NACOSA: COVID-19 Coordinator (Gauteng area)

COVID-19 Coordinator (Contract till 30 June 2021)

Company NACOSA

Reference # 2021031

Published 26/02/2021

Contract Type Contract

Salary Market Related

Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa


South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world – over 7 million people. To turn the tide on HIV and AIDS, we need to bring all sectors of society together and strengthen the community systems that support people.

NACOSA is a networking organisation that brings communities together to tackle HIV and its impact on vulnerable people. We have a 19-year track record of working with donors, government and communities to strengthen community systems and turn the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB.

We do this through mobilizing our network of over 1,700 organisations, promoting dialogue between government and affected people, building capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channeling resources to support service delivery on the ground, particularly for children and youth, key populations and women and girls.

Job Functions Coordinator

Industries Ngo / Non-Profit


The COVID-19 Coordinator Role

NACOSA has been tasked with implementing a COVID 19 response plan across different national programmes. The plan aims to strengthen and support already existing Sub-Recipient programmes such as PWID, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), Thuthuzela Care Centers (TCC), Sex Workers (SW) with relevant COVID interventions, as well as co-ordinating 40 COVID response teams in three provinces. National interventions include but is not limited to COVID screening, testing, contact tracing, providing appropriate PPE, capacity building as disseminating scientifically sound information to communities and being vaccine advocates.

The two COVID Coordinator positions will support and deliver on NACOSA’s Global Fund COVID Response Mechanism (COVIDRM) programme in either Gauteng or Cape Town. This position reports to the COVID Project Manager at Head Office.

NACOSA is looking for an experienced Programme/Project Coordinator to deliver on the following key performance areas:

•Implement the overall logistics for several Gauteng and Cape Town Districts, including but not limited to; driving COVID 19 response activities, supporting identified organisations, programmes and COVID teams, site meetings/visits (virtual or in person when needed), collecting, verifying and collating data, reporting to Head Office, supporting finance team in verifying claims/requests and fleet management.

•Resource management which includes; ordering and management of PPE and other procurement

•Engage and contribute to relevant local and provincial government departments and civil society structures.

•Networking in order to the maintain regular communication with key stakeholders in complementary fields.


Required qualifications, skills and experience

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Sciences/Public Health or related field would be advantageous

•Experience in Public Health sector essential (HIV/AIDS & TB advantageous)

•Understanding of the NGO sector and knowledge of big donor processes/requirements will be a benefit

•Experience in programme planning, implementation, management and M&E

•Sound Knowledge of COVID-19

•Experience with virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Teams

•Excellent communications skills, including the ability to guide implementers on the programme

•Must be analytically minded and have excellent writing skills, including the ability to compile insightful and user-friendly reports

•Must be highly organised, deadline driven, adept at planning and problem-solving with a proactive and positive approach

•Able to work independently; unsupervised and as part of a team.

•Ability to coordinate multiple inputs to tight deadlines, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

•Excellent interpersonal skills

•Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)

•Driver’s license.


•Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks consider your application as unsuccessful. NACOSA reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.

•NACOSA respects the privacy of its stakeholders and will treat all personal information provided in line with our recruitment policy and in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Job Closing Date 10/03/2021

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