mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across ten sub-Saharan African countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower women living with HIV 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. To date, m2m has reached over 11M women and children under two, and created more than 11,000 jobs for African women living with HIV. For more, visit www.m2m.org.
Country Director – Malawi
The Country Director (CD) will strategically lead the development and day-to-day implementation of the mothers2mothers Programme in Malawi with the support of a multi-disciplinary in-country team, ensuring alignment to the m2m strategic plan and organizational direction as well as country strategy. To ensure quality programming and organisational success, the CD will collaborate with and draw on resources from the Head Office Departments of Finance, Human Resources, Programmes and Technical Support, Communications, Business Development, Operations, and Strategic Information. The CD will represent m2m in Malawi and be responsible for growing and maintaining relationships with current, former and new funders and key stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health. The position is based in Lilongwe, Malawi reporting to the Senior Portfolio lead at m2m Head Office.
Key Performance Areas
- Leadership and Management of m2m Malawi
- Stakeholder Relations and Engagement
- Programme Delivery
Qualifications and Experience:
- Masters’ degree in Public Health or relevant field
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience in evidenced-based programming, project management, strategic planning and capacity building, ideally in public health, HIV and/or international development
- Programming experience and technical competence in HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RMNCH and/or ECD
- At least 5 years in a management position, supervising senior staff, in an international or intercultural environment at the national / country level
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 21 August 2020.