Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa: Programme Manager

Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 February, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) is a South-African NGO that aims to promote and faciliate improved access to high-quality holistic care for HIV-infected children, their families and communities across sub-Saharan Africa. PATA works collaboratively with 258 paediatric HIV clinics across 24 sub-Saharan African countries, providing various programs and serving as a resource to support achievement of their stated goals. The foundation of PATA lies within these paediatric HIV treatment teams who work together at clinics across sub-Saharan Africa to form a community of compassionate and committed individuals who provide treatment and care to children infected with HIV. The fundamental purpose of PATA is to assist these treatment teams to improve the quality of healthcare they are able to deliver to their patients.

PATA seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based at the PATA head office in Mowbray, Cape Town, with some travel in sub-Saharan Africa.

Responsibilities:               

  • Manage several HIV programmes, including a capacity-building / mentoring initiative, small grants project and community health worker programme;
  • Provide ongoing support and liaising with multidisciplinary HIV practitioner teams across the PATA network;
  • Manage and report on small grants, clinic disbursement and innovative community partnership initiatives.

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in an HIV-related / social development field;
  • Proven operational planning, implementation and project management experience in the health and social development sectors, preferably working within an HIV/health-focused project (minimum of three years’ experience);
  • Fluency in an additional African language or French would be advantageous;
  • Organisational and management skills;
  • Coordination and administration skills in the management, monitoring and disbursement of small grants an advantage;
  • Communication and relationship-building  skills and an ability to liaise with an extensive PATA network;
  • Experience in and the ability to lead a team of people, provide the required tools and support in achieving project goals and meeting specified objectives;
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in  the sub-Saharan African context with an interest in paediatric HIV prevention, treatment and care;
  • Report writing and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and e-mail);
  • Highly organised, excellent written and oral communicator, ability to work independently with minimal supervision, pay great attention to detail, ability to problem-solve and think on their feet, be delivery-oriented and work to deadlines, ability to absorb and distil information, be articulate and able to present effectively, and work well within a small but growing team;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to countries in sub-Saharan African and should be excited about the prospect of interacting with healthcare workers from different cultures and language groups.

To apply, submit a CV (no more than three pages with three contactable references) and a brief supporting statement of no more than 500 words, detailing your qualifications, skills and experience and how these relate directly to the position to margail@teampata.org.‘PATA Programme Manager’ as the subject line
 
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For more about the Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa, refer to www.teampata.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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