Human Rights 

Programme Development Assistant: HIV/Aids Prevention & Community Empowerment


Human Rights, Programme development, Community development, Community empowerment, Public health, Internship

Career Field

Human Rights 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Programme Development Assistant: HIV/Aids Prevention & Community EmpowermentProgramme Development Assistant: HIV/Aids Prevention & Community Empowerment

The Host Organisation

An inspiring non-governmental organisation that creates and delivers empowerment and training programmes to help meet the Global Goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030 and UNAIDS targets pertaining to testing, treatment, and viral suppression.

Roles and Responsibilities

Conduct research on HIV/AIDS causes and effects, related stigma and discrimination and family centred support programmes. Assist in the development of skills training programmes and community mentorship initiatives. Create content for sponsorship campaigns. Help manage sponsor relationships. Work closely with local government and community members to create and implement strategies to help advance the healthy development of newborns, promote universal access to reproductive health and family planning, overcome the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS and encourage involvement in mentorship programmes


Excellent communication skills Previous research experience would be beneficial Confident speaking on the phone Creative thinker

Skills Acquisition

Grow in self-confidence and compassion Become an excellent spoken and written communicator Learn about the contributing factors to the spreading of HIV/Aids Understand how to develop strategic health interventions Understand how to implement empowerment campaigns Learn how to interact with people of lower economic standing

Benefits to Intern

Be part of an inspiring and dedicated team working towards global health goals Develop transferable skills such as research, advocacy and communication Liaise with influential government officials and community members and improve your cross-cultural awareness Gain a valuable insight into the challenges and rewards of NGO work

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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