The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) seeks to employ a Researcher to join its vibrant policy, communications and research department based in Cape Town. The researcher will primarily work on HIV, TB, and the public healthcare system. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart young person to join us in our fight against the collapse of the public healthcare system.


Key responsibilities:


  • Prepare accessible briefing notes and discussion documents on key issues relating to HIV, TB and the public healthcare system as guided by the Head of the PCR department.
  • Brief TAC's political leadership and staff members on important policy issues relating to HIV, TB and the healthcare system.
  • Work with TAC's national trainer to revive TAC's prevention and treatment literacy programme.
  • Work closely with TAC provinces to ensure national policy position and strategies are informed by the experiences of TAC members on the ground.
  • Assist in the development of TAC policies and strategies in relation to HIV, TB and the public healthcare system. Write articles for Equal Treatment magazine and the NSP Review as required.
  • Assist in the production of treatment literacy publications and other TAC materials.
  • Represent TAC at external meetings or in other forums as required.




  • Post graduate qualification in medicine, biology, public health, science, or relevant social science.
  • Excellent research and writing skills are essential.
  • Good understanding of how science works and ability to critically evaluate research findings.
  • Knowledge of the science and treatment of HIV and TB.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple language.
  • A commitment to social justice is essential.
  • Good public presentation skills.
  • Must work well in a team.


All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter and CV to clearing detailing relevant skills and experience in the covering letter.


Closing date: 20 February 2015.


The organisation is particularly interested in considering women and people living with HIV.


Please note that if you don’t get a response from us within two (2) weeks of the closing date, you should consider your application unsuccessful.


Capacity Building Officer


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.  TAC is looking for an experienced Capacity Building Officer an energetic, pro-active individual. The position is based in Khayelitsha.




  1. Material development and distribution
  • Ensure that the relevant materials are distributed in the branches and province and available when needed.
  • Develop well researched and scientifically up to date and written materials that support district/provincial/national campaigns including newsletters, pamphlets, posters and training manual for the district.


  1. Training, mentoring and guidance
  • Develop capacity, training and facilitation skills amongst TAC branch members,  partners and staff
  • Ensure that support groups and adherence clubs are trained and equipped on the latest treatment literacy knowledge, based on field analysis done.
  • Organise, plan and administer together with the administrator all aspect relating to training within the district.


  1. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitor and evaluate the program using M&E TAC tools.


  1. Report writing
  • Write monthly reports on all activities and training workshops as per action plans to the Provincial Co-ordinator.



Qualifications and Experience


  • Matric certificate
  • Preferably diploma or certificate in Training and Facilitation (or Train the Trainer Training)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and TB
  • 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, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail a


Skills Specific to the position


  • Ability to build strong relationships with external stakeholders as well as with TAC leaders, staff and comrades.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and balance priorities while working on a range of projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate confidently, clearly and persuasively whilst having the ability to work well within a team.



If you meet the requirements above, please submit the following:


  • a CV listing qualifications, prior work experience and at least three referees who can attest to your ability and success in this function. 
  • a letter of motivation, outlining your interests in working within this field and your suitability for this position (approx. 1000 words).


Apply to with a CV and cover letter.


Or  hand deliver at the Khayelitsha Office: Town 1 Properties, Site B, Sulani Drive. 


The closing date for applications is 26 February 2015.


The organisation is particularly interested in considering women and people living with HIV.


Please note that if you don’t get a response from us within two (2) weeks of the closing date, you should consider that your application unsuccessful.