mothers2mothers: Project Manager

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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Opportunity type: 

m2m is an Africa-based, global non-governmental organisation (NGO) that unlocks the potential of mothers and their families through scalable, high-impact interventions because a healthy generation starts with mothers.  Since 2001, m2m has scaled its programmatic platform across nine countries to provide education and support to almost 1.5 million HIV-positive women through its Mentor Mother Model; a widely supported, evidence-based peer intervention.m2m’s peer mentor platform is designed to provide optimal identification and management of at-risk and high-need clients. Through the entry point of engaging mothers, m2m’s family-centered approach integrates services to meet the needs of women, children, adolescents, and male partners. m2m’s peer mentor-based service delivery addresses key determinants of health, increases knowledge and skills among clients and their families, and strengthens referrals and linkages between community and health facilities.  Fifteen years of data demonstrate m2m’s outcomes: retaining women and their families in care; supporting treatment adherence for individuals infected and affected by HIV; driving social and behavior change for HIV prevention, care and treatment; and improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH).  m2m’s peer mentors work both at the individual level—providing information and linking to resources, boosting motivation and behavioral skills, and building a sense of self-efficacy and control to foster healthy behaviors and skills acquisition; and at the community and institutional levels—engaging social networks, combating harmful social norms, and strengthening health systems.

Project Manager

The Project Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of technical and operational program management in order to optimize program performance and outcomes. This includes systematic monitoring of program results and effective coordination with key stakeholders. The Project Manager will ensure program effectiveness and cost efficiency through appropriate human and financial resource management.  There are 2 positions, one in Pretoria and one in Cape Town.

Key Performance Areas:  

  • Develop project Annual Workplan; including managing compiling of routine District and site level planners
  • Manage project start-up and ongoing implementation in line with project objectives, milestones and targets
  • Monitor and track project milestones and targets in line with Project M&E framework, to ensure achievement of results
  • Lead provision of project routine monitoring and TA support to sites
  • Compile progress reports, including donor reports as required.
  • Ensure routine QA/QI support to project sites, including periodic reviews/quality assessments
  • Adapt and integrate best practices/innovations for ongoing project enhancement
  • Compile relevant annual project budget in line with m2m and donor requirements
  • Maintain sound working partnership with project implementing  partners; ensuring collaboration in joint activities towards the overall Consortium project goal
  • Management project staff

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, or related field.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible experience in technical and operational program management of large-scale complex development activities in developing countries.
  • 5 years of experience in management of a PEPFAR-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large teams and effectively coordinate with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government program management regulations.
  • Understanding of relevant government policy and public health landscape in South Africa.
  • Applied knowledge of financial management and human resource management.
  • Sound understanding of M&E tools and systems.


  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluency in English essential; fluency in local language is an advantage;
  • Valid and unendorsed driver’s license. 
  • Team player, self-motivated, creative, resourceful, flexible, energetic with sound judgment
  • Dynamic leadership skills and high level of personal integrity
  • Flexible with ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.
Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should apply for this position via by 20 December 2017.
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