Malamulele Onward Recent Ongoing Recruitment

Malamulele Onward is a small non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of children with disabilities particularly Cerebral Palsy and their carers living in resource-constrained settings. We are looking for an experienced person to be our new Programme Manager.  This is a part-time position, based in our Johannesburg office to start in February 2020.



Job Title: Programme Manager
Location: Johannesburg

The Programme Manager is responsible for the successful delivery, co-ordination and management projects’ activities. The Programme Manager is accountable for the overall integrity and coherence of the projects/programmes. To take total responsibility for planning, structuring, leading and executing programmes’ activities.

Employment Type: initial contract is for 1 year with possibility of extension( or full-time) depending of the availability of funds.
Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Planning and designing of the programmes and proactively monitoring their progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Defining the programme’s governance arrangements.
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programmes.
  • Managing the programmes’ budget and monitoring expenditure.
  • Managing communications with all stakeholders.
  • Managing risks to the programmes’ successful outcomes.
  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Managing all programmes’ activities.
  • Networking and collaboration with potential partners.
  • Contributing to the planning of the organization’s future programmes and activities.
  • Leading with the fundraising initiatives for programmes.
  • Preparing reports.

Minimum requirements:

  • BA in social sciences with more than 5 years’ experience in programme management or a relevant field; MA is a plus.
  • Passion for children with special needs.
  • General knowledge and understanding of childhood disability issues in Southern Africa, including local, regional and international protocols, conventions and policies concerning the rights of people living with disability
  • Massive experience in preparing grant applications.

Essential skills:

  • Proven experience as a Programme Manager or other managerial position
  • Organization and project management planning (planning, monitoring, budgets, reporting, etc.
  • Experience is community development.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Experience in training and mentoring
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation
  • Be comfortable in an uncertain environment
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Ability to remain focused whilst taking a flexible approach
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time and oneself, and prioritize with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent writing skills and a good command of English (with additional local languages a distinct advantage)
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

You should also be a South African citizen (or hold a valid work permit), have a valid driver’s licence.

To apply

Please e-mail the Executive Director, at [email protected] the following information:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A short CV (maximum five pages)
  • An indication of your expected salary

Application Deadline: Thursday, 31 December, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide at least three contactable referees

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