School Development Manager

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Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) is a youth serving, non-profit organisation that provides Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) services – including HIV/AIDS and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Support services – and Advocate for the domestication of SRHR policies. Our vision is an empowered society on SRHR.

PSH seeks to appoint a School Development Manager to be based in  Cape Town.

Purpose of the position is for partners in Sexual Health (PSH) is implementing a school-based adolescent girls and young woman (AGYW) programme with a key focus on HIV prevention with the aim of keeping girls in school. The project goals are to reduce HIV infections amongst learners and students, reduce teenage pregnancy, decrease the dropout rate in schools and improve school retention. The Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB provides the framework for prevention, treatment, care and support for all learners, educators, school support staff and officials in the basic education sector. The programme focusses on a whole school management approach including strategies to support the school community on sensitisation and implementation of the DBE policies on HIV/TB/STIs.

Reports to: Programme Manager

Responsibilities:
The Whole School Development Manager will build the capacity of school leadership structures such as School Management Teams (SMTs) and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) to:
Provide technical support for the implementation of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme following the whole school development approach.
Together with the Principal Recipient, facilitate the training of Life Orientation educators on scripted lesson plans for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Sensitise the School Management Teams (SMTs), Parents and School Governing Bodies (SGB) on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Provide support on how to implement the new DBE HIV/TB/STI Policies.
Provide support on how to implement the Integrated School Health Policy (ISHP) and improve TB awareness among educators and learners.
Raise awareness on GBV through dialogues conducted with school governing bodies, staff, parents and other key stakeholders regarding cultural and traditional norms, behavioural change and reduction of GBV reducing and risky behaviours within schools, surrounding communities and families.
Provide implementation support to include the sensitisation of educators addressing social norms, challenges and perceptions as well as to encourage buy-in into the AGYW whole school based programme with the relevant stakeholders and school governing bodies.
Design, support and develop Jamborees for the Kliptontein District schools.

Requirements:
Tertiary Qualification in Social Sciences / Health Sciences / Policy Studies / Education.
Honours / Masters Qualification will be an added advantage.
Management and Leadership experience.
Good knowledge of and experience in working with the Department of Basic Education and Western Cape Education Department.
Good knowledge of HIV/TB/STI policy implementation.
Previous experience of life orientation curriculum teaching and training.
Knowledge of the CAPS system.
Working knowledge of developing Career Jamborees.
Working knowledge of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Excellent verbal and written communication and relational skills.
Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision, be a self-starter.
Fluency in English and ideally another local language
Interested persons for the above position are requested to submit a detailed CV including two referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to: [email protected]

Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate. PSH is an equal opportunity employer.

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. If we do not contact you within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
PSH reserves the right not to make an appointment to this advertised post and candidates will have no legitimate expectation or automatic right to the position.

For more information about Organisation name Partners in Sexual Health, refer to www.psh.org.za.

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