Society for Family Health: Project Manager

Society for Family Health (SFH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 22 July, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Employment
TITLE: Project Manager
DEPARTMENT: SFH South Africa
REPORTS TO: Project Director
START DATE: 1st September 2016
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Project Based

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries. SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.

Activities will be implemented under the UNITAID funded Private Sector Provision of PrEP project (P3). The P3 project focuses on introducing PrEP into the private sector. The project also aims through research and consumer insight to understand barriers to access and use PrEP products. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with Marketing Advisor, Operations Manager, the SFH Director of Medical Programs; and The Department of Health to ensure that SFH achieves the goals of the project. The Project Manager will manage the introduction of PrEP products through the use of innovative strategies in line with identified audiences.
This is a three year project with similar work being done in Zimbabwe.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Project Manager will be responsible for assisting in the overall strategy development, management (financial, administrative and programmatic), and will work closely with brand managers.

Develop and manage budgets; coordinate and/or review donor reports, including financial and other reports as required by donors by:

  • Coordinate and lead demand generation efforts for new products/methods in accordance with project deliverables and outcomes
  • Coordinate with additional departments to ensure timely and smooth execution of other project activities, including: provider training, medical detailing, demand generation, stakeholder advocacy, and development of product packaging and/or consumer, trade promotional and educational materials.
  • Develop processes and measurements to track the effectiveness of communication campaigns.
  • Develop, together with the Research and Marketing Teams (including sub-partners), project monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Collaborate with the Research Team to gain better understanding of consumer insight and attitudes regarding use of new PrEP trends among women.
  • Work with relevant Technical Working groups to keep stakeholders informed of the project outcomes.
  • Liaise regularly with the Project Director, as and when needed, with other project partners (PSI, SFH/ Zimbabwe; donors (UNITAID) and product developers (pharmaceutical companies).
  • Document all lessons learnt in the process of implementation of the project and contribute to project dissemination efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA, MPH or other advanced degree or equivalent experience;
  • Certification in project management is an added advantage
  • At least 10 years of professional financial and operations management experience with at least 2 years of field experience in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Degree in health related field with a strong health background.
  • A post-graduate degree (MBA. MPH) will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of international development and issues surrounding key health areas of HIV prevention , care and treatment
  • Private sector experience considered a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a management position.

The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and a proven ability to produce results and meet objectives under difficult circumstances. 

ELIGIBILITY
This position is open to all qualifying candidates and all nationals.   The successful candidate will be employed by Society for Family Health (SFH) South Africa. Remuneration will be in local (Rand) currency. No relocation allowances will be provided. Work Permits accepted.

THE POSITION IS CONTINGENT BASED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your cover letter with the resume/curricula vitae (CV), list of 3-5 professional references (with contact information, supervisory references preferred), and scanned copy of all academic degrees to SFH South Africa by email at recruitment@sfh.co.za
 
All application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be short listed and contacted for interviews.  The application submission deadline is 12:00 p.m. local time Friday 22 July.

Location: 
South Africa

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