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Chief Operations Officer

African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Last Date: September 30, 2010

Chief Operations Officer

Gaborone, Botswana 

The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) is a country-led, public-private development partnership between the Government of Botswana, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Merck & Co., Inc/The Merck Company Foundation dedicated to supporting and enhancing Botswana’s national response to HIV/AIDS. 

Longford Consulting has been appointed to recruit  a senior level executive to run the operations of the organization in Botswana. We are looking for an individual  with a high degree of integrity and global management experience who is recognized for leadership, innovation, focus, results and is goal-oriented. The individual must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work exceptionally well across all levels of government, international organizations, domestic agencies nongovernmental organizations and private industry.  The candidate should have a proven track record of making organizations productive, with an innovative approach and have repeatedly been selected to lead new initiatives and provide expertise on critical missions.  

This position reports to the Board of Directors and you will be responsible for overseeing the  effective management of the organization’s financial, human resources  and administrative operations, grants,  information technology,  support services and communications.  

To be considered, you require:

  • Min 10 years experience in operations, admin, personnel and  financial management or program management of a non-governmental organization or large international organization/agency / government agency.
  •  At least five (5) years of experience at the senior management level.
  • Bachelor degree in Arts or Sciences with a Master’s degree in Business, Management, or closely related field.
  • Experience living in Botswana or another African country is highly desired
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Experience in public health/ healthcare, plus  understanding of HIV/AIDS issues preferred
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets required

Only applicants who fully meet the company's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2010

To apply please email your CV to or

Enquiries : Ann Spencer  on  +27 11 465 8745  / +27 83 654 0973


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