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The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and campaigning within the health system to ensure that every person with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. 

 

Advocacy and Communications Manager (Gauteng):

TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to develop, implement and report on TAC’s Communications and Advocacy strategy and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of TAC’s national and international position. This position is a critical position within TAC and one with significant responsibility. The position is based in Johannesburg, but will require some travel.

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

 

The Advocacy and Communications Manager will manage all advocacy and communications work, support work in the provinces, and advise both upwards and downwards. As TAC must also play a role in international level advocacy, this role involves ensuring that there is sufficient and appropriate materials and evidence to support this work. This effort will in turn contribute to TAC’s visibility and fundraising capability, as all materials should be based on local and national work undertaken and how this work impacts at community level. The exciting challenge is to bring communications and materials production and campaigns together to enable the members of this team to support and enhance the work of those on the ground in a way that builds civil society strength, while at the same time ensuring the same message is heard and has substantial influence nationally and internationally. This position includes a fairly high level of people management and coordination.

 

People Management:

  • Senior Communications Coordinator
  • Campaigns Officer
  • National Organiser [7 x Provincial Managers are indirectly accountable through the National Organiser]

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Detail):

 

KRA1 Oversee and coordinate the development of a Communications and Advocacy Strategy for TAC, consolidating approaches and ensuring organisational innovation

 

  • Advocacy and Communications strategy developed and communicated;
  • Align TAC’s campaigning and advocacy approaches with the overall political health landscape;
  • Oversee the exploration of different/new approaches to advocacy and civil society communications and campaign strategies internationally, assessing relevance and usefulness for TAC
  • Explore possible partnerships at local, national and international level to enable TAC’s messaging to be as widely distributed as possible;
  • Ensure the appropriate reflection of national priorities in the strategies and approaches of each province;
  • Engage with national office bearers and council to ensure that they are well informed and adequately supported, and there is good understanding of relative roles and responsibilities in relation to communications, campaigns and general TAC advocacy. 

 

KRA2: Coordinate and deliver Communication and Advocacy operational plan and ensure outputs have direct linkage to strategy priorities, in particular to support the advocacy work of TAC in national and international fora

 

  • Communication and Advocacy  operational plan developed, agreed and implemented, drawing on the General Secretary, Senior Communications Officer, National Organiser, Campaigns Manager and other Heads of  Function as necessary;
  • Represent TAC on various advocacy and campaign platforms, and coordinate mechanisms on key messages and policy positions; The result of such work should be:
    • TAC has greater visibility at both a national and international level;
    • Wider set of relationships developed, in particular within the donor/funding arena;
    • Up to date knowledge of sector information and trends and developed that contribute to TAC’s thought leadership and the development of organisational innovation and development
    • Contributions to effective engagement with TAC’s advocacy targets. 
    • Effective partnerships established with civil society and researchers.
    • Persuasive engagement with potential and existing funders.
    • Effective representation of TAC provincial issues to TAC national processes.
  • Strong advocacy and communications plans developed for each province through inclusive processes that reflect learning from within TAC and comparable contexts.
  • Effective execution of TAC’s work in provinces so that there is clear progress in bringing about improvements in policy and implementation;
  • TAC’s work in provinces reflects commitments to donors, and builds a basis for future funding;  
  • Effective project management of TAC-wide campaigns to bring about change;
  • Communication and Advocacy reports drafted; 
  • Contribution to TAC’s Knowledge Management and learning functions, ensuring that Communication and Advocacy information, statistics and trends are fed in;
  • Ensure collaborative cross team working with the Knowledge Management delivery team to ensure synergy across departments and functions;
  • Information sharing activities with external national and international stakeholders taken forward with positive results;
  • Appropriate information, analysis and learning available from provinces at appropriate intervals to key stakeholders;  
  • Analysis and learning is reflected in provincial strategies and plans.

