Mar 19, 2021

Provincial Technical Advisor –DS/MDR-TB

  • IRD SA
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Consultant

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Technical Team leader seconded to
Provincial TB Directorate(Limpopo & Free State)


To provide technical support towards the strengthening of the management of Drug susceptible, drug-resistant TB and TB & HIV co-infection.
The primary objective is to build Provincial capacity to: 1) Assist with the implementation and coordination of clinical and programmatic outputs for DS/DR TB, 2) design and implement appropriate diagnostics, treatment, care and support interventions and 3) provide technical guidance with strategic direction of DS/DR-TB related policies and the implementation thereof 4) increase capacity to effectively monitor program implementation and performance. 5) Document evidence that will enhance programme performance


Support policy implementation
Build Provincial capacity to monitor, evaluate, report & perform impact assessments
Support quality improvement interventions for DR-TB services including nurse-initiated MDR-TB treatment initiation.
Support quality improvement initiatives for DS TB, clinically and programmatically.

1. Support policy development and implementation

Support the Province with the development of their implementation plans as it pertains to the latest policies
Assist with the performance framework that will assist with measuring the programme performance
2. Build PDoH’s capacity to monitor, evaluate, report & perform impact assessment

Review the Provincial programmatic data to identify best practises
Support implementation of evidence-based practise that will enhance DS/DR TB programme at a Provincial level
3. Support quality improvement strategies for DR-TB services including nurse-initiated MDR-TB treatment initiation

Assist with the monitoring and review of the online training platform
Assist with coordinating the Provincial registry for NIMDR
Participate in DR-TB Clinical audits
Identify quality improvement opportunities and support the development and of these plans as well as the monitoring thereof
Support the establishment of the clinical forums as per the guideline to improve clinical governance
Support quality improvement strategies for DS TB services

Participate in DS-TB Clinical audits
Support the role out of 3 HP
Support the implementation of U-lam
Assist with the development of tools that will enhance programme performance

Qualifications and Experience

Degree in Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences or related field is required.
Master’s Degree in Public Health is a prerequisite.
Knowledge of working in USAID and CDC funded projects.
5+ years of relevant work experience, including 5 years of project management experience (accountability for end-to-end project delivery);
Desire to learn and problem solve in complex working environments.
Familiar with South Africa’s health system, and have knowledge of working with Gauteng Provincial DOH, Tshwane and COJ District Health, Management Team, and understands the PHC reengineering and DR-TB decentralization.
Ability to engage with multiple community stakeholders, private sector, government officials, and project partners on a regular basis.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; and
Valid Driver’s SA License.

Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. 

e-mail CV

Salary range CTC: Market Related. Bio-data will also be taken into consideration.

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly regard your application as unsuccessful

IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer

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