Community Systems Strengthening (CSS): Team Lead


HIVSA is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 and is a strategic partner of the Gauteng Provincial Departments of Health and Social Development. We innovatively transform and empower individuals, community workers, and organisations by developing their capacities to effectively respond to the socio-economic and health challenges that burden communities.


The CSS programme implements the Preventing HIV/AIDS in Vulnerable Populations (PHVP). The goal of the PHVP programme in Gauteng is to contribute towards HIV epidemic control by enhancing the quality, comprehensiveness, and sustainability of care and support services to improve resilience, health, and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Adolescents and Youth (OVCA&Y) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), in line with the South African Government (SAG)’s strategic goals for health and social development. HIVSA’s implementation model is embedded in capacitating and strengthening Department of Social Development (DSD) funded Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to utilise a robust case management system and structured evidence-based interventions to provide holistic services to communities, OVCA&Y, and AGYW. HIVSA implements the PHVP programme in Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Sedibeng.


The Team Lead is responsible for QUALITY implementation of programme activities at sub-partner level, including ensuring that the expected C/ALHIV proportion are verified and enrolled into the programme. This includes programme and organisational (institutional) capacity building aligned to SOPs, Policies, and other relevant programmatic guidance to ensure SIMS compliance daily.  The individual must be able to work independently, be reliable, and trustworthy, pay attention to detail, and to communicate timeously to ensure smooth programme implementation. The Team Lead are responsible to provide supervisory, developmental, and administrative input, and support to the Social Workers to achieve programme targets and outputs. The Team Lead must conduct verification and validation activities of programme beneficiaries to ensure quality data is reported to CBIMS.


  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • At least 3 years experience in managing people.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent patterns of communication.
  • Strong supervision and mentorship skills.
  • Sound understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation requirements and reporting.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (of more than 3 years) and be familiar with driving manual vehicles, as they would be driving themselves and their team on a daily basis.
  • Proof of partial or complete Covid-19 Vaccination.

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Implementation and tracking of targets in line with the three programme modalities (OVC Comprehensive, OVC Preventive, and OVC DREAMS Family Strengthening).
  2. Ensure validation and verification of data reported from sub-partner level.
  3. Implementation of Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) including Quality Improvement (QI) and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) activities.
  4. Provision of sub-partner capacity building, mentorship, supportive supervision, and coaching to increase skills.
  5. Stakeholder management and networking, preparing and reporting monthly/quarterly on progress and challenges. This includes timeous preparation and active participation in all platforms/meetings.
  6. Compilation of monthly / quarterly all programme activity reports and presentations.
  7. Ensuring sub-partner compliance management and monitoring expenditure reporting of all allocated sub-partners.
  8. Performance management of direct team members.
  9. Drive self and, in some cases, fellow team members, to sites and meetings using HIVSA fleet.

What do you need to do to apply?

Candidates that meet the requirements and are interested in the position to send a motivation letter and CV (not more than 5 pages), and three contactable referees to The HR Manager, HIVSA, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, e-mail:

Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2023 (Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.)

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