 

KRA3: Oversight of TAC’s Provincial Output 

 

  • Ensure that TAC’s advocacy work in at both a national and provincial level is effective, particularly in bringing about improvements in government policy and implementation at all levels, and reflects national priorities;
  • Provision of strategic and political advice; and management of communication and information flows upwards and downwards from the National Office to the Provinces and vice versa;
  • Through the National Organiser, ensure political and logistical guidance to the Provinces to ensure effective advocacy at provincial, district and local level;
  • Through the National Organiser, ensure that all Provincial Managers submit monthly reports covering activities at Branch, District and Provincial levels. 

 

KRA4: Financial and Budgetary management

 

  • The apportionment of budgets across the provinces reflects TAC’s priorities and donor commitments. 
  • Provincial budgets are well developed and reflect appropriate plans, are approved, spent effectively and reported against in good time. 
  • Financial procedures are adhered to.
  • Financial risk analyses are developed and mitigation measures in place. 

 

KRA5: Contribute to implementation, monitoring and reporting of strategic focus areas work to enhance programme delivery and improve TAC’s impact and influence

 

  • Contribution to development and implementation of TAC’s overall strategy, ensuring that Communication and Advocacy issues are included
  • Analysis and learning is reflected in provincial strategies and plans;
  • Key learning and recommendations have been established on significant issues for TAC as a movement and are shared as appropriate.
  • TAC’s strategy, programme focus areas and priorities are promoted externally, and links with partners strengthened and developed; 
  • Needs analysis of TAC’s strategic focus area programmes taken forward;
  • TAC’s Communications and Advocacy outputs enhance and support the agendas of member and partner organisations;
  • Strengthened engagement between stakeholders and strategic focus area programmes;
  • Production and dissemination of  publications and products;
  • Reporting on information sharing activities as required.

 

KRA 6: Staff Management: Build an effective Communications and Advocacy team which has the ability to undertake communications and Advocacy  activities and coordinate and manage the delivery of external providers (at both a national and provincial level)

 

  • Effectively manage the National Organiser, Senior Communications Coordinator and the Campaigns Manager to ensure that TAC’s Advocacy and Communications work is effective in both its output and its learning and reflection (at both a National and Provincial level);
  • Ensure strong performance management, including support/development, of the National Organiser, Senior Communications Coordinator and Campaigns Officer.
  • Mentor TAC staff, providing advice and ideas for how to more effectively incorporate Advocacy approaches in relevant projects.
  • Support the development of common writing standards and templates for routine document types and conducting periodic training sessions to familiarise staff with them.
  • Good practice, which reflects TAC’s policies and procedures, in recruitment, induction, management, and personal development, including effective communication and regular performance review. 
  • Appropriate action is taken to promote wellness, build effective teams, and deal with poor performance and misconduct. 
  • Staff are identified and supported for specific development to more senior positions. 

 

KRA7 Ensure provision of mechanisms to disseminate and promote TAC strategy, programme focus areas and regional priorities to all identified interested groups

 

  • Contribute to and participate in the events in which TAC is involved
  • Ensure the production of publications and products as required, including editorial, design, printing and/or production and dissemination. Where necessary, support the writing up of monitoring information and communications;
  • Ensure the dissemination of quality news releases and other public briefing notes in relation to key developments in the work of TAC’s local, national and international agenda;
  • Oversee and support external communication process delivery, undertaking occasional quality monitoring of staff and contractor outputs (this could include work by writers, translators, interpreters and communication-related service providers).
  • Review and identify research documentation which would enhance TAC’s campaign and advocacy messaging

 

REQUIREMENTS (Qualifications and Experience):

 

  • Degree/relevant experience in Communications, Media, Journalism or related area;
  • 5-8 years’ experience, at least 1 of which at a coordinator/middle manager level in communications /advocacy development work, preferably in the HIV & AIDS or development sector;
  • Specific experience in advocacy campaigns, media events, project management and stakeholder management is required;
  • Should also have some experience managing stakeholders across a variety of contexts, and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget;
  • At least 4 years’ experience having taken the lead in organising/ planning/ executing/ reflecting/ learning campaigns at national and/or provincial level to bring about clear changes.  

