PATA Employment Opportunity- Senior Programmes Manager


PATA is a South African NGO that aims to mobilize, strengthen and give voice to a network of frontline healthcare workers to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment and care in sub-Saharan Africa. PATA works collaboratively with 320 paediatric HIV clinics across 24 sub-Saharan African countries, providing various programs and serving as a resource to support achievement of quality improvement goals and to effect positive change in HIV paediatric and adolescent policy and practice.

Job Description

The Senior Programmes Manager (SPM) is responsible for leading PATA programmes and provides additional support in fundraising and donor/ stakeholder liaison. The SPM is responsible for coordinating, supporting and expanding existing PATA programmes. Central to the role is providing support to the PATA Programme Managers (PM), improving programme quality and coordinating the implementation and reporting of all PATA programmes.

The key performance areas are:

1. Oversee the management of all PATA programmes
2. Manage, support, mentor and develop programme staff, providing capacity building opportunities and technical support
3. Support M&E, advocacy and communication activities
4. Support fundraising opportunities which includes identifying funding opportunities and development of proposals
5. Provide support to strengthen relationships with donors / stakeholders
6. Coordinate donor reporting between programme staff to meet donor agreements
7. Support organisationsal strategic planning, administrative, human resource and financial management which includes performance reviews, support in the annual programme budget and monitoring programme expenditure
8. Foster and promote documentation and lesson learning, coordinate documentation of promising practises and lessons learned for case studies, policy briefs and toolkits
9. Collaborate on and contribute to the publication of academic articles and research initiatives and sharing lessons with key stakeholders
10. Develop and maintain relationships with organisations, represent PATA at group memberships and meetings
11. Contribute and assist with content for the PATA website, newsletter and social media platforms

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Master’s Degree in social science, public health or development
  • Five years regional and multi-level HIV and / or health programme management experience which has included strategic development and organizational management responsibilities
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, donor liaison and reporting to international donors
  • A minimum of 5 years proven staff management, supervision and mentoring capability

View the full job description on the Vacanices page at and email your application to

The deadline for this position is Thursday 28 April 2016. If you do not hear from PATA within two weeks after the deadline, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

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