Learner Support Agent Supervisors

The Institute of Health Programs and Systems (IHPS) is a South African non-profit company (NPC) born out of the PEPFAR CDC Track 1 transition of the ICAP, Columbia University, Multi-country AIDS Program (MCAP) in South Africa in 2010. The IHPS mission is “to strengthen health and development systems through program implementation and partnerships” and the vision is “optimal and sustainable health and development outcomes”. Presently, IHPS is a Global Fund (GF) Subrecipient (SR) under Beyond Zero (BZ), tasked to implement the “Comprehensive HIV Prevention programs for Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Fetakgomo Tubatse Sub District & MSM program in Mopani District in the Limpopo Province from April 2022 – March 2025. As such, IHPS seeks to recruit the positions outlined below, based in Fetakgomo Tubatse municipality and Mopani District in Limpopo Province.

Full Time

Overall Responsibility

Render Professional and Effective guidance to support schools to render care, support and protection to vulnerable learners in line with the implementation of HIV/AIDS life skills education programme and Care and Support for teaching and learning (CSTL). Provide Learner Support Agents monitoring and support services at both secondary Schools and their feeder primary Schools for consistent learner development throughout grades progression

Key Performance Areas:
  • Collect and record learner’s barriers to learning baseline information
  • Provide Leadership to Learner Support Agents in Schools arid to ensure that they fulfil their job prescripts
  • Work with SBSTs to screen and identify vulnerable learners and develop plans to support them establish and manage networks with local stakeholders that support the provision of care and support for learners
  • Provide Guidance and counselling to learners who are experiencing or have been exposed to trauma
  • Attend and participate in various local stakeholder’s meetings including District Learner Support Teams Meetings
  • Provide Orientation training to LSAs based in Schools
  • Consolidate Monthly and Quarterly LSAs District Reports
  • Good writing skills that will enable the incumbent to compile reports
  • Good communication, listening and problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour, social systems and skills to intervene at a point where people interact with their environment to promote their well-being
  • People Management and empowerment skills
  • Information and knowledge management skills
  • Knowledge of programme and project management skills
Qualifications and Experience:
  • An appropriate 4-year bachelor’s Degree in social work or equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA
  • Current registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). 
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with Schools to provide counselling and support learners in their education
Travel Requirements:
  • Daily travel to the Out-of-School AYP safe spaces and community outreach sites

By expressing the interest in the positions, applicants are consenting in terms of POPI Act for their curriculum vitae (CV) to be shared with the relevant people authorized to act on behalf of IHPS in the recruitment process.


How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to HR@ihps-sa.org. Subject line should be the position and district you are applying for, and resume or CV should be attached. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Due to the extremely high volume of CVs expected, only those short-listed and selected for interviews will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS about these positions will be accepted.

It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in South Africa Unless the advert states otherwise, please ensure you have this permission before

NB: The organization reserves the right to re-advertise the positions should the need arise and reserves the right not to fill the above listed positions.

CLOSING DATE: 29 March 2023