As a public health specialist, I have extensive strategic planning, management and operational experience and skills in implementing and facilitating multiple and complex health promotion and disease prevention projects and programmes.
The focus of most of my work is on Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) that includes issues on HIV/ AIDS and TB, in the public health sector.
As a strategist and senior manager, I have a broad and detailed understanding of public health in the South African context.
A large part of my work involves building relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers within the public and private sectors including academic institutions and civil society organizations at regional and international levels, specifically through the World Health Organisation, partners and donor agencies.
My work involves facilitation and implementation of a variety of public health programmes; providing technical support to staff and stakeholders; stakeholder engagement and coordination at all levels (local, national, international); project/ programme evaluation; research facilitation; evidence-based quality standards review and development; management of resources for cost effective service delivery; programme/ project documentation and information dissemination and messaging through various communication mediums; representation and participation at international meetings, workshops and conferences; capacity building, training and quarterly reporting.
GRAEME COLVILLE SAYER
Graeme Sayer has a Diploma in Marketing Management (Damelin School of Business); Diploma in Project Management (Varsity College) and Prince2 Foundation Course from OGC (UK). Several other courses: ISO 9001 & Integrated ISO Assessor; Interaction Management; Interface Management; Management Development Program; Presentation Skills; Community Development; Company Secretary; Negotiation & Communication; and GIS Management.
A founder member of the Natal/KwaZulu Branch of the Development Society of Southern Africa.
An External Examiner to the MBA Business School of the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (Project Management Discipline).
A lecturer in Project Management, MS Project 2000 and Production Management for the Varsity College Business School, Durban and Pietermaritzburg Campus. (2003-2007)
A Professional Member of the Project Management Institute of South Africa (Membership No: 3631).
A Registered Trainer with BOTA (Botswana Training Authority) Reg No: T01781
An accredited & registered Training Facilitator and Assessor. (ETDP SETA)
An evaluator for the Provincial Housing Board 1994 to 1999.
Has conducted Quality Management System (QMS) assessments and developed Business Management Systems (BMS) across many industries including the Consulting Engineering, Fibre Optic and Medical Devices Industries.
Has extensive experience in Central, Provincial and Local Government, in the fields of legislation, administration and development planning, including township development, administration and management.
Has international experience in NGO management and fund management and headed, Development Management Services (DMS), founded in 1990 which focused on capacity building & empowerment training. DMS was pivotal in ensuring community participation in a number of housing development projects. As an evaluator for the Provincial Housing, he has in depth knowledge and experience of the housing delivery process. Graeme Sayer established UNLIMITED in 2000 to focus on Consulting Project and Business Management services. In addition, DMT Seminars was established in Botswana in 2007 with a focus on capacity building and training in Project Management and business development.
Grant has a particular interest in up-scaling projects within the environmental sector. He is currently the National Coordinator for the Eco-Furniture Programme, implemented by the South African National Parks, and works closely with the Department of Environmental Affairs to trigger broader Value-Added Industries projects around Invasive Plant Material. He is the founder member of LEAD Associates which specialises in bringing the best out of teams which are assembled to meet NGO and governments’ needs. Skills in conflict resolution have ensured that bottlenecks within projects are properly resolved and intended outcomes are achieved.
Grant helped establish the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Small Island Developing States at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002. As a steering committee member until 2008, the Forum grew into the premier, global policy driver on marine and coastal issues and is housed within UNEP. His environmental crime reporting application feeds into this drive towards sustainability.
Grant established a property development company in KZN in the mid-eighties which specialised in low-income housing. The company pioneered the first multi-racial residential zonings in South Africa and facilitated the building of over 2 500 residential units. Socio-economic criteria played an important role in determining the company’s participation in developments.