mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit www.m2m.org.
District Coordinator x3 (Ehlanzeni, Ekangala & Gert Sibande Districts)
The District Coordinator is responsible for supervision and managing the implementation of m2m’s CHAMP OVC project within Mpumalanga Province. He/she will be responsible for project implementation and improvement, data collection and joint planning with the rest of the Program/Technical/SI teams, and managing field staff in sub districts and communities in which the project operates.
Key Performance Areas:
- Manage performance of the Case Coordinators and Family Mentors including work schedules, leave for all site staff, and performance appraisals. Liaise with Project manager/HR officer to address site-level human resource issues. Facilitate and evaluate individual performance and training needs.
- Oversee Case Coordinators and Family Mentors in development of weekly performance tracking, monthly reports and ensure quality reporting to project leadership contributing to donor deliverables
Implementation of m2m’s Integrated Service Platform
- Assist with the recruitment, orientation, and capacity building of site-level staff within specific Districts/sub districts
- Manage effective project implementation at community level, ensuring quality service delivery to clients in line with m2m’s standards and practices
- Conduct supportive supervision at site level
- In conjunction with Project Manager develop and implement regional site management workplans
- In conjunction with Linkage Officers build and maintain strong relationships with Social Development/Health facility staff and other implementing partners working in health facilities and the community, coordinating project implementation with other partners and identifying gaps and opportunities for project to contribute to improved health and wellbeing of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC).
- Participate in conducting weekly, monthly, quarterly feedback sessions with site staff and make recommendations for scaling up or replication of good practices across project sites
Project Coordination and Representation
- Represent project in District/sub districts (and Provincial, as required) fora including managing strategic relationships with key stakeholders at health facility and community level. Liaise with Department of Social/ Health and partners at district/sub district level to support and improve CHAMP project activities.
- Conduct joint work planning with Project Manager, Community Service & Linkages Manager, and Linkage Officers to support coordination, sharing of learnings and best practices, and analysis of project performance to advance project strategy in line with PEPFAR/USAID priorities.
- Coordinate with CHAMP leadership and Case Coordinators to form a cohesive project team supporting optimal performance.
Performance Monitoring and Improvement
- Conduct site-level supervision and monitoring activities, and hold weekly/monthly quality improvement and performance monitoring meetings at site level
- Supervise the implementation of site level data collection, timely reporting, interpretation and analysis
- Liaise with site level data capturers on report production as requested, and routine reporting to project leadership in Mbombela
- Compile and assess areas for quality/service improvement. Work closely with CHAMP leadership to develop and implement geo-location improvement plans, roll-out interventions to promote continued service integration, quality and effectiveness (where needed)
- Liaise with CHAMP leadership to assess site performance and implement joint interventions as required
- Conduct on-site capacity building of site staff and contribute to/facilitate trainings.
- Participate in project management team meetings and quarterly reviews, reflecting on programme performance and make recommendations for improvement
- Work closely with Project Manager and HR Officer and Programme to address human resource management issues and programme implementation and administration
- Perform other duties as assigned by the project leadership
Qualification and Experience
- Diploma or certificate in public health, nursing sciences or social sciences
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in community public health work, with at least two years’ in a supervisory role in the NGO setting (PEPFAR experience preferred)
- Relevant experience in project management and administration
- Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/OVC/ECD/PMTCT/MNCH policy and working knowledge of relevant Departments of Health/Social Development protocols in South Africa/Mpumalanga
- Clinical experience preferred
- Experience in conducting on-site technical supervision using CHAMP programmatic tools
- Experience working within the Mpumalanga health systems and with lay healthcare and community workers
- Experience analysing and using programmatic data for performance monitoring and programme improvement
- Experience writing quality donor reports
mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.
Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
Interested applicants should apply for this position via www.m2m.org by 12 June 2019