Deputy Chief of Party – Karabo ea Bophelo at m2m Lesotho

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Job Title Deputy Chief of Party – Karabo ea Bophelo

Organisation Levels mothers2mothers -> m2m South Africa

Location Maseru – , MS LS (Primary)
Type of position Fixed Term Contract

Education Master’s

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. Reporting to Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for working with the COP, as well as the technical and operational teams to lead the daily implementation of the project. S/he will support the project team to meet the project’s technical objectives, manage project staff and financial resources and liaise with project stakeholders and partners.  

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensure high quality technical programming by providing leadership, hands-on staff supervision and providing support to sub grantees (as applicable).
  • Contribute to project planning, including the development of annual work plans and budgets, as well as overseeing the alignment of the budget to expected results.
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources, including thorough review of budgets.
  • Lead drafting of project performance reports, including quarterly and annual reports to USAID, and other required project reporting.
  • Help recruit and supervise project staff in line with m2m HR policies.
  • In coordination with the COP, act as liaison to USAID, Government of Lesotho (GOL), and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure project compliance with m2m Home Office and donor requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • Represent m2m at conferences, working groups and meetings to support m2m’s thought leadership.
  • Serve as acting COP in the COP’s absence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Job Requirements


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 www.m2m.org. Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field (MPA or MBA).
  • Demonstrated experience (a minimum of 5 years) as a senior manager of complex programmes (preferably USAID-funded), with an in-depth understanding of rules of USAID/PEPFAR funding regulations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following programming areas: OVC, HIV prevention, AGYW (including DREAMS), child welfare and protection, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, and/or policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience with organisational development.
  • Strong programmes/grants management, financial, audit and computers skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English 

Competencies

  • 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 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 www.m2m.org.

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