 

Knowledge Required:

  • Strong demonstrable skills to performance manage staff.
  • Strong demonstrable skills in strategic planning and budgeting, project management, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure, set priorities, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as being a part of a team.
  • High-level understanding of the functioning of membership-based or similar social organizations. 
  • High-level understanding of political and civil processes and how to engage with them.  
  • Significant up-to-date knowledge of HIV and AIDS and TB and appropriate responses to them.
  • Strong understanding of political and social dynamics in South Africa, and especially in relation to the HIV and TB epidemics.
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing with the ability to conduct high-level business in English.

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Managing emotions and dealing with potential conflictual situations; 
  • Independent and logical thinker;
  • Drive to achieve results; 
  • Decision-making 
  • Initiative 
  • Organisational awareness
  • Knowledge management  
  • Analytical thinking
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Motivating and developing others
  • Facilitating change
  • Communications and Influencing;
  • Approachable and friendly personality.

 

Other essentials specific to the job:

  • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC;
  • Able & willing to travel extensively within the provinces;
  • Expectation of work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job. 
  • A driving licence with clear evidence of safe and considerate driving
  • General Organisational Requirements:
  • Participation in joint events: Campaigns, Workshops, Staff Meetings
  • Quarterly Performance Review processes
  • Training and Development

 

The closing date for applications is close of business on Wednesday 20 January.

 

Apply to HR@tac.org.za with a CV and cover letter.

 

General Administrator Position (Gauteng):

 

TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to support the organisation’s General Secretary and general organisational administrative work required for the organization to function. The position is based in Johannesburg, but will require some travel to other parts of the country.

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

 

The Administrator will undertake general organisational administrative work required for the organization to function e.g. assisting with travel for staff and political leadership for various meetings, assisting the General Secretary (GS) with his/her diary and travel arrangements, and ensuring that TAC internal meetings are minuted effectively. In addition, the Administrator will support the National Manager in delivery of the Company Secretary function in terms of logistics, preparation and post meetings implementation.

 

Core functions of this role will include:

  • Effective and efficient management of the activities of the office of the GS;
  • Provision of logistical & secretarial support to Governance Structures;
  • Oversee Logistics and Administration
  • Property and contracts management.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Detail):

 

KRA1: Effective and efficient management of the activities of the office of the GS

 

  • Organise and maintain the diary of the GS, ensuring that all internal and external meetings and functions are prioritised, adhered to and maintained;
  • Effective functioning of the Office of the GS (clear diary and travel arrangements, coordination of tasks and meetings);
  • Make logistical and other major arrangements for the GS and Secretariat;
  • Support managers with organisational and statutory audits;
  • Updating and uploading the local intranet with relevant information/ documentation related to governance;
  • Effective minute/note taking/capturing of events/ recording and maintaining an open line between GS and others (communication liaison);
  • Key documents for executive members summarised as necessary;
  • Organisational internal communication processes from the office of the GS are well supported.
  • Good governance support and compliance.

 

KR2: Provision of logistical & secretarial support to Governance Structures

 

  • Provide organising, minute taking, information pack compilation and any other required services to support the National Manager in the delivery of Company Secretary functions.
  • Organise and maintain the organisational diary and national calendar, ensuring that all regular governance/management functions are adhered to and maintained;
  • Ensure Board and other Governance Structures members contact details are maintained as current
  • Project manage national events:  AGM, National Training, Conferences, National Campaigns, National Policy Working Group.

 

KRA3: Oversee Logistics and Administration

 

  • Liaise with travel agent for best, cost effective, flights arrangements,
  • Liaise with shuttle services for pick-up of individuals per approved travel claim
  • Prepare monthly analysis of travel accounts; accounts are paid on time; 
  • A stock record of all inventory is available;
  • Ensure legal contracts with other providers : ie sanitary, security and fixture and fittings services;
  • Legal current service contracts are available and adhered to.
  • Manage and maintain National Office stationery and consumables procurement.

