Project Last Mile Latest Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

2 Jul, 2019

Category :

Management Jobs in South Africa, Project Management Jobs in South Africa

Project Last Mile is a public-private partnership designed to leverage and apply the supply chain and marketing expertise of The Coca-Cola Company and its network of partners to improve distribution medicines and uptake of health services.

In South Africa, Project Last Mile is launching a strategic marketing program to drive meaningful behavior change among men to encourage higher uptake and retention of HIV treatment and care for life.


Job Title: Project Manager
Job Location: Gauteng

Purpose of the position is to plan, manage, and document all aspects of the project, working  closely with the Strategic Marketing Lead and Directory of Delivery.


  • Providing project management support for Project Last Mile, including partner coordination and project management (i.e. workplan management, stakeholder engagement, PowerPoint development)
  • Coordinating and driving complex governance structure;
  • Monitoring and updating program budgets and interacting with clients as assigned;
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports, outreach materials and briefing documents for clients;
  • Providing coordination support for other relevant activities as assigned.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, International Affairs, Global Health, Supply Chain, Business in Emerging Markets or related field required; Master’s degree a plus but not required.
  • Experience:
  • Minimum of three years of related experience in the development sector;
  • Solid life-cycle project management skills: strategic planning, partner coordination and implementation, budget tracking and reporting, proposal and budget development, staff oversight, etc.
  • Experience with working on/managing donor grants;
  • A working knowledge of public and private sector organizations;
  • Personal Attributes:
  • Willingness to travel in South Africa;
  • Self-starter attitude and willingness to work independently;
  • Effective oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to work and troubleshoot in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment;
  • Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to a changing context;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with all types of stakeholders and personalities;
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to operate specialized software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat); and,
  • Terms:
  • Contract Duration: July 15 – September 30, with likely extension.
  • Level of Effort: Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Contract Type: Consultant

To apply

Candidates interested in this position must submit a resume, cover letter and sample of recent PowerPoint presentation via email to Amanda Manchia ([email protected]) and Esther Abodunrin ([email protected])

Application Deadline: Friday, 5 July, 2019

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