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Program Manager - Cape Town

Cape Town (South Africa)

  • Organization: Global Vision International (GVI)
  • Location: Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Volunteerism
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Environment
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-24

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Start Date: September 2021

Length of Contract: 1 year (with the possibility for extension)

Locations: Cape Town - communal living

About the Role:

Our GVI Cape Town projects are managed in concert with multiple partner organisations in the beautiful Cape peninsula. As a part of this GVI team, you will be crucial in facilitating our contributions toward community development initiatives and the research projects of our partner organisations there.

The main focus of our projects in Cape Town are education, women’s empowerment and economic development. As the Program Manager, you are responsible for the overall effective day to day running of the program operations. The ideal candidate for this role will have strong leadership experience, extensive conservation field experience, be comfortable in a basic living environment and be passionate about developing staff and volunteers.

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  • Oversee Health and Safety protocols to ensure the safety of all participants, staff and other visitors to the hub.
  • Work with the line manager to roll out and regularly improve a set of operating practices and experience standards (“OPES”) covering all key aspects of the hub’s programs.
  • Provide recommendations to line manager to develop and implement new programs and initiatives, then work with central support marketing team to create and deliver programs.
  • Design local development theory in line with GVI central theory, and implement project monitoring through monthly impact reporting across staff, community and students and periodic evaluation of impact
  • Ensure the successful implementation and delivery of all GVI marketing and internal communication initiatives.
  • Be the escalation point for any issues which arise at the hub, including participant complaints, medical issues, natural disasters etc.
  • In conjunction with central support and manager, assist with recruiting and onboarding of new staff members, as and when necessary.
  • Responsible for financial and overall reporting of the hub. Connect and liaise with in-country partners to build and maintain relationships.


  • Health and safety trained
  • Education background in science/conservation


 Above all else, we want people to join us who are aligned with our vision of making a lasting positive impact on the world! Further to that, the competencies that would ensure you're a good fit for a Program Manager at GVI are:

  • Strong people and time management skills
  • Commitment, drive and enthusiasm to develop yourself and others
  • Hardworking, with the ability to lead and problem solve
  • Flexible, open-minded, adaptable team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex partnerships to foresee potential problems and mitigate risks.


  • 3-5 years experience successfully managing staff
  • 3-5 years volunteer management experience
  • Experience working with research projects
  • Manual driving license First aid qualification Familiarity with Microsoft package
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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