mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit www.m2m.org.
Project Manager - Nelspruit
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. The positions is based in Nelspruit.
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.
Interested applicants should apply for this position via https://www.m2m.org/careers/ by 30 September 2018