Job Offer : Programme Manager
Job description: Programme Manager
Reports to: Executive Director – PILS
Responsible for: The programme implementation department which includes: the capacity building unit, the training unit, the community health services unit and the community research unit
Main Functions: The Programme Manager will be responsible for managing (a) the regional platform of PILS targeting NGOs at both local (Mauritius & Rodrigues) and regional (Indian Ocean) level; (b) the capacity building unit, the training unit, the community health services unit and the community research unit
- Programme Management
- Coordinate the Programme Implementation Department of PILS through devising strategies, procedures & work processes
- Coordinate a regional platform through devising strategies, training material, procedures, work processes and coordinate department’s activities thereafter
- Ensure the implementation of the relevant developed strategies of PILS strategic orientations, with support from appropriate staff and stakeholders
- Participate in the production and overseeing of the department’s annual costed workplan
- Ensure effective implementation through the strengthening of NGOs, including managing formal processes such as planning, and informal ones such as seeking regular inputs
- Manage the department’s budgets through approving the relevant expenditure incurred, expenditure changes, reallocations and ensuring smooth processes with the financial department
- Support and line-manage the day-to-day work of the teams through formal organizational procedures and informal good management practice, based on the needs of team member
- Oversee the financial and programmatic reporting, as well as ensure proper communication of activities
- Collaborate with other sectors and partners as required
- In coordination with the PILS Executive Director, ensure complementarity between PILS’ activities and other programmes being implemented at local and regional level
- Participate in PILS’ management committee meetings
- Liaise with PILS staff, committees and the board
- Approve and coordinate relevant proposals of partnerships or participation in events
- Act as the PILS Focal Point for important funders of the department.
- Participate, as required, in meetings and other training fora.
- Establish, maintain and strengthen effective relationships between PILS implementing partners.
- Masters’ degree in social sciences, public health or development field (or equivalent) and at least 3 years of management experience in project management in the capacity building/development sector or Bachelors degree in social sciences, public health or development field (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in project management in the capacity building/development sector.
- At least 5 years’ relevant HIV/AIDS or related health field management experience in the public sector at a national level.
- Experience of managing human and financial resources.
- Extensive experience of HIV or health related programme management.
- Extensive experience of designing and providing technical support to, and capacity building of, individuals and organizations, including strong workshop facilitations skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong commitment to HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening.
- Experience of working in countries with concentrated HIV epidemics, including knowledge of working with Key Affected Populations.
- Fluent in French, English and Creole
- Excellent IT skills
- Good understanding of the HIV epidemic in Mauritius & the Indian Ocean region
- Experience of managing programmes in small island developing states.
Please send your detailed CV and motivation letter on firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 20 June 2017.
PILS has an anti-discriminatory recruitment policy. This policy is based on skills, experience and profile of candidates, without any regards to their age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or HIV status. All competent candidates, including members of the Key Affected Populations, are encouraged to apply. PILS reserves the right not to appoint any person to this position.