Out of School Program Manager

Adolescent and Young People (AYP) Program

The Institute of Health Programs and Systems (IHPS) is a South African non-profit company (NPC) born out of the PEPFAR CDC Track 1 transition of the ICAP, Columbia University, Multi-country AIDS Program (MCAP) in South Africa in 2010. The IHPS mission is “to strengthen health and development systems through program implementation and partnerships” and the vision is “optimal and sustainable health and development outcomes”. Presently, IHPS is a Global Fund Subrecipient (SR) under Beyond Zero (BZ), tasked to implement the “Comprehensive HIV Prevention programs for Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Fetakgomo Tubatse Sub District in the Limpopo Province from April 2022 – March 2025. As such, IHPS seeks to recruit the positions outlined below, based in  Fetakgomo Tubatse municipality in Limpopo Province:
Full Time
Out of School Manager

Overall Responsibility

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Out of School Program Manager: AYP Program will lead the overall implementation of the Out-of-School AGYW Safe Spaces and Community Outreach activities in the Fetakgomo Greater Tubatse Subdistrict. The incumbent will provide the overall leadership and management of all operations at the fixed and satellite safe spaces as well as at community outreach sites; and will coordinate delivery of AYP behavioural and structural interventions. The incumbent will work closely with the AYP in-school and biomedical teams to ensure that Out-of-School AYP receive a comprehensive package of appropriate and quality services that meets their needs. S/he will ensure that the safe spaces and satellite stations are adequately organized and equipped with the resources required for the delivery of quality AYP services; and that Out-of-School AYP in need are reached as appropriate.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead the overall planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting of the Out-of-School AYP safe spaces and community outreach activities in the Subdistrict to achieve results against set objectives;
  • Oversee overall mapping of safe spaces and community outreach points in the Subdistrict;
  • Establish and manage relationships with key stakeholders i.e. government departments, schools, community leadership and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Advocate for the implementation of the Out-of-School AYP safe spaces and community outreach activities with various stakeholders and government departments;
  • Ensure the AYP safe spaces and community outreach activities are aligned with the relevant government policies and legislations to facilitate linkages and retention;
  • Work with the AYP program strategic information (SI) team to ensure all Out-of-School program related data is collected, validated, reported and utilised accurately and timeously to inform and guide evidence-based program planning and implementation;
  • Work with the AYP program SI team to ensure that the AYP safe spaces and community AYP program staff have the necessary capacity to use biometric data management system as applicable;
  • Assess/ identify capacity needs of Out-of-School AYP safe spaces and community outreach program staff and build their capacity through training, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision as appropriate;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, command of local languages would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in program management i.e. development, work planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER); financial management and understanding and tracking of budgets;
  • Experience in managing and building capacity (i.e. training, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision) of field-based teams, including facilitation skills;
  • Ability to take initiatives, work under pressure and multitask with minimum supervision; 
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills;
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills; effective time management and coordination skills; 
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite and project management tools;
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences; Social Work will be an added advantage 
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in HIV and AIDS programming, with a specific focus on AYP or adolescent and youth friendly services (AYFS);
  • Demonstrated experience in AYP program planning and implementation. Program management experience in Global Fund, PEPFAR or other AYP projects is preferred;
  • In-depth understanding of government social development, health and basic educations systems; Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province-specific experience would be an added advantage.

Travel Requirements

Daily travel to the Out-of-School AYP safe spaces and community outreach sites

By expressing the interest in the positions, applicants are consenting in terms of POPI Act for their curriculum vitae (CV) to be shared with the relevant people authorized to act on behalf of IHPS in the recruitment process.


How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to HR@ihps-sa.org. Subject line should be the position and district you are applying for, and resume or CV should be attached. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.

Due to the extremely high volume of CVs expected, only those short-listed and selected for interviews will be contacted.  NO PHONE CALLS about these positions will be accepted.

It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in South Africa Unless the advert states otherwise, please ensure you have this permission before you submit your application.

NB: The organization reserves the right to re-advertise the positions should the need arise and reserves the right not to fill the above listed positions.

For more information on each of the positions listed above, visit the IHPS website www.ihps-sa.org 

CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2023