SAAPA SA: Project Manager

Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in South Africa (SAAPA SA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 February, 2022
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in South Africa (SAAPA SA) is a small non-governmental public health and human rights organisation, set up in 2012, that advocates for a legislative environment that will help to make South Africa an alcohol-safer country.

We are looking to appoint a Project Manager to our team who will be responsible for the full oversight and implementation of specific projects. These projects will contribute to our advocacy work for policy change and will assist communities to empower themselves to be able to exercise their right to influence when, where and how alcohol is sold and consumed in their neighbourhoods. The Project Manager’s job will encompass the following core activities:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Managing and coordinating the implementation of project-related activities
  • Developing clear project plans, identifying key deliverables, milestones and deadlines
  • Recruiting, training and supervising community-based staff, interns and consultants to ensure achievement of project objectives
  • Mobilising goods and services to support project activities, including drafting ToRs
  • Managing and monitoring project risks
  • Ensuring adherence to procurement, financial and admin policies and procedures
  • Preparing project progress reports against planned deliverables according to agreed timeframe

NETWORKING

  • Growing our network of Alliance Partners and developing strong working relationships with them.
  • Engaging with stakeholders in the Southern African Region to share ideas and reflect on lessons learnt
  • Building networks of support amongst community-based structures across the country, identifying potential partners and resources to recruit or work with in support of policy change and project objectives
  • Identifying opportunities for deepening the cooperation between stakeholders
  • Maintaining regular communication on relevant project issues with all stakeholders/partners during project implementation
  • Building effective relationships with appropriate government officials in relevant departments in all three spheres of government

DONOR PROPOSALS AND REPORTING

  • Assisting in preparation of new donor funding applications
  • Supporting the maintenance of effective linkages with current and potential donors
  • Regular reporting on project activities for inclusion in reports to donors

ADVOCACY

  • Working with Director and Media and Communications Manager in Initiating specific and appropriate campaigns to lobby support and advocate for public awareness and policy change, in line with SAAPA SA’s overall programme and with specific project activities and objectives

POLICY

  • Keeping abreast of government’s alcohol-related policy and legislative initiatives, if any
  • Keeping abreast of trends within the alcohol industry and related sectors
  • Keeping abreast of best practice trends and policy initiatives, in the SADC region and internationally, in pursuit of a reduction in the harmful use of alcohol

QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR COMPETENCIES
The following minimum qualifications and/or competencies are required:-

  • Graduate/post graduate degree with previous working experience of at least 5 years in project management, preferably in an advocacy or activist role within the development sector, ideally within public health
  • Good project management skills; project planning, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, donor proposals
  • Good networking and relationship management skills
  • Good operational skills, delivery orientated with the ability to get things done
  • Familiarity with non-profit sector and/or community based organisations and community structures/forums
  • Fully conversant with social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, FB, etc.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English, other South African languages a definite advantage

If you feel you meet the criteria for the above role, and it is of interest to you, please send a brief CV, and covering letter, with your current salary and salary expectations to the following email address:
ATTENTION: Lisa Lazarus [email protected]

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 25 February 2022
Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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