Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa: Research / Development Manager

Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 April, 2012
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Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) is a NGO that supports multidisciplinary treatment teams of health care workers working to improve the quality of paediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa.

PATA seeks to appoint a Research/Development Manager, based in Mowbray, Cape Town.

This is a six-month contract position.

S/he is expected to be passionate about fundraising and developing new opportunities through marketing and networking.
A proven track record in fundraising, report writing and monitoring and evaluating projects is essential for this position.


  • Research, academic programme development and fundraising;
  • Support the PATA Executive Director in: a) building the organisation’s sustainability through developing donor relations, b) by documenting the PATA model through publications based on research, monitoring and evaluation, and c) expanding PATA’s academic programme;
  • Ensure the facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Support the Executive Director in expanding PATA’s academic programme.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related or social development field with a specialisation in research, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Minimum of five years progressively relevant professional work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), programme management or development work;
  • Track record of fundraising: A degree or diploma in fundraising and/or marketing will  be an advantage but is not essential if the incumbent has proven relevant experience;
  • Experience of working in the NGO sector;
  • Knowledge of the local and international fundraising environment;
  • Exceptional communication skills in both written and verbal English. Fluency in an additional African language or French will be an advantage;
  • Excellent organisational and management skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines and targets within a pressurised setting;
  • Dynamic, pro-active individual who can function both on their own and as a team-player;
  • Skills in social research, statistical research and analysis will be an advantage;
  • Organisational and programming skills with a focus on monitoring of projects implementation;
  • Coordination skills with proven ability to work with donors and other partners;
  • Analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Excellent academic writing skills;
  • Ability to interpret reports, distil lessons and translate these lessons into programmatic interventions;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office especially competence in Excel, Access, SPSS, STATA and qualitative analysis software will be an advantage.
  • Willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events;
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required;
  • Ability to deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Division; and carry out any other duties as required.

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Starting date: 1 June 2012.

To apply, submit a CV (maximum three pages and must include three contactable referees) and brief motivation letter of no more than 500 words to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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