HIV infections in students and teachers by assisting the Department of Basic Education to implement high quality, evidence-informed sexuality and HIV prevention education programs.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB provides the framework for prevention, treatment, care and support of all learners, educators, school support staff and officials in the basic education sector, in all public and independent primary and secondary schools in the Republic of South Africa. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and the provision of Care Services are strategies included in the policy to realise a systematic and sustained response to HIV and TB. These strategies align to and present the sector’s contribution towards the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs for South Africa, 2017-2022.
EDC is seeking to hire DREAMS District Managers (DDMs) to work in the additional districts in the following province:
City of Cape Town
The DREAMS District Manager (DDM) will provide capacity development and support to the CSE school-based programme in the DREAMS districts. The DDM will advocate for the teaching of CSE through Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) in line with the DBE HIV Policy, National Strategic Plan and LO and Life Skills teaching plan. S/he will directly provide training to educators, departmental heads, senior management teams, school governing bodies and district education officials who will be implementing the Sexuality Education Activity in the districts and at school level. The incumbent is also responsible for the development and implementation of a mentoring and support plan for educators trained on the scripted lesson plans. The DDM is expected to compile training, support reports and implementation reports demonstrating progress on the Activity, challenges experienced and mitigation strategies. The DDM will be part of a team of EDC staff, Educators and Education Officials rolling out high-quality Sexuality and HIV prevention training in schools.
Essential functions include (but are not limited to):
The DDM is expected to articulate clearly and courteously with officials at the provincial and district offices of the Department of Education (DoE). S/he should be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, partners, co-workers, and funders. The job requires adherence to EDC policies and procedures.
Training and Mentorship
Application and contact details:
The competitive salary and currency will follow EDC’s policies for South Africa. This is not a posted position and no relocation will be provided. Candidates must be eligible to work in South Africa. Preference will be given to applicants residing in the respective district / sub-district. Interested qualified candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa are requested to submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, 5 March 2021. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “DREAMS DISTRICT MANAGER – WESTERN CAPE” in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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