26 Jul 2017

VACANCY: Training Officer – Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

3.5 year fixed term contract ending 31 March 2021

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) wishes to appoint suitably qualified individual to serve as a Training Officer. The Training Officer will work closely with AFSA’s SRHR team and programme partners to identify and respond to the training needs of the Sex Rights Africa Network (SRAN) members and CSOs serving as Country Focal Points in selected countries in eastern and southern Africa.  The Training Officer will be responsible for developing and customising training material and courses for both face to face and on-line training platforms.

There is one position available in Durban based at the organization’s head.  Applicants must have the ability to work in a demanding and high pressured environment and be able to travel as per job requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Developing and updating of training material 

  • Identification of training needs for SRAN members
  • Reviewing and identifying gaps in existing training material
  • Research of new information for the purposes of improving training material to suit the objectives of the programme
  • Sharing of new and updated information with relevant SRAN members and implementing partners
  • Modify training material for the online training platform

Preparation and planning of face to face and online training courses

  • Consult with programme SRs, AFSA SRHR team to schedule training for SRAN members and stakeholders
  • Coordinate face to face and online training
  • Schedule and moderate session on Moodle/ online learning platform
  • Provide technical support to SRAN members and Country focal offices for online training

Data collection & analysis 

  • Maintain records and reports on training data
  • Participation in review and interpretation of data analysis for reporting, learning and improvement


  • Compile training reports after each training course offered highlighting achievements and challenges


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education or equivalent
  • 3 +years training experience in the field of human rights or health ideally with some experience in capacity building for CBOs and NGOs at management level
  • Knowledge and experience of developing training material for face to face &  on-line training
  • Experience in moderating training on on-line platforms such as Moodle
  • Knowledge of sexual & reproductive health   rights and related policies and strategies
  • Experience in developing a comprehensive training and mentoring plan
  • Strong interest in social justice and human rights
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Data base management
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint  & other computer skills and expertise with relevant software
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Driver’s license with a minimum of two years driving experience

Interested persons need to submit a brief CV (no more than 4 pages), along with cover letter and certified copies of certificates, ID and driver’s license with the reference Training Officer – SRHR  in the subject line via emails to the AIDS Foundation of South Africa for the attention of Charlene at recruitment@aids.org.za no later than the 7 August  2017. Candidates who have not been contacted by the end of August 2017 may assume that they have not been successful in their application. Please note that applications received after this date or with missing information will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency based assessment.