Chief of Party – Karabo ea Bophelo at m2m Lesotho


Job Title Chief of Party – Karabo ea Bophelo

Organisation Levels mothers2mothers -> m2m South Africa -> Programmes

Location Maseru – , MS LS (Primary)

Type of position Fixed Term Contract

Education Degree

Closing Date 14/3/2019

Job Description

Project overview

The anticipated USAID-funded project “Karabo ea Bophelo” (KB) project will work to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru, and Mohale’s Hoek districts, Lesotho. The Chief of Party will provide strategic leadership for the programme, having overall operational, financial, and management responsibility over the programme, link with various technical specialists and will be ultimately responsible for delivering agreed outputs and outcomes on time and on budget. The position will also be responsible for ensuring the programme adheres and complies with all donor requirements and regulations.   

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead project development and execution project platforms.
  • Operational and management responsibility for all project functions across all project phases.
  • Oversee project workplan development, monitoring of project milestones, and project reporting.
  • Accountable for project milestones and results in line with set service and impact targets.
  • Lead programmatic aspects of project evaluations and knowledge management in collaboration with Strategic Information Manager and Senior Technical Advisor.
  • Programmatic leadership of quality assurance/quality improvement in collaboration with technical support staff.
  • Direct and manage use of project resources and finances in line with implementation plans and within approved budgets; ensuring adequate project controls, processes, and procedures to promote compliance and stewardship of resources, working closely with the Finance Manager.
  • Line manage project management team including coaching and mentorship of project teams, building and maintaining a highly effective and motivated team.
  • Key donor and stakeholder relationship management and development, including representation of m2m in key strategic forums 

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field, A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing, and leading large development involving multiple partners, stakeholders, and geographic target areas in a developing country.
  • 5 five years’ prior experience as a Chief of Party or similar leadership role of a large programme or activity funded by PEPFAR.
  • Experience with OVCA, HIV prevention, AGYW-focused programming (including DREAMS), child welfare and protection programmes, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development.
  • Demonstrated ability, through previous experience, leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability, through previous experience, to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community; and sound experience working in a senior leadership/management and/or technical advisory role.
  • Excellent experience with managing project cycles including conceptualisation and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English


  • Demonstrated ability to design and lead execution of efficient project operations.
  • Dynamic, innovative, results and action oriented leader.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with experience managing human resources.
  • Possession of own vehicle and a valid driver’s license is beneficial.
  • Excellent working knowledge of and experience in using MS Office suite and ideally an understanding of statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi-Info, etc

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women 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. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit

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