TAC engages in monitoring, treatment literacy, policy review, advocacy and campaigning within the health system
The purpose of this position is to carry out evidence-based research, analysis and policy positioning and subsequent dissemination of that information to support TAC advocacy and campaigns.
- Formulate a research and policy strategy enabling the organisation to carry out a systematic research to produce quality results and detailed reporting.
- Carry out policy research and development on health, science, legal, social and political issues relevant to TAC;
- Develop sound technical briefs to influence shifts in policy, practice and strategic shifts in the area of HIV/AIDS intervention programmes;
- Monitoring the state of the healthcare system and implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs;
- Dissemination of key research information into the public domain to support TAC campaigns;
- Coordinate and conduct secondary research studies that are relevant to or commissioned by the TAC;
- Keep abreast of developments around research and evaluation approaches to ensure the application of these take place in TAC’s research and evaluation methods;
- Contribute to TAC’s knowledge management and M&E functions and practices, ensuring that key research issues are included (including statistics and trends)
- Training and development of TAC members and staff based on the issues outlined in the Research and Policy Strategy;
- Degree in a related field of study (Social Science, Public Health, Economics, Science, Medicine)
- At least five years’ experience in research, advocacy, policy development or social justice
- Excellent proficiency in English and another South African language would be an advantage.
- Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the South African public healthcare system, and relevant science related to HIV and
- Understanding of South African global civil society, human rights and developments issues.
- Knowledge of South Africa’s governance system, policy development and legal system.
- Strong networking, interpersonal and communication skills, in particular the ability to work collaboratively with government and civil society.
- Strong proven experience in research or investigative data
- Good written and verbal communication skills supported by a track record of relevant publications, media commentary and public speaking.
- Ability to translate complex information – such as clinical studies, research papers and surveys – into simple, accessible
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to use online platforms such as WordPress (website), MailChimp (online mailing), and social media platform.
- Ability to work independently and under pressure.
- Valid driver’s licence – be willing to travel
The closing date for all applications is the 14 August 2020.
To apply, submit your cover letter, detailed CV, copy of a valid driver’s license, matric certificate, qualifications and 3 contactable references by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Treatment Action Campaign is guided by principles of employment equity; women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.