Focus on the Family Africa: Programme Manager

Focus on the Family Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 5 January, 2018
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Focus on the Family Africa is a nonprofit organisation that focuses on serving families in Africa since opening its doors in 1992. For over 23 years, we have been providing care, advice, support and encouragement to families at every stage of life. We have worked hard to respond to the many real issues families face and to provide sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles.

Focus on the Family Africa seeks to appoint a Programme Manager to be based in Hillcrest, Durban.

Start: February 2018

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Reporting to: Community Development Director

Duration: Permanent post 


  • Manage relationships with partner schools (principals, HOD, teachers)
  • Manage relationships with Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Social Development 
  • Handle logistics involved with the Orphan Care and No Apologies programmes (including finance, budgets, food parcel delivery)
  • Oversee management and implementation of quality programmes (Orphan Care and No Apologies), ensuring programme deliverables are within acceptable timelines, budgets, and programme objectives and are responsive to the target communities, as well as in line with organisational principles, values and strategic plans and following donors and compliance procedures
  • Oversee the development of the No Apologies and Orphan Care plans and budgets, and approve as per organisational guidelines. Provide input during the planning and budgeting process, making sure that plans and budgets are mission aligned
  • Review programme operation activities through periodic field visits and ensure that implementation strategies are compatible with overall programme goals and objectives
  • Contribute to the development of programmes (curriculum, activities, worksheets)
  • Support and mentorship for programme facilitators
  • Administration and operational activities around programme delivery and evaluation
  • Research potential donor leads from corporate sector
  • Lead Discipleship activities with orphans and vulnerable children: The Development Program Manager is directly responsible for the spiritual growth and development of the children associated with the Orphan Care program’s community Care Points.  This includes implementing programs like Qhawe Kids! and No Apologies.
  • Assist with routine M&E of the orphan care and development programs (e.g., Annual Reports, Quarterly newsletters, child profiling, care point profiling, etc.)
  • Play an integral role in planning and scheduling of local and international and local visitors’ itinerary coming to visit the Care Points and to provide tours and debriefs of each Care Point
  • Serve as a primary facilitator and be required to travel both locally and potentially nationally in order to implement NO Apologies workshops and facilitator trainings
  • Provide monthly, quarterly programme statistics, reports and feedback 


  • Diploma/Degree or equivalent, qualified in one or more of the following: education, business management, theological or social science
  • Experience of not less than three years in leadership and management of a project team, growing an organisation, managing a project roll-out, social & community responsibility and ministry
  • Involvement/leadership in outreach programmes and activities in communities
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Communication skills, verbal and written, for creating and developing a community development network that include government education department & social development, community organisations and possible sponsors of the No Apologies programme
  • Must be able to work within a strategic framework, business plan and approved budget
  • Ability to identify opportunities, needs, resources and work with other team managers
  • Administrative skills and comfortable to work at all levels in the organisation to achieve organisational goals
  • A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to multitask and maintain a high quality of work
  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ Like attitude in dealing with people within and outside the organisation; adheres to the standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith
  • Demonstrates behaviours aligned with Focus on the Family’s core values
  • A professional level of personal presentation is mandatory
  • Time management ability and the willingness to travel
  • Zulu speaking would be an added advantage
  • Own transport and a valid driver’s license

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