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Programme Coordinator (1 Year Renewable Contract)

CHOC CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA                                              

Area: Based in Port Elizabeth (covering greater Nelson Mandela Bay area and the Eastern Cape)

Position: Programme Coordinator (1 Year Renewable Contract)

Reports to: Eastern Cape REGIONAL MANAGER

MAIN PURPOSE: To develop and establish CHOC’s Core programmes and services towards the parent and family support; to develop and coordinate the volunteer programme; and to develop and run regional awareness campaigns.

The incumbent’s job description includes but is not limited to the following.


Coordination of CHOC Core Programmes in PE, the greater Nelson Mandela Bay area and the Eastern Cape

Parental and family support:

  • Establishing and managing parent support groups
  • Creating and maintaining a data base of survivors, parents, bereaved families
  • Establish an Eastern Cape Survivors’ Group

Volunteer mobilisation and coordination:

  • Recruitment of parents and other volunteers to assist in programmes and activities
  • Coordinating the regional volunteer programme
  • Responsible for the establishment of programmes in outlying designated areas


  • Responsible for community outreach programme in Port Elizabeth and surrounds
  • Responsible for regional general awareness campaigns and events
  • In liaison with the National Awareness Coordinator assist with regional early warning signs training programme for healthcare professionals, healthcare workers and traditional healers in remote, pre-determined areas
  • Identifying and maintaining local and regional partnerships with local departments of health, organisational and individual stakeholders 

Administrative Duties:

  • Capture the appropriate information on new contacts and keep CRM databases up to date
  • Compile and submit activity/programme reports.
  • Undertake any other duties that might reasonably be expected of the post holder.


  • Qualification:
  • Minimum Tertiary qualification in social science, community development or a related field.
  • Experience:

– Minimum three years proven experience working with social interventions or     programme management/coordination within the development sector (health related field will be a distinct advantage);

– Experience in training

– Proven experience in data management (Knowledge of CRM would be an advantage)

  • Proven Computer Skills i.e.: Microsoft Office Suite            

 Skills and Attributes:

  • Good understanding of project/programme management;
  • Well-developed communication, writing skills and presentation/facilitation skills;
  • Fluency in English and isiXhosa (knowledge of other African languages would be an advantage);
  • Can communicate at all levels and build sustainable relationships;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Willing to travel regularly within the Eastern Cape region, including overnight travel at times and travel to the Eastern Cape regional office in East London ;
  • Must have valid driver’s licence (and preferably own car).

Please submit the following to

  1. A covering letter detailing your specific interest in and skills applicable for the position.
  2. You’re CV with the names and contact details of at least two recent references.
  3. Kindly state on the subject line: Programme Coordinator PE
  4. The deadline for all internal applications is the 30th April 2018