 

KRA4: Property and contracts management

 

  • Manage and ensure that the National Office is sufficiently equipped, connected and maintained, providing an efficient and conducive working environment for National Office staff;
  • Liaise with all Provinces regarding lease agreements;
  • Ensure up-to-date agreements, and monitoring of these contracts, reviewing when necessary;
  • Legal current service contracts (National and Provincial) are available and adhered to;
  • Compliance on insurance for moving at start and at finish is in place;
  • Control of parking usage and parking access;
  • A Key management system is in place;  

 

REQUIREMENTS (Qualifications and Experience):

 

Administration/ Logistics/ Procurement /Business management Qualification. Min Five years office administration experience

Experience:

  • Contracts and agreements experience.
  • Project management, including experience in pre and post review of events and activities.

 

Skills Required:

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Excellent Organisation and Time management;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (business communication ) 
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrable organizational and administrative skills
  • Can work independently and well as within a team taking on a supportive role;
  • Can trouble shoot and maintain flow of functions/operations;
  • Excellent Technical and logical expertise;

 

Knowledge Required:

  • Technical and analytical ability; 
  • Property and facility management;
  • Logical conceptual ability.

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Managing emotions and dealing with potential conflictual situations; 
  • Good healthy work ethic and able to work to deadline;
  • Independent and logical thinker;
  • Approachable and friendly personality.

 

Other essentials specific to the job:

  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when expected to (this time can be recovered in lieu);
  • Membership of the TAC would be an added advantage;
  • Participation in joint events: Campaigns, Workshops, Staff Meetings, Team building exercises. 

 

The closing date for applications is close of business on Wednesday 20 January.

 

Apply to HR@tac.org.za with a CV and cover letter.

 

Human Resources Coordinator Position (Gauteng):

 

TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to enable the effective and efficient execution of all personnel and payroll administration required for the organization to function. The position is based in Johannesburg, but may require some travel to other parts of the country.

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

 

This role includes the implementation and running of all HR functions for TAC, including personnel, payroll, performance management, disciplinary and grievance, benefits and wellness. This person would be expected to lead on core HR activities/planning, seeking guidance from the National Manager as necessary. Because the National Manager only has HR as one of a range of functions, it is necessary that this person is highly motivated, and seeks to provide HR services to TAC in a strategic and effective way without interfering with the core work of the programmes. One critical role in this post will be to capacitate all managers to themselves effectively manage their HR functions, and maintain happy and healthy teams.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Detail):

 

KRA1: Manage and report on implementation of TAC’s Administrative, Operational and Human Resources capacity, capability and resources management, planning & expenditure, performance and compliance, and ensure Learning & Development strategy implementation and evaluation

 

  • Ensure resource availability for strategic focus area operations and outputs, including administration and technology  
  • Identify additional relevant relationships and establish and maintain to support TAC’s operational and programme functioning
  • Advise on and ensure preparation of non-executive remuneration packages, employee notch increase and performance bonus implementation and payment 
  • Direct and manage all legally required/administrative processes related to staff recruitment, contracting, packages, payment, working conditions and induction;
  • Lead and manage performance management process, succession planning, and individual development plan implementation and review, including scheduling and conducting and reporting (drive and co-ordinate plans and processes related to staff learning and development, and monitor and evaluate staff learning and development);
  • Manage, communicate and monitor implementation of all policies and processes related to providing an enabling environment conducive to productive, safe and efficient working  (these should include employee wellness, HIV, etc)
  • Manage, communicate and monitor implementation of all HR administrative and benefits policies and processes (including working hours, leave, medical aid, other benefits)
  • Monitor, evaluate and control TAC culture and employee relations (code of conduct and values compliance; misconduct and grievances);
  • Performance Management scheduling, ensuring content relates to performance agreements, reviewed bi-annually, supported by coaching, mentoring and skills development programmes, ensuring all staff are engaged appropriately by their managers; as per PM policy).

 

KR2: Recruitment and Selection

 

  • Co-ordinate recruitment activities according to the recruitment policy: (i) posting vacancies internally and externally; (ii) assisting in preparing formal advertisements and announcements; (iii) processing applications and short listing; (iv) preparing and scheduling for interviews; (v) administering letters of offer and contracts of employment;
  • Selected candidates’ personnel documents are efficiently completed within the first two weeks of employment. 

