Programmes Specialist


Sonke Gender Justice

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:14/12/2023
  • Location:South Africa
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Project Management Reporting
  • Overseeing the planning and coordination of project activities and providing guidance on project implementation to the project team.
  • Convenes and documents Monthly team meetings to review project status, conducts and documents monthly one-on-one staff supervision meetings, and provides ongoing mentorship to the team to ensure that their work is of a high standard, meets project goals and promotes staff development.
  • Report monthly and quarterly on project progress to Sonke staff, management, stakeholders, and funders.
  • Materials and curriculum development
  • Revises existing materials and curriculum to ensure relevance and accuracy, oversee development of new curricula and other project-related materials.
  • Contribute to ongoing RME&L, support the baseline, mid-term, and end of project evaluation of the project, coordinate focus country evaluations.

Training and capacity strengthening

  • Conduct capacity assessment of the team and implementing partners to identify areas for development.
  • Provide relevant tools and strategic information documents to community partners to help them in the implementation of programmatic work 
  • Support given to partner organisations.
  • Periodic check in with partner organisations to provide support and guidance in the implementation of the project. 
  • Provide opportunities for partner organisations members for individual capacity development by linking them to training opportunities within Sonke and other strategic partners at national, regional and international levels.


  • Ensure strict partner compliance to reporting Sonke and donor reporting requirements including programmatic and financial reporting.
  • Provide constant feedback to partners on their performance regards to reporting compliance.

Strategic relationship building 

  • Establish, develop, and maintain a network of contacts and good working relations with stakeholders, donors and important government partners including relevant Departments and related agencies. 
  • Contribute to other shared program tasks, such as joint advocacy planning and development, information scanning, visitor orientation, promotion of Sonke and participate in organization. 


  • Supervise the development of the partners’ annual budgets and ensure that they represent the proposal in the work plans submitted and focus on the TOC pathways.
  • Review of financial reports to ensure that expenditure is in line with requirements and with agreed work plans.
  • Strategically develop budgets for project events for example meetings, trainings etc, ensuring they are within Sonke policies and donor requirements.


  • Be available to represent and speak on behalf of Sonke at events, meetings, and conferences as required or requested.
  • Availability to support Sonke training needs that may be outside the project
  • Perform any other duties as agreed with the supervisor
  • Participate in internal project review and Sonke/ CEM planning meetings 
  • Submit monthly reports, timesheets (where required) and M&E reports

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Social Sciences
  • Postgraduate qualification is an added advantage.
  • 5-10 years of significant relevant professional experience in SRHR, project management within an international organization, designing and implementing complex/innovative programs.
  • Extensive experience working in the SRHR space, remote programme management experience preferred. 
  • Proven remote project management experience. 
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team. 
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Khoisan (Khoekhoe or Nama), English and Afrikaans proficiency is required.

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