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19 November 2015

Vacancy: Programmes Manager at GALA

Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) is a centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) culture and education in Africa.

GALA is currently inviting applications for the position of Programmes Manager, based in Johannesburg. The Programmes Manager oversees the coordination and management of all aspects for the implementation of GALA’s annual work plan, ensuring projects are completed on time and to the agreed deliverables and budgets. The programme manager works under the supervision of the GALA director. 

 Main duties and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership within programme teams and coordinate their day-to-day activities
  • Track programme implementation and progress and ensure the timely completion of the planned activities
  • Attend to project monitoring and evaluation needs
  • Supervise and guide programme staff to ensure effective implementation of activities
  • Provide supervision and management of the programme budgets in accordance with GALA’s financial procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure that clear and accurate narrative and financial reports are produced and submitted in a timely manner to donors
  • Work with the director to produce organizational work plans, progress reports, annual reports and other documents;
  • Represent GALA at meetings, workshops or conferences
  • Prepare high quality presentations for partners and stakeholders as appropriate
  • Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the GALA, and ensure these are updated on a regular basis
  • Ensure that staff are appropriately trained and given development opportunities.

 Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a three-year tertiary education qualification in either social science, development or a related field
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in a management role in an organization, and with a proven record of managing large programmes
  • Experience of managing large and complex budgets.


  • Good understanding on issues related to human rights, SHRHR, or LGBTI issues in Africa
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders including government, NGOs, community based organizations, and other development partners
  • Good documentation and presentation skills, good written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Strong planning, organization and strategic thinking skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

 How to Apply

To apply, please submit (1) a CV, (2) a one-page letter of letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and (3) names and contact details of at least two references by email to Anthony Manion at

Completed applications must be received by 09 July, 2015 for full consideration. However, the candidate pool will be kept open until the position is filled. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.




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