 

KRA3: Payroll Administration and Updates 

 

  • Ensure that TAC’s Financial and Procurement Policies are followed;
  • Sufficient knowledge of the policies exist to ensure compliance within payroll administration; 
  • Liaise with National Manager to ensure payroll administration systems are efficient, practical and adhered to by all staff. 
  • Update list of staff salaries with start dates, proper job titles according to organogram, location and salary packages
  • Effect Payroll administration and changes on a monthly basis, completion of annual IRP5 certificates for staff (including distribution); 
  • Monitor and liaise with Medical Aid/Provident fund in respect of payments made;
  • Manage and monitor the statutory administration requirements around unemployment Insurance and Retrenchments processes for staff;
  • Correct advice and information is given to staff when required.
  • Staff are satisfied with the prompt, correct and thorough HR services received. 

 

KRA 4: Salary Payments

 

  • Ensure that salaries are entered into VIP system for permanent, fixed term and short-term project staff; 
  • Update new staff and resignations as per monthly salary changes memo. 
  • Salaries are accurately done on a monthly basis, through Nedbank; 
  • All scheduled are authorised by the Finance Manager and National Manager
  • records can be traced for auditing purposes;
  • Ensure authorisation and administer the payment of 13th cheques on 15 December of each year;
  • Monitor leave, PAYE and other payments/deductions received from the Senior Finance Officer – Cash book;
  • TAC follows auditing statutory requirements;
  • Enter payslips into salary journals in Pastel Evolution either manually or through VIP on a monthly basis;
  • Payslips are printed and distributed on time. 

 

REQUIREMENTS (Qualifications and Experience):

 

  • Tertiary qualification: Human Resources diploma with Payroll administration experience /training; 
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel; 
  • PASTAL accounting/VIP Payroll; 
  • Time management – specifically understanding the payroll and personnel cycles;
  • Organising and Planning skills;
  • Able to trouble shoot and deal with urgent matters speedily;
  • Valid driver’s License is an added advantage.

 

Knowledge Required:

  • Good English business/professional writing skills 
  • Knowledge of at least two of the south African languages besides English 

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Managing emotions and dealing with potential conflictual situations; 
  • Good healthy work ethic and able to work to deadline;
  • Independent and logical thinker;
  • Approachable and friendly personality.

 

Other essentials specific to the job:

  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when expected to (this time can be recovered in lieu);
  • Membership of the TAC would be an added advantage;
  • Participation in joint events: Campaigns, Workshops, Staff Meetings, Team building exercises. 

 

The closing date for applications is close of business on Wednesday 20 January.

 

Apply to HR@tac.org.za with a CV and cover letter.

Resource Mobilisation Manager (Gauteng):

 

TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to lead the organisation’s resource mobilisation team in their effective and efficient management of the deliverables, including grant management, liaison with individual donors, developing and implementing an effective fundraising strategy and ensuring that the objectives of the TAC’s Board are translated into action. This position is a critical position within TAC and one with significant responsibility. The position is based in Johannesburg, but will require some travel.

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

 

This role enables TAC to report effectively to donors on all of its activities; and fundraise for the organisation.  This role includes managing donor relationships and ensuring TAC is compliant with all donor contracts. The post includes a significant amount of actual fund-raising, but this will require support from the GS, the National Manager, and at times the other two content-Managers (Knowledge Management, and Advocacy) – those who are the face of TAC. This role involves coordinating, producing and finalising all relevant documentation, communications and other relevant materials or inputs to enable resource mobilisation activities. This person would support the GS and the National Manager in identifying and building relationships with donors and other potential funders of TAC’s programmes and activities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Detail):

 

KRA1: Increase institutional funding sources, including identifying new and innovative ways to source funding

 

  • TAC maintains a strong up-to-date analysis of the institutional funding context relevant to its intended work including developments with legislation
  • Provide leadership in joint bidding and proposal development and submission to funding agencies
  • Review, develop a resource mobilization strategy and annual plans, grant and contract management system to meet the fundraising targets envisaged in TAC’s longer term Resource Mobilisation Strategy in close coordination with TAC’s Provincial Offices and the Campaigns Manager.
  • Provide leadership in resource mobilization in identifying specific opportunities for new funding sources and pursuing these timeously and professionally.

