REPSSI RIATT- ESA Programme Assistant - Jobs in South Africa

REPSSI RIATT-ESA Programme Assistant - Jobs in South Africa

The Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT-ESA) is a regional network that brings together 30 partners that include civil society organisations, academia, regional economic bodies, UN entities, and bilateral donors in a shared commitment to promote and prioritise the children’s HIV and AIDS response.

Established in 2006, and managed by a Steering Committee and Secretariat, RIATT-ESA uses evidence -driven approach across three pillars of action- research, knowledge sharing and advocacy to support programme and policy makers in efforts to provide comprehensive care and support for infected and affected children and youth.

RIATT-ESA seeks the services of a consultant to provide administrative support to RIATT-ESA Management.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing administrative support to RIATT-ESA Management in the implementation of RIATT-ESA strategy, in close collaboration with the network’s Steering Committee and Partners;
  • Maintain the knowledge management system;
  • Provide support to enhance interaction on RIATT-ESA social media for engagement, content sharing and networking;
  • Scheduling conference calls including Executive and Steering Committee meetings, Technical Working Group meetings, Partners’ Forums;
  • Schedule webinars, prepare adverts, prepare speakers and produce recordings and reports;
  • Maintain RIATT-ESA central calendar of activities and events;
  • Keep track of contracts, licenses, etc. and ensure they are valid or terminated in time.

    Criteria for suitability as RIATT-ESA Programme Assistant
  • Technical background and knowledge in Children affected by HIV and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa region;
  • Understanding and experience of advocacy and communication work in the region with a focus on children affected by HIV and AIDS, and adolescent sexual & reproductive health & rights;
  • Program administrative skills, and ability to multi task and very well organized;
  • Experience in supporting the
    organizing and running of conferences and satellite sessions;
  • Tech-savvy and being able to use apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, hosting webinars, organizing Skype, Zoom and / or Go To meetings, Microsoft Teams meetings etc.

  • Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant area of study (Business Administration, Development Studies, Social
  • Work, Public Health, Journalism etc.);
  • Knowledge of Adolescence Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR); care and support for children affected by HIV and AIDS a plus.

    Assignment duration and other considerations
  • This assignment is from 1st September 2022 and subject to extension based on availability of funding.
  • The successful candidate will be required to work 3 days only in a week.

    How to apply

    Within the context of the above, RIATT-ESA invites interested and qualified consultants to apply in line with the scope provided under the following components:

  • Cover Letter demonstrating the applicant’s understanding of the assignment.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.
  • At least one recommendation letter from one of the referees.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 17 August 2022

  • The applications can be submitted through and copy

  • The appointment will be subject to any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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