Future of the African Daughter: Programme Manager

Future of the African Daughter (FOTAD)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 April, 2017

The Future of the African Daughter project (FOTAD) is a girl-child development project for girls aged 12 to 19 years who come from previously disadvantaged areas, namely rural areas and townships. The project aims to change the life of the ordinary girl from the township and rural areas, the African daughter, by providing practical and meaningful assistance, guidance and skills to girls participating in the project.

FOTAD seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Johannesburg.

The role will provide assistance and support primarily for the implementation of the Young Mothers Programme (YMP), a programme that is part of the Dreams Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC) and will oversee implementation primarily in the Diepsloot/Cosmo areas in Johannesburg North, South Africa.

Reporting to: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Project Director

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


  • Oversee all FOTAD programme implementation platforms across the South Africa
  • Develop, manage and track programme work plan and resources
  • Lead programme quality improvement activities
  • Plan, organise and coordinate the operational and programme activities including meetings, workshops in support of the project
  • Organise and lead meetings within the team and externally with community stakeholders
  • Lead internal programme internal communication
  • Manage project staff 
  • Conduct training for project staff and beneficiaries 
  • Develop/Adapt training material and programme tools  
  • Assist in the organisation of, workshops and training events  

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Lead monitoring and evaluation project activities 
  • Ensure that appropriate and proven monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are built into FOTAD work plans and that the information is properly collected, analysed and reported as planned and as required for donor’s reporting
  • Be the custodian for an overall framework for monitoring and evaluation of FOTAD
  • Develop and implement data collection techniques and tools, working with external clients
  • Assist the Programme Director to monitor project progress, harmonising activities aimed at monitoring and evaluation by all stakeholders
  • Ensure a consistent validity to data collected for all programme initiatives
  • Coordinate the dissemination of project progress and lessons learned with the impacts of interventions
  • Ensure that the monitoring results are reviewed regularly with the programme staff to ensure that programmes have the requisite data for decision making and improved programme design and implementation
  • Lead programme quality improvement activities  


  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, Psychology
  • Two years or more experience in an NGO management and programme / project work especially in HIV/AIDS or Education context
  • Experience in the social, education and health sector projects is an added advantage
  • Organisational and time management skills (ability to multi task in a complex environment)
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Must possess some experience working in monitoring and evaluation in a programme setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Package (Ms Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Communication and excellent people’s management skills)
  • Facilitates and encourages open communication to the team
  • Strong listening skills, attention to detail and commitment to high accuracy levels in all aspects of the job
  • Promotes new innovative ideas and solutions for improving work
  • Must be a South African national or permanent resident with fluency in English and one local indigenous South African language
  • Familiarity with donors M&E reporting requirements especially USG requirements 
  • Must be proficient with data analysis techniques  

To apply, submit your application to youngmothers@africandaughter.co.za quoting 'Application for Programme Manager' in the subject line or fax +27 86 690 4213

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

This is a local hire position with no expatriate’s benefits, calling for applicants who are eligible to work in South Africa.

No telephone correspondence will be entered into during the recruitment process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not receive a response 10 days after the advert closing date, consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

For more about Future of the African Daughter, refer to www.africandaughter.co.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies


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