 

KRA 2:  Retain current donors

  • Ensure compliance for all grant agreements;
  • Quality reports and accounts submitted timeously.
  • Other donor requirements including meetings and visits met professionally.
  • Improve TAC’s communications with current donors
  • TAC’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework is effectively maintained and reviewed as necessary in line with TAC’s work.
  • Strong compelling proposals submitted and followed up that fit well with TAC’s strategy, and capacity to manage, alongside funder’s interests.  

 

KRA 3: Diversify sources

 

  • TAC identifies and researches potential alternative (non-institutional) sources of funding  
  • In collaboration with TAC leaders, take responsibility for researching and developing relationships with high-level individual donors, negotiating with them around the level and nature of their involvement with the TAC.
  • To develop time bound crowdfunding strategies, and work with the RM and PCR teams to implement these effectively, including developing online resources, building momentum via social media and other outreach, and providing reports on progress.
  • To research and identify potential trusts, foundations, bilateral and other donors to fund TAC work and to lead in the preparation, writing and submission of high quality grant applications.
  • Identification and development of relationships with potential corporate donors that do not undermine the independence and ethics of the organisation.

 

KRA 4: Effective contribution to TAC’s financial management

 

  • Up-to-date and realistic assessment of income projections available to Finance Department 
  • Income projections available on request.
  • Active informed contributions made to TAC’s budgeting processes.
  • Clear guidance on donor conditions relating to release of funds and spend available to Finance Department 
  • Close working with other teams in both the National Office and Provinces to ensure that the budget is profiled and spent effectively.

 

KRA 5: Advocating for TAC at an international level

 

  • When required, act as TAC ambassador in identified fora, providing input and guidance, to ensure that TAC’s views and influence are promoted.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the sector at national, regional and international levels to facilitate information sharing and joint influencing.
  • Identify and engage with strategic partners at national and international levels to enhance TAC’s strategic priority areas and to expand support to programme partners, strategic partners and members
  • Harness appropriate support from sector experts, Board members and TAC staff and partners to promote and enhance TAC’s strategic priorities.

 

REQUIREMENTS (Qualifications and Experience):

 

  • Tertiary qualification at NGF level 6/7 (Honours level/degree or a clearly demonstrated intellect and skills associated with possession of this level of qualification.
  • Experience in fundraising and resource mobilisation at local and international levels. 
  • Experience and skills in program/project management.
  • Strategic vision and demonstrated ability for planning and execution, including knowledge of various donor requirements and an ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals. 
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills. 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Access, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.

 

Knowledge Required:

  • Strong demonstrable interpersonal skills with a wide range of stakeholders, including ability to negotiate and influence, and build and maintain cooperative relationships 
  • Strong demonstrable skills in strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. 
  • High-level ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure, set priorities, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as being a part of a team.
  • Good understanding of the practice of performance management. 
  • Understanding of the functioning of membership-based or similar social organizations. 
  • Good up-to-date knowledge of HIV and AIDS and TB and appropriate responses to them.
  • Very understanding of political and social dynamics in South Africa, especially in relation to the HIV and TB epidemics, and effective interventions to advocate for change.
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing, with high-level ability to communicate effectively to different audiences in English verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Organisation to work effectively
  • Drive to achieve results
  • Tenacity
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative
  • Organisational awareness
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Knowledge management
  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical information gathering
  • Managing emotions
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Motivating others
  • Delegation
  • Taking charge
  • Communications 
  • Influencing

 

Other essentials specific to the job:

  • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC;
  • Able & willing to travel extensively within the provinces;
  • Expectation of work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job. 
  • A driving licence with clear evidence of safe and considerate driving
  • General Organisational Requirements:
  • Participation in joint events: Campaigns, Workshops, Staff Meetings
  • Quarterly Performance Review processes
  • Training and Development

 

The closing date for applications is close of business on Wednesday 27 January.

