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We are hiring! As TEKANO works to deepen its efforts in advancing health equity for all, we are seeking outstanding candidates for the roles of

Programme Director and Senior Human Resources Manager

TEKANO advances health equity through building the capacity of visionary, values-based, change-makers to advocate for health equity in South Africa. This is delivered through a team of individuals sharing two critical traits:

Individuals who are committed to social justice, evidenced by sustained involvement in activities which have challenged unfair social, economic, cultural, environmental and political structures and systems that undermine health equity.

Individuals who want to continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire in an environment driven by continuous collaborative learning and improvement at all levels in the organisation.

 TEKANO Open Positions


Programme Director

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The PD will facilitate the conceptualisation and design of the Tekano Fellowship Programme as well as ensuring that programmes are achieving the desired impact.

Apply to be our Programme Director at TEKANO!

Are you an innovative social justice changemaker with a track record of challenging unjust systems and structures that drive health inequities?

At TEKANO, we’re on a mission to transform lives and create a more equitable South African society. The Programme Director (PD) is responsible for strategic and technical programme leadership as well as management of the Programmes Team.

As a member of the Tekano Executive Management Team, they will contribute to the ongoing strategic thinking and direction of Tekano and its accomplishment of its mission and vision and assuring its responsiveness and accountability to its diverse constituents. The PD also supports governance through providing insights for effective decision making of Tekano’s Programme and Stakeholders Committee of the Board.

Required years of experience at this level:

Over 10 years of experience in developing and implementing Non-Profit Programmes to strengthen the analytical and leadership capabilities of activists and advocates.

Minimum education requirements:

Masters level degree in social or political science, public health or development studies.


Application deadline: 12 June 2023

Send your CV and letter of motivation to with the heading Programme Director Application

Senior Human Resources Manager

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At TEKANO, our people are our greatest asset. As the Senior HR Manager, you’ll drive our HR agenda, developing and implementing cutting-edge strategies.

Leading our HR department, you’ll partner with the organisation to attract, engage, and develop our talented employees, fostering a high-performance culture.

Your expertise is critical in creating internal people strategies, from impactful reward programs to talent management and retention. Championing succession planning, learning and development, and employee well-being, you’ll ensure our team thrives.

Your influence extends to the highest levels of governance. Supporting the Board through the HR and Stakeholder Committee, your presence at meetings drives our HR strategies aligning with TEKANO’s vision.

If you’re ready to make a lasting difference, join us at TEKANO as our esteemed Senior HR Manager.

Required years of experience at this level:
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in an HR department, developing attainable and effective HR/OD strategies and the supporting work plans
  • At least 3 years experience in a management/ supervision role
Minimum education requirements:

Postgraduate qualification in Human Resources Management/ Organisational Development and/or Organisational /Industrial Psychology.


Application deadline: 12 June 2023

Send your CV and letter of motivation to with the heading Senior HR Manager