• Program Manager, Community-Based Violence Prevention and Linkages to Response in South Africa

    Job Locations ZA
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/31/2018 12:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1086
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program/Project
  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

    Department

    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Reporting to the COP, the Program Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of technical and operational program management in order to optimize program performance and outcomes. This includes systematic monitoring of program results against targets and work plans, operationalization of program standards, and employing data for decision-making and course correction. S/he will ensure effective coordination with key stakeholders including government, CBOs, and private sector as well as robust sub-partner management. The Project Manager will ensure program effectiveness and cost efficiency through appropriate human and financial resource management.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate technical activities and provide direction, feedback and support to ensure success.
    • Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
    • Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization.
    • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
    • Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning.
    • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
    • Establish and manage Pact’s local technical training activities.
    • Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
    • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.

    Basic Requirements

    • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field;
    • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in technical and operational program management of large-scale complex development activities in developing countries;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in management of a PEPFAR-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage large teams and effectively coordinate with a range of stakeholders including government, community and other civil society organizations, and the private sector;
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government program management regulations; and
    • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
    • Professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required, South African work experience preferred. South African National preferred.

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