 

Apply to HR@tac.org.za with a CV and cover letter.

National Manager (Gauteng):

 

TAC seeks to employ an energetic, pro-active individual with a passion for social justice to provide and smooth functioning of TAC’s day-by-day Corporate Services functions including financial management, administration, and Human Resources and to lead, inspire and encourage staff to undertake all work in a professional and collegiate manner, and support the process of team building and interdepartmental connectivity. This position is a critical position within TAC and one with significant responsibility. The position is based in Johannesburg, but will require some travel.

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

 

The National Manager will take forward the following key functions:

  • Oversight and smooth functioning of TAC’s day-by-day Corporate Services functions including financial management, administration, and Human Resources
  • Lead, inspire and encourage staff to undertake all work in a professional and collegiate manner, and support the process of team building and interdepartmental connectivity
  • This position includes a fairly high level of people management and coordination.
  • Contribute to Strategy development and oversee and ensure quality of strategy implementation 
  • Drive and support the coordination of all programme management, including Resource Mobilisation, Knowledge Management, and Advocacy and Communications. , 
  • Contribute to organisational good governance, undertake Company Secretary functions and ensure Organisational Compliance 
  • Lead and ensure donor engagement and reporting 
  • Deputise for the General Secretary where necessary in all areas of work, and support TACs political structures.

 

People Management:

  • Head of Knowledge Management, Policy and Learning;
  • Finance Manager;
  • Human Resources Coordinator;
  • Resource Mobilisation Manager;
  • General Administrator.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Detail):

 

KRA1: Communication

  • Ensure that the General Secretary, Board and National Council have support to review the appropriateness of current strategy, and update it as necessary, especially through provision of accurate and up-to-date information on TAC’s performance against strategy and identification of key external developments. 
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system generating timely and accurate information on TAC’s performance, with identification of key learnings.
  • Good availability of strong analyses of TAC’s external environment and TAC’s current and future relevance.
  • Effective and appropriate Organisational working practice.

 

KRA2: Staff Motivation and Learning & Development

 

  • Inspire and encourage work ethics and practice across TAC that bring about effective working and reflect TAC’s foundations as a social movement committed to bring about positive change in the health sector, especially for people living with HIV, with a membership that is largely comprised of women, and of people living with HIV.  
  • Ensures a culture of expecting to make a difference, and respect for TAC’s constituency, the work of colleagues and other stakeholders, including funders;
  • Ample opportunities for members of TAC’s constituency to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to contribute more effectively to TAC’s work;
  • Establishment of a work environment that recruits retains and supports quality staff committed to TAC’s values and mission. 

 

KRA3: Managing Organisational Performance to bring about external change 

 

  • Ensure that TAC’s resources are used effectively to bring about change, through appropriate leadership, management, guidance, and problem-solving.  
  • HR policies and practices up-to-date to reflect legal requirements and best professional practice;
  • Strong performance management of senior managers (responsible for functions) to ensure that each team contributes to TAC achieving change through its own work, particularly through support to other dimensions of TAC;
  • Effective, collaborative and co-operative working across TAC including through regular meetings at appropriate frequency with senior management and other stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding and co-operation;
  • Appropriate plans established across TAC that reflect that TAC is a complex social movement operating in a changing external context;
  • Strong and clear internal and external communications.

 

KRA4: Financial oversight and sustainability

 

  • Ensure that TAC raises the funds that it requires, and is able to demonstrate effective use and financial soundness.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of all relevant documentation, communications and other relevant materials or inputs to facilitate resource mobilisation activities
  • Identify and build relationships with donors and other potential funders of TAC programmes;
  • TAC’s operational models reflect good value for money;
  • Good use made of opportunities to raise funds, including retaining existing funders and securing new funding streams;
  • There is proper control of spend and financial sustainability including through good availability of key financial information – budgets, expenditure, cash flow and balance sheets. 

