HC4 Breakthrough Action Project

Background

HIV response Coordination, Community Capacity and Communication-Breakthrough ACTION (HC4) is a 5-year PEPFAR funded project through USAID running from 2017-2022 implemented by John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). HC4 is a community engagement project that aims to strengthen the capacity of local, regional, and national structures to support, coordinate and sustain a community led HIV response to reach and sustain 95-95-95, prevent new infections, engage men, and create a safe, supportive environment.  HC4 is PEPFAR’s lead community engagement partner in Swaziland and works in partnership with NERCHA, Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration and Development (MTAD), the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Kwakha Indvodza is proposing to be a local implementing partner of HC4, working within multiple tinkhundla in the Manzini and Lubombo regions.

HC4 Breakthrough Action Project Manager

Reports to: KI Programmes Manager

Reporting to this post: Community Engagement Officers

Position Grade: Project Manager (Level 5/7)

Home Office: KI Head Office, Mbabane, with frequent national travel

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Effective Implementation
  • Oversees the implementation of all Breakthrough Action Project activities.
  • Supports team and partners in trouble-shooting implementation problems and identifying solutions.
  • Participates in selected project activities and dialogues, offering support as needed.
  1. Project Management and Communication
  • Organizes and chairs weekly project staff meetings.
  • Monitors project communication and works with the project staff to maintain effective lines of communication, including identifying bottlenecks and refining systems as needed.
  • Coordinates training for project staff and community mobilizers as needed.
  • Coordinates with clinical services partners and/or relevant KI staff to ensure maximum health service uptake.
  • Collaborates with the Finance and Operations Department to manage programme budget and monitor expenditure and costs against programme deliverables.
  • With Finance and Operations Department, ensures that project maintains fiscal accountability and adherence to KI financial policies & procedures, tracking internal fiscal deadlines, and reporting.
  • Participates in identifying and cultivating project partnerships with government, corporate, individual and not-for-profit partners.
  • Works closely with traditional, cultural and religious leaders and other community opinion holders, business leaders and tertiary institutions to ensure effective community mobilization.
  • Maintains a network of community mobilizers.
  1. Reporting
  • Provides weekly status updates, both in person and in writing, to the Programmes Manager on reported and forecasted project implementation and results.
  • With project staff and MERL Officer, tracks progress towards monthly targets and overall project objectives through drafting monthly reports and providing supplemental documents as needed.
  • Provides weekly status updates, either in person or in writing on reported and forecasted resource utilization and expenditure.
  • With MERL Officer, ensures that the team adheres to all monitoring and evaluation processes and that data captured is accountable and accurate

 

  • Any other managerial role or responsibility, as required in the fulfilment of KI’s mission.

 

Desired/Required Competencies

  • At least 3 years direct management experience in a Swazi NGO or similar field (required).
  • At least an undergraduate degree in social sciences, development, or similar field (required).
  • A natural manager, who leads by principles of service, integrity and respect for all.
  • Experience implementing various projects at every stage of the life cycle, from project design to exit planning and reporting.
  • Proven coordination and organizational skills working towards deadlines and donor/partner expectations. Experience working on USAID/CDC supported project (desired).
  • Good written, oral and non-verbal communication skills, including fluency in English and siSwati (required).
  • Good interpersonal skills, especially when working with a diverse team.
  • An understanding of financial processes and fiscal best practice.
  • Fully computer literate, including daily familiarity with Microsoft Office suite. Experience with DHIS2, and GIS mapping tools an advantage.
  • Good work ethic: timely, focused and comfortable working in a high-pace, innovative environment.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional record of leading by example in making healthy lifestyle choices and positive personal growth.
  • A record clear of all major criminal offences (required)
  • Driving Licence and 5 years of clean record (required)

Application Details:

  • Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, and a short, personalised motivation letter detailing experience and contact details of two professional referees to Kwakha Indvodza via email to info@kwakhaindvodza.com on or before the closing date.
  • All applications for this position close at midnight on 23rd September 2018. No late applications will be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 22/10/2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Internal and/or female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Kwakha Indvodza provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexuality, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Kwakha Indvodza reserves the right not to make an appointment.