Pact South Africa: Senior Programme Manager

Pact South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Opportunity type: 

(Proposed, Contingent on Award)

Pact is a 40-year old international NGO operating in 59 countries. Pact's mission is to build empowered communities, governments and private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. Programmes focus on governance, health, economic development and natural resource management.
Position Summary:

Pact South Africa seeks to appoint Senior Programme Manager for a five-year, USAID-funded capacity development support project in South Africa. The aim of the project is to support the goals of PEPFAR and those of the South African Government’s (SAG) National Strategic Plan to transition to country ownership by promoting sustainability of local organisations and provision of grant management support to develop local capacity. The project consists of three components - Grant Award and Management; Institutional capacity-development of indigenous organisations; and Capacity development assistance to the SAG.

The Senior Programme Manager oversees NGO partners programme management design and implementation issues and supervises three Regional Programme Managers.

  • Contributes to pre-award activities and sub-award management, budget and cost analysis, sub-grant negotiations, award and modifications;
  • Oversees strategic guidance and consultation to partners on the implementation of USAID / PEPFAR programming guidance and SAG recommended methodologies and standards;
  • Oversees timely implementation and performance of treatment, prevention, and care and support programming; conduct regular reviews of partner performance and develop status reports on partner programmes;
  • Ensure smooth operations for implementation of the programme based on approved annual work plans for award programme;
  • Oversees technical and programmatic monitoring visits to partner and sub-recipients and facilitate partner / donor progress meetings;
  • Supervises Programme Managers;
  • Oversees timely submission of program reports.

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Maters’ degree in management, social work, public policy, public health, or a related field;
  • Seven years of relevant development country experience in programme management and capacity building within health-related organisations and systems;
  • Experience working with NGO partners and Government;
  • Knowledge of participatory training approaches and methods;
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation tools and data for decision-making methodologies;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • South Africa experience required.

Other Qualifications

  • Strong team player with the ability to navigate complex organisational structures and motivate people for programme participation;
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience in communicating complex processes to diverse stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must have a proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse counterparts;
  • South African national preferred;
  • Must be Fluent in English;
  • Must be in possession of a valid South African driver’s license.

Application process:

  • Deadline for the applications: 31 August 2013;
  • Applications must be e-mailed to: Include a detailed CV with at least three references and a cover letter in one e-mail;
  • Please use the position title in the header of the e-mail;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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