Twende Mbele Programme Manager

johannesburg, gauteng, south africa






Key Tasks and Duties


The Programme Manager reports to both a Management Committee and to the Director of CLEAR AA for pre-defined governance, content and operational aspects.

As the program lead, the Program Manager will be responsible for oversight and managing team deliverables, in line Management Committee expectations. Additionally, the Programme Manager will,

  • Liaise effectively and build strong trust relationships on the Twende Mbele Programme withAfrican government partners, and members of the management committees.

  • Develop and nurture networks, external and internal partnerships and with clients across Africa and internationally.

  • Undertake programme management for Twende Mbele Programme, including organising management committee and other meetings, planning, and supporting activities of the programme.

  • Report writing that captures both descriptive and analytical components of project progress, fora variety of audiences, including as part of Twende’s donor reporting requirements.

  • Maintain M&E systems for Twende programme management which promote knowledge sharing and lesson learning as well as donor reporting requirements.Organise effective learning events, exchanges and study tours for Twende Mbele and for the network more generally.

  • Manage research contracts (and other contracts) undertaken as part of Twende.

  • Plan and manage communication activities including overseeing Communications Coordinator and managing learning systems.

  • Follow administrative processes and procedures of the Centre, the University, and donors for theTwende Mbele Programme.

  • Work with Fundraiser to implement a Resource Mobilisation Strategy.

  • Complying with requirements such as corporate governance, health and safety, data protectionand equalities.

  • Support cross-functional working by sharing and building on learning, ideas and best practice.

Competencies


Selection will be based on proven experience, qualifications and ability to deliver a quality product in a timely and efficient manner. Minimum qualifications and experience of the person will include:

  • Eight years of experience; Specific experience in program management, ability to manage complex reporting requirements and budgeting systems as well as manage international workshops.

  • Demonstrated track-record of successful project management, ideally in a donor environment with strong logistical planning capabilities and financial management skills

  • Experience of working with government and an understanding of how government operates, preferably in more than one African country

  • Strong technical knowledge of M&E system development

  • Be passionate about development

  • Have experience of programme communication for learning

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (fluency in English).

  • Ability to communicate in French would be an asset

  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

  • Willingness to travel both locally and internationally when required


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Management


This is currently a fixed-term contract appointment through Wits Enterprise, and with collaborative governance through the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), located in the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The contract will be a fixed-term contract until March 2024, renewal dependent on funding. The position is a remote working postion.


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Those wishing to apply for this consultancy should email their CV, a one-page motivation letter outlining how they address the competencies above, and an example of previous writing work (eg. report, learning brief etc). Applications can be emailed to Amanda.deuchars@wits.ac.za by COB 30 th May 2022.

Short listed applicants will be invited to a video interview and to complete a task. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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