CEO/ED (local national or residents only)
Location: South Africa (All Cities)
Job Code: IPR1507
# of openings: 1
The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation South Africa (Ariel Foundation) a locally registered Section 21 Company (not for profit), is recruiting for a CEO/ED. AGPAFSA has been established as an affiliate of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation EGPAF. The Ariel Foundation has been created to continue the legacy of EGPAF in South Africa and to continue the fight for the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
The Ariel Foundation will be positioned to assume responsibility for the implementation and management of the EGPAF’s local program activities. The goal of this transition activity is to strengthen the sustainability and local ownership of the EGPAF’s work. The Ariel Foundation will be funded initially by EGPAF through a sub grant, and positioned to apply for direct funding for programmatic work from the U.S. government and other donors. As an affiliate of the EGPAF, the Ariel Foundation will have access to technical and operational resources from the Foundation to support its work and ensure ongoing capacity building. During this transitional phase, the CEO/ED will serve as a liaison to EGPAF to ensure strong collaboration and coordination of operational start-up. The CEO/ED will report to the Board of Directors. Location: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The CEO/ED will implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Ariel Foundation, an Affiliate of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This person will give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the AGPAFS’s mission, goals and values and its annual goals and objectives. Using their strong collaborative skills the successful candidate will expand the organization’s fast growing dynamic program with the goal of eliminating pediatric HIV and improving maternal and child health in South Africa.
Board Administration and Support
· Participate on the Board as an active Director with the Chairperson of the Board of Directors; enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
· Supports operations and administration of the Board of Directors by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between the Board and staff, serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and EGPAF to ensure strong collaboration in the fulfillment of the requirements for Affiliation.
· Guide organizational development and capacity building activities for the organization as it expands its size and breadth.
· In collaboration with the Board, ensure compliance with the Foundation Principles and Standards for Affiliation.
· In collaboration with the Board and Technical Advisor or designate, guide the overall program strategy and implementation for HIV clinical services in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the organization and the Department of Health in South Africa.
Human Resources Management:
· Recruit, manage and motivate a diverse staff of high quality people.
· Prepare for the anticipated growth of the organization through the development and implementation of policies and procedures, including training, staff development, recruitment and termination, succession planning, and performance management for all staff.
· Supervise staff on the senior leadership team.
· Establish a rigorous set of policies and procedures for financial, administrative and grant management.
· Ensure that the Ariel Foundation is compliant with all the terms of the affiliate agreement and maintains the standards for financial, programmatic, administrative and grant management set out by EGPAF in the affiliation agreement
· Oversee and supervise all operations and administrative activities.
· Work with the staff and Board to prepare and monitor organizational budgets and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
· Ensure the compliance with organizational policies and procedures, donor requirements and applicable laws and regulations.
· Jointly with the Chairperson of the Board and Secretary of the Board, conduct official correspondence for the organization, and execute legal documents.
· Supervise the technical team and ensure that the program meets the targets and deliverables outlined in the Strategic Plan, donor agreements and satisfies other program commitments.
· Ensure that the adequate technical, financial, and material inputs and assistance are provided for the implementation of programmatic activities.
· Ensure that the program provides technical services of the highest quality.
· Provide guidance and support for the process of transitioning Foundation activities to the Affiliate and stay in close contact with relevant donors during this process.
· Look actively for diverse sources of funding in view of identified needs to respond to the HIV pandemic in the host country.
· Assure that the organization and its mission and programs are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to stakeholders.
· Represent the organization with the Foundation, donors, NGOs, private companies, and other relevant stakeholders.
· Interface with the national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of programs and optimize resource distribution and the allocation of available funds.
· Develop relationships and initiatives to secure additional and longer term financial support.
· At least 10+ years experience managing organizations and/or country programs in South Africa.
· At least five years experience in managing US government grants and/or cooperative agreements.
· MD, MPH, MBA, or similar degree/education level.
· Proven experience in managing staff, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
· Demonstrated financial management experience, including the preparation and management of budgets and contracts, and the management of banking activities and relationships.
· Ability to travel as needed up to 15% of time
· Displays highest standards of ethical conduct
· Concurrence on appointment will be required from CDC
Knowledge, Skills and Abilites
· Ability to develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in national, provincial and district departments of Health in SA
· Excellent knowledge of program activities, including HIV clinical service delivery, capacity building, and public health and program monitoring in South Africa.
· Strong understanding of the international development context and experience in the international development sector (NGO, direct bilateral, multilateral relationships) and with cross cultural teams.
· Knowledge of principles and practices governing CDC, USAID and/or other US Federal grant programs.
· Excellent strategic planning skills, including the ability to merge the technical and operational demands of the program into a cohesive structure.
· Skills and knowledge in program sustainability, capacity building, project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative) and reporting.
· Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, as well as the ability to cultivate effective communication channels between the Affiliate and the Foundation.
· Proven abilities in the areas of staff development, including attention to continuous feedback, the creation of cohesive teams, increased productivity, and the building of positive staff morale.
· Subgrantee management Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team, including the support and management of geographically disbursed sub offices.
· Energetic, independent, self motivated personality with a solutions based approach.
· Excellent IT skills (e-mail, Internet, MS applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).
This position is open to South African citizens and permanent residents only. It is a local position and no expatriate or relocation benefits exist.