Senior Programme Manager

Senior Programme Manager


Ad type

Opportunity, Employment

Senior Programme Manager

  • Industry

    Business Development
  • Date Posted

    1 week ago

  • Apply Before

    17 Sep, 2023

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African Primary Health Care organisation that employs women living with HIV as community health workers across 10 African nations. These “Mentor Mothers” deliver integrated health services at clinics and in communities to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to the services they need to be healthy and stay in care. Over the next five years, this proven, peer-led model is being scaled up to double down on ending HIV, as well as to tackle new health challenges and reach more people—all with the aim of building a fairer, healthier future. The employment of local women as community health workers means that we are delivering a model that prioritises healthcare for families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best. 

 Since its creation in 2001, m2m has created jobs for nearly 12,000 women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and, together, they have reached over 15M people with critical health services and education. In 2021, m2m reached over 1.6M people across 10 African nations, including 402,616 adolescents (ages 10-19)—51% more than the year before. m2m also advanced the Global Goals of ending HIV/AIDS by 2030—by achieving virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among its enrolled clients for the eighth consecutive year, and meeting all of the ambitious UNAIDS Fast-Track Targets among its clients four years ahead of the 2026 target date. For more information, visit 

Senior Programme Manager

The position is responsible for the high-quality service delivery and target attainment for the project. This includes stewardship of the programmatic and service delivery models and serving as the  technical advisor for all m2m’s TB activities under this award.  The position will have oversight and responsibility for all project components including SI, CQI, QA innovations, sustainability, and course correction and data-driven decision making.  The SPM will also represent m2m at consortia meetings, engagement with the prime, government meetings (national, provincial, and district level) and other external forums. This position is based in Gauteng. 

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Programme implementation 

  2. Supervision 

  3. Stakeholder engagement

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Master's degree in public health, Social/Health sciences, Management or equivalent

  2. Minimum of progressive 10+ years of related experience in leading public health projects; managing and/or leading local or international donor funded projects

  3. Experience working with National Department of Health and Gauteng and KZN Provincial Departments of Health

  4. Demonstrated experience in quality assurance and quality improvement, including senior role in mentoring and provision technical support to project teams

  5. Excellent experience with managing project cycles including conceptualization and implementation, monitoring and evaluation

  6. Sound experience in working in a senior leadership/management and/or technical advisory role

  7. Excellent knowledge in best practices/innovations in public health and case management models, particularly in TB and other communicable diseases

  8. High-level technical expertise in TB, including drug susceptible TB (DS-TB)

  9. Technical expertise in community-based approaches of TB programming 

  10. Extensive knowledge of South Africa’s health systems and demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders/strategic partners 

  11. Excellent working knowledge of and experience in using MS Office suite. 

  12. Deep understanding of the South Africa health care delivery system

  13. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including NGO partners and government institutions of South Africa at all levels

Competencies required


  1. Proven ability to work as a team leader, with various direct reports and as a team member with multidisciplinary teams

  2. Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines independently with sound decision making

  3. Strong strategic and analytical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills

  4. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and maintain relationships with the Project Prime, senior level managers, government officials and public health leaders

  5. Ability to think creatively and systematically at all project levels

  6. Self-starter, team player and results-oriented

  7. Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures and backgrounds

  8. A passion for m2m’s vision and lives the m2m values

mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people. Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.


To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply for this position via by 17 September 2023.

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