HIVSA is a South African non-profit organisation established in 2002 and specialises in designing, implementing, and monitoring Health and Community Systems Strengthening programmes in partnership with Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and other stakeholders. HIVSA pursues its mission through direct service delivery, technical assistance, and capacity building. In the 21 years since its formation, HIVSA has secured notable achievements, including becoming a prime recipient of USAID funding since 2012. 

Context and Scope

HIVSA notes that the non-governmental sector has become very competitive, with a heightened requirement for sound financial management, corporate governance and an effective sustainability and business development strategy.  To respond to these challenges, HIVSA is seeking to appoint Non-Executive Directors with skill sets and experience in the following areas:

  1. Social and Behaviour Change Communication and/or Research
  2. Marketing and/ or Public Relations
  3. Fundraising and/or Business Development

Terms of Reference

1. Terms of Reference- Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and/ or Research

The Non-Executive Director will be appointed to provide strategic guidance and support for the organisation’s SBCC and the research thereof for competitive positioning within the sector. Research expertise in the social sciences generally or in the SBCC field specifically would be an added advantage.

2. Terms of Reference- Marketing and/ or Public Relations

The Non-Executive Director will be appointed to provide governance oversight and expertise related to marketing and or Public Relations to the organisation, assisting HIVSA to strategically position the organisation competitively through marketing and public relations interventions.    

The NED is required to have extensive experience in the marketing and public relations sphere as well as networks and relationships to support the organisation’s marketing and public relations endeavours. 

3. Terms of Reference- Business Development

The non-executive director will be appointed to provide governance oversight and expertise related to Business Development in the health and wellness sector. The individual is required to assist HIVSA in innovating and looking for breakthrough ideas to build a game-changing portfolio of new businesses (by identifying business weaknesses and challenges and determining relevant solutions).  In addition, the role will include providing guidance on best practices for further developing current donor relationships to maximise the impact of their funding.

The candidate should have a proven track record in business innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy development. Support should also be provided to the organisation’s efforts to build the right processes, structures and innovation ecosystems and relationships, essential for its business development strategy. This entails helping HIVSA to come up with its customised action plan to build new businesses.

The ideal Non-Executive Director must meet the following criteria:

  • Previous board-level experience with specific experience in the NPO/ NPC environment.
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to engage with a wide stakeholder group from diverse national, regional and professional backgrounds.
  • Advising the CEO and the Board on the review, implementation and monitoring of the HIVSA Strategic and Financial Sustainability Plan.
  • Exercising leadership, enterprise, integrity, and judgement in directing HIVSA to achieve continuing impact and sustainability for HIVSA’s work.
  • Sound judgement, analysis and decision-making skills; and the ability to provide a challenging and supportive role to the HIVSA Executive Team that is developmental in nature.
  • Willingness to commit their time to meeting attendance and provide other support to the organisation as needed.
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, listening and influencing skills.

Other important information:

  • Please note that this is a voluntary position and does not carry any remuneration. However, the organisation will compensate board members by way of an emolument.
  • Non-executive director positions are tenable for a minimum of four years.
  • Interested candidates should submit a short motivation and 3-page summary of their CV, with names and contact details of 3 contactable referees.

Due date for submission of CVs: 28th of September 2023

CVs to be submitted to Lynn Lee:

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