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MIET AFRICA is conducting a research study that investigates the impact of COVID-19 on young people in the SADC and East Africa regions. As part of the study dissemination package, MIET AFRICA seeks the services of a reputable and experienced full-service video production company to produce a video that captures the impact of COVID-19 on young people, highlighting real life stories and experiences. In this way, the study findings will be made more accessible and interesting.
The video must tell the stories of the study participants, reflecting how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. Proposed countries to be included in the video include Malawi, Zambia, and Namibia; however, this is still to be finalized. Planning would need to commence in December 2020, with filming taking place in January 2021. The deadline for completion is 28 February 2021. Click here for the full ToR.
More than 100 adolescent girls and young women attended the recent launch of the #SAYIT campaign. This initiative encourages young women to speak out on issues affecting their day-to-day lived realities to ensure that they influence and affect policies, programmes and support targeting them.
The launch, held in the Nelson Bay Metro on 7 November under the theme, ‘Acknowledge, Access, Stay Alive’ provided an opportunity for youth to engage with healthcare workers, peer trainers and educators, and programme staff. Group discussions were held on various topics such as gender-based violence, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV/Aids, STIs and PrEP. Access to screening and testing was also offered.
The #SAYIT campaign forms part of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Programme, an age-appropriate combination prevention programme for AGYWs aged 15-24 years, who are both in and out of school. At the same time,
MIET AFRICA and Mawela Community Development seek to employ a suitably qualified and experienced Finance Officer. This is a contract position, and the successful applicant will be based at Mawela Community Development’s district office in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. Local applicants will be preferred. Closing date for applications is Sunday, 15 November 2020. Click here for application details.
MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to design, curate, evolve and support the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) online ecosystem.
CSTL is an innovative approach that responds to the millions of children and youth in the region whose right to education is compromised by a host of barriers to quality teaching and learning.
The SADC CSTL Policy Framework provides ministries of education with guidance in strengthening their systems so that schools are able to serve as sites of integrated support where quality education is secured and child and youth-friendly services are provided in support of health, gender, migration, food security and other challenges. The ecosystem will focus on stakeholder engagement and learning as well as knowledge management and sharing, in ways that accelerate the impact of the CSTL mandate.
The design of the online ecosystem will be developed following a strategy session where the initial blueprint of the ecosystem is determined,
MIET AFRICA is seeking a suitably qualified Payroll Administrator, and the closing date for applications has been extended to Monday, 9 November. This is a 12-month contract position, and the successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s head office in Durban. Click here to view the job advertisement and to apply.
MIET AFRICA seeks to employ a suitable qualified and experienced Finance Manager. This is a 12-month contract position, and the successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s head office in Durban. Closing date to submit applications is 6 November. Click here to find out more and to apply.
MIET AFRICA requires two Data Capturers to take responsibility for the provision of the day-to-day data capturing and quality control of captured data for the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Programme Programme in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Eastern Cape. These are contract positions, and the successful applicants will be based at MIET AFRICA’s district office in Port Elizabeth. Click here for application details.
MIET AFRICA and SAfAIDS will host an online community discussion on Thursday, 29 October. Hear from learners, educators and local traditional, religious and political leaders about catalysing localised community action in reducing sexual and reproductive health risks and vulnerabilities among adolescent girls and young women in schools, during and post COVID-19. This is the first webinar in this series, starting in Zambia but it is open to all, even outside of Zambia. Click here to register your attendance and here to view the flyer.
MIET AFRICA seeks to employ an Enrolled Nurse and a Clinical Nurse to take responsibility for provision of biomedical services in the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYW) Programme in Abaqulusi sub-district, in the Zululand district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Both are contract positions, and the successful applicants will be based at MIET AFRICA’s district office in Vryheid (Zululand District). Deadline for applications is Friday, 23 October 2020. Click here to view the job applications and how to apply.