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August 19, 2015

Basic Function of Position:

The USAID/Southern Africa REXO is responsible for providing Human Resource Management (FSN, USDH, USPSC and TCN PSCs), Information Technology/Data Management, Procurement, General Services, Property Management (both NXP and EXP), Real Property Management, Communications and Records, Travel, Facilities Management, and Motor pool services to the bilateral Mission, and to their client Missions, as appropriate.

The Computer Management Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Systems Manager. The incumbent provides user support and end user training and will be required to solve most problems with minimal assistance. The incumbent acts as a backstop to the Computer Management Specialist when he/she is not in the office. It is critical that Information Systems Security be maintained on the USAID Southern Africa network; therefore, the incumbent must at all times adhere to personnel, technical, administrative, and physical security policies and procedures when USAID Southern Africa equipment is used to support Mission and Agency objectives.

CHALLENGE

Improving primary grade reading is critically important to the success of South African children. In order to maximize student achievement, teachers must have the skills to deliver quality education. To improve primary grade reading outcomes, Ukusiza will strengthen teacher professional development by developing and distributing high-quality digital teacher training content.

CHALLENGE

Helping young South Africans achieve their potential demands a greater investment in literacy skills of primary grade learners in a rural areas.  This challenge is being addressed through enhancing teachers’ skills and recruiting and training community members to serve as literacy volunteers.

The May‟khethele program was launched in October 2007 in the uMgungundlovu district of KwaZulu-Natal and aims to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) through the provision of a comprehensive range of services. The programme operates at two levels. It provides school-based HIV education and HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT); and personalised, household level attention for OVCs who are identified and enrolled in the programme. The programme uses a consortium approach.

An evaluation of the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) project was conducted in South Africa between September 7th and October 26th to document the degree to which the USAID-funded palliative care interventions were successful, identify best practices, suggest improvements, and provide recommendations for follow-on interventions.

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Last updated: August 19, 2015

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