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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
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    Senior Programme Manager (NGO)

    Job Description

    This position manages a very large organisational project. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day program management of this project, donor reporting, monitoring of project spend and activity implementation. This position will also support meetings with possible donors, engagement in technical design, proposal development, and intelligence gathering. S/he will also work closely with the program leads in other countries to share lessons learned, best practices, and project updates across the country. The position will be based in Pretoria, with local and international travel required.

    Key Performance Areas:

    Project Manager

    • Lead project implementation, including framework development and consultations; rollout, training, and supervision; monitoring and evaluation and documentation of lessons learned
    • Produce project deliverables
    • Manage project workplan and budget to ensure activities are carried out on time and within budget
    • Lead engagement for project and technical support.
    • Lead quality assurance and quality improvement for project
    • Engage and manage technical consultants as necessary to carry out project activities. 

    Technical Support 

    • Facilitate the development and implementation of the company's annual program plan including goal-setting and work-planning for program improvement
    • Provide program implementation guidance and support where needed to the Country’s’ service delivery teams in order to achieve quality targeted results.
    • Lead the adaptation and implementation of program/intervention/innovation frameworks and activities with clearly defined objectives, outcomes and roles and responsibilities.
    • Prepare and submit regular reports that describe program progress and achievements
    • Work closely with M&E to initiate site service quality assessments and other program quality improvement processes to maintain the provision of high quality services
    • Coordinate data use for program decision making
    • Periodically travel to various sites to support implementation and QA/QI processes
    • Contribute to internal working groups and sharing of inter- and intra-country learnings

    Stakeholder Representation 

    • Provide input into and support preparations for high-level site visits in Country hubs
    • Maintain and grow stakeholder relationships, including representation of the orgnaisation in key strategic technical working groups
    • Provide intelligence for business development planning (including Country Business Plans and other capture planning)
    • Advise on technical design of programmes for new business opportunities
    • Support proposal writing
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelors required in public health, public health, social sciences or related field, Master’s preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the health sector
    • Exposure to the HIV / AIDS space is advantageous
    • Demonstrated experience working with government at all levels (national, provincial, district)
    • Experience working with donors and other government and foundation donors
    • Excellent ability in providing day to day program management support, and proven in-depth knowledge of in health programming,
    • Extensive knowledge of health system in Southern Africa.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and writing project workplans, reports, and other deliverables
    • Demonstrated experience leading a technical activity, through evidence and data driven decision-making and using M&E data for programme improvement, and serving in technical advisory roles
    • Strong design and conceptualisation skills – able to think creatively and; systematically at all project levels
    • Experience in monitoring project workplans and budgets
    • Experience in quality assurance and quality improvement


    • Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines independently with sound decision making
    • Ability to work with staff based in multiple locations, and supervise external consultants
    • Strong experience building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
    • Self-starter, team player and results-oriented
    • Strong strategic, analytical, negotiation and advocacy skills
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures and backgrounds
    • Computer literacy (MS Office suite)
    • Fluent in English and local language

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