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.
m2m is recruiting in Malawi for the anticipated USAID-funded project PREVENTION – EMPOWER. The goal of the project is preventing new Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infections in targeted populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. The PREVENTION EMPOWER will strive to increase use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations, especially men and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). A further objective is to identify undiagnosed HIV-infected persons (HIV “case-finding”) and link them to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART).
The DREAMS AGYW services and HIV case finding COP shall provide overall leadership, strategic vision and direction, program management and oversight, and will serve as principal liaison to USAID and national MoH staff
Key Performance Areas:
- Lead project development and execution project platforms
- Operational and management responsibility for all project functions across all project phases
- Oversee project work plan development, monitoring of project milestones, and project reporting
- Accountable for project milestones and results in line with set service and impact targets
- Lead programmatic aspects of project evaluations and knowledge management in collaboration with Strategic Information Manager and Senior Technical Advisor
- Programmatic leadership of quality assurance/quality improvement in collaboration with technical support staff
- Direct and manage use of project resources and finances in line with implementation plans and within approved budgets; ensuring adequate project controls, processes, and procedures to promote compliance and stewardship of resources, working closely with the Finance Manager
- Line manage project management team including coaching and mentorship of project teams, building and maintaining a highly effective and motivated team
- Key donor and stakeholder relationship management and development, including representation of m2m in key strategic forums
Qualification and Experience:
- A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline; an advanced degree in a clinical or public health discipline (medicine, nursing, epidemiology) is preferred.
- At least 5 years of senior-level experience leading large-scale, complex HIV and/or public health programs, including supervision of technical staff, preferably in ESA.
- An additional 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in HIV prevention, family planning/reproductive health or related fields internationally preferably in sub-Saharan Africa. Specific experience working with HIV testing and
- SRH service delivery preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, donors, civil society and CBOs.
- Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse partners and foster collaboration across a multi-disciplinary team.
- Prior experience managing PEPFAR and/or USAID-funded agreements or contracts.
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 www.m2m.org/careers/ by 31 July 2019