Opportunities from around the web:
Programme manager, FHI360: EpiC — Pretoria
FHI360 seeks to appoint a pogramme manager of its Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project.
EpiC is a five-year undertaking funded by Pepfar and USAid dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. In South Africa, the project will be centred around voluntary medical male circumcision.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in management, international development, public health policy or any related field. Candidates must have at least five years' experience in programme management for multi-year international health sector development projects. All candidates must have previous experience working with US government funding, preferably Pepfar funding programming.
Deadline: 8 November
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Chief executive officer, Durban and Coastal Mental Health (DCMH) — KwaZulu-Natal
DCMH is a non-profit organisation that caters for persons with mental disabilities. The NGO seeks to appoint a CEO who will report directly to the governing board.
The CEO will be responsible for overseeing administration, planning and the sustainability of the organisation. The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in social work and have a minimum of five years' experience in a management or director position.
All candidates must be registered with the Council for Social Services Professions and have a Code EB driver's licence.
Deadline: 1 November
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Medical officer, Society for Family Health (SFH) — KwaZulu-Natal
The SFH, a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI) seeks to appoint a medical officer to be based in uMgungundlovu and Harry Gwala districts in KwaZulu-Natal on a fixed-term contract.
SFH concentrates on HIV issues and uses social marketing to motivate behavioural change regarding consistent condom use, HIV testing and other prevention behaviours.
The officer will be responsible for theatre operations, client medical screening, safety coordination, adverse events management and mobilising and outreach activities.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery and experience in voluntary medical male circumcision. All candidates must be registered at the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Deadline: 30 October
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Panel discussion, Dullah Omar Institute & Human Rights Watch — Western Cape
The Dullah Omar Institute in partnership with Human Rights Watch will be hosting a panel discussion about human rights on the continent.
The panel will focus on the main human rights challenges across Africa and what efforts the South African government has taken, could have taken or should take in future to help defend and advance human rights across the continent.
- John Jeffery, Deputy Justice Minister of South Africa
- Benyam Dawit Mezmur, head of the Children’s Rights Project at the University of the Western Cape, Vice-Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and member of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the rights of children
- Zainab Bangura, former UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and former Minister of Health and Sanitation and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sierra Leone
- Nic Dawes, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism board member
The discussion will be moderated by Mausi Segun, Executive Director, Africa at Human Rights Watch.
Date: 6 November 2019
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: 1A and B, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
To RSVP, email Crystal Nitsckie at email@example.com by 25 October 2019.
Meta-Research for Transforming Clinical Research, What should we change in the way we are doing research, 25 November 2019 — Paris
Organised by the Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR) consortium, this meeting will look at meta-research, for instance, within preclinical studies as well as opportunities for data sharing, including within the pharmaceutical industry.
Other subjects to be discussed include tools and strategies to increase the replicability of studies and new approaches to evaluate researchers. Registration is free, but seats are limited.
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Strategic information adviser, UNAids — Johannesburg
UNAids seeks to appoint a strategic information adviser to be based in Johannesburg.
The adviser will work with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to strengthen the integration of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), HIV and sexual gender-based violence services in East and Southern Africa.
The adviser will provide technical support, establish integrated SRHR clinics with a task-shifting approach and standard curricula developed to train community healthcare workers to deliver services, among other duties.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in social or medical sciences, epidemiology and behavioural surveillance, public health and/or demography. Internal candidates must have at least nine years' experience, which will be considered an equivalent.
Deadline: 6 November
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Call for registration, International AIDS Conference — San Francisco and Oakland
Registration has been opened for the 23rd International AIDS Conference which will take place from 6 to 10 July 2020.
Next year's Aids Conference will mark the first time the world's largest conference on HIV and AIDS will be hosted in two neighbouring cities.
Conference registration has opened two months early to allow delegates more time to apply for visas.
Early registration ends on 15 January 2020. Group registration only applies to five or more people and the organisation requesting a group registration must nominate one group representative who will administer the group booking.
Media registration is free for eligible members of the media who will be attending in their capacity as journalists, photographers, videographers and community educators.
For more information about visa applications, click here.
To register, click here.
Call for public comment, National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill — deadline extended
The Portfolio Committee on Health invites stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions on the NHI Bill now before 29 November.
The objective of the Bill is to achieve universal access to quality healthcare services in South Africa as per Section 27 of the Constitution.
As part of this, the Bill sets up the creation of an NHI Fund and outlines its powers, functions and governance structures. The Fund will be used to strategically purchase healthcare services on behalf of citizens and certain categories of foreign nationals to ensure the equitable, effective and efficient utilisation of its resources.
Deadline: 29 November
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For any inquiries email Vuyokazi Majalamba or call her on 021 403 3770 or 083 709 8522
PS ICYMI: Our recent story about the quality of public participation made some major waves. Now, we've created a survey to help put some numbers behind the narratives.
Take a couple of minutes to take our 12-question survey and help us gauge the level of public participation around the process and possible ways to improve it.
While the survey is anonymous, we'll publish the results on our website, bhekisisa.org at the end of the submission period. They will also be made available on nhilibrary.com. We will not include submissions marked as private in the results.
Call for Applications, Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH)
Young health systems researchers are encouraged to apply for this mentorship programme. During the course of the programme, successful candidates will receive e-coaching as well as in-person training on topics such as scientific presentation, networking and communication. Fellows will then participate in the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Dubai in November 2020.
Deadline: 6 February 2020
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Call for female experts in any field, Quote This Woman+ — Various locations
Quote This Woman+ is a project to establish an online database of women and non-binary experts to improve gender representation in sourcing among the media. During the election season alone, Quote This Woman+ fielded more than 500 calls from journalists wanting to increase the voices of women in the media.
Keen to be quoted? Submit your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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