Programmes Manager Post
Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) is an alliance HEALA (Healthy Living Alliance) is an alliance of non-governmental organisations with a mission to improve the health of an increasingly obese South Africa.
HEALA seeks to appoint a Programmes Manager to develop and oversee the implementation of the alliance’s policy advocacy goals and mobilisation campaigns within the South African Obesity Prevention Programme.
The Programmes Manager role is to develop and drive the strategy for a robust campaign seeking to achieve policy reform in obesity and NCD-related issues. Working alongside a growing team as well as local and global programme partners, the appointed individual will be expected to conduct research and analysis to keep abreast with programme-related issues. The role relies on one’s ability to identify opportunities that will benefit and support programme objectives, working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The appointed individual will be expected to have good knowledge of public health and social issues as well as the South African policy environment and work closely with the Communications and Campaigns Co-ordinators to develop, plan, implement and promote campaign. Applicants must have exceptional communication and analytical skills, be a strategic thinkers and agility to shape campaign objectives to support a dynamic programme. HEALA places great value on commitment to excellence, resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, work ethic and humility. He/she will work closely with the communications officer and campaigns co-ordinator to develop and implement campaign strategies to achieve the communications objectives and further the policy advocacy goals. The appointed individual must have some experiencing liaising directly with and reporting to funders.
Primary duties and responsibilities
- Lead the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) alliance building and strengthening activities to ensure all stakeholders are well coordinated and adequately updated on programme developments.
- Work with the HEALA alliance members, obesity prevention campaign partners and staff to determine the direction and priorities of HEALA’s advocacy and communications campaigns.
- Development of HEALA’s strategic plan and oversee the implementation of campaigns.
- Promote and represent the Alliance publicly and among interested parties such government and civil society.
- Working closely with the communications officer, participate in media engagements, acting as spokesperson
- Prepare quarterly narrative reports and oversee production of financial reports to the advisory board.
- Determine deliverables for and oversee the HEALA campaigns coordinator and communications officer’s work
- Prepare funding proposals which include drafting detailed narratives and compilation of budgets
- Oversee programme budget and expenditure of HEALA
- Develop and implement an annual strategic plan and ensure implementation of plans
- Manage and oversee service providers contracted to HEALA
- Develop framework to monitor and evaluate HEALA work
- An undergraduate/postgraduate degree in a related field such public health, nutrition or food policy.
- 5 to 7 years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environment within the civil society.
- Excellent problem solving, analytical and pay attention to detail. Proven track record of effective project management and ability to generate results.
- Experience in capacity building and in advocacy strategies and implementation, in collaboration with the government and stakeholders, is highly desirable
- Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
- Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.
- Strong budgeting and financial expenditure analysis skills.
To apply for this position, kindly refer to the following link for more information: https://bit.ly/2GSzIg6
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are eligible to work in SA.