Project manager


Malamulele Onwards NPC:Programme Manager

Wednesday 9 December, 2020 – 8:55


Opportunity closing date:

Thursday, 31 December, 2020

Opportunity type:


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.

Malamulele Onward NPC seeks to appoint the Programme Manager to be based in 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 the following information:

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

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


For more information about Malamulele Onward, refer to