Social work



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Contract Type

12 Months

Market Related

Century City, Western Cape, South Africa


The Social Work Intern position supports the NACOSA’s Global Fund Debriefing and Psycho-Social Support programme within the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programme and seeks to advise the scaling of the approach to the Sex Work (SW) and Community Resources and Systems (CRS) programmes. The position will be reporting to the AGYW Programme Specialist.

Job Functions

Ngo / Non-Profit


The key performance areas of the role are:


oConduct a qualitative research study on the Debriefing and Psycho-Social Support programme- research proposal conceptualization, data collection, data analysis & report writing, supported and supervised by the programme specialist
oPresentation of research findings in relevant platforms
oAssist with desktop reviews during programme conceptualisations
•Support to the Global Fund Debriefing and Psycho-Social Support programme
oAssist the AGYW programme Specialist in the implementation and review of Debriefing and Psycho-Social Support within AGYW and the implementation support across the other Global Fund Programme.
oCommunication with Service Providers such as follow up on queries and arrangements
oAssisting with minute-taking for programme meetings
oAssist the programme administrator with arrangements for events, meetings and trainings
•Review and record the Case Management implementation model within the AGYW programme
oLiaise with the relevant Specialist
oReview and provide support on the implementation of the case management model
oassist in the drafting of the case management model for the AGYW programme
oProvide input on monthly and quarterly internal and external reports
oMonthly report on the work done
oActivity reporting on workshops and/ trainings conducted by the programme specialist



We are looking for a newly qualified Social Work Intern with an interest in community development, public health, women’s health and programme design and administration.
•Bachelor of Social Work and current registration with SACSSP
•1-2 years, practicum experience in a fast-paced NGO
•No formal work experience is required
•Research and Report writing skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Proficiency in one or more South African languages besides English a distinct advantage.
•Knowledge or interest in the HIV/AIDS and TB field and the South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI & TB is advantageous
•Understanding of mental health and psychosocial support
•South African national.
•Valid driver’s license.
•Competent in MS Office Suite & familiarity with virtual meeting tools
•Willingness to travel within South Africa

Personal qualities:

oAttention to detail
oOpenness to learn, career orientated and positive attitude
oSensitive to issues around key populations at risk for HIV, as well as issues relating to gender and sexuality, and a commitment to evidence-informed, rights-based HIV programming
oCan work with structured supervision; comfortable with diversity; non-judgmental; flexible.
oMust be highly organised, deadline driven and efficient with planning skills and a proactive and positive approach.
oAbility to work well in a team environment, and to coordinate multiple inputs to tight deadlines, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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