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The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust (EDCCT) Available Job Opening – Job Ref: 90

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The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust (EDCCT) ( operates a multi-purpose day care centre and range of outreach services, providing education and wellbeing services to support families and children affected by HIV. The 12 programmes employ over 100 people and include a preschool, a nutrition programme, social worker team, support groups, skills development and income-generation activities, afterschool care, support for unemployed school leavers, a mobile VCT and TB-screening programme and door to door outreach and counselling.

Job Title: Programme Manager 
Job Location: Nyanga, Cape Town

The Programme Manager will report directly to the Director and provide overall programme leadership for the EDCCT and related outreach services.   S/He will be responsible for delivering the organizational programme plans including project planning, implementation, monitoring of progress, financial planning and oversight, coordination and provide motivational leadership for the programme managers and coordinators.The Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring delivery of the following key outputs:

  • Managing and mentoring of all programme staff
  • Drawing up programme budgets and ensuring these are followed in line with programme spending in close consultation with the Finance Manager
  • Designing and ensuring the implementation of M&E systems for all programmes
  • Ensuring donor reports required for each programme are completed
  • Streamlining the programme work to ensure most effective use of resources
  • Overseeing the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the programmes
  • Following due process to motivate and discipline programme managers and coordinators as appropriate to ensure effective performance in roles.
  • Ensuring that the Director remains informed about significant or strategic risks and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
  • Ensuring payment requisitions are completed timeously for programme expenditure
  • Overseeing health and safety security to ensure the safety and wellbeing of programme staff beneficiaries and visitors at the EDCCT and those involved in community outreach

The Programme Manager must meet the following criteria:

  • Matric, Tertiary education in Management, Social Sciences, or Community Development
  • At least 3 years of working experience in a management role in the NGO Sector
  • Must be an outspoken individual with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and administration skills
  • Experience of conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Time keeping and ethical work practices
  • Ability to communicate and transfer skills to the community
  • Excellent communication skills in Xhosa and English
  • Driver’s license.
  • Good understanding of the NGO environment and Xhosa culture

To Apply

Please send your CV, letter of motivation and complete the AA bio summary form in MS word format to:

Application Deadline: Thursday 18th April  2019

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