Senior Program Manager

Jan 13 2021
  • Full Time
  • Centurion
  • Applications have closed.

Senior Program Manager

Centurion based

Salary – market related


This position requires the ability to motivate teams and think outside the box to integrate and maintain the organisation’s technology based competitive advantage. The ability to conceptualiaze, develop and implement client centered programming is an absolute requirement.

Candidate must have a strong balance of skills including: experience in comprehensive HIV programming as well as sexual and reproductive health, proven ability to effectively lead multidisciplinary staff, academic productivity, and high level administrative skills such as clinical quality improvement (CQI) management, grant/report writing, and budget management. Proven ability to effectively communicate with providers, government partners, community organisations, youth and family populations is also required.


Duties and Key Responsibilities:


Goals and Strategy

Promote strong technical implementation and program management

Facilitate a culture of using routine evidence for timely programmatic decision-making

Develop strategic plans based on what funders, government and what the organisation requires

Write operational protocols for new programmes or extensions of the current ones

Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals/targets/outcomes

Initiate development of new programmes and innovations in ongoing programmes

Develop and ensure that effective and efficient systems and process are in place to support delivery of high quality care and prevention services

Ensure all reporting obligations are met

Disseminate program evaluation and/or research findings and communicate all findings to key stakeholders (i.e., government or funders) 


Technical Guidance

Provide guidance to all programmes including the development and management of operational procedures

Contribute to research programmes and activities related to programme areas

Ensure the quality and effectiveness of all programmes


Quality and Governance

Practice within the scope of professional discipline and range of activities

Promote and embed a culture of innovation, clinical best practice, quality improvement and measurable outcomes


Relationship Management

Internal – Manage inter-departmental synergies

External – Build and maintain relationships with funders, government, partners, etc.

Build and maintain strategic partnerships at all levels


General Personality Traits

Strategic thinker

Exceptional leadership qualities

Strong ethics

Strong energy level and dedication


 Qualifications and Experience

7+ years practical public health and/or clinical work experience in the areas of HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health technical program design and implementation. MPH or related qualification a must, MD preferred.

Minimum 5 years staff management experience and a demonstrated affinity for working through others and strengthening the capacity of teams to assume higher levels of responsibility over time.

Demonstrated expertise in designing/implementing integrated HIV/SRH/Behavioural clinical service delivery programs.

Demonstrated experience working on donor funded programs and familiarity with other international donors such as USAID, CDC, and the Global Fund

Research experience in public health services, preferably in HIV and/or SRH

Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey information to various audiences, including a range of cultures and backgrounds

Ability to garner trust among project team and stakeholders