Job Title: Senior Programme Manager
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Employer: mothers2mothers
Job Location: Cape Town
Closing Date: 13/11/2016
Job Description:

The Senior Programme Manager (SPM) is a senior member of the Department of International Operations, with primary responsibility for oversight and management of country programmes and projects, working closely with all functional units of the organisation, including Finance, HR, Grants & Compliance and Business Development.  The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer and is based at m2m Head Office, with frequent international travel. 

Key Performance Areas

  • Lead new country start-up
  • Provide strategic and advisory role to Country Director and Programme Managers on programme and project development and management:
    • Support to develop realistic programme/project operational in line with m2m and DIO strategic priorities
    • Support to develop and manage cost-effective budgets working closely with m2m Finance team
    • Compliance to donor requirements and guidelines, working closely with the m2m Grants & Compliance team, including review of technical and programmatic reporting to donors
    • Identify project successes, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations for scale-up where necessary; document for internal use and external audiences
    • Identify project successes, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations for scale-up where necessary; document for internal use and external audiences
  • Serve as Project Director for various donors as needed, with accountability for management, implementation and monitoring of projects
  • Promote programme innovation and integration by leading and coordinating m2m pilot projects, in collaboration with DIO leaders and country teams
  • Manage and coordinate operational and technical support from m2m head office to country teams
  • Support the Resource Mobilisation department providing country specific intelligence and business development support
  • Lead and/or support development of concept notes and proposals for funding of new projects/initiatives, in conjunction with DIO staff, Country Director and Business Development
  • Manage and support the work of external consultants, as necessary
  • Backstop Country Directors as needed
  • Represent and sensitively reflect the interests and needs of Country Directors at m2m Head Office
  • Represent m2m in high level forums, as appropriate
Job Requirements
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health, Management, or related field; Masters degree preferred
  • 7-10 years relevant work experience in programme development and management, 5 years of which should be with an international NGO; In country experience preferred.
Competencies required
  • Solid understanding of project cycle development and implementation
  • High level of experience in work planning, and country level HR processes
  • Strong design and conceptualization skills – able to think creatively and systematically at all project levels (goal, objectives, activities, inputs)
  • Demonstrable experience in programme management, including innovation and project management in resource limited settings
  • Experience with new project start-up at country level
  • Experience in coordinating operational planning processes, including budgeting and financial monitoring and programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in managing complex stakeholder processes and ability to provide clear communication around those processes
  • Experience in managing key donor relationships and external strategic partners and meeting diverse donor requirements
  • Experience of working on, and strong understanding of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, RMNCH and community settings
  • Strong understanding of USAID, CDC and other multi-lateral funding instruments
  • Excellent writing skills including analytical reports and proposals;
  • Strategic thinker, with excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and research skills
  • Ability to manage senior staff effectively
  • Ability to lead cross-cutting projects, ensuring coordination and synergy
  • Ability to manage multiple key strategic priorities under time pressure
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Well developed interpersonal management and communication skills
  • Fluent Portuguese spoken and written

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