Programme Manager

Programme Manager

Programme Manager

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  • Date Posted

    4 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    25 Jun, 2024

Positive Vibes Trust (PV) is an organisation working nationally & internationally. Our work centres around the themes of development, human rights, health and change, making concrete contributions to ending othering. 


PV seeks to appoint an experienced and skilled Programme Manager to be based in Windhoek, Namibia. This is a full-time position – with an initial 12-month contract. Applicants must have the relevant national identity documents or a valid work permit. 

The purpose of this role is to manage PV programmes for key populations, people living with HIV/AIDS.  The incumbent will also support training - placing, supporting, recognising, and retaining staff/volunteers to carry out the mission and programmes of the organisation.

This position reports to the Head of Programmes. 

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

  1. Management and Implementation of Programmes

    1. Take responsibility for and lead the strategic and operational development and implementation of the programme.

    2. Take responsibility for grant management with implementing partners and reinforce adherence to policies and procedures to mitigate risks and ensure compliance on both financial and programmatic areas.

    3. Provide oversight support to implementing partners in the implementation of the grant and ensure the reaching of set targets.

    4. Develop and formulate concept documents, programme content, briefings, and communication material for the programme.

    5. Develop and maintain working relationships with key partners & stakeholders at different levels including healthcare providers (RMTs), regional councils (RACOCs), community groups, and social service organisations (KP Implementing Partners) and individuals. 

    6. Participate in the formulation of the activities and related elements and curricula of the programme. 

    7. Develop terms of reference and manage associates and consultants supporting programme activities delivery.

    8. Ensure strong communication with the Head of Programmes and collectively give guidance to the Programme Officers in relation to implementation of specific activities in this region.

    9. Support to the MEAL Officer in operationalizing the PV MEAL process.

    10. Support with the recruitment, orientation and placement of new staff and provide on-going capacity building.

    11. Support with staff annual performance reviews/ appraisals.

Remain up to date on all related modifications to National and International standards of practice and implement the same in a timely and organized manner.

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  2. Support the MEAL Officer in the development of a MEAL framework for the programme which aligns with the PV MEAL approach.

  3. Update and monitor progress of the entire programme (activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact) in accordance with the MEAL framework.

  4. Produce regular reports on the progress and results of the programme.

  5. Ensure that narrative and financial reports are completed in accordance with donor contracts and requirements.

  6. Ensure the programmes clearly evidence alignment to the PV strategy and theory of change and core principles around accompaniment and learning, demonstrating strong internal coherence.

  7. Ensure the programme generates, disseminates, stores, and effectively utilises knowledge products and lessons learnt from its practice and experience, internally and externally.

  8. Resource Mobilisation

  9. In conjunction with the Head of Programmes, identify new sources of funding and support for the programme or other new proposals. 

  10. Liaise with donors on possible contributions to the programme or other new proposals.

  11. In conjunction with the Head of Programme, draft proposals for the various aspects of the programme or other new proposals.

  12. In conjunction with HR, recruit programme staff when required.


Applicants should: 

  1. Have at least 10 years’ experience at management level

  2. Have attained relevant tertiary qualification

  3. Display strategic and systems-thinking orientation

  4. Exhibit advanced abilities in planning, managing and coordinating projects, partners, people, budgets, and risk

  5. Be fluent in English – written and verbal

  6. Possess a valid driver's license

  7. Be willing to travel regionally

  8. Have experience in working with, and sensitivity for, Key Populations (highly desirable)

  9. Have experience and a deep understanding of Human Rights and development sector work

  10. Have experience in working with the donor-funded systems and procedures

  11. Be self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to show initiative

To apply: Submit a CV (max 3 pages), and motivation letter (max 1 page) to: Do not send copies of certificates. 

Qualified and experienced persons from the LGBTIQ+ and SW communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2023 17h00 (SAST)