Senior Programme Officer, Technical – RMNCAH

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mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across ten sub-Saharan African countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower women living with HIV 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. To date, m2m has reached over 11M women and children under two, and created more than 11,000 jobs for African women living with HIV. For more, visit

Job Title
Senior Programme Officer, Technical – RMNCAH
Organisation Levels
mothers2mothers -> m2m Head Office -> Programmes
Cape Town – , 8000 ZA (Primary)
Type of position
Closing Date
Job Description

m2m is seeking a highly-skilled and organised Senior Programme Officer, Technical to work with the m2m’s Head Office programme division in developing and supporting our expanding programme portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your role will be to support our Senior Technical Advisors by assisting with innovative programme design, quality assurance and improvement, research, and business development outputs, to ensure high-quality implementation in all m2m country programmes, in alignment with organisational and county-specific priorities and programme strategies.

Key Performance Areas:
Programme Support 

  • Support planning, rollout and implementation of current and new RMNCAH and other technical projects and/programme areas.
  • Contribute to the development/adaptation of programme SOPs and tools.
  • Liaise with countries to facilitate successful implementation of DPTS-led programme innovations and new projects.
  • Coordinate and participate in regular RMNCAH and other technical check-in meetings with countries.
  • Assist the STA in results- oriented follow up of actions between Head Office and county team, through robust follow up
  • Assist in managing special projects following m2m’s programme development cycle starting with robust start-up
  • Assist countries/projects to set realistic donor targets based on m2m’s methodologies.
  • Design, implement, and coordinate programme activities, as assigned.

Programme Quality Assurance/Quality improvement (QA/QI) support 

  • Participate in routine Head Office led monthly/quarterly QA/QI meetings with countries, including documentation, synthesis, and follow-up of action plans with responsible staff.
  • Document project successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Assist managing follow up and key action items to improve program performance and coordination with relevant STAs

Business Development, Reporting and Communications 

  • Write and/or contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Develop reports, presentations, and other communication materials for projects and programmes, as needed
  • Coordinate complex reporting processes, as required.
  • Research and write technical analyses,  reports and policy briefs.
  • Document project successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Facilitate communication and respond to information requests from internal and external stakeholders, including donors.
  • Participate in professional meetings, as appropriate.

Knowledge Management and Sharing 

  • With the Senior Technical Advisors, develop spaces/platforms to facilitate information sharing among countries.
  • Co-create and -facilitate learning workshops/sessions, e.g. multi-country learning workshops, in collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisors.
  • Provide assistance that new developed materials, documents, job aides and tools are regularly put on share-point on behalf of STA but also shared and disseminated with countries on email and or teams
  • Manage internal and external webinars  and the documentation there of that involve sharing of  global trends, global. Regional best practices but all innovations implemented
  • Through research, create alternative digital knowledge management and sharing protocols in country.
Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA degree, Masters Degree preferred in public health, social sciences or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit/NGO/international development or philanthropic programme or project management, with a focus on public health, RMNCAH HIV/AIDS,
  • Demonstrated Experience with RMNCH, PMTCT, HIV programme implementation and quality assurance/improvement support.
  • Demonstrated Experience in project management – including developing standard operating procedures, reports, work plans and coordinating cross-organisational processes – is essential.
  • Demonstrated Experience of writing funding/business development concept notes and proposals and reports.
  • Demonstrated Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and with multi-cultural teams.
  • Demonstrated Experience with working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs, philanthropists and private-sector partners.
  • Demonstrated Experience with U.S. Government-funded programmes, multilateral and bilateral donors, preferred.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent writing skills including analytical reports and proposals.
  • Strong research, analytical and interpretative skills.
  • Highly organized, reliable, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision.
  • Strong IT skills essential, including MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Salesforce, SharPoint
  • Willingness to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential.
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.

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