Programme Manager Job Vacancy in Capetown, South Africa

Position Title: Programme Manager

Summary of the role:

The Programme Manager is a member of the Programmes, Grants and Compliance team and is responsible for delivery of a portfolio of human rights-related projects and programmes, as agreed with the Head of Programmes. The Programme Manager will ensure effective and efficient programmatic and financial delivery of projects and programmes in line with GNP+’s strategic vision, mission, and objectives. Responsibilities include programme design with partners and donors, proposal writing, renewal of grant agreements, support to partners in implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting internally and to donors. The Programme Manager will work closely with the advocacy team to push for the health and rights of people living with HIV. 


The Programme Manager will be a highly self-motivated person, competent in managing of programmes processes and other technical areas, well organised, collegial, and able to work quickly and well under pressure both independently and as a member of a team. The Programmes Manager must have a demonstrated commitment to working to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and strengthening the level of meaningful engagement of people living with or affected by HIV in the design and implementation of policies and programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for programmatic and financial delivery (including budget holding responsibility) of a portfolio of contracts and grants, and their internal and external (including donor) reporting.
  • Responsible for compliance on contracts and grants, ensuring GNP+ and partners deliver against all agreed provisions and guidance.
  • Lead on monitoring performance targets against agreed performance indicators.
  • Maintain highly effective working relationships with partners, project funders and supporters.
  • Plan and implement capacity strengthening plans for partners to support delivery of activities.
  • Contribute to organisational learning.
  • Lead on advocacy priorities and activities, in line with one’s technical expertise, experiences and passion, as agreed with the Head of Programmes
  • Line manages staff members who are delivering on and supporting the programmes led by the Programme Manager
  • Participate in internal and external events, meetings, and workshops, as agreed with programme team members and the Head of Programmes

Your profile
Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related fields.
  • 5 – 8 Years of experience in grantmanagement & grantmaking. 
  • Proven experience in all aspects of programmatic and financial management, from planning to implementation, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of HIV, human rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Ability to work closely with other partners to help develop their skills around financial and project management and effective reporting.   
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Prior experience of working with community organisations/ networks.
  • Proven advocacy expertise.
  • Connected to HIV networks and groups.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Good Excel and Microsoft word skills.
  • Knowledge of second  language is desirable not critical.

Personal Qualities & Skills:

  • Excellent organisational skills and accuracy
  • Ability to manage a diversity of projects in an international environment. 
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Understanding of the HIV field 
  • Highly self-motivated and able to thrive in an international team, working from different locations.
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines. 
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people living with and most marginalized by HIV especially, Key Populations, adolescents and young people and children.

Why us?
We offer a competitive salary and benefits including holidays, learning and development individual budget, attractive pension contribution & remote working.
How to Apply
We particularly welcome applications form people living with and/or most affected by HIV, we also welcome applicants from LGBTIQA+, sex-workers, people who use drugs.

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter (2 pages Max) by 19 May 2023
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About us

We are the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), a network for people living with HIV, run by people living with HIV. We engage with and support national and regional networks of people living with HIV, and this ensures that our global work is grounded in their local experiences and priorities. The meaningful involvement of people living with HIV is at the heart of all that we do. 

We work with communities that are both geographic and identity-based. We are not a membership organization; we are a network of interconnected individuals and organizations that is open to all.

We build broad partnerships with individuals, organizations and institutions to increase our influence. Using the power of evidence-based advocacy, we challenge governments and global leaders to improve access to quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.

Our Vision: 
A world where all people living with HIV are free from stigma and discrimination to have our rights recognized, our dignity respected and have universal access to treatment and care.

Our Mission:
To improve the quality of life for people living with HIV, in all our diversity.

How We Began:
People Living with HIV came tighter for their first conference in 1986. Since then, regular conferences have taken place, giving our community an opportunity to share information and develop ideas for joint activism. Over time, our discussions led to the development of programmes to tackle the HIV epidemic. By 1992, it was clear that we needed an organisation to take on this programme work, and GNP+ was born. Today, GNP+ has staff based in offices in Amsterdam and Cape Town, plus a few in other parts of the world, all working together with a network of partners, allies and supporters to deliver global advocacy programmes. 

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