Project Director

at Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (view profile)
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted July 23, 2018
Category NGO Jobs in South Africa


The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is a nonprofit membership organisation of over 3 000 health care workers with an interest in HIV. The Society’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV healthcare in Southern Africa.

The Society seeks to appoint a Project Director for the Stop Stockouts Project, in its transition to independent organisation, working closely with the SAHCS CEO and SSP Steering Committee, to be based in Johannesburg.

The Stop Stockouts Project (SSP) is a collaboration of several organisations dedicated to improving health in South Africa. The goal is to ensure reliable availability and access to medicines and medical supplies in South Africa. This project will be run as is for the final of a three year EU grant, during which time it will establish itself as an independent organisation, thus will require someone who has set up and directed an NPO in the past.

Develop and implement the project’s overall strategic direction; oversee campaigns that arise out of this programme
Develop expertise on the supply chain management and practical responses to fix problems in it; oversee case management; community mobilisation under TAC and maintain communications with members of Government, civil society and the media
Report to a steering committee comprised of dedicated members of each the founding organisations
Responsible for the SSP reporting-process, including financial oversight
Overall, this leader will provide programmatic oversight and support, including strategic planning; programme evaluation; donor and internal liaison, compliance with donor requirements and reporting; and provision of support to SSP staff and members
It is also the responsibility of the Project Director to manage certain future grants from identification through proposal-writing and grants management

Programme Management:
Set up the company and ensure all statutory and legislative compliance, including NGO/NPC application confirmed
Develop the strategy for SSP and work with the consortium to create a succinct company to encapsulate all the stakeholder requirements
Understand all the requirements from the donors and ensure processes and procedures are in place to meet these requirements
Identify key programme gaps and the mechanisms to address these.
Ensure the project is resourced correctly to meet all the deliverables and the requirements from the consortium and the donor
Manage relations with the Department of Health at National, Provincial and District Level
Represent SSP at meetings, conferences, events and training sessions and arrange technical meetings with key stakeholders
Prepare proposals, budgets, donor reports, internal reports, press statements and social media commentary, etc
Implement monitoring strategies for SSP
Produce timely and accurate reports on the above

Implementation of Programmes:
Project manage the SS Project using effective project management methodology as required
Project manage the medicine stock outs programme, including managing partner organisations
Project manage the new medicines programme, including managing partner organisations
Project manage the annual survey, including data analysis and writing of report
Identify skill, funding and other resource shortfalls, and suggest strategies to resolve these where necessary, with active sourcing of potential donors, partners and supporters
Report to donors (through Society CEO)
Draft funding proposals and assist in the compilation of budgets
Respond to donor queries relating to SSP in conjunction with the SAHCS CEO
Ensure contractual obligations and financial requirements of donors are met, this is to be done in conjunction with the SAHCS finance department and CEO
Compile and collate narrative and annual reports in consultation with the SAHCS CEO

Attend and participate in SAHCS meetings, organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SAHCS
Any ad hoc job functions that may be required by SAHCS within reason and skill level
Initiate SSP independence and move from SAHCS CEO as point of support to Steering Committee as Board of Directors source of support by December 2019

Degree BPharm or Bsc. Nursing or equivalent essential
Masters in Public Health and/or other relevant discipline an advantage
Project Management qualification essential
Experience in managing an organisation
Three years’ experience as a Pharmacist or Nurse working with medicines
10 years’ practical work experience, preferably with an NGO, implementation-focused donor or development organisation
Experience and/or knowledgeable of the HIV/AIDS sector
Experience managing projects in communities and working with Government
Experience and knowledge of working with diverse donors
Experience working with international donor requirements
Fluency in spoken and written English
Fluency in at least one other African language
Project management skills, including planning, analytical and report-writing skills
Strong research and organisational skills
Leadership skills: Strong decision-making, strategic thinking, problem-solving coordination capacity building and conflict management
Administration and budgeting skills
Computer literacy and competence in Microsoft Office software package and data information management systems
Driver’s licence is essential
Flexibility to travel (up to 60%) and willingness to work beyond official working times
Communication (including public speaking), interpersonal and listening skills
Time management and multi-tasking
Ability to work under extreme pressure
Meticulous with good attention to detail
Self-motivation, ability to take make decisions initiative and work without supervision
Ability to work with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds
Fluency in spoken and written English
South African language (isiZulu or Sotho) or other languages spoken in Africa (Portuguese or French) is an added benefit

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Opportunity closing date: Friday, 27 July, 2018

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