 

 

KRA5: Compliance and Risk Management

  • Ensure that TAC is properly registered with appropriate authorities and compliant, including in terms of reasonable requirements of regulators, financial management, legislation pertaining to TAC’s staff, and obligations to funders. 
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory bodies and support Board members in maintaining compliance. In this regard liaise with the Compliance and Risk consultant to ensure direct communication with the Board regarding any matters requiring attention.
  • Appropriate registration and compliance; compliance with obligations to funders.   

 

KRA6: Support to good governance and Company Secretariat functions

 

  • Enable TAC’s governance and decision-making structures – including Congress, the Board, National Council, Office Bearers, and Executive Committee (EXCO) – to work effectively.
  • Undertake all company secretary functions as per good practice guidelines set out by the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa.
  • Structures receive good administrative support – meetings well set-up, papers received in good time, quality minutes available timeously.  Outcomes communicated well to stakeholders;
  • Appropriate information available in good time;
  • Appropriate participation in governance structures

 

KRA 7: Deputise for the GS

 

  • Deputise for the GS as necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of organisational and political structures and outputs.
  • Whenever the GS is unavailable, the National Manager needs to perform the necessary duties in their absence
  • Recognize and stay on top of happenings in TACs Political Structure. 

 

REQUIREMENTS (Qualifications and Experience):

 

  • Post graduate degree (Social Science/Health Sciences/Community Development)
  • With at least five years’ experience in leadership and senior managerial positions within a large organisation with financial and general human resources oversight responsibilities, as well as a requirement for input into strategy and strategy implementation. 
  • Programme management experience and understanding of matrix working and managing multi-disciplinary teams is necessary, as well as experience in supporting learning & development. 
  • Experience of the HIV & AIDS sector or development sector is necessary, as the post requires providing guidance and strategic thought into programme content. 
  • Experience should include supervising seasoned staff operating multiple services and programs across a broad geography, and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget. 
  • Experience in grant management and non-profit sector resource mobilisation, as well as the donor environment would be a distinct advantage.  

 

Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work under significant pressure, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as through directing a team;
  • Excellent and proven skills in performance management, project management, financial management,  and monitoring and evaluation and learning;
  • Able to trouble shoot and deal with urgent communication matters speedily;
  • Good understanding of the functioning of membership-based organizations;
  • Good understanding of political and civil processes and how civil society may effectively engage with them;
  • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB prevention and treatment;
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Technical and Analytical thinking;
  • Strategic leadership and networking skills;
  • Taking and driving Initiative;
  • Conceptual thinking;
  • Organisation to work effectively;
  • Facilitating change  management processes;
  • Knowledge management;
  • Adaptable and flexible during pressurised times;
  • Managing emotions and dealing with potential conflictual situations in a team;
  • Abilities to trouble shoot and deal with urgent compliance matters speedily.

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work under significant pressure, work to deadlines, and work independently as well as through directing a team;
  • Excellent and proven skills in performance management, project management, financial management,  and monitoring and evaluation and learning;
  • Able to trouble shoot and deal with urgent communication matters speedily;
  • Good understanding of the functioning of membership-based organizations;
  • Good understanding of political and civil processes and how civil society may effectively engage with them;
  • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB prevention and treatment;
  • Fluency in English, including speaking, reading and writing;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Technical and Analytical thinking;
  • Strategic leadership and networking skills;
  • Taking and driving Initiative;
  • Conceptual thinking;
  • Organisation to work effectively;
  • Facilitating change  management processes;
  • Knowledge management;
  • Adaptable and flexible during pressurised times;
  • Managing emotions and dealing with potential conflictual situations in a team;
  • Abilities to trouble shoot and deal with urgent compliance matters speedily.

 

Other essentials specific to the job:

  • Commitment to the overall aims and values of TAC;
  • Able & willing to travel extensively within the provinces;
  • Expectation of work outside regular weekday hours, as required to do the job. 
  • A driving licence with clear evidence of safe and considerate driving
  • General Organisational Requirements:
  • Participation in joint events: Campaigns, Workshops, Staff Meetings
  • Quarterly Performance Review processes
  • Training and Development

 

The closing date for applications is close of business on Wednesday 27 January.

 

Apply to HR@tac.org.za with a CV and cover letter.