Joint Aid Management: Makeover Supervisor

Joint Aid Management
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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
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The Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a Makeover Supervisor, based in Honeydew, Johannesburg.


Tactical planning and direction                                                                                                         

  • Develop and have approved project plan annually, based on JAM SA’s goals and objectives;
  • Undertake effective Needs Assessments and Cost Analysis on all pre-schools where JAM; feeds, saving on a database with Photos, for selection when a suitable donor is found;
  • Plan each Makeover in detail, making sure all preparations have been completed and purchases made with stock already on hand before the work team arrive;
  • Ensure that project marketing and other activities are in line with JAM’s plan;
  • Develop relationships, establish communication, and maintain contacts with local communities, government offices and JAM field officers where Makeovers take place, for positive project impacts;
  • Effectively represent JAM and our objectives to visiting makeover teams.

Financial management                                                                                                           

  • Draft and prepare project budgets to ensure all costs are adequately covered;
  • Ensure that each project budget is managed effectively, including cost-conscious rather than budget-conscious spending;
  • Monitor and track project expenditure and timing;
  • Create and review PO’s for approval by Programme Manager.

Human resources management                                                                                               

  • Work in close cooperation with Field Officers, Administration and Finance staff in the various requirements of the project;
  • Supervise internal makeover team and check that JD’s and KPI’s are developed when required;
  • Supervise and guide visiting makeover teams;
  • Conduct regular performance reviews of all subordinate staff;
  • Ensure completion of annual 360-degree appraisal for all subordinate staff.

Supervisory practices                                                                                                                          

  • Hold regular meetings with all subordinates and visiting team members to discuss project;
  • Coordinate all sub-contractors and undertake regular field visits to all projects to check on progress;
  • Ensure all aspects of the 3-way MOU are communicated and fulfilled;
  • Work with staff to develop key competencies and build capacity;
  • Work with internal JAM service providers to ensure project runs smoothly;
  • Supervise project implementation and monitor all project activity;
  • Ensure project targets and requirements are fulfilled, using reports, meetings, field visits and
  • budgets to evaluate and measure success;
  • Supervise and manage community relations including school owners and other relevant parties;
  • Liaise with all suppliers to negotiate best prices and service;
  • Liaise with other relevant stakeholders including local authorities, press and media.

Policies and procedures compliancy                                                                                        

  • Ensure all activities are compliant with JAM policies and procedures, donor requirements and in-country specifications for programming;
  • Communicate JAM strategic plan, policies and procedures to staff and provide
  • necessary support to ensure compliance and/or implementation;
  • Identify and remedy any policy/procedural deviations by staff immediately.

Reporting - accurate, timely and relevant                                                                            

  • Monitor progress daily as Makeover is under way, submitting complete, accurate financial reports with supporting documentation within 5 days of the completion of a Makeover;
  • Submit a written report per Makeover, including photographs;
  • Ensure that all reports are submitted by confirmed deadlines for donor reporting;
  • Ensure that annual community/beneficiary evaluations are completed for all programmes.


  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience;
  • Excellent planning, organisational, financial and coordination skills;
  • Building construction knowledge and experience;
  • Experience and understanding of Early Childhood Development requirements;
  • Fluency in English and preferably one other official indigenous South African language, preferably Zulu;
  • Management, leadership and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent in supervision;
  • Strategic thinking, decision-making and problem-solving abilities;
  • Sound knowledge of South African society and cultures;
  • Communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Salary: R15 000 - R16 000 per month, depending on experience and qualifications.

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