May 10, 2021
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across ten sub-Saharan African countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower women living with HIV to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities.
Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. To date, m2m has reached over 11M women and children under two, and created more than 11,000 jobs for African women living with HIV.
Job Description: m2m is seeking a highly-skilled and organised Senior Programme Officer, Technical to work with the m2m’s Head Office programme division in developing and supporting our expanding programme portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your role will be to support our Senior Technical Advisors by assisting with innovative programme design, quality assurance and improvement, research, and business development outputs, to ensure high-quality implementation in all m2m country programmes, in alignment with organisational and county-specific priorities and programme strategies.
Key Performance Areas: Programme Support, Quality Assurance/Quality improvement (QA/QI) support
Support design, planning and roll out of SBCC interventions across all countries Support integration of tailored SBCC interventions into existing as well as new programmes at core and country levels Support the roll out, adaption and implementation of m2m’s Virtual Mentor Mother Platform (VMMP) Contribute to the development/adaptation of programme SOPs and tools. Liaise with countries to facilitate successful implementation of DPTS-led programme innovations and new projects. Coordinate and participate in regular technical check-in meetings with countries. Assist the STA in results- oriented follow up of actions between Head Office and county team, through robust follow up Assist in managing special projects including multi-country learning workshops, following m2m’s programme development cycle starting with robust start-up Assist countries/projects to set realistic donor targets based on m2m’s methodologies. Design, implement, and coordinate programme activities, as assigned. Business Development, Reporting and Communications support
Write and/or contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals. Develop reports, presentations, and other communication materials for projects and programmes, as needed. Research and write technical reports and policy briefs. Document project successes, challenges, and lessons learned. With the Senior Technical Advisors, develop spaces/platforms to facilitate information sharing among countries. Facilitate communication and respond to information requests from internal and external stakeholders, including donors; including to participate in professional meetings, as appropriate. Knowledge Management and Sharing
With the Senior Technical Advisors, develop spaces/platforms to facilitate information sharing among countries. Conduct desk reviews, support social behavioural change communication, research; develop and disseminate global and local best practice reports Liaise with m2m’s internal communication on design projects as delegated by Line Manager
Job Requirements Qualification and Experience
BA degree, Masters’ Degree preferred in Public health, SBCC or Health Promotion, Behavioural science, Social sciences or related field. 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit/NGO/international development or philanthropic programme or project management, with a focus on public health, behaviour change, HIV/AIDS. Demonstrated experience with social behaviour change communication for public health programmes (HIV/AIDS, RMNCH, PMTCT, vulnerable children and/or ECD programmes desirable). Demonstrated experience in project management – including developing standard operating procedures, reports, work plans, quality assurance/improvement support and coordinating cross-organizational processes – is essential. Demonstrated experience of writing funding/business development concept notes and proposals and reports. Demonstrated experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and with multi-cultural teams. Demonstrated experience with working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs, philanthropists and private-sector partners. Demonstrated experience with U.S. Government-funded programmes, multilateral and bilateral donors, preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity. Excellent writing skills including analytical reports and proposals. Strong research, analytical and interpretative skills. Highly organized, reliable, with excellent attention to detail. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work to strict deadlines. Ability to work independently as well as in a team. Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision. Strong IT skills essential, including MS Office Suite Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SharePoint, Salesforce. Willingness to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential.
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.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa